Daily weather forecasts are widely available but provide a limited amount of information for growers and gardeners. Weather stations are often a fair distance from your location and in rural areas, are not reflective of micro climates.
I am working in collaboration with Scott to build a Particle Electron powered weather station. It will collect accurate data from our allotment which will be shared online with fellow plot owners. We will use this data to create a ‘smart’ weather station that can detect the soil moisture content (the need to water) and calculate the likelihood of blight and frost (the need to take action).
The interface features an at a glance weather summary which displays the current temperature, maximum and minimum temperatures, current weather, actions and the date and time of the last update.
We then display a range of detailed data including soil moisture content, humidity and sunset time. Data is colour coded to aid recognition over time.
The interface will be responsive so it can be accessed easily on the move or at the plot; we’ll know straight away whether it is warm enough to sow our seeds!