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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Our Rooftop Weather Station - Reminder


for direct and real-time access to the weather station on top of the tower.   Just about every weather reading can be seen as well as a local forecast.

It is one of a whole series of weather stations around the Yorkshire Dales coordinated by My Local Weather - the brainchild of weather superstar John Livesley.

Not just the weather either.   There is direct live access to the four RailCams along the Settle-Carlisle Railway at Horton in Ribblesdale, Ribblehead (where there is another searchable weather station) and Kirkby Stephen.    Local webcams too of Settle weir and Whernside.

Prominent on the opening screen is a rain radar map, centred on Settle.   This shows the actual rain that is falling right now over a very wide area and showing the recent and predicted drift of that rain, if any.   I find this very useful when accompanying passenger groups on the S&C and the map stretches right up to Carlisle and beyond.

There is also a link to the real time train running at Settle station and lots more besides.   Well worth an hour of your time exploring the link to find out what interests you.

The weather station sensors are on and around the black box of tricks in the middle of the north end of the tower.   The apparatus belongs to The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line.

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