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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Cheers Jim, we're in
     
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    As i always suspected....BBC weathermen dont have a clue as to weather prediction and rely on folks today telling them what they should have predicted a day or two ago.
     
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    Can anyone recommend a good home weather station.. ?

    I've looked at a lot .. but so many to choose from..

    I have a basic one in the van.. but would like something more professional for home.. preferable with software that can log the data on a PC ..

    Of the selection here.. which is favourite ?...

    http://www.weather-station-products.co.uk/weather-stations?filter[5][]=2121
     
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    We often hear it said that if you want to know what the weather is, then look out the window.. This is doing exactly that.. when you sign up you can look out other peoples windows and know exactly what the weather is doing in that location..

    So it's less about forecasting and more about what the weather is doing now... useful perhaps if you are planning a trip . .

    It will also be useful for BBC forecasters .. weather in the UK is so variable over quite short distances.. knowing what it is doing at every town and village across the country will give them a great deal of useful information that can be used to warn of storms, flooding etc.. and give short range forecasts,.

    Traditionally, weather stations across the country run by amateurs log and send in data .. we had such a station on the oil platform I worked on.. data was sent every hour.. gave us something to do..

    Now we can all take part..
     
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    Im in (y) (need a bit of weather kit tho':oops:)
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    just a thermometer.. and the Mk1 eyeball (y)
     
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    Hmm............ praps I could use my Thermapen that I cook with??
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    No reason why not..

    The Thermapen can read temperatures from -58.0 to 572.0°F, which gives it a much fuller range than many other thermometers. According to ThermoWorks

    that should cover it in Inverclyde ... ;)
     
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    Your eyes will do :D

    Dam Jim beat me to it
     
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    only need -10c to +10c haha :D
     
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