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Week beginning Monday, 18th February

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Week beginning Monday, 18th February

Postby Geoffm » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:17 pm

At the moment, it's looking pretty windy until the weekend. We'll update later if it improves.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 18th February

Postby Dave Thomas » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:21 am

Well, so far the best day of the week is due to be Tuesday, but most probably blown out for PG's, but does look good for HG's, both in our area and elsewhere. Thermic and cloudbase reasonably high. Wind direction I'm not entirely sure about yet as it's backing a bit across the UK, but most likely SW-ish. The wind is due to be a bit stronger towards North Wales rather than the SE of England. I'd say Camlo for HG's will be the place as it is good for launching and top landing HG's and takes a lot of wind directions and not far to walk from the road if track not driveable. Sarn might be a long walk with a HG if the track is not driveable due to mud. The SE of England area is due to be less windy and possibly PG flyable, but there's the chance of towering Cu in that area.

At present the rest of the week might be windy and if not then a very low level inversion which will make it turbulent on the ridges anyway.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 18th February

Postby Dave Thomas » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:04 pm

Tuesday didn't turn out too good - with bands of rain coming in from the west of Wales, which many forecasts didn't have. It was windy with it reported that Much Marcle was blown out for PG's - a site that is low and needs a good blow to soar.


Thursday looks a possible, but the inversion level is low, only 2000ft or so, but at least the direction due to be SSW - SW, so might possibly be flyable.

Friday - lighter SE winds, with less wind in the east, so could be soarable at The Wrekin. The low inversion levels are due to continue into the foreseeable future so even though getting nice and warm for the weekend, not very promising really.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 18th February

Postby Dave Thomas » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:12 am

Thursday sees the winds reducing during the day and going further towards the south direction. Very low inversion level and cloudy early on. Just might be PG launchable later on at Camlo or Clatter, but that depends on whose forecast you believe. BBC have it being too windy all day, whilst RASP has it dropping off a lot in those locations. Others are somewhere in between.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 18th February

Postby Dave Thomas » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:49 am

Thursday saw lots of flying including gentle thermalling from various south wales sites, Avon and Peaks, haven't heard of anything around here.
Friday, forecasts differ a bit, some say Wrekin might be blown out, RASP says light enough. Direction looks about right, but beware of the low level inversion where winds will increase above it and turbulent in the transition layer.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 18th February

Postby Dave Thomas » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:42 am

Saturday should have the midlands fog clear to blue skies, but Wales will have more high pre frontal cloud. In the east of our area winds south to SSE so wrekin might be on, in the afternoon when winds are due to be lighter. The westerly area the winds are due to be south to SSW, so that might make camlo or clatter options. Again the very low level inversion is going to make the wind do very local things.
Sunday ses the wind generally lighter but similar to today, less chance of it being blown out like this morning.
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