WMO03803, Scilly, St Mary’s Airport

Posted: September 6, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation

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WMO03803, Scilly, St Mary’s Airport

49 54 52N 06 17 45W
Altitude 36 metres

Class 2/3, marginal Class 2 on unstable ground cover within 30 metres, farming, dumping: see later image.

UHI, local airport, distance none. Note that this is probably the mildest location in the UK, windy, Atlantic island.

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Unstable ground cover.

Looks like the feeder road tried to skirt the met site but encroachment from the terminal seems to have happened.

Comments
  1. Caz says:

    Given it’s hilltop location and also exposed to the wind from 360 degrees, I think this site can be trusted to record climatic trends of the North east Atlantic Ocean.

    Great place, the UK’s sub tropical Islands, the Gulf stream rules.

  2. tchannon says:

    Whilst I tend to agree, east wind meets the runways, terminal and car parking.

    Plymouth, east of there, bottom of this page
    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/sw/print.html

  3. tallbloke says:

    The other place int he UK the Gulf Stream rules is Plockton. Palm trees in Scotland…

  4. Caz says:

    And a good deal further North than South Georgia is South.