No other professional field is so crucially dependent on weather conditions as agriculture. Therefore, any successful agricultural business needs precise knowledge of up-to-date climatic conditions such as temperature and rainfall, in addition to continuous and attentive observation of the weather conditions.
Laimburg Weather Station, which has existed at the Estate since 1965, has been progressively upgraded and modernised over the years. From 1965 to 1985, meteorological measurements were carried out using mechanical equipment such as thermographs and pluviographs. Analyses were limited to determining the average temperature throughout the day and registering the daily minimum and maximum temperatures; rainfall quantities were summarised to daily totals. Since the weather station started using electronic equipment in 1986, all meteorological parameters are measured and recorded hourly.
The Laimburg Weather Station at the Research Centre is situated at a height of 222.3 meters above sea level with the following geographic coordinates:
Eastern longitude: 11°17’ and 18”
Northern latitude: 46°22’ and 59”