About Biggleswade Weather

This weather station is on the 'Lakes' estate in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire (the Brussels sprout capital of England), near to the A1 and the railway line.

The weather station I'm using is the Ecowitt GW1102, which measures wind speed and direction, UV, rainfall, and outside temperature. These instruments are mounted on a mast on a fence post in a flowerbed, and transmit the readings back to a base unit inside the house, which adds inside temperature and barometric pressure to the readings.

The base unit is connected by WiFi to a Linux PC running 'CumulusMX' software. This stores the data and can show historic values and graphs. It also generates web pages from the data, and uploads them to this website.

From 1st September 2012 until 1st June 2024 (inclusive) I was using a Fine Offset WH1080 station, with Cumulus v1 running on a Windows 10 PC.

Web page modifications

I have taken the web pages supplied with the Cumulus software, customised them slightly and added this 'About' page.

Station modifications

The temperature sensor supplied is not well shielded, so I have made an improved sun shield for it as described in the Cumulus Support forum. However, the temperature still reads high (up to 2C in bright sun) as it is affected by the heat radiating from the greenhouse.

Page data updated .

Welcome to

This page is a brief description of my weather station hardware and software.

Contact me

If you have any questions or comments about this website or the weather station please contact me on 'weather' at the above domain.