About East Kilbride Weather Station

The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro2+ weather station. The data is collected every 5 seconds and the site is updated every 10 minutes. This site and its data is collected using Weather-Display Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in the garden. It also has lightning, solar and UV sensors.

East Kilbride weather has been running off and on since 2009 though data collection has been patchy in the early years for various reasons. East Kilbride is located to the South East of Glasgow in the central belt of Scotland. The station is on the South West edge of East Kilbride, just lower than the highest point in the town. It is exposed to the prevailing weather, generally from the South West.

Please note as this is a hobby weather station, we do not supply datasets but you are free to browse the almanac section of the site where you will find historical data. We do not have an incoming mail address.

Facts and Figures

  • Location: Lat: N 55°44'8'' (55.736°) Lon: W 4°12'37'' (-4.210°)
  • Elevation: 680 ft AMSL
  • The station software runs on a PC running Windows 7 (64 bit). Start up of the station is automatic after reboots controlled by StartWatch from SoftWX and works very well. There is automatic restart after a mains power failure and the weather envoy has battery backup.

    The data from this station is uploaded regularly to a number of other weather sites around the world. We are members of the Scottish Weather Network, PWS and Weather Underground.

    The weather station in use is the Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus which is wireless and measures the wind speed & direction, the days rain, outside air temperature, humidity and barometric pressure at sea level. It also calculates the wind chill and dew point as well as producing the weather forecast on the Live Weather. It also records Solar and UV radiation.
    All the sensors are solar powered and have a battery backup.
    There is a Boltek StormTracker Lightning detector connected to the computer using Nexstorm software that registers any lightning strikes within a 750 mile radius. The data for the lightning detector is also made available to various websites that produce triangulated lightning data to better identify the exact location of thunderstorms around Europe.
    The forecasts are created using WXSim software which is tailored to this location and collects data from various sources to produce an accurate 5-day forecast.
    The weather data is uploaded using a program called Weather Display which puts all of the data together, creates the graphs, tables and reports then uploads the data to the site. The program was written & designed by New Zealander, Brian Hamilton, who continues to update and add new features all the time. Added to Weather Display is Weather Display Live which is the program used for the Live Weather on this site.

    About East Kilbride

    East Kilbride (Scottish Gaelic: Cille Bhrìghde an Ear) is a large suburban town in the South Lanarkshire council area, in the West Central Lowlands of Scotland. Designated as Scotland's first new town in 1947, it forms part of the Greater Glasgow conurbation. The area lies on high ground on the south side of the Cathkin Braes, about 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Glasgow city centre and close to the boundary with East Renfrewshire. The town is enclosed by the White Cart River to the west and the Rotten Calder to the east, the latter flowing northwards to join the River Clyde near Cambuslang. This area was previously the site of the small and historic village of East Kilbride, prior to its post-war development. The modern settlement serves both as a dormitory town for the city of Glasgow and maintains its own commercial centre.

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