The WeatherCams below refresh automatically every 15 seconds and are updated 24 hours a day.
This WeatherCam is located at the FifeWeather station at Lochgelly and points 310°NW towards Loch Ore and Benarty Hill.
The Aberdour WeatherCam went live on October the 10th 2014, and brings stunning views from the Firth of Forth. The camera points due East from Aberdour, towards Burntisland. The Craigkelly TV trasmitter tower, located above Burntisland, can be made out on the very left side of frame, whilst the Island of Inchkeith borders the right hand side of frame.
The Anstruther WeatherCam went live on November 20th, 2014, and brings the picturesque Anstruther harbour to the Internet. The camera faces due South, overlooking the harbour. My sincere thanks to the Scottish Fisheries Museum, for accommodating this weathercam.
The Forth View Weathercam went live on January 26th, 2020. Based in Wester Newburn, this camera looks south over the Firth of Forth, from the western edge of the East Neuk of Fife. My gratitude to the Forth House Caravan Park, for hosting this camera, along with the Upper Largo cam.
The St Andews Weathercam went live on the 26th of November 2015 and provides views looking North from the western edge of St. Andrews, overlooking the St. Andrews Links clubhouse (very left of frame) and West Sands beach. Tentsmuir Forest can be seen in the middle distance on the left of frame, and beyond that is Tayside, on the northern side of the Firth of Tay.
The WeatherCam above Upper Largo, went live on the 28th of February 2016 and provides views looking West/South West from the hills behind Upper Largo, in the East Neuk of Fife. Largo Law can be seen on the right hand side of the frame, whilst the southern coast of Fife can be seen towards the left side. At night, the lights of Leven can be clearly seen, just to the left of centre frame. My thanks to the kind folk at Forth House Caravan Site for accommodating the WeatherCam, at their picturesque location.
The all-sky camera, located atop the University of St Andrews, went live on the 13th of July 2016. This unique high-definition camera, provides near 360° views of sky conditions over the St Andrews area and updates once a minute. As the camera is sensitive in the Near Infrared (NIR) spectrum, it is possible to ascertain cloud cover, even at night.
Shortly after dusk, the camera will automatically switch to "night mode", where high gain is applied to the image sensor, to increase the definition of night time cloud cover. Shortly before dusk, the camera will return to "day mode".
The images may be slightly under / over exposed, during the transition period between modes.
The compass rose in the bottom left-hand corner of the image, indicates the orientation of the SkyCam. Compared to a street map, on which we look down, on the SkyCam image, East and West seem "reversed" because the SkyCam is instead, looking straight up. Imagine you are lying on the ground, looking vertically up to the sky with your feet pointing to the South. West is at your right and east at your left hand side, exactly as it is displayed on the SkyCam's compass rose.
The live video views do not have the weather data overlay, but they does boast a full 25 frames-per-second live video feed from the Lochgelly and Aberdour weathercams, also operating 24x7.