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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #200 on: October 18, 2014, 05:51:53 pm »
I have just submitted our records to the Climatological Observers' Link. Whereas there have been reports of this year's September being the driest on record, for us it was the wettest, with 50mm rain falling in about an hour between 8 and 9 pm on 19th. The total rainfall I recorded was 54mm, so without that storm it would have been the driest. We have only been keeping records since December 2010.

Surprisingly, it was not the warmest: the mean temperature was 16.3°C, compared to 16.7°C in September 2011.
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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #201 on: December 05, 2014, 06:40:11 pm »
Local rag ran this http://nw3weather.co.uk/news.php#post-20141116 story about our Hampstead chap. He's 23, which makes me feel very old...

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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #202 on: December 06, 2014, 09:06:18 am »
Minimum temperature of 0.6 deg C at 8.05 am. I have recorded just two frosts this year.
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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #203 on: December 06, 2014, 09:20:58 am »
Here in Southampton we have -1.5 at 9.20

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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #204 on: December 06, 2014, 12:44:05 pm »
Our Edgware outhouses are consistently colder than the Hampstead weather station.
David's observatory padlocks have frozen twice overnight.
Observatory temperature was -1.2C at 01.30.

Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #205 on: December 06, 2014, 03:33:50 pm »
Our frost was quite severe today. -3c in the greenhouse last night. Hoar frost still on the road at 10:00, and I had quite a job scraping the windscreen at 11:00. Some shaded areas haven't thawed all day..
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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #206 on: July 04, 2015, 03:22:35 pm »
We have had technical problems with our Sheeva (sp?) plug and today Dez has replaced it with a raspberry pi. Everything seems to be up and running nicely.

http://tickfield.thewalkers.org.uk/weather/
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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #207 on: December 21, 2015, 11:47:47 am »
One day before the fifth anniversary of us taking delivery of the weather station, we have replaced the 123A lithium battery which provides power when the solar-powered capacitor can't cope. That's not bad considering, IIRC, the blurb suggested replacing the battery every two years. It was only the day before yesterday that the device complained with a low battery warning.
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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #208 on: January 02, 2016, 05:50:17 pm »
Some end of year stats:-


                   MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY for DEC 2015


NAME: Tickfield House       CITY: Southend-on-Sea       STATE: Essex               
ELEV:   20.1 m    LAT: 51.5 N    LONG:  0.7 E


                   TEMPERATURE (C), RAIN (mm), WIND SPEED (kph)

                                         HEAT   COOL         AVG
      MEAN                               DEG    DEG          WIND                  DOM
DAY   TEMP   HIGH  TIME    LOW   TIME    DAYS   DAYS   RAIN  SPEED   HIGH  TIME    DIR
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
01    10.6   14.4  13:30    8.6  02:17   12.2    0.0     1.6  3.5    30.6  11:00   SW
02    11.8   12.7  13:00   11.3  02:30   11.4    0.0     0.0  6.3    30.6  15:30   SW
03    11.7   12.3  23:30   11.2  16:00   11.9    0.0     0.4  6.7    33.8  20:00   SSW
04    10.1   12.8  00:30    6.7  06:30   15.5    0.0     1.8  8.8    37.0  21:30   WSW
05    11.7   12.3  22:30   11.3  08:00   11.7    0.0     0.0 13.8    48.3  12:00   WSW
06    12.7   14.2  11:30   12.2  00:00    9.2    0.0     0.2  9.8    49.9  00:30   WSW
07    12.2   13.6  10:00   11.1  18:00   10.8    0.0     0.0  4.0    24.1  20:30   S
08    11.2   13.3  12:30    7.6  23:30   14.2    0.0     2.4  6.1    25.7  13:30   SW
09    10.5   11.9  14:06    5.1  07:00   17.7    0.0     0.0  7.7    33.8  20:00   SW
10    10.9   11.6  11:15    9.9  23:19   13.6    0.0     3.4  8.1    33.8  08:30   SW
11     9.3   10.7  12:45    5.9  23:59   18.0    0.0     0.6  6.0    33.8  13:07   WSW
12     9.7   12.9  21:12    5.8  00:10   16.2    0.0     0.2  8.1    43.5  17:00   WSW
13     8.1   12.7  00:15    6.3  05:15   15.9    0.0     2.2  1.9    25.7  00:00   ESE
14     8.6    9.5  13:30    7.8  06:30   17.5    0.0     2.0  3.0    19.3  05:51   SSE
15    10.5   12.4  23:58    8.9  00:13   13.8    0.0     3.6  3.1    16.1  15:00   SSE
16    13.2   15.1  13:37   12.2  07:36    8.5    0.0     0.8  6.3    30.6  13:00   SW
17    12.9   14.4  14:10   10.9  23:59   10.2    0.0     0.4  5.1    24.1  07:00   SW
18    11.9   13.8  12:38   10.2  02:42   11.4    0.0     0.0  4.5    24.1  22:30   SW
19    13.9   16.4  12:36   12.5  00:20    7.0    0.0     0.0  6.6    29.0  12:00   SSW
20    12.2   13.6  00:39    9.7  23:37   12.0    0.0     0.4  6.9    29.0  05:30   SW
21    10.1   12.3  17:59    8.1  08:29   14.7    0.0     1.6  8.2    38.6  12:30   SW
22    13.5   14.9  14:29   10.9  00:00    9.7    0.0     1.0 12.8    48.3  06:30   SW
23    10.6   12.2  13:47    9.5  08:47   13.5    0.0     0.2  7.9    33.8  07:30   SW
24    10.2   13.3  10:57    6.9  20:28   14.8    0.0     1.2  8.5    40.2  09:00   SW
25    10.6   14.4  20:40    7.0  03:03   13.8    0.0     0.2  7.2    37.0  20:30   SW
26    14.0   14.7  01:17   13.1  20:03    8.0    0.0     0.0 10.3    38.6  01:00   SW
27    13.4   14.0  14:28   11.7  23:51    9.9    0.0     0.0  8.0    33.8  02:00   SW
28    11.0   13.0  10:26    8.8  08:40   13.3    0.0     0.0  4.7    22.5  17:30   SSE
29    11.1   12.6  01:11    9.6  20:48   13.1    0.0     0.0  5.2    29.0  22:38   S
30    11.6   12.7  12:41    9.9  22:12   12.6    0.0     2.8 10.9    46.7  13:30   SSE
31     9.1   11.5  13:25    6.1  23:54   17.2    0.0     3.4  8.7    40.2  06:00   SW
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      11.3   16.4    19     5.1     9   399.1    0.0    30.4  7.1    49.9     6    SW

Max >=   32.2:  0
Max <=    0.0:  0
Min <=    0.0:  0
Min <=  -17.8:  0
Max Rain    :    3.6 mm ON 12/15/2015
Days of Rain: 17 (> 0.254 mm) 4 (> 2.54 mm) 0 (> 25.4 mm)


December records over the past 5 years:-

                                                            HEAT   COOL         AVG
           MEAN                                            DEG    DEG          WIND                  DOM
YEAR    TEMP   HIGH  TIME    LOW   TIME    DAYS   DAYS   RAIN  SPEED   HIGH  TIME    DIR
2011       7.2   13.4    22    -0.5    19   626.0    0.0    52.0  7.7    53.1     8    WSW
2012       6.0   12.8    23    -4.3    12   683.0    0.0    65.4  5.6    43.5    24    WSW
2013       7.4   12.1    16    -0.2    11   607.0    0.0    53.4  5.8    59.5    24    SW
2014       6.5   13.7    18    -0.1    30   643.0    0.0    32.2  6.3    48.3    10    WSW
2015       11.3   16.4    19     5.1     9   399.1    0.0    30.4  7.1    49.9     6    SW


2015 year summary:-


                   ANNUAL CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY for 2015


NAME: Tickfield House       CITY: Southend-on-Sea       STATE: Essex               
ELEV:   20.1 m    LAT: 51.5 N    LONG:  0.7 E


                 TEMPERATURE (C), RAIN (mm), WIND SPEED (kph)

                            DEP.    HEAT    COOL
          MEAN  MEAN        FROM    DEG     DEG                          MAX   MAX  MIN   MIN
 YR  MO   MAX   MIN   MEAN  NORM    DAYS    DAYS     HI DATE   LOW DATE >=32.2 <=0  <=0  <=-17.8
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2015 01    8.5   2.7   5.7  -0.3   712.4     0.0   15.1   9   -2.7  20      0    0    6    0
2015 02    8.2   2.5   5.1  -0.6   652.9     0.0   11.7  25   -1.4   2      0    0    3    0
2015 03   11.7   4.5   7.8   0.4   571.7     0.0   16.8   8    1.3  25      0    0    0    0
2015 04   15.3   5.8  10.2  -0.4   419.2     0.0   26.8  15    2.7   7      0    0    0    0
2015 05   18.1   9.1  13.2  -0.2   266.9     0.6   24.4  11    4.1   2      0    0    0    0
2015 06   21.3  11.9  16.4   0.4   116.8    24.5   27.9  26    7.1   9      0    0    0    0
2015 07   23.6  14.5  18.7   0.4    37.3    77.4   31.5   1    9.1  31      0    0    0    0
2015 08   22.7  14.5  18.2   0.0    35.2    50.8   28.6  22   10.8  17      0    0    0    0
2015 09   18.5  10.5  14.2  -1.3   205.2     0.0   22.6  20    6.8  26      0    0    0    0
2015 10   15.3   9.4  12.2  -0.9   332.6     0.0   19.1   6    5.1  25      0    0    0    0
2015 11   13.3   8.5  10.9   1.4   401.5     0.0   17.5   7   -1.1  22      0    0    2    0
2015 12   13.1   9.3  11.3   3.8   399.1     0.0   16.4  19    5.1   9      0    0    0    0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          15.8   8.6  12.0   0.2  4150.9   153.3   31.5 JUL   -2.7 JAN      0    0   11    0


                            PRECIPITATION (mm)

                  DEP.    MAX         ---DAYS OF RAIN---
                  FROM    OBS.                OVER
 YR  MO  TOTAL    NORM    DAY  DATE   0.254  2.54   25.4
---------------------------------------------------------
2015 01   54.4    12.4   15.4    3      16      6      0
2015 02   25.2    -7.7    4.6   16      13      3      0
2015 03   21.4     2.1    3.6   15       9      4      0
2015 04   15.6   -17.1    5.2   26       7      2      0
2015 05   46.6     6.5   12.2   14      11      7      0
2015 06   20.4   -27.4   11.8    5       6      2      0
2015 07   36.4   -21.9   11.6   24      12      6      0
2015 08   50.8    -4.2   16.0   24      11      6      0
2015 09   43.0     6.9   12.0   16      12      5      0
2015 10   22.2   -28.3    7.4   28      10      2      0
2015 11   42.8    -5.7    5.6    5      16      7      0
2015 12   30.4    -9.3    3.6   15      17      4      0
---------------------------------------------------------
         409.2   -93.7    16.0 AUG     140     54      0


                              WIND SPEED (kph)

                              DOM
 YR  MO    AVG     HI   DATE  DIR
----------------------------------
2015 01    6.3   59.5     9   WSW
2015 02    4.8   45.1     1     W
2015 03    6.1   61.2    31   WSW
2015 04    5.2   41.8     1   ENE
2015 05    5.8   53.1     5   WSW
2015 06    5.1   51.5     2   WSW
2015 07    4.7   37.0    27   WSW
2015 08    3.7   37.0    26    SW
2015 09    3.4   37.0    30   WSW
2015 10    2.6   35.4    14    NE
2015 11    6.5   57.9    17   WSW
2015 12    7.1   49.9     6    SW
----------------------------------
           5.1   61.2   MAR   WSW
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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #209 on: January 03, 2016, 07:06:10 am »
Great detailed set reports Wow  :thumbsup:

You don`t get much rain do you ! my rough rainfall gauge (ie just a gardeners raingauge funnel) readings @ LD8 Welsh Marches area elev 220m asl   had us on 226mm rain in December  ::-) ::-)

and already at 20mm for January  :(  that`s now (12 noon) shot up to 35mm after this mornings deluge, roads totally awash masses water running off fields, road back home a 100m , 20 cm deep lake (and that's just runoff water no river flooding)

But cf 2010 December here was approx. 10c average higher, and Boxing Day 25c less cold than equiv on 2010.

Amazing variation across the years
....after the `tarte de pommes`, and  fortified by a couple of shots of limoncellos,  I flew up the Col de Bavella whilst thunderstorms rolled around the peaks above

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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #210 on: January 04, 2016, 12:37:28 pm »
I think my rain gauge under-reports. When we had that terribly wet December a year or two ago I couldn't work out why it was recording so low, and on inspection there was a twig stuck in the rocking mechanism. Even when it's working properly (which so far as I know has been all of 2015) I think it reads about 20% below the level of the proper rain gauge I have in the garden a few metres away. This could be as a result of the positioning. The weather station is on the roof of a first-floor extension and probably receives some protection from a yew tree in next door's garden. Having said that, Southend is probably, year-on-year, the driest large town in the UK. Great Wakering, about 5 miles away, has been in some 30 year periods, the driest place in the UK that provides data to the official records.

Of course, we do get some very wet days. I present for your delectation September 2014.


                   MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY for SEP 2014


NAME: Tickfield House       CITY: Southend-on-Sea       STATE: Essex               
ELEV:   20.1 m    LAT: 51.5 N    LONG:  0.7 E


                   TEMPERATURE (C), RAIN (mm), WIND SPEED (kph)

                                         HEAT   COOL         AVG
      MEAN                               DEG    DEG          WIND                  DOM
DAY   TEMP   HIGH  TIME    LOW   TIME    DAYS   DAYS   RAIN  SPEED   HIGH  TIME    DIR
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
01    16.7   21.1  12:08   13.2  05:09    2.1    0.0     0.0  2.5    19.3  12:00   WSW
02    16.3   19.4  14:03   13.6  06:19    3.3    0.0     0.0  3.2    17.7  15:00   NE
03    16.8   21.4  15:06   13.0  03:46    2.0    0.0     0.2  4.3    25.7  16:30   ENE
04    17.1   21.5  13:10   13.3  05:46    1.7    0.0     0.2  2.9    17.7  10:00   NE
05    17.3   21.2  16:31   15.2  00:10    0.3    0.0     0.0  1.1    16.1  15:00   NNE
06    17.2   21.2  14:13   13.7  03:53    1.7    0.0     0.0  0.5    11.3  13:30   NNW
07    16.5   22.8  15:53   12.5  05:21    1.2    0.0     0.0  1.4    16.1  20:30   NNE
08    15.7   21.7  12:25   10.3  06:25    4.2    0.0     0.0  1.3    16.1  13:00   E
09    15.2   19.6  14:33   10.8  06:41    5.7    0.0     0.0  2.1    17.7  12:30   ENE
10    14.6   19.9  14:32   10.3  06:45    5.8    0.0     0.0  3.6    24.1  11:00   ENE
11    15.6   20.7  15:20   10.9  00:44    4.5    0.0     0.0  3.9    24.1  17:00   NNE
12    16.0   20.5  15:31   12.0  06:39    3.8    0.0     0.0  3.9    22.5  14:30   NE
13    15.8   20.3  14:16   12.6  03:51    3.4    0.0     0.0  5.1    30.6  17:00   NE
14    16.0   19.7  15:15   12.6  01:39    3.9    0.0     0.2  6.2    29.0  14:30   NE
15    15.7   21.2  14:06   11.4  06:23    3.6    0.0     0.2  1.8    16.1  14:00   NE
16    17.8   22.3  14:23   14.0  00:00    0.3    0.0     0.0  4.1    19.3  21:30   NE
17    17.3   20.4  14:12   15.1  23:56    1.1    0.0     0.0  4.9    20.9  14:00   NE
18    18.4   23.1  13:53   14.6  01:43    0.0    0.9     0.0  4.6    20.9  16:00   NE
19    18.3   22.8  15:59   15.1  21:52    0.0    1.1    32.4  2.6    16.1  21:00   NE
20    17.2   19.8  12:48   15.3  22:42    1.4    0.0     0.2  2.1    17.7  17:30   NE
21    14.7   18.4  13:55   11.6  23:30    6.0    0.0     0.0  4.3    29.0  04:30   NNE
22    13.4   20.0  16:15    8.3  07:08    7.5    0.0     0.0  1.0    14.5  11:30   N
23    14.7   20.4  14:05   10.2  05:50    5.5    0.0     0.0  2.5    19.3  13:30   WSW
24    14.8   19.8  14:28   11.6  23:58    4.8    0.0     0.8  4.2    25.7  13:30   W
25    14.5   20.8  14:52    8.8  06:42    6.3    0.0     0.0  4.5    24.1  13:30   WSW
26    17.6   21.9  16:37   14.8  21:54    0.0    0.1     0.0  3.8    20.9  00:00   WSW
27    16.6   19.8  12:24   11.9  06:40    4.5    0.0     0.0  0.3    11.3  15:00   WNW
28    17.7   22.4  14:13   15.2  23:13    0.0    0.8     0.0  1.6    17.7  14:00   SE
29    15.8   18.2  14:59   13.4  07:11    4.6    0.0     0.6  0.5    14.5  18:00   SSW
30    17.3   22.9  15:34   13.9  01:17    0.0    0.2     0.0  3.7    17.7  01:30   WSW
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      16.3   23.1    18     8.3    22    89.1    3.0    34.8  3.0    30.6    13    NE

Max >=   32.2:  0
Max <=    0.0:  0
Min <=    0.0:  0
Min <=  -17.8:  0
Max Rain    :   32.4 mm ON 09/19/2014
Days of Rain: 3 (> 0.254 mm) 1 (> 2.54 mm) 1 (> 25.4 mm)


Almost all the rain on 19th September fell in about an hour. A pal who keeps records about 4 miles away had virtually none. Two separate storms in different parts of Essex during the same weekend dumped similar amounts on Ramsden Heath and Witham respectively.
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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #211 on: January 08, 2016, 01:35:14 pm »
But it was warm rain on 19th  ;D

I used to have an Oregon automatic rain gauge (ie the tipping bucket type I think you refer to) but also found it tended to not be very accurate, sometimes it seemed to stick or the trigger not `fire` .
....after the `tarte de pommes`, and  fortified by a couple of shots of limoncellos,  I flew up the Col de Bavella whilst thunderstorms rolled around the peaks above

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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #212 on: October 01, 2016, 05:24:43 pm »
That was a very warm September.


                   MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY for SEP 2016


NAME: Tickfield House       CITY: Southend-on-Sea       STATE: Essex               
ELEV:   20.1 m    LAT: 51.5 N    LONG:  0.7 E


                   TEMPERATURE (C), RAIN (mm), WIND SPEED (kph)

                                         HEAT   COOL         AVG
      MEAN                               DEG    DEG          WIND                  DOM
DAY   TEMP   HIGH  TIME    LOW   TIME    DAYS   DAYS   RAIN  SPEED   HIGH  TIME    DIR
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
01    19.4   26.1  16:33   14.2  06:19    0.0    3.3     0.0  2.6    17.7  12:30   WSW
02    17.9   22.2  14:18   15.1  05:36    0.0    0.6     0.0  4.9    22.5  09:00   SW
03    17.8   22.8  13:18   14.2  06:32    0.0    0.3     3.8  4.6    27.4  17:00   WSW
04    18.8   20.8  16:35   16.5  07:01    0.0    0.6     0.0  6.2    32.2  07:30   WSW
05    17.9   20.9  15:44   14.8  07:25    0.9    0.0     1.6  1.0    14.5  02:00   SSW
06    21.9   26.4  12:07   19.8  01:52    0.0    8.6     0.0  0.8    12.9  09:30   SW
07    21.8   26.9  13:43   19.4  06:06    0.0    8.7     0.0  1.4    17.7  17:36   SE
08    20.7   26.2  14:45   16.1  23:56    0.0    5.1     0.0  4.5    33.8  14:00   SW
09    19.2   24.1  15:58   15.3  01:33    0.0    2.4     0.0  4.4    24.1  13:00   SSW
10    19.2   21.9  14:08   17.1  23:50    0.0    2.2     0.0  3.5    29.0  16:00   SSW
11    16.9   21.8  13:52   11.4  06:53    3.2    0.0     0.0  1.2    19.3  18:30   SW
12    21.5   29.2  16:05   15.9  04:55    0.0    7.6     0.0  1.0    14.5  12:00   S
13    23.2   29.9  13:33   17.4  07:05    0.0    9.6     0.0  2.0    19.3  16:30   ENE
14    22.9   28.4  15:19   18.7  06:28    0.0    9.4     0.0  1.1    17.7  13:30   SSW
15    21.4   27.1  13:27   17.5  06:34    0.0    7.1     0.0  2.3    27.4  13:30   NNE
16    16.5   19.1  00:00   14.2  16:20    3.0    0.0     8.4  3.1    25.7  12:00   W
17    15.5   17.6  16:54   13.5  07:44    5.0    0.0     0.2  5.5    30.6  19:30   N
18    17.2   21.1  16:44   14.4  23:31    1.0    0.0     0.0  1.1    14.5  00:00   N
19    17.2   21.3  14:03   12.9  02:42    2.2    0.0     0.0  0.3    11.3  22:30   NNW
20    16.5   19.6  16:27   14.8  07:05    2.1    0.0     0.0  0.4    12.9  09:30   NNE
21    17.5   22.4  15:29   13.8  06:51    0.3    0.0     0.0  0.8    14.5  15:00   ESE
22    17.7   23.3  13:17   14.9  23:59    0.0    1.4     0.0  2.2    17.7  09:20   SW
23    15.8   22.4  14:58   10.8  06:54    3.1    0.0     0.0  1.6    16.1  17:00   SW
24    18.5   23.8  14:49   13.4  01:48    0.0    0.5     0.0  2.9    22.5  13:30   S
25    18.0   21.8  15:26   13.6  23:30    1.2    0.0     0.0  5.3    33.8  14:00   SW
26    15.2   19.4  14:42   11.3  05:27    5.3    0.0     0.2  1.2    19.3  15:00   SSW
27    17.2   20.3  12:49   14.6  03:54    1.6    0.0     0.0  2.9    24.1  13:00   SSW
28    18.1   24.1  13:42   13.4  06:59    0.0    0.8     0.0  5.7    29.0  20:47   WSW
29    17.5   20.8  15:37   13.7  23:54    1.9    0.0     0.2  7.0    30.6  00:00   WSW
30    15.1   20.9  14:34   12.0  08:00    3.4    0.0     0.0  4.0    24.1  11:00   WSW
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      18.5   29.9    13    10.8    23    34.3   68.0    14.4  2.8    33.8     8    SW

Max >=   32.2:  0
Max <=    0.0:  0
Min <=    0.0:  0
Min <=  -17.8:  0
Max Rain    :    8.4 mm ON 09/16/2016
Days of Rain: 3 (> 0.254 mm) 2 (> 2.54 mm) 0 (> 25.4 mm)


For comparison to the last 5:


                                              HEAT   COOL         AVG
          MEAN                               DEG    DEG          WIND                  DOM
YEAR DAY   TEMP   HIGH  DATE    LOW   TIME    DAYS   DAYS   RAIN  SPEED   HIGH  DATE    DIR
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2011      16.7   28.5    30     8.6    18    82.6   26.2    17.3  5.1    45.1    12    SW
2012      15.2   29.4     9     6.3    22   165.7   23.4    46.3  4.4    41.8    24    WSW
2013      15.2   29.0     5     8.3    15   162.7   17.8    39.2  3.7    38.6    16    WSW
2014      16.3   23.1    18     8.3    22    89.1    3.0    34.8  3.0    30.6    13    NE
2015      14.2   22.6    20     6.8    26   205.2    0.0    43.0  3.4    37.0    30    WSW
2016      18.5   29.9    13    10.8    23    34.3   68.0    14.4  2.8    33.8     8    SW
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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #213 on: June 16, 2020, 06:16:16 pm »
I have rather neglected my weather station of late and, annoyingly, the Raspberry Pi to which the console is connected has somehow corrupted its SD card. Add to that the fact that the console stopped registering wind speed, and Stuff needs to be done.

I decided that the anemometer's reed switch had died a death and the only simple way to fix that was to buy a replacement weather vane component, which I have done, and I went up the ladder yesterday to put everything back in its place. Dez has yet to get round to fixing the website, but hopefully he will be able to do so soon.

Dez tells me that there has been no loss of historical data, but there will obviously be some gaps when he gets it recording online again.
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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #214 on: June 16, 2020, 07:46:14 pm »
Weather enthusiasts may also be interested in community air pollution monitoring: https://sensor.community/en/

I've been operating one in Middle Earth for the last couple of months, and have so far established a lockdown baseline particulate pollution level; observed the effects of different weather conditions on PM10 count; noted the correlation between the operation of woodworking tools, particulate pollution and my asthma; and monitored the neighbours' weed-smoking habits.
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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #215 on: June 18, 2020, 12:38:29 pm »
I need a new weather station as my one from maplin which I never had much confidence in took a direct hit from a football from my neighbours kid. Can't tell him off though as my kids had kicked it over first

Just something fairly basic with an indoor reader but must do wind speed and rainfall

Thanks

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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #216 on: June 18, 2020, 09:57:04 pm »
Budget?

I have the Davis Vantage Pro 2 but I was considering going for the Vantage Vue. Looks pretty good.

Mechanical rain gauges, in my experience, are pretty crap, even the expensive one like mine. Last night, my perfectly normal plastic cylinder rain gauge measured 33mm rain*. I think the electronic one was about 25% down on that. The instructions do say that "measuring rainfall mechanically is one of the most problematic aspects of automatic weather stations" and they like to blame the user that sets them up. But I think they just don't work properly. The buckets are inclined to become blocked and the tilting mechanism is subjet to obstructions from intruding species, spiders and their webs being likely culprits.

*My sister, about 200 meters away, also recorded 33mm. My brother, 15 miles to the NW, recorded 36mm, and the official figure from Chelmsford, another 10 miles further north, was 40mm, so we are all in the right ball-park.
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Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #217 on: June 19, 2020, 03:01:57 pm »
Honestly budget isn't huge as it's more of a curiosity on particularly wet/windy/hot/cold days

Re: The Weather Station Thread
« Reply #218 on: June 19, 2020, 04:06:41 pm »
Honestly budget isn't huge as it's more of a curiosity on particularly wet/windy/hot/cold days
I've just clicked 'Buy now' on this.
My previous one was from Maplin at around half the price.
It wasn't especially good / reliable
This one seems to get good reviews.

ETA - I don't think that you are going to get wind speed without going significantly into three figures.