The Slopes, located at the summit close to the Cenotaph
The Met Office Climatological Station, located on The Slopes in Buxton, just above the War Memorial, has records of the Buxton climate, reaching back nearly 150 years. Records of Buxton weather originally began at the 1866 in the grounds of Devonshire Royal Hospital.
Buxton Climatological Station moved to the current site in 1925 and continues to provide data to various bodies. Michael Hilton (famed for this Buxton Weather website) and a group of dedicated volunteers currently maintain the station.
The Station has records of temperatures, humidity, rainfall, and much more – and even details like the daily temperature of the soil, one metre (3 feet) below the ground.
TIP: Move towards the Hall Bank side of The Slopes and marvel at the beauty of Buxton Opera House and the Old Hall Hotel; one of the best views in Buxton.
For live weather updates, road and travel conditions for Buxton and the Peak District, go to buxtonweather.co.uk.