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  1. It's been steady rain here in Hastings since 6:30 this morning and will soon be tipping over the 25mm of rain mark. Had this been a 'cold' channel low I think it's fair to say Coronavirus would be taking a step back from the front pages!
  2. some very welcome rain in Hastings for the past hour, preceded by some thunder. Looks like we are in the bulls eye for the line of cloud/rain coming out of France and could be with us for some while. Still a hot and sticky 27.7 in the home-office, though a pleasant 19.1 outside. Think I may get an umbrella out and do some paperwork in the garden!
  3. 0 - 27 mph gust in a matter of minutes. rain coming along with it and hopefully a cooler feel
  4. Vantage Pro2 reading went from 31.6 to 36.2 in the space of a couple of hours this afternoon. It's now dropped to e meagre 35.7!!! Amazing temps for the coast
  5. Yep, heard it too with a smaller one a couple of minutes after. Currently 25.4C + 64% humidity + 3 mph SE = feeling v. warm
  6. very granular snow / rain coming down in Hastings. Absolutely freezing and feels far colder than the -7 wind chill my Vantage Pro is telling me.
  7. good few cms here in Hastings from some hefty showers through the morning. Sun is now out and temp rising to the dizzy height of +0.1C.
  8. forgot to add: 4 years ago I spent £3000 on a snow blower as I've got a long hilly driveway and was fed up with having to use shovels. Low and behold the first meaningful snow we have in 4 years and it's the wrong bloody snow.......too wet to use the machine
  9. Just got in and don't fancy heading back out again, so here's a quick pic from my office window (Hastings, 80M ASL; currently 0.9C, DP 0C
  10. heavy snow in Hastings, big flakes and lots of coverage. Roads aren't the best, particularly side rides. Had to send my two workers home as they have to get out to Battle.
  11. Looking from Hastings it is South East, half way between our coast and France. This one cloud has been flashing away for over 30 minutes and this last minute I counted 47 flashes! It doesn't appear to be moving just slowly expanding / opening up. Quite earie with so much lightning and no sound. Temp here is a sultry 18.8C at the mo
  12. Woah! Had been quiet for a few minutes then one almighty flash-boom. Think Hastings may have a few more people awake after that!
  13. Just an update in case anyone has a similar issue with the VP2 in the future....it turned out that my data logger had gone faulty. I have to say that McMurdo (the UK importer for Davis) have been absolutely brilliant dealing with my solar panel fault and then the data logger. The VP2 is obviously an expensive piece of equipment but it certainly is worth it in the long run when the suppliers give such exemplary service
  14. Thanks for the reply, sorry not getting back sooner - rather typically I lost my internet connection for a few days! Your prognosis looked promising but I've got 1.9 firmware installed! I bought the system in June 2006 so mine could have been manufactured prior to April, though I'm not certain. Hope McMurdo can come up with a suitable answer
  15. Need a bit of help with my VP2 please. I Recently had to send the solar panel back to McMurdo as the supercap needed replacing, also sent back my VP2 console to get up dated firmware (they offered so thought why not!). It came back not long after and all was ok, no more nights with no readings Also had to replace the thermometer/humidity sensor on the Sensor Suite, which was bought elsewhere and installed myself with no difficulties (this was the second one I've had to replace ) I left it all running for a few days to be certain everything was ok before connecting up to my pc, which I've now done. Problem I have is the inability to download any new data, though the pc recognises the system is connected to it as the Bulletin window in Weatherlink shows my console data nicely. When I go to download it says there's 'no new data'. I've made sure the date/time correspond on the console and my pc, removed said data logger and tried re-installing after powering everything down; I've even set up a new station to see if there is any corrupt data that's upsetting my original station...all to no avail. Only thing I can see is possibly an issue is to do with the baud rate. Weatherlink confirms it is set at 19200 however when I go through the set up process on the console (pressing 'done' and '-' buttons) there is no option to set the baud rate. Looking at the manual this should be the last screen the console offers before going back to the beginning (screen 14 after the 'rain season' screen). Anyone else had issues similar to this or has updating the software caused something to go wrong. Or is the data logger not being recognised by the console and therefore doesn't offer to set the baud rate??? I would really appreciate any help or advice (going to send an email to Mcmurdo to see what they have to say). Thanks for reading. Martin
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