Cheddar Village

Partly cloudy

Sunrise today: Sunset today: Daylight hours:
5:07 AM 9:09 PM 16:02
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Last update:
12:00 PM

Current conditions Dry
Temperature 16.1°C
Dew point 8.8°C
Top gust speed last hour 7.4 mph WSW WSW
Average wind speed 7 mph (force 2 bft)
Wind direction WSW
Wind chill 13.6°C
Humidity 62
Today's rain 0.0 mm (currently 0.0 mm/hr)
Consecutive days of rain this month 0
Barometer 1021.0 mb,  Falling
Estimated cloud base 3002 feet
Current solar UV
(see UV guide)

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iphoneThis data is now available "almost real-time" on your iPhone or Android phone or device. Simply browse to using your device's web browser. Once there, use the menu items on the display to add a link to this to your home screen, this will give it an "app"-style link direct to the weather data. Also if you are a user of Windows Vista / 7 and would like a desktop/sidebar gadget showing this data, visit Download the gadget and once installed, search for "Cheddar" under the gadget's search function (hover over gadget and click on the spanner). Additional gadgets are available through Weather Underground which this site joined on 13/5/12.

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Top graph shows barometric pressure (mauve), wind gust (orange) and average speed (yellow) and low speed (blue). Centre dotted graph shows wind direction throughout the period. Bottom graph shows humidity (green), outdoor temperature in shade (red), dew point (pink), solar UV (yellow, when available), and rainfall (blue, in 1mm increments, reset at midnight). With rainfall, note that up to 1mm of rain can fall without it registering on the system. Data provided by Kay Initiatives Ltd (contact here if you have any enquiries about the weather station or its data).

Rainfall 0.0 mm   Rainfall so far 59.0 mm (on 9 days)  
Maximum gust 6.4 mph W 1:19 PM Temperature range High: 21.0 °C Low: 4.6 °C
Maximum temperature 17.3 °C °C 6:17 PM Windiest day
17.3 mph
Minimum temperature 10.9 °C °C 11:40 PM Wettest day
11.3 mm
      Warmest day
21.0 °C
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4.6 °C
Rain detail Previous 12 months (rolling): Ja - Fb - Ma - Ap - My - Jn - Jl - Au - Sp - Oc - Nv - De

These readings are updated every 15 minutes. The weather station is in a sheltered west-facing location in the mouth of Cheddar Gorge, some 400 feet below the hill top. Winds are largely easterly or westerly, because that's the way the Gorge lies. The westerly aspect also means that the best of the sun and thus the highest temperatures, are towards the later afternoon and evening. And of course any snow that ever falls on the rain gauge is only recorded when it melts.

This is by no means a professional weather station - there's no Stevenson screen, and siting and monitoring of equipment is very unlikely to be to Met Office standards. It's just intended as a guide for the average local resident or visitor. Also note that whilst every attempt is made to keep this system running 24 hours, sometimes problems are encountered such as overnight Windows updates/computer restarts, local power cuts, low batteries, cat knocking over rain gauge etc. so it's not always 100% accurate. Low batteries are also a cause of a gradually increasing high barometer reading peaking at 1050 until the batteries are changed. But any time this page seems broken, visit other local members of the Wunderground network for alternative local data.