Hanö

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Hanö at the horizon, seen from the coast of Blekinge.

Hanö is an island off Listerlandet peninsula, western Blekinge, Sweden.

Flag of Hanö

Between 1810 and 1812 the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom used the island as its base during its operations in the Baltic Sea. The "English Seaman's Graveyard" is situated on the island, and still today British warships visit the island to pay tribute to the fifteen sailors who rest there. In 1972 the Royal Navy constructed a big wooden cross on the spot of the graveyard which is visible several miles out to sea.

Climate[edit]

Hanö has an oceanic climate typical of Southern Sweden, but with a narrower temperature range than the interior of Blekinge due to its exposed position.

Climate data for Hanö (2002-2015; precipitation 1961-1990; extremes since 1941)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.4
(50.7)
10.2
(50.4)
17.3
(63.1)
22.1
(71.8)
24.3
(75.7)
28.8
(83.8)
30.4
(86.7)
34.6
(94.3)
24.6
(76.3)
18.6
(65.5)
13.9
(57)
10.7
(51.3)
34.6
(94.3)
Average high °C (°F) 2.1
(35.8)
1.9
(35.4)
4.9
(40.8)
9.2
(48.6)
13.8
(56.8)
17.9
(64.2)
20.7
(69.3)
20.3
(68.5)
16.4
(61.5)
11.2
(52.2)
7.2
(45)
3.9
(39)
10.7
(51.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.6
(33.1)
0.3
(32.5)
2.5
(36.5)
6.2
(43.2)
10.7
(51.3)
14.6
(58.3)
17.6
(63.7)
17.5
(63.5)
13.8
(56.8)
9.2
(48.6)
5.7
(42.3)
2.4
(36.3)
8.4
(47.1)
Average low °C (°F) −0.9
(30.4)
−1.2
(29.8)
0.0
(32)
3.2
(37.8)
7.7
(45.9)
11.4
(52.5)
14.4
(57.9)
14.7
(58.5)
11.3
(52.3)
7.3
(45.1)
4.2
(39.6)
0.8
(33.4)
6.0
(42.8)
Record low °C (°F) −24.6
(−12.3)
−18.4
(−1.1)
−17.3
(0.9)
−5.7
(21.7)
−0.6
(30.9)
3.3
(37.9)
6.9
(44.4)
6.5
(43.7)
2.6
(36.7)
−2.8
(27)
−8.6
(16.5)
−12.2
(10)
−24.6
(−12.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 40.3
(1.587)
29.5
(1.161)
34.5
(1.358)
31.0
(1.22)
34.5
(1.358)
37.3
(1.469)
54.8
(2.157)
41.4
(1.63)
53.4
(2.102)
46.3
(1.823)
49.3
(1.941)
43.0
(1.693)
495.8
(19.52)
Source #1: SMHI[1]
Source #2: SMHI Monthly Data 2002–2015[2]

Coordinates: 56°00′30″N 14°50′45″E / 56.00833°N 14.84583°E / 56.00833; 14.84583

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Precipitation Normals 1961–1990 (Swedish)". Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Hanö code 6402). 
  2. ^ "Monthly and Yearly Statistics (Swedish)". SMHI. May 7, 2016.