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Created by NotWal 6 months ago, 7 Mar 2018
NotWal
QLD, 6602 posts
7 Mar 2018 6:04PM
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I've noticed Willy Weather for Wello doesn't correspond to the wind condition on the water. It might have something to do with the position of the station if there is one.

I'm wondering about the Willy Weather stations for the other near Bris spots. Are they at all reliable?

Gold Coast ?
Viccy Point ?
Wello X
Wynnum ?
Redcliffe ?
Bribie ?
Caloundra ?

MarkSSC
QLD, 325 posts
7 Mar 2018 9:09PM
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The Caloundra one for Golden Beach gives the current wind speed for a station in the Beerburum forest. It is well inland and does not reflect local conditions at GB. The station for Boreen Point is at Noosa/Tewantin.

olskool
QLD, 810 posts
7 Mar 2018 9:33PM
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Coastalwatch / Surfstich have a station on top of buildings near Happy Valley Caloundra. Reasonably accurate. Subtract 5kt or so for the passage.
Ive always thought Willy to be a bit wonky.

airsail
QLD, 281 posts
7 Mar 2018 10:11PM
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Redcliffe over reads by approx 4 knots in a SSE-NNE, unreliable in a westerly as it is sheltered by the shoreline.

vando
QLD, 3385 posts
7 Mar 2018 10:30PM
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Willy uses Redland (Alexandra Hills) for Wello which is useless. It use to be Peel Island (banana bank) which use to read more but at lest is was more reliable.

gregwed
QLD, 533 posts
8 Mar 2018 6:53AM
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I use this one for Thompsons Beach at Vic Point and find it very accurate. There are lots of private weather stations that you could use for other locations:
www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IBRISBAN143#history

lungs
QLD, 450 posts
8 Mar 2018 7:26AM
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Its a wonder that bom is ever right especially when the staff are doing this with their super computers

www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-08/bureau-of-meteorology-staff-implicated-in-cryptocurrency-ring/9524208

MarkSSC
QLD, 325 posts
8 Mar 2018 9:31PM
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olskool said..
Coastalwatch / Surfstich have a station on top of buildings near Happy Valley Caloundra. Reasonably accurate. Subtract 5kt or so for the passage.
Ive always thought Willy to be a bit wonky.


Willy Wonky

Jacko51
SA, 141 posts
7 Jun 2018 9:16PM
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Found this site today. If you put the pointer on the arrow it brings up the current reading for that position.
Not sure how accurate it is, I think it may be linked to the Bom observation readings. The big arrows at the bottom of the page take you up and down the coast.
www.baywind.com.au/qld/index.php?L=moretonbay



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