Synoptic Measurements

A weather station is a facility with instruments and equipment to make observations of atmospheric conditions in order to provide information to make weather forecasts and to study the weather and climate. The measurements taken include temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, and precipitation amounts. Wind measurements are taken as free of other obstructions as possible, while temperature and humidity measurements are kept free from direct solar radiation, or insolation.

Weather stations are synoptic, climatic, rain gauges; manned, automatic or mixed. Manual observations are taken at least once daily, while automated observations are taken at least once an hour.

Our network of synoptic stations consists of 35 manned stations. The measurements are taken every 3 hours, 7/7, 24/24, starting from 0 h UTC and are distributed in the international meteorological information network.

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