IOS Sailing Club launches new Weather Cam for the Thames Estuary
IOS Sailing Club located at Sheerness on the north coast of the Isle of
Sheppey in Kent, have launched a new online weather cam service for the
Thames Estuary and surrounding area.
The free service has been developed by Kent-based web design company
Designbell in partnership with IOS Sailing Club and Swale Borough
The weather cam combines a photo quality image, with comprehensive
weather information taken directly from the club’s weather station at 5
minute intervals. Real-time wind speed and direction are also available
using the latest in Flash technology.
The weather cam shows a clear view of the sailing club’s start line from
their race tower, a north facing structure offering panoramic views
across the Thames Estuary towards Southend-on-sea.
The club believes they are the first in the UK to offer real-time wind
speed on their website, and first with a webcam focused on a sailing
Accurate wind speed and direction can be expected. The anemometer is
mounted at the top of the club’s flagstaff, undisturbed by any other
structure for miles around in every direction.
Links are also provided to Sheerness tide times and the inshore and
shipping forecasts from the Met Office.
To access the service, simply log on to www.iossc.org.uk/weather