14.8 °C

About This Weather Station

Observations are powered by a Davis Vantage Pro 2 Plus

West End Weather, Dundee

The original Dundee West End Weatherstation was established in 2002 using a Davis Vantage Pro and collected weather data reliably (mostly) until early 2017 when it was updated with a new Davis Vantage Pro2.

The old weather site was managed by Davis Weatherlink software running on a low energy PC and Windows XP. This new site is running off a Raspberry PI and the excellent open source weewx software.

Who runs the Weather Station?

Geoff Barton established and maintains the weatherstation. He has a day job as well... The Dundee weatherstation has received some press attention over the years and data from it have been used in several local research projects about renewable energy.

A highlight in 2013 was a 3 minute feature on the BBC2 Programme Landward following an interview with BBC weather presenter Judith Ralston . Some still photos from that day give an idea of what was involved!

Details of the Station Hardware

  • Station hardware: Vantage Pro2
  • Server uptime: 140 days, 13 hours, 32 minutes
  • WeeWX uptime: 139 days, 20 hours, 33 minutes
  • WeeWX version: 4.5.1
  • Belchertown Skin Version: 1.2