Valley, Anglesey

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Valley is a village and electoral ward near Holyhead/Caergybi on the west coast of Anglesey, North Wales. Population (2001) 2,413,[citation needed] decreasing to 2,361 at the 2011 census.[1]

Valley

In Welsh it is referred to as either Y Dyffryn (meaning The Valley) or [Y] Fali (pronounced as Valley). Recent research, prompted by local opposition to the name of Y Fali, suggested that Valley may be a corruption of the Irish Bally (settlement), or Baile as it is spelled in Irish. There does not appear to be a traditional Welsh language placename for the village, and thus there has been a reversion to Valley of late. There is no actual valley as the area is very flat, although a dip in the land was created when the Stanley Embankment to Holy Island was constructed, and this may be the origin of the name.

RAF Valley is a nearby Royal Air Force station concerned with the training of fast jet pilots. The runways are also used by Anglesey Airport who make commercial flights to Cardiff (and previously The Isle of Man). Valley railway station is on the North Wales Coast Line.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Valley (Anglesey) (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.2
(46.8)
8.1
(46.6)
9.6
(49.3)
11.8
(53.2)
14.9
(58.8)
17.1
(62.8)
18.8
(65.8)
18.8
(65.8)
17.1
(62.8)
14.1
(57.4)
11.1
(52)
8.7
(47.7)
13.2
(55.8)
Average low °C (°F) 3.6
(38.5)
3
(37)
4.5
(40.1)
5.7
(42.3)
8.2
(46.8)
10.7
(51.3)
12.8
(55)
12.9
(55.2)
11.4
(52.5)
9
(48)
6.3
(43.3)
3.9
(39)
7.7
(45.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 75.5
(2.972)
54.8
(2.157)
62.8
(2.472)
55.2
(2.173)
48.4
(1.906)
53.5
(2.106)
54
(2.13)
69.9
(2.752)
71.5
(2.815)
101.4
(3.992)
103.5
(4.075)
90.6
(3.567)
841.1
(33.114)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 14.4 11.1 12 10.9 9.3 9.6 9.3 10.8 10.7 14.6 15.7 14.8 143
Mean monthly sunshine hours 62.3 86.5 123.1 177.8 231.8 207.8 201.1 189.5 146.7 109.7 63.6 51.6 1,651.4
Source: metoffice [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community/Ward population 2011". Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Valley climate (Reference period 1981−2010)". 53.252, -4.537: Met Office UK. 2010. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Valley, Anglesey at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°17′02″N 4°33′43″W / 53.28401°N 4.56203°W / 53.28401; -4.56203