University of Reading METFiDAS weather observations for 08 Mar 2021 at time 1820 UTC

These data are provided without any guarantee as to their accuracy.
From time to time errors may arise which we will endeavour to correct as quickly as possible.

Click here to see graphs of recent weather at the University of Reading.


CURRENT CONDITIONSEXTREMES and TOTALS since 0000 UTC
MaximumTime MinimumTime Total
UTC UTC

Temperature and humidity
Air temperature: ºC 8.0 10.7 1455 -0.3 0555
Wet bulb temperature: ºC 4.3
Dew point bulb temp.: ºC -0.0
Vapour pressure: hPa 6.1
Note: The wet bulb, dew point and vapour pressure above are computed from air temperature and relative humidity
Relative humidity: % 57 88 0610 43 1515
Temperature change in 1 hour: degC -1.2
Wet bulb temperature: ºC 4.8 6.6 1455 -0.9 0558
Note: The above wet bulb temperature is measured using a probe and wick

Surface temperatures (ºC)
Grass temperature 3.9 23.3 1130 -5.3 0349
Concrete temperature 9.0 23.8 1456 0.1 0344
Bare soil temperature 6.5 15.2 1134 -0.1 0344

Precipitation (mm)
Rainfall in past 5 minutes: 0.0
Rainfall in past hour: 0.0
Rainfall in past 3 hours: 0.0
Rainfall in past 6 hours: 0.0
Rainfall since 0000 UTC: 0.0

Soil temperatures under grass (ºC)
5 cm soil temperature: 7.2 7.6 1534 4.5 0745
10 cm soil temperature: 6.7 6.7 1735 4.9 0744
20 cm soil temperature: n/a n/a n/a
30 cm soil temperature: 5.8 6.0 0002 5.5 0909
50 cm soil temperature: n/a n/a n/a
100 cm soil temperature: 7.1 7.2 0002 7.1 1145

Lowest cloud base (ceilometer measurement)
Lowest cloud base in past 5 minutes: metres 1463
Lowest cloud base in past 5 minutes: feet 4799

Visibility and present weather (BIRAL SWS-250)
Visibility: metres n/a
Present weather n/a

Sunshine and irradiance
Sunshine in past 5 minutes: min 0.0
Sunshine since 0000 UTC: h 4.9
Total global solar irradiance: W/m2 -1 570 1118
Global solar irrad. since 0000 UTC: MJ/m2 9.07
Direct beam solar irradiance: W/m2 -1 n/a
Diffuse solar irradiance: W/m2 -1 n/a
Net irradiance: W/m2 -4 n/a n/a
Ground heat flux density: W/m2 6 n/a n/a
Shortwave upwelling irradiance: W/m2 0 n/a n/a
Shortwave downwelling irradiance: W/m2 -1 n/a n/a
Longwave upwelling irradiance: W/m2 330 n/a n/a
Longwave downwelling irradiance: W/m2 324 n/a n/a

Pressure
Mean sea level pressure: hPa 1022.5 1025.8 0004 1022.2 1635
Pressure change in 1 hour: hPa +0.2
Pressure change in 3 hours: hPa -0.2

Wind
10-metre wind direction: 254
10-metre wind speed: m/s 0.6
Note: Wind speed and direction are 10-minute vector mean values
10-metre maximum 3-sec wind gust: m/s 1.0 4.5
2-metre average wind speed since 0000 UTC: m/s 0.7
10-metre average wind speed since 0000 UTC: m/s 1.1

Click here for the summary for yesterday from the University of Reading.