Author Topic: Madeira Weather  (Read 1680 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline youngros

  • Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 104
    • Sans Souci Weather
Madeira Weather
« on: December 20, 2010, 04:50:23 PM »
Joined about 12 months ago and posted one or 2 things.
Website just about complete, but they are never complete as someone will release a new script and everything needs updating again!!

This is Madeira, the Portuguese Island off the coast of Morocco and not Madeira Beach Florida!! Small dot floating around in the Atlantic!!

Bought an Oregon WM928 a few years ago and ran it with the software in the UK but never put it online. When we moved out here, by the time I got to uploading the information the anemometer started to fail, so decided time to bite the bullet and bought myself a Davis VP2 Plus Wireless with 24 hour FARS. Soon got it set up and the data uploading to the internet. Then it was time to start building a website to tidy things ups. I was already using Weather Display as the software came with the Oregon.

Knowing a bit about HTML and CSS I went my own route, first of all using the displays from WD and then adding in wx tags and then the scripts that work with the Saratoga wx templates. Basically need common.php and Settings.php and it should work. A few issues along the way and things break occasionally. And WD throws the odd wobbly and freezes. And some of the data doesn't always correspond, especially the rain data!!

Next addition is a Panasonic BL C140 IP cam that is on its way. Will get it running as static images first before trying to stream. Open ports will be the way to go as already know a little about that as have been working on setting up my own server, just have the double NAT here as 2 routers. Will also need a switch as second router is fully used.

After last nights storm in which we had the loudest thunderbolt/clap/crash, call it what you like, that I have ever heard, and then followed by constant lightening which we also had a few days ago am thinking that a lightening detector might be another addition.
Thunder was directly over head and although no power loss we lost tv and still down on the IP TV. UK satellite is working OK now.

The Hi Low Averages page is a bit twitchy, possibly a CSS issue, not sure, does it on refresh, but not sure Scott is maintaining this and it was an updated script from Hamilton Weather. Plus a couple of parts not working quite as they should, wind run in kmh and not mph although that is the default.

Welcome some constructive comment.
Pretty much tested in most browser setups, but not perfect on some Mac and Linux setups.

Thanks for looking. Rosalind

Offline Garth Bock

  • Table Rock Lake Weather
  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2696
Re: Madeira Weather
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 10:14:28 AM »
Awesome website !!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

The views from the webcams make me want to pack my bags and head to the airport.

Offline saratogaWX

  • Administrator
  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 9015
  • Saratoga, CA, USA Weather - free PHP scripts
Re: Madeira Weather
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 11:58:39 AM »
Hi Rosalind,

I agree, great website :)

At the request of Emilio, we've changed the Iberian Peninsula Weather Network mesomap to include Madiera and your station.

Best regards,
Ken True/Saratoga, CA, USA main site:
Davis VP1+ FARS, Blitzortung RED, GRLevel3, WD, WL, VWS, Cumulus, Meteobridge
Free weather PHP scripts/website templates - update notifications on Twitter saratogaWXPHP

Offline youngros

  • Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 104
    • Sans Souci Weather
Re: Madeira Weather
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 07:07:17 AM »
Hi Ken,

Yes applied to join the Iberian Peninsular network and got the email from Emilio that Madeira had been added to the map.
Only 2 stations for Portugal. Only 3 other PWS that I know of here on the Island.

The webcams are good and there are a second set just in the capital, give a good view when they are cleaning the rivers out when it rains!!!