Newton Poppleford Weather

Location

Newton Poppleford Weather station is located at a latitude of N 50° 42' 06" and longitude of W 03° 18' 29" at 66m ASL.

How The Data Is Recorded

The weather station in use is the Davis Vantage Pro2. Temperature is recorded using a thermometer, which is located inside of the radiation shield, at 1.25m AGL. Humidity is recorded using a hygrometer, which is also located inside of the radiation shield, at 1.25m AGL. Rainfall is recorded using a reed switch, which is located inside of the tipping bucket rain gauge, at 1.4m AGL. Wind is also recorded using a reed switch, which is located inside of the anemometer, at 7.7m AGL. Due to trees and buildings situated to the N, NNE, ESE, WNW, NW and NNW of the station, readings are affected from these directions. Barometer is recorded using a sensor, which is located inside of the console, at 1m AGL. From the console, data from the data logger is transferred via a USB cable to a PC (if running).

How The Recorded Data Is Uploaded

A program called CumulusMX (if running), reads the data from the data logger in real time, and (if connected to the internet) uploads the "Home", "Today", "Yesterday", "This Month", "This Year", "Records" and "Trends" page to this website every minute.

Credits

I'd like to say thanks to the following people who helped develop this website. Steve Loft of Sanday Weather/Sandaysoft - for hosting this website, designing the CumulusMX program, web pages and the script (both of which I've amended) on the "Trends" page, and offering support on the Sandaysoft Forum. Beteljuice - for designing the script (which I've amended) on the "Tables" page and offering support on the Sandaysoft Forum. Everyone else who has offered support on the Sandaysoft Forum. Christian and "pandy" - who have offered support on the HTML Help Forum. Everyone who has given me ideas and encouragement to develop the website.

Contact

Email: william.grimsley1@gmail.com.