About This Station

The station is powered by a Watson W-8681 weather station. The data is collected and the site is updated every 30 seconds. This site and its data is collected using Weather Display Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor.

About Halifax

Halifax is situated in the south eastern Pennines in the metropolitan borough of Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. Halifax was once a very industrial town and a large producer of textiles, carpets, is home to Halifax Bank Plc, local breweries and Nestle (which was formally known as Rowntree Mackintosh.) Other towns and cities like Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield, Manchester and Brighouse are all easily accessible by road, the nearby M62 road motorway and the rail network to which in 2009 a direct link to London was introduced. The weather station is located in the north Halifax district of Illingworth and is close to Ogden Reservoir and wind farm.

Halifax is a twin town with Aachen, Germany, a plaque was placed on a town bound stretch of the A58 road to honour this. The name of Halifax originated from “Holy Flax (field)” and was later corrupted in the Old English language becoming, what is known nowadays as Halifax. It shares its name with Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada. This was so named because George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax became the president of the Board of Trade in 1748. In 1749 he helped founder the town (later city) the capital of Nova Scotia, Canada and was named after him.

The town today is well known for its bank, Nestle Foods, Suma Wholefoods and Eureka Children’s Museum which was inspired and opened by HRH Prince Charles in 1992. It has a thriving business park at Dean Clough which was once a large Victorian factory and mass producer of carpets. Nowadays it hosts two theatre companies, eight galleries, offices, restaurants, a retail area and a hotel. It has nearby links to the road and railway network.

About my weather interests

My first fascination with weather came about when as a little girl I witnessed a severe thunderstorm. I remember standing on the step of the back door to the house watching the torrential rain, flashing of lightning and the roar of thunder overhead. I remember my mother being a little apprehensive about it but I was intrigued (although I may have been a bit nervous all the same)

About This Website

This site is a template design by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org.
Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.
Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates.
Special thanks go to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.