Welcome to Meopham Weather

 

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This website is dedicated to overnight minimum temperatures in the UK

Meopham is situated on the North Downs in Kent, 480 feet (150 metres) above sea level. We are approximately 5 miles south of Gravesend. I am using a Netatmo weather station housed in a stevenson screen in the middle of my back garden. Due to the closure of the Met office weather station at Gravesend Broadness in August 2018, our nearest met office station is now at East Malling. The nearest private weather station is at Clements Reach farm in Shipley Hills Road, Meopham which opened late September 2018. Hartley Bottom is another nearby amateur weather station situated in a frost hollow just outside Longfield and under the right condtions, can often experience very cold overnight minimum temperatures and in fact fell to -15.3c on 28th February 2018 

I started logging temperatures in Meopham back in 1974. I had a Stevenson’s screen in my parents back garden and recorded the min/max temperature each day. It was the overnight minimum temperature which I was most interested in. I also recorded the warmest and coldest places each day in the UK.  In those days you had to rely upon the daily papers like the Daily Express for detailed wether information or a call to the London Weather Centre. In those days, the coldest places overnight were often Tummel Bridge in Perthshire (Met office station closed in 1992, however a new amateur station opened in October 2018), Glenlivet in the highlands and Eskdalemuir (which is still going). I continued logging temperatures up until 1979, Since then, I have still taken a keen interest in the weather except I didn’t log any temperatures.....until June 2015 that is, when I decided to start again after a gap of 36 years. What a different ball game now !!! The emergence of amateur weather stations with their own websites and weather websites hosting amateur stations data. I then started looking at the coldest places overnight in the UK and found a whole range of new weather stations had emerged like Katesbridge in Northern Ireland, Santon Downham in Suffolk, which is situated in the Thetford Forest. Fascinating as these places can get very cold temperatures overnight even in summer. There are a number of amateur stations in the South of England which can get cold nights even in summer. The ones I look out for are Old Alresford in Hampshire, Chesham in Buckinghamshire, Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey and the famous Chipstead Valley in Surrey (sadly does not have a live online station) but the owner of the site kindly provides me with the most extreme readings. In Wales, which is often the coldest place in the UK particulalry in Spring and Summer is St Harmon in Powys (Wales). in Scotland, Carrbridge No.2 recorded an overnight minimum of -3c in August 2016.

 

Disclaimer: Please note, information on this website contains a large amount of data from amateur weather stations. We advise if you want official data and forecasts please vistit the Met office website www.metoffice.gov.uk Meopham Weather cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in data

 

 

 

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2018

  Lowest Minimum -9.4c   28/Feb/18

  Lowest Maximum -1.2c   01/Mar/18

  Highest Maximum 34.6c 15/Jul/18

  Highest Minimum 19.3c   27/jul/18

 

2017

  Lowest Minimum -5.2c  22/Jan/17

  Highest Maximum  31.4c 18/Jun/17

 

Lowest Minimum Temperature

Braemar -27.c -      11/Feb/1895

                               10/Jan/82

Altnaharra  -27.2c - 30/Dec/95

 

Lowest Maximum Temperature

Fyvie Castle -15.9c - 29/Dec/95

 

Highest Minimum Temperature

Brighton 23.9c - 03/Aug/90

 

Highest Maximum Temperature

Faversham  38.5c - 10/Aug/03

 

  Lowest Minimum This Year

  Kinbrace -13.7c    21/Jan/18

 

  Lowest Maximum This Year

  Braemar -5.3c     28/Feb/18

 

  Highest Maximum This Year

  Faversham 35.3c - 26/Jul/18