Northampton Weather

 

Dome CCTV camera facing north east.

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I have been having a lot of trouble with the weathercam “sticking” – the time updates but the image doesn’t change. I think I may have found the cause and cured this – the dongle is on a USB extension lead and I noticed that any movement of the lead at all was  followed by the “USB connect” sound. I think the disconnect and reconnect was causing the video to stall. A change of lead made no difference so I’ve bodged a cure by wedging the dongle into the connector with some packing made by folding over paper. That has stopped  the sounds and with any luck the “sticking”.

Now I’ve seen another sort of “sticking” – the webcam picture on this webpage and the generated webpage the program can produce would only refresh when the application was maximised. I’ve “fixed” that by stopping and restarting the application. IP cameras really are a lot less bother.

I had to replace both the dome camera which had suffered an ingress of water and the Easycap dongle which had issues with the driver by the time I got the new camera – presumably due to some Windows update or other and I couldn’t find replacement drivers that worked on this 64bit Windows 7 machine. The new dongle is supported directly by Windows and required no driver install.

Slideshow of pictures uploaded over the last 24 hours.




Clear
Today
27th Apr 20%
Clear
Sunshine and a few afternoon clouds. High 14C. NE winds shifting to SW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Clear
Tomorrow
28th Apr 10%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 14C. Winds W at 15 to 30 km/h.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday
29th Apr 70%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early then becoming cloudy with periods of light rain later in the day. High near 15C. Winds SSW at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 70%.
Chance of Rain
Thursday
30th Apr 70%
Chance of Rain
Steady light rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 14C. Winds WSW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 70%.
Clear
Friday
1st May 10%
Clear
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High around 15C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.

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