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Weather Bonk – Amazing real time weather site

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A burst of activity from me recently, as you can see. It’s a three-day weekend here in Japan, and I’ve got loads of time on my hands suddenly.

I wanted to share with you a premier weather service I found the other day, courtesy of Waxy.org (King of Links!!).

It’s called Weather Bonk and uses Google Maps as a basis for presenting real time weather data and web cams from all around the world. You can add your own Web Cams to the page as well. It doesn’t seem like you can edit already exisiting web cams; which is unfortunate because I found a web cam which is in the totally wrong place. Scroll down slightly south of Tokyo (just by Tsurumi) and you will find a web cam there which claims to be Odaiba. Yes, the web cam shows Odaiba, but that is not where Odaiba is located! (I’m going to contact the people running it to see if it can be moved.)

Anyway, all in all, it is a brilliant site to check real time weather conditions for a large part of the world. Go check it out.

3 Responses to “Weather Bonk – Amazing real time weather site”

  1. Hi-
    Let me know the correct coordinates for the Odaiba cam, and I’ll make the change.
    If you’re not sure of the coordinates, click ‘add cam’ on weatherbonk, then click the desired location, and the coordinates will appear in the popup.
    User editable cams coming soon….

  2. Johan

    Hi Dave,

    The coordinates should be approximately:

    Latitude 35.630653
    Longitude 139.77785
    (Facing South East)

    It’s hard to be 100% exact, but at least it is on the right island and a fairly good approximation of where the camera seems to be located.

  3. that is pretty interesting. it would be fairly useful if the location name is correct! either way instead of flipping around the weather chanel, if you were just about to go out its nice to just check out the web cam… or if you are home away you can see you home town!