Royal Sovereign Lighthouse

Royal Sovereign Lighthouse, Eastbourne, East Sussex

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  • This lighthouse was completed in 1971 and replaced a light vessel which had marked the Royal Sovereign Shoal since 1875. It is of concrete construction and was built in two sections on the beach at Newhaven. The base and vertical pillar section were floated into position and sunk on to a leveled area of the sea bed and the upper cabin section and superstructure were then floated over the pillar section. The pillar had an inner telescopic section which, when attached to the cabin, was jacked up 13 metres and locked into position. The underside of the cabin is well above the maximum wave height and the navigation light is 28 metres above sea level.

  • Royal Sovereign Lighthouse Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Saturday through Wednesday, with temperatures peaking at 23°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
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    22
       0%  31%   2 mph
      4:59 am    8:53 pm
    Thursday, May 25th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    13
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    22
       0%  1%   10 mph
      4:58 am    8:54 pm

    Friday, May 26th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    14
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    22
       0%  0%   14 mph
      4:57 am    8:56 pm
    Saturday, May 27th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    15
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    23
       59%  23%   7 mph
      4:56 am    8:57 pm

    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon.
     
    14
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    22
       70%  66%   1 mph
      4:55 am    8:58 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
    14
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    18
       66%  82%   4 mph
      4:54 am    8:59 pm

    Tuesday, May 30th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
    13
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    16
       2%  56%   12 mph
      4:53 am    9:00 pm
    Wednesday, May 31st
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    13
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    16
       24%  40%   4 mph
      4:52 am    9:02 pm

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