The Echo says on July 31:
BOURNEMOUTH’S tourism chief has revealed plans to install new cameras
along the seafront in a bid to provide accurate online weather
information for the resort.
Mr Smith told the Daily Echo: “With a couple of local companies, we are
exploring the cost and weighing up the feasibility of providing our own
webcams, purely for promotional purposes.
“Then people would not have to rely on inaccurate Met Office forecasts
which have cost us so dearly in the past. They would simply have to go
online to get a correct guide for the weather and surfing conditions.”
Couldn't Swanage benefit from doing this? I understand that each camera
costs round about £200 and has to be replaced every couple of years.
One situated at each end of the bay could do a fantastic job of showing
potential visitors how good the weather is, when the forecast is lousy.
The amount of money, spread over two years, is very little compared to
the potential benefits, surely?
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