Ross weather station is located just off Walford Road near to the junction between Walford Road, Kent Avenue, Archenfield Road and Ashfield Park Road.
It was the Mayoral Project of Councillor G.A. Clarke who was the Mayor of Ross from 1984 to 1985 and it was opened by weatherman Ian McCaskill on 16th May 1985.
The weather station has its instruments mounted on (or in) the ground, in a screen or on the tower. The readings were manually recorded and were taken twice per day at 9.00 am and at 5.00 pm. The instruments that provide the reading include: thermometers, rain gauge, wind indicators and sunshine recorder.
The readings were originally taken by Howard Ellis, a retired chemist, and he was assisted by husband and wife team, June and Rex Swallow. June then took over the monitoring station in 1995 until she retired in the summer 2008 after taking the readings for 23 years.
At the 2008 Town Council AGM June was given a Community Award and rose bowl in recognition of her service to the Town. The readings are now being taken by Gill Roes-Franken who now provides the data necessary for Ross-on-Wye to continue to appear on the BBC weather map.
These records were transferred from Hereford City Library to the Record Office and include statistics on daily amounts of sunshine in hours, rainfall, maximum and minimum temperature and soil temperature at 10 cm and 30 cm depths.