How we collect wind readings: by Jasmine Hull, student RGS.
To measure wind speed and direction we have an anemometer on top of the school roof. It is about 5 metres tall – it needs to be so high up to avoid errors caused by wind swirling around the roof or other obstacles. Near ground level wind is affected by ground friction and many different obstacles, so because of
this an anemometer should be placed at least 10 metres above ground level to ensure accurate data is collected. Our anemometer is constantly sending the
information to our website that you can see on the live gauges.