One thousand Weather Stations were sent out to schools all over the world at the beginning of 2016, ready to be assembled and begin collecting global weather data.
Each Weather Station comes equipped with the sensors shown … below:
Sensor Name Purpose
Rain gauge Measures the volume of rain falling in millimetres
Anemometer Measures the wind speed in kilometres per hour
Weathervane Measures the wind direction in degrees
Soil temperature probe Measures the soil temperature in degrees Celsius
Temperature sensor Measures the air temperature in degrees Celsius
Humidity sensor Measures the relative humidity of the air as a percentage
Pressure sensor Measures the atmospheric pressure in Pascals
Air quality sensor Measures the air quality as a relative percentage
The Weather Stations continually monitor the weather and then send their data to an Oracle database, where it is stored and can be accessed.
In this resource you’re going to choose a Weather Station, and then bulk download some weather data from the database for that station. You will then use Python to draw some graphs to display the weather data.
With a growing number of Weather Stations coming online each week, there are plenty to choose from. You can follow the [Fetching the Weather]() resource to choose a specific Weather Station close to you if you like, or you could simply use the one provided in the examples in this resource.
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