High Quality XC day
We continue with the now typical pattern of an upper westerly flow. Winds at lower levels early on should be around 15km/hr west to north west. At thermal tops (2600m rising to 3200m) around 20km/hr. Thermal quality is high.
These conditions are typical for a goal flight to Segovia/Arcones or Open Distance. The wind will tend towards N towards the end of the afternoon which may reduce the potential.
Low level N still expected in Avila.
The skew T below assumes 28ºC max temp. The inversion at 2600m should rise to 3200m by late afternoon.
The Cross section below shows time and conditions along a cross section of the route from Peña Negra to Segovia.
Conditions for next 3 days. Good quality though top end for wind speed tomorrow.
Much lighter conditions with the early inversion, but by the Pass climbs to 3000m. Really really nice in Avila Valley – so unlike afew weeks back. It seems the turbulence button has been switched off. I bombed near Avila, but James on his 8 year old Nova Radon climched the day landing after Avila. In the Tandem comp on glider in goal at Villacastin.