• Network Weather Stations
  • Network Weather Stations
  • Network Weather Stations
  • Network Weather Stations
  • Network Weather Stations

Network Weather Stations

Network Weather Stations

Service Pack: Core Service

Subject: Geography

LGfL's online weather station network gathers data every minute of every day, building a significant data archive.

The LGfL weather station network is the densest online network of weather stations in the world. This network has been developed and evolved out of a partnership approach between Imperial College, the Royal Meteorological Society and LGfL.

The weather station network service offers a continuously developing data archive of weather recording across weather stations located in every local authority in London.

In April 2010, the weather station interface was modified to separate out the forecast and temperature readings on map view. This change was made to allow for greater clarity on the map showing temperature and allows the possibility of colour variations in temperature across the maps, at different scales, to be viewed. It was also felt that the 'Forecast' icons were misleading when they were shown on the temperature map.

LGfL is now working in partnership with not only Imperial College but also The Royal Meteorological Society. Geoff Jenkins was formerly the climate change expert at the Met Office and is now the chair of the Royal Meteorological Society Education Group. He has been offering his support for the continued development of the LGfL weather station network.

In July 2012, filming captured the issues associated with maintaining the network – the resulting videos now feature in the weather stations curriculum resource. Further filming exploring the locational factors that affect the weather stations data capture capabilities occurred in October and will be edited and added to the weather stations resources in due course.

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