Open Weather Project

Yuktix Technologies initiated the Bangalore Weather Open Project in 2014 for measuring and tracking the micro-climate in Bangalore and set up India’s first citizen-run network of weather stations in the city of Bangalore. Currently it consists of a network of 12 weather stations each collecting critical information from various Bangalore localities such as temperature, humidity, rain and in some cases other variables like wind speed.

The real time data collected by IMD is not open for public access and hence the citizens and climate researchers cannot make use of the weather data. The Open weather Network thus enables the citizens and climate researchers by giving them open access to weather and micro-climate data. Currently, the network only has nodes across Bangalore, but we urge corporations, societies and government organizations to join the cause and increase the density of the Weather Network.

The weather data from all these stations can be accessed at www.yuktix.com/m/aws. We also provide our Weather data APIs to  Weather Underground. If you are executing any climate or weather oriented research, please get in touch with us at support@yuktix.com.

We have also developed the Yuktix android app to access the the micro-climate weather developments across Bangalore.

Salient features of this Automated Weather Station

This is a modular weather station installed with sensors for measuring four factors – temperature, pressure, humidity and rainfall. Temperature, pressure and humidity sensors are housed within a radiation shield, the rain gauge is maintained separately. All these are connected to a main circuit board that logs all the data. The data is updated once in every three minutes which helps gauge the intensity of rain and weather pattern over time. You can see the data output on a screen in the reception area.

These sensors collect the sample of the environment every 15 seconds. As many as 12 samples are taken for each transmitted reading. It provides the data on par with the standards set by the IMD and World Meteorological Organisation.

By compiling and analyzing weather data from weather stations located across Bangalore, we obtain better quality knowledge about the city weather. It paves the way for weather dialogue and discourse to improving the quality of life in the city. While climate change is playing a larger role in the life of the common citizen, but public understanding of climate has not significantly improved over the past decades. While people have great experiential knowledge of their local climate and weather, there is a large disconnect between that and modern scientific understanding of India’s climate, much to the loss of both sides. Also, data and information on climate in India have never been fully in the public domain, but this is slowly changing.

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Automatic Weather Station Locations

Following is a list of locations across Bangalore where Yuktix has installed Automatic Weather Stations

  1. Vidyaranyapura
  2. Uttarahalli
  3. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  4. Bommasandra Jigani Link Road, Bangalore
  5. Girinagar
  6. Electronic City Phase 2
  7. Jayanagar
  8. Hebbal
  9. University of Agriculture science, GKVK, Bangalore
  10. HSR Layout- sector 4
  11. Indiranagar
  12. Sarjapura Road
  13. Electronics City Phase 1
  14. Haserghatta Lake Post
  15. Indian Institute of Human settlements, Sadashiv Nagar
  16. Kengeri, Mysore Road

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Access BOWP weather data over mobile app

We have also developed the Yuktix Weather app for anywhere-anytime acccess to the micro-climate data in Bangalore.