Cleadon Weather Station
Cleadon Weather Station is an automatic weather station (AWS) located in a back garden of a suburban village between South Shields and Sunderland, approximately 2 miles inland from the North Sea coast, and approximately 40m above mean sea level.
The automatic weathr station has been operational since September 2005. However, I have taken weather records at this site since January 1993, and have developed a reconstruction based on those earlier records, calibrating the temperature readings from my earlier instruments with those from my AWS. As such, the earlier years are significantly error-corrected for differences in instrumentation, but the aim is to get as homogeneous a set of data as possible, as well as making them as in line with what "official" sites would record. The Data section has data for each year from 1993 to present.
In addition I have come up with a set of estimated 1951-2000 averages for the location, which are also available on the site and are used to derive differences from the long-term average.
In addition this site contains various weather-related stuff. The "favourite past months" section is inspired by Trevor Harley's analysis of which past months he considers to be the most interesting for weather. The page on winter snowfalls includes the results of my personal analysis of UK winter snowiness back to 1947, using a number of sources. Some jottings on my amateur interest, preferred weather, and climate change are also included.
Finally there is a links page which gives some of my favourite weather-related sites as well as a number of the observaing sites in the Tyne & Wear/Durham area.
Ian Simpson, 1993-2011
The Cleadon weather data section and Winter Snow Events analysis are subject to copyright- you are free to quote from those areas but if you do, please acknowledge the source.