Cardington Weather Station

The Equation of Time adjusted for Cardington's location
gives local noon (sun due South) as:

27-Oct - 12:55 BST - sun elevation 24.5 deg
11-Nov - 11:55 GMT - sun elevation 19.9 deg
17-Nov - 11:56 GMT - sun elevation 18.4 deg
22-Nov - 11:57 GMT - sun elevation 17.3 deg
25-Nov - 11:58 GMT - sun elevation 16.7 deg
28-Nov - 11:59 GMT - sun elevation 16.1 deg
01-Dec - 12:00 GMT - sun elevation 15.6 deg
04-Dec - 12:01 GMT - sun elevation 15.2 deg
06-Dec - 12:02 GMT - sun elevation 14.9 deg
09-Dec - 12:03 GMT - sun elevation 14.6 deg
11-Dec - 12:04 GMT - sun elevation 14.5 deg
13-Dec - 12:05 GMT - sun elevation 14.3 deg

For some unknown reason the software displaying the weather readings on the website has, after working fine for nearly 2 years, stopped working. I haven't got time to sort out why at the moment so it's lost for now. Everything else about it is working fine, data is being sent to the Met Office, the main reason for installing the weather station in the first place. The data's all there on the Met Office website and you can look at it there. Use the link below, zoom in to our dot, click onto it, select "View Full Observation", (note the Gold Award for 2017!), select say the Graph tab, choose time period, use Filter Options to select readings, and press "Update Graph". The Met Office just want the data, not interested in displaying headline record temperatures etc so I'll put a bit of that in here.

Met Office Weather Observations Website (in a new tab) - see notes below.

This weather data comes from an automatic weather station, type Aercus WS3083, situated in a field about a mile from Cardington. It has been running since July 2016 and here are some of the records since then:

Highest day temperature

32.7 deg C

8 July 2018

5:19 pm

Lowest night temperature

-7.7 deg C

28 Feb 2018

3:51 am

Highest atmospheric pressure

1044.5 mbar

27 Dec 2016

8:07 pm

Lowest atmospheric pressure

970.8 mbar

27 Feb 2017

3:47 pm

Highest wind gust

64.0 mph

23 Feb 2017

9:30 am

Windiest day - wind run

513.3 miles

3 Jan 2018


Wettest day

37.5 mm

21 Nov 2016


Wettest month

96.9 mm

March 2018


Longest dry period

26 days

to 12 July 2018


Longest wet period

14 days

to 10 Aug 2017


Monthly weather records - from other sources (Tim Barker).

Met Office Weather Observations Website (WOW)

This is where all the data that is sent to The Met Office by private individuals or organisations can be seen. Their home page shows a map of the UK and beyond covered in orange discs, each of which is a reporting weather station. Zoom in on the area of the country you're interested in and you will be able to identify and click on the one you want. You can see recent (ie within the last hour or so) and historical readings. Around here, as well as ours you will see the official station at Shawbury, one at Bayston Hill, one at Much Wenlock, two in Shrewsbury, and one at Shifnal.

David Elliott

Monthly weather records - from other sources (Tim Barker).

Met Office Weather Observations Website (in a new tab)