Charles' Sunset Prognosis and updates on Broadcast
November 2004-February 2005 season
Broadcasting from this location started on 24th November 2004

This page will be updated daily around 13:00 GMT from 25th November 2004 to 6 February 2005 or more frequently if needed with predictions of the chances of a sunset at Maeshowe. 

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Exterior view from Maeshowe towards Hoy Hills, updated every 15 minutes from
09:00 to 16:00GMTdaily - picture will be black in hours of darkness.

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Weather Data From Eday Primary School

  • 21 January 2005 12:33 First good day for 10 days and probably a sunset
  • 21 January 2005 overcast - no sunset
  • 20 January 2005 overcast - no sunset
  • 19 January 2005 overcast - no sunset
  • 18 January 2005 overcast - no sunset
  • 17 January 2005 overcast - no sunset
  • 16 January 2005 overcast - no sunset
  • 15 January 2005 overcast - no sunset
  • 14 January 2005 overcast - no sunset
  • 13 January 2005 overcast - no sunset
  • 12 January 2005 overcast - no sunset
  • 11 January 2005 14:25 Good chance of a sunset today - should flash - storm forecast tomorrow then ridge of high pressure so 12th or 13th may be good.
  • 10 January 2005 12:51 first day this year which may yield a sunset
  • 09 January 2005 totally overcast
  • 08 January 2005 totally overcast
  • 07 January 2005 totally overcast
  • 06 January 2005 totally overcast
  • 05 January 2005 totally overcast
  • 04 January 2005 totally overcast
  • 03 January 2005 13:08 Sunny periods - good chance today
  • 02 January 2005 totally overcast all day
  • 01 January 2005 11:39 Overcast with showers, but may clear later
  • 31 December 2004 13:27 Clear fine day good chance of a sunset at last
  • 30 December 2004 overcast
  • 29 December 2004 12:35 Weather set to continue unsettles but may brighten this afternoon
  • 28 December 2004 14:30 Heavt hail showers, with thunder and lightning, overcast
  • 27 December 2004 12:39 Snow gone, overcast and breezy = no sunset :>)
  • 26 December 2004 13:34 Snow thawing, but lovely day so far, cloud in west, but a sunset is possible
  • 25 December 2004 10:37 Lovely snowy day, sun just coming out - sunset very likely
  • 24 December 2004 12:40 Snow last night, and thin cloud now but bright periods, sunset possible
  • 23 December 2004 13:01 After a windy night it is slowly clearing with some brightness in the west.
  • 22 December 2004 13:25 Looking good for today 09:16 Exterior camera did not blow away in the night. Overcast but with clear spells. Possible sunset.
  • 21 December 2004 14:02 Still overcast but could clear 09:48 Overcast but could clear. Wind and rain forecast later. Replacing cable on ext camera. More forecast later
  • 20 December 2004 13:40 Some sunet possible but overcast. Low voltage in ext camera cable.
  • 19 December 2004 14:09 Nice day with some chance of a sunset - sorry exterior camera is down due to rodents having chewed the cable. We hope to be fixed tomorrow
  • 18 December 2004 11:07 Exterior camera online and weather looking very good for a sunset today
  • 17 December 2004 15:37 Weather poor and exterior camera down.
  • 16 December 2004 14:00 overcast
  • 15 December 2004 14:09 Sunny peiods and showers with some chance of a sunset if current approaching showers passes in time
  • 14 December 2004 14:05 Overcast with rain - no sunset. Next few days not looking very good with a series of fronts passing, but tomorrow may not be too bad.
  • 13 December 2004 12:47 Could be good today
  • 12 December 2004 12:38 Overcast with showers, but thin cloud so check back at 14:30 - excellent sunset yesterday
  • 11 December 2004 11:55 Good possibility of a sunset today
  • 10 December 2004 13:00 Excellent weather should be good today
  • 9 December 2004 12:10 Looking very good for today :>)
  • 8 December 2004 14:00 Very dark today
  • 7 December 2004 14:29 Forecast was good, but heavy showers. Sunset possible
  • 6 Decenber 2004 overcast
  • 5 December 2004 13:16 Lovely day with a good possibility of sunset something happened to outside camera - condensation on enclosure?
  • 4 December 2004 13:00 overcast and dull
  • 3 December 2004 12:46 Good forecast and currently looking good aa Maeshowe. Well worth checking back at 14:30GMT
  • 2 December 2004 13:00 Looking good but cloud in the west
  • 1 December 2004 14:22 Looking like another good sunset today and also looking good for next few days
  • 30 Nov 2004 14:40 wonderful sunset today and looking good for this week with ridge of high pressure coming in
  • 29 Nov 2004 14:00 overcast
  • 28 Nov 2004 14:04 Looking very good for today. Showers with clear intervals
  • 27 Nov 2004 No sunset
  • 26 Nov 2004 14:05 Fine day but lots of cloud in west, sunset possible but unlikely
  • 25 Nov 2004 13:00 Overcast but bright in west
  • 24 Nov 2004 Equipment set up today and all working

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