Richard Paul Russell Ltd have recently won a contract to supply Kestrel 4500 Pocket Weather Meters to the Commonwealth Games in Scotland. The Kestrel 4500 will be used to measure environmental conditions within the stadium including heat stress, wind speeds, wind direction and crosswind, headwind and tailwind.
The 16 Kestrel 4500 Pocket Weather Trackers will be mounted on tripods with wind vanes so they automatically are held into the wind. The Kestrel’s will automatically log data at programmable intervals, so organisers can record a history of weather information. This data can then be downloaded to PC by Bluetooth or USB connection to produce graphs with up to 2900 data points. All data is time and date stamped.
It’s great to see Kestrels at this high profile sporting event and RPR Ltd is very proud to be the supplier.
Other Kestrel’s are used extensively at sporting events including the Kestrel 4400 and Kestrel 4600 that both measure heat stress and wet bulb globe temperature, very important measurements to determine whether events and training are run within safe environmental boundaries. This weeks hot weather at the Wimbledon Tennis Championship an example of the extreme conditions athletes operate in.

Kestrel 4500 with tripod and vane mount
Kestrel 4500 Weather Station allows remote recording of a wide range of environmental parameters