Trearddur Bay Weather Station – Part 3

So, I went down to the Seacroft for a bite to eat a couple of weeks ago to meet up with some friends. We had a pleasant dinner from the new chef’s menu (which is excellent by the way).

I decided to give my friends the hairdryer treatment on the current status of the weather station project, citing that progress was generally good:

  • The website has been built and is now operational with one-minute updates.
  • The bits that are needed to mount the weather station on the chimney at Eithin Bach have been ordered.
  • Arrangements are in hand to install the weather station outside, so it will then be possible to get the weather station to report on what is happening in Trearddur Bay, rather than what is happening in Sam’s bedroom (not that we would wish to know that!).

Notwithstanding the fact that the site is able to provide up to the minute updates on the state of the wind, the temperature and the barometric pressure in LL65, to name a few, my friends suggested that a webcam was an absolutely essential addition to the system.

So I decided to rise to this challenge and went about conducting the necessary research and I threw to the wind my natural instinct to manage scope!

The result can be seen here: Camera

The camera is currently located inside the house so the window glass is problematic in bad weather.  However, work is in hand to mount the  camera outside and I hope this will be sorted in the next couple of weeks.

There is a lot I have learned from this project and I shall share those lessons in due course, but only once we are fully operational.  There is still some learning I have yet to do!

In the meantime, I am really keen to make this site is a valuable resource, so please let me have any suggestions you wish to make to improve its utility.

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