Waglan Island

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Waglan Island
橫瀾島
Location of Waglan Island within Hong Kong
Location of Waglan Island within Hong Kong
Geography
Administration
Waglan Island
Traditional Chinese 橫瀾島


Waglan Island (Chinese: 橫瀾島) is a member of the Po Toi group of islands in Hong Kong. It hosts a ground of meteorological observation and recording.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Waglan Island (1989-2016)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.5
(83.3)
28.8
(83.8)
32.3
(90.1)
33.4
(92.1)
37.9
(100.2)
38.4
(101.1)
37.7
(99.9)
38.1
(100.6)
36.9
(98.4)
35.1
(95.2)
33.1
(91.6)
29.9
(85.8)
38.4
(101.1)
Average high °C (°F) 18.3
(64.9)
18.6
(65.5)
20.7
(69.3)
24.7
(76.5)
28.3
(82.9)
30.4
(86.7)
31.3
(88.3)
31.3
(88.3)
30.6
(87.1)
28.2
(82.8)
24.5
(76.1)
20.3
(68.5)
25.6
(78.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.5
(59.9)
15.9
(60.6)
18.0
(64.4)
21.8
(71.2)
25.3
(77.5)
27.5
(81.5)
28.2
(82.8)
28.0
(82.4)
27.3
(81.1)
25.1
(77.2)
21.5
(70.7)
17.6
(63.7)
22.7
(72.9)
Average low °C (°F) 13.2
(55.8)
14.3
(57.7)
16.3
(61.3)
20.1
(68.2)
23.5
(74.3)
25.7
(78.3)
26.0
(78.8)
25.8
(78.4)
24.6
(76.3)
23.4
(74.1)
19.7
(67.5)
15.7
(60.3)
20.0
(68)
Record low °C (°F) 3.4
(38.1)
6.0
(42.8)
7.8
(46)
10.2
(50.4)
17.4
(63.3)
20.2
(68.4)
21.5
(70.7)
21.7
(71.1)
18.7
(65.7)
16.1
(61)
9.8
(49.6)
4.4
(39.9)
3.4
(38.1)
Source: Hong Kong Observatory[1]

Waglan Lighthouse[edit]

Waglan Island Lighthouse
Wang Lan To
Waglan Island Sung Kong Lo Chau.jpg
Aerial view of Waglan Island
Waglan Island LighthouseWang Lan To is located in Hong Kong
Waglan Island LighthouseWang Lan To
Waglan Island Lighthouse
Wang Lan To
Hong Kong
Location Waglan Island, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°10′55″N 114°18′10″E / 22.181991°N 114.302880°E / 22.181991; 114.302880
Year first constructed 1893
Construction cast iron tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower with a horizontal red band under the balcony, white lantern
Height 16 metres (52 ft)
Focal height 69 metres (226 ft)
Range 24 nautical miles (44 km; 28 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 20s.
Fog signal two blasts every 60s.
Admiralty number P3578
NGA number 19326
ARLHS number HOK-005
Hong Kong number HK-102[2]

The Waglan Lighthouse on Waglan Island has been listed as a declared monument of Hong Kong. It commenced operation in 1893; it is one of the five surviving pre-war lighthouses in Hong Kong.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Extract of Annual Data - Waglan Islandy, 1989-2016". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of China: Hong Kong". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ Antiquities and Monuments Office:Waglan Lighthouse

External links[edit]



Waglan Island seen from north

Coordinates: 22°10′55″N 114°18′12″E / 22.18194°N 114.30333°E / 22.18194; 114.30333