Photo: Rokewood Primary School Principal, Ben Cook, looks over the data provided by the new weather station with students (and brothers) Reece, 9, and Matthew Baxter, 11.

Students at the Rokewood Primary School will gain a greater understanding of the wind and the weather after being presented with the latest in wireless weather stations by the Golden Plains Wind Farm.

The weather station, which provides accurate, reliable weather monitoring, will enable students to see current weather conditions, including indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, dew point and rainfall.

They will also get weather forecast icons, moon phase, sunrise/sunset times, graphing of weather trends, alarms and more.

The information is stored on a console and downloaded onto a computer for logging and tracking weather conditions.

School Principal, Ben Cook said the students were eager to start measuring and recording daily wind speeds and to better understand how the Golden Plains Wind Farm will use wind to generate power in our local community.
“On behalf of Rokewood Primary School, I’d like to thank the Golden Plains Windfarm for kindly donating a Vantage Vue weather station to the school,” Mr Cook said.