Thanks to the amazing generosity of staff, students and parents as I took early retirement from Headship, I was able to buy a Davis Vantage Vue weather station, which is now working in my garden.
The garden and other local gardens have quite a lot of trees and so are sheltered. Ideally, a weather station should be more exposed to “see” the weather more clearly, but it is measuring what the weather is like here.
The sensor pod communicates wirelessly to a console in the house. In turn, this connects to a PC that processes the data (using the excellent Cumulus software) and uploads it to the web site. The data is also sent to the Met Office, to NOAA in America and to Weather Underground, as well as making an hourly tweet.