Archive for August, 2012


5X 100km+. 3 PBs

August 21st, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

High pressure and significantly less wind than we have been experiencing. The Wind at PN at 9am across the hill (not over the back as previous days), so it is almost sure to pull onto PN launch. High base in the plains after around 2pm with enough South in the winds not to give us […]

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Thermal tops c 3500m. Lighter SW wind

August 20th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Poor visisbility and some cirrus may reduce the potential of the day.  However, it does at first seem we have flyable conditions with a good potential for a long XC.  Conditions shoul be good enough by 1.30pm and the wind is dropping off during the morning.  Wind SSW at PN at 8.30am. Probable trip to […]

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Less SW wind. Thermal tops 11000ft.

August 19th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Feasable conditions for PG. High thermal tops after 2pm but still quite high winds at altitude and posibility of dispersed Cbs. Well, tomorrow is looking more feasable with winds of 15km/hr from the SW.  Today now looks far too windy to even contemplate an evening attempt.

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Not a good day

August 18th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Thermal tops to 11500ft and decent thermal quality …but once again top end for wind at over 50km/hr at top of boundry layer.  Once again a day only for the brave, foolish and lucky – unless the forecast is wrong!

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Increasing temperature. That African air again! Grrrr

August 17th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

The deep depression in the Atlantic will move N towards the UK but we will get further strong upper level S winds which will increase the temperature.  Better thermal qality than yesterday, with probably climbs to c3000m.  Top temp expected around 33ºC.  If it reaches 35ºC then we may see formation of Cu, posibly developing […]

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SW wind/2800m(PB 61km for John)

August 16th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

The south west winds still tied to upper level strong SW linled to depressions in the Atlantic. Spome African air due to arrive increasing temperatures. Inversion at 2600m and with top temp around 28ºC climbs to above 2800m unlikely. Wind may come on at PN (S at 8.30am) but we will be prepared to go […]

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Cold Front and Rain

August 15th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Mmm, first frontal rain since May I think. Hopefully it will pass and later leave a lighter more northerly unstable airflow. well, we did get some Evening flying after a trip to Salamanca and before the Big pieles.

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Strong SW, c3000m. Not easy.

August 14th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

The depression spinning offtowards the UK is sending us upper level SWerlies and a cold front due to pass us tomorrow.  Thermal conditions are reasonable today with potential climbs to over 3000m.  However, winds are likely to be too strong for safe paragliding.  Tomorrow, with the arrival of the front winds the wind would normally […]

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3000m West winds.

August 13th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

The Depression forming in the Atlantic moves further North to the UK giving us (and the UK and Irelamnd) a similar forecast to much of this summer.   Upper level stronger W winds but light enough for good paragliding in convection layer.  Base to around 3000m, with some peaks to 3500m.  Convergence likely and mainly blue […]

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2900m, lighter W winds(94km)

August 12th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Flying conditions once again at last as the low moves up to the UK allowing high prewssure system to move in.  Generally W winds around 10-15km/hr with reasonalbe thermal quality and climbs to around 2900m  Flights to Avila shouldbe quite easy, Beyond maybe more tricky due to N at Avila.  Good luck Martin and Simon […]

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