Weather Station

We’ve invested in a new weather station after the old one finally gave up after many years service.

Davis Vantage Pro2 6152UK is an expandable, wireless professional quality weather station with a wide range of options and sensors. All Vantage Pro2 stations include a console and a versatile integrated sensor suite that can be customised by adding consoles or special-purpose options. The anemometer can be mounted separately, up to 40′ (12 m), from the rain collector.

This weather station displays and records barometric pressure, temperature, humidity, rainfall and wind with optional solar radiation and UV.

The console gives calculated values such as wind chill, dew point and evapotranspiration as well forecasting and a current conditions “ticker”.

The data collected will aid the greenkeepers making important decisions either when opening or irrigating the course in turn saving the club money when applying expensive resources like water, fungicides and fertilisers.

In the next few months we will hopefully have this data available for the members to see via the website or weblink for you to see our live weather stream.

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Rainfall statistics, Looking back!

As we start the new year in 2016 wet and windy 2015 has been relatively dry with a total of 408mm, which is the 3rd driest year in the last 10 years with 2010 in 2nd place with 436mm and the amazingly dry 2011 recorded 227mm in 1st place. Met office averages for the area stand at 567.8mm and our highest recorded amounts are 776mm in 2012. So the weather seems to be very changeable at the moment looking back at the last 3 years I wonder what 2016 will bring?

Rainfall chart

MM JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTALS
MET AVER 35 35 42 45.2 47.2 53 38.3 47.3 56.9 61.9 52 54 567.8
2005 21 31 37 44 20 22 44.5 57 64 92 28 24.5 485
2006 22.5 46.5 46 44 86 27 27.5 68 67.5 74 68 70 647
2007 57 102 41.5 2 101 49 85.5 41 26 51 55 50 661
2008 75 11 65 52 92 32 59 55 50 35.5 104 34 664.5
2009 72 64 15 24.5 36 56 70 36 28 25 123 72 621.5
2010 45 77 32 19 18 12 9 87 39 63 16 19 436
2011 77 33 9 2 23 83 24 50 18  12  39  35  405
2012 51 12 11 107 31 116 128 57 41 75 61 86 776
2013 37 25 43 37 40 10 20 67 52 75 52 97 555

2014 52 70