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Sutton Bonington weather station

The Sutton Bonington weather station is a functioning weather station located in Sutton Bonington, Nottinghamshire in England. The weather station is located 9.0 miles (14.5 km) from the city centre of Nottingham and 4.7 miles (7.6 km) from the town centre of Loughborough. The Sutton Bonington station was formerly Nottingham's main weather station.

Sutton Bonington weather station
OrganizationMet Office
LocationSutton Bonington, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Coordinates52°50′11″N 1°15′04″W / 52.83639°N 1.25111°W / 52.83639; -1.25111Coordinates: 52°50′11″N 1°15′04″W / 52.83639°N 1.25111°W / 52.83639; -1.25111
Altitude48 m or 157 ft
WeatherAverage temperature: 10.0 °C (50.0 °F)[a]
Established1908; 111 years ago (1908)[2]
Sutton Bonington weather station is located in Nottinghamshire
Sutton Bonington weather station
Station shown within Nottinghamshire.

The weather station was established in 1908[3] and the recording of weather records began in 1924.[4]. The weather centre is currently being managed by the Met Office.


Like most of the United Kingdom, Sutton Bonington lies within the hardiness zone 8b and AHS heat zone 1.

Due to being located at a lower elevation than Watnall, Sutton Bonington has slightly warmer days on average, but due to being located further away from an urban area than Watnall, Sutton Bonington can sometimes experience slightly colder nights and reports more days of air frost on average than Watnall.[5]


  1. ^ Average temperature was calculated by finding the mean between the average annual maximum temperature and the average annual minimum temperature during the period of 1981–2010.[1]


  1. ^ Met Office Retrieved 02 Feb 2019
  2. ^ [1] Retrieved 2 Feb 2019
  3. ^ [2] Retrieved 2 Feb 2019
  4. ^ "Where's our snow? The truth about whether we really get less of the white stuff than the rest of the country". Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  5. ^ [3]Retrieved 2 Feb 2019