I've just written a WeatherCat to MQTT bridge using the excellent WeatherCat Applescript interface.
MQTT allows lightweight publish and subscribe functionality and is used for process control, Arduino projects and lots of other fun things. The bridge I've written uses the open source MQTT tool Mosquitto
Last Friday we set a Wind Record of 76 km/h at our weather station at Merewether. I estimate that about 20 minutes after this record wind the rain collector of the Vantage Vue blew away! (It's the big black bit on the attached photo).
It's pretty big, about the size of a 4 litre paint tin, and is held into place with 4 plastic lugs
Another new battery goes in - the second of Sanya Advanced Lithium II CR123A. The 'dead' battery had about 1V left. Gee the Vantage View goes through them. I also applied di-electric grease on the programming contacts as per the suggestions here: www.wxforum.net/index.php