|www.isleofwightweather.org - Weather from Freshwater Bay|
Good Evening, and welcome to the Freshwater Bay Weather Station on the Isle of Wight, which is a contributor to the Isle of Wight Weather Station Network. Our station is situated in the Lifeboat Station in Freshwater Bay. Here, you can find details of past and present weather conditions, forecasts, climate and trends to be found whilst living or holidaying on the Isle of Wight. We have weather data and details from Newport, Bleakdown, Brighstone, Freshwater Bay, Central Newport, Sandown and Ryde and Brighstone. With the exceptions of routine back up and maintenance to our data systems, isleofwightweather is on line 24 hours a day giving you the information you need when you need it. During extreme weather conditions, we update our data more frequently. As the Freshwater Bay Weather Station is remote from us, it may be subject to occasional outages. If this occurs, please visit our other live websites at Newport thunderstorm detection, Newport, Brighstone or Bleakdown . It will be put back on line as soon as possible.
conditions from the Freshwater Bay Weather Station, taken on 23/05/13 at 20:50
station location 50:40.126N 1:30:37W at 6ft amsl
|weather conditions||Dry with North north west Light Air.|
|sea conditions||calm-rippled sea|
|current conditions icon|
|short term forecast||increasing clouds with little temp. change.|
|Freshwater Bay isle of wight temperature / humidity details|
|air temperature / change in last hour||8.7°C (47.6°F) / -1.5 °C (-2.8°F)|
|minimum / maximum air temperature||6.8°C (44.2°F) at 14:38 / 12.3°C (54.2°F) at 17:31|
|average temperature 6am - 6pm||10.1 °C (50.2 °F)|
|average temperature 6pm - 6am||10.2 °C (50.4 °F)|
|minimum / maximum windchill||1.9 °C°C at 14:24 / 12.3 °C°C at 17:31|
|dew point temperature||4.3°C (39.7°F)|
|humidity||74%, change in last hour +9%|
|minimum / maximum humidity||46% at 11:36 / 84% at 14:48|
|Freshwater Bay isle of wight wind details|
|wind speed and direction||1.4 kts North north west, (340 ° degrees)|
|beaufort windspeed||force 1 bft (Light Air)|
|maximum gust since 0 hour||27.8 kts at 14:13|
|maximum gust last hour||9.6 kts|
|cloudbase||1810 feet / 552 m|
|Freshwater Bay isle of wight barometer details|
|pressure corrected to msl||1012.8 mb (29.91 inches) and Steady|
|pressure change last hour||+0.5 mb|
|pressure change last 6 hours||+0.0 mb|
|pressure change last 12 hours||-1.1 mb|
|minimum / maximum pressure||1011.7 mb at 18:58 / 1016.3 mb at 00:00|
|Freshwater Bay isle of wight rain details|
|rolling 24 hour rainfall||0.8 mm mm|
|rainfall since midnight||0.8mm (0.03 in. inches)|
|last rain fell||14:22 23/5/2013|
|maximum daily rain rate||0.2 mm/min at 14:17|
|current rain rate||0.0 mm/min / 0.0 mm/hr|
|rain fall in the last hour||0.0 mm|
|rainfall in the last 3 hours||0.0 mm|
|rainfall in the last 6 hours||0.0 mm|
|current rain episode duration||0 minutes|
|storm rain start date||23/5/2013|
|storm rain value||0.8 mm|
|difference from average rainfall||-33.2 mm|
|consecutive days with no rain||0|
|rainy days this month / year||14 days / 22 days|
|this years rain / last years rain||52.4mm / 208.0mm|
|Freshwater Bay isle of wight sunshine, solar and moon details|
|sunrise / moonrise||05:07 / 19:04|
|sunset / moonset||20:59 / 03:48|
|moon age / phase||Moon age: 13 days,5 hours,3 minutes,97%|
|Freshwater Bay isle of wight weather station diagnostics|
|time of next weather update||00:00|
|time and date weather display last initialised||03:38 16/05/13|
|software version||Weatherdisplay 10.37R build 32|
|windows uptime||7 Days 17 Hours 15 Minutes 48 Seconds|
|data reception / data received||29255 24 0 2596 7 / 314784|
|console battery||4.6 volts|
|condition of iss battery||Ok|
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Special thanks to The Freshwater Bay Lifeboat Station for their valued assistance in obtaining this data.
About the Freshwater Independent Lifeboat
Freshwater Lifeboat is an independent organisation and is not connected to any other Lifeboat Institution. We are part of the Solent Sea-Rescue Organisation (SSRO) which co-ordinates the activities of nine similarly declared independent units which provide rescue services around the Solent and the Isle of Wight.
We have two boats on 24/7 standby
for slipway launch. Spirit of West Wight is an 8.8m self-righting Barbarian
Class Wheelhouse RIB with twin 225HP Yamaha outboards giving a top speed of
nearly 50 Knots and a 10hour range and the Berry B is a 5m semi-inflatable
inshore rescue boat with a 40hp Yamaha outboard giving a top speed of 25 knots.
Our patrol area runs from Saint Catherine's on the southern tip of the island to Hurst Point in the Solent and out a distance of about 30 miles into the English Channel. The cost to buy and equip a new lifeboat of the type we need to operate in all weather out to mid Channel is in around £200,000 so our fundraisers and friends in the community are kept very busy.
Freshwater Lifeboat receive a small grant from the SSRO which contributes to our operating expenses of over £30,000 per annum. However the majority of these costs and all of the capital costs of boats and shore facilities is provided by fundraising from within the local community and visitors to Freshwater Bay where the unit is based.
Freshwater Lifeboat launches on average 30 times each year at the request of the Coastguard to assist vessels in distress or persons in difficulty in the waters off the "Back of the Wight". Last Year they assisted over 200 people in difficulty at sea and around our shores. Their mission is to save lives every hour of the day and every day of the year.
A major source of funds is the
Lifeboat Gift Shop, attached to the boathouse, and located in Freshwater Bay.
This is operated entirely by volunteers and is a popular and busy spot during
the summer months serving hot and cold drinks, gifts and ice-creams to visitors
to the bay.
The unit holds several open days each year where the boats are on display to the public and various fund-raising events take place. Membership is available for an annual subscription of £2 or Lifetime membership for a minimum donation of £50. Donations are always gratefully received.
The Crew, Launching Party and Fundraisers are entirely voluntary and give their time freely to train, build and maintain facilities and to raise funds as well as the all important lifesaving. New members are always welcome and we offer training up to advanced power boat and yacht master standards in boat handling and navigation. Join them on a Wednesday evening or Sunday morning for regular training sessions.
For further details, or to make a donation please visit the Freshwater Independent Lifeboat Website.