Onich

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Onich
Scottish Gaelic: Omhanaich
Clach-a-Charra - Onich - geograph.org.uk - 10167.jpg
Clach-a-Charra standing stone, Onich
Onich is located in Lochaber
Onich
Onich
 Onich shown within the Lochaber area
OS grid reference NN0298761
Council area Highland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Fort William
Postcode district PH33
Dialling code 01855 821
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 56°42′11″N 5°13′30″W / 56.703°N 5.225°W / 56.703; -5.225

Onich[pronunciation?] - at one time Ounich - (Gaelic: Omhanaich - abounding in froth, frothy place) is a village on the east shore of Loch Linnhe, Scotland and, together with North Ballachulish at the entrance to Loch Leven, forms Nether Lochaber. St Bride’s Church dates to the 19th century.

Climate[edit]

As with the rest of the British Isles and Scotland, Onich experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. Rainfall is high, approaching 2000mm a year on average. Onich holds the record for highest temperature reported, 32.1 °C (89.8 °F),[1] for this part of Scotland (also the furthest north such a high value has been recorded in the British Isles).

Climate data for Onich 1971-2000, 12m asl (Sunshine, Rainfall and Extremes, 1951-1980)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.7
(62.1)
14.4
(57.9)
18.9
(66)
21.5
(70.7)
26.5
(79.7)
28.5
(83.3)
30.0
(86)
32.1
(89.8)
23.9
(75)
23.3
(73.9)
16.0
(60.8)
14.4
(57.9)
32.1
(89.8)
Average high °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
7.4
(45.3)
9.0
(48.2)
11.9
(53.4)
15.6
(60.1)
17.1
(62.8)
18.6
(65.5)
18.4
(65.1)
15.8
(60.4)
12.8
(55)
9.2
(48.6)
7.4
(45.3)
12.5
(54.49)
Average low °C (°F) 0.9
(33.6)
1.1
(34)
2.0
(35.6)
3.0
(37.4)
5.4
(41.7)
7.9
(46.2)
10.0
(50)
9.8
(49.6)
8.0
(46.4)
5.8
(42.4)
2.9
(37.2)
1.7
(35.1)
4.88
(40.77)
Record low °C (°F) −12
(10)
−10
(14)
−8
(18)
−6.5
(20.3)
−4
(25)
0.5
(32.9)
2.2
(36)
1.7
(35.1)
−2.0
(28.4)
−3.5
(25.7)
−6.7
(19.9)
−11.1
(12)
−12
(10)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 200
(7.87)
132
(5.2)
152
(5.98)
111
(4.37)
103
(4.06)
124
(4.88)
137
(5.39)
150
(5.91)
199
(7.83)
215
(8.46)
220
(8.66)
238
(9.37)
1,981
(77.99)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 27.9 62.2 89.9 132.0 164.3 150.0 114.7 117.8 87.0 65.1 33.0 18.6 1,062.5
Source #1: YR.NO[2]
Source #2: ScotClim[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1995 Temperature". MetOffice. 
  2. ^ "Onich 1971-2000 averages". YR.NO. Archived from the original on February 10, 2001. Retrieved 2 Nov 2011. 
  3. ^ "Onich 1951-1980 values". ScotClim. Retrieved 2 Nov 2011.