Charles' Sunset Prognosis and updates on Broadcast
December 2001-January 2002 (ended 3 February 2002)

This page was updated daily at 13:00 GMT from 29th November 2001 to 3 February 2002

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  • 3rd February 2002 14:00 Overcast and no sunset
  • 2nd February 2002 15:00 Lovely sunset today
  • 1st February 2002 14:28 Horrible morning but clearing from the west - maybe a flash today - sun shone in but clouded over before sunset
  • 31st January 2002 12:43 Nice day at last, but clouding over from the west - transmission will be stopped tomorrow
  • 28th January 2002 13:38 Last few days hopeless as is today with large depression centred on us - wind and rain
  • 24th January 14:29 Snow and sleet earlier - could a clearing now
  • 23rd January 12:29 Overcast with heavy showers
  • 22nd January 12:29 Overcast with showers- no sunset likely - wind and rain forecast
  • 21st January 12:29 Overcast with heavy showers- no sunset likely - forecast better for later in week
  • 20th January 13:59 Overcast with heavy showers- no sunset likely
  • 19th January 13:27 Overcast with heavy showers- no sunset likely unless there is a gap as on 17th
  • 18th January 14:04 Overcast - no sunset likely - but wonderful yesterday
  • 17th January 14:00 Lovely day and sunset likely
  • 16th January 12:09 Overcast with rain but forecast is for clearance in the afternoon - some chance of a sunset if this is early enough
  • 15th January no sunset -overcast - crash fixed
  • 14th January 13:59 Wet and overcast but clearing from the west. If the clearance comes soon enough there will be a sunset
  • 13th January 11:54 another nice dawn and pleasant day but overcast and not looking good for a sunset. Worth to check back at 14:45 however.
  • 12th January - no sunset but nice dawn
  • 11th January 2002 14:04 Overcast but could be a clearance in the west - flashing today if there is
  • 10th January 2002 14:09 Nice - could get flashing today
  • 9th January 2002 Hopeless - overcast all day
  • 8th January 2002 12:27 Glass still high, weather clearing and some blue patches - looking good from exterior camera at present. Worth a look late approx 14:45GMT
  • 7th January 2002 14:00 High pressure prevails but totally overcast. Forecast for week ahead is for a low pressure system to sweep in - after the cold front it may very well clear later in the week.
  • 6th January 2002 Another lovely day but overcast
  • 5th January 2002 11:30 Another lovely clear day with slight haze - high chance of a sunset - but as yesterday a last minute cloud could blot it out.
  • 4th January 2002 13:08 Lovely clear day with slight haze - high chance of a sunset
  • 3rd January 2002 12:32 Cloudy and with blue patches - possible sunset - computer was reset at 14:00
  • 2nd January 2002 First footers meant no forecast
  • 1st January 2002 11:50 Cloudy and snow going - Happy new Year
  • 31st December 2001 13:30 It was lovely for a spell and now showery - still worth a look in case of another clearance
  • 30 December 2001 12:20 Snow same, cloudy with clear spells, snow showers, barometer rising so maybe next few days could be clearer with sunsets?!
  • 29 December 2001 12:34 Some more snow in night but now calm and with sunny periods, however chances of a sunset are poor.
  • 28 December 2001 10:40 Bad forecast with strong northerly wind, heavy and wet snow showers, cold but glass actually rising. At present the exterior camera is covered with snow.
  • 27 December 2001 12:10 Lovely day and clear with sunshine and some snow on ground. Good chance of a sunset
  • 26 December 2001 Nice morning but clouded over about 14:00
  • 25 December 2001 Overcast strong N wind no sunset
  • 24 December 2001 11:47 Barometer falling faster, heavy rain showers, but large clear spaces, so some chance of a sunset if there is a clearing in the right place at the right time.
  • 23 December 2001 13:03 Barometer falling, flat calm, but overcast with thin cloud. Large clear spaces, so some chance of a sunset if there is a clearing in the right place at the right time - well I am an optimist ;>))
  • 22 December 2001 11:49 Barometer rising again, wind NW with sunny periods, so there might easily be a sunset today, however the horizon is ringed with cloud.
  • 21 December 2001 10:50 Barometer still dropping, wind NW with wintry showers and sunny periods, so there might easily be a sunset today. Weather for next few days looks to be cold and with snow showers - but with sun too.
  • 20 December 2001 12:03 Barometer dropping, wind NW with showers and overcast, howeber the could be a clearance in the afternoon. Not looking very good for today.
  • 19 December 2001 12:39 Pressure has started to drop and wind is rising with showers and sunny intervals. Quite wintry - some chance of a sunset between showers.
  • 18 December 2001 14:02 Pressure remains high and there is some clearance in the cloud, also much colder. Forecast is for northerlies which might mean clearer skies with showers
  • 17 December 2001 14:33 Pressure stable at 1042mb but it also remains totally clouded over. Forecast is for northerlies later in week which may drive away some of the cloud
  • 16 December 2001 13:10 Pressure still remains very high at 1042mb but it also remains totally clouded over. Very pleasant but not much use for sunsets.
  • 15 December 2001 14:18 Pressure remains very high at 1042mb but it also remains totally clouded over. Hopefully this will clear for next week
  • 14 December 2001 12:40 The anticyclone seems very persistent but the sky is 100% cloud at present. Looking better for the weekend.
  • 13 December 2001 09:22 Still high pressure but some cloud today, large gaps, so a sunset is quite likely and with clouds could be really nice.
  • 12 December 2001 10:32 Yet another wonderful day - excellent sunset again today
  • 11 December 2001 10:27 High pressure looks stable for next few days - it will be an excellent sunset today.
  • 10 December 2001 12:04 Another really good day so there is a very high chance of a sunset. Starts about 14:38GMT
  • 09 December 2001 11:53 Lovely day today with super sunrise, at present sunnu and clear with some high cloud - looks like a very good chance of a sunset tonight
  • 08 December 2001 12:34 Most of UK is overcast today and Orkney is no exception, stuck between a warm and a cold front banging against a high over Europe. When the cold front passes it will clear up.
  • 07 December 2001 13:08 Another nice sunrise, but overcast now and not looking to hopeful
  • 06 December 2001 11:18 Totally clear day at present and a good sunset is expected.
  • 05 December 2001 12:04 Calm but with thin cloud, humid. Exterior camera has condensation on lens cover - possibility of a sunset.
  • 04 December 2001 14:50 Wind gone, but still overcast. May be clearing from the west at present. Outlook better for next few days so check back over next few days.
  • 03 December 2001 11:59 Strong Sw wind, overcast but with blue bits, not very hopeful today.
  • 02 December 2001 12:23 Lovely clear sunny day as can be seen from the external camera - high chance of observing "flashing" today.
  • 01 December 2001 12:40 Overcast and heavy rain all morning, clearing now but not much chnace of a sunset - try looking at14:45 GMT
  • 30 November 2001 Brightened up for a bit but no sunset. All working fine
  • 29 November 2001 Nice day, but showers no sunset today - but everything operational
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