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Week beginning Monday, 8th April

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Week beginning Monday, 8th April

Postby Geoffm » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:36 pm

It's easterly, or some component of easterly, all week. Also sometimes windy, sometimes rainy.

Monday/Tuesday: strong possibiity of showers or longer periods of rain.

Wednesday looks ok. Bearing in mind Corndon needs a bit of a breeze - if light winds are forecast, the Malverns is usually a better option for ridge soaring - it could well be soarable at Corndon. East, or ENE.

Thursday: as Wednesday.

Friday - Sunday look blown out.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 8th April

Postby Geoffm » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:51 am

I was initially optimistic about Corndon today, but at the moment it certainly looks too windy. Maybe it will drop later to more reasonable levels. At the moment, it is stronger than the forecast.

Tomorrow, Thursday, is significantly lighter. The Malverns should be ok, as should Mam in the Peaks. Maybe Conrdon.

Friday again looks good for Corndon.

Weekend is windy again.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 8th April

Postby Dave Thomas » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:30 am

For Thursday, some forecasts show it going more SE direction in the afternoon, so Wrekin might be on - and it's a far better place than Corndon or Malverns to dry to ridge soar in that direction. Friday looks even better weather but might be more cloudy.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 8th April

Postby Geoffm » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:10 pm

Yes, Dave is right. I think it will be too light for Corndon on Thursday, and not a great direction anyway. So locally the Wrekin, there is some south in it round here. Further afield, Mam will work in the Peaks; or the Malverns, where it is forecast east.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 8th April

Postby Dave Thomas » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:49 am

Further to Geoffs post, this mornings forecast has changed little, however there are variations between how strong the wind will be and the direction, specially for the wrekin. It may not go SE enough there until late afternoon. Some forecasts for all local ish sites say nicely launch and soarable, others show hardly any wind. It is due to be SE into north wales and there are considerable convergernce zones there, both sea breeze and geographic, and have the highest cloudbase.over snowdonia.
At the malverns its due to be roughly east all day, but the air not quite as good as our area or the rest of Wales.

So , id say virtually any of the normal sites could be good but none are a definite,. Choices, and this would be my personal preference if i had the choice, snowdonia, ffarmers, pandy, corndon, wrekin, malverns, peak district and thats only last because i dont know the area well otherwise it should probably be top of the list.

Friday likely to be broadly similar.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 8th April

Postby Dave Thomas » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:48 am

Friday broadly similar to Thursday but with more East in it all day around here, but rather than going blue, cloud more likely to develop during the day, could be a bit windier than Thursday (depending which forecast you believe), which rather tends to suggest Corndon. Not a day for the Wrekin, and Malverns might be too windy for some, perfect for HG's, of which there were quite a few flying there on Thursday as well as at least 50 or more PG's most of whom went downwind XC.
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