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Long Mynd Weather Station

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Station Situation

Long Mynd Wendy station is on the premises of the Midland Gliding Club, on the Long Mynd hill, just to the West of Church Stretton, which is on the A49 from Shrewsbury to Leominster. For detailed location, see the linked map. OS Grid ref: SO404914 Altitude: 1500ft (457m)

Interpreting Readings

The actual site at Mynd takes wind directions from WSW round through W to WNW , 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 50 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. It also tends to under-read in SW winds, because of a belt of trees which cause turbulence in that direction more...

Pilot Notes

The Mynd site is also used by Hang Gliders, and Paragliders, who belong to the Long Mynd 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.

Local contacts

Long Mynd Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club

Sites Associated With this Station

SiteLatest Wind
Bache Hill Not logged on
Caer Caradoc Not logged on
Camlo Not logged on
Clatter Not logged on
Clunbury Not logged on
Corndon Not logged on
Foel Lus Not logged on
Gyrn Moelfre Not logged on
Lan Fawr Not logged on
Lawley Not logged on
Llandinam Not logged on
Llangollen Not logged on
Llantysilio Mountain Not logged on
Long Mynd Not logged on
Long Mynd South Not logged on
Moel Accre Not logged on
Penmaenbach Not logged on
Penycloddiau East Not logged on
Sarn Not logged on
Shepherds Tump Not logged on
The Wrekin Not logged on

Service Status

27th July. The BT line fault that occurred on 24th has been fixed, the station is working normally again.
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