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Weather Data

Since 1961 meteorological observations have been recorded at Slapton Ley Met Office sub station. Every day at 0900 GMT a member of staff records the weather conditions from the last 24 hours. 

This data is collected in line with Met Office standards.The Met Office use this data to create accurate descriptions of the UK's climate. For further information please visit www.metoffice.gov.uk

This data provides a context for climatology, ecology, hydrology and beach projects over the short and long term.

The weather station at Slapton Ley is equipped with accurate instruments to record;

  • Minimum temperature
  • Maximum temperature
  • Dry bulb and wet bulb (humidity)
  • Minimum ground temperature
  • Wind speed (at 0900 GMT)
  • Wind direction (at 0900GMT)
  • Run of wind
  • Sunshine hours
  • Rainfall
  • Cloud cover
  • Visibility

A detailed account of daily observations, previous months' and years' averages and observational instructions is available here.