Island Weather App for iPhone and iPad Version 2
New: Version 2 of the app is now available!
iTunes App Store Description
Get hyperlocal current conditions from the Vancouver Island School-Based Weather Station Network on your iPhone or iPad! This network records meteorological conditions every minute at 150 locations around Vancouver Island.
- See live data from any one of our weather stations
- Set your favourite stations for easy access
- Use the map to find the station nearest to your current location
The Vancouver Island School-Based Weather Station Network is an education and research oriented project based at the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Our stations are primarily located on schools on or near Vancouver Island, providing science outreach to thousands of students and the public.
Data from the School-Based Weather Station Network in Victoria, BC, Canada, are made freely available "as is" to the public with no guarantee of accuracy or availability.
This is the second version of this app, we welcome any questions and comments.
Please send email to weather at uvic.ca if you have any questions or comments about the app.
What is the Vancouver Island School-Based Weather Station Network?
We are a primarily educational project based in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria. Our goal is promote science education to people on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada and the world by latching onto the interest that most people have in the weather.
Why Vancouver Island?
Vancouver Island is where we live, work, and play. There is a fascinating range of varied weather conditions across the island that extends even to amazing differences across a few kilometres in the cities. For example the Victoria neighbourhood of James Bay is typically several degrees colder than the sites just a few kilometres away, inland from the ocean. Sometimes the difference is as much as 10 °C. Rain also varies considerably in this part of the world. The north end of the Saanich Peninsula receiving about 50% more than the more highly populated region of Victoria proper about 30 km to the south.
My favourite station is not working. Why?
Our project relies on computers and weather stations installed (mostly) in schools. We depend on internet connections at each location to be able to receive our data. There is a lot that can go wrong between the weather station and our servers. The weather station hardware could break or be vandalised. The computer or weather station receiver could fail or be turned off. The network equipment in the school could fail or be down for maintenance. Power outages can occur. We can not control any of these variables. We will try our best to get things working but can not promise that data will always be available. We believe that you are still getting good value for money.