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Compton Abbas Weather Station

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Station Situation

Compton Abbas Wendy station is at Compton Abbas Airfield, on top of an 800 foot escarpment southeast of Shaftesbury. For detailed location, see the linked map.|OS Grid ref: ST893189|Altitude: 755ft (230m)

Interpreting Readings

The anemometer is approx 40 feet above ground level, and is in clear air for most directions. However, there is a belt of trees to the south which cause turbulence, which makes the station under-read in Southerly winds, as well as making landings at the airfield difficult (and interesting to watch!). NOTE: This station readout is in Knots, unlike most inland stations, as the GA pilots think in Knots, whereas Hang and Paragliders think in MPH. To get MPH, add 15% approx to the Knots reading. E.G. 20 knots = 23 mph. more...

Pilot Notes

The site is used by Light Aircraft (GA) pilots, and although Compton is not a Hang Gliding site, the station provides readings for several Hang Gliding and Paragliding sites nearby, such as Bell Hill, , which are flown by the Wessex Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club, who should be contacted before flying a Hang or Paraglider in the area.

Local contacts

Wessex Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club

Sites Associated With this Station

SiteLatest Wind
Ballard Down Not logged on
Barton Not logged on
Bell Hill Not logged on
Branscombe Not logged on
Bullbarrow Not logged on
Corton Denham Not logged on
Cowdown Not logged on
Draycott Not logged on
Friar Waddon Not logged on
Kimmeridge Not logged on
Marley Combe Not logged on
Mere (Cowards Bowl) Not logged on
Mere (Rifle Range) Not logged on
Mere (Spencers Bowl) Not logged on
Monksdown Not logged on
Okeford Not logged on
Portland East Not logged on
Portland West Not logged on
Ringstead Bay Not logged on
Southbourne Not logged on
St. Aldhelms Not logged on
White Horse Not logged on
Whitesheet Not logged on
Winklebury Not logged on

Service Status

14th July. The station is working normally.
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