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Newquay

town, civil parish, seaside resort and fishing port in Cornwall, England

Newquay (Cornish: Tewynn Pleustri) is a town, civil parish, seaside resort, and fishing port on the north Atlantic coast of Cornwall, South West England. It is bounded to the west by the River Gannel and its associated salt marsh, and in the east by the Porth Valley. The town has been expanding inland (south) since it was founded. According to the 2001 census it had a permanent population of 19,423. It is the largest holiday resort in Cornwall and is served by Newquay Airport. The large beach provides very good conditions for surfing. There are numerous shops varying from the usual charity shops to shops selling many different brands of surf clothing. There are many places to enjoy eating within the town.

Newquay
Newquayhill.jpg
Looking towards Newquay Harbour
Newquay is located in Cornwall
Newquay
Newquay
Newquay shown within Cornwall
Population19,562 (Civil Parish, 2001)
OS grid referenceSW815615
Civil parish
  • Newquay
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWQUAY
Postcode districtTR7
Dialling code01637
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireCornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cornwall
50°24′43″N 5°04′33″W / 50.4120°N 5.0757°W / 50.4120; -5.0757Coordinates: 50°24′43″N 5°04′33″W / 50.4120°N 5.0757°W / 50.4120; -5.0757
Great Western Beach, Newquay

ClimateEdit

As with the rest of the British Isles and South West England, Newquay experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. The nearest Met Office weather station is St. Mawgan/Newquay Airport, about 3.5 miles to the north east of the town centre. Temperature extremes in the area since 1960 vary from 31.3 °C (88.3 °F) in June 1976 and August 1995[1] down to −9.0 °C (15.8 °F) during January 1987.[2]

Climate data for Newquay Airport/St Mawgan 103m asl, 1981-2010, Extremes 1960-, Mean max and mins 2007-
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.4
(57.9)
18.4
(65.1)
22.2
(72.0)
24.0
(75.2)
27.9
(82.2)
31.3
(88.3)
30.7
(87.3)
31.3
(88.3)
27.4
(81.3)
26.4
(79.5)
19.2
(66.6)
16.5
(61.7)
31.3
(88.3)
Average high °C (°F) 8.7
(47.7)
8.6
(47.5)
10.1
(50.2)
12.0
(53.6)
14.8
(58.6)
17.2
(63.0)
19.0
(66.2)
19.1
(66.4)
17.4
(63.3)
14.4
(57.9)
11.4
(52.5)
9.3
(48.7)
13.5
(56.3)
Average low °C (°F) 4.1
(39.4)
3.7
(38.7)
5.0
(41.0)
6.0
(42.8)
8.6
(47.5)
11.2
(52.2)
13.4
(56.1)
13.5
(56.3)
11.8
(53.2)
9.5
(49.1)
6.8
(44.2)
4.6
(40.3)
8.2
(46.7)
Record low °C (°F) −9.0
(15.8)
−8.5
(16.7)
−8.5
(16.7)
−2.1
(28.2)
1.0
(33.8)
2.7
(36.9)
7.4
(45.3)
7.2
(45.0)
4.9
(40.8)
−0.1
(31.8)
−4.2
(24.4)
−6.7
(19.9)
−9
(16)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 108.7
(4.28)
79.2
(3.12)
74.9
(2.95)
64.9
(2.56)
64.9
(2.56)
62.4
(2.46)
70.1
(2.76)
66.6
(2.62)
77.2
(3.04)
112.3
(4.42)
124.5
(4.90)
111.7
(4.40)
1,017.4
(40.07)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 16.0 12.2 13.4 11.3 10.4 9.3 11.4 11.2 11.4 15.9 16.6 15.8 154.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 66.6 86.4 125.0 194.2 220.5 216.1 207.7 202.6 164.1 117.2 79.2 63.2 1,742.5
Source #1: Met Office[3]
Source #2: Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute[4] Source #3: Newquay Weather Station[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1976 temperature". KNMI. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  2. "1987 temperature". KNMI. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  3. "St Mawgan Climate". UKMO. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  4. "St Mawgan extremes". KNMI. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
  5. "Newquay Weather Station - Yearly Temperature Summary Reports". Newquayweather.com. Retrieved 2016-10-20.

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