Arnside & Silverdale AONB Weather

Weather History for Arnside, Heversham, Silverdale, Warton and Hazelrigg from eHideaway and the Landscape Trust

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The Weather Stations

This site displays weather data collected from five weather stations located around Arnside and Silverdale AONB. We find it fascinating to track the fast changing weather conditions that occur locally and now have a continuous, high quality record of temperature and rainfall since 1975, and wind speed, wind direction, atmospheric pressure, and solar radiation since 2006.

Two of the weather stations are owned by the Arnside / Silverdale AONB Landscape Trust. The Landscape Trust decided to purchase their first Davis Vantage Pro 2 Plus weather station in 2013. It was installed at the AONB office on Arnside Station and was so interesting that a second Vantage Pro 2 Plus weather station was subsequently purchased by the Trust and installed at Warton’s Archbishop Hutton School.

Two of the weather stations belong to private owners. A Vantage Pro 2 Plus located in Heversham (just north of the AONB) and eHideaway's own Vantage Vue weather station located in Silverdale.

The final weather station is located at Hazelrigg near Lancaster University (12 miles south of the AONB) and is included because it has data going back to 1975.

The Arnside, Heversham and Warton weather stations have WeatherlinkIP dataloggers and report to the Davis Weatherlink Cloud and the Weather Underground. The Silverdale weather station has its own web site and also reports to the Weather Underground and the Met Office Weather Observation Web Site (WOW). The Hazelrigg weather station data has been downloaded from the Met Office's MIDAS Open Database1.

eHideaway is very grateful to the Landscape Trust, Lancaster University and Mike Warren for allowing it access to their stations' data.

The Technology

Developed by eHideaway, bespoke Python programs running on a Raspberry Pi are used to extract the data, to aggregate the data, and to load the data into a MySQL database in the cloud. For the Vantage Pro 2 Plus weather stations, logger data is extracted from the Davis Weatherlink cloud. For the Vantage Vue weather station, the data is extracted from the Vantage Console. The MySQL database is used with PHP, Javascript and the dygraphs JavaScript Visualization Library to generate and display the weather pages and plots. Wind roses are displayed using the Plotly Javascript Graphing Library.

Locations and Data Coverage

The Arnside weather station is located at Latitude N 54° 12' 9'', longnitude W 2° 49' 41'', elevation 6 metres. Data from 21/08/2013.

The Heversham weather station is located at Latitude N 54° 14' 26'', longnitude W 2° 46' 20'', elevation 35 metres. Data from 02/06/2006.

The Silverdale weather station is located at Latitude N 54° 8' 7'', longnitude W 2° 49' 17'', elevation 43 metres. Data from 10/10/2017.

The Warton weather station is located at Latitude N 54° 8' 40'', longnitude W 2° 46' 2'', elevation 12 metres. Data from 09/06/2017.

The Hazelrigg weather station is located at Latitude N 54° 01' 50'', longnitude W 2° 46' 30'', elevation 94 metres. Data from 01/08/1976.

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Contact Details

Please email me at contact@ehideaway.uk if you have any comments or questions about the weather stations and the web site. Constructive feedback is welcomed.

Citations

1. Met Office (2019): Met Office MIDAS Open: UK Land Surface Stations Data (1853-current). Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 12/03/2020. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/dbd451271eb04662beade68da43546e1

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