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Offline Ploppy

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Plakias Weather
« on: February 06, 2016, 07:37:28 PM »
As many of you already know, Nikos at Medousa maintains a Weather Station for the National Observatory of Athens.

You can find the uploaded data here.

It has been a bit patchy recently and is not currently updating.

Anyway being the sad individual that I am, I also maintain a Weather Station here in Whitton, West London and one for my father in Ilfracombe, Devon.

So I thought I would do a comparison between the 3 locations to see who is the warmest, coldest, windiest, wettest etc.
The results aren't hugely surprising!

If you are interested in the data I have attached two spreadsheets here for the last two years, there are different worksheets in the spreadsheets.
It should be fairly self-explanatory if you look at them.

Taking 2014 as an example (as 2015 is missing some data for December in Plakias) we see that:

Highest Average (whole day) - Plakias 361, Whitton 4
Highest Max - Plakias 330, Whitton 30, Ilfracombe 4
Lowest Min - Whitton 211, Ilfracombe 153, Plakias 1
Windiest (Average) - Plakias 211, Whitton 129, Ilfracombe 24*
Wettest - Whitton 171, Ilfracombe 135, Plakias 59
* Anenometer placement not good, windier in reality.

Nothing hugely surprising there.

Though it doesn't tell the whole story, you need to look at the detail.

For example in Jan/Feb 2015 Plakias had an incredible 700mm+ of rain, way more than my total for the year.

I need to update the spreadsheets with sheets for rain and wind, i'll get around to that sometime.

Whitton Weather Website here
Ilfracombe Weather Website here

2014 Spreadsheet Here
2015 Spreadsheet Here

Offline Mike G

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Re: Plakias Weather
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2016, 02:29:17 PM »
Interesting stuff Paul. I live in Hertfordshire and I suspect that in virtually every year Plakias has a higher total annual rainfall than here. Fortunately this doesn't usually come when I'm there!