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Week beginning Monday, 3rd June

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Week beginning Monday, 3rd June

Postby Geoffm » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:45 pm

A very mixed week ahead, with wind, rain, maybe the occasional bit of flying. But for June, pretty crap. Various fronts, which means the forecasts are even more iffy, since so much depends on the timing of when they pass through.

Monday: A nice enough day, probably SW or WSW, but windy. If anywhere, it will be Clatter, but almost certainly too strong for PGs.

Tuesday: showery, windy, southerly.

Wednesday: SW, maybe west. Could be a chance on the Mynd later on, winds are lighter, but still a possibility of showers.

Thursday: SW, showery, breezy. Not great at the moment.

Friday: still showery, maybe NE/SE

Weekend: going westerly.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 3rd June

Postby Dave Thomas » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:34 am

Tuesday south or south east and occasional rain during the day with fairly low cloudbase. However the rain is due to clear towards north Wales later on, so there is a chance for SE Wrekin for some soaring if it dries up enough.

Wednesday looks like a possibility for the Long Mynd, though some forecasts do suggest too much for PG's to launch, and most say dry.

Thursday looks like wet and low winds around here, with south and south east England looking drier and more promising.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 3rd June

Postby Dave Thomas » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:17 am

Wednesday now looks south west and windy around here, probably too much for PG's on all sites, though could be good for soaring HG's at Clatter. Not an XC forecast here either, but it is due to be better much further south east with lighter winds. Maybe Thames Valley or Wessex sites may be suitable.

Very late on - in the evening I think the wind will veer more westerly and be light enough for the Mynd to be soarable for PG's. It gets dark really late so this may well be an option.

Weekend forecasts vary a lot but there might be a chance on one of the days.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 3rd June

Postby Dave Thomas » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:02 pm

Well the Mynd was flyable today as thought, though gone a bit too light now by the look of the webcams.

Thursday a confusing picture - RASP 5* despite loads of rain about. Wind south westerly and moderate speed, so anyone's guess regarding wet or dry.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 3rd June

Postby Geoffm » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:21 pm

Lots of very heavy showers, including hail, on Thursday. Even the sailplanes were grounded at times. Friday and Saturday are a write off, wind and rain. However, there is a chance that it could be ok for both HG and PG on the Mynd later on the day on Sunday. Showers in the afternoon, but these should die off.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 3rd June

Postby Dave Thomas » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:47 am

Sunday looks like being flyable, certainly early on in the day but an increasing chance of rain in the afternoon. Direction SW gradually veering a little more towards West. Unfortunately our SW sites are towards the area most likely to get wet. Drier in England to the east.
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Re: Week beginning Monday, 3rd June

Postby Dave Thomas » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:04 am

Today pretty much as previously suggested, with maybe rain even earlier in the day. There is already a wing visible ground handling at the Mynd, but the wind is a long way off to the south, not the right place to be today, until maybe very late on after the showers have died away if the wind does come more onto the hill.
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