Skagsudde

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Skagsudde Lighthouse
Skagsudde fyr 090908.jpg
The current and the first Skagsudde lighthouse
Skagsudde is located in Sweden
Skagsudde
Sweden
Location Skagsudde, southeast of Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Coordinates 63°11′17″N 19°00′58″E / 63.188085°N 19.016077°E / 63.188085; 19.016077Coordinates: 63°11′17″N 19°00′58″E / 63.188085°N 19.016077°E / 63.188085; 19.016077
Year first constructed 1871 (first)
Year first lit 1957 (current)
Automated 1957
Foundation concrete
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with lantern attached to the keeper's house
Markings / pattern white tower with one red band, with lantern
Height 26 metres (85 ft)
Focal height 38.5 metres (126 ft)
Original lens AGA 105 and 107
Range 21 nautical miles (39 km; 24 mi)
Characteristic Fl (4) W 12s.
Admiralty number C5952
NGA number 10928
ARLHS number SWE-343
Sweden number SV-1128
Managing agent

Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket)[1]

[2]

Skagsudde, is a Swedish lighthouse. It was built to replace to old light station Skag located on the island Gråklubben nearby.

History[edit]

Skag lighthouse was designed by engineer Nils Gustaf von Heidenstam and lit in 1877 and is now relocated complete with a Fresnel lens as a tourist attraction outside the town of Piteå.

The modern tower is of typical 1950's functionalistic design and its top holds many antennas and communications gear. Skagsudde is frequently reported as a weather station in shipping news by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. It is owned and remote-controlled by the Swedish Maritime Administration. It is the main lighthouse to reach the ports of Örnsköldsvik and Husum.

Climate[edit]

Skagsudde has a humid continental climate due to recent mildening of the climate. It retains strong maritime influence, resulting in cool summers and milder winters than in surrounding interior low-lying areas. As typical of east coast maritime stations in Sweden, precipitation is generally low even though the climate is humid.

Climate data for Skagsudde (2002-2015); extremes since 1964; precipitation 1961-1990
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.4
(48.9)
8.9
(48)
13.5
(56.3)
17.8
(64)
22.9
(73.2)
27.0
(80.6)
30.0
(86)
29.0
(84.2)
23.6
(74.5)
19.2
(66.6)
13.5
(56.3)
10.6
(51.1)
30.0
(86)
Average high °C (°F) −1.3
(29.7)
−1.6
(29.1)
1.7
(35.1)
5.1
(41.2)
10.4
(50.7)
15.4
(59.7)
18.9
(66)
18.3
(64.9)
14.0
(57.2)
7.8
(46)
3.5
(38.3)
0.9
(33.6)
7.7
(45.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.8
(25.2)
−4.2
(24.4)
−1.2
(29.8)
2.6
(36.7)
7.6
(45.7)
12.5
(54.5)
16.3
(61.3)
15.7
(60.3)
11.2
(52.2)
5.6
(42.1)
1.5
(34.7)
−1.5
(29.3)
5.1
(41.2)
Average low °C (°F) −6.4
(20.5)
−6.8
(19.8)
−4.1
(24.6)
0.1
(32.2)
4.7
(40.5)
9.6
(49.3)
13.7
(56.7)
13.1
(55.6)
8.4
(47.1)
3.3
(37.9)
−0.5
(31.1)
−3.9
(25)
2.6
(36.7)
Record low °C (°F) −30.5
(−22.9)
−31.3
(−24.3)
−24.9
(−12.8)
−14.1
(6.6)
−6.1
(21)
1.9
(35.4)
2.4
(36.3)
4.2
(39.6)
−2.1
(28.2)
−12.1
(10.2)
−18.6
(−1.5)
−26.6
(−15.9)
−31.3
(−24.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 30.1
(1.185)
24.5
(0.965)
26.9
(1.059)
22.7
(0.894)
25.4
(1)
29.7
(1.169)
46.3
(1.823)
45.6
(1.795)
48.9
(1.925)
43.8
(1.724)
45.8
(1.803)
36.5
(1.437)
426.3
(16.783)
Source #1: SMHI[3]
Source #2: SMHI Monthly Data 2002-2015[4]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Skagsudde The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved April 6, 2016
  2. ^ Leuchtturm Skagsudde www.schwedische-leuchtfeuer.de
  3. ^ "Precipitation Normals 1961-1990" (in Swedish). Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Skagsudde code 13 912). 
  4. ^ "Monthly and Yearly Statistics" (in Swedish). SMHI. 1 July 2016. 

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