Fish Rocks & Coronation Beach Live Wind (WA)
We all love the Fish Rocks reading off the coast of Fremantle, WA as it's actually on a pylon not far offshore and gives one of the best live wind readings there is
A big shout out to the crew at the Fremantle Sailing Club, and the support team who have been scooting out and back to get this meter up and running again.
Many people have written in, and super happy to have it back. Some people are quite dissillusioned about why Weather Stations go offline, but we all need to remember the hostile environment these machines exist in. From 0 to 40 degree temperatures, and weather from dead calm to 55 knots storms. Water, Salt, Electronics - it's a recipe for things to go offline, no matter how hardened the physical hardware is.
Technology has also been moving at a rapid pace, so what was installed 2-3 years ago has often been superceded, and new software/hardware organised, especially, if in the case of a volunteer installation, an enthusiastic support installed everything, but neglected to document how it was configured.
We have a big number of custom weather stations around the country, in addition to readings supplied by the trusty Bureau of Meterology (BoM), and are adding to them all the time.
Thanks to Peter G, the latest addition is for the famed windsurfing/kitesurfing spot Coronation Beach just north of Geraldton. This spot is a spectacular place in summer get out and enjoy watersport. It's remote, and has amazing conditions for blasting around on.