F.A.Q | current weather
Q: What areas of Hepburn Shire might find this site handy?
The following towns are closest (within 0-10km) to the weather
station: Blampied, Dean, Eganstown, Kingston, Korweinguboora, Langdons Hill,
Leonards Hill, Mollongghip, Mount Prospect, Newlyn, Newlyn North, Rocklyn, Sailors Falls
Within 10 to 15km: Allendale, Bolwarra, Bullarook, Clarkes
Hill, Claretown, Creswick, Daylesford, Hepburn, Hepburn Springs, Musk,
Pootilla, Smeaton, Spargo Creek, Springbank, Wattle Flat
Bureau of Meteorology operated weather station for most of Hepburn Shire is
Q: How do I save the weather site as an icon on my
iPhone or iPad ?
A: Great news - the site is optimised just
for you! Click here for instructions
Q: Where did this weather web site come from ?
A: The weather station & weather web site are
funded & maintained by IML Design
Pty Ltd - www.imldesign.com.au
an IT software business based in Hepburn Shire, as a service for the shire's
community & farmers.
Q: When did
the Mount Prospect weather station come online?
A: 3pm March
2015. The web site launched March 22nd
Reliability during black outs?
A: Whilst we cannot guarantee
the uptime of the weather station, it does have solar battery backup. The
network equipment used to route the information to the NBN Fixed Wireless
network has UPS backup of approx 3 hours. And the NBN tower itself has a
backup generator set. You should always check the bureau of meteorology
during dangerous weather & fire periods for up to date information and
The Mount Prospect weather station consists of a commercial grade
weather station manufactured by Davis Instruments USA and supplied by Davis
It is fitted with an array of sensors to measure rain fall, wind
speed & direction, humidity, dew point, barometric pressure and temperature.
Data is collected in real time and updated every minute to a Microsoft
SQL Server database via the NBN Fixed Wireless network to the data centre
which hosts this website. Observation history data is stored every 15
The forecast is automatically generated by the weather station and is
based on the barometric reading & trend, wind speed & direction, rainfall,
temperature, humidity, latitude & longitude, and time of year. No
meteorologist is involved in the preparing the forecast :)
For a brief history of Mount Prosepect
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