- Usual forecaster
- David Masson
- I will try to maintain the outlook and do soaring foreacasts for most XC-able days
Last update: 11:10 1/04/2023 (46 mins ago)
The current low moves off southeast as high pressure builds from Scandanavia to Spain.
Dir / kts
|Sun:||NNE / 16||11||
A fair amount of cloud in the morning as weak front moves away/fizzles as the pressure builds.
At Lasham winds 030/20kt AM, reducing to 040/15-16kt through the afternoon. Probably getting soarable late morning with cumulus base 3000ft+ by midday. Fairly nice conditions in the afternoon with streeting and good/shallow cumulus bases 4000ft under an inversion at ~5,000ft
It's a bit windier to the southeast and the Southdowns should work nicely in the morning at least with wind 030/20-25kt aloft and 030/18-20kt on the ridge. In the afternoon the winds drop and veer - say 040/16-18kt, but it will be soarable then.
Should be good for 200-300km+ in thermal and more if it streets nicely and more if you use the Southdowns - so I guess there will be some 500s...
But remember the fields are going to be very wet!
|Mon:||E / 12||11||Soarable by midday with cumulus bases 3000ft. In the afternoon shallow cumulus base 3500-4000ft under an inversion at ~4500ft and some streeting. Good for 200-300km|
|Tue:||ESE / 6||11||A lower inversion. Weak blue thermals in the morning. In the afternoon blue to 3000ft+ under an inversion at ~3500ft though a waft of better air might arrive mid-late afternoon lifting the inversion and allowing blue to 3500ft+ and a chance of some cumulus. Good for local soaring at least and probably ok for a short XC if you don't mind the blue.|
High pressure dominates through to the Easter weekend at least. Typically a northeast flow, fairly light wind, lots of sun, little (if any) rain and most days are soarable. The ground should be able to dry out a bit!
Possibly a good day on Easter Friday...
At present (24/2/2023) Parham have only tug and do not want visitors.
You should also check that their field is useable (if it has been very wet)! https://www.southdowngliding.co.uk/visiting-gliders/
Every day or two so long there are some XC-able days ahead.