Bass Rock

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The Bass Rock is an island in the outer part of the Firth of Forth approximately 2 km offshore, and 5 km north-east of North Berwick.

The rock is a near vertical sided volcanic rock, 107 m (351 ft) at its highest point an is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in part due to the world’s largest colony of Northern gannets.

You also have a few buildings, a castle that was used as a prison, the Bass Rock Lighthouse was constructed on the rock in 1902, and the remains of an ancient chapel survive.


Bass Rock 7 day weather forecast, weather in North Berwick, East Lothian

Expect a temp in the range 6.1℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Dec 10
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Dec 11
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Dec 12
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Dec 13
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 12.5℃ with wind speed 11.1 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Dec 14
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Dec 15
Expect a temp in the range 9.5℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 10.6 m/sec (WSW)

North Berwick weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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