Data and software
Esri UK created the app using Experience Builder to visualise HadUK-Grid climate observations data, published by the Met Office.
Growing up, I always remember the excitement of a potential snow day… listening out for the announcement of school being cancelled and spending a day in the snow. However, recent shifts in climate have meant those days have felt far less frequent (and fortunately I’ve also left school). Within this app, users can pan around a map of the UK with a dynamic statistic revealing ‘average number of snow days’ which changes based on the map extent. This has been calculated from the past 30 years of snow data, where a ‘snow day’ is defined by the Met Office as a day with greater than 50% of the ground covered in snow at 09:00 GMT.
The app is simple and to the point, designed to allow the user to investigate the history of snow days in their local area and really explore the Met Office snow data. On the desktop and tablet version of the app, there are buttons to direct you towards the key cities across the UK (i.e. London, Edinburgh).
Issy joined Esri UK as part of the 2021 Graduate intake and is currently rotating through a variety of roles within the company. Alongside developing her knowledge of GIS, Issy has a keen interest in marine biology and astronomy.