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Combe Hill Weather Station

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Station Situation

Combe Hill Wendy is on a radio mast between Combe and Faccombe, just to the West of the Newbury bypass. It primarily serves the popular Hang Gliding and Paragliding site of Combe Gibbett, around a mile to the North. For detailed location, see the linked map.|OS Grid ref: SU389599|Altitude: 942ft (287m)

Interpreting Readings

Because the Wendy station is on a flat plateau, not near any edges, it reads the true windspeed in the area. Northerly winds on Combe Gibbett edge will often be higher than this in the "compression" or "venturi" zone close to the hill. This is particularly true in stable atmospheric conditions, that is, high pressure and an inversion. Those flying Combe Gibbet in these conditions should expect the winds at launch to be higher than the Wendy readings, but slackening off to match Wendy once you are up and away from the hill. I think

Pilot Notes

Combe Gibbet is flown by the which is flown by the Thames Valley Hang Gliding Association who should be contacted before flying a Hang or Paraglider in the area who should be contacted before flying a Hang or Paraglider in the area

Local contacts

Thames Valley Hang Gliding Association

Sites Associated With this Station

SiteLatest Wind
Combe Gibbet Not logged on
Liddington Not logged on
Milk Hill Not logged on
Rybury Not logged on
Sugar Hill Not logged on
Tan Hill Not logged on
Uffington White Horse Not logged on

Service Status

25th July. Went down and repaired faulty mains supply at Combe Hill - suspect another engineer on site had removed the station's power plug to use the socket for something else!
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