There will be a break in weather updates to the site for a few hours today while work is done on the electricity supply. We hope to be back up mid-afternoon.
Following a suggestion by one of our visitors (thanks, Peter) I have added a new page to the web site, which gives brief details of the weather for each day of the current month. The page updates automatically shortly after midnight.
I hope people find this useful – let me know if you spot any problems. Any other suggestions welcome!
For several years this site has had two automatically-updated weather pages. The “Current Weather” page provides a text-based display of weather conditions, and the “Live Weather” page showed similar data in a graphical format.
The graphical display relied on Adobe Flash. For a number of reasons we have decided not to use Flash on this site any more, and so the Live Weather Page has been removed.
Apologies to those visitors who enjoyed the graphical display.
Because of a network problem the weather pages have not been updated since 1525 on 30 June. This should be resolved during the evening. Apologies for the break in service.
UPDATE 1 July 2015
The network problem was resolved at 0920 today.
A check of the rain gauge this morning revealed that a spider had made its home in the gauge’s mechanism, obstructing the water flow and causing the decidedly odd rainfall measurements for yesterday and early today. The squatter has been re-homed and the gauge is working properly again, but I reckon that the rainfall total for yesterday and today will be down by something like 5mm as a result of this little mishap.
Meanwhile, a sharp tap with a screwdriver seems to have resolved the problem with the transmitter. I’ll replace it anyway as soon as the part arrives, but at the moment it’s all systems go.
A radio transmitter in the weather station is failing intermittently and the conditions reported on the site may not be up to date. A replacement part is on the way and normal service should be resumed by the end of this week. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.