What's New

recent updates to our web site.

27 December 2020

Well it was windy last night -- 26/27 December -- at over 65 mph and very wet. So the new weather station blew off its mounting. If you look at the graphs for around midnight, you will see the readings crash just after 00:30 as the sensors fell off. Now found the unit in the undergrowth, cleaned and re-installed it, and it's working again.

24 December 2020

More shared pictures:

Some pictures of Christmas 2020

21 December 2020

Some more pictures shared via Nikon:

Photos of our Carol Service outside the church on 20th December 2020 (thanks to Mike Challis)
Photos of Faye and Will's Wedding on 12th December 2020

08 December 2020

After just over 19 years of providing weather data, our weather station again failed us in July2019 (this was our fifth set of hardware, this time recording temperatures of over 70C). Nobody seemed to notice, so we discontinued the weather data for a while. We now have new hardware with no moving parts! You can view the weather online with a forecast from Tempest (site number 34112), you can also view the current readings from them too. We were part of the initial crowdfunding for the hardware, to find out more try going to Weatherflow. The archives from our old systems are still here if you want to go back to 2000, just click on the button.

Some more pictures shared via Nikon:

Photos of Joey; and one of a friend on the bird feeder
Remembrance Sunday 2020
A wedding at East Portlemouth Church on 12th September 2020

12 April 2020

So what do you do when you're in lockdown and it's too hot for the garden? Sort out some photographs of course. As usual, these are all shared via Nikon:

Photos on Easter Sunday 2020
Photos from our Pilgrimage to Walsingham in 2020
A wedding at East Portlemouth Church on 22nd June 2019
A wedding at East Portlemouth Church on 7th June 2019

Oh, and watch out for a new weather system (maybe) sometime soon.

08 August 2019

We have now discontinued the weather pages, and their data, due to yet another failure of a weather station. After 19 years, it doesn't seem worth continuing while the hardware cannot keep up. So here's the last sets of weather data from us. Please note the temperatures of over 70C and rainfalls of over 1000mm are the more obvious signs of the weather station's failure again.

April 2019
May 2019
June 2019

03 April 2019

Yet more weather updates:

January 2019
February 2019
March 2019

24 January 2019

Yet more weather updates, so now 2018 is complete:

December 2018

If you want the whole year, just go to the Weather Archive Page.

17 January 2019

The web log statistics for 2018 have been analysed.

3,017,805 total hits (well up from 2017) averaging over 8,200 hits per day. As in previous years the weather was the most popular area and the realtime weather data had the most downloads at over 2.5 million. Meanwhile, the playing euchre page had more separate visitors than most others and was the third most popular area.

The logs also show that Firefox was the most used web browser at 32% followed by Google Chrome at 22% then good old Internet Explorer at 9% - other browsers were below 3%; Windows 7 was the most popular OS used by visitors, followed by "other", Windows XP, Windows NT then MacOS. One visitor used a Blackberry; iPhones and iPads moved up the numbers too to above 10% of visitors.

02 December 2018

Yet more weather updates

October 2018
November 2018

01 October 2018

Yet more weather updates

September 2018

10 September 2018

Yet more weather updates

August 2018

04 August 2018

More weather updates

July 2018

02 July 2018

More weather updates

March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018

24 March 2018

More weather updates:

January 2018
February 2018

Remember that the Weather Archive Page has the weather data going back to the year 2000

01 Jan 2018

Links to some photos of:

"You don't have to be called Andy, but it helps" (three Andys ringing on Christmas Morning 2017)
Setting up the lit cross on the top of St Winwaloe (December 2017)
The poppy display in Exeter Cathedral (November 2017)

More weather updates:

September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
December 2017

Remember that the Weather Archive Page has the weather data going back to the year 2000

19 Sept 2017

More weather updates:

June 2017
July 2017
August 2017

14 June 2017

Links to some photos of:

Lesley Foden rowing past the garden (13th June 2017)
Devon county show (18th May 2017)
our visit to London in 2017 to see School of Rock
Pictures from St Winwaloe's Church
Miscellaenous Pictures from 2017

More weather updates:

March 2017
April 2017
May 2017

30 March 2017

Weather updated for the last of 2016 and start of 2017:

October 2016
November 2016
December 2016

January 2017
February 2017

04 October 2016

The season's final Euchre scores for the Pig's Nose Euchre team in the 2015-16 season uploaded as both as a web page and as a spreadhseet (which has more detail).

Another Excel sheet of monthly weather data for 2016:

September 2016

05 September 2016

Another Excel sheet of monthly weather data for 2016:

August 2016

26 August 2016

More Excel sheets of monthly weather data for 2016:

May 2016
June 2016
July 2016

Links to more photographs:

Pictures from the Flywheel Heritage weekend at Bicester in June 2016

19 May 2016

Click to download the weather data for the first quarter of 2016:

January 2016
February 2016
March 2016
April 2016

Links to some photographs:

Our visit to Lincolnshire in April 2016
Ian's boat "Proper Job"

26 Jan 2016

Click to download more weather data:

November 2015
December 2015

The web server figures for last year (2015) are analysed: 2,375,548 total hits (up from 2,250,000-odd hits in 2014) averaging over 6,500 hits per day. As in 2014, during 2015, the playing euchre page had more separate visitors than the weather; but the realtime weather data had the most downloads at over 2,140,000. Firefox was again the most popular browser with "others" coming second then Internet Explorer, Chrome and then safari.

29 Dec 2015

A link to yet more photographs, this time Paignton Zoo on 18th December.

13 Dec 2015

Now we've got broadband (and our telephone) back, here's November's weather data. You'll see that at some time during the 60mph gusts our anemometer started reporting wind speed again!

A link to some photographs from our trip to Warwick.

15 Nov 2015

The latest Euchre scores for the Pig's Nose Euchre team uploaded as both as a web page and as a spreadhseet (which has more detail).

09 Nov 2015

Links to some more photographs on the Nikon server:

Dawlish Air Show
Our trip around California

More weather data for download:

August 2015
September 2015
October 2015

16 Aug 2015

More weather data (still minus speed) to download for:

May 2015
June 2015
July 2015

Links to some photographs stored on Nikon's "Image Space" server:

Segway gliding at Mount Edgcumbe
The Vintage Traction Rally at Sorely Cross

02 May 2015

The final euchre scores page for this season is now uploaded, along with the underlying spreadsheet if you want to do your own analysis. The percentages shown in red are for those who have not taken part in enough matches to be included in the final performance chart!

There's also now weather data (still minus speed of course) available to download for:

January 2015
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015

02 Jan 2015

Uploaded the last two month's weather data that we have. Unfortunately during the high winds in December we lost the wind speed yet again. The direction is OK, it's just the speed that's gone, until we can get up and look at the anemometer again. The whole datasets from the past are still on the archive weather data page:

October 2014
November 2014
December 2014

The web server figures for last year (2014) are now analysed: 2,335,090 total hits (up from 900,748 hits in 2013) averaging over 6,000 hits per day. During 2014, the playing euchre page had more separate visitors than the weather; but the realtime weather data had the most downloads at over 2,000,000. Firefox was again the most popular browser with IE second and Google Chrome third.

Added some pictures showing the Rayburn being removed and the new Heritage installation in 2014.


01 Jan 2012

The weather system has been altered to have Celcius as its native temperature scale, although the pages also convert to Farenheit

The weather system has also been reset at the start of the year (although the record values from the last couple of years have been preserved)

 


Page updated 2020-12-27 11:38
Background Image from Alison Bradley