Welcome to my weather site. I hope you find it useful. The site has been running since November 2006. The first full month of recording was December 2006.
Weather data is measured and recorded using a LaCrosse WS2300 weather station. Readings are taken every 8 seconds. The data is transferred to a PC and displayed using HeavyWeather software.The current readings are saved every 10 minutes to a history file which is used to generate the graphs.HeavyWeather Publisher is used to upload the readings using FTP to this website every 5 minutes.
For more detailed info about the hardware click here.
For details of the software used click here.
Mynydd Llandegai is in the county of Gwynedd in North Wales just outside the Snowdonia National Park. We are about 1000ft above sea level. We have a clear view down to the sea to the NorthEast but all other directions are protected from the worst of the weather by mountains. This does mean however that we are in a bit of a frost hollow. The prevailing weather comes in from the south. The mountains to the south of us help to reduce the ferocity of storm winds and probably reduces our rainfall slightly. Having lived on the other side of these mountains and received the full force of the southerly gales in the past we can appreciate the difference it makes.
For more info on Mynydd Llandegai check out our village hall website
The camera usually looks East towards Bethesda and the summit's of Carnedd Llewelyn & Foel Grach beyond. Sometimes it may be looking in another direction if I think there's something worth seeing. Images are captured 24 hours a day and updated every 5 minutes, though you won't see much at night time except a few specks of light from distant street lights. The camera points into the rising morning sun so lens flare can be a problem first thing. You can click on the picture to open a window with an enlarged view.
The weather data displayed above is simply a jpeg image captured by the publishing software and uploaded to my website every 5 minutes.The jpeg has the same filename each time so it overwrites the old image. If your browser is set to cache images ( as most are to speed things up ) then the weather data will not update locally on your PC unless you clear your cache. Depending on your settings and what browser you are using you may only need to do a refresh.
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