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UK's Longest Running Weather Station: the Keble Connection

Friday 15 May 2015

Today, the UK Met Office will present an award to the Radcliffe Meteorological Station for its continuous climate observation over the last 200 years, making it the longest running weather station in the UK.  The station has a long association with the College, with Keble Fellows in the role of Director since 1950.  Prof Gordon Smith held the post between 1950 and 1983, followed by Prof Tim Burt between 1983 and 1996.  The current Director is Prof Richard Washington.

Keble graduates have also contributed regularly to the task of taking observations at the station, including daily readings of minimum and maximum temperatures, total rainfall, sunshine hours from the previous 24 hours, current air temperature, cloud cover, visibility and wind speed.  Keble Geography DPhil Amy Creese is one of two current students charged with the task as official RMS Met Observer.

Further information can be found on the School of Geography website and the news section of the University website.