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The camera is looking at Chamartín railway station and the Cuatro Torres Business Area. This includes Torre Caja de Madrid, the tallest building in Spain at 250 metres (820ft) high. Webcam transmits a high definition 1280 x 720 pixel image that is updated every minute. Weather info is from Madrid-Barajas airport (MAD/LEMD), 4 miles away. First light today was at 7:26 am and sunrise was at 8:37 am. Sunset was at 5:46 pm and nightfall was at 6:57 pm. Webcam clock is synchronized with the Spanish Navy Observatory (Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada) which is the Time Stamping Authority in Spain. Accuracy of webcam clock is usually ±1 second. Local time zone is CET (Central European Time!) which is UTC +01:00.

Current Weather

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Clear
Visibility: 7 kilometers
Current temperature in Madrid is 8ºC
Wind speed is 4 kph from the Variable
Atmospheric pressure is 1030 mbar
Relative humidity: 100%
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Friday

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Clear. Low 1C.

Saturday

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Sunny. High 16C. Winds light and variable.

Sunday

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Sunny. High 14C. Winds NE at 10 to 15 km/h.

Monday

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Sunny. High 14C. Winds light and variable.

Friday Night

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Clear skies. Low 1C. Winds light and variable.

Saturday Night

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A mostly clear sky. Low 2C. Winds NE at 10 to 15 km/h.

Sunday Night

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A mostly clear sky. Low 1C. Winds light and variable.

Monday Night

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A mostly clear sky. Low near -0C. Winds light and variable.

For the first five years I used the 3Com Home Connect / Inside Out Networks Watchport V which worked in near total darkness and had a good quality picture but there's no driver update. After two more years using the Apple iSight webcam which was very low quality, I am now using the Logitech® Quickcam® Vision Pro which has a much sharper image than the iSight although the night images are much darker than the 3Com. I'm very grateful to Michael Apitz of Schömberg, Germany, for having suggested the camera. Software is the excellent EvoCam from www.evological.com.

Key to buildings

Key to buildings

  1. Puerta de Europa in Plaza de Castilla. Designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, built by Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC) and commissioned in 1996 by the Kuwait Investment Office (hence their initial name "Torres KIO" or "KIO Towers"). Leslie E. Robertson Associates provided structural engineering services. Each building is 115m (377ft) tall, has 26 floors and leans 15° from the vertical.
  2. Chamartín railway station, designed by Alonso, Corrales y Molezún, and Olaquiaga.
  3. Torre Caja de Madrid, originally known as Torre Repsol. Designed by Lord Foster and built by a joint venture of Dragados and Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC). 250m (820ft) high and 45 floors, it is the tallest building in Spain.
  4. Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso. Designed by Carlos Rubio Carvajal and Enrique Álvarez-Sala Walter and built by Sacyr Vallehermoso. 236m (774ft) and 52 floors.
  5. Torre de Cristal. Designed by Cesar Pelli and built by Dragados. 249m high (817ft) and 52 floors, it is the second tallest building in Spain, only 89cm (35 inches) shorter than Torre Caja de Madrid.
  6. Torre Espacio. Designed by Pei Cobb Freed and built by OHL. 236m (774ft) high and 57 floors.
  7. Condado de Treviño 9. 78m (256ft) and 23 storeys.

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Part One

Due to circumstances beyond my control, the webcam had to be moved from its old location on 15th March 2007.

Part Two

This view is being adjusted to include the twin KIO Towers.

December

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.
We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,'
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.

Oliver Herford (1863-1935)

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