Local data from weathervane

Cloudy, pressure falling fast

Temperature 16.4 °C
Pressure 1008 mb
Humidity 87 %RH
Rainfall 0.0 mm
Wind Speed 0 mph
Wind Direction-


Recalculated each day
01:00Low tide
06:48High tide
13:36Low tide
19:34High tide
Latest envirocam photograph


Web page creation date and time
Local time04:14 hrs
Time zoneBST+0100
Date25th Jul 2024

Tick Tock, Drip Drop

Air Pollution

Local data from sensors
Malings Almanac logo

Tick Tock, Drip Drop

Weather Forecast

04:00cloudy16.0°CGentle breeze, 9mph S
05:00cloudy16.2°CGentle breeze, 9mph S
06:00cloudy16.7°CGentle breeze, 11mph S
07:00cloudy17.2°CGentle breeze, 11mph S
08:00cloudy18.2°CGentle breeze, 10mph S
09:00cloudy19.2°CGentle breeze, 12mph SSW
10:00lightrainshowers0.1mm20.1°CModerate breeze, 13mph SW

Malmanac Weathervane Street Location

Topological map of Lower Ouseburn below Ouseburn Bridge

Seasons and Notable Days

Vernal equinox20 Mar 2024 03:06 End of Winter
Clocks change31 Mar 2024 01:00 One hour forward
Summer solstice20 Jun 2024 21:51 Midsummer
Midsummer day24 Jun 2024
Autumnal equinox22 Sep 2024 13:43 End Summer
Clocks change27 Oct 2024 02:00 One hour back
Winter solstice21 Dec 2024 09:20 Midwinter

Lower Ouseburn Valley Environmental Alerts 1/2

Barometric air pressure is falling fast
Air Pollution The current air pollution level in North East England is low (index 1)
It is not raining currently
There are no weather alerts for North East England
Flooding There are no flood alerts for the local area
Estuarine Tides Tide is coming in (level rising)
Storm Outfall There have been no storm outfall discharges across the Ouseburn catchment area during the current hour
Reservoir inundation There are no warnings of inundation due to catastophic dam breach at Kielder Reservoir
Tsunamis There are no tsunami warnings
Earthquakes Earthquakes closest to Ouseburn, and more severe ones further away, in the last 30 days:
  • 80 miles away on 18 Jul 2024 at 18:21 hrs in Morecambe Bay — depth 2km, magnitude 1.1
  • 53 miles away on 12 Jul 2024 at 01:58 hrs in Aisgill, Cumbria — depth 4km, magnitude 1.5

Lower Ouseburn Valley Environmental Alerts 2/2

Wildlife The ten wildlife species seen most recently are herring gull, black-headed gull, tangled thread moss, common haircap moss, mallard, mute swan, feral pigeon, common moorhen, common drone fly and garden snail; the most commonly recorded wildlife species observed in the area over several months are, in descending frequency, mallard, mute swan, herring gull, common moorhen, rock pigeon, carrion crow, black-headed gull, canada goose, grey wagtail, asian lady beetle, eurasian magpie, great cormorant, two-spotted lady beetle, ribwort plantain, butterfly bush, garden snail, red clover, white deadnettle, wild parsnip, common wood-pigeon, european goldfinch, brambles, creeping buttercup, mouse-ear chickweeds, great stinging nettle, common yarrow, common mugwort, dove's-foot crane's-bill, lesser hop trefoil, feverfew, white clover, herb robert, petty spurge, buff-tailed bumble bee, ragwort, purple toadflax, common kidney-vetch
No space aliens are expected in Ouseburn today — keep checking here, in case of any last minute visitors
Space Weather There are not any space weather alerts currently
The Sun's transit occurs at 13:12 hrs with sunrise at 05:03 hrs; it is currently 6° below the geographic horizon to the NE
Waning gibbous moon, 80% illuminated, moonset at 10:27 hrs; the Moon is 30° above the geographic horizon to the S currently
ISS The International Space Station is not passing overhead Ouseburn tonight
Planets If there is a clear sky this evening, Saturn will be visible, the Moon will be visible

Tyne and Ouseburn Estuarine Tides

Map of Catchment Storm Outfalls

Topological map of storm outfalls in Ouseburn catchment area, Newcastle upon Tyne

Latest Status and Key to Catchment Storm Outfalls

Catchment Storm Outfalls Previous 24 Hours


Elevation5.65 mAOD
Latitude54° 58' 23" N
Longitude1° 35' 24" W

Other Location Identifiers
PostcodeNE6 1LZ

Magnetic North

DeclinationMagnetic North is 1.0° west of True North, which itself is 1.2° west of Grid North

Malmanac Local Data

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:

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 1.55
  • 27 Jun 2024

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 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 @[email protected] 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. Drain, pumping station and sewage treatment outfall spill data into the Ouesburn, its tributaries, Ouseburn estuary and Tyne estuary, provided near real-time unverified, by Northumbrian Water.

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.

Species data: animal, bird, fish, insect, plant, fungi and other data from the iNaturalist API, which predominantly includes observations in the local area as a result of Wild Intrigue's Wild Ouseburn project which spans a larger area.

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 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; pollution by Chintuza; flooding based on flood by Arthur Shlain; reservoir inundation based on dam by, 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.