Welcome to Phil Holmes's weather page. The station was set up on February the 18th, 2004. The weather information is now taken from a Davis Instruments Vantage Pro2 FARS, following a problem with my old Oregon Scientific WMR928N. The WMR928 lasted until 10 Jan 2012 when the temperature gauge was broken in a storm. The Vantage Pro has a combined anemometer/wind direction indicator, (mounted on a 10 foot aluminium pole about 4 foot over the roofline), a combined temperature/humidity sensor and rain gauge, and a solar sensor (added 13/3/15), all powered by battery-backed solar power. The information is sent to a base station in my study using radio at 433 MHz. The weather base station is connected to an eeePC netbook, bought to replace a series of aging IBM Thinkpads. The PC uses "Weather Display" software version 10.37R to upload the web pages. This page is custom written using the software's "custom tags" capability.
This report was produced on 15/08/20 at 13:30. The next update will be at 14:00.
|Now||Average for the
last 24 hours
|Maximum today||Minimum today||Max in month||Min in month||Max in year||Min in year||Max since
|Outdoor Temperature||21.0°C||19.9°C||21.3°C at 12:57||18.1°C at 07:23||32.9°C on 8/8/2020||7.2°C on 4/8/2020||32.9°C on 8/8/2020||-3.1°C on 1/4/2020||35.0°C on 9/7/2010||-11.8°C on 20/12/2010|
|Indoor Temperature||25.3°C||25.5°C at 12:09||24.4°C at 08:10|
|Solar||218 W/m2||276 W/m2 at 12:33||1245.0 W/m2 on 1/8/2020||1308.0 W/m2 on 11/7/2020||1427.0 W/m2 on 15/7/2015|
|Outdoor Humidity||91%||98% at 04:51||89% at 13:02||98.0% on 4/8/2020||28.0% on 5/8/2020||99% on 23/1/2020||28% on 18/5/2020|
|Barometric pressure||1014.5 mb||1014.7 mb at 10:46||1013.4 mb at 04:48||1019.7 mb on 8/8/2020||1010.3 mb on 13/8/2020||1048.7 mb on 19/1/2020||979.3 mb on 29/2/2020||1048.7 mb on 19/1/2020||963.0 mb on 10/3/2008|
|Average Wind speed||0.5 mph SSE||3.6 mph at 04:22||13.3 mph on 5/8/2020||30.4 mph on 9/2/2020||38.0 mph on 18/1/2018|
|Rainfall||0.2 mm||4.8 mm||219.8 mm|
There has been 0.2 mm rain today.
There have been 0 consecutive days with no measurable* rain. Click here to see if this is common.
A graph of conditions over the last 24 hours:
A plot of wind direction:
A graph similar to the one above for the last 48 hours is here, and for the last 72 hours is here.
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* Measurable rain on my system is 0.2 mm - so if it very gently drizzles, I count it as a rain free day.