Best source of past weather information

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Best source of past weather information

Postby horizon » 19 Jan 2020, 2:56pm

I find it very difficult to get useful past weather information. So for example, what was the weather in Newquay on August 19th last year or even last Saturday? Simple info like max temp, rainfall etc. Any good websites out there? And which obvious ones am I not accessing properly (e.g. Met Office)?

Many thanks for any thoughts.
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Re: Best source of past weather information

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Re: Best source of past weather information

Postby Jdsk » 19 Jan 2020, 3:15pm

I once needed this in order to study the effect of temperature on clinical specimens en route to the laboratory. The Met Office gave us tabulated historical data by return.

Is that the sort of thing you need or is it ad hoc browsing?

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Re: Best source of past weather information

Postby simonhill » 19 Jan 2020, 3:15pm

I use AccuWeather. If you dig down you can find historical data.

Wunderground is also useful.

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Re: Best source of past weather information

Postby JohnW » 19 Jan 2020, 5:20pm

Oh, I can tell you - if you were on the bike, it rained!

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Re: Best source of past weather information

Postby horizon » 19 Jan 2020, 7:17pm

JohnW wrote:Oh, I can tell you - if you were on the bike, it rained!


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Re: Best source of past weather information

Postby RickH » 20 Jan 2020, 10:48am

JohnW wrote:Oh, I can tell you - if you were on the bike, it rained!

That reminds me of a cycling magazine, called Bicycle Action, I used to read. It had a "weather forecast" each month that simply said "it will rain". It was pretty accurate! :D

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Postby JohnW » 20 Jan 2020, 1:14pm

RickH wrote:
JohnW wrote:Oh, I can tell you - if you were on the bike, it rained!

That reminds me of a cycling magazine, called Bicycle Action, I used to read. It had a "weather forecast" each month that simply said "it will rain". It was pretty accurate! :D

I never saw that - I never took the magazine.
Just think what I missed :roll: :roll: :roll: .
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Re: Best source of past weather information

Postby mjr » 20 Jan 2020, 1:17pm

http://timeanddate.com/ has some past weather information. I don't know how good it is, but it is global.
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Re: Best source of past weather information

Postby ChrisButch » 20 Jan 2020, 1:28pm

The Met Office now has a separate observations website. Click on the map and you can select observations for any period:
https://wow.metoffice.gov.uk/

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Re: Best source of past weather information

Postby mercalia » 20 Jan 2020, 3:56pm

horizon wrote:I find it very difficult to get useful past weather information. So for example, what was the weather in Newquay on August 19th last year or even last Saturday? Simple info like max temp, rainfall etc. Any good websites out there? And which obvious ones am I not accessing properly (e.g. Met Office)?

Many thanks for any thoughts.


you invented a time machine? going on a tour in the past :wink:

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Re: Best source of past weather information

Postby simonhill » 20 Jan 2020, 5:26pm

In case you are really interested in Newquay last summer, here it is:

Time 10:20 AM
Temperature 17 C
Dew Point 12 C
Humidity 72 %
Wind W
Wind Speed 30 km/h
Wind Gust 0 km/h
Pressure 1,002.73 hPa
Precip. 0.0 mm
Condition Partly Cloudy

Source: https://www.wunderground.com/history/da ... /2019-8-19

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Re: Best source of past weather information

Postby philvantwo » 20 Jan 2020, 6:44pm

Mick F will know all that!
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Re: Best source of past weather information

Postby PDQ Mobile » 20 Jan 2020, 11:39pm

A 60 year record pressure broken today.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51174008

Might be the highest pressure Mick ever experienced in his life? Living pretty close to the "epicentre" as he does.

Or me too for that matter.
Was a a very fine day.