Stratus RASP Tools
Useful DIY RASP Scripts
There are times when you may need to know the standard RASP paremters for the current half-hour period. For example, it's 11:30, what is the RASP prediction right now? This is the kind of thing you can have as a short link on your GPRS/3G phone and it doesn't need a lot of bandwidth to send to you (particularly if you request HTML text). Before using the script, bear in mind these are done on the fly in real-time. So if the time "right now" is before 06:00 GMT and after 18:00 GMT, you will not have any output below. Also note that the default location is for the RAT turnpoint in East Anglia - be sure to add the turnpoint you actually want to see.
To get a current forecast (Aboyne in this case), use the following URL, with the appropriate turn point:
http://app.stratus.org.uk/blip/rasp_now.php?tp=ABOWhich would look like (this is a previous example and not live data):
Now if for some reason you prefer a text version (not an image), then add on the parameter &output=text. This would give the following URL to use:
http://app.stratus.org.uk/blip/rasp_now.php?tp=LAS&output=textThe resulting output for Lasham Clubhouse at 16:51, looks like this:
Current Time 1651 - RASP Prediction Report for 17:00 for Lasham Clubhouse - LAS (1074, 1657)
The following is a live request for Rattlesden in East Anglia (RAT):
Note if it is outside the RASP forecast hours, it will say so!