"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

Saturday
20 January


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
W
Pressure 1000
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

Sunday
21 January


Chance of rain 59%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
S
Pressure 1009
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality

Monday
22 January


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
W
Pressure 1006
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

Tuesday
23 January


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

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