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WMO03874, Solent (Lee-on-Solent, coastguard station / hovercraft museum), also known as Solent MRSC
50 48 29N 01 12 39W
Altitude 9 metres.
Estimated Class 5, deep shadow from building.
UHI, strong local including 2 story building shielding north through south-east, distance, variable depends on wind, otherwise coastal.
Note shadow even though the sun is far from low on the horizon.
Google Street view is available.
What exactly is that? Has some joker been trying a Stevenson and fries?
No shadow? Still at best Class 4.
Met Office, wonder if they ever mention this one?
Excluding wind, it is windy.
I hope now that 150+ stations have been mentioned many of the names in these reports will make more sense.
“24 hours ending 2200 on 24 Sep 2012:
London & South East England Highest max 0900-2100 16.5 °C Solent”
To be fair Solent broke it’s low record but it doesn’t go back for long.
The old Solent site location from easting and northing, will be approximate. This was on the airfield with very different site exposure, not close to two story building acting as shelter from north or east winds and a sunshade.
No a problem provided the datasets are never joined. Same WMO number, no suffix seen.
“SITE INFORMATION OLD SITE WAS AT GRID REF 4557E 1016N ELEVATION 10M UNTIL 1989″
And also this banal note
“06-11-2001 Current HISTORICAL NOTES STATION AMALGAMATED WITH LEE-ON-SOLENT 2001″
Care is needed over Tangmere (RAF Tangmere, 35km east) which had the same WMO number
“IDENTIFIERS Previous use of 03874 for TANGMERE 1944-1963 stored as 03874Z (SRC_ID 783)”
“03874 used for SOLENT MRSC from 1986 (SRC_ID 858)”
But Solent came from Lee-on-Solent or some other.
Station is listed as data starting 1973, not this location.
Some general interest mentioning Solent is
“SOME COMMENTS ON THE UK NATIONAL DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES DURING 1999″ Dan Suri’s web site, apparently works for the Met Office.
Great deal of history hereabouts, Solent area is one of the most intense historic technological locations in the world.
One final point to make things fun the Met Office seem to have dragged up a new thermometer at Port Solent. Typical Brits, this is not on the Solent. I have no idea where the met site is located at Port Solent, a marina etc. on reclaimed land next inlet east.