Achosnich

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Achosnich
Achosnich is located in Lochaber
Achosnich
Achosnich
Achosnich shown within the Lochaber area
OS grid reference NM451667
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PH36 4
Police Scottish
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Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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56°43′20″N 6°10′04″W / 56.7222°N 6.16783°W / 56.7222; -6.16783Coordinates: 56°43′20″N 6°10′04″W / 56.7222°N 6.16783°W / 56.7222; -6.16783
Achosnich

Achosnich (Scottish Gaelic: Achadh Osnaich) is a hamlet in Acharacle, Argyle within the Scottish council area of Highland. It is the nearest settlement to Ardnamurchan Point.

Achosnich is located at the end of the B8007 road which is the major road of the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

Climate[edit]

Like much of the British isles, Achosnich has a Temperate Maritime Climate, with mild, somewhat dry summers and cold, wet winters. Temperatures usually range from 2.4 °C (36.3 °F) to 16.8 °C (62.2 °F), but the all-time temperature range is between −5 °C (23 °F), which is mild for its latitude and 28 °C (82 °F), which is slightly cooler than expected for its latitude. There is an average of 15 snow days per year, with 23 air frosts and a wind speed reaching a peak of 28 kilometres per hour (17 mph) in February. The highest wind speed recorded was 120 kilometres per hour (75 mph), unusually recorded in July.[1] [2]

Climate data for Achosnich, 7m amsl
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13
(55)
14
(57)
15
(59)
24
(75)
25
(77)
26
(79)
28
(82)
28
(82)
23
(73)
20
(68)
16
(61)
14
(57)
28
(82)
Average high °C (°F) 7.4
(45.3)
7.4
(45.3)
8.7
(47.7)
10.6
(51.1)
13.6
(56.5)
15.4
(59.7)
16.8
(62.2)
16.8
(62.2)
15.1
(59.2)
12.4
(54.3)
9.7
(49.5)
7.8
(46)
11.81
(53.25)
Average low °C (°F) 2.6
(36.7)
2.4
(36.3)
3.3
(37.9)
4.4
(39.9)
6.6
(43.9)
9.1
(48.4)
11
(52)
11
(52)
9.5
(49.1)
7.4
(45.3)
4.8
(40.6)
2.9
(37.2)
6.25
(43.28)
Record low °C (°F) −3
(27)
−2
(28)
−1
(30)
0
(32)
3
(37)
5
(41)
8
(46)
8
(46)
4
(39)
0
(32)
−3
(27)
−5
(23)
−5
(23)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 187
(7.36)
133
(5.24)
144
(5.67)
89
(3.5)
73
(2.87)
78
(3.07)
93
(3.66)
116
(4.57)
143
(5.63)
180
(7.09)
178
(7.01)
175
(6.89)
1,589
(62.56)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 21 17 19 14 13 13 15 16 17 20 20 19 204
Average snowy days (≥ 1 cm) 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 15
Average relative humidity (%) 84 82 81 79 77 80 83 83 82 82 83 84 81.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 34 65 92 159 203 181 138 136 102 72 43 30 1,255
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