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.