If you were thinking that the weather over the last 24 hours was quite hot, cold or wet in Crondall, then here’s a great tool that allows you to see how our local Crondall weather extremes compare to the rest of the UK, or to Europe, or to North / South Hemisphere, or to USA / Canada, or in fact the world! Just choose the area you would like to see from the drop down menus and the screen should automatically refresh.
Please note that the data is being pulled in automatically from what are known as METAR stations (typically these are airports, military bases, or other permanent weather stations) on an “as is” basis and may occasionally have data that hasn’t been “cleaned” first. Also (and a bit frustratingly) the METAR definitions relate to National Territories, so you may see places like St Helena Island appearing as a UK place, even though it is in the South Atlantic (!) as it is a British Territory. But nevertheless I think the data is still interesting and useful even if you have to make the odd commonsense adjustment!