Ross-on-Wye

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Ross-on-Wye
Ross-on-Wye2.jpg
Town centre,
looking north from Market House
Ross-on-Wye is located in Herefordshire
Ross-on-Wye
Ross-on-Wye
Location within Herefordshire
Population10,700 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSO597241
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townROSS-ON-WYE
Postcode districtHR9
Dialling code01989
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Herefordshire
51°54′50″N 2°35′13″W / 51.914°N 2.587°W / 51.914; -2.587Coordinates: 51°54′50″N 2°35′13″W / 51.914°N 2.587°W / 51.914; -2.587

Ross-on-Wye (Welsh: Rhosan ar Wy) is a town in south eastern Herefordshire with 10,700 people as of 2011. The town is on the River Wye and next to the Forest of Dean.

Climate[change | change source]

As with the rest of the United Kingdom and Ireland, Ross-on-Wye experiences a similar climate all year round. There is a Met Office weather station that provides long term climate information for Ross.[2]

Climate data for Ross-on-Wye 67m asl, 1971–2000
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7.3
(45.1)
7.7
(45.9)
10.3
(50.5)
12.9
(55.2)
16.6
(61.9)
19.3
(66.7)
22.0
(71.6)
21.5
(70.7)
18.3
(64.9)
14.2
(57.6)
10.3
(50.5)
8.1
(46.6)
14.1
(57.4)
Average low °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
1.6
(34.9)
3.2
(37.8)
4.3
(39.7)
7.1
(44.8)
9.9
(49.8)
12.1
(53.8)
11.9
(53.4)
9.7
(49.5)
6.9
(44.4)
4.0
(39.2)
2.6
(36.7)
6.3
(43.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 80.7
(3.18)
53.0
(2.09)
51.2
(2.02)
48.4
(1.91)
49.2
(1.94)
54.0
(2.13)
34.8
(1.37)
61.1
(2.41)
63.7
(2.51)
67.5
(2.66)
64.5
(2.54)
78.1
(3.07)
706.2
(27.80)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 49.9 67.5 107.3 149.4 189.4 188.1 211.4 193.4 137.1 98.6 67.2 45.0 1,504.3
Source: Met Office[3]

Twin towns[change | change source]

The town is twinned with Betzdorf in Germany, Condé-sur-Noireau in France and Namutumba in Uganda.

Transport[change | change source]

Road[change | change source]

The B4234 and B4260 roads pass through the town centre.

The A40 and A449 roads by-pass the town.

The M50 and A49 highways end outside Ross-on-Wye.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Town population 2011". Archived from the original on 24 July 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  2. "Ross-on-Wye.com".
  3. "Caldecott 1961–90 averages". UKMO. Archived from the original on 23 May 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2018.