Networked Weather Station

The Atomwide Networked Weather Station monitors a range of weather variables and sends their values to an online database for participating schools to analyse.

Based around a Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus integrated sensor suite the Networked Weather Station monitors a multitude of weather variables including:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Solar Radiation
  • Ultra-violet Radiation
  • Rainfall
  • Wind Speed
  • Wind Direction

The wealth of useful data recorded is uploaded to a web site every minute of every day. The front page of the site offers an at-a-glance view of the current conditions at any site which has an active weather station, currently around 100 sites across the UK, along with the day's minimum and maximum values for certain variables, and a webcam feed from the location (subject to availability).

For users with a Shibboleth-enabled user account, access is available to a secure area where all accumulated weather data can be analysed and comparisons made using weather data from different sites.

Clearly, as the installed base of networked weather stations grows, so the scope and value of the collected data is increasing, providing an ever-more comprehensive insight into weather across the United Kingdom.

The current community of schools participating in this project have helped make it the densest real time urban network of weather stations in the world with a more detailed coverage of London that the MET office.