University of Reading METFiDAS weather observations for 06 May 2021 at time 1030 UTC

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

Temperature and humidity
Air temperature: ºC 7.7 8.2 1007 0.1 0432
Wet bulb temperature: ºC 5.8
Dew point bulb temp.: ºC 3.2
Vapour pressure: hPa 7.7
Note: The wet bulb, dew point and vapour pressure above are computed from air temperature and relative humidity
Relative humidity: % 73 98 0530 70 1017
Temperature change in 1 hour: degC -0.3
Wet bulb temperature: ºC 7.0 7.3 1007 0.3 0434
Note: The above wet bulb temperature is measured using a probe and wick

Surface temperatures (ºC)
Grass temperature 24.0 28.6 1005 -3.5 0340
Concrete temperature 18.9 21.1 0910 1.4 0420
Bare soil temperature 17.2 20.3 0910 2.0 0420

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: 10.2 10.2 1030 8.4 0620
10 cm soil temperature: 9.3 10.2 0001 8.8 0740
20 cm soil temperature: n/a n/a n/a
30 cm soil temperature: 9.3 10.0 0001 9.3 1004
50 cm soil temperature: n/a n/a n/a
100 cm soil temperature: 9.7 9.7 0004 9.7 0003

Lowest cloud base (ceilometer measurement)
Lowest cloud base in past 5 minutes: metres 1637
Lowest cloud base in past 5 minutes: feet 5370

Visibility and present weather (BIRAL SWS-250)
Visibility: metres 75000
Present weather No significant weather

Sunshine and irradiance
Sunshine in past 5 minutes: min 4.0
Sunshine since 0000 UTC: h 3.3
Total global solar irradiance: W/m2 424 853 0906
Global solar irrad. since 0000 UTC: MJ/m2 6.11
Direct beam solar irradiance: W/m2 2 n/a
Diffuse solar irradiance: W/m2 422 n/a
Net irradiance: W/m2 272 n/a n/a
Ground heat flux density: W/m2 7 n/a n/a
Shortwave upwelling irradiance: W/m2 92 n/a n/a
Shortwave downwelling irradiance: W/m2 435 n/a n/a
Longwave upwelling irradiance: W/m2 351 n/a n/a
Longwave downwelling irradiance: W/m2 321 n/a n/a

Pressure
Mean sea level pressure: hPa 1006.1 1009.6 0001 1005.9 0925
Pressure change in 1 hour: hPa +0.1
Pressure change in 3 hours: hPa -0.1

Wind
10-metre wind direction: 308
10-metre wind speed: m/s 2.6
Note: Wind speed and direction are 10-minute vector mean values
10-metre maximum 3-sec wind gust: m/s 3.7 6.0
2-metre average wind speed since 0000 UTC: m/s 0.6
10-metre average wind speed since 0000 UTC: m/s 0.9

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