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Meticulous Meteorology From UCL

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By M@ Last edited 109 months ago
Meticulous Meteorology From UCL
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Look out the window. The clouds you can see are 1059 m up. They’re coming in from the North North-East at a steady 9.3 mph.

How do we know this? UCL’s new weather display, which gives fresh data on London’s weather every three seconds.

It’s addictive. As well as realtime information, the site also presents graphs and record sheets, so you can track changes over time.

The weather centre was installed by the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. As London’s premier mapping nerds, they’re now working on a Google Earth interface to allow 3-D visualisation. Stitch that, Tomasz Schafernaker.

Last Updated 18 March 2008

dePfeffel

This if fab. Thank you for bringing it into my life. Not addictive though, no no. I've only been watching it for an hour and the cloud base has dropped 8ft and then risen again by 6ft. Live! Was it really only earlier this morning that I had no idea how high the cloud base was? Never such ignorance again.

Check out the live wind speed graph, that's good too. Now back to work.