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By No owner — last modified Feb 25, 2014 03:55 PM

 Ascension Island - Profile

Facts

  • A mountainous peak rising from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, Ascension is a dormant volcanic island like Tristan da Cunha and the Azores on the mid-Atlantic volcanic ridge.
  • Ascension Island is part of a British Overseas Territory, (nowadays called St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha) under the sovereignty of the British Crown.
  • The 34 sq mile (88 sq km) island is a communications centre for Cable & Wireless, the BBC, the RAF, the US Air Force and the European Ariane project.
  • Although a traditional port of call for ships on the Cape of Good Hope route, the few yachts that sail on this route only occasionally stop at Ascension. Because of their isolation, the people who work on the island are friendly and hospitable.

Weather

The climate is sub-tropical with temperatures ranging from 20-31°C. Showers occur throughout the year with slightly heavier rains in the January-April period. The island is under the influence of the SE trade winds for most of the year.

The weather can change rapidly. Contact Turtle Radio on VHF Channel 16

For links to free global weather information, forecast services and extreme weather information see the Noonsite Weather Page.

Turtle Radio
VHF Channel 16
Weather reports

Main Ports

Clarence Bay, Georgetown *

* indicates port of entry

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AscensionTourism
AscensionTourism says:
Feb 25, 2014 02:53 PM

For information on visiting Ascension Island please contact the Ascension Island Tourist Information Office on tourism@ascension.gov.ac they will be able to provide information on entry permits, light dues, services and facilities, car hire, tours and much much more.
Further information also available on the website www.ascension-island.gov.ac and the facebook page www.facebook.com/Ascension-island-tourism

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