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Onich[pronunciation?] - at one time Ounich - (Gaelic: Omhanaich - abounding in froth, frothy place) is a village in the historic county of Inverness-shire on the east shore of Loch Linnhe, Scotland and, together with North Ballachulish at the entrance to Loch Leven, forms Nether Lochaber.

Onich
Clach-a-Charra - Onich - geograph.org.uk - 10167.jpg
Clach-a-Charra standing stone, Onich
Onich is located in Lochaber
Onich
Onich
Location within the Lochaber area
OS grid referenceNN0215561760
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFort William
Postcode districtPH33
Dialling code01855 821
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
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56°42′11″N 5°13′30″W / 56.703°N 5.225°W / 56.703; -5.225Coordinates: 56°42′11″N 5°13′30″W / 56.703°N 5.225°W / 56.703; -5.225

AreaEdit

St Bride’s Church was built in 1874 by the Edinburgh architect John Garden Brown.[1] [2] Onich to North Ballachulish Woods forms a Special Area of Conservation because of its old sessile oak woods with Ilex and Blechnum[3]

ClimateEdit

As with the rest of the British Isles, Onich experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. Rainfall is high, approaching 2000mm a year on average. Onich holds the record for highest temperature reported, 32.1 °C (89.8 °F),[4] for this part of Scotland (also the furthest north such a high value has been recorded in the British Isles). It also holds the highest Scottish minimum temperature for July at 20.0.C set in July 1948.

Climate data for Onich 1971-2000, 12m asl (Sunshine, Rainfall and Extremes, 1951-1980)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.7
(62.1)
14.4
(57.9)
18.9
(66.0)
21.5
(70.7)
26.5
(79.7)
28.5
(83.3)
30.0
(86.0)
32.1
(89.8)
23.9
(75.0)
23.3
(73.9)
16.0
(60.8)
14.4
(57.9)
32.1
(89.8)
Average high °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
7.4
(45.3)
9.0
(48.2)
11.9
(53.4)
15.6
(60.1)
17.1
(62.8)
18.6
(65.5)
18.4
(65.1)
15.8
(60.4)
12.8
(55.0)
9.2
(48.6)
7.4
(45.3)
12.5
(54.5)
Average low °C (°F) 0.9
(33.6)
1.1
(34.0)
2.0
(35.6)
3.0
(37.4)
5.4
(41.7)
7.9
(46.2)
10.0
(50.0)
9.8
(49.6)
8.0
(46.4)
5.8
(42.4)
2.9
(37.2)
1.7
(35.1)
4.9
(40.8)
Record low °C (°F) −12
(10)
−10
(14)
−8
(18)
−6.5
(20.3)
−4
(25)
0.5
(32.9)
2.2
(36.0)
1.7
(35.1)
−2.0
(28.4)
−3.5
(25.7)
−6.7
(19.9)
−11.1
(12.0)
−12
(10)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 200
(7.9)
132
(5.2)
152
(6.0)
111
(4.4)
103
(4.1)
124
(4.9)
137
(5.4)
150
(5.9)
199
(7.8)
215
(8.5)
220
(8.7)
238
(9.4)
1,981
(78.0)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 27.9 62.2 89.9 132.0 164.3 150.0 114.7 117.8 87.0 65.1 33.0 18.6 1,062.5
Source #1: YR.NO[5]
Source #2: ScotClim[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History". Diocese of Argyll and The Isles. Retrieved 14 December 2014.[verification needed]
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Scottish Architects - DSA Building/Design Report (August 28, 2019, 4:06 pm)". www.scottisharchitects.org.uk. Retrieved 2019-08-28.[verification needed]
  3. ^ "Onich to North Ballachulish Woods - Special Area of Conservation - SAC - Habitats Directive". jncc.defra.gov.uk. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  4. ^ "1995 Temperature". MetOffice. Archived from the original on 2011-08-13.
  5. ^ "Onich 1971-2000 averages". YR.NO. Archived from the original on February 10, 2001. Retrieved 2 Nov 2011.
  6. ^ "Onich 1951-1980 values". ScotClim. Retrieved 2 Nov 2011.