Winter – Wind Chill Temperatures
Winter is setting in, with Sub-Zero temperatures yesterday morning in the New Forest National Park, ice scrapers were deployed to clear car windscreens (and bicycle seats) for the staff journeys to the Richard Paul Russell Ltd design and manufacturing sites in Lymington and Milford on Sea. With higher winds expected again this weekend, the chilling effects of wind needs to be monitored.
All Kestrel Weather Meters (except the Kestrel 1000) are thermo-anemometers and allow Wind Chill to be calculated and displayed.
Wind Chill becomes a hazard when heat is drawn away from the skin faster than the body can replace it. This may lead to frostbite or worse.
The chilling effect of the wind, a combination of wind speed and temperature, can be represented by the lower temperature that would be required to produce the same chilling sensation for a person walking in calm conditions. Wind Chill indicates to the user how their environment really feels and is an important indicator in assessing the comfort of personnel spending periods outdoors
The Kestrel 2000 is a small, electronic rotating vane type anemometer (wind meter) with a built-in temperature sensor. It uses high precision Zytel® bearings and a lightweight impeller for accurate air flow measurements even at low speeds. In order to quickly determine a steady temperature reading, the precision thermistor temperature sensor is mounted externally.
For Kestrel and other Wind and Weather Systems visit www.r-p-r.co.uk or call us on 0044 (0) 1590 6412230044 (0) 1590 641223