These weather stations include sensors for rain, temperature, humidity (5 stations), radiation and wind speed. Two of the stations automatically transfer data to an internet site which is publicly available so you can access live weather data.
The stations take readings every minute and record this data every 10 minutes. The data is collated into daily weather data and is made available on our website.
Seeds of Life has set up these stations for research purposes to assess the impact of climate on crop production. Maize yields decline as elevation increases.
At Seeds of Life we would like to determine if this is related to increased cloud cover (using the radiation sensor), loss of nitrogen due to increased rainfall, problems with soil conditions or some other factor.
The daily weather data will be used in crop modelling software called APSIM to run simulated crop trials.
So grab the daily weather data for the last season and get familiar with the climate of Timor Leste.
Which day at which location received the most rain? Where is the hottest place? Which place gets the most sunshine for plant growth? Where is it really windy?
To find out for yourself if the climate is changing, compare this data with historical rainfall data from last century in the Santiga file.
There are two files available. One is a research version which has all the daily data together and is useful for making graphs and analysis. The print version has been arranged in months for easy printing and sharing as a hard copy.
You can find this and other data by following the link to the Climate Change section of this site. For sub-daily data email email@example.com.