Please click http://www.tkup.net/data/infoold for the old Floreat AWS station info.
This weather station is a 1-wire weather station. It consists of a numerous devices, mostly daisy-chained.
The components were purchased from Hobby Boards in the U.S.A. The data is collected by a program called Weather display. This automatically translates and uploads all the data to the internet.
This AWS is sited now in Bedford
The Stevenson screen is in a backyard, mounted 3m up to get good airflow. This is not 100% ideal, but gives a good indication of local temperature conditions.
The rain gauge is located on the house roof, and has no trees or obstacles hindering readings. Though this is also not 100% ideal, it also gives rather accurate readings so far.
The layout is as follows, barometer, and indoor temperature. This barometer is based on a design by Tim Bitson. It reads pressure from 948-1083 hPa. It's resolution is approximately 0.34 hPa:
Measures temperatures from -55C to +125C
0.5C accuracy from -10C to +85C
9-bit thermometer resolution and the Honeywell HIH-4000 series humidity sensor.
Mounted inside a Stevenson screen that was found in an old junk shop advertised as an "Unusual cupboard"!
This is an Inspeed Vortex anemometer, details:
Mounted on a 4m high mast atop the roof.
It is connected to the network via an Anemometer control board. Details:
This is the Hydrological Services Tipping Bucket Raingauge rain gauge, with the hobby-boards 1-Wire counter installed. The 8" diameter collector meets National Weather Service (NWS) specifications for statistical accuracy. Every time the bucket tips, a count is transmitted to the computer and the gauge empties. Unlike manual rain gauges, you never have to empty the gauge. Each tip of the bucket counts 0.01 inches (approximately 0.25 mm) of rain.
THIS IS THE OLD FLOREAT AND DIANELLA AWS.
The owner has moved house, and its been relocated to Bedford.
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