Cloudy, pressure falling fast
|28th Feb 2024
|Moderate breeze, 14mph SSW
|Moderate breeze, 15mph SSW
|Moderate breeze, 16mph SSW
|Moderate breeze, 17mph SSW
|Moderate breeze, 17mph SSW
|Moderate breeze, 17mph SSW
|Fresh breeze, 20mph SSW
|Design level including 0.6m freeboard — minimum residential finished floor level at The Malings
|Tidal level in 2112 — 0.5% AEP tidal level plus 0.9m climate change over 100 years
|Riverside Walk at intersection with Maling Terrace — pathway ground levels fall to 4.30m at Ouseburn Barrage
|0.1% AEP tidal level in 2012
|0.5% AEP tidal level in 2012
|0.1% AEP fluvial level at spring tide in 2012
|The current air pollution level in North East England is low (index 1)
|There are no flood alerts for the local area
|There are no warnings of inundation due to catastophic dam breach at Kielder Reservoir
|There are no weather alerts for North East England
Earthquakes closest to Ouseburn, and more severe ones further away, in the last 30 days:
|There are no tsunami warnings
|There are not any space weather alerts currently
|A pair of white swans, several mallard duck families, numerous pigeons, a few seagulls, a family of moorhens, a pair of kingfishers, a couple of traffic cones, a garden rake, a single blackbird, a lonely crow, and at least one otter
|The Sun's transit occured at 12:18 hrs with sunset at 17:38 hrs; it is currently 4° above the geographic horizon to the WSW
|Waning gibbous moon, 88% illuminated, moonrise at 22:23 hrs; the Moon is 40° below the geographic horizon to the NE currently
|The International Space Station is passing overhead at:
|If there is a clear sky this evening, Jupiter will be visible, the Moon will be visible
|No space aliens are expected in Ouseburn today — keep checking here, in case of any last minute visitors
|20 Mar 2024
|End of Winter
|31 Mar 2024
|One hour forward
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|One hour back
|21 Dec 2024
Daily rainfall data are submitted to the My Tyne project (Tyne Rivers Trust). Data and images from Malmanac's weathervane, air quality sensors and webcam are published to public repositories:
The sources of the presented information are described in the credits. Web pages with related information can be found at:
The actual water level in the Ouseburn at The Malings is dependent upon many additional factors including River Tyne flowrate, Ouseburn flowrate, Ouseburn Barrage gate position and weir level, air pressure, wind-driven storm surges, silt scouring, and any storm drain surcharge. For more information see the Environment Agency's Tyne Catchment Flood Management Plan (2009)/ (2012) and Ouseburn Surface Water Management Plan (2015), and Newcastle City Council's Local Flood Risk Management Plan (2016).
Reservoirs often help reduce flooding. Gateshead City Council have also published Inundation Map (Kielder) which illustrates the largest area that might be flooded if a reservoir like Kielder Reservior were to fail and release the water it holds (explanation and more). See also online flood risk map.
This is The Malings Almanac (Malmanac):
Malmanac was launched on 29 January 2018. It is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License and was made from a local Raspberry Pi Model 3 B with camera module (upgraded in 2022 to a Raspberry Pi Zero W with high-quality camera), an internet-hosted Apache HTTPD web server, several open data providers, a little design, and lots of software written in Python.
Malmanac at www.malmanac.uk is a personally created and maintained website, and information is provided in good faith for reasonable use.
The Lower Ouseburn Valley Conservation Area is defined in the Character Statement and Conservation Area Management Plan. It spans both Ouseburn and Byker wards. The area has a medium-term the Regeneration Plan, and an Urban Design Framework which sets out generic design principles and general land-use planning and transportation issues for the redevelopment of the valley.
The Ouseburn Trust aims to achieve a vibrant, diverse and sustainable future for the Ouseburn Valley, delivering the objectives of the Regeneration Plan.
Three organisations particularly active with matters relating to the river, surface water run-off and flooding are:
The Malings, a housing development by Carillion-Igloo, is situated on the east bank of the Lower Ouseburn (in ONS output area E00042114), between Ouseburn Bridge (Byker Bank) and Glasshouse Bridge (Walker Road) near the Tyne. It is part of Byker Ward in the City of Newcastle, located on the site of the former Malings Ford A Pottery. It is within the Lower Ouseburn Valley Conservation Area.
Homes at The Malings lie between Hume Street/Maling Street and Riverside Walk, and include the postal addresses of:
For any queries, comments or compliments about Malmanac, please use @Malmanac@botsin.space on Mastodon. This toots environmental, astronomical, tidal and river data throughout every day.
Weather, air quality and astronomical data: Current local weather and air pollution conditions from the Malings Almanac's own weathervane and air quality sensors. Short-term weather forecast from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. International Space Station visibility data for Newcastle from NASA. Weather alerts from the MetOffice. Tsunami warnings from CWarn Tsunami Early Warning System. Celestial calculations performed using the PyEphem library.
Tide times and river level data: Primary source for tide data from Tide Times for Newcastle upon Tyne based on data from the UK Hydrograph Office for Newcastle upon Tyne. Current level estimate interpolated using a formula provided by New Zealand Nautical Almanac 2017. Tyne Estuary and Ouseburn at Byker flood warnings provided by the UK Environment Agency.
Ground level data: Ouseburn Barrage design drawings from the Newcastle Photos Blog and additional information from the Ouseburn Trust River Users Group. Flood levels from the risk assessment for The Malings development (planning application 2012/1277), by AMEC Environmental and Infrastructure UK.
Earthquake data: Records from British Geological Survey.
Space weather: Geomagnetic disturbance alerts from British Geological Survey.
Clock change data: Times from gov.uk.
Icons: Moon phases and weather forecasts by Erik Flowers. Current weather icons created by Peter Schmalfeldt from Ashley Jager's designs. All other icons from the Noun Project: air pollution based on smog by Yu luck; flooding based on flood by Arthur Shlain; reservoir inundation based on dam by iconsmind.com, space weather by BomSymbols, tsunami based on tsunami by H Alberto Gongora, earthquake by abdul karim; kingfisher by Connor Fowler; Low/high tide and moonrise/moonset by Xinh Studio; sunrise/sunset by Bryn Taylor; space station by Lucid Formation; solar system by lastspark. Noun Project icons are published under the Creative Commons Attribution License.