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Weather summary out into next week-issued Saturday late afternoon
Latest statistics for April available
No wind data ufn as the anemometer bolts have sheared off from the top of the mast-1600 Sunday 12 May 2013
please note that due to Davis problems there is only the last week or so. Also that the graphs on the main page do not and will not udpate any more-no help from Davis=thanks!
Due to the Davis problems there is a spell of 5 days when only whole figures are available for Maximum and Minimum values on my weather page summary
Also that from March 2013 all averages relate to my 17 years of data starting 1 January 1997
please see comment on forecast page
Please note that full forecasts will no longer be issued, see the pdf area for information on what is available and when.
Thursday 23 August 2012. For a longer range outlook for this area see the new system on the forecast page
Weather data for February 2013 is available- Annual Statistics for 2012 in Excel format out You need to add about 20% on the rainfall to the value shown by Davis. Equally, in a very sheltered back garden the wind speed is also below what will be observed on an open site. Doncaster Airport will give a closer to reality average speed, direction is okay and gusts seem less affected
I first became interested in the weather as a teenager when I was given a Max/Min thermometer. Rather than go to University I elected to leave school at 17 and joined the Meteorological Office as a weather observer. National Service soon came along and I was lucky enough to be able to do the same job, once the square bashing part was out of the way! Most of the time I spent at RAF Nicosia in Cyprus. On return to civilian life I took quite some time to get the necessary qualifications to be accepted as a forecaster. During that time I was on various RAF stations then civil aviation airfields. My last 20 years or so were spent forecasting in a whole variety of locations, in the United Kingdom and abroad. Aviation, both RAF and Civil, Weather centres, the Oil industry, finishing up in the Falklands as part of a team of senior forecasters at Mount Pleasant. Prior to that as the Senior Meteorological Officer at RAF Finningley which is now the new civil airport of Doncaster.