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Local time08:57 hrs
Time zoneGMT+0000
Date4th Dec 2020

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Air Pollution

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Weather Forecast

07:00Weather icon2°CLight breeze, 5mph NW
08:00Weather icon0.7mm2°CLight breeze, 5mph WNW
09:00Weather icon2.1mm4°CLight breeze, 4mph NW
10:00Weather icon2.6mm5°CGentle breeze, 10mph NNE
11:00Weather icon2.5mm6°CModerate breeze, 16mph NE
12:00Weather icon0.6mm6°CModerate breeze, 16mph NE
13:00Weather icon0.3mm7°CModerate breeze, 15mph ENE

Flood Risk Assessment

5.6mDesign level including 0.6m freeboard — minimum residential finished floor level at The Malings
5.0mTidal level in 2112 — 0.5% AEP tidal level plus 0.9m climate change over 100 years
4.65mRiverside Walk at intersection with Maling Terrace — pathway ground levels fall to 4.30m at Ouseburn Barrage
4.35m0.1% AEP tidal level in 2012
4.10m0.5% AEP tidal level in 2012
3.10m0.1% AEP fluvial level at spring tide in 2012

Environmental Alerts

Air Pollution The current air pollution level in North East England is low (index 1)
Flooding There are no flood alerts for the local area
Yellow warning for North East England Snow between 11:41 (UTC) on Thu 3 Dec 2020 and 09:00 (UTC) on Fri 4 Dec 2020 - Travel disruption likely from snow, mainly over hills. Further spells of snow are expected over hills and mountains today before snow turns more widespread for a time this evening and overnight. Snow will then fade, turning to rain for some, later in the night and on Friday morning. Today, a further 2-5 cm is possible above 300-400 m. Tonight, snow may briefly settle across areas as low as 150 m above sea level before the snow level rises as milder air arrives from the east. 2-5 cm of snow is then possible above 150 m, with transient sleet/snow at lower elevations. Steadily increasing amounts are likely at higher levels; perhaps as much as 5-10 cm above 400 m. The bulk of tonight's snow will tend to be over the Pennines.
Earthquakes Earthquakes closest to Ouseburn, and more severe ones further away, in the last 30 days:
  • 37 miles away on 14 Nov 2020 at 10:09 hrs in Garrigill, Cumbria — depth 3km, magnitude 0.8
  • 76 miles away on 07 Nov 2020 at 08:01 hrs in Southern North Sea — depth 4km, magnitude 1.3
  • 87 miles away on 05 Nov 2020 at 03:26 hrs in Hebden Bridge, W Yorks — depth 2km, magnitude 1.2
Tsunamis There are no tsunami warnings
Space Weather There are not any space weather alerts currently
WildlifeA pair of white swans with signets, several mallard duck families, numerous pigeons, a few seagulls, a family of moorhens, a pair of kingfishers, a couple of traffic cones, a single blackbird, a lonely crow, and at least one otter
Topological map of Lower Ouseburn below Ouseburn Bridge


Elevation5.65 mAOD
Latitude54° 58' 23" N
Longitude1° 35' 24" W
PostcodeNE6 1LZ
DeclinationMagnetic North is 1.4° west of True North, which itself is 1.2° west of Grid North

Celestial Objects

The Sun's transit occurs at 11:56 hrs with sunset at 15:40 hrs; it is currently 4° above the geographic horizon to the SE
Waning gibbous moon, 84% illuminated, moonset at 11:53 hrs; the Moon is 21° above the geographic horizon to the W currently
ISSThe International Space Station is passing overhead at:
  • 17:18 hrs, for 4 mins, from 31° above SW to 12° above SE
  • 18:54 hrs, for 1 min, from 12° above WSW to 15° above SW
PlanetsIf there is a clear sky this evening, Mars will be visible; , Jupiter will be visible; , Saturn 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

Seasons and Notable Days

Vernal (Spring) equinox20 Mar 2020 03:49 End of Winter
Clocks change29 Mar 2020 01:00 One hour forward
Summer solstice20 Jun 2020 22:43 Midsummer
Midsummer day24 Jun 2020
Autumnal equinox22 Sep 2020 14:30 End Summer
Clocks change25 Oct 2020 02:00 One hour back
Winter solstice21 Dec 2020 10:02 Midwinter

More Information

The sources of the presented information are described in the credits. Web pages with related information can be found at:

Other Notes

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):

  • Version 1.24
  • 27 Dec 2019

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 with camera module, an internet-hosted Apache HTTPD web server, several open data providers, a little design, and lots of software written in Python.

Malmanac at is a personally created and maintained website, and information is provided in good faith for reasonable use.

Lower Ouseburn

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

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:

  • Maling Terrace (1-10 NE6 1LZ)
  • Luxor Row (1-12 NE6 1LG)
  • Rosalind Place (1-10 NE6 1LJ)
  • Kingfisher Place (1-16 NE6 1LT)
  • Peony Place (1-9 NE6 1LU)
  • Riverside Walk (1-8 NE6 1LX)
  • Maling Street (14-27 NE6 1LP).

People of The Malings

The homes are inhabited by diverse people whom you can listen to at peopleofthemalings, a web project by the architects of The Malings Ash Sakula.


For any queries, comments or compliments about Malmanac, please use @MalingsAlmanac on Twitter. This tweets environmental, astronomical, tidal and river data throughout every day.


Weather, air quality and astronomical data: Current weather and air pollution conditions from Newcastle University's Urban Observatory REST API feeds for the sensors PER_AIRMON_MESH1759150_AIR (St Mary's Place, NE1) and PER_EML_EML_SENSORS3_164118_WEAT (Claremont Tower, NE1). Regional air pollution level from DEFRA via @UKAirQuality. 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.

Address data: Postcodes from Royal Mail, 3 word address from the What3Words, and walking route map self-created.

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.

Declination data: Calculated using and

Clock change data: Times from

Icons: Moon phases and weather forecast icons 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; 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.