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Week beginning Monday, 29th July

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Week beginning Monday, 29th July

Postby Geoffm » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:39 pm

A mixed week ahead.

Monday: A cold front going through Sunday night. A tricky day in terms of wind direction. SW going SE. Not that windy. Maybe the Wrekin if it is light. Maybe the Gyrn. Thermic.

Tuesday: stormy, showers, thunder. Forget it.

Wednesday: WNW, showers, possibly blown out. Not looking good.

Thursday: Northerly, maybe NW. Still some possibility of showers. Lighter winds. Llangollen, Sarn, Long Mountain. Not sure yet.

Friday: NE/ENE. Light. Could be a good thermic day. Corndon probably. Maybe the Malverns.

Weekend: light E/ESE. Again, Corndon or the Malverns.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 29th July

Postby Dave Thomas » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:43 am

Monday forecasts seem all to indicate more wind for today now, with it being lighter in North Wales, so less chance of being blown out anywhere. Corndon I think may be a good place later on once the wind backs a bit from current direction, as not as restricted for high wind speed as Wrekin
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 29th July

Postby Geoffm » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:58 pm

Yes, people did fly at Corndon on Monday, and it was, I think, pretty good. The sky was epic. Lots of long XCs from further south, Milk Hill etc., with the LMSC's Steve Watts doing a 185km goal flight.

Wednesday is west and dry, but blown out on current forecasts, for both HG and PG. See what happens tomorrow, watch the cams.

Thursday: the winds are much lighter, and NNW/NNE. Depending on exactly what it does, could be Llangollen, the Lawley, maybe Sarn. It should be clearer closer to the day.

Friday is light ENE. Malverns, probably too light for Corndon.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 29th July

Postby Geoffm » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:15 am

Seems fairly light today. I'd be inclined to go to Llangollen. Should stay dry there.

Isn't there a webcam at Llangollen now? Anyone have the link for it? Not on the site guide.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 29th July

Postby Stephen Taylor » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:57 am

Geoffm wrote:Seems fairly light today. I'd be inclined to go to Llangollen. Should stay dry there.

Isn't there a webcam at Llangollen now? Anyone have the link for it? Not on the site guide.



www.solarcam.fr/Llangollen/
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 29th July

Postby Dave Thomas » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:08 am

The low pressure hasn't quite left out area yet, so further west and south is forecast to be better sooner, but looks like being a really good day for ridge soaring and XC. Llangollen if it's light - however forecasts differ in that respect with some saying fairly windy others really light. The wind is due to be somewhere between North and North West by lunchtime, so sites which take the north side of north west are probably the best choice. Therefore Llangollen, Wrekin, LanFawr, Clunbury all look good options, depending on how quickly the thick low cloud moves up and away to the north east. I'm never flown it, but little London launch at Llandinam looks like it will take more of a NW - NNW west wind than the regular launch and that's as far west on our sites so could get nicer weather first looking at the satellite images now.

Friday actually looks even better for thermalling, but very light NNE winds so not ideal for ridge soaring but could be good in Brecon beacons, and might be possible for XC pilots to get away from Corndon.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 29th July

Postby Dave Thomas » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:41 am

Sky looks nice on the Clatter cam, but it looks like it's already gone too much north for Llandinam - 100 house maybe a much better bet as Llangollen is still clagged in with fog.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 29th July

Postby Geoffm » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:19 pm

People flew at Llangollen today, on PGs. Don't know how good it was. But the clag cleared and it got nice and sunny. There was also a report of someone flying at the Wrekin. Not sure about other sites. Only a tiny number of XCs posted, which is surprising, I would have expected more.

Friday is light and east, or NE. Corndon will just be waiting for a thermal to come through. Malverns/Pandy might be a better option for soaring. Or MamTor in the Peaks.

The weekend is basically SSE, and showery, with Sunday being the worse day.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 29th July

Postby Dave Thomas » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:29 pm

Sunday has a big risk of cunim's but may be ok late evening as the day cools, with light to moderate SW winds which could be ok to ridge soar at Clatter.
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