To help us understand more about the production and sharing of weather data, we decided to create some of our own and share it with the Met Office Weather Observations Website (WOW).
With the help of Romilly Close (an undergraduate Aerospace Engineering student at the University of Sheffield) and Fred Sonnenwald (an engineering researcher at the University of Sheffield), we built our own weather station using a Raspberry Pi and attached it to the roof of the Information School at the University of Sheffield.
The sensor feeds temperature and pressure data to the Met Office Weather Observations Website every 15 minutes. You can see our temperature data on the WOW website. You can also find out more about the WOW project in the Met Office – R&D station, and more about being an amateur weather observer at the Amateur Observers station.
Romilly wrote some instructions to show other people how to build their own Raspberry Pi weather station. If you want to have a go take a look at her website.