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Newquay
Cornish: Tewynblustri
Newquayhill.jpg
Looking towards Newquay Harbour
Population 19,562 (Civil Parish, 2001)
OS grid reference SW815615
Civil parish Newquay
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWQUAY
Postcode district TR7
Dialling code 01637
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament St Austell and Newquay
List of places
UK
England
Cornwall

Newquay (Cornish: Tewynn Pleustri) is a town, civil parish, seaside resort, and fishing port on the north Atlantic coast of Cornwall, South West England. It is bounded to the west by the River Gannel and its associated salt marsh, and in the east by the Porth Valley. The town has been expanding inland (south) since it was founded. According to the 2001 census it had a permanent population of 19,423. It is the largest holiday resort in Cornwall and is served by Newquay Airport. The large beach provides very good conditions for surfing. There are numerous shops varying from the usual charity shops to shops selling many different brands of surf clothing. There are many places to enjoy eating within the town.

Great Western Beach, Newquay

Climate

As with the rest of the British Isles and South West England, Newquay experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. The nearest Met Office weather station is St. Mawgan/Newquay Airport, about 3.5 miles to the north east of the town centre. Temperature extremes in the area since 1960 vary from 31.3 °C (88.3 °F) in June 1976 and August 1995[1] down to −9.0 °C (15.8 °F) during January 1987.[2]

Climate data for Newquay Airport/St Mawgan 103m asl, 1981-2010, Extremes 1960-, Mean max and mins 2007-
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.4
(57.9)
18.4
(65.1)
22.2
(72)
24.0
(75.2)
27.9
(82.2)
31.3
(88.3)
30.7
(87.3)
31.3
(88.3)
27.4
(81.3)
26.4
(79.5)
19.2
(66.6)
16.5
(61.7)
31.3
(88.3)
Average high °C (°F) 8.7
(47.7)
8.6
(47.5)
10.1
(50.2)
12.0
(53.6)
14.8
(58.6)
17.2
(63)
19.0
(66.2)
19.1
(66.4)
17.4
(63.3)
14.4
(57.9)
11.4
(52.5)
9.3
(48.7)
13.5
(56.3)
Average low °C (°F) 4.1
(39.4)
3.7
(38.7)
5.0
(41)
6.0
(42.8)
8.6
(47.5)
11.2
(52.2)
13.4
(56.1)
13.5
(56.3)
11.8
(53.2)
9.5
(49.1)
6.8
(44.2)
4.6
(40.3)
8.18
(46.73)
Record low °C (°F) -9.0
(15.8)
−8.5
(16.7)
-8.5
(16.7)
−2.1
(28.2)
1.0
(33.8)
2.7
(36.9)
7.4
(45.3)
7.2
(45)
4.9
(40.8)
-0.1
(31.8)
−4.2
(24.4)
−6.7
(19.9)
−9.0
(16)
Rainfall mm (inches) 108.7
(4.28)
79.2
(3.118)
74.9
(2.949)
64.9
(2.555)
64.9
(2.555)
62.4
(2.457)
70.1
(2.76)
66.6
(2.622)
77.2
(3.039)
112.3
(4.421)
124.5
(4.902)
111.7
(4.398)
1,017.4
(40.055)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 16.0 12.2 13.4 11.3 10.4 9.3 11.4 11.2 11.4 15.9 16.6 15.8 154.9
Sunshine hours 66.6 86.4 125.0 194.2 220.5 216.1 207.7 202.6 164.1 117.2 79.2 63.2 1,742.5
Source #1: Met Office[3]
Source #2: Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute[4] Source #3: Newquay Weather Station[5]

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