Station SMS Example
Find Out before you Go - for both your enjoyment and your safety.
Our Weather stations read the wind 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
This data is sent to our server every 3 minutes.
We give you the following info
1) - the current date and time - so you know the info is current.
2) - the current Windspeed in knots (x2 = kph), from the Low speed to the average speed and then the recorded gust speed.
3) - the current averaged direction from 16 compass points.
4) - the current temperature and barometric pressure, both which have an effect on the the wind.
5+6+7) - plus 3 past Wind readings - from 15 minutes ago, from 30 minutes ago, from 45 minutes ago. These readings give you a feel of how the wind is developing or dropping.
Note the format
Average Speed - Average Direction - LO wind - HIGH Wind
High windspeeds must be considered for your safety. But the range of the windspeed is important for your safety and we are proud that we led the change to show you what the lowest speed in the same period is. This difference between the Lo and Hi windspeed allows you to see how GUSTY the wind conditions are. The more consistent the wind is, the more enjoyment you get out of the wind. Gusty conditions can be injurious to your health. It is also worth noting how much the direction is swinging backwards and forwards.
a typical Station SMS report
Kitebeach Tableview wind
14 Nov 15h39
Windspeed in knots (1 knot = 1.85 kph)
Quick calculation - multiply knots x2 = kph.
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