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Our network

Why this network?

Yet another measurement network of weather stations? YES! But in contrast to other public networks already available on the internet, this network does have some very big advantages.

In order to compare data from weather stations, two important things must be taken into account:

  • What equipment is being used to perform the measurements?
  • Where is it measured (location)?

The weather stations used throughout our network are all identical to each other. If the locations are also the same then measurement data can be easily compared.

  • The setup of the weather station is as free and open as possible. There are few weather stations set up in a small backyard. In other public networks, the location of many stations is not at all known and unfortunately there is sometimes a lot of clutter in the numerical data. 
    After all, 'big data' is not always correct data!
  • Where the setup is not good because of a measurement in the city or garden effect, then this is clearly stated at these stations.
  • For measuring the temperature and other parameters, the MeteoHelix weather station developed by BARANI DESIGN is used. These weather stations are also in use by the RMI in the climatological measurement network. It was extensively studied and tested by them for accuracy in different weather conditions. The station has been found to be very good for temperature measurement. Read more about this weather station in our article on measuring equipment.
  • The weather stations used are fully automatic. New data is transmitted every 10 minutes. This is done over an IoT network (IoT = Internet-of-Things). Therefore, a weather station can be placed anywhere as long as there is network coverage. 
    The weather station is not dependent on a WiFi network. Moreover, IoT is very energy efficient, drawing energy from a (small) solar panel. But even without sun - for example during the dark winter period - the weather station can take and transmit measurements for months.
  • The transmission of the data is synchronized. This is useful for generating summary maps every 10 minutes. After all, we know that on the minutes 01, 11, 21, 31, 41, 51 each hour all data has been received. The maps therefore always show the most recent data.
  • The temperature and humidity measurements comply with the standards (accuracy) of the WMO (World Meteorological Organization).
  • The sensors in the weather station can be calibrated and, if necessary, replaced if they no longer meet the accuracy requirements.
  • The weather stations in the network are managed by people with a passion for the weather. The weather is monitored closely on a daily basis and any anomalies in the measurement data are detected very quickly and, of course, corrected as soon as possible. This is quite different from people who buy a weather station on a whim, look after it for a while and then leave it alone... but in the meantime the data - correct or not - is transmitted automatically.

 

Choice of locations

When expanding the network, we strive to have an even coverage throughout the country. Attention is also paid to regions with specific characteristics.

For example, most likely the Kempen can record the highest temperatures during the summer season. In the valleys in the Ardennes, we measure the lowest temperatures during winter season with clear radiant nights above a snow cover. The coastal region, on the other hand, shows a much more moderate climate with smaller temperature extremes than inland. But the wind can be stronger... In every region of our country there is something special to measure!
 

Active weather stations in our network (Situation as of August 17, 2022)

Province

City / location

Elevation
weather
station

Parameters measured

Height
wind
sensor

West FlandersVeurne5 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind9 m
West FlandersHeuvelland - Westouter112 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
West FlandersDe Haan5 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
West FlandersJabbeke5 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind12 m
West FlandersBruges - Lissewege5 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation-
West FlandersBruges - Sint-Kruis6 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation-
West FlandersDamme - Sijsele6 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
West FlandersBeernem - St. Joris12 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind-
West FlandersBeernem - Oedelem14 mPrecipitation-
West FlandersPittem27 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation-
West FlandersKortemark - Zarren19 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation-
West FlandersStaden - Westrozebeke34 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
West FlandersWervik22 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
West FlandersAvelgem12 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
East FlandersNevel - Merendree **9 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
East FlandersEvergem - Kluizen5 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind10 m
East FlandersBrakel47 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
East FlandersNinove - Outer27 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation-
Flemish BrabantGalmaarden93 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
Flemish BrabantHalle54 mPrecipitation-
Flemish BrabantBoortmeerbeek17 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
Flemish BrabantOud-Heverlee65 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
Flemish BrabantZichem - Scherpenheuvel20 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation-
Flemish BrabantZoutleeuw - Budingen30 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
AntwerpBornem5 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
AntwerpGeel **39 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
AntwerpHeist-op-den-Berg - Hallaar18 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
AntwerpOud-Turnhout35 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
AntwerpArendonk27 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
LimburgBocholt - Kaulille50 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
LimburgOudsbergen - Meeuwen79 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
LimburgHeers - Vechmaal90 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
LimburgBree53 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
LimburgMaaseik - Neeroeteren39 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
LimburgKortessem - Vliermaal89 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
LimburgSt-Pieters-Voeren190 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind6 m
HainautLa Houppe - Flobecq161 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
HainautDour - Blaugies90 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
HainautSilly75 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
HainautSoignies - Horrues85 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
HainautStambruges - Beloeil67 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation 
HainautMontigny-le-Tilleul245 mWind42 m
HainautCourcelles170 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind14 m
HainautLes Bons Villers - Rèves140 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
Walloon BrabantChastre141 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
Walloon BrabantLasne Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind10 m
Walloon BrabantGrez-Doiceau - Archennes56 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
NamurCerfontaine - Senzeille260 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind6 m
NamurTarcienne226 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
NamurMettet250 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
NamurHouyet - Herhet194 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind12 m
NamurAssesse - Maillen264 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind5 m
NamurGesves - Faulx-les-Tombes159 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
NamurAndenne - Vezin162 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation-
LuxembourgHotton **182 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind10 m
LuxembourgBouillon - Rochehaut380 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind6 m
LuxembourgWellin240 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
LuxembourgChiny - Moyen305 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind10 m
LuxembourgLéglise - Chêne425 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation-
LuxembourgNeufchateau - Massul470 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind10 m
LuxembourgManhay - La Fosse522 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind10 m
LuxembourgBaraque de Fraiture635 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind6 m
LuxembourgBastogne - Cobru-Noville459 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation-
LuxembourgMartelange - Radelange382 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind6 m
LuxembourgMeix-devant-Virton222 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation-
LiègeLiège - Cointe **159 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
LiègeVisé - Argenteau86 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation-
LiègeTheux - Hodbomont250 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation-
LiègeStavelot - Ster511 mWind12 m
LiègeBaelen - Membach252 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation-
LiègeWeismes - Remonval517 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
LiègeSankt-Vith - Recht400 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
LiègeTrois Ponts - Logbiermé600 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
LiègeBurg-Reuland - Braunlauf440 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
LiègeButgenbach - Elsenborn538 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation-
LiègeBüllingen - Mürringen604 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation-
LiègeAmel - Deidenberg425 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation-
 ** = city station or measurements possibly affected by nearby obstacles or sheltered (mainly temperature readings affected)
Planned locations 
LiegeSignal de Botrange694 mTemperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation 
LimburgGingelom Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind 
LimburgTongeren Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Wind 
LimburgSt-Truiden Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation 
AntwerpBalen Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation 
LimburgDilsen-Stokkem Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation 
LimburgVreren (Tongeren) Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, Solar radiation, Precipitation 

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