How the Wind Report website & WindSMS works
Our Weather stations read the wind 24 hours 7 days a week and the wind data is sent to our server every 3 minutes.
Way more accurate than any forecast! Especially due to Cape Town's many micro climates caused by our position and the mountains of the Cape Peninsula together with the cold Benguela current sweeping past.
This website gives you all wind data from each station plus history data up till 2 hours previously. This shows you the trend of the wind conditions and along with forecasts allows you to make a call about where to go.
To get the current Live! Wind info - use the Premium Rate SMS system
Works for the 4 South African networks - Vodacom MTN CellC and Telkom Mobile.
WindSMS is the basis of our Live! Wind Report system (see below for example)How do you get the Live! Wind info?
You simply SMS a 2-letter code to a short number for our service utilizing Premium Rate SMS. Within a few minutes the server will sms you back with the wind info.
Each time you want a PremiumSMS you must SMS a code to the short number.
The best option and the most useful
WindSMS - or StationSMS gives you current wind info plus 3x previous wind readings plus current temperature and barometric pressure.
AreaSMS - gives you current wind info from 3 stations in an area around Cape Town.
Wind Finder - a Kitesurfer / windsurfer who is looking for wind will find this useful
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you cut out the networks and their PremiumSMS fees.
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Note the format
Average Speed - Average Direction - low wind - High Wind
Kitebeach Tableview wind
19 Oct 15h39
19 degC 1009 mb
Windspeed is in knots (1 knot = 1.85 kph
(quick calculation - multiply knots x2 = kph)
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