Theo - again, this is something that you will have to determine for yourself
once you get your equipment set up and you start turning.
being outside in the elements will be different each day, according
to the wind direction and speeds.
some days it will be an enjoyable adventure, other days not so good.
the benefit of having your lathe on wheels is that you can compensate
for the breeze with just a turn of the machine to suit your climatic conditions.
I know you are very excited about this new adventure, but don't over think it.
one item that I just thought of is a cover. if you think it may be a good idea,
you could start looking for a fold-up tent on CraigsList, FBmarketplace,
Harbor Freight, etc. I know that direct sunlight would be an issue for me
and my old eyes. (just a thought here). I see your posts on other forums so
I know you are probably overwhelmed with all the feedback you are receiving.
just go slow and digest the information as you need it.