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. Take notes of the minimum and maximum temperatures, the rainfall and the prevailing conditions. I carried on for 15 years, building up a lot 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 years, I will upload this data into an electronic format to publish on my site.
For the last 20 years, I have had a weather station that records my data. 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.
You can visit my local page in Watford, where I currently live, to view some of this data.
For anyone interested in the weather, I have provided some links below that I regularly go to. I have created a Medium Publication about the weather and am always looking for people who write about the weather to participate. Fill in the form on the contact page to let me know if you are interested.
Historical data from my weather station can be found here
There used to be a very good rain radar called RainToday, but this was closed down; such a shame as it was the best. I am still looking for one to replace it, but below are some alternatives which I use. Also, on a smartphone, you can try Weather Pro from the same people but not as good on the desktop as RainToday.
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. It’s my go-to website every day.
CET Series – Met Office
The world’s longest weather series from the 1650s is located here. It is now looked after by the Met Office.
Have you always wanted to see where real-time lightning occurs and track storms? Well, this useful site is brilliant for this, and I use it all the time to track thunderstorms. https://www.lightningmaps.org