LGfL weather stations offer the densest real time urban network of weather stations in the world.
LGfL has a more detailed coverage of London than the MET office.'
Professor Ralph Toumi
Department of Physics - Imperial College
Latest enhancements to the LGfL weather stations
In April 2010 - the weather station interface was modified to separate out the forecast and temperature readings on map view. This change was made to allow for greater clarity on the map showing temperature and allows the possibility of colour variations in temperature across the maps, at different scales, to be viewed. It was also felt that the 'Forecast' icons were misleading when they were shown on the temperature map.
LGfL is now working in partnership with not only Imperial College but also The Royal Metrological Society. Geoff Jenkins was formerly the climate change expert at the Met office and is now the chair of the Royal Met Soc education Group. He has been offering his support for the continued development of the LGfL weather station network.
In July 2012, filming captured the issues associated with maintaining the network – the resulting videos now feature in the weather stations curriculum resource. Further filming exploring the locational factors that affect the weather stations data capture capabilities occurred in October and will be edited and added to the weather stations resources in due course.
These resources are now public facing and do not require a log in. This decision has been made to allow The LGfL Weather Stations and their resources to become the central location for weather stations use in education, as supported by the Royal Met Soc. and Imperial College.
'The weather teaching resources developed by the London Grid for Learning are simple, easy to use, accurate and curriculum linked resources. They which encourage schools to make use of the one fieldwork resource that is available to every school, every day – the weather. As more and more schools invest in a school weather stations, resources such as these which enable schools to make teaching relevant to their students’ local environment are invaluable.'
Dr. Sylvia Knight FRMetS
Head of Education Services and Continuing Learning
Royal Meteorological Society