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Weather Reports from Scrabster, Scotland

Data holding centreScrabster Harbour Trust
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodOngoing
Geographical area

Within 5 miles of latitude 58° 37' N, 3° 33' W


Atmospheric visibility and transparency; Air pressure; Air temperature; Cloud cover height and extent; Atmospheric humidity; Cloud type; Precipitation and evaporation; Wind strength and direction


Anemometers; meteorological packages; precipitation samplers


Weather observations are made at 3-hourly intervals commencing at 0900 hours GMT (UTC) until 2400 hours. The observations are entered into a book Metform 2613 entitled 'Register of Coded Meteorological Data' and then the readings are transferred to the computer for onward transmission to Aviemore. The data are collected by the Duty Harbour Master simply observing the weather conditions with the wind speed and direction being estimated and are, therefore, subject to individual objectity. However, the Duty Meteorological Supervisor at Aviemore questions, by telephone, any suspected readings, thereby forming a level of quality control. There are occasions when observations are missed due to the Duty Harbour Master being involved in other duties around the port. The information provided consists of 3-hourly weather reports forwarded to the Aviemore weather centre via computer tereminal. In addition, manual records are also maintained and consist of: wind speed and direction; coded past and present weather; visibility; coded cloud cover and amount. Manual records are held in the Harbour Office for up to approximately 12 months, whereafter they are forwarded to the Met. Office Archives at Bracknell.

OriginatorsScrabster Harbour Trust
OrganisationScrabster Harbour Trust
ContactB. Williams, G. Mackenzie, B. Clunas or A. Wood (Duty Harbour Master)

Scrabster Harbour Trust
Harbour Office Scrabster

KW14 7UJ
United Kingdom

Telephone01847 892779
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1122001
Global identifier929
Last revised2010-01-15