"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Scarborough Weather

Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, the town lies between 10-230 feet (3-70 m) above sea level, rising steeply northward and westward from the harbour onto limestone cliffs. The older part of the town lies around the harbour and is protected by a rocky headland.

With a population of around 50,000 Scarborough is the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire coast. The town has fishing and service industries, including a growing digital and creative economy, as well as being a tourist destination.

Inhabitants of the town are known as Scarborians, or as Algerinos by people in Whitby. The origin of this nickname is thought to come from a ship called the Algerino which sunk off the bay of Scarborough; the locals at Scarborough refused to assist the ship in peril and fishermen took a more dangerous route in a lifeboat from Whitby, to the coast of Ravenscar, in a successful effort to save sailors of the Algerino. In an attempt to rid the town of the embarrassing story associated with the nickname, some inhabitants proposed that Algerino was a promiscuous individual of Italian descent who is supposed to have lain with many Scarborough females whilst their partners were at war.

Local authority: North Yorkshire County Council

OS Grid Reference: TA041880

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Weather

Forecast for the next five days

Sunday
25 February


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 6mph.
ESE
Pressure 1033
Humidity 64%
UV Index
Air Quality

Monday
26 February


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
ENE
Pressure 1036
Humidity 57%
UV Index
Air Quality

Tuesday
27 February


Chance of rain 80%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -5°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
ENE
Pressure 1027
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

Wednesday
28 February


Chance of rain 67%
Max temp. 0°C
(feels like -7°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
ESE
Pressure 1024
Humidity 66%
UV Index
Air Quality

Thursday
1 March


Chance of rain 57%
Max temp. 1°C
(feels like -7°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 13mph.
E
Pressure 1014
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

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