Welcome to our new section on the weather. As you will know, for the past couple of years we have been recording the monthly rainfall here at Greenheyes and Andy has been using the figures to produce a small graph for the monthly report.
Recently we acquired an addition to our weather monitoring facilities in the form of a remote temperature sensor show here on the left.
It has been positioned in an area of permanent shade in order to measure the temperature of the air rather than that of direct sunlight which can make exposed objects very hot and would produce a false reading for our purposes (it would probably damage the sensor to).
From it's sheltered position a small radio transmitter inside the sensor transmits the temperature readings back to this small display unit which I have located next to my computer.
As well as showing the current temperature, it will also display the highest (maximum) and lowest minimum) temperatures that have been reached since I last reset it.
At the as close to the same time everyday as I can I note down these readings and record them on my computer before passing then on to Andy for him to process.
Our first readings were from the 24 of May until the
31 of May and produced the table below.
From this the following graph was produced.
Although the month ended on a warm note, it had for the most part been quite a wet one with some 86mm of rain. This made it the wettest May since we started to keep our records.
The next graph summarizes the above...
Why not start your own weather station up either at school or home and compare your results to ours. we would be interested to see them.
Well that s about it for now, we hope
that you find this new section interesting and woulkd be glad to hear
any comments / ideas that you might have.