They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but this is way better. I recently became aware of this project by Oxford PhD student James Gilbert:
I have compiled the following time-lapse video, inspired by Ken Murphy’s “A History of the Sky”. Ken’s time-lapse is actually a mosaic of 360 smaller individual movies, each showing the San Francisco sky throughout a single day. The result is a brilliant and unique visualisation of an entire year of weather in just a few minutes.
I present Her Majesty’s equivalent, “A History of the British Sky”, recorded from the top of a building near the Welsh border. I’m sure you’ll agree that the time taken to process over 3 million individual photographs is repaid ten times over in this video. Such a wealth of information in one view; it’s a feast for the eyes. You can see the change in the length of the British day, for example. And you can clearly pick out the season of summer.
Here’s his video, which truly captures the UK’s meteorological diversity: