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Real-time and Near-real-time Raingauge Data (AfA236)
19 December 2013
Environment & Business - Land and Water.
The Environment Agency has approximately 1000 real time rain gauges which are connected by telemetry. Measurements of the amount of precipitation (mm) are captured in Tipping Bucket Raingauges (TBR). Each gauge provides event rainfall data (time of tip) every hour if rainfall has been recorded in that hour. Event data is only reported hourly when rainfall events (at least a single 0.2mm tip) are detected. Information is made available externally via an up to 15 min update The format of the data and the frequency at which the data is updated varies depending on which download route is being used by the customer. The Real-time and Near-real-time Raingauge dataset contains data from these gauges. This is a time series dataset.