Bute Park, Cardiff
No WMO ID. One of it’s ID is DCNN 8491. A definite photo of the Stevenson screen would be nice if anyone can unearth one although I am pretty sure I am correct.
51.48816688167427,-3.188603677354307 (unofficial, best official is circa 10 metres away)
Estimate Class 5. Fails Class 4 on >50% hardstanding within 10 metres and more than 30% within 3 metres. Probably shadows too.
UHI, local, in parks horticultural compound, near greenhouses, car parking, waste disposal, cold frames, within tall perimeter hedge, distance 1km centre of Cardiff.
Whether they keep the compound gate open or closed… see Google at other times.
This station is an incidental simply out of interest showing local conditions.
BBC written 2nd March 2012, “Warmest place in UK” although in reality this station is isolated from extremes, not very interesting. I think stations such as this ought to be ignored nationally.
“The air over us currently has come from the tropics and yesterday Cardiff was the warmest place in Britain with temperature of 16 Celsius recorded at Bute Park which is more like May than February and 7 or 8 degrees above the late February average.”
Station records are confused but seem to go back to 1978, few other parameters measured. I suspect stations changes. Used to have a sunshine recorder.
BBC Wales chap was on a winning streak
So he goes on a bit, how about the dear Met Office…
“The warmest conditions were across southern areas where temperatures widely rose above 24 °C each day from 24th to 26th; the temperature reached 28.2 °C at Bute Park (Cardiff) on 26th.”
Two years previously…
“Temperatures rose sharply through the day, with Cardiff Bute Park recording a temperature of 28.3 °C.”
I think it is muted in both directions but it’s all Cardiff has these days, other stations have close.
Data (only monthly) is published by the Met Office alongside better stations but links seem to be broken. Searching on some guesses