Place:Copley, Durham, England

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NameCopley
TypeVillage
Located inDurham, England


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Copley is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated 9 miles to the west of Bishop Auckland, and 6 miles from the historic market town of Barnard Castle. It is an attractive rural setting close to the North Pennines AONB.

Copley has its own official weather station (http://www.kencook.magix.net) run by the Met Office and Environment Agency. Because of its height above sea-level, around the 1,000 ft contour, and position in the north-east, this station is often one of the coldest in England with high incidences of ground frosts and snowfalls. Copley's situation in north-east England also places it in a relatively dry and sunny rain-shadow area in the shelter of the higher Pennines to the west. However, the higher Pennines can also create a local strong and gusty effect if the wind blows from the west-south-west. This is called the Pennine Lee Wave and can appear suddenly and disappear just as quickly.


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