BRITAIN'S highest pub can experience weather extremes from snow to sunshine in just a few hours and now forecasters are hoping they can make sure the world knows exactly what to expect when they get there.

They want to put a state of the art weather station at Tan Hill pub in the Yorkshire Dales above Keld so they can get up to the minute information on just exactly what conditions are like 1,732 feet above sea level.

Amateur weather forecasters who run the North Yorkshire Weather Updates site have launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise £600 for the weather station which would replace an existing broken one.

They say: "At 1732ft above sea level, the Tan Hill Inn is one the highest inhabited buildings in the UK and is prone to some of the most harsh weather conditions our climate has to offer.

"The pub used to have a working weather station which members of the public could view on the Tan Hill website but unfortunately it is no longer functional.

"For £600 we would be able to purchase and install a state of the art weather station which would be able to record temperature, wind speed and rainfall amounts which would all be publicly viewable, making it handy for customers to check before visiting the Tan Hill or surrounding areas. The weather station can also be used by walkers, bikers and anyone else exploring the mountains across the Yorkshire Dales.

"The old weather station recorded wind gusts of over 100mph on occasions and often froze solid during the winter months. It would be great if we could record the extreme weather conditions that the Tan Hill experiences once again."

The group have already helped instal a weather station at the Dales home of the Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen and husband Clive.

One of the three forecaster who set up the site Andy Vis said: "It is really interesting because somewhere like Darlington and Richmond can be fine, it can be a hell of a lot different at Tan Hill especially in the winter and people are fascinated to see what the weather data is like.

"They can be in their cars on, motorbikes, cycles or walking and it is important that they know what the weather is like."

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