An issue of tremendous importance in precision agriculture is local weather forecast.
Hyperlocal weather or Microscale Metrology is a combination of influence of various parameters including Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Temperature and humidity, Photosynthetically Active Radiation, Atmospheric Pressure, and Precipitation through sensors at the particular spot of interest.
Remote Grid is able to provide local weather prediction of upto 48 hours using established climate models and running simulations on high end computing platforms. The results can be infinitely refined using local weather sensors implanted in particular zones of interest or areas of study.
Coupled with Hyperlocal Weather Forecast, local microclimate is a local atmospheric zone where the climate differs from the surrounding area due to the above variable parametres assisted by variability in soil type. The term may refer to areas as small as a few square meters or square feet (for example a garden bed) or as large as many square kilometers amongst other geographic features such as proximity to craters, cities and buildings etc.
Time to harvest and apply fertilizers are closely linked to accurate local weather forecast.