This site is maintained by Norman Lynagh. I am a Chartered Meteorologist with a career background in weather forecasting. These days I work primarily as an Expert Witness and as a Consultant to the Marine and Offshore industries. I have lived in Tideswell in the Derbyshire Peak District since 2009 and I am busy building up my knowledge of the fascinating meteorology of this part of the country which is about 300 metres above sea level. This site is primarily concerned with the local meteorology but, from time to time, in the Blog I shall discuss weather conditions further afield and will probably also discuss other aspects of meteorology that catch my interest.

Observations of the actual weather in Tideswell are posted several time per day on most days. These can be found via the “Tideswell Weather Observations” page.

As well as the detail about Tideswell weather the site will also contain links to external sites providing information about Peak District weather. I shall also post photographs from time to time. The site will be in a state of constant evolution so, if the content interests you, please visit regularly to see what new stuff has been added.

Comments are always welcome!

2 Responses to Home

  1. Dr Steve Graham says:

    Dear Norman,

    Could I ask if you have read the comment I made a while ago. I was interested in your instrumentation and the type of exposure you had in place for your instrumentation. Is it WMO standard exposure or more of a ‘back garden’ type of site. Just interested since the quality of your data seems to be good.

  2. Norman says:

    Not sure if I have replied to this or not. I’ve been out of the country for more than a couple of months so I’m only just catching up.

    I’ve got a Davis Vantage Pro 2 automatic weather station connected to a data logger. I’ve also got an Instromet sunshine recorder connected to a data logger. For rainfall measurement I use a standard 5-inch rain gauge as the Davis isn’t too reliable for rainfall measurement.

    My site isn’t up to WMO exposure standard but the exposure is pretty good. The site is 10-15 metres above the bottom of Tideswell Dale and is not sheltered by houses. The entire western semi-circle is open grazing land.

    Best regards,


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