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Check the Weather
Daily weather observations have been made in the AONB since the Landscape Trust decided to purchase their own ‘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 station was subsequently purchased and installed at Warton’s Archbishop Hutton School.
We find it fascinating to track the fast changing weather conditions that occur locally and the two weather stations have provided us with a continuous, very high quality record of wind speed, wind direction, temperature, atmospheric pressure, rainfall and solar radiation. We are also grateful to Mike Warren for allowing us access to the data from his personal weather station which, while situated just outside the AONB at Heversham, is interesting for comparative purposes.
Current observations at the AONB Office, Archbishop Hutton School and Heversham stations can be seen by going direct to the WeatherLink website. Other local stations can be viewed on the Weather Underground website, where you can also get a forecast if you are planning a visit to the area in the next few days.
If you are a Landscape Trust member and would like direct access to the data from your home computer, please contact the Trust secretary at the e-mail address below for the relevant software.
For those wishing to understand our fascinating micro-climate in more detail, click on the symbols below to see the latest available data.