Flat Holm island station's website off the south Wales coast is up and running again

A

weather station off the south Wales coast that was knocked out of action by

recent winter storms has been repaired.

Flat

Holm island station’s website stopped at 23:03 GMT on 16

January and could not be reached by a maintenance crew until the weather improved.

A

Cardiff council spokesman said the weather station, which is situated on a

nature reserve in the Bristol Channel, was back up and running on 4 March.

Flat

Holm’s weather data, which is updated every three hours, is popular with local

sailors, including Penarth Yacht Club members.

The

island nature reserve, situated five miles from Cardiff, was obtained by the

council from the Crown Estate on a 50-year lease in 1995.

It

was earmarked for ‘disposal’ by Cardiff council late last year to save £150,000

from its annual running costs but councilors agreed in November to maintain the

nature reserve until April 2015.

www.cbwac.com/harbour/flatholm/Current_Vantage_Pro_Plus.htm