Kinbrace

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Kinbrace
Scottish Gaelic: Ceann a' Bhràist
Kinbrace is located in Sutherland
Kinbrace
Kinbrace
 Kinbrace shown within the Sutherland area
OS grid reference NC862317
Council area Highland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Kinbrace
Postcode district KW11
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 58°15′36″N 3°56′27″W / 58.260095°N 3.940845°W / 58.260095; -3.940845

Kinbrace Church

Kinbrace is a small village in Sutherland in the Highland council area of Scotland. It lies at the junction of the A897 and B871[1] and is 17 miles (27 km) from Helmsdale by road.[2] The village has a station on the Far North Line (also named Kinbrace), and a primary school.[3] Few people live in the village with the population standing at 828,[4][5] although this statistic covers a much larger area than Kinbrace itself.

Railway station[edit]

Climate[edit]

As with the rest of the British Isles and Scotland, Kinbrace experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. It is nonetheless one of the more frost prone locations in the country, with notable temperatures including a minimum of −21.7 °C (−7.1 °F) during March 2001,[6] and a daytime maximum of −10.5 °C (13.1 °F) during November 1985,[7] when a temperature inversion persisted throughout the day.

Climate data for Kinbrace, 103m asl, 1971-2000
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5.2
(41.4)
5.8
(42.4)
7.7
(45.9)
10.1
(50.2)
13.5
(56.3)
15.7
(60.3)
17.9
(64.2)
17.4
(63.3)
14.6
(58.3)
11.4
(52.5)
7.6
(45.7)
5.7
(42.3)
11.1
(52)
Average low °C (°F) −1.3
(29.7)
−1.3
(29.7)
0.1
(32.2)
1.4
(34.5)
3.6
(38.5)
6.2
(43.2)
8.7
(47.7)
8.3
(46.9)
6.3
(43.3)
4.0
(39.2)
1.0
(33.8)
−0.8
(30.6)
3.1
(37.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 111.6
(4.394)
75.5
(2.972)
88.2
(3.472)
61.1
(2.406)
51.6
(2.031)
56.8
(2.236)
63.9
(2.516)
67.6
(2.661)
91.5
(3.602)
103.8
(4.087)
117.7
(4.634)
104.5
(4.114)
993.8
(39.126)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 36.9 67.5 98.9 129.0 179.5 147.0 137.6 131.1 109.5 83.1 45.0 27.3 1,192.4
Source: Met Office[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OpenStreetMap and other cartographs
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey, 1:250,000 scale raster (2010)
  3. ^ Helmsdale Community website's page on Kinbrace
  4. ^ Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics, data zone S01003968
  5. ^ Population estimate is based on the 2001 Census
  6. ^ "2001 temperature". TORRO. 
  7. ^ "1985 Temperature". MetOffice. 
  8. ^ "Kinbrace 1971-2000 averages". Met Office. Retrieved 1 Nov 2011.