BBC - Weather Centre - Forecast for Northampton, United Kingdom
Wednesday: white cloud, Max Temp: 15°C (59°F), Min Temp: 5°C (41°F)
22 May 2013 at 1:20am
Thursday: light rain shower, Max Temp: 11°C (52°F), Min Temp: 5°C (41°F)
22 May 2013 at 1:20am
Friday: light rain, Max Temp: 10°C (50°F), Min Temp: 5°C (41°F)
21 May 2013 at 11:20pm
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Pitsford Hall weather station is a fully equipped independent meteorological station maintained by Pitsford School in Pitsford, 4 miles north of Northampton (United Kingdom). The station is run professionally and has maintained an accurate and unbroken daily weather record for the county since 1998. The staff, which includes Sixth Form students, are trained in observational practice following the guidelines of the UK Meteorological Office.
In addition to maintaining Northampton's climatological record by recording the weather daily at 0900 GMT using standard instruments, the station continues to monitor the weather round the clock by means of automatic weather stations on site at Pitsford and off site at Brixworth. Weather data is available via this web site, as well as via answerphone. In addition to recording the weather, the station produces a forecast for Northamptonshire which is released daily via this web site and a review of the month's weather as a published journal. Individuals may subscribe to both daily and monthly emailed reports free of charge. The station also provides the county with early warnings of thunderstorms using a state of the art Boltek lightning detection system. Again, subscribers may opt to receive early warnings via email using the TSentry system.
Pitsford Hall itself was built in 1775. The building has a long and interesting history with connections with the British Royal Family, most notably King Edward VIII and King George VI who stayed in the building when they visited the county. The weather station occupies part of the top floor with access to open roofspace where the main weather instruments are located. The site has a commanding prospect across the surrounding countryside and as such is afforded a good level of exposure for climatological monitoring. A web cam provides current images of the landscape and sky looking north towards Brixworth. In addition, the station video captures the same view daily at 0900 and 1500 GMT. For further information about weather video click here.
The station is regularly called upon to supply weather data and forecasts for a wide range of clients including the media, farmers, local companies, institutes involved in climate research and schools as well as a wide range of other weather agencies. We welcome weather-related enquiries from the general public, but please note that a large amount of weather data is available for download on this web site and that a formal enquiry is not always needed. However, should you wish to contact us details of how to do so are given below. Please note that during busy periods we may not be able to reply immediately.
The station is a corporate member of the Royal Meteorological Society and the Climatological Observers Link.
WEATHER WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES
Met Office Warnings for East Midlands
Officers & Patrons of the Weather Station
Patrons: Alex Deakin & Michael Fish MBE
Manager: M J Lewis, BSc(Hons), FRGS,
Chief Observer: Jade Eyles
Assistant Observers: Alexander Boiardi, India Chipchase, Joseph Davison, Aidan Lawrence, Hannah Smith, Joseph Spiers and Mark Westaway
Pitsford Hall weather station
Northampton NN6 9AX
Tel. 01604 880306
Ext. 314 Fax. 01604 882212
Rydym yn hapus i ddefnyddio'r iaith Gymraeg
Elevation 117m AMSL (Barometer 127m AMSL)
Lat/Long 52 18' 09'' N 0 53' 27'' W. COL Station No. 91012
All data © Pitsford Hall weather station.