above image shows a screen shot taken from our Port-Log system from a met sensor on the South Coast from w/c 15th July 2021 showing temperature, humidity and wind
It’s not your imagination….our weather is getting more intense and more erratic with high highs and low lows. Scientists are detecting a stronger link between the planet’s warming and its changing weather patterns. It is hard to confirm exactly whether climate change intensifies any particular weather event but the trajectory has been proven — we will get hotter heat waves, drier droughts, bigger storm surges and greater snowfall.
This week we have seen some hot weather in the UK with the first ever “extreme heat warnings” being issued for the parts of Wales, all of south-west England and parts of southern and central England.. Using Our environmental data platform Port-Log we are lucky to have access to live and historical environmental data from numerous marine and land locations all over the UK. We are constantly tracking the changing temperatures, humidity, pressure, tides and wind and have witnessed the rising heat all over the UK this week.
Why is it important to track environmental conditions? Depending on your area of interest, tracking environmental conditions can give you a great insight into what’s going on outside your window. In the marine industry, real-time data is essential for many who need to make important key operational decisions, for example are the tides too low or the wind too strong to safely allow vessel passage in a port or harbour? Historical data is also widely used for predicting future conditions and for checking the health and sustainability of our waters. Professionals that rely on this data every day include Harbour masters, hydrographers, scientists and marine managers.
Want to know more? Why not read our previous article on storm surges here
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