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KOBUS BOTHA WEATHER

 

1.HOW TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION.

2.NEW COMPLETE WEATHER GUIDE

3. EUMETSAT INFORMATION- ANIMATIONS

4. WEATHER MY TOWN

5. ADVERTISEMENTS- SIZES AND ANNUAL COSTS

6. HOW TO PUBLISH A PHOTO IN THE DISCUSSION FORUM

7. ADDITIONAL RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING THIS WEBSITE

8. HOW TO PUT "THE PEOPLES' WEATHER WEBPAGE" ON YOUR COMPUTER'S DESKTOP

9. INTERPRETATION OF 2.A: CLOUDS AND RAIN(RADAR) UPDATED HOURLY(24 HRS): SOUTHERN AFRICA, USA, EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA

10. YOWINDOW

11. INTERPRETATION OF RAIN PHOTOS ON THE WEBSITE

12. SWAHILI TRANSLATE FUNCTION


1.HOW TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION.

OWNER: JJ BOTHA

CONTACT ME

03-01-2015


2.NEW COMPLETE WEATHER GUIDE

DE-ACTIVATED- 20-11-2013


3. EUMETSAT INFORMATION- ANIMATIONS

TIPS ON WHAT TO DO

Animation Controls

  • < Play - plays the animation back in time from the currently selected image
  • Stop - stops the animation from playing
  • Play > - plays the animation forward in time to the currently selected image (if there aren't enough frames available before the selected image then the animation starts from the earliest available image)
  • Frames in Animation - specifies that the animation will be made up of the 6, 9 or 12 image frames (NOTE: for some formats fewer frames may be played if there are fewer frames available on the server!)
  • Ping-pong - plays the animation backwards and forwards repeatedly (note that the button acts as a toggle, i.e. pressing it the first time starts ping-pong mode, whereas pressing it a second time will cause the animation to play in the direction that the animation is moving at that time)
  • Slower - slows down the animation **
  • Faster - speeds up the animation **
  • Reset - resets the animation back to the default mode (i.e. 6 frames in animation, ping-pong mode off, animation stopped, etc.)
  • Print Image - loads the currently displayed image into a separate window so that it can be printed
  • Refresh - loads the latest available imagery
  • Sector - allows selection of different sectors of the full disc image, or the full disc image itself (i.e. where the sectors number refers to a 3 by 3 square as follows: 1 2 3 (top row of full disc image, 1=left/Northwest, 2=middle/North, 3=right/Northeast)
  • 4 5 6 (middle row of full disc image, 4=left/West, 5=middle/center, 6=left/East)
  • 7 8 9 (i.e. bottom row of full disc image, 7=left/Southwest, 8=middle/South, 9=right/Southeast)
  • ** some options are not available depending on which service is selected

4. WEATHER MY TOWN

DE-ACTIVATED- 20-11-2013


5. ADVERTISEMENTS- SIZES AND ANNUAL COSTS

GENERAL

5.1 Any size is available- the width is fixed at 150px- the length is negotiable.

5.2 Advertisements will be put on the vertical open sides(left and right) of the website- any page.

5.3. You can negotiate for a special advert and size on any other place- these ads will be more expensive.

5.4 The advertiser is responsible for the development of the advertisement.

5.5 Advertisements can be for a 1, 3, 6, 9 or 12 months period.

5.6. HITS ON THIS WEBSITE FOR 2012= 34,5 MILLION

HITS ON THIS WEBSITE FOR 2014= 43 976 159

HITS ON THIS WEBSITE FOR 2015- EXPECTED= 45 MILLION.

ONE OF THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD.

5.7 HOW TO PAY- SEE NO.1 ON THIS PAGE(TOP OF PAGE).

5.8. DISCLAIMER STATEMENT

Please note: This business make no guarantees about and bear no responsibility or liability concerning the accuracy or timeliness of the information published on this website. I also will not be liable for any damage, loss or injury sustained by any person as a result of the information on this website. This is applicable also for website related items like the guestbooks, Twitter, Facebook, publications in papers, radio, TV, lectures and any other information published somewhere in the name of this website.

5.9 SIZES AND COSTS OF ADVERTISEMENTS ANNUALLY

PLEASE NOTE: THESE PRICES ARE HIGHLY NEGOTIABLE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

THEY ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON A ONE, THREE, SIX OR NINE MONTH BASES

150x75: R2000 ANNUALLY

R200 PM

 

150x150: R4000 ANNUALLY

R400 PM

 

150x300: R7000 ANNUALLY

R800 PM

 

150x400: R8000 ANNUALLY

R1000 PM

03-01-2015

PLEASE NEGOTIATE WITH ME PERSONALLY

 


6. How to publish photos on the discussion forum

DE-ACTIVATED- 20-11-2013


7. ADDITIONAL RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING THIS WEBSITE

I make no guarantees about and bear no responsibility or liability concerning the accuracy or timeliness of the information published on this website. I also will not be liable for any damage, loss or injury sustained by any person as a result of the information on this website.

  1. This website is an international registered website and fully covered by copyright.
  2. This website is my personal intellectual property.
  3. Information on this website might be used for personal use only.
  4. No information might be used for commercial purposes. You must have my personal approval, black on white. I will have the full right to take legal action where this rule is broken- including the rules of Eumetsat.
  5. As I receive a comprehensive record of the activities on my website daily, I will use this to check for any irregularities.
  6. I WILL ALLOW ONLY CERTAIN PHOTOS WITH WRITTEN APPROVAL BY ME. The following text must accompany this and all other information(with written approval) published from my website: “Acknowledgement to Kobus Botha Weather” plus a live link to "www.weatherphotos.co.za."
  7. Special requests will also be considered.
  8. There will be a “blacklist” on the guestbook – people warned without reaction.
  9. You must accept that, at times, there will be no update of photos. This might happen during power failures, problems at Eumetsat, computer and software problems, damage to my equipment eg. during severe weather, etc. Problems will be attended to immediately, if possible.
  10. 04-01-2015

8. HOW TO PUT "THE PEOPLES' WEATHER WEBPAGE" ON YOUR COMPUTER'S DESKTOP

8.1. WHAT IS A DESKTOP

The desktop is the main screen where you can put icons that act as shortcuts to various programs. Typical you will get here: "my computer", "my documents", internet explorer", etc.

Now you will put this webpage there as well- to access it immediately.

8.2. WHY ON MY DESKTOP

When you click on the link or icon of "The peoples' weather webpage" you will immediately have your webpage in front of you. The main reason for this step is to make it very easy for you to get your information immediately. Of course it is not a must.

8.3. HOW TO DO IT- ONLY ONCE!

1. Click on the "peoples' weather webpage" (green block) at the top of home page 1 of the main website- this will open the page.

2. Go to "File"- (top left of your screen) - then to "send"- then click on "shortcut to desktop"- it is there!

You will see the icon of this website-

3. For your next visit and all in future all you have to do is to click on this link/icon- you will be immediate on the webpage.

4. You can even rename this link- right click on link


9. INTERPRETATION OF 2.A: CLOUDS AND RAIN(RADAR) UPDATED HOURLY(24 HRS): SOUTHERN AFRICA, USA, EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA

1. GENERAL

The new symbols that you are seeing are due to use upgrading our displays of South Africa.
  
              You now see Temperature (C) as cyan numbers for reported locations throughout SA. The WHITE letters that appear below the Temperature are the reported Weather event (like rain, haze, fog, etc). Here is a list of some of the more frequent abbrevations.
               R = rain  R- = light rain R+ = heavy rain
               RW = rain shower  D = drizzel  W = shower
               T = thunder  TR = ThunderStorm TRW=ThunderShower TRW+ = heavy ThunderShower
               S = snow  IP = Ice pellets  ZR= freezing rain
               F = fog   H = haze  K = smoke   U = Unknown

                There is a complete list at this site  
                             http://www.nws.noaa.gov/glossary/


               The blocks indicate the location of surface reporting stations. The color of the block indicates the Flight Rules (VFR, MVFR, IFR and LIFR) reported at the location (GREEN = VFR,  CYAN=MVFR, RED=IFR, MAGENTA=LIFR). These locations are  "clickable". By tapping/clicking on these locations, you will get the last 24hrs of METAR reports.

               For example: on this map -> http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/paw/afsa_fajs_clds_anim_none.html   you see a block over Johannesburg .  Move your  cursor/pointer to that location and click on it. You will see the following:
                        http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/paw/sfcobsfajs.html
This is the weather observations for Johannesburg over the past 24 hours. The output is formatted for display on a smartphone. All points on the displays that have these blocks are clickable.

               If you tap/click on the PLOT button at the top of the image display, it displays a menu that allows you to plot locations of Wild Fires.  The IMAGE button allows you to switch between Satellite RainRate, Clouds and a new type of display that we are creating, Forecast Precipitation.

2. STREAMS- JET STREAMS

Stream/jet stream: a high-speed high-altitude airstream blowing near the top of the troposphere; has important effects of the formation of weather .

SEE: http://weather.about.com/od/j/g/jetstream.htm


10. YOWINDOW.

 

YOWINDOW

BRAND NEW VISUAL INTERACTIVE WEATHER PRESENTATION

See the weather- like through a window- facing north- without ever looking at numbers.

* If you'd like more out of your weather reports than a simple sunshine icon and the high and low for the day, YoWindow gives you a real time and animated peek into today's weather and forecast.


* A landscape reflects the actual weather and the sunlight at your place. YoWindow gives you real time and projected weather as an animated sequence complete with sunrise and moonrise, clouds, and precipitation

* It takes the concept of "looking out the window" and stretches it a bit. A pastoral animated landscape reflects the current weather in your location, or in any other location that you select.

* There's a slider on top of the image that you can drag to see the forecast (as well as past weather). The slider shows sunset and sunrise times, and when you drag it over those times, you get a neat animation, and the landscape changes accordingly. You can also click on day icons right below the slider and extend the forecast up to four days into the future. When you select a different location(if activated), the application doubles as a world clock, and you can see the exact remote time and weather conditions.

* The handiest button is on the lower-right corner; that's the full-screen button. If you try the tool, be sure to click it. The experience is completely different in full-screen mode; it's really nice to look at. It's only full-screen as long as you don't click anywhere.

* To exit full screen mode, press "esc" on key board.

* Click on "live"- the weather NOW will be in the big block right top(with name of city). Forecasted weather in small blocks left top.

* Use slider( green when live- otherwise white) on top and drag to see the time and days forward and back- play with it- it is really fun!

* Weather now- from nearest weather station at an airport. YoWindow picks the closest METAR(usually at an airport) station to the location you choose. Then the current weather is loaded from this station Forecasted weather- from the forecast is delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

* Direction from "window"= north.

* Occasionally, you may notice interesting objects in the skies like a plane or a shooting star. Watch the smoke from the house and the wind data.

* The location of the sun, moon, moon phase, sunrise and sunset times correspond to the actual values for the place you choose.

* You can use YoWindow as a reliable world-clock. Whatever location you choose, the local time displayed by YoWindow is correct.

* Occasionally, you may notice interesting objects in the skies like a plane or a shooting star.

This is an experiment- if you like it or don't, please let me know.

YOU MUST ENJOY THIS IN FULL SCREEN MODE- MUCH MORE DEFINITION- CLICK ON ARROWS IN RIGHT HAND BOTTOM CORNER.

 

JOHANNESBURG

 

Full acknowledgement to Yowindow

This innovative idea is the intellectual property of Kobus Botha Weather and non- negotiable

01-01-2015

THIS WEBSITE FULLY REGISTERED AND PAID UP WITH YOWEATHER FOR PUBLISHMENT ON THIS WEBSITE.


11. INTERPRETATION OF RAIN PHOTOS ON THE WEBSITE

There are various rain images on this website- each with a dedicated colour template to interpret the colours. Make sure that you study this. Why three pictures and not one only? Simply because all of them have different functions.
* "Probability of rain" picture- no.10.1 homepage two.
This is a general type of picture with a rain forecast element. Updated every 3 hours. The red, but more so the pink colours indicate a high probability of rain. It might rain at the others colours but this is very rare. It might also not rain at pink!
* "Hourly rain" picture- no. 10.2 homepage two.Updated every 30 minutes. The purple colours will hardly indicate rain. Green and up- a good chance for rain.
* "Severe weather rain" picture- new- no. 12 homepage two.
Brilliant and very accurate. Thoroughly tested over time.
Updated every three hours. The brown/red colour indicate rain at almost 100% times- correspond almost 100% with radar.
Never miss on this one!

* General- applicable on all rain pictures: When the clouds are low eg. a cold front, it might be that the colours do not show at all- indicating no rain- this might be wrong.

The rain models indicate good rains when the top height of the clouds are around 12 km- the temperature will then be approximate -60C. When the clouds are low, the temperatures of the clouds are too low to indicate rain on the rain models. However this is very rare.

Drizzle: might also not indicated on the maps- not even on photos with clouds.


12. SWAHILI TRANSLATE FUNCTION ON THIS WEBSITE

FIRST AND ONLY WEATHER WEBSITE( INCLUDING ALL OTHER WEBSITES?) IN THE WORLD TO ACCOMMODATE AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

HELP: When a translation is done on either homepage one or two- in Internet Explorer- click on any other page- it will be translated automatic.


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