Outside Temperature
Barometric Pressure
Wind Direction
Outside Humidity
Wind Speed
Gust Speed
Latitude: 54° 59.19' N
Longitude: 001° 25.06' W
Altitude: 45 meters
Station uptime: 88 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes
Server uptime: 97 days, 4 hours, 54 minutes

How it's done

South Tyneside College Marine School has a basic Davis ISS weather sensor assembly on G Block roof.

This provides sensors for wind speed, wind direction, outside temperature and humidity. Data from this unit is broadcast on a 868MHz frequency-hopping, spread-spectrum data link to a Davis Vantage Pro2 console located in the Marine Simulation Centre.

The console collects and converts the raw data from the ISS, also providing additional indoor temperature and barometric pressure sensors, then displaying the results on its built-in screen.

The console has been fitted with a datalogger module which allows the cumulative weather database to be downloaded to a Raspberry Pi 2 B+ running Raspbian linux.

We summarise that weather data using the polished and highly customisable Weewx software (version 3.1.0). Weewx downloads a data record from the Vantage every 5 minutes and stores it in an archive database. It also creates all of the graphs and webpages which are uploaded to the website every 5 minutes.

This website uses a custom skin, based upon one made freely available by Richard Dajda, which uses Bootstrap to deal with most of the layout and presentation. The gauges and the history tables are generated by Python scripts which hook into Weewx.

The code for gauge rendering (gaugeengine.py) and history table generation (historygenerator.py) can be found on github: github.com/brewster76/fuzzy-archer


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