Munlochy PWS is a private, operational weather site uploading live weather conditions through rapid fire to Weatherunderground, MET Office WOW programme, the Scottish Weather Network and PWS Weather network. Measurements are taken from the Oregon Scientific WMR 300 digital wifi weather station. Along with manual instruments the station is located in the centre of Munlochy Village and adjacent to the ‘Old Mill’.
The station’s geographical location is: 57° 32’ 55” North – 4° 15’ 45” West. [OS Grid NH 64714 53221] [OSGB36 57.549061, -4.260864] [WGS84 57.548798, -4.262218] UK Post Code Area IV8 8NL. Station elevation = 18m (59ft) above msl.
The manual instruments which include a 5” traditional rain gauge, a max/min thermometer, a hygrometer and a precision aneroid barometer are used for checking and educational purposes. In addition, there are three ground temperature probes inserted below a grass surface at 100mm, 300mm and 1000mm. These probes are electronic and connected to three data loggers. There are also three sky cams set at 90° (East), 0° (North) and 270° (West) for remote viewing and recording.
Although every care has been taken in preparing accurate local weather condition information, please do not rely on this information and no guarantees of accuracy are given.
At Millbank PWS It is our working practice to produce all our own weather information, based on our sophisticated equipment, computers and software. This includes, direct weather satellite down links in real time from EUMETSAT geostationary and NOAA polar orbiting satellites. We also produce our own daily weather forecast, updated five times a day. The hub at the centre of our system is powered by four computers running on an always on basis and mostly administered remotely.