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About This Station

Sandhurst Weather is located in Sandhurst, Berkshire, UK. Our location is at 51° 21' 08" N : 0° 46' 26" W and we are 83m above sea level.

The site was established in October 2006 and runs continuously. The Home and Live Weather pages are updated about every 20 seconds, the rest of the site is updated every 10 minutes, although continuous updating depends on the internet connection not failing, so if the last updated time is a while ago, then the connection has failed and will be re-connected as soon as possible.

The station is powered by an Oregon Scientific WMR928NX weather station. The data is collected every minute by a dedicated low power computer using Weather Display Software, which also automatically uploads the data for this website at set intervals. The station comprises of an anemometer, rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.

There are some pictures of the set up here.

Data is also automatically provided frequent intervals to the following organisations:

Instrument Accuracy

The manufacturer's specifications for the WMR928NX are as follows:

Outdoor Temperature -20°C to 0°C ±2°C
  0°C to 40°C ±1°C
Relative Humidity 25% to 90% ±7%
Wind Speed 2 to 10 m/s ±1 m/s (0 to 40°C, other temperature ranges ±3 m/s)
Wind Direction 0° to 347° ±8°
  347° to 359° ±18°
Pressure 600 to 1050 hPa ±10 hPa

The above specifications should be taken into consideration when determining the overall accuracy of the given measurements, although experience and testing have demonstrated that the instruments perform better than the claimed specifications.

See Data Quality for some inforamtion about the quality of our data.

About Sandhurst

Sandhurst Sign

The town of Sandhurst is in the Royal County of Berkshire, and is situated about 35 miles WSW of London. Sandhurst is a small town of about 7500 houses and a population of about 22,000. Sandhurst derived its name from the sandy soils and hurst (a wooded eminence), for the earliest hamlet was situated high above the River Blackwater. Sandhurst is probably best known for the Royal Military Academy.

The Royal Military Academy
In 1812 The Royal Military Academy moved from Great Marlow to Sandhurst. The original building is designed as a mansion with a splendid Greek portico and landscaped grounds with a lake. A siding from Blackwater Station carried all the building materials to the site of this huge project. The chapel was built in 1879 and extended in 1937 through gifts from people associated with the Academy. The Academy provided officers for the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny and the Boer War. The demand for officers was so high during World War I that training in the early days was for three months only and during World War II there was a Passing Out ceremony every fourteen days. Women cadets were admitted in 1984. The other great institutions in the locality are Wellington College and Broadmoor Hospital, which were in the Parish of Sandhurst until 1894.

About This Website

This site is based on a template design by Tom Chaplin at CarterLake.org. Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather, Ken True at Saratoga Weather and all others who have contributed various scripts and ideas for this website. Thermometer graphic courtesy of Bashewa Weather (adapted from Saratoga Weather)

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