Silverdale Weather

Current and historic weather records from the eHideaway weather station located in Silverdale, Lancaster.

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The Technology

In March 2011 I acquired a Davis Vantage Vue with Weatherlink for my Keswick and then Cockermouth home. In October 2017, I and my weather station relocated to Silverdale and this website displays the data it has collected since then.

The data collected from the weather station when it was located in the North Lakes is available here.

The website does not use the Weatherlink software provided with 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 Vantage Vue console is based on that developed by Tom Keffer for WeeXx.

The cloud database is used with PHP, Javascript and the dygraphs JavaScript Visualization Library to generate and display the site's pages and plots. Wind roses are displayed using the Plotly Javascript Graphing Library.

Location

The weather station is located at an elevation of 41 metres in Silverdale, a village on the coast to the south of the English Lake District, between Kendal and Lancaster.

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Contact Details

Please use this contact form if you wish to email eHideaway. Constructive feedback is welcomed.

The site is normally updated every 15 minutes. The station was commissioned on 9 October 2017.

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