Using online weather data
Thanks to the internet it is possible for you, the amateur
scientist, to see an enormous range of detailed weather data
without moving a metre! London Grid for Learning
(LGFL) and others have set up monitoring stations at many UK
schools. The monitoring stations look like this:
LGFL weather monitoring station
showing 1) anemometer, 2) wind cups, 3) rain collector, 4) UV and
solar sensors, 5) sensor interface module, 6) radiation shield (c)
The readouts of atmospheric conditions in real time are free to
use online. The readout panel from a station at a LGFL connected
school looks like this:
A screen readout example from
To see real time reports and archived data from the network of
school weather monitoring stations, and to find the nearest school
weather station to you is, go to: http://weather.lgfl.org.uk/
Some UK schools have made a speciality of working with weather.
Check out Pitsford
Hall school weather station to see just how far you can go.
You can use online weather data to take part in a nationwide
experiment! Have a look at Use online weather
data in Weather Labs to find out more.