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CWS Lightning Detector

CWS has it's own Boltek Stormtracker Lightning Detector.

StormTracker works by detecting the radio signals produced by lightning. These are the same signals you can hear on an AM radio during a thunderstorm. StormTracker's direction-finding antenna provides direction information while storm distance is calculated from received signal strength. Special processing in software reduces the effects of strike-to-strike energy variations providing more accurate distance information.

UK Lightning Strike Plot

UK Lightning Density Plot

UK Lightning Density Plot by CWS is a network for lightning data over Central Europe. It is a pure non-commercial project free for everybody. People who want to participate need a lightning detector with directional determination of lightnings and a personal computer permanently connected to the Internet. The stations send their lightning data to our server in short time intervals. The collected data will then be used to compute the exact locations of lightnings by a bearing.

All computed coordinates of the lightnings are accessible from our server for everybody and can be used for any non-commercial further processing. This allows you, for example, to develop own applications for displaying lightning data over Central Europe on the Internet. In contrast to other lightning networks, the data we present is real time and for free.

UK Lightning by
Chester Weather Station (CWS) is run as an amateur weather station and therefore should not be used as official data.
Whilst every effort is made to keep the data as accurate as possible no guarantee is given that the data meets the requirements of the Meteorological Offices' 'A' Stations.
The weather station data is produced by CWS and CWS claims copyright over all data produced and disseminated by it.
Members of CWS may use the data produced by CWS for non-commercial use and no other purpose.
If CWS data is used according to these licence terms then the data must be acknowledged as belonging to CWS and reproduced with its permission.
The weather station data produced by CWS must not be used for decision making of any kind.
The weather station is privately owned and the owners do not make any claims as to the accuracy of the information collected by the equipment.