Monday, 20 December 2010

UK is freezing – how cold is cold?

Temperatures in the UK have plummeted in the last few days causing major disruption to the transport network and ruining the traditional Christmas gateway weekend.

The met office takes regular readings throughout the day. The visualisation below is based on readings at 9am on the 20th of December.

The UK temperature ranged from 3.6 deg Celsius in St Marys Airport (Scilly) to -18.7 in Pershore (Worcestershire). The national average was a freezing -8.7 deg. Northern Ireland (Castlederg) came in second at -18 deg. Surprising Lerwick (northern tip) was only -1.1 deg.

We have used Tableau in our analysis. To get the most of this insight click on the visualisation below to bring the data to life. Click on countries, multiple values and/or basically anything you find interesting and watch how the visualisations update automatically.


Friday, 17 December 2010

Which country does best at reading, maths and science?

The world education rankings from the OECD are out. The UK is slipping down in maths, reading and science, and has been overtaken by Poland and Norway.

China topped the league in all subjects. The UK is ranked 25th for reading, 28th for maths and 16th for science.

We have used Tableau in our analysis. To get the most of this insight click on the visualisation below to bring the data to life. Click on countries, values and/or basically anything you find interesting and watch how the visualisations update automatically.