The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Vue Wireless with 1-wire solar and Temperature sensors incorporated. The data is collected every 30 seconds and the site is updated every 60 seconds. This site and its data is collected using Weather Display Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge, thermo-hydro and solar sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.
About This Location
Located in southeastern Ireland and about 10km from the coastline, Waterford has a rather mild, maritime climate. Rainfall is frequent (though often light) year-round in most years, totalling about 800mm. Winter temperatures average about 6-10 C for daytime highs and just above freezing for morning lows. The location 10km from the coast allows a fair number of frosty nights, but -8 C is about the coldest it can get. Summers are pleasantly mild, with daytime highs mostly 15-25 C and nighttime lows about 6-13 C. Snow is somewhat rare, and when it occurs it usually melts quickly. Hail and Thunder are somewhat unusual but can occur at any time of year.