About This Station
Location: Victoria, Gozo Island (Malta) – Latitude: 36.043686 – Longitude: 14.248772 – Altitude: 77m
The weather station is a Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus (wireless) unit with a fan-aspirated radiation shield for the temperature/humidity sensors. The sensor unit measures wind-speed, wind-direction, rainfall, temperature, humidity, UV and Solar Radiation. The sensor unit is located on the roof. The data is collected every 1 minute and the site is updated every 1 minute. This site and its data is collected using Cumulus Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.
About the Island of Gozo
Gozo is a small island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. The island is part of the Southern European country of Malta; after the island of Malta itself, it is the second-largest island in the archipelago.
The island itself has a population of around 31,000 people, and its inhabitants are known as Gozitans. It is rich in historical locations such as the Ggantija temples which, along with the Megalithic Temples of Malta, are the world’s oldest free-standing structures and also among the world’s oldest religious structures.
The island is rural in character and, compared to the main island Malta, less developed. Azure Window, a natural arch formed millions of years ago when a limestone cave collapsed, is one of the features of the island. There are many beaches on the island and seaside resorts popular with tourists and locals alike. The most popular are Marsalforn and Xlendi Bay.