Haytor meteorological office is situated in a family home in Haytor just up the hill from Haytor Vale. The site is on a slope with an average height of 310m asl. Due west lies Hay Tor rising above 450m and to the north Haytor Down. So the site is very sheltered from winds with a westerly component. Location of Haytor meteorological office
However, it is very exposed to winds from the east, especially ESE where winds blow in unopposed from the English Channel across Teignmouth just 12 miles away.
Winter weather can be wild at times, but it snows too with Haytor just above the snow line usually as the winter pictures show.
For information on recording instruments click here. Or go back to the office.