In January 2016 eHideaway acquired a USB Wireless Touchscreen Weather Station from Maplin for its Chilterns site. The weather station is a re-badged Fine Offset WH1080.
The website does not use the Easyweather software provided with the weather station. Instead bespoke Python programs running on a Raspberry Pi are used to extract data from the station, to aggregate the data, to load the data into a MySQL database in the cloud and to calculate the various minimum and maximum records. The interface to the Fine Offset base station is based on that developed by Jim Easterbrook for pywws.
The weather station is located in Prestwood, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, UK at an elevation of 202 metres. The site is in a surburban location and is protected from northwesterly winds in particular.
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