Owing its name to the unique howl heard when the wind filled the fissures of the rock, which is four miles south west of Lands End, or possibly too, because of the assumed shape of the rock to a wolf’s head, the station came into Trinity House history with the leasing to a Mr Henry Smith, the right to mark this marine hazard in 1791.
Originally intending to build a lighthouse, Mr Smith found the task too daunting and finally constructed a wrought iron mast 6 metres high and 10 centimetres in diameter, complete with six stays and surmounted by a metal model of a wolf on the rock. This daymark, since it was not a lighted beacon, was finally erected in 1795 and was less substantial than had been specified, and although it offered little resistance to the Atlantic, the sea soon carried it away.
Our weather forecast for Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall
Today (Monday, Mar 01)
Expect a temperature in the range 9℃ to 9.5℃ with a wind speed 9.9 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Mar 02
Expect a temperature in the range 9.2℃ to 9.4℃ with a wind speed 9.4 m/sec (E)
Wednesday, Mar 03
Expect a temperature in the range 10.1℃ to 10.4℃ with a wind speed 5.2 m/sec (SE)
Thursday, Mar 04
Expect a temperature in the range 9.1℃ to 9.4℃ with a wind speed 2.6 m/sec (NNW)
Friday, Mar 05
Expect a temperature in the range 6.6℃ to 7.4℃ with a wind speed 6.3 m/sec (ENE)
Saturday, Mar 06
Expect a temperature in the range 5.7℃ to 6.5℃ with a wind speed 6 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Mar 07
Expect a temperature in the range 6.7℃ to 7.1℃ with a wind speed 5.8 m/sec (SE)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRKWe only list tides for our beach listings.
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