Weather Station Setup
The weather station used to generate the data is a Davis Vantage Pro2 wireless station. (as shown ). It includes a wireless display unit that receives data from an anemometer mounted on the roof, an outdoor temperature, humidity sensor and rainfall gauge.
This data is fed into a computer running Virtual Weather Station V13.01 The data is logged using this software and graphs are created similar to those displayed on this website. A database collects the raw data every 15 minutes and adds it to a history table for querying at a later stage. Virtual Weather Station then sends graph updates to this webpage every 15minutes and raw data updates every 5minutes with the latest data.
This is the rainfall gauge, outdoor temperature and humidity sensor with transmitter. The resolution of the rain gauge is 0.2mm