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.
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?
44mm of rain in the last 8 days and 122mm for January 2014 area Met office average for January 35mm with up to 30mm expected tonight.
The golf course is closed today due to 13 mm of rain fall over night. The next review will take place tomorrow at 8 am.
Weather forecast link has now been added to the menu page for mobiles or on the top right hand side for desktops.