Latitude N 50° 46' 17" Longitude E 00° 15' 25" Elevation 150 ft
The picture below shows the Seven Sisters another one of Eastbourne's attractions.
The Seven Sisters are a series of chalk cliffs on the English Channel. They are where the South Downs meet the sea, between the towns of Seaford and Eastbourne. So called because of the seven peaks. Haven Brow, the highest of them at 253 feet (77 metres), stands majestically to the west (the left peak in the photo) of her other sisters who in order are called Short Brow, Rough Brow, Brass Point, Flagstaff Point, Baily's Brow and Went Hill Brow. They were created when ancient rivers cut valleys into the chalk, and year on year the cliffs are gradually being eroded by the sea.The high ground far in the distance is where Beachy Head is situated (see photo on the left of the page).
My weather station is on the side of the South Downs in the old town of Eastbourne, a few miles from the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. In the photo on the right you can see my wired Davis Vantage Pro2 anemometer which is mounted above the roof of my house. It is approximately 30 feet above the ground and well above the apex of the roof. Because of the position of the house on the side of the downs it is somewhat sheltered from southerly winds and the recorded strength will be considerably less for example than on the cliffs at the Seven Sisters.
|The photo on the left is my Davis Integrated Sensor Suite. It contains a rain collector, temperature sensor, and humidity sensor. This is powered by a cable that connects it to my console in the house.The unit is mounted on a pole and attached to a fence. It is a little higher than the Davis recommended 1.5m above the ground. I positioned it above the fence to protect it from any reflected heat as the fence gets very hot from the sun in the summer. I fitted the bird spikes suppied to minimise the rain gauge maintenance.|
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