Tracking a Storm

Having a number of IoT@School devices within a relatively small radius can produce some interesting data. Storm Ciara hit the UK on the 8th of February 2020 bringing high winds heavy rain to most on the country. What IoT@School has allowed us to do is track the storm as it entered the UK from the west. 

Using weather station data from the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare, the rural setting of Downside School and Bath, the path of the storm can be tracked. Select the link above to view the data from a 24 hour period as the storm reaches the South West of the UK.

The Air Temperature sensor shows clear drops in temperature as the storm travels across the South West of the UK. The path can be seen as it hits the coast at Weston-Super-Mare then moves in land, over Downside School and then onto Bath.