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The weather and safety outlook for Friday 27 May 2022 (Freedom day 23!)

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

Day 23 of freedom! (Zero SOD Cov rules in play!)

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Some coastal soaring along the GR yesterday for a lucky few - Jerry doing his 100th flight too! ;) Mainly the LH in dominance with some influence from the IOH. This means loads of N to NW winds with subsidence all over the WC. Stable conditions in most regions with light N to NW surface winds except the near coastal areas where in the south a shallow E flow on the cards. Blue skies except for the far eastern coastal areas. CT with a sweet wind-shadow today – light shallow S curling around with the NW up above. FH and DTK looking sweet today. PV also with W to NW winds climbs to just over mnt top height. Then the GR with light SE winds – Buffs should be really good I think and maybe some light soaring for Map later in the day. Sedgies too east I think but climbs to 1000ft if you can get off there. The northerly sites should be an option today for some hike and flying on the Outies. PE and EL with morning offshores and some E to NE winds in the afternoon. There is a Cold Front moving into CT tomorrow and some stable Prefrontal for the rest of us. Lol. Winds are NW until 8-9k then its West all the way to the Tropopause for 120kts finish up there. Freezing level around 12k. For Wilderness sunrise is at 7:23, setting at 17:30 – 10 hours and 7 min day light hours. Low tide at 7:59, High at 14:08. Wilderness expected max at 17 degrees C. Have a lekker day and don’t forget to get closer to God! :))

Hint today: The secret to a good big-ear launch is a good wall! ;)

 

SA isobars at mid day

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Rain out look

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WC surface winds 13:00

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Cloud base heights 13:00

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The climb rates tell the story! ;)

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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
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

If I have missed anything let me know.

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