Ffarm Moelyci is host to a Met Office weather station. A group of volunteers operate the weather station on a daily basis and record the weather at Ffarm Moelyci. This has been done for over 10 years now and a huge amount of data has been collected.
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This is a special appeal as without help, one of the activities on the farm will stop!
You will have noticed that this has been one of the wettest summers recently. I’m not sure where the sun has gone. Volunteers have been recording the weather at Ffarm Moelyci for over 15 years since it was started by Anita Daimond, as part of the ongoing education on the farm. The weather station has been under the care of Ruth Greenall in recent years and she has made sure that data has been collected day in and day out ever since and even organised for it to be analysed. These are amazing achievements and show a long standing commitment.
Moelyci has been very proud of its station which has become an iconic presence on our site and history. Recently Ruth has announced that its time for her retire and invites a successor to take over from her. If you are interested in taking over, please contact Moelyci Office as soon as possible.
From Ruth Greenall, one of the Weather Station Volunteers:
In recent months the dedication of our weather observers has been the best ever, which means only a couple of days have been missed.
However, there is always a need for back-up observers to take and extra turn when illness, family affairs, holidays away etc take an observer out of the rota. There is nearly always another one available to provide cover even at the last minute as 4 of us live nearby. So, we would welcome at least 2 new regular observers to join our team. None of us have ever done the observing on a regular basis before joining, so it’s a possible role for most people – you learn on the job with help – 10am in summer and 9am in winter to keep Greenwich Mean Time.
Another very important weather station uploads the data we accumulate in the register to a special Met Officer site. It is used by them, along with other stations like ours to compare what we experience as weather from one year to the next. This could be an important part of calculating change in our area, nationally and globally.
For appreciation by the membership, it would be great if we have a Ffarm Moelyci member or friend who could do the statistical analysis of our data, now stretching over 8 years. Anyone out there who would like to take it on? We know our data is of interest to the Met Office (who provide all our instrumentation) but it must surly be of interest to our membership and especially the allotment holders.
Please call Ruth on:
01248 364 909 or 07800 812 652