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This is a joint effort with the Derbyshire Soaring Club. The station is now up and running on 01298-872-923. The weather display is at the Yondermann Cafe on the Stoney Middleton-Tideswell Road that used to be Katies Cabin.
tests reveal that it reads much less than Bradwell Wendy in
Westerlies - but this is to be expected, as Bradwell
is right on the edge of the hilll, in the
"compression" zone in a westerly wind. Eyam
is not, and therefore gets no venturi effect.
I expect the
Eyam station to read much more than Bradwell in
Southerly winds, as it is on the edge of a
south-facing ridge, and will get venturi effect in
that direction, whereas Bradwell does not - in a
southerly, it's blowing along the ridge there.It will be
interesting to compare results, and to have both
should increase the accuracy of the local readings. Preliminary results indicate that the winds at takeoff are somewhat higher than the dstation reads.This is due to the smoother slope there, and the absence of a stone wall at takeoff, wheras the hill in front of the station is much rougher, and has a substatial stone wall in front of it, both of which cause the wind to slow down through friction at the station's location.
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