Vantage Vue Weather Station

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Technical Specifications
Came into Service on:- 25th January 2014
Weather Station:-  Davis Vantage Vue
Weather Computer:-  Asus eebox Low Power PC
CPU Type:-  Intel Core i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz
Operating System:-  Windows 7 x64 Service Pack 1
Software:-  Cumulus 1.9.4 - Build 1088
Website Update Interval:-  Every 15 Minutes
Note:- The photo on the left is for illustration purposes only the actual sensor module is on 6M mast to give more accurate wind readings.
This station does not provide a professional weather service, it is a hobby station which is installed in a domestic garden, however the Davis Vantage Vue weather station used is a high end consumer weather station which is certified accurate enough to participate in the consumer data collection for both Met Office in the UK and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) in the United States.

The station comprises of two main parts as shown above. The outside sensor unit contains all the sensors to measure  Temperature, Wind, Rain, Humidity, and Barometric Pressure. It is solar powered with a back up battery and can operate for years with hardly any maintenance. The inside console connects wirelessly to the sensor unit and displays all the weather data. Inside the console is a data logger which stores a complete set of weather data every 15 minutes .

However, the real power of this system is in the specialised software, this enables all the data to be downloaded to a PC  from where it can be analysed, and if desired displayed on a live bespoke website such as this one.