Charles' Sunset Prognosis and updates on Broadcast
November 2002-February 2003 season
Broadcasting from this location began from 27th November 2003

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  • 5 February 2003 last broadcast day until November 2003
  • 5 February 2003 possible "flashing" days click for pictures
  • 4 February 2003 14:00 sunny now, but chances of a sunset low
  • 3 February 2003
  • 2 February 2003 more problems due to lighning - "flashing" behind Kame of Hoy possible 3rd, 4th, 5th Cloud over Hoy today so no sunset
  • 2 February 2003 sleety showers
  • 31 January 2003 sleet and snow showers fully overcast
  • 30 January 2003 12:30 working OK, but outside camera is covered in snow. Sunny at present. Chance of a sunset between snow showers
  • 29 January 2003 working OK today - sunset?
  • 28 January 2003 14:20 offline due to lightning
  • 27 January 2003 no sunset
  • 26 January 2003 no sunset
  • 25 January 2003 no sunset
  • 24 January 2003 no sunset
  • 23 January 2003 no sunset
  • 22 January 2003 14:09 Looks good for today
  • 21 January 2003 Overcast
  • 20 January 2003 Overcast
  • 19 January 2003 Overcast
  • 18 January 2003 Overcast
  • 17 January 2003 14:00 Should be good today
  • 16 January 2003 Overcast and damp - no sunset likely
  • 15 January 2003 Overcast and damp - no sunset likely
  • 14 January 2003 Overcast and damp - no sunset likely
  • 13 January 2003 Overcast and damp - no sunset likely
  • 12 January 2003 Overcast and damp - no sunset likely
  • 11 January 2003 Perfect sunset today - but not quite a reappearance
  • 10 January 2003 Not great today
  • 9 January 2002 13:00 Nice dawn then overcast, but seems to be clearing from SW so maybe a sunset and flashing today if we are lucky.
  • 8 January 2003 14:00 Overcast but still high pressure. Some small chance of a sunset
  • 7 January 2003 11:46 Looking good for today
  • 6 January 2003 Excellent clear day and sunset
  • 5 January 2003 Good sunset - cold high prssure at last!
  • 4 January 2003 13:53 Another fine day with some hope of a sunset
  • 3 January 2003 12:39 Lovely day - camera partially snow-covered. Good chance of a sunset
  • 2 January 2002 fine day but no sunset
  • 1 January 2003 overcast and damp but calm no sunset today
  • 31 December 2002 lovely day and wonderful sunset
  • 30 December 2002 overcast
  • 9 December 2002 no faults on line and good sunset - lovely day
  • 28 December 2002 overcast and some ISDN problems
  • 27 December 2002 overcast
  • 26 December 2002 overcast
  • 25 December 2002 wonderful sunset today but we were at the Ba'
  • 24 December 2002 wind and rain
  • 23 December 2002 wind and rain
  • 2 December 2002 13:37 Overcast and rainy today
  • 21 December 2002 13:12 Lovely sunrise this morning, maybe a sunset but cloud about good sunrise and back cell camera now operational
  • 20 December 2002 12:54 Excellent performance yesterday, but problems with new camera for back cell which was DOA. Small camera will be operational in side cell today. Chance of a sunset as sunny now, but cloud in west.
  • 19 December 2002 11:10 Lovely dawn and clear so good chance of a sunset today.
  • 18 December 2002 Some brightness in SW but not for a sunset, but still just possible
  • 17 December 2002 Lovely dawn today, but totally overcast by lunchtime. Camera for back cell arrived
  • 16 December 2002 Totally overcast but Scandanavian high expected to decline this week which may result in some clearer weather.
  • 15 December 2002 Much better day today with some sun even.
  • 4 December 2002 even more overcast!
  • 13 December 2002 overcast
  • 12 December 2002 14:40 Well we still have out stable cloudy weather and no sunsets, and a stable system at Maeshowe.
  • 11 December 2002 14:02 Still high to the east, but calm and dry with cloud not so thick. People doing stereo photography work in Maeshowe today.
  • 10 December 2002 14:00 Overcast but all working fine
  • 9 December 2002 14:02 Overcast :>(( but as befroe foecast suggest better soon. Sunny in Iceland I hear! Time installed yesterday and no crashes so far today.
  • 8 December 2002 14:35 Yet again overcast. Timer installed to solve crashes
  • 7 December 2002 14:51 Again overcast though forecast looks better in next few days.
  • 6 December 2002 13:52 Weather unchanged and overcast, some lightening in NW, no chance of a sunset today :>((
  • 5 December 2002 15:23 With a large high coming down from Scandinavia and a long front up and down the North Sea it is very humid. Lovely am but then clouded over. Could be better for weekend. Still having problems, which may be phone line-related. Today's changes may have fixed it. Today's view from Maeshowe at 14:51 GMT is below.
  • 4 December 2002 12:33 Another overcast day with forecast of clearance later but not much chance of a sunset. Still having crashing problems but hope to have this fixed later today.
  • 3 December 2002 13:32 Better day but cloud on horizon. However some chance of a clearance.
  • 2 December 2002 14:41 system could not establish connection - fixed. Overcast with heavy showers, bno sunset or flashing today.
  • 1 December 2002 Dark overcast day, system froze at 15:28
  • 30 Novemebr 2002 No chance of a sunset
  • 29 November 2002 Operational but overcast
  • 28th November 2002 Equipment set up and operational. Camera 3 is in side cell as new one has not yet arrived. Sunny clear day but cloud and mist stopped sunset

 

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