For anyone with an interest in the weather, making your own
observations will afford years of fascination, and there has never been a
better time to start observing or upgrade the measurements you already
make. Traditional manual instruments can be bought at budget prices
online, and there is now a wide range of wireless automatic weather
stations readily available from £50 to £1000 or more – even those at the
lower end are surprisingly good and with a few tweaks can be improved,
with lots of online forums and blogs to help you.
Most AWS can communicate with your PC, which can store the data and also send it on to weather networks such as the Met Off ice’s Weather Observations Website or Wunderground, where you can see it live online. And you don’t need a large open estate; you can make useful observations from a tiny garden in suburbia (like mine) or the inner city.
Free and open to all, tea/coffee from 18:30. This talk will discuss all of the above.