uk.sci.weather (UK Weather) (uk.sci.weather) For the discussion of daily weather events, chiefly affecting the UK and adjacent parts of Europe, both past and predicted. The discussion is open to all, but contributions on a practical scientific level are encouraged.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old August 11th 19, 08:58 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by Weather-Banter: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,160
Default Peak District official weather station? Or lack of

Last year we went to Devon just north of Tiverton. While out on a walk I did a detour and found Liscombe (03710) at 348m.

This year we're heading to the Peaks but I can't find an official weather station up there, which surprises me, especially given the size of the area. Skipton used to report, although that is not particularily high up. Is there one up there that I've missed?

Mustn't forget Norman's at Tideswell of course :-)

Keith (Southend)

  #2   Report Post  
Old August 11th 19, 09:31 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by Weather-Banter: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,061
Default Peak District official weather station? Or lack of

There's one at Leek. That's the Peak District isn't it?
  #3   Report Post  
Old August 12th 19, 06:09 AM posted to uk.sci.weather
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by Weather-Banter: Jun 2016
Posts: 3,022
Default Peak District official weather station? Or lack of

Keith Harris wrote:

Last year we went to Devon just north of Tiverton. While out on a
walk I did a detour and found Liscombe (03710) at 348m.

This year we're heading to the Peaks but I can't find an official
weather station up there, which surprises me, especially given the
size of the area. Skipton used to report, although that is not
particularily high up. Is there one up there that I've missed?

Mustn't forget Norman's at Tideswell of course :-)

Keith (Southend)


The nearest one is Leek Thorncliffe (03330) which is NE of Leek, in
Staffordshire. It's at about 300m but often isn't particularly
representative of conditions in the Peak District National Park. I've
been sending OBS to the Met Office for the past 10 years. They are very
appreciative because the National Park is something of a 'black hole'
in the official observing network.

--
Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
twitter: @TideswellWeathr
  #4   Report Post  
Old August 12th 19, 12:36 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by Weather-Banter: Jul 2017
Posts: 62
Default Peak District official weather station? Or lack of

As Climate stations are part of the official network, there's one historic one that's easily accessible - Buxton. In the little park behind the town hall. Norman has mentioned it a few times. I've not been to Chatsworth House for decades but when I did go there was an unofficial met station on the lawns just east of the house - close to the exit. I wonder if it is still there?

Julian
  #5   Report Post  
Old August 12th 19, 01:04 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by Weather-Banter: Jun 2016
Posts: 3,022
Default Peak District official weather station? Or lack of

wrote:

As Climate stations are part of the official network, there's one
historic one that's easily accessible - Buxton. In the little park
behind the town hall. Norman has mentioned it a few times. I've not
been to Chatsworth House for decades but when I did go there was an
unofficial met station on the lawns just east of the house - close to
the exit. I wonder if it is still there?

Julian


Indeed. Daily data for Buxton since 1875 (and for various periods for
all manner of other places) are available at

https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/

You have to register but there's no charge.

The Buxton observing site is now surrounded (and partly overhung) by
trees that wouldn't have been there in 1875. The instrument enclosure
itself has a rather uncared for look about it.

Data from Chatsworth House Gardens are on the CEDA site for the period
1965-1974 so perhaps the instrument enclosure has gone.

--
Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
twitter: @TideswellWeathr


  #6   Report Post  
Old August 12th 19, 02:06 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by Weather-Banter: May 2010
Posts: 5,192
Default Peak District official weather station? Or lack of

Op maandag 12 augustus 2019 14:36:04 UTC+2 schreef :
I've not been to Chatsworth House for decades but when I did go there was an unofficial met station on the lawns just east of the house - close to the exit. I wonder if it is still there?


http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/weathe...r-station..jpg

http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/weathe...o-the-present/

("The weather is still recorded daily at 9am by a gardener at Chatsworth, and this data is accessible through ‘The British Atmospheric Data Centre’ (BADC) from 1878 to the present.")


Colin Youngs
Brussels
  #7   Report Post  
Old August 12th 19, 02:34 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by Weather-Banter: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,160
Default Peak District official weather station? Or lack of

On Monday, 12 August 2019 07:09:29 UTC+1, Norman Lynagh wrote:
Keith Harris wrote:

Last year we went to Devon just north of Tiverton. While out on a
walk I did a detour and found Liscombe (03710) at 348m.

This year we're heading to the Peaks but I can't find an official
weather station up there, which surprises me, especially given the
size of the area. Skipton used to report, although that is not
particularily high up. Is there one up there that I've missed?

Mustn't forget Norman's at Tideswell of course :-)

Keith (Southend)


The nearest one is Leek Thorncliffe (03330) which is NE of Leek, in
Staffordshire. It's at about 300m but often isn't particularly
representative of conditions in the Peak District National Park. I've
been sending OBS to the Met Office for the past 10 years. They are very
appreciative because the National Park is something of a 'black hole'
in the official observing network.

--
Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
twitter: @TideswellWeathr


Just back in from the early shift and I see lots of replies ~ many thanks to everyone.

I've just found Leek Thorncliffe on google maps street view:



Sorry for the long link :-)

I'll also have a look at the Buxton data later + we intend to go to Chatsworth, must be a bout 15 years since we last went there. Keep beat these gardeners for keeping weather records ;-)

Rain at last today in Southend-on-Sea, I'm currently 7.6mm and it's still raining.

Keith (Southend)
  #8   Report Post  
Old August 12th 19, 04:32 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by Weather-Banter: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,160
Default Peak District official weather station? Or lack of

On Monday, 12 August 2019 14:04:56 UTC+1, Norman Lynagh wrote:
wrote:

As Climate stations are part of the official network, there's one
historic one that's easily accessible - Buxton. In the little park
behind the town hall. Norman has mentioned it a few times. I've not
been to Chatsworth House for decades but when I did go there was an
unofficial met station on the lawns just east of the house - close to
the exit. I wonder if it is still there?

Julian


Indeed. Daily data for Buxton since 1875 (and for various periods for
all manner of other places) are available at

https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/

You have to register but there's no charge.

The Buxton observing site is now surrounded (and partly overhung) by
trees that wouldn't have been there in 1875. The instrument enclosure
itself has a rather uncared for look about it.

Data from Chatsworth House Gardens are on the CEDA site for the period
1965-1974 so perhaps the instrument enclosure has gone.

--
Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
twitter: @TideswellWeathr


I've created an account for that CEDA site, how/where do you go to view the said data?

Thansk

Keith (Southend)
  #9   Report Post  
Old August 12th 19, 06:27 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by Weather-Banter: Jun 2016
Posts: 3,022
Default Peak District official weather station? Or lack of

Keith Harris wrote:

On Monday, 12 August 2019 14:04:56 UTC+1, Norman Lynagh wrote:
wrote:

As Climate stations are part of the official network, there's one
historic one that's easily accessible - Buxton. In the little
park behind the town hall. Norman has mentioned it a few times.
I've not been to Chatsworth House for decades but when I did go
there was an unofficial met station on the lawns just east of the
house - close to the exit. I wonder if it is still there?

Julian


Indeed. Daily data for Buxton since 1875 (and for various periods
for all manner of other places) are available at

https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/

You have to register but there's no charge.

The Buxton observing site is now surrounded (and partly overhung) by
trees that wouldn't have been there in 1875. The instrument
enclosure itself has a rather uncared for look about it.

Data from Chatsworth House Gardens are on the CEDA site for the
period 1965-1974 so perhaps the instrument enclosure has gone.

--
Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
twitter: @TideswellWeathr


I've created an account for that CEDA site, how/where do you go to
view the said data?

Thansk

Keith (Southend)


Hi Keith,
When you go to that site it should come up with 'catalogue search'.
Type 'midas open' (without the quotation marks) into the box and click
'search'. You might at that stage have to put in your username and
password (you will at some stage). For me that then takes me to a list
of options. For example, the second one on the list is 'Midas Open: UK
daily rainfall data, v201901'. Clicking the 'download' box on the right
brings up a list of counties. Clicking on 'Derbyshire' brings up a list
that includes Buxton. Clicking on that brings up a slightly odd-looking
menu but what you want is 'qc-version-1' Clicking on that brings up a
menu of yearly files for Buxton rainfall. It all sounds a bit more
complicated than it really is.

Incidentally, I see that the site contains data for 2 sites in
Southend, one from 1961 till 1971 and the other from 1971 till 2005.

It's a bit of a clunky interface and you have to access different
datsets for rainfall and temperature, for example, but like all of
these things once you get familiar with it it's all pretty
straightforward.

Cheers,

Norman

--
Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
twitter: @TideswellWeathr
  #10   Report Post  
Old August 12th 19, 08:08 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by Weather-Banter: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,160
Default Peak District official weather station? Or lack of

On Monday, 12 August 2019 19:27:24 UTC+1, Norman Lynagh wrote:
Keith Harris wrote:

On Monday, 12 August 2019 14:04:56 UTC+1, Norman Lynagh wrote:
wrote:

As Climate stations are part of the official network, there's one
historic one that's easily accessible - Buxton. In the little
park behind the town hall. Norman has mentioned it a few times.
I've not been to Chatsworth House for decades but when I did go
there was an unofficial met station on the lawns just east of the
house - close to the exit. I wonder if it is still there?

Julian

Indeed. Daily data for Buxton since 1875 (and for various periods
for all manner of other places) are available at

https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/

You have to register but there's no charge.

The Buxton observing site is now surrounded (and partly overhung) by
trees that wouldn't have been there in 1875. The instrument
enclosure itself has a rather uncared for look about it.

Data from Chatsworth House Gardens are on the CEDA site for the
period 1965-1974 so perhaps the instrument enclosure has gone.

--
Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
twitter: @TideswellWeathr


I've created an account for that CEDA site, how/where do you go to
view the said data?

Thansk

Keith (Southend)


Hi Keith,
When you go to that site it should come up with 'catalogue search'.
Type 'midas open' (without the quotation marks) into the box and click
'search'. You might at that stage have to put in your username and
password (you will at some stage). For me that then takes me to a list
of options. For example, the second one on the list is 'Midas Open: UK
daily rainfall data, v201901'. Clicking the 'download' box on the right
brings up a list of counties. Clicking on 'Derbyshire' brings up a list
that includes Buxton. Clicking on that brings up a slightly odd-looking
menu but what you want is 'qc-version-1' Clicking on that brings up a
menu of yearly files for Buxton rainfall. It all sounds a bit more
complicated than it really is.

Incidentally, I see that the site contains data for 2 sites in
Southend, one from 1961 till 1971 and the other from 1971 till 2005.

It's a bit of a clunky interface and you have to access different
datsets for rainfall and temperature, for example, but like all of
these things once you get familiar with it it's all pretty
straightforward.

Cheers,

Norman

--
Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
twitter: @TideswellWeathr


Thanks Norman, I would have struggled to know what I was looking for there. Also I will have a look at that Southend-on-Sea data.

I've saved in a text file your reply for reference.

Many many thanks

Keith (Southend)


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Peak District - on a knife-edge? Norman[_3_] uk.sci.weather (UK Weather) 1 November 17th 09 04:31 PM
How high is the Peak District? Norman[_3_] uk.sci.weather (UK Weather) 0 June 21st 09 06:55 PM
Wave Effect - Peak District [email protected] uk.sci.weather (UK Weather) 3 February 22nd 09 08:32 PM
{WR} 3/1/08 Peak District and Haytor Will Hand uk.sci.weather (UK Weather) 5 January 4th 08 08:01 PM
Peak district snow Jim Bennett uk.sci.weather (UK Weather) 2 January 23rd 07 12:20 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2019 Weather Banter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Weather"

 

Copyright © 2017