Welcome to Maghull Weather

 Administrator    15 Dec 2012 : 23:00

Welcome to the new look

Welcome to the new look

Maghull Weather


The Website Software

Welcome, there are two major changes which have taken place recently. Firstly we have changed toe web software. We were using e107 version 1 but, having been tried out successfully, upgraded to E107 version 2. It is currently using a standard Bootstrap theme (apologies, I will get round to getting a nice one) and the weather data is displayed in a custom plugin written by yours truely.

For the time being the display is shown in iframes which although quick to implement don't really look good within the web pages. Next project is to create a proper plugin to display the pages. But, that's for another day.

The Weather Software

For some years I have been using Weather Display running on a PC in the shed. In order to reduce power usage (I'm turning even greener) I've switched to using a Raspberry Pi single board computer. It is running a distribution of Linux and the impressive WeeWX software. This pulls data from the Oregon Scientific WMR200 and logs it in a MySQL database. Each minute it generates the files for the weather pages and transfers them from the PI to the web server (which, just for interest, is located in the USA). 

The Data

To see the current data take a look at the Current Conditions I will be adding more functionality as time goes by.