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Aberporth
Aberporth
is a community and large village in Ceredigion
Ceredigion
on the west coast of Wales. The population was 2,485 in 2001,[2] 49 per cent of whom spoke Welsh, according to the 2001 Census. The population fell slightly to 2,374 at the 2011 Census. Its beach has earned Blue flag status.[3]

Contents

1 Location 2 History 3 Amenities 4 Education 5 Notable person 6 Weather station 7 References 8 External links

Location[edit] The village lies at the southern end of Cardigan Bay
Cardigan Bay
about six miles north-east of Cardigan and ten miles south-west of New Quay approximately two miles north of the A487, on the B4333 and about 2 miles from Tresaith. It is on the Ceredigion
Ceredigion
Coast Path, part of the Wales
Wales
Coast Path. History[edit] In the 16th century, Aberporth
Aberporth
was a subsidiary landing point for the port of Cardigan. Boats, nets and salt for preserving were brought in from Ireland. It developed rapidly in the late 17th and early 18th centuries as local people began to take part in the maritime trade. It became a very active port with the northernmost of the two beaches extending into the river valley and provided a safe anchorage. Lime kilns, coal yards and warehouses were built on its south shore.[4] Aberporth
Aberporth
developed into one of the main centres of the herring fishing industry in Wales. Drifting and netting were both employed and at one time at least 20 full-time herring smacks, a type of traditional fishing boat, went to sea regularly. The industry persisted until the beginning of the First World War
First World War
when fish stocks declined.[5] Crab and lobster fishing continues on a small scale to this day. Amenities[edit] The main industries are Ministry of Defence work at the QinetiQ missile range, and tourism. Its Anglican
Anglican
parish church is St Cynwyl's within the Church in Wales. It is a small church that was renovated in 1857, but it has been decaying in the last few decades. ParcAberporth technology park is located near here, which hosts organisations involved in the sectors of defence, aerospace and the technology of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). ParcAberporth is linked with the research facilities at the nearby University of Wales, Aberystwyth. The village overlooks two sandy beaches and is one of Ceredigion's holiday destinations.[citation needed] Rock pools are exposed at low tides and the cliff top walks along the Ceredigion
Ceredigion
Coast offer views. In 2006 orcas and harbour porpoises were seen but such sightings are rare. Even rarer was a turtle seen in 2005. Sunfish and basking sharks are sometimes seen offshore in the summer. Aberporth
Aberporth
is a recreational fishing village in the summer and is also used by divers and boating people. It has two beaches and has been awarded a blue flag for its beaches several years running. Near Aberporth
Aberporth
lies Aberporth Airport
Aberporth Airport
(West Wales
Wales
Airport), now a centre for drone research. Education[edit] In 1834, Aberporth
Aberporth
School was established, and had 31 pupils in 1836. In 1854, a building with a capacity of 110 pupils was built, and the average attendance in 1904 was 68. It was a national school until 1926, when it changed to a Church of England
Church of England
school. In 1915, a council school was established.[6] The primary school in Aberporth
Aberporth
is Ysgol Gymunedol Aberporth.[7] Notable person[edit]

Ricky Evans (born 1960), rugby union football international

Weather station[edit] The Met Office
Met Office
has a weather station at Aberporth.[8] It is one of the 22 locations whose reports are included in the BBC Shipping Forecast. Data is available going back to 1941.[9] Typically, less than 3 days[10] of the year will reach 25.1 °C (77.2 °F) or above, the warmest of which should rise to 26.8 °C (80.2 °F)[11] - The highest temperature recorded at Aberporth
Aberporth
was 32.7 °C (90.9 °F), during July 2006.[12] On average 18.3 nights will report air frost and the coldest night of the year should fall to −4.5 °C (23.9 °F).[13] The lowest recorded temperature was −9.9 °C (14.2 °F), during January 1963[14] Rainfall averages around 870mm a year, with at least 1mm falling on 143.5 days.

Climate data for Aberporth
Aberporth
133m asl, 1971-2000, Extremes 1960-

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 13.4 (56.1) 15.2 (59.4) 21.0 (69.8) 25.6 (78.1) 26.6 (79.9) 31.5 (88.7) 32.7 (90.9) 31.5 (88.7) 25.2 (77.4) 22.0 (71.6) 17.0 (62.6) 14.1 (57.4) 32.7 (90.9)

Average high °C (°F) 7.3 (45.1) 7.3 (45.1) 8.7 (47.7) 10.6 (51.1) 13.7 (56.7) 15.9 (60.6) 18.0 (64.4) 18.1 (64.6) 16.1 (61) 13.2 (55.8) 10.0 (50) 8.3 (46.9) 12.3 (54.1)

Average low °C (°F) 2.9 (37.2) 2.6 (36.7) 3.8 (38.8) 4.9 (40.8) 7.5 (45.5) 10.0 (50) 12.2 (54) 12.3 (54.1) 10.7 (51.3) 8.4 (47.1) 5.6 (42.1) 3.9 (39) 7.1 (44.8)

Record low °C (°F) −9.9 (14.2) −7.5 (18.5) −6.6 (20.1) −2.0 (28.4) 0.1 (32.2) 1.7 (35.1) 5.6 (42.1) 5.5 (41.9) 3.3 (37.9) −0.9 (30.4) −5.0 (23) −6.0 (21.2) −9.9 (14.2)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 88.5 (3.484) 62.7 (2.469) 63.7 (2.508) 50.7 (1.996) 48.2 (1.898) 61.1 (2.406) 49.2 (1.937) 68.2 (2.685) 75.7 (2.98) 104.2 (4.102) 98.3 (3.87) 99.2 (3.906) 870.2 (34.26)

Mean monthly sunshine hours 54.6 74.0 109.7 168.6 213.6 190.5 198.7 184.8 141.0 100.1 63.3 45.6 1,544.5

Source: Met Office[15]

References[edit]

^ "Community and Ward population 2011". Retrieved 10 May 2015.  ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Ceredigion ^ Blue Flag beaches in Wales
Wales
Retrieved 18 December 2011 ^ Jenkins, J. Geraint. Ceredigion: Interpreting an Ancient County. Gwasg Careg Gwalch (2005) pg. 51. ^ Jenkins, J. Geraint. Ceredigion: Interpreting an Ancient County. Gwasg Careg Gwalch (2005) pg. 52. ^ "Ref:Aberporth". Ceredigion
Ceredigion
Archives - School Records. Ceredigion County Council. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011.  ^ EduBase details for 400607 ^ Met Office
Met Office
stations Archived 18 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Met Office
Met Office
- Aberporth
Aberporth
data ^ ">1971-2000 average >25c days". Retrieved 2011-09-26.  ^ ">1971-2000 average warmest day". Retrieved 2011-09-26.  ^ ">2006 Maximum". Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-09-26.  ^ ">1971-2000 average coldest night". Retrieved 2011-09-26.  ^ ">1963 Minimum". Retrieved 2011-09-26.  ^ " Aberporth
Aberporth
1971-2000 averages". Met Office. Archived from the original on 19 October 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Aberporth.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Aberporth.

www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Aberporth
Aberporth
and surrounding area Information on the Ceredigion
Ceredigion
Tourism
Tourism
website History of sounding rocket launches from Aberporth
Aberporth
facility 1959-1972 grid reference SN260514

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