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Drier, colder, more photogenic...
November has started, and is forecast to continue for the first week at least, a colder and drier month than October. That’s not a difficult thing to achieve, with October having been unusually wet and perhaps unseasonably warm.
So far October is the wettest month of the year
October is officially the wettest month of the year so far in our back garden, beating January comfortably. We recorded 118.8mm of rain for October, and only 96.6mm for January.
September beats August's average temperatures
A month ago I was wondering if the remainder of August would be hot enough to beat the average highs for July this year. The forecasts didn’t hold out much hope, and in the end reality matched them. August was cooler on average than July by 0.7°C
Which month will be the greatest?
At my previous weather station I recorded data in one location for just under nine years. Out of those nine years the maximum temperature in August was higher than in July on four occasions.
Tinkering with colouring and contemplating theming
Over the past few years Pywws (the software that collects and processes weather data for this station) has developed and improved, but my templates for tables and particularly graphs have not kept pace. At some point Pywws updated the way in which colours are expressed in the graph templates, and my old format files got left behind.
It's tough to turn tables into a tantalizing topic
So, the tables have been turned on! There has been a bit of tinkering: adjusting the formatting to squeeze onto a mobile screen, tidying up the order of columns across the summary tables so they match, switching units to metricish.
Ale never go to the steak for my Pi
Looking, searching, hunting …
It's there and it's happening, even though you can't see it yet. But you will. Honest.
The exterior weather station was mounted today in what I hope will be its permanent location.
That's one small weather database for mankind, one ... erm ... no, it's really just a small database.
The exterior weather station unit was deployed today ahead of the start of the new year tonight. It is not yet in its final mounted position - a visit to the local DIY store is still necessary for bits - but we can begin collecting some valid temperature data. Wind speed and rainfall are unlikely to be super accurate yet.