Davis Vantage Pro 2
LaCrosse WS2300 (backup)
Outdoor Remote sensors monitor:
temperature, relative humidity,
rainfall (tipping bucket), wind speed/direction,
solar radiation, UV, dew point, wind chill etc
Indoor Base Station monitors:
indoor temperature, humidity,
atmospheric pressure etc
Data is automatically logged (at least hourly)
Manual Observations at 0900
visibility, weather diary to record significant events
Guidelines for Making
here for details
Hourly AWS data is downloaded
to my PC and imported into my
Microsoft Access database. Manual Observations are keyed in.
Daily Records are then extracted and imported
into my own
customised 'Integrated Database' (also using Microsoft Access)
Halesowen records from 1956 to
Further processing can then be performed, e.g. monthly and annual summaries, comparing recent weather with
that of previous years, and identifying longer term trends.
The database is capable of
viewing the raw data is virtually any manner,
and can export results into Excel for further analysis and plotting
Monthly data is uploaded
to this website at the end of each month, and annual summaries at the
end of each year. Long term records are also updated at the end of each
A Monthly summary is
submitted to Climatological
Observers Link .
Data from 2005 is my own,
recorded at my own location.
Data from 1956 to 2004 was
sourced from a previous nearby weather station in Halesowen which had been
run by Cedric Roberts MBE.
More about Cedric and a selection of his own summaries can be found here.
I have integrated some of his data from spreadsheet form into my own
Integrated Database to provide a continuous series of records from 1956 to