Miranda (nz) weather

Miranda's Weather Forecast: Unsettled, precipitation later

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 Latitude S 37° 35' 00"    Longitude E 175° 46' 00"    Elevation 160 m

Dawn: 06:13 Sunrise: 06:40 Moonrise: 06:55 Moon
Dusk: 19:54 Sunset:  19:28 Moonset: 19:21
Daylight: 13:41 Day length: 12:48 Moon Phase: New moon

Station on a ridge overlooking Thames and The Waikato.

Welcome to Miranda weather station based on Esk Road. These pages are updated every 15 minutes. The meteorological day used at this station ends at midnight. (Live updates only when my computer is running!!). There will be 2min 24s more daylight tomorrow in Miranda

Have a look at the gauges page, it's more informative, also the output from our 3kw solar panel (manually updated) solar

Conditions at Miranda for local time 11:00 on 09 October 2018
Temperature and Humidity
Temperature -2.1 °C Aver. Temp. Today -2.1 °C
Todays High -2.1 °C Todays Low -2.1 °C
Rate 0 °C/Hr Dew Point -4.0 °C
Windchill -12.6 °C Humidity 87%
Heat Index -2.1 °C Apparent Temperature -19.4 °C
Rainfall Today 7977.3 mm Rainfall Rate 0.0 mm/hr
Rainfall This Month 0.0 mm Rainfall This Year 0.0 mm
Rainfall Last Hour 0.0 mm Last rainfall 2018-05-27 14:59
Wind Speed (gust) 76.0 km/h Wind Speed (avg) 76.0 km/h
Wind Bearing 248° WSW Beaufort F9 Strong gale
Dom.Wind Bearing 248° WSW Windrun Today 30.4km
Barometer  1011.7 hPa Falling slowly -0.4 hPa/hr
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Force Description Knots mph km/h On Land
0 Calm < 1 < 1 < 1 Smoke rises vertically
1 Very Light 1-3 1-3 1-5 Smoke drifts
2 Light breeze 4-6 4-7 6-11 Wind felt on face. Rustles leaves
3 Gentle breeze 7-10 8-12 12-19 Leaves and flags move
4 Moderate breeze 11-16 13-18 20-29 Paper blown about. Small branches move
5 Fresh breeze 17-21 19-24 30-39 Large branches sway
6 Strong breeze 22-27 25-31 40-50 Small trees sway
7 Near gale 28-33 32-38 51-61 Large trees sway. Difficult to walk
8 Gale 32-40 39-46 62-74 Small trees blown down
9 Strong gale 41-47 47-54 75-87 Structural damage. Chimney pots removed
10 Storm 48-55 55-63 88-101 Trees uprooted. Much structural damage
11 Violent storm 56-63 64-73 102-117 Widespread damage
12 Hurricane > 64 >74 >119 Widespread damage

Wind run is a meteorological term used to categorize or determine the total distance (or amount) of the traveled wind over a period of time. The readings are collected using an anemometer (usually part of a weather station).

Wind run can help to determine the rate of evaporation of moisture over a particular area. It may also be useful in determining the height of waves that might be encountered on large bodies of water. Longer wind runs generate higher waves on open water. It can also be used to help in the placement of wind turbines. The highest wind run at this location since Sept 2011 is 876 km.

Humidity: In meteorology, humidity indicates the likelihood of precipitation, dew, or fog. High relative humidity reduces the effectiveness of sweating in cooling the body by reducing the rate of evaporation of moisture from the skin. This effect is calculated in a heat index table, used during summer weather.
The Dew Point is a water-to-air saturation temperature. The dew point is associated with relative humidity. A high relative humidity indicates that the dew point is closer to the current air temperature. Relative humidity of 100% indicates the dew point is equal to the current temperature and that the air is maximally saturated with water. When the dew point remains constant and temperature increases, relative humidity decreases.
Heat Index: a measurement of the air temperature in relation to the relative humidity, used as an indicator of discomfort. The heat index is higher when high air temperatures occur with high humidity, and lower when they occur with low humidity. The heat index is based on studies of skin cooling caused by the evaporation of sweat.
The Wind Chill measures the effect of wind speed on the perception of temperature. In windy conditions, the air feels cooler than it actually is, because of the increase in evaporation of perspiration.
Apparent Tempreture is the general term for the perceived outdoor temperature, caused by the combined effects of air temperature, relative humidity and wind speed.