Weather on the Isles of Scilly
is a very important part of living on or visiting Scilly. We have
a maritime climate, very mild winters (the lowest recorded temperature
in the period 1941-71 was only -5°C) and an early spring.
The mean temperature
in January is 7.5°C
are, of course, just 28 miles from the coast of the mainland UK,
and we therefore experience the full range of British weather conditions
- including rain, fog (which can delay the plane and helicopter
services to and from the islands) and some spectacular Atlantic
Reports - Lands End Radio Broadcast on VHF Channels 27 and 64
at the end of 1st silence period storm warnings and at 0303, 0903,
1503 and 2103, weather messages on request.
BBC Radio 3
(90.2 - 92.4 MHz) at 0655 valid until 1800 for coastal waters
BBC Radio 4 (88.0 - 92.0 MHz) (storm warnings only) Forecasts and
weather at 0033, 0555 (followed by inshore forecast) 1355 and 1750.
forecast from BBC
on the boundary between four shipping areas (Fastnet, Lundy, Sole
and Plymouth) but local people say that the forecast for Plymouth
is the most accurate for Scilly.
In the BBC
'Reports from Local Stations', Scilly has its own station, 'Scilly
Automatic', and you will hear the local weather condition just prior
to the broadcast.
Forecasts - Announced by HM Coastguard on VHF Channel 16 but
broadcast on Channel 67 every 4 hours (local time) starting 0140.
Waters forecast from BBC
and Gale Warnings (Force 6 and above) - Broadcast on Channel
67 every 2 hours starting 0140.
The local weather
report is displayed at the Tourist
Information Centre and St
Mary's Harbour Office.
For a full
description of the terms used in the forecasts, go to our weather
forecast glossary page