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Which is your weather forecast of choice?

Old Jul 17th 2011, 10:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly
On open ground such as grassland, garden or campo with no concrete, stonework or reflective surfaces such as white walls anywhere close ?
Yes that's about right for a good site. Grass underneath the sensors can give higher humidity readings. Putting temperature sensors anywhere near the house is bad. It amazing how the structure can cool/heat the readings.

It is essential that the sensors are in clear air. People report ludicrously high temperatures from an enclosed terrace or at worse,a thermometer in the sun.

It is very noticeable how fast the temperature rises in open air compared to a similar thermometer near the house.

The recommendations for a suitable site are here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevenson_screen
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Old Jul 24th 2011, 12:20 pm
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A very interesting new site

http://weatherspark.com/
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Old Jul 24th 2011, 4:44 pm
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Yes a very interesting site. Superb presentation but I feel it may be a triumph of presentation over accuracy.

I had a look at the historical info but it appears to come from your nearest airport rather than somewhere locally - there aren't many official weather stations apart from airports.

I haven't had a chance to check how they generate the forecasts but I have a suspicion it is the same - if you try a few different locations near you, you seem to get the same forecast.

It is still in Beta so It may get better if they incorporate all the private stations that you can get with some other systems.

Great presentation though!
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Old Jul 24th 2011, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Fred James
Yes a very interesting site. Superb presentation but I feel it may be a triumph of presentation over accuracy.

I had a look at the historical info but it appears to come from your nearest airport rather than somewhere locally - there aren't many official weather stations apart from airports.

I haven't had a chance to check how they generate the forecasts but I have a suspicion it is the same - if you try a few different locations near you, you seem to get the same forecast.

It is still in Beta so It may get better if they incorporate all the private stations that you can get with some other systems.

Great presentation though!
Yes I found the same thing Fred!
In my case it gives the forcasts based on Malaga airport, we are 40kls inland from there so our weather is quite different.
If they start to use more localised weather stations though it could be a very good site.
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Originally Posted by megmet
Yes I found the same thing Fred!
In my case it gives the forcasts based on Malaga airport, we are 40kls inland from there so our weather is quite different.
If they start to use more localised weather stations though it could be a very good site.
meg I am nothing to do with it but i am sure they would say to you they would give more localised forecasts - but only if someone in that localle gave them the information

old computer saying Rubbish in = Rubbish out
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meg I am nothing to do with it but i am sure they would say to you they would give more localised forecasts - but only if someone in that localle gave them the information

old computer saying Rubbish in = Rubbish out
may (or may not) be relevent
I think the nearest weather station to us would be Antequera....but I could be wrong!
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I think you will find they are using Malaga airport.
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Old Jul 24th 2011, 11:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Fred James
I think you will find they are using Malaga airport.
Yes I know Fred.....see my post higher up the page.
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