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Durham University Observatory meteorological station


Apart from the Radcliffe Observatory at Oxford, Durham University Observatory has the unbroken longest series of meteorological observations for any university in the UK. Daily records date from the late 1840s. Today, the observations are made using an automatic weather station; this provides online data to the Meteorological Office and allows us to maintain our long records. You are welcome to use the data and reports; please quote the source of the data in any publication or thesis.

Durham University Observatory has been successfully nominated as a World Meteorological Organisation Centennial Observing Station.

The weather station is run by Professor Tim Burt.