The LittlehamptonPort.co.uk weather station is located near to the seafront in Littlehampton. Sensors measure wind speed and direction, air pressure, humidity and temperature, with the data being uploaded to our website every 5 minutes.
The weather station equipment is manufactured by Davis Instruments and provides readings with a general accuracy of ±5% for wind, ±1°C for temp and ±2mb for pressure. The wind sensor is located well above the roofline and the temperature / humidity detector on a west facing wall.
No two weather station installations are the same and sensor location is often the result of a compromise. Due to security considerations, our temperature sensor is located at a height of 6m rather than the standard 1.25m; there may therefore be a slight variation if comparing our readings with others locally.
The readings are though still of interest and provide a good indication as to the current weather state.
Note: Knots = MPH x 0.868.