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  • Location: Dorset
  • Location: Dorset

    Apologies if this sounds a daft question , but I have a Watson W-8681 wireless weather station, purchased from Maplins.

    For my simple needs I am quite happy, it seems to be recording things fairly accurately, but can anyone tell me when the "Day" starts for the purposes of the records , is it from midnight to midnight or 6am - 6am ? Just curious !! :)

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  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
  • Weather Preferences: obviously snow!
  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl

    right or wrong but for my temp records i go from midnight to midnight, for min and max, my thermometer automatically resets at midnight to start temp for new day

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

    almost all auto weather stations, as commented above, have a day which is 00-24, meteorological data is usualy 09-09z, so its not easy to 'marry' the two together other than manually making the alerations needed.

    Most people do their temperatures, from the auto data, and make it 09-09z, but leave the rainfall it seems.

    depends what you want and hvae time to do?

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  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL
  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL

    My station runs the 9 to 9 setup. It should tell you in the instructions what hours it uses.

    Apologies if this sounds a daft question , but I have a Watson W-8681 wireless weather station, purchased from Maplins.

    For my simple needs I am quite happy, it seems to be recording things fairly accurately, but can anyone tell me when the "Day" starts for the purposes of the records , is it from midnight to midnight or 6am - 6am ? Just curious !! :)

    raindance

    Don't know what software your using but this one you can set the time. http://sandaysoft.com/

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  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland
  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland

    It's a question I've asked myself a few times, because when I used to take manual readings, I'd run the day from 9am, but now I've got a VP2, it's midnight to midnight. This makes things like a night's lowest temperature hard to calculate and the records, to my mind at least, a bit misleading.

    What I need is some software which fools the weather station into thinking it's 9 hours on, but still allow my website to display the right time, which, perhaps, this Sanday Weather software does?!

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  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL
  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL
    not seen that before G thanks for the link

    I use that one John. Works well for me and it's nice and easy to set up and read.

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  • Location: Dorset
  • Location: Dorset

    I have managed to find out the manufacturer and they have replied that it is midnight to midnight. Also sorted out the rain meter - it was my fault, I had it on 'total' rainfall rather than "24hrs".

    The software that comes with it - which I haven't loaded yet is "easyweather" not sure whether this is Ok or not ?

    Regards

    raindance

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