Here’s some news that the Hilbre weather station is no longer recording data.
Having regularly checked the online readings from the weather station on Hilbre Island (pictured above) I’m disappointed to discover that the station is no longer recording data.
Sometimes I’d use the data from the weather station as a discussion point over on my Hoylake Junction website. I noticed some months ago that the readings weren’t published on the official website. Sometimes the station would develop a technical fault that needed sorting. By chance, a friend happens to work at National Oceanography Centre at Liverpool and after chatting she said she’d have a chat with colleagues to find out what the situation was. It transpires that due to funding issues the station is no longer being maintained.
There’s an amateur-maintained weather station at New Brighton and that’s possibly one of the nearest coastal weather stations on Wirral. It’s probably about 7 or so miles from Hilbre.
I wonder if a local group could take over the running over this weather station?