The current problems with the web cam systems are affecting the operation of the cloud detection used by the weather station.
The cloud detection system is not a part of the safety rules of the system, thus the observatory is still safe to operate. I have disabled checking of the cloud rule by the safe to observe rule, this is allowing us to continue operating whilst we resolve the problem with the web cam system. As a result of this change there is now a possibility that the telescope will attempt to operate when there is high cloud that cannot be detected by other weather station sensors.
We hope to resolve the fault in the web cam system shortly, and will return the system to normal operation as soon as it is possible to do so.