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Hoburgsgubben ("Old Man Hoburg") a noted sea stack formation in the southernmost part of Hoburgen, Gotland.

Hoburgen is a sea stack area on the Storsudret peninsula in Sundre socken on the southern tip of Gotland, Sweden.

The area contains one of Gotland's most noted stacks, the Hoburgsgubben ("Old Man Hoburg").[1] One of the asteroids in the asteroid belt, 10104 Hoburgsgubben, is named after it.[2] South of Hoburgen is the Hoburg Shoal bird reserve.[3]

Hoburgen is also one of the permanent weather stations along the Swedish coast. It is reported from daily in the Swedish Shipping Forecast.[4]

ClimateEdit

Hoburgen has a marine climate with less differences between summer and winter than mainland Sweden. Its position on the southern edge of the peninsula ensures that wind mainly travel over the Baltic Sea, tempering the warm summers of around 20 °C (68 °F), preventing them from turning into heat waves. The very same effect ensures that Hoburgen rarely if ever gets cold winters by typical Swedish standards. Another effect is the seasonal lag causing August to surpass July on many years in terms of being the warmest month and February typically being the coldest.

Climate data for Hoburgen
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.6
(47.5)
8.0
(46.4)
13.5
(56.3)
22.9
(73.2)
24.7
(76.5)
29.8
(85.6)
30.1
(86.2)
29.1
(84.4)
25.8
(78.4)
18.4
(65.1)
13.4
(56.1)
9.7
(49.5)
30.1
(86.2)
Average high °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
1.4
(34.5)
4.0
(39.2)
8.5
(47.3)
13.4
(56.1)
17.8
(64)
20.9
(69.6)
20.8
(69.4)
16.6
(61.9)
11.0
(51.8)
6.9
(44.4)
3.6
(38.5)
10.5
(50.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.4
(32.7)
0.0
(32)
1.7
(35.1)
5.5
(41.9)
10.2
(50.4)
14.6
(58.3)
18.0
(64.4)
18.0
(64.4)
14.2
(57.6)
9.2
(48.6)
5.5
(41.9)
2.4
(36.3)
8.3
(46.9)
Average low °C (°F) −1.0
(30.2)
−1.4
(29.5)
−0.5
(31.1)
2.5
(36.5)
6.9
(44.4)
11.4
(52.5)
15.2
(59.4)
15.3
(59.5)
11.9
(53.4)
7.3
(45.1)
4.1
(39.4)
1.0
(33.8)
6.0
(42.8)
Record low °C (°F) −24.1
(−11.4)
−23.5
(−10.3)
−20.1
(−4.2)
−10.4
(13.3)
−4.0
(24.8)
1.3
(34.3)
6.5
(43.7)
5.4
(41.7)
1.0
(33.8)
−3.4
(25.9)
−7.5
(18.5)
−13.7
(7.3)
−24.1
(−11.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 44.7
(1.76)
28.3
(1.114)
32.4
(1.276)
28.2
(1.11)
31.6
(1.244)
32.1
(1.264)
46.9
(1.846)
49.8
(1.961)
55.2
(2.173)
47.1
(1.854)
54.4
(2.142)
46.1
(1.815)
496.1
(19.531)
Source #1: SMHI[5]
Source #2: SMHI Monthly Data 2002–2015[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Enderborg, Bernt. "Hoburgsgubben – rauken" [Old Man Hoburg – the stack]. www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "10104 Hoburgsgubben (1992 EY9)". NASA. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Official Record for Hoburgs bank". www.protectedplanet.net. Protected Planet. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "SMHI minskar på väderobservatörer". www.sverigesradio.se. Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Precipitation Normals 1961–1990 (Swedish)". Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Hoburg code 6855). 
  6. ^ "Monthly and Yearly Statistics (Swedish)". SMHI. March 4, 2016. 

Coordinates: 56°55′11″N 18°07′29″E / 56.91972°N 18.12472°E / 56.91972; 18.12472