The weather has been observed in Skegness for over 130 years by the Met Office.
And now is your chance to get involved and become a Voluntary Climate Observer.
It provides weather and climate-related services to the Armed Forces, government departments, the public, civil aviation, shipping, industry, agriculture and commerce.
And after Brian Porter stepped down in his role after 34 years of weather observing, the Met Office are now looking to recruit a new Voluntary Observer.
Are you enthusiastic about the Weather and Climate Change?
Can you spare half an hour on any day of the week at 9am (GMT)? – (10am in the summer)?
The Met Office are looking to recruit a volunteer in Skegness to take weather readings from their Weather Station in the town.
Skegness’ Weather Station is located outside the Suncastle pub/Restuarant Showbar and Children’s activity Centre, found on North Parade (PE25 2UB).
The Met Office operates a network of Voluntary Observing Sites, which contribute daily climatological readings.
This data is stored in the permanent archives and forms an important part of the climatological record for the UK.
And now, the Met Office need your help to keep this important historical record going.
Observers will need to take the readings then enter them onto the WOW website themselves:
The Met Office supply all the calibrated instruments and training.
A spokesperson from the Met Office said:
“We have data going back over 130 years in Skegness so it would be a real loss if we can’t find a replacement.”
If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, contact:
Gill Allbones – Regional Network Manager (Central England) at The Met Office.
Met Office Main Road Watnall Nottingham NG16 1HT United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)115 9759 634 (GPTN: 96236 7634) Mobile 07753 880631
Fax: +44(0)115 9459 983
The Met Office magazine: ‘Barometer’ is now available online here.