The weather has always fascinated me from an early age. Watching the changing seasons come and go. Seeing the contrasting colours and the changes in mood that it can bring upon oneself.

I started recording the weather when I was 11. Taking notes of the minimum and maximum temperatures, the rainfall and the prevailing conditions. I carried on for 10 years doing this building up alot of data from the early 1980s and into the 90s. This was a period of rapid warming in my local area of Watford. In the next few months I will change this data into an electronic format to publish on my site.

For the last 10 years I have had a weather station which now records the data for me. This has made it less time consuming and you don’t have to go out in the cold and wet to read the temperature and rainfall.

To view some of this data you can visit my local page in Watford where I currently live.

For anyone interested in the weather I have provided some links below that I regularly go to.

Computer models

ECM

MET OFFICE

GFS

Weather station

Watford
Historical data from my weather station can be found here

Links

Weather Outlook
My most visited weather site is the Weather Outlook. Started participating in this website /forum back in the late 90s. Where like minded people discuss all weather related subjects.

CET Series – Met Office
The worlds longest weather series going back to 1650s is located here. It is now looked after by the Met Office.

Lightening
Have you always wanted to see where the realtime lightening occurs and to track storms. Well this useful site is brilliant for this and I use it all the time to track thunder storms. http://www.lightningmaps.org