"Vectis Weather", and the Island Weather Facebook page was setup in November 2013. The original idea was to create a community that came alive during adverse weather conditions and a public weather station that supplied real time weather data to residents, businesses & organisations.
The Davis vantage VUE arrived from Skyview Sytems. The live weather gauges have now been updated. Much better on the eye and no need to re-load the page!
— IOW Weather LIVE (@iwweatherlive) December 13, 2013
We setup a dedicated twitter account for the Cowes Weather Station. Local observations were posted from every 60 minutes. You can check the feed via @CowesWeather
We setup a separate website at cowesweather.co.uk for those who were only interested in the Cowes Weather Station Data.
We also started creating free widgets for other website to display our weather stations data.
— IOW Weather LIVE (@iwweatherlive) January 21, 2014
First preview of our Cowes Weather Android App. The data was coming directly from our Cowes Weather Station.
— IOW Weather LIVE (@iwweatherlive) September 28, 2015
We also cut down on the weather stations power consumption by replacing the Tower PC with a UDOO Board
— IOW Weather LIVE (@iwweatherlive) September 25, 2015
Our weather station console failed following a power surge. The last tweet was auto posted on the Cowes Weather Station twitter account at 12am on the 17th January 2016.
— Cowes Weather (@cowesweather) January 17, 2016