Since his teenage years, John Hale has been interested in Meteorology and has taken daily readings at home. Initially these consisted of many different readings of temperature observed from a variety of thermometers located in the Stevenson Screen which, with his father’s help, he constructed in the 1950s (see photo), together with other observations such as wind speed and direction, and rainfall.
Still using his Met Office approved 5 inch Snowdon rain gauge (made by Negretti & Zambra), since moving to Dorset in 2002 John has continued to record precipitation on a daily basis and his later records (from 2011) can be accessed on this page, together with the graphic above showing Annual Rainfall.
Interpretation Notes for above tables
Daily Readings in Bold are maximum for month
Tr = Trace = Observed non-measurable precipitation
Daily Readings with a cyan background colour
= precipitation as snow