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Fersit (Scottish Gaelic: Fearsaid Mhòr) is a hamlet close to Tulloch railway station in Lochaber, Scottish Highlands and is in the Highland council area.

Fersit
View from Stob a Choire Mheadhoin - geograph.org.uk - 365231.jpg
View from Stob a Choire Mheadhoin, the large mountain at 1105m visible from Fersit.
Fersit is located in Lochaber
Fersit
Fersit
Fersit shown within the Lochaber area
OS grid referenceNN357779
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPH31 4
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56°51′50″N 4°41′42″W / 56.86396°N 4.69511°W / 56.86396; -4.69511Coordinates: 56°51′50″N 4°41′42″W / 56.86396°N 4.69511°W / 56.86396; -4.69511

The River Treig, which drains into Loch Treig runs past Fersit.

Fersit had a small station on the West Highland Line, known as Fersit Halt. This was a temporary structure, used during the construction of the Lochaber hydro-electric scheme, and closed in 1935. The Lochaber Narrow Gauge Railway, a railway line built for the construction of the hydro scheme, also passed by Fersit.

ClimateEdit

Fersit has a local Met Office weather station, Tulloch Bridge. Overall it is generally colder and wetter than the UK average but with cold winters and mild summers.

Climate data for Tulloch Bridge (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5.5
(41.9)
5.7
(42.3)
7.4
(45.3)
10.3
(50.5)
13.8
(56.8)
15.7
(60.3)
17.4
(63.3)
16.9
(62.4)
14.5
(58.1)
11.0
(51.8)
7.8
(46)
5.6
(42.1)
11
(51.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.6
(36.7)
2.6
(36.7)
4.2
(39.6)
6.3
(43.3)
9.1
(48.4)
11.6
(52.9)
13.6
(56.5)
13.1
(55.6)
10.9
(51.6)
7.9
(46.2)
5.0
(41)
2.5
(36.5)
7.5
(45.4)
Average low °C (°F) −0.3
(31.5)
−0.5
(31.1)
0.9
(33.6)
2.3
(36.1)
4.4
(39.9)
7.4
(45.3)
9.7
(49.5)
9.3
(48.7)
7.2
(45)
4.8
(40.6)
2.1
(35.8)
−0.7
(30.7)
3.9
(39)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 248.3
(9.776)
174.8
(6.882)
183.7
(7.232)
96.8
(3.811)
84.6
(3.331)
77.0
(3.031)
88.5
(3.484)
107.4
(4.228)
140.1
(5.516)
201.5
(7.933)
205.5
(8.091)
201.2
(7.921)
1,809.4
(71.236)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 19.5 15.9 19.7 14.7 14.6 13.6 15.6 15.4 16.5 20.0 19.3 16.8 201.6
Source: Met Office[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tulloch Bridge Climate Period: 1981–2010". Met Office. Retrieved 17 July 2017.