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Which is your weather forecast of choice?

Old Jul 17th 2011, 3:06 pm
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I don't do anything with it apart from refer back to it from time to time.

What is particularly interesting is the variations in various measurements shown on a graph - it's amazing how temperatures can suddenly increase in the middle of the night also the wind strength and direction.

I spent 5 years living on a sailing boat in the Med and weather was the most important thing you needed to know - the habit hasn't gone away. It was essential - now it's just for interest.

If you go on the Weather Undergound site there is the option to look at local weather stations. They don't give forecasts but they give current data and access to their database of previous readings. They all use similar systems.

I have never got round to putting my station on there - perhaps a project for the future!

There are some really good weather stations on the market now for very reasonable prices.

http://www.ambientweather.com/peorhowest.html
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Old Jul 17th 2011, 3:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Fred James
The readings are taken on a very expensive cordless weather station which logs data 24/7 on a dedicated PC. It measures wind speed and direction, pressure, humidity, rainfall and temperature in and out.

The temperature sensor is about 3m above ground, 30m from the house in a proper screened shelter in clear air.
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Well I'm not a boy but I'd sure as heck like that toy!!!!
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Well I'm not a boy but I'd sure as heck like that toy!!!!
Well have a look at this - all you need for £100

http://www.weathershop.co.uk/shop/co...r-station.html
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Originally Posted by fionamw
Well I'm not a boy but I'd sure as heck like that toy!!!!
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I never use BBC weather online. Its never right.
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I use Weather Underground or wunderground

http://classic.wunderground.com/cgi-...chType=WEATHER

Plus also for a local forcast AEMET

http://www.aemet.es/es/eltiempo/pred...cipios?l=11210

I also look at the radar picture on AEMET to check for rain.

http://www.aemet.es/es/eltiempo/observacion/radar

Plus the Portugese radar which generally shows rain out to the West heading my way

http://www.meteo.pt/pt/otempo/radar/
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Originally Posted by Fred James
I don't do anything with it apart from refer back to it from time to time.

I have never got round to putting my station on there - perhaps a project for the future!
Go for it Fred it's very simple
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http://www.aemet.es/es/eltiempo/pred.../alora-id29012

That's the one I always use!
Apart from our temperature being two or three degrees higher than it states I find it quite accurate.
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate
I also look at the radar picture on AEMET to check for rain.
Probably the most useful weather info available (in the winter!). The regional radars update every 20 minutes.
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http://www.aemet.es/es/eltiempo/observacion/radar

thats good - a map of the Iberian Peninsular where Portugal actually exists.

all the weather maps I have seen on TV have a void just there

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Originally Posted by Fred James
The readings are taken on a very expensive cordless weather station which logs data 24/7 on a dedicated PC. It measures wind speed and direction, pressure, humidity, rainfall and temperature in and out.

The temperature sensor is about 3m above ground, 30m from the house in a proper screened shelter in clear air.
On open ground such as grassland, garden or campo with no concrete, stonework or reflective surfaces such as white walls anywhere close ?
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I looked on the aemet rain radar but when I wanted to see prov de Malaga it wouldn't work....!!!
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Old Jul 17th 2011, 8:58 pm
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Hi

I have www.chiclana-weather-station.org above the bar in my garden. Only on loan, but a wonderful toy

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Originally Posted by fionamw
I looked on the aemet rain radar but when I wanted to see prov de Malaga it wouldn't work....!!!
Just checked and it is not operational at the moment.

However the whole of Malaga province is covered by Sevilla and Almeria on the National view.
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