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The weather and safety outlook for Saturday 18 May 2024.

There is an acronym index at the bottom of the report for those not understanding some of the weather jargon. ;)

18 May 2024

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people! What a sweet day we had at Sedge yesterday - smooth fresh climbs to base at around 1300ftASL. :)) Today very different as a super large IOH is dominating the weather across the whole country. The GR having initial light offshore winds that will go onshore around 11ish. Then trend SE by midday in the east. the Sedge spot (see below) is showing no thermal lift with a southerly breeze up to 8kts at lunchtime. However what I see using the T-phi graphs I think there will be some lift to use around lunchtime period - perhaps an hour or so of flying - even if the wind will be form the left. Climbs to 1000ft should be doable. ;) Ad then things are looking promising for flying at Gerrickes point today. Looks like the wind will reach this bowl around 12/13:00. If we get 8kts on the water, then game on. There is a chance that the wind might stop short from there, so I suggest checking it out from the CP first. If you see some wind lines, then go up. ;) And then my choice for today is Hike and Fly on the Outenikwas. You can climb any of the big mountains and should be able to get off facing the north. The winds up t 4k will be NW between 5-8kts. It might even be possible to climb to the top of Cradock Peak today - it should work there to just over 5k. The easiest access is parking at the sputnik and climbing to the north. If you are keen let me know and I give you more details. ;) And that’s it for today. Oh, yes, some low clouds out to sea and if this comes close to shore than I think Gerrickes might not be so good. ;) Lekker! And don’t forget to take time out to get closer to God. ;) That's what life is really all about. :)) (John 3:16, Rom 12:9-21, Gal 5:13-26)

Beach Hotel Site Briefing link here: https://wild2fly.co.za/index.php/weather-wilderness/weather-wilderness-forecast 

Good hike and fly in the Outenikwas today... ;).

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Wind and isobars for midday. :)

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Sedge Spot at 12:00 :)

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Do you like reading flying related stuff? ;) Check out my old blog for some interesting fun and musings on life and flying around the tropical islands of Seychelles. http://wingsandwhalesharks.blogspot.com/

Wild2Fly weather report Acronym sheet


IOH – Indian Ocean High Pressure System
SAH – Southern Atlantic High Pressure system
LSH - Lesotho High Pressure System
B/S - Boyancy Shear ration
CB - Charlie Bravo, Aviation term for Thunderstorms
CT – Cape Town
CP – Cape Point
CF - Cold Front
CATS - Clear Air Turbulence
GR - Garden Route
EL - East London
GE - Great Escarpment
LR – Lapse Rate
LH – Lions Head
SH – Signal Hill
SLP – Sir Lowries Pass
FB – False Bay
FH - Franschoek
RB - Rondebossie
PV – Porterville
PB - Picketberg
SB - Swartberg Pass
CP – CarPark
BH – Beach Hotel
WC – Western Cape
PE – Port Elizabeth
PA – Port Alfred
WWB - Wrong Way Bob
W – West
OD - Over development
Q's - Cumulous clouds
SW – South West
WSW – West South West etc
MIT - Metrology
MET - Meteoroly

If I have missed anything let me know.

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