Royston (Iceni) Weather Station
Data available by E-Mail file attachment
The Royston (Iceni) Weather Station daily observations of temperature, pressure, rainfall, fog, snow, hail and thunder commenced on 1st May 1972 and in recent years a project to transfer the accumulated manual records to computer and then to archive on DVD has been undertaken.. The computer records consist of Microsoft Excel files which are comprised of spreadsheets of data part accompanied by graphs and charts representing this data.
With effect from 1st January 1998 automatic weather observations were commenced in addition to the manual observations and these are all in Excel files; indeed this data is downloaded directly to computer from a datalogger and exists on computer and DVD only. These new observations added wind speed and direction, relative humidity and sunshine to the elements already being recorded.
In addition written monthly weather reports are available in Microsoft Word format from 1998 to date. These reports also include some graphs and charts.
The current availability of data for issue as file attachments to e-mail is given in the table below. If you would like to receive any of the data in this form please e-mail your request to the Weather Station Met. Observer Richard Barker on firstname.lastname@example.org . If you are unsure which files to request alternatively please state your requirements and let the Met. Observer decide on which are most suitable! No credit card number is required .......
|Sunset on 1st December 1999 as viewed from Therfield Heath, Royston at 1545 GMT. An aircraft contrail has been particularly well illuminated by the setting sun. After an overnight minimum temperature of 4.2°C a fine day followed on 2nd with a maximum temperature of 10.8°C and 4.1 hours sunshine, a pleasant early winter's day, in fact. Royston enjoyed a very sunny start to December with 22 hours sunshine in the first 5 days, about 45% of the month's average.||
This cloudscape was taken at 0954 GMT on 18th December 1999 looking due south over the East Anglian Heights from a position close to the B1039 Barley Road about 2.5 km south-east of Royston. Once again an aircraft contrail has left its mark (at left) on the scene. A fine but cold day followed with a maximum temperature of 2.9°C and a sunshine total of 3.4 hours, after an overnight minimum temperature of -1.3°C. The communications mast of RAF Barkway can just be seen at centre on the horizon.
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(This page last updated 14th December 2007 2041 GMT)