About this Worthing Weather Station
The w.brx.io weather station presently uses a device from Clas Ohlson based on the Fine Offset WH1081, having started off with a Maplin N96GY based on the same design. Data is logged and processed using pywws running on a Raspberry Pi (version 1 hardware), and then transferred to this web server.
The station is situated near Ham Road in the Selden area of East Worthing, West Sussex. Weather observations began at the end of December 2020.
Information being recorded includes:
- air temperature
- dew point/relative humidity
- average wind speed
- gust speed
- wind direction
- rainfall (in increments of 3mm, so it tends not to pick up quick showers)
- atmospheric pressure (adjusted to mean sea level equivalent)
You can find a monthly summary of all readings recorded so far on the Compendium page in table format, and also graphs of the data by year.
The station is mounted approximately 2.5m above the ground level which in turn is 3m above sea level in a relatively sheltered area among houses. It scores 2* on the MetOffice site ratings scale (E=4, T=D, R=D, W=C, UCZ=5).
- Maplin, Clas Ohlson & Fine Offset (for the station hardware),
- the Apache Software Foundation (for the web server software),
- Termux (for Bash on Android),
- Software in the Public Interest (for the Debian GNU/Linux operating system),
- The Raspberry Pi Foundation (for the Raspberry Pi),
- pingu for the instructions on getting pywws working on the Raspberry Pi.
- pywws (for the Python code to get the info off the WH1081 and onto the web),
- Vodafone, Three, and Zen (at least) (for connectivity),
- and most of all the Good Lord for the sun and the wind and the rain, “For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.” Psalm 92:4. Find out more at St George’s Church, Worthing.
If you would like to get in touch you can send an email to an address formed by the single word topic of this section of my website AT brx.io