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 Station location: 60 07N 001 12W elevation 49m a.s.l.

Gulberwick Weather station is located in the village of Gulberwick, on the east side of the Shetland Mainland, some 4 miles south of the main town of Lerwick. The village looks out over Gulberwick Bay, the Ness of Trebister and the island of Bressay. The equipment in use is a Davis Vantage Pro2. The meteorological day runs from midnight-midnight.

Shetland is the ideal place for the weather enthusiast since the weather is so changeable! It has often been said that if you don’t like the weather in Shetland just wait 20 minutes! Located on the boundary between the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and lying roughly half way between Scotland and Norway, Shetland is quite exposed and can be subject to extremes of weather. The wind in particular can be fearsome, with Violent Storm 11 and Hurricane Force 12 winds not unusual during the winter months.

The weather has been  either largely or partly responsible for some notable incidents, such as the grounding of the tanker Braer in January 1993 and the ‘Hogmanay Hurricane’ which struck Shetland on New Years Eve in 1991, which caused widespread damage and two deaths. No month of the year is gale free, we can and do get gales during the summer months and winter can be very stormy.

The station is run on a private basis so we are very dependant on donations for support. The station does have some running costs and the equipment does take quite a battering from the elements and needs servicing and replacing from time to time. Davis Instruments are world leaders in automated weather station technology and as such their equipment does not come cheap, so if you would like to donate we would be most grateful. There is a PayPal Donate button on the home page.




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