RBGE Weather Station
The weather has been recorded in the garden for many years. We have been an official weather station for the Met Office since 1956, with automated data collection since 2010. In 2018 the weather station was moved from the glasshouse lawn to a new location in the Demonstration Garden, to facilitate the construction of the Edinburgh Biomes. Observations are made daily at 09:00 GMT and recorded in the Met Office Database.
Within the fenced area we automatically record maximum and minimum air temperature, grass minimum temperature, soil temperature at depths of 10, 30 and 100 cm, humidity, and precipitation (rain or snow). Additional weather parameters are taken manually from the roof of the historic Temperate Palm House, which houses a sunshine hours recorder. It also provides a vantage point for monitoring visibility, wind direction and speed.
Weather information can be accessed directly from the UK Met Office, allowing it to be viewed and interpreted within the context of wider local, regional and national levels, and in the context of current and future climate change.
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