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The station is powered by an Oregon Scientific WMR928NX weather station. The data is collected every 1 second and the site is updated every 4 seconds from the AJAX enable statistics on the home page and the current readings in the header and every 1 to 5 minutes depending on the page you are viewing. This site and its data is collected using Weather Display Software. The station comprises of an anemometer, rain gauge and a thermo-hygro sensor, soil sensor and a solar radiation sensor of which are all situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible. for more in depth details on the station and its sensors and other units please visit our station page here.

Where are we

Bucklesham is a small town in Suffolk, as the crow flies its about 3 miles from the A14. We are about  6 miles from  Felixstowe, 10 miles from Ipswich.

About Felixstowe Town

 

Felixstowe (/ˈfiːlɨkstoʊ/) is an Edwardian seaside town on the North Sea coast of Suffolk, England. The town gives its name to the nearby Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the United Kingdom.[1] Nestled between the River Orwell and River Deben, visitors to Felixstowe often come to see the Historic Vehicle Run, traditional Carnival, Book Festival, Art on the Prom and Christmas Craft Market.

 

 

 

 

 

The Port of Felixstowe, in Felixstowe, Suffolk is the United Kingdom's busiest container port, dealing with over 40% of Britain's containerised trade. In 2011, it was ranked as the 35th busiest container port in the world and Europe's sixth busiest. The port handled 3.74 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of traffic in 2011.
The port is operated by the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company which was set up under an Act of Parliament, the Felixstowe Railway and Pier Act 1875 and so, is one of the few limited companies in the UK that do not have the word "Limited" in their name. Much of the land on which it sits is owned by Trinity College, Cambridge which in the 1930s bought some land near Felixstowe which included a dock which was too small to be included in the National Dock Labour Scheme.
In 1967, it set up Britain's first container terminal. The dock was developed into Britain's largest container port. In terms of freight volumes, Felixstowe is Britain's largest port handling 42% of Britain's container trade.
Felixstowe is owned by Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group. The port has always been privately owned. In 1951, Gordon Parker, an agricultural merchant, bought the Felixstowe Dock & Railway Company, which at the time was handling only grain and coal.[citation needed] In 1976, Felixstowe was bought by European Ferries. In June 1991, P&O sold Felixstowe to Hutchison Whampoaof Hong Kong for 90m. In June 1994, Hutchison Whampoa's Hutchison International Port Holdings bought out Orient Overseas International's 25% stake in Felixstowe for 50m.[citation needed]
The port has its own Port of Felixstowe Police, fire, and ambulance services.
 

(info from Wiki)

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