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Weather Station Tutorial | Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development


The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s upgraded weather stations application, provides timely
relevant and local weather data. To assist growers and regional communities
to make more informed decisions. This data includes air temperature humidity
rainfall wind speed wind direction and solar radiation. As well as additional information such as spraying conditions and evapotranspiration in this video we will provide an overview of the weather station application. Starting in the top left corner you can
access the main menu navigation with some general information about the site. Clicking home will return you back to the map screen. A utility menu can be accessed in the
top right corner of the page where you can change the theme to dark mode. Discover what’s new and a feedback link is provided where you may email us with
comments or suggestions. The page can also be expanded by clicking on this
arrow to remove the header section. You can also toggle the map controls
panel and expand the map to full screen. This provides even more screen real
estate which can be extremely useful for laptops and mobile devices. Accessing a specific weather station can
be done in three different ways. Firstly in the top right corner clicking on the
all stations list button and selecting a station will take you to the station’s dashboard. Secondly entering text in the search
field will filter station names and once clicked will be displayed on the map and thirdly zooming in on the map and clicking on a station will also provide
access to weather stations summary data. Using the map view you are able to
select weather variables and identify weather patterns across the state for
example selecting temperature in the weather variables list brings up a colour
legend with a temperature scale selecting show values at the bottom of
the list displays the current temperatures for each station clicking a
temperature value in the legend filters the map to show only stations within
that range. Once you’ve selected a station you can
now view it’s dashboard. This shows the most important weather station data on a single page. Clicking on the information icon will show supporting information relevant to each section. Clicking on the time interval buttons
will display detailed datasets. These sets can be exported to a CSV file. Clicking on the charts button displays a
series of charts that can also be saved as images. Clicking on the close button will return
you to the dashboard and clicking the back button will return
you to your previous position on the map. Toggling a radar zooms the map into that
region and shows radar imagery Clicking the reset buttons restores the
map to its default view. Visit the site now at weather.agric.wa.gov.au

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