Davis Weather Station

 The wireless Davis Vantage Pro 2 Plus weather station was installed on November 8th 2019 and includes anemometer (wind speed and direction), temperature, humidity and solar/UV sensors and rain gauge. An AirLink air quality (particulate matter) detector was added on 3rd November 2020. Data collection are via the WeatherLink Live subscription service using the WeatherLink app for real-time observations.

All the equipment was bought from Prodata Weather Systems - a company with the highest quality customer service offering friendly and helpful advice.

Unfortunately, there is no ideal location in the back garden for the weather station. Located in a built-up area there is an obvious and observable urban heat island (UHI) effect; typically between 1 ℃ and 2 ℃ on the sunniest and hottest days of the year. The sensor suite has a standard passive radiation shield - there are options for fan-assisted radiation shields but these are significantly more expensive. The main sensor suite is about 2 metres high with the anemometer atop a pole approximately 5 metres above the ground.  The surrounding buildings provide some shelter from the wind but appear to have minimal effect on wind direction.

Current weather conditions can be viewed by clicking the cross in the top right-hand corner.


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