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 Personal records have been maintained at the home (position  51 °19’54’ N,2°35’’49 ’W’, elevation 72 metres above sea level) of Robert Montgomery in Bishop Sutton, Bath and North East Somerset, UK since December 2008. Bishop Sutton is a small village, in the Chew Valley, lying to the north east of the Mendip Hills, south west of Bath and south of Bristol. See map below


  Data was originally recorded by a very basic weather station which produced unreliable temperature readings on sunny summer days. On the 17th of July 2010 the weather station was replaced by a Davis  Vantage Pro2 weather station fitted with a daytime radiation shield (see photo below) which records more accurate readings in all weather conditions. The temperature /humidity sensor was replaced by an updated version on the 8th of November 2018.


 The weather station is located on a lawn in a small north west facing back garden. The radiation shield is positioned 1.2 metres above ground level. Rainfall measurements are recorded by a standalone rain collector with its rim at a height of 30 cm above ground level (see photo below) . The Davis Vantage Pro2 anemometer was originally 3 metres above ground level and was somewhat sheltered from winds with an easterly component. On the 8th of November 2011 the anemometer was fitted to the television aerial mast pole on the roof of my house. It is at an estimated height of at least 8 metres and is fully exposed to winds in all directions. See photo below.


 On the 1st of January 2014 the weather station rain gauge was calibrated to equate to measurements recorded by a separate standalone manual rain gauge. Previous rainfall measurements may have been under recorded by as much as 20%. A new replacement weather station rain gauge was fitted on the 30th of November 2019. On the 3rd of August  2020 the rain gauge was upgraded to the latest and most accurate version. No additional calibration was undertaken.

 Never base important decisions on this or any weather information obtained from this amateur weather station website. 


External website links


(automatic weather station reporting site) weather topsites

UK Weather Network

Met Office WOW

(Private weather station reports)

UK Weather Cams

(UK weather cameras and stations)

Cumulus Top Sites

Live current weather conditions for Bishop Sutton from WeatherLink or



(Shows current month and year records and alltime records including for each month)




Weather History Records





PWS Dashboard | Weather Underground


(Shows more detailed weather history)





Weather Underground weather forecast 

(10 day weather forecast for Bishop Sutton.)