Wind

Direction from which wind is blowing measured in ° from N
Wind speed and gust in m/s or knots
RED: Maximum in the last 6 hours (MAX)
GREEN: Average in the last 6 hours (AVG)
BLACK: Current value (NOW)
ORANGE: Snapshot taken 6 hours ago (-6H)
BLUE: Minimum in the last 6 hours (MIN)

Air temperature

Air temperature measured in °C
RED: Maximum in the last 24 hours
BLACK: Current value
ORANGE: Snapshot taken 6 hours ago (-6H)
BLUE: Minimum in the last 24 hours
Atmospheric pressure

Atmospheric pressure measured in mBar
RED: Maximum in the last 6 hours BLACK: Current value
ORANGE: Snapshot taken 6 hours ago (-6H)
BLUE: Minimum in the last 6 hours
Humidity

Humidity measured as %
RED: Maximum in the last 6 hours
BLACK: Current value
ORANGE: Snapshot taken 6 hours ago (-6H)
BLUE: Minimum in the last 6 hours

Rainfall

Accumulated rainfall since midnight measured in mm
Solar Radiation

Solar radiation measured as W/m2
RED: Maximum in the last 24 hours
BLACK: Current value
BLUE: Minimum in the last 24 hours

Net radiation

Net radiation measured as W/m2
RED: Maximum in the last 24 hours
BLACK: Current value
BLUE: Minimum in the last 24 hours

Time
(UTC)
Wind Speed
(m/s)
Wind Gust
(m/s)
Wind Direction
(° from N)
Air Temperature
(°C)
Atmospheric Pressure
(mbar)
Humidity
(%)
Global Solar Radiation
(W/m2)
Net Solar Radiation
(W/m2)
Rain
(mm/min)
2020-12-04 21:56:006.97.920118.01,009.50564.0-62.00.0
2020-12-04 21:55:006.87.620118.01,009.50564.0-62.00.0
2020-12-04 21:54:006.27.219718.01,009.50563.0-61.00.0
2020-12-04 21:53:005.76.319418.01,009.50563.0-62.00.0
2020-12-04 21:52:006.58.019618.01,009.50553.0-62.00.0
2020-12-04 21:51:005.56.419618.01,009.50563.0-61.00.0
2020-12-04 21:50:006.16.920118.01,009.50563.0-61.00.0
2020-12-04 21:49:006.06.519518.01,009.50573.0-62.00.0
2020-12-04 21:48:005.66.719018.01,009.50573.0-63.00.0
2020-12-04 21:47:006.98.018718.01,009.50563.0-63.00.0
2020-12-04 21:46:005.96.619018.01,009.50583.0-62.00.0
2020-12-04 21:45:006.27.118618.01,009.40573.0-63.00.0
2020-12-04 21:44:006.67.818718.01,009.40564.0-63.00.0
2020-12-04 21:43:007.07.818618.01,009.40573.0-62.00.0
2020-12-04 21:42:005.56.018718.01,009.40583.0-62.00.0
2020-12-04 21:41:005.66.618918.01,009.50574.0-62.00.0
2020-12-04 21:40:006.57.418718.01,009.40583.0-62.00.0
2020-12-04 21:39:005.56.019318.01,009.50583.0-61.00.0
2020-12-04 21:38:005.66.419818.01,009.50583.0-60.00.0
2020-12-04 21:37:005.56.419018.01,009.50593.0-60.00.0
2020-12-04 21:36:005.56.719118.01,009.50583.0-60.00.0
2020-12-04 21:35:005.46.519518.01,009.50573.0-58.00.0
2020-12-04 21:34:005.66.319318.01,009.50574.0-57.00.0
2020-12-04 21:33:005.76.619618.01,009.50574.0-55.00.0
2020-12-04 21:32:005.97.019418.01,009.50574.0-54.00.0
2020-12-04 21:31:006.57.419718.01,009.50574.0-52.00.0
2020-12-04 21:30:006.16.819918.01,009.50584.0-50.00.0
2020-12-04 21:29:006.26.919518.01,009.50584.0-52.00.0
2020-12-04 21:28:006.07.119718.01,009.50584.0-54.00.0
2020-12-04 21:27:005.96.819418.01,009.40574.0-57.00.0

PORTO meteo station in Pozzallo (Sicily)


Meteo 
                                        station in Pozzallo Harbour.
Figure 1: Meteo station in Pozzallo Harbour on the premises of the Lega Navale Italiana.
The PORTO network of meteo and sea level stations is made up a total of 11 stations in Malta and Sicily. One of the meteo stations in Sicily is situated in Pozzallo, on the premises of the Lega Navale Italiana (Figures 1 and 2). Figure 3 shows the exact location at 36.717778°N and 14.832993°E.

Pozzallo meteo station measures the following parameters:

Parameter Precision Units
Wind speed 0.1 ms-1
Wind gust 0.1 ms-1
Wind direction 1 °N
Atmospheric pressure 0.01 mbar
Air temperature 0.1 °C
Relative humidity 1 %
Rain 0.1 mm/min
Global radiation 0.1 W/m2
Net radiation 0.1 W/m2

The main components of the weather station are the following:
  • Atmospheric pressure sensor;
  • Air temperature and humidity sensor;
  • Wind speed and direction sensor;
  • Precipitation sensor equipped with a water collection system that will provide the amount of rain in millimeters;
  • Global and net solar radiation sensor.
The weather station is equipped with a 3G/4G antenna with cables, back-up battery and software, anti-corrosion aluminium support pole (adjustable in height up to 2 meters) and a datalogger with shielded cable that allows data processing, recording of the data and transfer to the two reference servers, via GPRS/UMTS and/or cable (LAN network), of a text file in ASCII format.

The datalogger connected to the weather station is connected to a wired LAN and can also communicate via GPRS/UMTS. It processes the data and transmits it every minute. The weather station receives the time signal via GPS and synchronizes the data using UTC time. The data logger stores and transmits a text file in ASCII format and sends these data to multiple remote FTP servers every one minute.

One of the recipient servers reads and writes the data to the PORTO meteo and marine stations database as soon as it is received. Data from the database is used to provide realtime data on the PORTO online interface (Figure 4).

The stations in the PORTO meteo marine network were acquired within the CALYPSO South project, partly funded by the Interreg Italia-Malta Programme 2014-2020. The stations at Pozzallo and Marina di Ragusa are co-ordinated by Prof. Rosario Sinatra, Scientific Responsible for the UNICT-CUTGANA Partner (rosario.sinatra@unict.it). The staff project is composed of: Prof. Alessandro Cammarata, Dr. Elisabetta Paradiso, Dr. Anna Carolina Toscano and Dr. Alfio Russo.
Lega Navale Italiana premises in Pozzallo
Figure 2: The meteo station on the premises of the Lega Navale Italiana in Pozzallo.
Realtime data from Pozzallo meteo station as displayed 
                                                        on the PORTO online interface
Figure 4: Realtime data from Pozzallo meteo station as displayed on the PORTO online interface.
Location of station in Pozzallo Harbour
Figure 3: Location of meteo station in the Harbour of Pozzallo.