Smalls Lighthouse

Smalls Lighthouse, Smalls, Pembrokeshire

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  • For over 200 years the Smalls Lighthouse has been acting as a guide and hazard warning to passing ships. John Phillips, a Welshman, first conceived the idea of setting a lighthouse on the Smalls, one of two tiny clusters of rocks lying close together in the Irish Sea, 21 miles off St. David’s Head in Wales, the highest peak of which projects only 3.5 metres above the highest tides.

    Although the lighthouse was described in 1801 as a “raft of timber rudely put together” it survived for 80 years. Whiteside’s design of raising a super-structure on piles so that the sea could pass through them with “but little obstruction” has been adopted since for hundreds of sea structures.

    The present lighthouse was built under the supervision of Trinity House Chief Engineer, James Douglass. Its design was based on Smeaton’s Eddystone tower and it took just two years to build being completed in 1861.

  • Smalls Lighthouse 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Wednesday through next Monday, with temperatures peaking at 16°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    13
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    15
       3%  41%   2 mph
      7:14 am    7:16 pm
    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    13
    -> 
    15
       6%  77%   4 mph
      7:16 am    7:13 pm

    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Rain and windy until evening.
     
    14
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    16
       68%  90%   9 mph
      7:18 am    7:11 pm
    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Light rain and windy starting in the evening.
     
    12
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    15
       37%  85%   7 mph
      7:19 am    7:09 pm

    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain in the morning and overnight and breezy in the morning.
     
    13
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    15
       42%  53%   8 mph
      7:21 am    7:07 pm
    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon.
     
    12
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    14
       39%  60%   6 mph
      7:23 am    7:04 pm

    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Rain throughout the day and windy overnight.
     
    13
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    16
       37%  99%   8 mph
      7:24 am    7:02 pm
    Monday, Oct 2nd
     Windy throughout the day and light rain overnight.
     
    12
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    15
       37%  97%   14 mph
      7:26 am    7:00 pm

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