The Great British Weather Experiment Results


The morning sky taken at 07:00 hours on the 18 September 2010

Some readers may be aware that I took part in the “The Great British Weather Experiment” during the period 13 September 2010 to the 13 October 2010.

The experiment was organised by the Weather club which is a part of the Royal Meteorological  Society.  In total 267 participants recorded and posted over 2,000 observations. 

 Observations came from as far north as Orkney, as far south as Jersey, as far west as the Isle of Barra and as far east as Margate.

Highlights of the observations (as recorded by the Weather Club) were :-

  • The highest recorded temperature during the experiment was 24.8°C at Peace Haven, East Sussex.
  • The lowest recorded temperature during the experiment was -4.4°C at Tyndrum, Stirling early on 26th September, and Kinbrace, Scotland early on 27th September.
  • The highest rainfall total occurred at Lytham St Annes, Lancashire which recorded 79.8mm on 19th September
  • The strongest gust of wind recorded was 102mph at Cairngorm, Scotland on 15th September.
  • The highest barometric pressure reading was 1020.5mb on Orkney on 25th September.

    I made observations for uplift to the site once per day and these were also recorded  on  Twitter (@WS7weather) and via this website.  Amongst the observations I made during this period were:-

    • A low of 5.2c at 07:48 on the 25 September 2010
    • 21mm of rain on the 1 October 2010 and 17mm of rain of the 3 October 2010
    • A temperature of 16.2c at 06:30 hours on the 14 September 2010

    It is planned for further experiments to take place in the near future and members are already looking forward to the announcement.

    If you would like to read the full results of the Great British Weather Experiment  please follow this link.

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