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  • Location: Highland Scotland
  • Location: Highland Scotland

    The Met Office are removing all the remaining webcams from their site on the 19th of May.

    Webcam withdrawal

    The Met Office webcam network uses obsolete specialist technology that is no longer commercially available and cannot be viably maintained. Having reviewed the situation, the decision has been made that the webcam service will be withdrawn with effect from 19 May. We realise this will be a disappointment to some of our customers, but hope that you will understand our reasons for doing so.

    The MetOffice cameras, esp the Aviemore one was very useful for gauging snow level in winter, and cloud level on the mountains year round. Will be missed. I wonder if it's more a bandwidth thing than a technology issue though?

    I've been experimenting with various webcams at Mountain Spirit in Aviemore the past few weeks and will put one of the new higher resolution cameras up permanently giving a view of the Southern end of Aviemore from next week.

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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL

    How about some investment in new technology to bring it up to date? Or am I being too sensible lol.

    Popping this over to the media forum :doh:

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  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.
  • Weather Preferences: Anything Extreme!
  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.

    The Aviemore one is very good, I love the view of the Cairngorms on a clear day.

    "obsolete specialist technology that is no longer commercially available and cannot be viably maintained"

    Sounds like rubbish to me, other people manage to run and host webcams at very little cost at all.

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  • Location: Highland Scotland
  • Location: Highland Scotland

    Oops, forgot to update this thread. I re-located one of the CairnGorm cameras to look out from the mid-mountain ski club hut towards aviemore (centre of photo).

    http://www.winterhighland.info/testcam/lady.jpeg

    A camera looking down Grampian Road in the Southern End of Aviemore is also available at:

    http://www.winterhighland.info/cams/aviemore/mountain.jpeg

    (Apologies it appears to have gone down at the moment - and a reboot didn't bring it back up but will be checked as soon as I am down that way).

    There is also live weather from 2500ft on CairnGorm at http://www.winterhighland.info/testcam/ and if all goes to plan additional weather stations in Aviemore (690ft) and Glenmore (1100ft) are in the pipe line for later into autumn, giving a good altitude spread of coverage for the area.

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