We use readily available weather data in a variety of different projects, for example, we have used wind speed, gust and direction to produce models of wave exposure in Strangford Lough. We sometimes find it a little boring to always use someone else's data, especially when you can collect your own!
 How to do it?
We had a Raspberry Pi board, just lying around unused and I thought I would put it to good use. Couple that with a heavily discounted Maplin weather station, a couple of online tutorials and a bit of time and we produced our own weather station logging to the internet. Right now, it is in Andy's back garden, mounted on a pole next to his garage, but soon we have plans to put one on the roof of our laboratory in Menai Bridge.
 Current conditions
The current conditions are uploaded to Weather Underground and the Met Office WOW site. You can see the data below:
 Last 6 hours
 Last 24 hours
 Last 7 days
 Last full month
The minimum and maximum air temperatures for the last month.