About This Unique Weather Station:
Hello and welcome to the Southampton Weather station website.
Latitude: 50° 53' 59" N (deg min sec), 50.8997° (decimal), 5053.98N (LORAN)
Longitude: 01° 23' 44" W (deg min sec), -1.3955° (decimal), 0123.73W (LORAN)
Elevation: 32 Metres (104 Feet) Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL)
This private weather station was assembled and configured in various stages throughout early 2008 and is in constant development.
This website serves as a superb live reference point for local weather events affecting the Southampton area of Hampshire, England.
The station is comprised of many different sets of wireless sensors providing data for many different purposes. The most relevant are pairs of anemometers (both for wind speed and direction), self tipping, self emptying rain gauges accurate to 0.1mm, dual digital barometers, dual digital thermometers, soil and moisture sensors, cloud detection equipment, UV sensors, psychrometers and various digital hygrometer sensors all situated in optimal positions to give you the very highest possible accuracy.
Our weather station is physically located very close to the centre of Southampton City. The relevant weather data is collected by our arrays of wireless sensors and sent every 2 seconds to our main station computers in Southampton and then on to our website which is constantly, and uniquely updated live at a minimum of every 5 seconds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The main site web servers are securely collocated in air-conditioned, temperature and voltage controlled racks in Telehouse London UK.
About the Wonderful City of Southampton:
Southampton is a vibrant, modern city which offers a warm welcome to visitors from all over the world. Southampton is a major port situated on the south coast of England. It is the closest city to the New Forest, situated approximately halfway between Portsmouth and Bournemouth. It lies at the northern-most point of Southampton Water where it is joined by the River Test and River Itchen, with the River Hamble joining to the south of the urban area.
Southampton has always been strongly connected with maritime history and developments. It is a primary port for cruise ships, its heyday being the first half of the 20th century. Today it remains home to many luxury liners, as well as being an important container port. The outstanding harbour means it is the principal port on the south coast, and one of the largest in the UK. A vibrant modern City, the centuries old port of Southampton is amongst the most fascinating settlements on the UK’s South Coast.
As one would imagine the city’s focal point is the fabulous harbour, which offers an eclectic mix of old and new facilities that cover virtually every aspect of nautical activity and interest. It is home port to some of the most famous ocean liners in the world including Navigator of the Seas, Oriana and Arcadia. Along with first-class marinas with their copious moorings and services for pleasure craft the harbour offers visitors a wealth of other attractions. The incredible West Quay Centre and Leisure World takes pride of place. There you will find multi-screen cinemas, a casino, sports bar, bowling alley and choice of restaurants. In town there is even more on offer with countless heritage sites, theatres, fine dining and a pub scene you would be hard pushed to match anywhere else in the country. Southampton’s shopping is legendary and has long been ranked in the UK’s top ten retail destinations earning the nickname ‘Emporium of the South’. Southampton is also home to the only IKEA on the south coast of the UK.
Highlight of the shopping week is the General Market, which is home to over 90 stalls offering a mind-boggling array of wares and produce. Culture vultures will be drawn to the splendid Old Town, which dates back to medieval times. There you can stroll by myriad architectural wonders once visited by the likes of William the Conqueror, Henry V, William Shakespeare and Jane Austin to name just a few. Night owls will also be very impressed with the city after dark. Not only are there more bars than you can visit in a week, Southampton also boasts some of the best nightclubs in the country making it almost too easy to dance every night away completely.
There’s also a vibrant music scene – you can fall out of a rock bar and a few doors down the road fall into a jazz lounge or funk club. Whatever you are looking for from a break, Southampton will have something to satisfy your tastes. It is a truly exciting modern city with an ancient heartbeat that leaves you breathless and often inspired.
A city that really has to be seen to be believed and a city that simply has to be seen full stop.
About This Live Website and Credits:
The weather station sensors and equipment were supplied by Oregon Scientific (UK) Limited located in Maidenhead, Berkshire UK.
Also Davis Instruments Ltd, One Wire Ltd, Boltek, Cambell Scientific, and Dallas Semiconductors.
The servers that this site and the weather station run on were supplied by Posinfo Ltd. Thanks to Jonathan for all your help and advice.
The routers were supplied by Linksys/Netgear and the networking was supplied by Solwise Ltd. with great help and support from them.
Special thanks go to Kevin Reed for his design for the common website PHP management.
Thanks also to Mike Challis for his wind-rose generator, who's online mapping, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help.
A few articles in our weather information section were supplied courtesy of Wikipedia.
Ken True for the AJAX conditions and dashboard integration.
YRNO and the Norwegian Met Institute for the flash forecast interface.
More complete credits can be found here.
These pages are all CSS and XHTML 1.0 compliant. Validate the CSS of this site.
Disclaimer:Throughout this website we have provided links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. Our linking to such third-party sites does not imply an endorsement of such sites, or the information, products or services offered on or through these sites. Please note this is a Private Weather Station run on a Non Profit basis. We do our very best to provide accurate up to date weather information, but as you can imagine running a site like this is a complicated and time consuming affair and if unseen circumstances should affect our output then we can only apologize and try to remedy the situation as quickly as we can. All information is provided "as is" we take no responsibility for any erroneous data or inaccurate forecasts. You should not rely on data from this site for any professional purposes. Never base important decisions on our weather information that could result in harm to people or property.
Please Note: We cannot always predict the future, if it rains, it rains...