Weather Pirate

Weather predictions for people who live on the water

Turks and Caicos Islands Weather

Locations sorted from smallest waves to largest

November 21, 2021: Raspberry Pi Zero with e-Paper finally working to display weather in a picture frame, but it has to be plugged in to update. The nano timer TPL5110 from Spark Fun seems to only output about 3.5V no matter the input voltage. That isn't enough to power the Pi so it's a useless board. I'll have to try something else in order to power the system from a battery and have it update and shutdown automatically.

July 31, 2021: Software completed for generating weather onto e-Paper via Raspberry Pi. Problems with the HAT on the Raspberry Pi giving the e-Paper a faded/streaky look. Confirmed with using 8 wire connection being clear vs the HAT connection. New Raspberry Pi ordered without HAT.

May 12, 2021: Old maps from the 1960's of the Turks and Caicos have been found, converted, and uploaded here

April 25, 2021: Map of locations pinned and linked to weather pages.

April 24, 2021: Set up a comparison page to sort locations by their daily wave height. Started the interactive map work.

April 15, 2021: Added the tide heights. Oddly they seem lower than what other sources are predicting. I've reached out to the feed source to see if there is a reason why.

April 14, 2021: The web page addresses have changed. All locations now use the same base Perl code to generate the predictions. This will make adding more locations easy.

April 12, 2021: I started this site. It pulls in data from different sources and averages them to come up with the charts and graphs for the weather predictions. Just a little side project I started so I know when it's best to take the kayak out to the deep water fishing. Others requested the same information, so the project is growing. Hope it helps you too.

                               -- Jim email: