The Blorenge Weather Station
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Blorenge Wendy station is on the radio masts that lie on the hill between Abergavenny and Blaenavon (The large twin towers). The Blorenge site is used by Hang Gliders, and Paragliders, who belong to the South East Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club, who should be contacted before flying a Hang or Paraglider in the area. The site is also used by model flyers, I understand. For detailed location, see the linked map.|OS Grid ref: SO266105
|Altitude: 1700ft (518m)
The actual site at Blorenge takes several wind directions from ESE round through N to NW , but the Wendy station is used to check the winds for other nearby hills, which take other wind directions. The anemometer is approx 30 feet above ground level, and is in clear air for most directions. Because it is well back from the hill edge, (about 400 yards) it reads the true windspeed in the area, NOT the winds you can expect on the edge itself, which may be considerably higher, due to "compression" or "venturi" effects. In other words, the Wendy station will read the winds you experience once you have taken off and climbed out of the compression band in front of the hill. This site is approx 1700 feet AMSL. more...|Local contacts|South East Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club
South East Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club
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This station appears to be working normally.