June 15th big winds and sea's this weekend!

I've been down at Lac Serre Poncon for nigh in three weeks and the fabled thermal winds have not been working, though still loads of other stuff to do. Weather still most unseasonal with no real signs of Summer; May, and so far June temps are way down on average!

The crazy weather patterns continue and a very tragic effect of the snow at altitude with the continued melt has resulted in two deaths (one UK one Irish) of visiting kayakers, as the rivers are raging so high in the region with danger alerts in force.

Webcam is back up. I did hope to position it back up on the roof to get a better angle of the pier etc but the tech was playing up, so the view is straight in front of WeatherCam HQ.

Game plan is to return to the UK beginning of July, in the meantime you can see what we're up to here

There can be a slight issue with the weather station transmitter, and it's capacitor, as that runs out of power before being charged up again by the tiny solar panels, so the data can be erratic in the early hours, but seems to be all good after 08:00 as the days get longer.

 

 

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If weather data is blank then refresh the page, or view the Live Weather Gauges, which update every 3 secs to get a more accurate picture of the wind.

The Weather Station is located on Worthing Seafront, some 500m West of the Pier, on the roof 3 floors up,
at 100 Marine Parade BN11 3QF

I have been running a Weather Station and Webcam for well over 25 years, since the eraly days of the Internet & 14.4 modems.

Originally the WeatherCam operation was based at BN11 3EN and was the first in the UK, and I'm pretty sure I coined the phrase, "WeatherCam".

The system uses the Davis Vantage Pro which is pretty well the best money can buy, but even then you get the occasional problem.

The wind direction that I'm reporting is correct, and in a S/SSW'ly there does seem to be a vortex type effect which accelerates the wind a little here, unlike the Pier, and Pier the pier is still reporting a direction that is at least 30 degrees out.

Been tweaking, now the Weather Gauges are now updating every 3 seconds or so, and maybe some of you don't realise that if you hover your cursor over a Weather Gauge you get a summary of the that gauge.

More on the New Weather Site and functionality here and at the bottom of the Weather Data page you'll now find the latest WindGuru forecast.

It's good to look at the graphs as you can hone in on the time you might have been out using the slider at the bottom and then see what the wind speed / gusts were and equate that to how powered up you were, or not.

Also have tweaked the graphs page so now can be viewed on a mobile, but really to get the best out of the available functionality on that page, best to view on a larger screen.

These gauges will update every 3 seconds


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