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Last few days reports

(16 January 2022) Day 662 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. The interior trough and Cold Front along the western parts affecting the WC weather today. Not as hot as yesterday but still some spots in the mid thirties in the little Karoo. Lots of clouds around still with base low along the coats – including some fog patches in the southern and western parts. Base rises further inland with 12k along the GE. CB’s active around here in the ate afternoon but frequent in the east. It is not as wide spread as yesterday. The wind is all SW along the southern parts except for the far east where the NE is still in play. The west coast is all W winds with a more southerly in the southern interior and then west in the far north. Winds go Nw from around 6/7k then west from 15k and then a more WSW at the Tropopause for a 40-50kts finish up there. Freezing level around 17 in the western parts today!

CT – A typical Cold Front cloudy day start but it does look like there will be partial lifting and clearing during the day with the promise then of good flying. The winds are all NW around 15kts. The main ranges with a cloudy start too and NW to W during the day. Maybe a bit breezy… See Spot.

RB – A WWB is out day.

PV – A sweet day form the looks  of it with 5knt W winds for most of the day. Climbs to 4/5k mostly but the convergence setting up north of Dassies with Bumpy and into the valley around 15:00 climbs to 7k possible. Follow the clouds! ;) See spot!

Wilderness – A light SW form the forecasts with light soaring on the coasts maybe but Serps and Sedge the better spots to be. Perhaps up to 1500ft climbs around – the SW winds trending S in the afternoon. But it should be flyable for most of the day fro m the looks of things. ;) See Spot

Plett – a superb day for Keurbooms according to the apps with the mid day period the best. Uppies showing promise too.

PE and PA – Fresh SW winds here moderating at times so ML a good option. PA going NE in the late afternoon.

EL – Strong NE all day!

Inland – Southerly winds in the south that goes more W further north. Base rosing to around 12k over the GE with some CB’s around in the late afternoon. The CB’s start early in the east. A good day for flying in the west. (see rain/cloud map).

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:35 and setting at 19:43 – day length 14:08. Low at 8:51, high tide at 14:58. A light SW all day. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :),







(15 January 2022) 
Day 661 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. Mainly the interior trough dominating our weather with some coastal influence form the IOH in the east and then a CF on the horizon in the west with some tightening of those pressure gradients on that side. Super high temps inland so loads of CB activity inland so not the best day to be out there however some sheltered spots near the coasts that might offer something to ply in – but not many from the looks of things. Winds fairly light in the interior with a W to NW flow and the SE in the southern parts while the west is dominated by the westerly influence form that approaching front. There is a huge sea breeze convergence front setting up along the west coast today running way up north into Nam – a super fast glider could do 1000ks there today! Lol. Winds are N from 6k upwards then NW going WNW at the Tropopause at 60-70kts. Freezing level still 14-15k.

CT – Some low cloud and chance of coastal fog with a NW wind at 15kts. Might get a tad strong in the afternoon. The main ranges at NW and perhaps a tad strong at the Mnt tops… See Spot.

RB – A WWB is out day.

PV – Another day with that convergence line setting up infront of Dassie and out into the valley. Its west in general with climbs to 4/5k but in the convergence region  sweet day with climbs to the 6k in the convergence areas. It should be great with some OD stuff to the east out over the Cederbergs. See spot!

Wilderness – A tricky day with those coastal low clouds starting to get less – seems like those sea temps dropped and the models where slow to pick up on them. But light southerly winds on the cards today with pretty inverted conditions for Serps and sedge. Though some apps showing enough wind at Sedge to make it soarable… Hhhmm… the best spot to try I think. ;) See Spot

Plett – Also the light S flow here for the day.

PE and PA – A pumping E to NE wind day.

EL – As above!

Inland – The SE winds in the southern regions will spread to the north past the GE areas. The moist influx will help those CB activity along nicely. Lol. (see rain/cloud map).

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:34 and setting at 19:44 – day length 14:10. Low at 8:14, high tide at 14:23. A light southerly day. Perfect for flying, lying on the beach, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 24 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(14 January 2022) 
Day 660 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people. The IOH combining with the interior trough dominating our WC weather today. Once again strong East winds along the southern parts but W to NW along the west coast, working nicely alongside that interior trough for soe strong and wide spread CB in the interior for the afternoon. But not before there is some fantastic flying to be had. (don’t get sucked up into those clouds though!) ;) Lots of clouds around with low base in the east and along the coast, but rising to the west. It is very good in the west and if you can find that line clear of CB’s you are styling! Winds all go NW form 6k upwards and remain NW to the Tropopause for 80kts finish up there. Freezing level still 14-15k.

CT – A sweet morning with great stuff on the cards to fly the 12 Apostles form the looks of things but the afternoon going more SW. The main ranges also excellent with WN start and trending SW later. See Spot.

RB – A WWB is out day.

PV – A sweet day with climbs to the 5k level but mid afternoon a classic convergence setting up around bumpy peak out into the centre of the valley with climbs to 7k here doable. The Cederbergs and more east it is super high bases and OD with CB’s later on. See spot!

Wilderness – A misty start but it does look like we will get a window fo soaring early morning before the wind gets too strong. Sedge too east today. If the mist plays along ;) ;) See Spot

Plett – Also the SE flow here for the day. See spot

PE and PA – A pumping E to NE wind day.

EL – As above!

Inland – The SE winds in the southern regions will spread to the north past the GE areas. The moist influx will help those CB activity along nicely. Lol. (see rain/cloud map).

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:33 and setting at 19:44 – day length 14:11. Low at 7:33, high tide at 13:44. Another foggy morning with fresh to strong SE wind later on. Perfect for flying, kiting, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 23 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(13 January 2022) 
Day 659 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. The SAH still with that ridge along the southern parts while the interior trough shapes up with some CB activity in the eastern interior. Strong easterly winds in the southern parts again but slightly less to the east. The west with a more SW flow and then the interior with that W to NW flow except in the south where the SE dominates. Some CB activity over some of the larger mountains but also in the SE coastal regions. Otherwise some amazing clouds in the north and west with sweet flying conditions. Base up to 15k in the NW and 10k over the southern ranges like SB and the Cederbergs. Winds trend N to NW with height and finishes W at 75kn. Freezing level around 14-15k.

CT – Another good Wind-shadow day but looks like it is more confined and specific to the SH and LH region. The main ranges too much of the SE influence today. See Spot.

RB – Another good day early and in the late afternoon as the southerly comes through.

PV – Again a SW flow but it trend S later in the afternoon. But climbs to 7k and once again if you can get to the Cederbergs where the clouds are… ;) See spot!

Wilderness – A light S start to the day with some fog patches around. Later the SE will pick up and dominate and it will be blown out later on. But the gradient bubble could stick around at Map for some time. Sedge could be sweet early morning but the East will make it unpleasant from late morning onwards. ;) See Spot

Plett – Also the SE flow here for the day. See spot

PE and PA – A lighter East flow here with rain in the morning.

EL – As above but the east wind gets lighter further east.

Inland – SE winds in the southern regions but W to NW in the far north. Lots of sweet looking Q’s around and chance of CB’s to the east of the trough. (see rain/cloud map).

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:32 and setting at 19:44 – day length 14:12. Low at 6:41, high tide at 12:59, low at 19:24. A foggy morning with moderate SE wind but very strong in the afternoon. Perfect for flying, kiting, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(12 January 2022) 
Day 658 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people. A beautiful day from the looks of it as the SAH ridges along the southern parts of the country – fresh easterly flows on the south that curls around CP for some SW flows on the west coast and the interior with the usual NW winds except for the southern parts where the SE winds will dominate. Lots of clouds around still with high bases in the interior up to 15k, 12k over the SB and 11k or so over the Cederbergs. Expecting high climbs in most places except for the coastal sites. Winds go N to Nw from 5k upwards for a W finish at the Tropopause at 65-90kts. Freezing level still 13-14k.

CT – A sweet wind-shadow day all day long. The main ranges with super high climbs (Oops, airspace Ai!) ;) See Spot.

RB – Could be good in the late afternoon as the southerly comes through.

PV – A SW flow with over 7k climbs in the mid afternoon. If you can pop over to the Cederbergs where the clouds are… Sweet! See spot!

Wilderness – A light SE start freshening during the day. It looks like it might last till lunchtime before getting blown out… lol. It is stronger to the east of us. ;) See Spot

Plett – Also the SE flow here for the day. See spot

PE and PA – A light wind start with a trend from the SE. The onshore flow will slowly increase and back to the E. A nice day.

EL – As above.

Inland – SE winds in the southern regions but NW in the far north. Lots of sweet looking Q’s around and chance of CB’s to the east of the trough. (see rain/cloud map).

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:31 and setting at 19:44 – day length 14:13. Low at 5:38, high tide at 12:02, low at 18:37. A moderate SE wind but very strong in the afternoon. Perfect for flying, kiting, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(11 January 2022) 
Day 657 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. The SAH dominating as it helps to push in the Cold Front air into the WC. Lots of clouds around with SW winds in the south, southerlies in the interior up to just beyond the GE. Some rain along the southern ranges in the SW corner and a few CB’s in the interior around the Graafies area. Base again around 12k in the interior but lower along the southern ranges at 4/5k. Winds go W from around 5k then NW at 10k with a 60-90kts finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 14/15k.

CT – A cloudy with light rain start to the day W winds backing to the SW and then S with strong winds along the shoreline. Its not the best direction for a wind-shadow so a maybe… The main ranges with a W to SW component and rising base for a good afternoon it seems. See Spot.

RB – WWB is out today…

PV – A SW day with base rising to 4/5k later. More southerly winds later in the day. See spot!

Wilderness – A light southerly wind with the coast soarable on occasion but a midday lunchtime light wind period. Sedge looking great and so too Serps but for a strong lunchtime period with some stronger upper flows that could be a bit bumpy. ;) See Spot

Plett – Uppies again looking good with 4k climbs early on. Keurbooms looking good for the late morning. See spot

PE and PA – WNW start here then trending to the SW with a chance of ML having something around mid day. But a strong gradient around. SW up the coast too.

EL – SW winds here… Breezy but moderating later on.

Inland – Southerly winds from the southern ranges all the way up past the GE. It is a tad more SW in the west. Some rain on the southern ranges with CB’s in the far east. (see rain/cloud map).

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:30 and setting at 19:44 – day length 14:14. High tide at 10:55, low at 17:37. A light S to SW. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(10 January 2022) 
Day 656 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people. Today a big change as a Cold Front approaches CT with those tightening isobars and increasing winds. A coastal low already moving up the southern parts with the SW winds. Mostly westerlies except for the far eastern coastal regions where the IOH still holds ground. Lots of clouds around with base from 300ft over parts of the ocean and rising with 3/4k along the first mountain ranges and progressively higher further inland. Also lots of rain around especially over the higher grounds with cloud tops around 14k near the coast. The CB’s further inland much higher. SW winds along the southern coasts. From 6k upwards its all NW winds to near the Tropopause where it backs to the WSW around 50-60kts. Freezing level around 14-15k.

CT – A fresh NW here with rain early on. Around 20kts probably too strong to fly I think and with the low clouds around perhaps not even good for the hangies. The afternoon does look better though with rising base and slightly moderating winds… The main ranges lots of OD stuff and strong winds. See Spot.

RB – WWB is out today…

PV – A strong NW wind day but the base does rise and the afternoon looks promising! See spot!

Wilderness – A strong SW pulse this morning but dropping off before mid day. Get your coastal soaring in early. IT does look more like a Sedge afternoon though the winds are more WSW there… Clouds moving in around 15:00 here… See Spot

Plett – Uppies looking surprisingly good! Big gains here today with base near 4k. Een Keurbooms looking good at lunchtime. See spot

PE and PA – Offshore during the morning but going S to SW into the afternoon at PE but just to the NE PA with those NE winds.

EL – NE winds here…

Inland – Westerlies and strong in the west with CB’s widely spread. Lots of strong gust fronts expected. Base at 11/12k around the GE so not the best day for flying. (see rain map). See the wind charts. High bases still around up to 15k!

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:29 and setting at 19:45 – day length 14:15. High tide at 9:44, low at 16:46. A moderate SW during the morning with rain lunchtime. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 23 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(9 January 2022) 
Day 655 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. Berndt did an amazing 163km triangle yesterday – this is his flight link https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights/detail:berndhohlmeier/8.01.2022/08:26

He did not get as high as was predicted but he braved those 40Celcius to get the flight launching from PB while others foefied at PV. Lol. Today the IOH and interior trough dominating our weather with strong NE winds along the eastern parts while the trough dominance is all over the western parts of the WC. Lots of CB activity for the late afternoon (see rain map) with North to westerly winds in the interior and west. There is also a lot of coastal fog on the west coast that will influence the Peninsula flying. Not the best day for flying in most places today… lol Winds are northerly from around 3k upwards all the way to the just shy of the Tropopause where it backs to the NW for a 90kts finish. Freezing level around 14-15k.

CT – A sweet day if the low cloud stays away with a nice NW wind for the morning but it does freshen up in the afternoon so just be wary of that. The main ranges also with the NW to W winds – looking okish but watch those CB’s in the late afternoon. See Spot.

RB – WWB is out today…

PV – A dampener day with possibly 5k climbs on the cards with fresh W winds. Also CB’s on the bigger ranges so be careful.  See spot!

Wilderness – A frustrating day ahead of us with Map foefies and sedge very side on and inverted. Climbs later up to 1000ft doable but probably tough going with the side on conditions. Gerrickes and Buffs are options with Buffs likely to hold all day.

Plett – A big windshadow in the bay similar to Wilderness… lol.

PE and PA – Very strong E to NE winds all day.

EL – As above.

Inland – West to Northerly winds with lots of CB’s in the afternoon. (see map). See the wind charts. High bases still around up to 15k!

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:29 and setting at 19:45 – day length 14:16. High tide at 8:41, low at 15:14. A light SE all day but fresh to the east. Perfect for flying, kiting, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 26 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(8 January 2022) 
Day 654 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people. The IOH ridged along the southern parts but having shifted more eastwards the Peninsula is spared those strong east winds as they blow right by – a great eddy shaping a SW to NW flow around LH and SH – sweet day here. The west coast with some coastal fog in parts and westerly winds but high temps and the interior trough far enough to the west and south to bring some super high clouds and climbs to the area – 12k or more possible at PV today. Lots of clouds in the interior with base at 15k plus and the occasional CB’s, increasing to the east. Winds here are all NW. (A super run from Nam down to the Cape possible today!) drool. The southern parts under the IOH influence with low clouds in the east and rain and strong east winds. The winds go NW from around 8k and finishes at 40-50kts at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 13-15k.

CT – A sweet day of wind-shadow and SW to NW winds here. The main ranges good early on but mid to late afternoon having that strong east influence. See Spot.

RB – Maybe later in the afternoon?

PV – A record height gain day with climbs to 12k plus possible mid afternoon. Super high temps with 40 degrees C or more around. Lol. But those climbs making it worth a try! Follow those whispy Q’s! ;)  See spot!

Wilderness – A sweet start with light east winds but it blows out early. There is again a strong gradient (low level jet) pattern setting up making for bumpy air as the strong bits mixes with the lighter bits. Lol. (See the low level jet TH graph to illustrate this phenomena) The rest is all to strong to fly but the morning is a maybe..

Plett – As above.

PE and PA – Strong E to NE winds all day with low cloud and possible rain.

EL – As above.

Inland – East winds in the southern parts but NW in the norther interior. Super high bases but lots of CB’s especially in the east. For a while in the right spot in the west it could be very very good for some distance flying. (see map). See the wind charts. High bases again around 15k!

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:28 and setting at 19:45 – day length 14:17. High tide at 7:46, low at 14:10, high 20:08. A moderate SE start but very strong in afternoon. Perfect for flying, kiting, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 24 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(7 January 2022) 
Day 653 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. A sweet Map morning with 6 hangies sharing the skies – an unusual site lately. Today the IOH dominating along with the inland trough - lots of clouds around with high bases in the interior 15k I see and just 100dt along the southern and eastern coasts, rising more on the west coast and adjacent interior. Some amazing flying on the cards for PV it seems today… The rest it is so so. Lol. Winds very strong along the southern parts – that east blowing up a storm. And lots of CB activity in the interior and especially to the east. Winds go NW around 8k then backs gently to the WSW at the Tropopause for a 40-50kts finish up there. Freezing level between 13k in the east and 15k in the west.

CT – A strong ESE wind around today but with some shadowed regions. Looks like a good wind-shadow in the morning but eroding in the afternoon. The amin ranges with too much east in it. See Spot.

RB – The winds also too east. So maybe..!

PV – A very good day if some forecasts are to be believed. Up to 9k climbs in the mid afternoon to be had! Follow those whispy Q’s! ;)  See spot!

Wilderness – A low cloud drizzly morning. Mod East winds but building quickly with it being blown out by 10 (or earlier). Map is a slight maybe early on if you are willing to wet your glider and gamble a east component. ;) Strong everywhere soon… See Sedge Spot.

Plett – As above.

PE and PA – Strong E to NE winds all day.

EL – As above.

Inland – Again lots of CB activity in the afternoon around the central and eastern parts of the interior. Some sweet air to the west of the activity though (see map). See the wind charts. High bases again around 15k!

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:27 and setting at 19:45 – day length 14:18. High tide at 6:57, low at 13:14, high 19:15. A moderate SE start but very strong in afternoon. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(6 January 2021) 
Day 652 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people. Some sweet XC flying along the GR yesterday… Today the IOH dominating with a ridge along the southern parts while the interior trough is strong and active with big skies and lots of CB’s too. Winds Easterly along he southern parts, SW to W on the west and then W to NW in the interior. Strong sea breeze effects in the late afternoon on both the west and southern regions. Lots of clouds around in the east, southern parts and the interior but except for the west. Winds go W to NW from 5k upwards an finishes at 55 to 75kts at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 13k.

CT – A sweet start with a beautiful wind-shadow but the afternoon getting over 30kts in paces with some eroding of the shadow. The main ranges with an early good spell but maybe some SE influence later on. See Spot.

RB – A good maybe later in the day!

PV – Another typical PV day with SW winds and climbs to 5k. Sea breeze from around from 16/17:00 onwards pretty strong…  See spot!

Wilderness – A sweet light SE start with the Map being the place to be. It will pick up and probably get blown out between 12 and 13:00 according to the forecasts. Sedge could be on for part of the morning with a high climb spot late morning. But strong stuff in the afternoon everywhere… See Sedge Spot.

Plett – Also the SE winds and breezy.

PE and PA – Strong E to NE winds all day.

EL – As above.

Inland – Lots of CB activity in the afternoon around the central and eastern parts of the trough. Strong gust front from the looks of things. See the wind charts. High bases at BW around 18k!

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:26 and setting at 19:45 – day length 14:19. High tide at 7:10, low at 12:23, high 18:27. A light SE start but very strong in afternoon. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(5 January 2021) 
Day 651 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. Today a Cold Front being pushed up onto the WC by the SAH. Not much in terms of rain but for a more SW to southerly push in winds, increasing in strength during the day. Lots of clouds in the southern parts rising steadily as we move inland. The east still more under the IOH influence with much lower clouds and not so good flying – a chance of rain that side. The west with initial W winds trending SW to S later in the day. Some strong sea breezes around again today in the afternoon with many spots over 20kts. Winds are all NW from 7/8k upwards with a 60kts in the west and 100kt in the east finish. Freezing level around 13k.

CT – A SW start but from mid day the winds go marked southerly as the CF pushes in. Good flying until just before the front moves in. The main ranges looking superb with Q’s and chances of good flight to the north. See Spot.

RB – Maybe later in the day!

PV – A typical PV day with SW winds and climbs to 5k. Sea breeze from around from 16/17:00 onwards…  See spot!

Wilderness – A sweet SW morning with great coastal soaring but then dropping off in the late morning. Sedge also looking amazing today with climbs to 2k. The back flats showing some good flying too with some clouds around and climbs up to 3500ft. See Sedge Spot.

Plett – Uppies with climbs to 4k and Keurbooms looking great for the afternoon.

PE and PA – Strong SW winds here as the CF pushes up this way..

EL – As above.

Inland – Again those strong sea breezes expected - the west coast areas over 20kts and so too into the little Karoo. Lots of clouds in the southern parts rising to the north. Far inland it is 13/4k bases. A big step up from Graafies to Middelburg just to the north. lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:25 and setting at 19:45 – day length 14:20. Low at 11:34, high 17:40. A mod SW start trending to the S later on. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(4 January 2021) 
Day 650 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH in the west and IOH in the east dominance respectively with lots more moisture in the east than the dry air in the west. The west much better though with sweet climbs to 6k later in the day and a W to SW flow – the east with a more SE trend. Base rising to the north with 7-8k over the SB ranges and the at the GE the convergence line jumping from 8k to 15k to the north! Winds out here are W to NW. Lots of CB activity to the east fo the trough line today (see rain map). The winds are NW form 6k upwards then more WSW from 20k to the Tropopause for a 50kt finish up there. Freezing level around 13k.

CT – A SW wind expected with some good flying on the cards all day. The main ranges also looking sweet with later climbs to 6k. Probably a good day to fly north. Watch the strong sea breeze winds expected from mid to late afternoon on the west today. See Spot.

RB – Hhhmmm… Maybe day!

PV – A good day with climbs to 6k later but watch the strong SW sea breeze later on. 15kts plus from 16/17:00 onwards…  See spot!

Wilderness – A light SW start then trending to the SSE. The coastal cliffs could produce some soaring and so too Sedge and Serps. It is very cloudy so weak smooth lift on the cards with base perhaps as high as 2k.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – Lots of coastal fog around from the looks of it with SE to E winds. Fresh later on. Eve some rain on the cards.

EL – As above but stronger SE winds trending more E later on.

Inland – Strong sea breezes expected once again with the west coast areas over 20kts and so too into the little Karoo. Lots of clouds in the southern parts rising to the north. Far inland it is 15k bases and lots of CB activity in the east. An interesting day to fly! lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:24 and setting at 19:45 – day length 14:20. Low at 10:46, high 16:55. A light SW start trending SSE. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(3 January 2022) 
Day 649 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The SAH dominating in the west and the IOH in the east. Slightly more windy than yesterday with less Q’s. Notably we have some very strong see breezes in the afternoon with 40kts in the little Karoo as the southerlies fly over those first mountain ranges towards the interior. Similar stuff on the west with PV going 20kts or more from 16:00 onwards and so to further north. CT with a medium day and small wind-shadow – over 20kts on the outside, the main ranges a tad more SW initially. RB looks good, Wilderness also looking good along the coast during the morning with Sedge and Serps working but the Map is more favourable in the late afternoon. Uppies also looking good for a flight to the west. PE a light start going SE then E to NE with EL NE all day. Enjoy! ;)





(2 January 2022) 
Day 648 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH dominating with a slight ridge along the southern parts. Sweet post frontal stuff in most areas so we are in for some great flying it seems. The winds are all southerlies with some SW and SW in a few spots. Nothing strong except for the upper west coast where it reaches over 20kts. However the sea breezes very active today with 20-30kts in the late afternoon in the south and western regions so beware. Lots of Q’s around the southern parts and also on the higher grounds in the interior with base at 12k along the GE then dropping towards the south. It is around 4-5k along the southern ranges. Winds are west from 7/8k upwards remaining west generally all the way to the Tropopause for a 60kts finish up there. Freezing level around 13k.

CT – A southerly day so not enough east in it to create that wind-shadow. Breezy along the shoreline with 15-20kts later. Looks tough. The main range looking better with a lower SW and climbs to 4/5k. Perhaps a flight to the north today on the cards. See DRK Spot.

RB – It looks one for the afternoon!

PV – An ok day with a SW start and trending more southerly later on. Climbs to 5k later in the day. See spot!

Wilderness – A sweet SW start trending SSE later on. Some light soaring on the coats possible but the action all on the inland sites with Sedge and Serps looking really good. Perhaps even some XC flights doable today. – once on the back regions it is very good.

Plett – Looking like an amazing day at Uppies. 4k plus base makes you want to go places. :) Keurnooms also looking promising. See Spot

PE and PA – A fresh SW start but backing to the SE during the day. Awesome flying in all the good inland spots and some of those onshore places firing too.

EL – As above.

Inland – Light SW in the south but west in the deeper interior. The sea breezes will move in strongly in the afternoon with 30kts in some spots. A good looking sky all over.  

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:23 and setting at 19:44 – day length 14:22. Low at 9:08, high 15:22. A light SW going SSE. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(1 January 2022) 
Day 647 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! And may you all have an amazing 2022! The Cold Front moving into CT this morning and wrapping up the southern coast during the day. SW winds along the south with the buster reaching EL by mid day already. Lots of cloud around as it moves through – rain confined to the western parts though. Clouds confined to the west coast and WC parts mainly with nothing north of the GE. Winds remain W to SW all the way up to 14k where it veers slightly to a WNW for a 60-90kts finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 12k.

CT – Low cloud and rain this morning but clearing for a sweet W to SW wind. Looks like a great finish to the day. The main ranges clagged in and rain for most of the day.

RB – WWB is out and about!

PV – Clagged in morning but it does look like a sweet spot of flying later in the afternoon. See spot!

Wilderness – A SW day with the CF moving in with a strong pulse around lunchtime/15:00. At this stage it does not look much stronger than 20kts but do keep a good look out. Sedge could work this morning but watch for that pulse that will see clouds moving in and a marked strengthening of the wind at TOL. Lots of bumps! Lol.

Plett – Also fresh SW with Uppies early on showing climbs to 5k and Keurbooms pulsing straight enough at times for some flying to be had there today. See Spot

PE and PA – Strong SW winds all day…

EL – From mid day onwards as above.

Inland – West to SW winds all day. Q’s in the southern parts.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:22 and setting at 19:44 – day length 14:22 –the days are getting shorter now! Low at 8:17, high 14:31. A light then moderate SW. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(31 December 2021) 
Day 646 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A big SAH driving up a fresh Cold Front form the SW today while the IOH is still holding strong in the eastern parts. Lots of change taking place today with the NW to W winds in the west while the fresh SE winds are dominant in the east and south with the dividing lie around Cape Agulhas. The SW winds slowly taking over form the SE but the main thing is that this CF is inducing an upper offshore flow with the associated wind-shadow bubbles and shear in the effected SE bays along the south coast regions. The west with some low clouds and mostly NW to W winds – pretty breezy with the tightening of those isobars. Base is pretty high with a few Q’s around 8k or so. It is sparsely around the interior with 13k at the GE and slightly lower to the south until the coastal SE air takes over. The wind here goes from SE to east then backing all the way around to the W at 18k where it goes to SW for a SW finish 50kts. Freezing level around 12/13k.

CT – A fresh NW to W wind day – upper teens in knots so be careful of those venturi spots! ;) The main ranges also breezy. See DTK Spot

RB – WWB is out and about!

PV – NW wind with initial climbs to 8k possible but a bit breezy up there with upper teens in knots. More W later on and climbs lower to 5k. See spot!

Wilderness – A sweet Map day for the morning but this probably spoiling around mid day pending on the wind strength and low level jet strength. It looks like another compression bubble shaping up after mid day with strong stuff going over head and the associated windshear between the boundary layers again. So caution when this starts… See the TH graph for Map. Very east at Serps and Sedge. But you can try Gerrickes or Buffs early before it gets too strong.

Plett – Strong SE but also a big compression bubble in the bay. Hhhmmm… Not the best stuff around here… See Spot

PE and PA – Strong E to NE winds all day…

EL – As above.

Inland – West winds in the far interior but SE to NE in the south and east. Strong climbs with high clouds around. Change is happening so watch those boundary areas especially in the west as that west wind increases in strenth.  

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:21 and setting at 19:44 – day length 14:23 –the days are getting shorter now! Low at 7:23, high 13:40. A moderate SE start but becoming strong in the afternoon. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 120degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(30 December 2021) 
Day 645 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The SAH weakly ridging in behind the CF that has moved past the WC today. Similar to yesterdays conditions with the winds perhaps a tad more Southerly in the SW areas but still SW in the east. The interior with lighter winds and deeper southerly in the south but still that westerlies in the far or deep interior. Lots of clouds around in the south but form the GE it is sparce except for the eastern regions where the trough is very active. Winds go west to NW from around 6k up with a 60kts finish in the west but 100kts in the east. Freezing level around 12k.

CT – Looking a bit more SE with a small wind-shadow around that erodes more in the afternoon. Lets hope its this is not the case. Lol. The main ranges with a sweet SW lower down during the morning till mid day but the SE pushing in strong from lunchtime mid afternoon onwards. See DTK Spot

RB – IT could be a good day here but probably blown out later.

PV – A more southerly day with fresh winds in the afternoon. Not as good as yesterday. See spot!

Wilderness – Another sweet day on the cards. Looks like some soaring on the coast for the morning but then the afternoon are all for the inland sites. Sedge and Serps both looking superb. Sweet clouds from mid day onwards. See Spot.

Plett – Uppies fresh west in the morning but it does back to the SW later on. Base up at 4k! Keurbooms again showing promise for the late afternoon. See Spot

PE and PA – Strong SW winds moderating in the afternoon. ML looking good.

EL – As above.

Inland – Southerly winds all the way to the GE where it is W. Beautiful Q’s everywhere with base at 8-9k around the SB regions. A good day for flying.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:20 and setting at 19:44 – day length 14:23 –the days are getting shorter now! Low at 6:23, high 12:44, low at 18:14. Light to moderate SW to south winds. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)




(29 Decembeer 2021) 
Day 644 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH and Cold Front dominating our WC weather today. We still have those westerly moving air with lots of clouds around but less rain on the cards and the winds have moderated quite a bit. All in all it does look like a sweet day of flying on the cards almost everywhere in the entire WC. Base up at 8k in the north around the SB ranges and 7-8k over the Cederbergs. It is a tad more blue north of the GE with the developments more eastwards towards a weak trough. A SW trend along the southern coastal regions but west on the west coast and interior. The winds go west everywhere from 6k upwards with a 60kts finish at the Tropopause but 100kts in the east. Freezing level around 11k.

CT – A sweet westerly wind around 5-10kts. Instability to 4k – it looks like an amazing day here today... The main ranges also with the west but a tad more cloud around. You could head north for the afternoon… See DTK Spot

RB – WWB is out today…

PV – Also a vert amazing day here today with base up at 6k and westerly winds trending more SW later in the day. See spot!

Wilderness – Also a good day on the cards today with the coast offering some sweet soaring but also Sedge and Serps on fire all day long. Mid day might see Sedge a tad on the strong side but very doable. Base over 2k at Sedge. A slight chance of some rain during the moring but clearing into the afternoon. See Spot.

Plett – Uppies a tad strong but looking good. Keurbooms showing promise for the late afternoon. Also a chance of rain in the morning. lol

PE and PA – Strong SW winds all day here… Maybe ML for the hangies.

EL – As above.

Inland – Rain expected mainly on the southern ranges but the GE also showing some CB signs. Winds W to NW in the far interior and SW in the southern arts. Hhhmm.  

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:20 and setting at 19:44 – day length 14:24 –the days are getting shorter now! Low at 5:16, high 11:41, low at 18:14. Light to moderate SW winds. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(28 December 2021) 
Day 643 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The Cold Front effecting the whole WC weather as the SAH pushes in those westerlies – more SW along the southern parts but W to WNW in the far interior. Lots of clouds around with base around 3k in the coastal areas, rising beyond the first rages to 5-8k and then up to 12k north of the GE. Still a chance of rain and a few CB’ around in a wide region from west to east but slightly less compared to yesterday (See rain map). The winds all go westerly from around 5k upwards and backs to the WSW at the Tropopause for a 60-90kts finish up there. Freezing level around 10-11k.

CT – Lots of low clouds around with a chance of rain along the main mountains. The Peninsula with a W to SW flow pattern. It is looking like a good flying day here… See DTK Spot

RB – WWB is out today…

PV – Some rain and base rising during the day. A NW start but going more west later on. There should be sweet late afternoon flying I think… See spot!

Wilderness – A tricky day with the in-between Cold Front stages making things tough to predict. Changin winds from the west to south and a bit of a pulse at lunchtime form the ocean that could see as much as 20kts. And then even a chance of some CB around mid day. Hhmm. The coast is very light initially making Sedge attractive. Just watch the upper winds that are fresh and that possible stronger pulse at lunchtime. The afternoon is actually looking promising at Sedge… See Spot.

Plett – Uppies again with too much west in the winds and very strong near base. Keurbooms also looking a tad west. lol

PE and PA – Strong SW winds all day here… Maybe ML for the hangies.

EL – As above.

Inland – Rain expected mainly on the southern ranges but the GE also showing some CB signs. Winds W to NW in the far interior and SW in the southern arts. Hhhmm.  

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:19 and setting at 19:43 – day length 14:24 –the days are getting shorter now! High 10:31, low at 17:09. Light to moderate SW winds. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(27 December 2021) 
Day 642 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Just a caution for pilots not be tempted to fly in the mist pestering the coastal flying sites lately. The risks are not worth it guys. Hhhmmm. Today the SAH nudging in on the west helping the approaching CF towards the Cape while the interior trough has widened and moved southwards and the IOH still nudging in an effect in the far eastern coastal parts. Lots of moisture still around with plenty CB activity on the cards and wide spread rain at midday onwards. Coastal fog patches wide spread on both west and southern areas. Cloud base once again rising from zero at the coast to 2-3k on the first ranges to 8k north of the SB an then12k north of the GE. Winds W in the west, SW along the southern parts, NE in the far east and NW in the far interior. From 6k upwards it is all W winds veering to the NW for a varied strength finish at the Tropopause – 40kts over the west, 20kts over GR and 100kts in the east. Freezing level around 11-12k.

CT – Again the fog a problem but it does look like a few moments of partial clearing taking place, especially in the late afternoon. The main ranges also with lower clouds and some rain even but there does look to be some gaps for flying. See DTK Spot

RB – WWB is out today…

PV – The low clouds and rain even moving in here today. Low clouds with a westerly flow – you could get some flying in at the right moments. Be careful of those CB’s… See spot!

Wilderness – Another foggy day with some partial clearing happening on occasion. Winds are light to mod SW for the morning but then it is more west for the afternoon. Sedge a short window perhaps during the morning and some moments in the afternoon if it doesnt rain. See Spot.

Plett – Uppies with too much west in the winds and very strong near base. Keurbooms also looking a tad west and momentarily foggy… lol

PE and PA – Looks like a SW pulse moving up your way reaching PE around 11ish. Then some CB influence from mid day onwards towards PA…

EL – NE winds initially but then the CB’s with offshore winds and perhaps some SW influence moving in the afternoon.

Inland – Again loads of CB activity with base up to 12k in the far north but dropping to the south. Winds NW in the interior with over 20kts in the gust fronts areas. Not a day for flying…  

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:18 and setting at 19:43 – day length 14:24 –the days are getting shorter now! High 9:18, low at 15:55. Light moderate SW winds. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(26 December 2021) 
Day 641 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. The IOH fading to the east while the interior trough deepens and moves southwards. Lots of CB activity around the interior in a very wide region from east to west. Winds are NW in the northern interior but more S to SE in the southern parts. A NE in the eastern coastal regions with low clouds, more southerly in the southern parts and SE in the west but W on the west coast. There are a lot of fog and low clouds around here too that will complicate the flying. (Throwing a spanner in the works!) lol. The winds are all NW from around 7k upwards all the way tot eh Tropopause for a 120kts in the east and just 5kts in the west finish. (See the Tropopause map!) ;) Freezing level around 13k.

CT – A bit of a foggy day here but perhaps it will clear later on around the Peninsula. Wids are generall SW on the northern parts but SE in the S. The main ranges looking much better with the westerly winds and base rising to 6k. Perhaps a flight to the north towards PV could be on the cards. :) See DTK Spot

RB – WWB is out today…

PV – Another sweet looking day. Not as good as yesterday but climbs to 5k doable. If you can get to the Cederburg then you are looking at base around 7/8k! Oh yes, those blasted CB activity might just stop play here. ;) See spot!

Wilderness – A light southerly wind on the cards. Fog patches along the coats bur rising base in the interior. Sedge and Serps the better spots. Hhhmmm the forecast not as good as last night it seems with a more S component and less SW. Lol See Spot.

Plett – Uppies showing promise with base up at 3k and S winds. Even Keurbooms… No, Keurbooms with fog! lol

PE and PA – The strong NE winds just to the north with an initial SW at PE but this changes later as the NE creeps into the bay… Lots of low cloud around

EL – It is strong NE winds here all day!

Inland – Loads of CB activity with base up to 15k in the far north but dropping to the south. Winds NW in the interior with over 20kts in the central parts of the trough. (See the rain and wind map)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:18 and setting at 19:43 – day length 14:25 – High 8:12, low at 14:39. Light S winds. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(25 December 2021) 
Day 640 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people. A blessed Christmas to you all. So yesterday was the roughest day I have ever experienced at Map. Lol. Today the IOH still dominating along with the inland trough – fresh coastal winds expected once again as the air circulates around the southern parts of the continent. Very high bases in the interior north of the GE – up to 16k but also high probability of some CB activity out there today (see rain map). Winds in the interior N to the north of the GE and more S to the south of that. The west coast a more SW flow pattern. There are some fog patches and low clouds around the west and southern coastal areas (again!) and these will effect flying in those regions. The winds all go north from around 6/7k with a WNW finish up at the Tropopause for a 60kt finish in the west and 90kts in the east. Freezing level around 12k.

CT – A sweet morning with a light SW flow at SH and LH. The SE coming through after lunchtime. The wind shadow eroding somewhat… The main ranges with a tad more of the SE influence so perhaps not the best there but once again some super good looking Q’s at lunch time.

RB – Another maybe day in the morning or late afternoon – pending the SSE penetration to there.

PV – Looking amazing once again today with light to mod W to SW winds. High climbs to around 6/6500ft. It is looking lighter compared to yesterday. See spot!

Wilderness – A strong SE day on the cards with a slight chance of an early morning spot to fly in. Some low clouds around that could impact things. Lol Sedge too east.

Plett – Fresh SE winds here too…

PE and PA – The East to NE winds around here today with lots of low clouds.

EL – As above….

Inland – Some CB activity from late morning onwards. But light winds and a pleasant morning for flying propellor thingies. (See the rain and wind map)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:17 and setting at 19:42 – day length 14:25 – High 7:17, low at 13:31, high 19:35. Light SE winds but fresh in the late morning. Perfect for early flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(24 December 2021) 
Day 638 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. A large IOH dominating with fresh SE winds along the southern parts, SW to W along the west coast and W to NW in the northern interior. Only the coastal winds are fresh to strong in places. Still some lingering fog patches (frustrating!) with chances of rain but much less compared to yesterday. Lots of clouds around with base around 1000ft in the southern coastal areas rising further inland. Once again pretty good along the West coast regions with excellent flying in the PV area. (Lekker!) ;) Winds are all westerly from around 8k with a 50-60kts finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 11k.

CT – And another SE day with a wind-shadow in the morning with some eroding taking place in the afternoon. The man ranges with a tad more of the SE influence so perhaps not the best there though there is a some good climbs around mid day with super Q’s. See Spot.

RB – Another maybe day in the late afternoon.

PV – Looking amazing once again today with light to mod W to SW winds. High climbs and great clouds around 7k. See spot!

Wilderness – A big change in the forecast from last night to this morning. Looks like the Wilderness corner stuck with some low cloud again and very light wind until lunchtime. A big gradient here with the strong winds around the 4=700ft level and soon after lunch perhaps getting too strong. (The forecast was still good last night) :( And Sedge showing more up stuff during the morning though some possible early morning rain. So perhaps a Sedge morning and a short Map afternoon… Hhhmmm…

Plett – A bit more SE here even from early on…

PE and PA – The East to NE winds around here today with lots of low clouds.

EL – As above….

Inland – Some rain in the higher spots with light winds in the central Karoo but freshening to the north in a westerly flow. Base rising to a sweet 12k to the north. :) (See the rain and wind map)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:17 and setting at 19:42 – day length 14:25 –Low at 12:36, high 18:41. Light SE winds but fresh in the afternoon. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)




(23 December 2021) 
Day 637 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people. The Cold Front moving far inland as the SAH pushes in that cold moist air from the south. Lots of rain along the southern parts while there’s some chance of CB activity in the interior and parts of the west. Winds are all S to SE in the south and interior well past the GE while it is more SW along the west coast. Still some fog patches along the west coast areas. Lots of cloud around with base varying from 2k in the south rising to 10k in the north other side of the GE. Wind remains in this pattern all the way to around 12/14k where it starts to veer more west and then finally WNW at the Tropopause for 30kts in the west and 50 in the east. Freezing level around 10-12k.

CT – Another fresh SE day with a wind-shadow in the morning only It erodes by mid day onwards it seems. The main ranges under the SE wind influence so not good there. See CT TH

RB – Possibly but the wind seems very east and effected by the shadowy flow patterns form the main ranges.

PV – This is my spit for the day. It is looking great with a WSW wind trending more SW up to 15kts t the end of day. But good climbs to base that will rise to over 7k on the best time. Perhaps there could be some CB’s around so just keep a look out for those. See spot!

Wilderness – It is a rainy and windy SE start to the day with a windy finish on the cards. Lol. We will have to wait for tomorrow! ;)

Plett – Similar to the wilderness area…

PE and PA – Also those SE winds with a more East finish in the day but rain and low cloud all day long….

EL – As above….

Inland – Some CB’s inland and rain. Lots of clouds around with low base in the south rising to the north up to 10k. Winds SE to S 5-10kts with a few spots more than that – especially over the higher grounds. (See the rain and wind map)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:16 and setting at 19:41 – day length 14:25 – the longest day of the year! ;) Low at 11:51, high 17:57. Rain with a strong SE wind. Perfect for coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(22 December 21) 

Day 636 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. I don’t know about you but I could feel it’s the shortest night of the year – I needed a longer one! ;) What a fantastic evening PG social we had – thank you Maurits and Rosie! The interior trough very active, wide spread CB’s today all over the entire WC. And those fog patches along the coast continuing to impact the regional flying. Winds along the southern parts today a SW start trending SE in the south and west. The interior also similar direction all the way to the GE. Only north of there do we have the N to NW winds. Some strong buts in the western interior from mid day onwasds (see Map) The winds remain S to SW all the way up to 14k where it veers to the west and then NW for a 30kts finish in the west and 50kts in the east. Freeing level around 12k.

CT – A SE day with some low clouds around. Looks like a wind shadow for the moring but from mid day some erosions taking place. The main ranges in a similar boat but for those strong CB activity. See Spot.

RB – If the CB’s stay away then it could be sweet…

PV – A N to NE wind day with CB’s. Hhhmmm… See spot!

Wilderness – Another misty day with a SW start trending to the SE later in the day. Once again Wilderness seems to remain locked into the mist but Sedge showing a possibility of some clearing during the morning and early afternoon. A chance of some rain from both the ocean and those northern CB’ cells spilling down southwards later on. ;) See Sedge Spot

Plett – Similar to the wilderness area…

PE and PA – Also those misty coastal patches to contend with otherwise a sweet SW trending S wind day. Mabe ML…

EL – As above….

Inland – Even more CB compared to yesterday. By mid day its raining almost everywhere in the interior. Hhhmm… (See the rain map)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:16 and setting at 19:41 – day length 14:25 – the longest day of the year! ;) Low at 11:12, high 17:19. A light SW with mist. Perfect for coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(21 December 2021) 
Day 635 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people. Summer solstice today. ;) Today the IOH still dominating with all the moisture all over the place. Lots of coastal fog and low clouds around the coastal regions with the interior in stark contrast base rising to 14k in many spots. The interior trough very active with lots of CB’s again spreading into the afternoon from west to east. Winds easterly along the southern parts but light N to NW in the interior. It is westerly from 8k upwards with a 30kts in the west and 50kts in the east finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 13k.

CT – Another wind- shadow morning with lightish winds but the afternoon seeing that SE speeding up to 20kts plus with a wavering shadow. There is also that chance of coastal fog/ low clouds influencing the fun. The main ranges looking sweet too all day. Maybe fly to PV? See Spot.

RB – Perhaps another great afternoon of soaring on the cards!

PV – A SW trending to the SSW later but once again after lunch a chance to go into orbit – 12k base. Just watch that OD of some CB activity spilling over form the Cederbergs… See spot!

Wilderness – A misty start with light S winds trending SE. Map looking like a mist with no wind on the beach and light up at the top. It might clear late morning…. Sedge with a cross east wind but lift to 2k. Probably okish until mid day then the east might get breezy… Ai… ;) See Sedge Spot

Plett – Similar to the wilderness area…

PE and PA – Again super strong NE winds here from early already… All day long. With lots of clouds.

EL – As above….

Inland – Again lots of CB activity in the afternoon but a sweet morning. NW to W winds in the far interior. Watch for those gust fronts from the CB’s… if you are flying out there… (See the rain map)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:15 and setting at 19:40 – day length 14:25 – the longest day of the year! ;) Low at 10:37, high 16:45. A light SE with a misty start. Perfect for some flying but better for coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 22 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(20 December 2021) 
Day 634 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. Reminder of our PG social on Tuesday, the day of our summer solstice. Venue is the yacht club at Island lake for 18:00. Today the IOH still dominating with the interior trough and super-hot temps continuing with those strong CB activity inland. Some might move far enough south to bring some rain to the coastal regions. Strong SE winds along the southern coastal areas and NE in the east once again. The west coast very southerly also with a chance of those CB’s late in the day. Some fog patches still hanging around on the west coast but just low clouds on the southern parts. The interior with bases all around 14k. The winds remain E to SE all the way to the GE where it goes North. From 6k it is light north picking up for a NW to W finish at the Tropopause at 30kts in the west and 50 in the east. Freezing level around 13k.

CT – A morning wind shadow around but it looks like it might erode after lunch. The main ranges with a bit of a N to contend with but perhaps a shallow SW might allow some flying. Super high climbs possible. Watch the Airspace and CB’s! See Spot.

RB – Perhaps a great afternoon of soaring on the cards!

PV – A SW trending S day. From mid day it starts to work. It looks like 12k climbs might be possible if the OD and CB’s stays away. See spot!

Wilderness – A low cloud start with a E but the ESE and strong. It actually doesn’t look like a flying window will be there even from as early as 8. Lol The longest day ahead and its not looking good. Ai… ;) See Sedge Spot

Plett – Similar to the wilderness area…

PE and PA – Super strong NE winds here from early already… All day long. With fog patches.

EL – As above….

Inland – A East to SE wind in the southern regions but it is N in the far interior. Lots of CB’s around again from mid day onwards. be careful for that OD stuff if you are flying out there… (See the rain map)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:14 and setting at 19:40 – day length 14:25. Low at 10:00, high 16:13. A strong SE day. Perfect for coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(19 December 2021) 
Day 634 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people. Reminder of our PG social on Tuesday, the day of our summer solstice. Venue is the yacht club at Island lake for 18:00.  The PG Nationals is done and dusted. The last task a tough one and finally our own local maestro Theunis DeBruin one of just four pilots to make goal. Excellent! Andre Rainsford winning overall – well done! But lots of newbies doing well. Results here… https://airtribune.com/2021-south-africa-porterville/results Today the IOH shaping a ridge along both sides of the country – but it is much weaker than yesterday so the strong winds are starting to let up on the southern and western parts but the eastern coastal regions still blowing up a storm of NE winds. A big influence in the interior from the IOH with unusually low clouds and lots of moisture feeding in form the IO. Lots of CB activity in the interior on the cars too with wide spread rain increasing into the late afternoon. (See rain map) Winds are all NW from around 14k upwards with a 40kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 12k.

CT – A great wind shadow day getting beter in the afternoon. SW initially but then the wind-shadow showing its muscle. ;) The main rnages with a sweet west flow and still some good gains to be had. But of course those CB’s will spoil the fun after lunch time. See Spot.

RB – Hhhmmm…

PV – A typical SW wind day with climbs to 6k in the good spots – some spots even higher in the late afternoon if the CB’s from the back doesn’t spoil the flying.

Wilderness – A light S to SW start but trending SE in the afternoon. Extended foefies at Map but Serps and Sedge the spot to be today with climbs to perhaps 1000ft. There might be some CB activity moving in form the north in the afternoon.  See Sedge Spot

Plett – Similar to the wilderness area…

PE and PA – Super strong NE winds here from early already… All day long.

EL – As above….

Inland – Lighter Northerly flow in the interior but S to SE in the south. Lots of CB activity expected today all over the show so be careful for that OD stuff if you are flying out there… (See the rain map)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:14 and setting at 19:39 – day length 14:25. Low at 9:32, high 15:41. A light S to SE day. Perfect for flying and then coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(18 December 2021) 
Day 633 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. The great big SAH shifted into the IOH position as it slides to the east while the interior trough slips more to the south bringing with it that big skies country stuff from the north. PV valley and surrounds showing high climbs in excess of 10k! Some CB activity too in the central interior – these factors making form some strong and far penetrating sea breezes – 20-30kts in many spots later on. Winds still that strong SE flow along the coast but less in the interior and with a more N trend here. Lots of super high Q’s around – a see a smidgeon of a Q over Picketberg mountains over 14k! lol The winds are generally light higher up and trends W around the 12k level and then NW near the Tropopause at 30-50kts. Freezing level around 13k.

CT – At last the wind shadow looks to be appearing today. A light SW flow for the morning but it does go SE in the afternoon and late afternoon the shadow might be eroded. ;) The main mountains ranges looks like a N to NW start with super high height gains. Drool. See Spot.

RB – WWB for the morning and perhaps a nit of something late afternoon.

PV – A NE start to the day backing to the NW by mid day. By 14:00 things re blowing up the front with the westerly wind around 10kts and SW around 15:00. Be super careful with a super strong Sea Breeze moving in from the north. IT reaches 30kts in places. Do pay attention to this one as it is unusual for the region. It reaches Piekeniers kloof pass first around 15:00 before moving southwards. Before that though climbs to 12k in some places expected. Super high stuff for a short period.

Wilderness – A light SE start but it will be blown out early so get out there soon. ;) I expect it to be done around 11:00… Lol. See Sedge Spot

Plett – Similar to the wilderness area…

PE and PA – Super strong NE winds here from early already… All day long.

EL – As above….

Inland – Ligher Northerly flow in the interior with the west coast more NW to W. There is a strong sea breeze effect around all the coast lines. So be careful int he afternoon anywhere in striking distance of that. Big CB activity in a wide region to the east of the trough. (See the rain map)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:14 and setting at 19:39 – day length 14:25. Low at 89:00, high 15:10. Another strong SE wind day. Perfect for early flying and then coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(17 December 2021) 
Day 632 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people. We are moving to our summer solstice (the longest day and shortest night of the year) so enjoy it while it is the time… ;) Reminder too of our paragliding social on Tuesday 21st at Island Lake Yacht club for 18:00. (Thanks Rosie!)

Even if the task was cancelled yesterday due to strong winds, about 11 pilots made goal in the free flying session – including Patrice who flew over 150km! Here’s his track log (and they did get clearance from Langebaan ATC to fly that route) ;) https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights/detail:PatriceHartmann/16.12.2021/07:37

Today and almighty SAH taking over the whole weather show. Strong easterly winds all over the whole WC especially along the southern coastal areas with many many spits over 30kts. It does slack off somewhat in the interior but even here the 20-30kts will make an appearance in the late afternoon at the GE. Further north it is slightly less. The Swartland valley seems to create its own micro climate with a large wind/thermic shaded area and it is possible for them to have a task. Fingers crossed! For the rest its wind and more wind! Lol. The SE flow slackens with height but it is deep rising all the way to around 14/18k where the wind backs to the NW and W for a 30kts or so finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 13k.

CT – A deep east flow with 20/25kts around CT. Perhaps a slight chance during the morning but otherwise no sign of the wind shadow today. The main ranges of course all over the back.  See CT TH graph for 14:00.

RB – It just might be a good day for the hangies here! Well.. ;)

PV – Another strong east wind day at PV, especially early on but it does slacken off from around 11 onwards. The best place to fly form obviously PB with around 10kts. The from valley showing remarkably light winds during the day, especially the Eendekuil region. Hopefully its possible to pull off a task in the surrounding area. ;) (See Spot.)

Wilderness – A super duper strong SE wind day. Even too strong to practice ground handling. Lol. See Sedge Spot for fun!

Plett – Similar to the wilderness area…

PE and PA – The east winds picking up here too during the day. Lots of clouds around here…

EL – As above….

Inland – Strong SE winds in the south moderating to the north. Few clouds in the southern eastern regions. Those 20-30kt winds reaching the GE by the end of the day….

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:13 and setting at 19:38 – day length 14:25. Low at 8:28, high 14:39. A super strong SE wind day. Perfect for coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(16 December 2021) 
Day 631 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. The fourth day cancelled due to wind and rain. Over all Andre, Abraham and Russel in the top three positions – all South Africans. Here are the results so far…  https://airtribune.com/2021-south-africa-porterville/results Today a very strong SAH muscling in behind the Cold Front that is moving past Maputo at this stage. Expecting fresh S to SE winds in the central and western parts and initially SW in the east for the day. Lots of showers along the southern regions with base ranging from 2k to 4k before the first mountain ranges and rising northwards as the air dries out with base going up to 10k north of the SB ranges and eventually drying out north of the GE. There is a lot of CB activity to the east of us in the far interior – notice how the upper divergence is encouraging those CB cells from shaping up. ;) Back in the WC the winds veer to the SW around 10k for eventually a westerly finish at the Tropopause of 30kts in the east and 70 in the west. Freezing level this morning down to 6500ft in the south but later in the day it will move eastwards replacing it with a 12k freezing spot. ;)

CT – A very strong deep SE day with no wind shadow on the cards. Hhmm… The main rnages also caught in that deep strong SE flow… See RB TH graph for 14:00.

RB – It just might be a good day for the hangies here! ;)

PV – A strong east wind day at PV so the best place to fly form PB. Though it looks like a small window during the morning. Winds from lunchtime going over 15kts with 20kts or more in the mid and late afternoon around here. To the north it is more manageable. In the 80’s we had a popular flight to Graafwater with the hangies in these types of conditions. Perhaps that could be a task option for the PG Nats today. ;) (See Spot.)

Wilderness – A very tricky day for flying it seems with early SW winds near the coast but a fresh SE moving in around this time. Lots of passing showers that could be substantial at times. The SE wind is around 15kts which can make it just too strong to fly for the PG. Hhhmm… Perhaps a slight chance for an early flight before the wind gets too strong – if the rain stays away. ;) Oh boy – this winter in summer thing! lol See Sedge Spot.

Plett – Similar to the wilderness area…

PE and PA – A fresh SW start but the winds will back to the SE later. Also lots of rain showers around.

EL – As above….

Inland – Moderate S to SE winds with showers in the southern parts. Base rises inland with 10k north of the SB ranges. It dries and becomes blue north of the GE though there is activity to the east. (CB’s and more clouds but that’s far away form the WC) (See cloud base map) If only… ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:13 and setting at 19:38 – day length 14:25. Low at 7:54, high 14:07, Low at 20:22. A fresh to strong SW to SE wind with chance of rain. Perfect for some flying but better for coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(15 December 2021) 
Day 630 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people. The third day of the Nationals was a cracker! 76km of task distance in some strong conditions. Task winner old stalwart Andre Reinsford and our own KJ in 9th position. 22 pilots made goal. https://airtribune.com/2021-south-africa-porterville/results/task5573/day/overall-ccc Today very different as the SAH has pushed in another Cold Front into the WC while the interior trough moves slightly eastwards – a stark contrast with those super god interior trough conditions. Here the base exceeds 18k in some places with very strong NW winds while the southern parts including the west coast with the CF influence has 3-4k bases with fresh SW winds. Some rain on the cards also along the west and southern parts and later the south coast the winds strengthening with 20-30kts around PE and EL region. It’s a difficult comp day form the looks of it. Winds are all west from around 6/7k then NW from 10k all the way to the Tropopause for a 105kt finish up there. Freezing level around 11k but dropping to 8k in the SW later in the day.

CT – A NW start but going W to SW with some passing showers. 10-15kts in general but then mid afternoon the strong stuff moving in from the SW with Southerly winds over 20kts. The main ranges also with fresh westerlies and rain on off…  See Spot.

RB – WWB is out and about! ;)

PV – A difficult day with early rain and fresher winds from the W to SW. Base starts low rising to 4k but a bit of a lower bit moving in around 13:00 (I see this shows up at DTK too about an hour before PV – so there’s something to keep an eye out for.) From 14/15:00 the winds are high teens in knots. So slight chance of flying early on but watch the low clouds bits on the mountains. Maybe its better than the forecasts! ;) (See Spot.)

Wilderness – A chance for an early flight from 8:30 till 9:30 but the a strong bit popping through with passing showers. The rest of the day is looking strong and very west. See Sedge Spot.

Plett – Similar to the wilderness area…

PE and PA – A light SW start but then it will pickup during the day. A strong gust front shaping up at PA at mid day moving to EL

EL – A NE wind start but from 15 that strong SW will move into town. lol

Inland – The low bases in the south with the Cold Front effected patterns but to the north of the GE those big skies beckon! 16-18k bases! (See cloud base map) If only… ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:13 and setting at 19:37 – day length 14:24. Low at 7:17, high 13:31, Low at 19:51. A fresh to strong SW and slight chance of rain. Perfect for coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(14 December 2021) 
Day 629 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. The second day of the Nationals done with a 54km task and Nigel Frith taking first place. KJ also making it to goal in 13th spot. https://airtribune.com/2021-south-africa-porterville/results/task5572/day/overall-ccc Today the SAH dominating with sweet unstable air pushing after the Cold front. Lots of clouds around marking those thermals and it looks like an epic day setting up for flying at PV for the Nationals. Winds are W to SW in the west westerlies in the interior but more NW in the eastern interior and then SE along the southern coastal regions. Base from 2/3k in the south rising to 5/6k north of the first ranges all the way to 11/12k along the GE. Slight rain along the southern coastal areas but this will clear during the day. Most areas with light to moderate winds only. From around 6/7k again the wind is all WNW all the way to the Tropopause for a 75kts finish up there. Freezing level around 13k

CT – A typical SE wind day with a slight wind-shadow shaping up around the SH region but it also seems a tad too S with the SSW cross shore winds setting up along the beachfront – 15-20kts. The main ranges looking super good with initial NW winds going SW – a day to fly to PV. See Spot.

RB – it just could be another good today. ;)

PV – A really good day form the looks of it with sweet Q’s and base rising to 7k perhaps. Strong climbs. Winds Initially W trending SW later on. (See Spot.)

Wilderness – Again a calm rainy morning but it is scheduled to clear with a sweet SE wind for Map. See Sedge Spot.

Plett – Similar to the wilderness area…

PE and PA – A light S to SW start but trending more SE to East later on. The rain will clear too…

EL – A SW start going E later on.

Inland – A beautiful day for flying with high bases and lightish wind in most places. The NE interior with fresh NW winds. The Sea breeze today also a tad lighter. (See maps!)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:12 and setting at 19:36 – day length 14:24. High 12:51, Low at 17:16. A light to moderate SE day with early rain. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(13 December 2021)  
Day 628 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people.  First day of the Nationals with the podium spot going to Roland DeVries Jnr! A tricky day with KJ doing the Wilderness crowd proud finishing in 11th position. Get the full results here. https://airtribune.com/2021-south-africa-porterville/results/task5571/day/overall-ccc Today the Cold Front mixing things up with the deep interior trough helping to create conditions for wide spread CB activity around the WC areas. Low clouds along the southern parts rising into the interior – 300ft on the coast to 16k north of Graafies. Winds showing the convergence nicely with light SE in the south, SW in the west and W to NW in the interior – all coming together around the Graafie and Cradock region. The upper air once again showing that divergence helping those CB’s along in their growth! ;) Wind goes West from around 6/7k then veering to the NW for a 15kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 11k.

CT – Looks like a strong and deep SE day. Forecasts not showing any usable wind-shadow shaping up. Lots of low cloud and increasing into the afternoon. The main ranges also too much east. See Spot.

RB – it just could be good today. ;)

PV – Another sweet slow start day but becoming very strong after lunch. A strong SW sea breeze moving in with some strong convergence taking place with base and climbs to 7500ft. Hhhmmm. A tough day for the comp with the strong winds 15-20kts from 14/15:00 onwards. (See Spot.)

Wilderness – A calm morning but with rain on the way. Looks like the heavy rain missing u and striking the coast more to the east from Plett eastwards. Light SE winds… See Sedge Spot.

Plett – More rain than Wilderness form the looks of it. lol

PE and PA – A SE start to the day but with strong rain and CB’s at mid day. Varying winds that are fresh from these storms. Later it looks more SW.

EL – NE start to the day but as the rain moves in it will veer more to the SE.

Inland – Lots of varying bases around but the dominant factor the CB’s in the south and east mainly. Winds very strong NW in the interior but SE to the south of the GE – this sea breeze will be very strong later in the day.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:12 and setting at 19:365 – day length 14:24. High 12:01, Low at 16:34. A light to moderate SE day with rain. Perfect for coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(12 December 2021) 
Day 627 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. The trough in the centre of the country while the IOH to the east and SAH to the west dominating respectively their regions. The torugh still very active with CB’s along the eastern side of the trough line – these will move down to the coast around the PA region late afternoon. For the west coast it is cloudy over the ocean with a few fog patches drying as it moves inland. W to SW winds here. The southern parts with light to moderate SE winds. Lots of clouds still around and also high level stuff effecting the thermal development. Looks like those CB will spread to the southern parts tomorrow as the trough again moves southwards with a trend to form a COL – lots of rain again coming tomorrow… Toda the winds all go NW form around 6k upwards with a 90kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 12-14k.  

CT – A Cod Front kept at bay to the SW by the trough and SE flows while locally the SW winds to W even seems to dominate. Up t 15kts form the looks of things. If the clouds play ball it could be a good day. The main ranges with lots of high level clouds and thermal shaping up to 4k… See Spot.

RB – WWB is round today. ;)

PV – A sweet light start with low climbs – W winds 5kts. It goes more SW to 10kts and around 15:00 possible climbs to 5k. A strong SW breeze expected from 17:00 onwards. Lots of thick high level clouds dampening the thermals… (See Spot.)

Wilderness – A light S to SE start with a slight increase in strength in the afternoon. Again the Wilderness corner showing signs of being protected with light winds on the surface but some breeze up at launch. A morning session possible at Sedge but the east taking over quickly. Serps showing promise for those flights form there to Map today. See Sedge Spot.

Plett – Again Upies showing possible session time before the wind gets too strong in the morning. Surprisingly Keurbooms just enough S in it to be doable I think. ;)

PE and PA – A S wind start to the day trending more SE to East later on. Those inland CB’s spreading to the coast east of PE so be careful of those strong gust fronts.

EL – As above.

Inland – Good flying to the west of those CB active line. High bases at 15k. Fresh NW winds and some strong CB’s from lunchtime onwards in the east Graafies to PA on the coast. a few 20-30kts spots. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:12 and setting at 19:35 – day length 14:23. High 10:59, Low at 17:40. A light to moderate SE day. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(11 December 2021) 
Day 626 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people. The SAH dominating the flow on the west, the trough standing strong in the central parts and the IOH the stronghold in the east. CBs again along he eastern edge of the trough with a slight chance of light rain along parts of the southern coast. Winds SW trending SE along the southern parts while it is mainly W to NW along the west and NW in the interior but for a strong sea breeze that will move in form the south all the way to the GE. String winds in the afternoon in the interior and in that sea breeze. Also fresh around the Peninsula as that CF starts to tighten those isobars.  Winds all go WNW from 5/6k upwards for a 60kts finish. Freezing level high at 13-15k.

CT – A windy day with the NW to W pretty fresh. Also lots of low clouds around and with the 20kts winds its  tricky day. The main ranges similar with strong winds higher up so be careful. See Spot.

RB – WWB is round today. ;)

PV – A NW to W day mostly with the winds around 10-15kts. The initial clouds rising to around 4k. Could be sweet runs along the front range… (See Spot.)

Wilderness – Another misty start to the day but it looks to be clearing from mid late morning. Sedge the spot to be with the winds initially SSW. I think best times form 12 to 113:30 there. See Sedge Spot.

Plett – Clearing and Uppies looking good but so too Keurbooms.;)

PE and PA – SW start then moderating to the SE in the afternoon. Lots of low clouds around…

EL – As above.

Inland – A record distance day if you can follow that convergence along the trough line. From beyond Uppington to past Middelburg. :) CB’s to the east. Strong winds in the east with a few 20-30kts spots. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:12 and setting at 19:34 – day length 14:23. High 9:43, Low at 16:28. A SW going to the SE day. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(10 December 2021) 
Day 625 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. The Interior trough shifting southwards and dominating our WC flow patterns except for the extreme SW corner and the eastern coastal regions. Here the ocean air influencing conditions with a lot of clouds and foggy regions – on both south and west coastal areas. In stark contrast just inland the trough bringing in in that big skies with bases close to 18 around the BW regions and adjacent areas. There is also a big chance of CB activity along the eastern side of the trough but it does look like a record run could be had along the edge of the OD line – from other side of Uppington down past Graafies… lol. Light moderate W to even NW flows along the west coast and then backing more to the SW and SE along the southern coastal regions. Light rain possible in a few spots in the south. Winds go NW form 6k upwards with a 40-50kt finish at the Tropopause. Freezing levels up at 14k.

CT – A sweet clear day with a South on the south but more SW to W in the north. Perhaps a tad cross shore along the SH region but all in all looks like a good flying day. The main ranges also looking great with a W to NW flow and even some Q’s during the best times of the day.

RB – WWB is round today. ;)

PV – Another sweet day with light W to WNW winds and climbs to around 6k. Looks like a good convergence setting up between Dasklip and Bumpy peak running out into the valley from 14:00 onwards. Perhaps a Q’s or two would marks its presence. (See Spot.)

Wilderness – A misty start to the day but it looks more clear out towards Sedge. Map looking misty all day. Sedge though showing fresh SE winds so if you go go early. See Sedge Spot.

Plett – Again very similar at Plett with coastal fog and Uppies base around 2k but every east. Hhhmmm… ;)

PE and PA – S to SE start to the day but trending more E and NE later on. The foggy stuff spreading to the east during the day.

EL – A more E to NE wind here and the misty stuff less and more to the west. ;)

Inland – Another high base day with potential but for those strong CB activity along the east of the trough line. (See rain map) Bases up to 18k around BW region The winds NW to the north but more West in the southern parts. The SE sea breeze not going so far today limited around the SB ranges. Strong in the east with a few 20-30kts spots. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:12 and setting at 19:34 – day length 14:22. High 8:27, Low at 15:03. A light misty SE day. Perfect for coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(9 December 2021) 
Day 624 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people. Another light Cold Front brushing in along the southern parts with cooler moist air and a slight increase in rain early evening – winds moderate SE increasing to the west. The western side dryer with more influence from the SAH while the interior north of the GE is being fed mainly by the central trough with WNW winds – expecting loads of CB activity along the eastern side of that today. Though exceptionally high bases expected out there – 15k – so before the CB’s the skies probably drooling looking good! ;) South of the GE the airmass in-be-tween the two bigger ones with still good climbs and bases here with 10-12k on the cards. Expecting a massive strong Sea Breeze today with up t 30knts! It is only south of Oudshoorn along the most southern ranges that the cold front and very mist air is having a big influence. The ocean with loads of low clouds both west and south coast – expecting that to have an impact over the next few days too. Winds all go NW form around 6/7k upwards with a west finish of 30-50kts at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 13/14k.

CT – Another strong SE wind day with a bit more wind-shadow during the morning and early afternoon but signs of some eroding in the later afternoon. Winds peaking around 30knts. The main ranges from DTK looks flyable in the morning but from 14/15:00 the east starts to dominate a tad more. See DTK Spot.

RB – When the wind comes through it can work later on… ;)

PV – Looks like a good day with SW winds 5-10kts. Climbs later in the day to 7k possible. Watch that sea breeze later in the afternoon reaching over 20kts in places… (See Spot.)

Wilderness – A light S to SSW start trending more SE later in the day. It looks like Sedge and Serps the places to be – possibly PR mid late morning too. But Map showing signs of clagging in with mist from mid morning onwards. Sedge remaining flyable into the afternoon with the clouds dropping from 15/16:00 onwards here – according to forecasts. Fingers crossed! Looks like the best flying to be had for the next day or two… See Sedge Spot also.

Plett – Similar with Uppies looking ok in the morning but Keurbooms possibly in with a shot before the mist and cloud moves in here too from mid afternoon… Hhhmmm… ;)

PE and PA – Similar to the GR region with the low clouds moving in from mid afternoon onwards. Winds light mod SE.

EL – A more E to NE wind here and looks like perhaps it remains more open form that CF influence later on… ;)

Inland – A high base day with potential but for those strong CB activity along the east of the trough line. (See rain map) Bases 15k north of the GE lowering to the south. A very strong Sea breeze moving in form the south east with 30kts places. The late afternoon sees the inland NW also reaching up to 30kts especially in the east. Be careful if you are out there… ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:11 and setting at 19:33 – day length 14:21. High 7:21, Low at 13:42. Another building SE wind into the late afternoon with light rain possible early evening. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(8 December 2021) 
Day 623 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. The SAH and IOH shaping up a ridge along the southern parts while the interior trough is sweetly positioned with the usual big sky country air north of the GE. SE winds in the south in general while the W to NW winds dominate to the north of the GE line. Lots of clouds around with some beautiful high Q’s over the interior mountains – Cederbergs looking at 10k today and then even higher north of the GE. There is a chance of some light rain along the southern coastal areas, especially in the eastern parts. And even some CB’s activity in the interior along the GE line or just north of there. (See rain map) Winds are fairly light lower down but form around 9k it is all NW with a 50kt west finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level high around 13k.

CT – Another strong SE wind day with a wind-shadow during the morning and eroding out in the afternoon. Winds peaking in the mid twenties in knots. The main ranges with too much east flow in them to be ay good today but some high bases and climbs out there… See DTK Spot.

RB – When the wind comes through it can work later on… ;)

PV – Quite a bit of S trend in the wind. Climbs get better to the north with Kardoesie showing over 6k. But if you can get to the Cederbergs it is more west here with beautiful Q’s around 10k. (See Spot.)

Wilderness – A SE trending day with lots of low clouds around. Possible some light showers around mid day. Sedge could offer something in the late morning but then it goes very east again. Serps too. Possible to fly form Serps to Map today. Map will blow out late afternoon but possibly have something sweet around 10ish while there is a bit more onshore push early. See Sedge Spot also.

Plett – Another very east wind day. Hhhmmm… ;)

PE and PA – Looks like quite a bit of rain around during the moring with a slight lessening into the afternoon. Winds are all NE to East.

EL – As above. ;)

Inland – A great flying day in the far north with high bases around the 13k. Though some CB’s in the southern GE region. To the south from there it is all SE winds and much lower clouds – the IOH influence. A fair flying day in the right spots. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:11 and setting at 19:32 – day length 14:21. High 6:24, Low at 12:34, high at 18:42. A building SE wind into the afternoon. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(7 December 2021) 
Day 622 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people. The SAH nudging along a light CF that should hit just the SW tip of the WC from around mid day onwards. Lots of low cloud around here but expecting a lot of Q’s over most of the WC. Even some light rain over the higher grounds during this morning but becoming less during the day. Winds are light SW to SE along the southern parts but strong SE around the CP and adjacent regions. The interior initially light to moderate S to SE up to the GE but West to the north of there and then becoming very strong in the southern parts as the Sea breeze effect strengthens those SE winds with 20-30kts even in some spots moving right past the GE by the end of the day. But still expecting good flying in the right spots. ;) The winds go WNW from 7k upwards and remains general westerly all the way to the Tropopause for a 60kts finish up there. Freezing level around 11k.

CT – A strong SE expected with a slight chance of the wind-shadow being around in the morning only. Its 30kts later with indicators that the winds will be strong cross shore along the SH region. The main ranges around DTK also with too much E in it but the skies here will be looking so good. Lol. Possible showers over some of the southern higher ranges especially towards Agulhas side. See DTK Spot.

RB – A good day here. Should be blow out later on. ;)

PV – A sweet day expected here with those Q’s just hanging out to the south of the PV valley. Climbs to just shy of 6k during the best part of the day with SW winds up to 10kts. Late afternoon sees strong winds moving in from the south. (See Spot.)

Wilderness – A sweet day expected here with Serps and Sedge being the hot spots. Climbs to 2k during the best times. Winds light S to SE in the later afternoon. Map might also be lightly soarable later on. See Sedge Spot also.

Plett – As above but perhaps more SE… Uppies OD but looking sweet, Even Keurbooms seems in with a mid day shot. ;)

PE and PA – A SW start but then the NE winds will move in from the East.

EL – SW early on but NE from mid day onwards. ;)

Inland – Still some rain over the higher grounds but getting less during the day. Base going up to 12k over the GE but much lower to the South Strong SE winds in the interior and especially to the east during the afternoon – probably helped by the good flying prior along the GE areas. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:11 and setting at 19:31 – day length 14:20. Low at 11:37, high at 17:48. A light southerly trending SE. Perfect for flying, coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(6 December 2021) 
Day 621 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. So a sweet day at Sedge yesterday for a lucky few pilots, even if there was some rumblings to the North as one of those CB’s threatened the play after lunch. Today that COL much further to the SE of the country out to sea so not affecting Sus as much as originally predicted but still lots of moisture pushed in from the spinoff of that COL onto the central and eastern parts of the WC coastal regions. Still lots of rain along those regions for most of the ay but clearing form the west later on. That upper air divergence and trough line fading away and moving eastwards too so the CB’s that have been prolific in the interior also moving off to the east – the rain cells in the WC interior capped by a mid level inversion around 13/14k. In the eastern parts, especially early morning still some deeper instability around with Ctops going way past this. The western parts are the in thing today I think with the Swartland valley showing some signs for being flyable today. Winds are SW along the southern parts in general and a westerly flow in the interior. The upper air showing mostly westerly over the WC all the way to the Tropopause for a 60kts finish up there. Freezing level around 11k.

CT – A SSE wind day with fairly strong winds 15-20kts and a slight chance of the wind shadow shaping up in the morning. The rain moving off more to the main mountains side of things. The afternoon the winds fresh along the SH shoreline at 15-20kts even. The main mount ranges with low bases and a bit more SW flow from DTK onwards. Still some lingering rain… See DTK Spot.

RB – Again a maybe! ;)

PV – A clagged in start but base will lift and it actually looks like it can turn into a beautiful flying day. Winds W to SW 5-10kts and later climbs to 4k at base. (See Spot.)

Wilderness – A very rainy and wet start to the day. If the forecasts are to believed it looks like we might get a reprieve late morning into the mid afternoon before rain sets in again along the coast. Maybe some coastal soaring on the cards with the SW winds? See Sedge Spot also.

Plett – As above…

PE and PA – SW flows with rain. Some strong rain causing offshore flows around mid day. Later the winds will moderate form the SW…

EL – Strong SW all day. And rain. ;)

Inland – Still lots of showers around in the interior with the westerly winds. They are not as deep the development with tops around 13/14k. IT will get less as the day progresses. But from north of the SB things do improve and along the GE base is around 10k rising to the east with Aliwal around 13/14k even. Its def very good out there today. :)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:11 and setting at 19:30 – day length 14:19. Low at 10:46, high at 16:59. A rainy moderate SW wind day. Perfect for coffee and cake including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(5 December 2021) 
Day 620 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people. Waking up to those low hanging clouds with lots of moisture in the air this morning! Another strong CB day ahead of us with only a few spots escaping the rain. The deep interior trough extending southwards bringing with it the associated CB activity. The IOH also playing its role in moving the cool moist air onto the SW parts of the WC. Rain on the west coast with a chance of CB activity too. Lots of low cloud all over the show but for the northern interior of the WC. Winds curling around the end of the trough so a NE around PE, going SE along the GR and then SW along the west coast. IT is Northerly in the interior and from around 5k it is all Northerlies except for the west coast where it is S – this all the way up to the Tropopause! (See the Tropopause wind map – again the strong upper divergence helping those CB’s along but just 5kts of wind up there over Agulhas!) ;) Freezing level around 9-12k.

CT – Today strong SE winds but it does moderate around TM top height. Possibly a chance of the wind-shadow shaping up. The main ranges with a more westerly flow but it seems to be pretty variable with often a northerly component in there. And of course the CB’s and rain playing a big role in the variances. Probably not a flying day. See DTK Spot.

RB – Maybe! If part of the SE gets there.. ;)

PV – A general west to SW but the rain and CB activity influencing the surface flows a lot. Perhaps a short flying window before mid day… (See Spot.)

Wilderness – A SE start trending more the S and even SW to W later in the afternoon. We are in the cusp of the trough flow it seems so strong stuff all around us but more protected in the Wilderness region. Rain on the mountains which can influence the local winds but it does look like Map early on and even Sedge showing signs of being flyable. Later a slight chance of CB’s from the north.

Plett – As above but more SE influence…

PE and PA – Strong east to NE winds and also a chance of some of those CB’s moving down form the north…

EL – Same as above…

Inland – Another super active CB’ day in the interior. Wide spread rain and chances of flooding over the next two days… Terrible for flying.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:11 and setting at 19:30 – day length 14:18. Low at 9:58, high at 16:13. Strong start but moderating SE to S winds. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)



(4 December 2021) 
Day 619 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. The Cold Front being pushed onto the WC (mainly on the western parts) by the SAH as these collide with the interior trough. Strong CB activity spreading southwards to the southern coastal regions by the end of the day. Expecting lots of rain in most places today with the exception of some of the southern coastal regions during the morning ad mid day. Low bases in the west and into the interior and some strong NW winds north of the GE. It is also blowing strongly along the western parts as the southerly winds accelerate into the LP and trough region. Allas, it is not a flying day today. It is also looking a bit bad for the next day (or two) as the CF and Trough shapes into a COL with lots of rain in the interior but especially over the GR and southern parts. Oh well. We just need to wait and see. ;) The winds are south along the west coast but North in the interior with height. Once can clearly see the deep LP system on the upper winds chart – notice how the jet stream is divergent at the edge of the LP system – removing all that rising air form the CB’s in the area. ;) Freezing level around 13k.

CT – Strong and deep SE winds all day with the chance of CB’s in the late afternoon. The main ranges also plagued with the strong SE winds. See CT TH graph.

RB – lol

PV – Strong SE flow and CB activity from early already worsening during the day.

Wilderness – A slight possible flying morning at Map before the winds get too strong. Thick mid layers. Slight chance of CB’s from the north by late afternoon but strong during the night.

Plett – The SE just too strong and unpleasant. Possibly some CB’s in the afternoon. Lots of low clouds…

PE and PA – Strong east to NE winds and also a chance of some of those CB’s moving down form the north…

EL – Same as above…

Inland – A super active CB’ day in the interior. Wide spread rain and chances of flooding over the next two days… Terrible for flying.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:11 and setting at 19:29 – day length 14:18. Low at 9:12, high at 15:28. Moderate to strong SE winds with CB’s possible late afternoon. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)




(3 December 2021) 
Day 618 of lockdown

Good morning all you upper cool Wild2fly people. A sweet flying day ahead of us after the Cold Front it seems. The SAH pushing in another Cold Front form the SW while the Interior trough is shaping up along the western central parts. Few clouds around today with only the Overberg region showing worthwhile Q’s – some clouds out to sea but few appearing in the WC region – even on the higher mountains it seems. Instability capped around the 4k level on the first mountain ranges rising into the interior with 6-7k over the SB and then the big jump to 11k from the GE and northwards. The winds too reflect these conditions with a light moderate S to SE flow along the southern parts, SW in the east and fresh South along the west coast. The west coast winds curl in nicely into he interior with a W to SW flow and even a few NW spots. In the far interior the west will veer to the NW and later ni the day become very strong – in excess of 20kts in many places. The winds go WNW from around 7k and remains NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 100kts finish up there. Freezing level much higher at 14/15k.

CT – A strong SSE wind day but it moderates nicely with height with just 5kts or so over TM top. IT does look like some wind-shadow shaping up for the morning and perhaps early afternoon but then erodes away into the later part for the day. Looks like some 25-30kts spots later on. The main ranges much better looking with even FH looking good from mid day onwards. DTK sweet too. See Spot.

RB – Maybe some wind in the late afternoon? lol

PV – A sweet lite wind day from the W with a backing to the S in the late afternoon. Climbs to 4k but in the convergence areas perhaps 5k. ;) See Spot

Wilderness – A beautiful morning with a light Southerly start trending SE during the day. Get to Sedge early before it goes too east (Sedge should start working early) possibly the coastal dunes but the east trend will chase pilots to Gerrickes and Map. Map should be amazing for most of the day I think. lol

Plett – Uppies showing a sweet early morning with climbs to 3500’ and some Q’s but these will burn away quickly while climbs drop and its all over from 10:30 by the looks of it…

PE and PA – Strong SW start but it moderates and backs to the S and even a slight SE later in the afternoon.

EL – Same as above…

Inland – A strong sea breeze effect from both coasts in the later part of the day. Southerlies in the south trending west into the interior and then strong NW in the far northern parts.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:11 and setting at 19:28 – day length 14:17. Low at 8:27, high at 14:43, low 19:33. Light to moderate SE winds with occasional rain. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(2 December 2021) 
Day 617 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. Lots of convergences taking places with the trough extending once again out to sea – CB’s out to the SE of us from the low circulation and also in the interior along the eastern edge of the trough line. Moist air pushed up the southern coastal regions with low cloud and some light rain too for the day from a Cold Front. Lots of cloud around with base rising form the south into the interior and also on the west coast. Winds southerlies in the south and west but strong SW in the east. From the GE and northwards in the central interior it is westerly. IT is all NW winds from around 10k upwards with a 100kt finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 7500ft in the southern areas but 14/15k just north of that. (See the Freezing level Cold Front line Map)

CT – A strong SSE wind with a lot of depth in it so not much of a wind-shadow shaping up today. Its excess of 20kts later on. Very southerly along the mountains too so not nice stuff out there either unless you are an XC buff and want distance to the north. For experienced pilots only. See Spot.

RB – It looks good form sunrise to sunset – perhaps a tad strong in the late afternoon…

PV – The southerlies also blown all the way right up here. Climbs to 5k with Q’s in the south mainly. You could go far north if you are in the need for distance but beware of the rotors close to the mountains… ;) See Spot

Wilderness – A moderate SW wind day with light rain on occasion from the looks of it. If the rain stops you could probably get your wing up along the coast. Sedge Spot shows rain all day… lol

Plett – Also fresh SW with drizzle on occasion. Uppies looking dryer than Sedge…

PE and PA – It is all strong SW winds here with chance of rain.

EL – Same as above…

Inland – Souhterlies in the southern interior but then west from around the GE range region. Good Q’s north of the SB ranges but lots of CB activity in the eastern interior.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:11 and setting at 19:27 – day length 14:16. Low at 7:52, high at 13:58, low 19:33. Moderate SW winds with occasional rain. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(1 December 2021) 
Day 616 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people. The Cold Front moving past Maputo while the SAH is shaping up a ridge along the southern parts and the interior trough moving more southerly in dominance. Lots of cooler unstable air around with clouds around the southern parts of the WC. Base around 2/3k near the coast rising into the interior with 6-8k at the SB. Winds are all mostly southerlies along the southern regions but from the central interior it veers to the W. Nothing too strong wind wise with a few spots touching on the 15-20kts mark in the interior in the afternoon. Winds go west from 5k upwards then NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 120kt finish up there. Freezing level between 9 and 13k.

CT – A fresh southerly wind day. No wind-shadow expected – it is all cross shore winds out the front of over 20kts at times. Base around 3k. The main ranges much beter with DTK showing good climbs to 7k in the afternoon. You could go far to the north today. See Spot.

RB – Maybe in the afternoon the winds will pop through…

PV – Another super good day with West wind trending slightly SW in the afternoon. 5-10kts. Climbs to 7k and a day to go east over the Cederbergs where climbs will go to 10k. A sweet flying day here… ;) See Spot

Wilderness – Another beautiful southerly day. Expecting a slight push again over mid day around the Serps and Sedge regions. Sedge going more east but probably flyable until late – some low clouds moving in too late in the afternoon. Map might offer something late in the afternoon though there is signs of the compression bubble shaping up with all the strong winds remaining out to sea.

Plett – Lots more east this side so nothing looking spectacular. Keaurbooms looking to work for a bit late morning so maybe… ;)

PE and PA – It is all strong E to NE winds here. Lots of low cloud around.

EL – Same as above…

Inland – Souhterlies in the southern interior but then west from around the SB range region. Good Q’s around and if you can find that magic spot you can go a long ways…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:12 and setting at 19:26 – day length 14:15. Low at 6:54, high at 13:12, low 19:33. Light Southerly winds. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(30 November 2021) 
Day 615 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. A short report this morning… The slight Cold Front moving through the WC today – winds are all W to SW. It looks like a good flying day everywhere. Perhaps later in the afternoon at DTK. But Wilderness should be good too with a light SW start and then be careful with a strong mid day SW pulse moving through as the front pops through. It could get strong for a while then – don’t get caught out. ;) But good flying afterwards at Sedge again from the looks of things. Uppies similar with the strong pulse moving through around lunchtime. PE and EL with a fresh SW that moderates in the late  afternoon… Have a lekker day everyone!





(29 November 2021) 
Day 614 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people. SO back to our normal weather patterns with a CF approaching the WC while the SAH is helping it along. And the interior trough is around the central parts. Winds are generally westerly with a SW along the southern coastal regions and adjacent interior and a more W to NW flow in the central and northern interiors – moderate in the west and light in the south. Some clouds around with base around 6k eventually in the west and 3-4k in the coastal south but rising further inland. So it does look like a promising fine flying day. Winds are all NW from 5k upwards with around the 50-70kts finish up there. Freezing level around 12-13k.

CT – A NW start trending more West. A great flying day with good apostle runs especially for the hangies. It’s a tad breezy perhaps with 15-20kts in spots later on. The main ranges also with a good W to NW wind but the strength could also be a tad much. See Spot.

RB – More Bleh!

PV – A super good day with WNW winds 10kts and base rising to a sweet 6k later on. Just watch the winds with some 15kt spots so you don’t get pinned or blown over the back with the dead on direction! ;) See Spot

Wilderness – A beautiful light S wind trending even a tad SE later on. It is light so probably only Serps and Sedge the better spots. Climbs to 1000 or just over expected. On the flats on the back perhaps up to 3k in the good spots…

Plett – Keaurbooms looking to work late morning and Uppies showing early signs for climbs to 4k! ;)

PE and PA – A light wind start then going onshore trending slightly more east later in the afternoon. Sweet thermal inland with a super seabreeze moving inland.

EL – Same as above…

Inland – Westerly winds with a few strong spots at 20kts but S to SE in the southern and eastern adjacent coastal regions as the sea breeze pushes through here… Most Q’s in the west and few inand…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:12 and setting at 19:24 – day length 14:13. High at 11:26, low 17:57. Light Southerly winds. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(28 November 2021) 
Day 613 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. So another day left waiting for the earth to spin around its axis one more time – lets hope tomorrow is better! Lol. Today loads of rain on the west coast as that moisture laden air coming from mid latitudes is dumped along the mountains that side. The southern coastal areas with a general westerly wind – strong in most places while inland it is mostly W to NW winds – also strong in most spots. The low base from the west will lift as one moves to the east with a base around 10k once you reach Graafies areas. The rain also gets less. So the wind and rain making for tough none flyable conditions today. Instead if you look far north, look at the beautiful convergence from the interior trough – flying form Windhoek to the Free State in a straight line. We can dream on these days… ;) Winds remain west with height all the way to the Tropopause (Loads of influence still from that COL that is now to the south of us.) Winds are around 70kts up at the Tropopause and freezing level between 11-13k.

CT – Lots of rain and low clouds around with westerly winds. Doesn’t look lekker…

RB – Bleh!

PV – Perhaps worse than CT! lol

Wilderness – A strong NW going SW but it is a exceptionally strong gradient day so lots of mixing happening in the lower layers making for bumpy flying if you do venture out. The odd soarable occasion might be tempting along our coast but I would be wary. And I recommend leaving Sedge alone for today. Sy lyk beneuk! ;) lol.

Plett – Mostly westerly winds all day… ;)

PE and PA – PE with SW winds moderate only… It is NE to the east but this flow will eventually be over taken by the westerly winds.

EL – NE winds until the SW starts to move in form the west late afternoon. Nothing too strong today.

Inland – All mostly westerly winds with a more NW to the northern interior. Lots of rain in the west moderating to the east. Hhhmmm… The wind making it a non flying day in the WC areas… ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:12 and setting at 19:24 – day length 14:11. High at 10:18, low 16:57. Strong NW then gusty SW. Perfect for socialising including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(27 November 2021) 
Day 612 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people. It is all IOH and the Cut of low spinning of the end of the interior trough. A deep low circulation causing all the CB’s, and strong winds we are experiencing. Winds re all Nw in the interior, NE in the eastern coastal regions and a shallow SW partly along the southern coastal areas. From 1-2k up the winds are all NW. Lots of CB’s and rain on the cards everywhere. Lots of clouds to with low bases along the coastal areas both west and southern parts. A NW finish up at the Tropopause at 30-60kts with freezing level around 9-10k. Still not a flying day anywhere and the outlook for tomorrow also looking dismal still…

CT – Strong NW winds with low clouds and rain. Even some CB’s…

RB – Bleh!

PV – Also strong NW winds low cloud and rain. Tomorrow too!

Wilderness – lol. Still great outlook for chocolate cake and coffee!

Plett – Same as above… lol (Though Keurbooms is looking in with a shot at lunchtime…) ;)

PE and PA – Strong E to NE but changing around mid day readying for a SW trend for the afternoon…

EL – NE winds all day…

Inland – NW winds with CB’s and rain in most places. Fesh to strong stuff so good for drinking coffee and counting your sheep. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:13 and setting at 19:22 – day length 14:09. High at 8:58, low 14:35. Strong SW for the morning but SE in the afternoon. Perfect for socialising including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(26 November 2021) 
Day 611 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people. So after the flurry of long flights with plenty of those over the 100 mile mark, including a new WC record of 216km from PV and a new Kardoesie site record, the current weather putting a stop to all that stuff. Similar pattern to yesterday with that big trough threatening to turn into a cut off low while the IOH is helping to thump that moist air into the circulation from the east. Winds more E to NE in the interior and super strong once again with 30kts all over the interior and 30kts plus along the southern coasts. It curls sharply around on the west coast from the W to the NW even around the low. Lots more CB activity that will spread more to the CT area in the afternoon. These CB’s will spread to the GR in the evening. Lots varying conditions along the west with that deep mid and upper level instabilities around and super strong surface winds. That low circulation along the west coast holding true all the way to the Tropopause – to the east it is all East in the lower layer but backing to the NE then NW with height. Freezing levels around 11-14k.

CT – The general flow still East but trending NE with height though there is indications of a morning wind-shadow around. From mid day onwards it looks pretty Northish and fresh with around 15kts and as the CB’s will move in then it probably wont be flyable. The main ranges still with those strong east flow.

RB – Too east…

PV – It is super strong E to NE in the morning with 40kts striking the valley in spots! Even PB probably just too strong with 15kts or more… Climbs to 6k so not that good really (We getting spoilt now!) ;) And CB’s around…

Wilderness – lol. Well, it even looks too strong for kitesurfing…

Plett – Same as above… lol

PE and PA – Strong E to NE… Very strong!

EL – As above…………

Inland – All NE winds and super strong… Everywhere… With CB’s…  (See rain map!) Another onbeskofde dag! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:13 and setting at 19:22 – day length 14:09. High at 7:44, low 14:01, High at 20:02. A super fresh SE expected but batten down the hatches for the upcoming days. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(25 November 2021) 
Day 610 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people! Another epic flying day yesterday with Ruard taking the easterly route behind KradouwPiek and striking past the 100mile mark. Heinrich hot on his heals and Cruchie landing in Clan. ;) Lekker ouens! Today a strong IOH battling it out with the well-built interior trough – a super pressure-gradient setting up between these tow while the same time the upper air conditions conducive to helping them along in their mischief. WE have all heard about the strong wind coming and it is just going to build form today onwards for the next two days or so. Strong and deep instability coupled with large scale convergence areas will also shape up for some strong CB’s during the coming days too. Def a red alert time with the today the 40kts level at just 500ft AGL in many places. Small disturbances will bring down some exceptionally strong gust to the ground at times so be careful. Of course it s a non flying day unless you are around PB today! ;) Winds are east in direction all over with a slight more NE direction into the interior. From around 8-10k the wind backs to the NE and then from 14k it is al W winds all the way to the Tropopause for a measly 30kts over CT but 50kt to the North. Freezing level still around 11-12k.

CT – A deep E to NE flow around 15kts but some sheltered spots around the Peninsula – not sure if these will be in a flyable location but SH and LH looks to be just on the edge. If you have big kahunas perhaps getting to 8k above Africa face today is possible… ;) The main ranges of course all flushed with the east winds. (See TH graph)

RB – Too east…

PV – A super day If you can get up there. Winds here around 10kts in general with climbs to 8/10k. But the east to NE winds making only PB flyable. Enjoy the view if you are going up! ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – If you are not up at Map right this moment then you have missed it. ;) Super strong winds expected today with the 40kts at 500ft by mid day already… ;) See TH graph for 12:00.

Plett – Same as above… lol

PE and PA – Not as strong as the western parts but still fresh and picking up into the afternoon with a East wind.

EL – As above but perhaps slightly less in the strength department.

Inland – The East flow all over the show with more NE in the far north. It is lighter in the far interior with good flying possible but the Sea breeze effect super strong and reaching past the GE by end f the day (See Wind graph!) with 30kts plus all over the show! Onbeskof vandag! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:13 and setting at 19:21 – day length 14:08. High at 6:47, low 12:47, High at 18:53. A super fresh SE expected but batten down the hatches for the upcoming days. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(24 November 2021) 
Day 609 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people! An amazing flight yesterday by Christian Erne with a new PV and WC distance record of 216km. Well done Christian. You can look at his track log here. https://www.livetrack24.com/track/2036928 Today another big day on the cards for the western areas – so more long possible along a similar route as the winds trend a tad light but still with that southerly trend all over. The IOH influence strong all over with lots of moisture around, especially around the southern parts and a slight chance of rain in the eastern coastal regions. Clouds widespread with beautiful Q’s all over and great soaring conditions. The SE in CT still strong but not quite as wild as before. The wind in the interior has a SE trend in the south then veers to the S then SW in the far northern parts. Up at 14k it all goes SW and finishes W at the Tropopause at 60kts. Freezing level around 10/11k in the west but 8500 in the east.

CT – The SE still deep enough to stop the wind-shadow from forming so the 20kts plus winds not making any flying easy (or happen) ;) The main ranges also embedded in the SE flow.

RB – It just could be doable... ;)

PV – Another super day on the cards with high climbs from early already rising during the day with 7/8k late afternoon. It’s a day to head into the Cederbergs form the looks of it with base around 10k. Word of warning though, dress warm as freezing level is at 10k in these parts. :)) If you could head s tad more east into the interior and connect with the clouds heading to Calvinia… Hhhmmm… ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – Another sweet SE day ahead but stronger and probably getting blow out near lunchtime. ;) See Spot.

Plett – Uppies looking at 10kts SE winds so not the best unless you are desperate. lol

PE and PA – Looks like a SE wind here trending a tad more East later on. Could be good at the right spots… ;)

EL – As above but remaining SE. That onshore probably making for good soaring in many spots – 10-15kts…

Inland – SE winds in the southern parts becoming fresh in the late afternoon in the eastern interior. It trends more S and then SW further west and to the north. Loads of Q’s around with high bases every where. A great flying day with winds starting off light at 5kts or less and a few spots touching on the 15kt mark later on.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:13 and setting at 19:20 – day length 14:07. Low 11:57, High at 18:06. A fresh SE expected. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(23 November 2021) 
Day 608 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people! I have to mention an awesome flight from John Henderson – he flew from Hermanus to Villiersdorp. An unusual flight over 100km. Nicely done John! :) Mainly the IOH dominating or influencing our WC weather except for the extreme western parts where the SAH is helping that SE along in its deep sinful pleasure of plaquing the CT area with those unusable (except for kitesurfing and then only for the pros!) SE wind. The southern coastal areas with sweet SSE winds that go more SW towards the East. It strengthens again towards the east. Lots of clouds around with all the moisture and some rain still possible over the some of the southern mountains. Base from 3k in the south rising steadily to the north. 11k base around the GE region and all southerly winds of light to moderate strength so good flying all over. Winds remain southerly all the way to around 12/14k where it veers to the SW remaining there to the Tropopause for a 40-50kt finish up there. Freezing level around the 11-12k level but a few spots slightly lower in the east.

CT – Still some of the deep SE wind but it is starting to lose some of its poke. IT shallower layer of 30kts still around though and no signs of flying possible form the looks of it. Same on the main ranges.

RB – lol. ;)

PV – Another good day on the cards with climbs over 6000ft. The wind is still very southerly with a slight SSW in it. But no rain and some good clouds around. Probably higher climbs on the cards if you can get to cloud. ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – A sweet day ahead with Map, Serps, Sedge and PR working int he SSE winds. Good climbs and long flights possible for the XC buff’s – despite all the rain we had yesterday. Go big guys! ;) See Spot.

Plett – As above!

PE and PA – A sweet SW to SSW wind all day. 10-15kts perhaps. It is a day for long out and returns along the coast. ;)

EL – Stronger SW so probably not really flyable on the SW spots…

Inland – Sweet Q’s with some OD and rain over the higher mountains. Winds remain Southerly far inland past the GE. It could be a good soaring day If you can avoid the rainy spots. Lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:14 and setting at 19:19 – day length 14:05. Low 11:16, High at 17:26. A light SE day. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(22 November 2021) 
Day 607 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people! Some amazing flying that has happened over the past few days. Guys flying from PV to Clan and beyond while some did a route to the east, landing over 100k’s away at the “Padstal” on the edge of the “Knersvlaktes” (Yes, I would also land there before venturing out over the flats with a name like that!) ;) Lekker Wj, Nigel and crew! (Wj got to just shy of 3300mASL). And Dirk managing to get into some convergence yesterday evening at 18:30 sitting pretty at 2500m. Lekker guys! However, today the floods and rain probably on everyone’s mind as the deep trough with lots of moist air influx form the SE helping the developments of CB’s over a very large area in the interior. The only part escaping being the extreme western parts where there is a chance of getting some airtime even. Lol. Winds strong SE along the southern parts and also the southern wester regions and only around the Swartland valley a slight SSW curling in towards PV and Kardoesie. Lots of clouds around with low base along the southern parts and rising to the north and west coast regions. The wind is SE to S into the interior veering in a few spots to the W and even some NW in the far north. This is the pattern to around 14k where we finally get more NW flows however, the deep low is prominent especially in the upper flows where the winds are SW in the west but NW in the east with a strong acceleration taking place from east to west causing all that upper air divergence helping the development of those wide spread CB’s. The end of the trough will eventually spin of into a cut off low that will do its thing to the SE of the country but if you forward the systems play there is a forecast for a more locally stationed cut off low nearer the weekend – so more rain coming! Lol. Freezing level still 11-12k.

CT – That deep SE still around an no letting up. Lol. Chance of CB’s over the bigger mountains too…

RB – You could fly a baton out here today… ;)

PV – Another possibly good day on the cards with climbs over 7500ft possible. The wind is very SE so perhaps PB would be the better option – it is also more west so further away form the CB activity… ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – A coffee and cake day! Lol. ;) See Spot.

Plett – As above!

PE and PA – The wind slackening here and more south to even SW as we move to the east.  Still lots of rain. Lol.

EL – Same as above…

Inland – Strong Southerly winds all the way to past the GE even. Lots of CB’s and rain all over with flooding. Eish… I remember an old time sail plain pilot saying, “if you need lift just head west…”. Lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:14 and setting at 19:18 – day length 14:04. Low 10:43, High at 16:54. Another strong SE day ahead of us. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(21 November 2021) 
Day 606 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people! So a exciting day of flying ahead today with the trough having moved down to the south and effecting most of the WC. It is ofcourse bringing with it that big sky country stuff with high bases and strong thermals! (See thermal chart) But we have got 18k bases over the GE today. There is a chance of some CB activity from the strong convergence from the ocean air from the SE and the dryer airmass from the NW along that line. Winds along our coast are strong SE once again so get out early if you can. The west coast a sweet curling around with PV delivering some big air today too. Lots of clouds around in general so should be pretty to see. ;) The wind goes NW form 10k upwards remaining NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 60kts finish in the west but 90kts in the east. Freezing level around 11-12k.

CT – A very strong SE day with some strong down draughts over CB area – no wind-shadow shaping up today. A good day for weather watching! Lol. The main mountains with too much E in the flow so you need to go to PV to get the SW effect.

RB – Blown out already… :)

PV – A good day on the cards with climbs over 7500ft possible. Some big skies to the east over the Cederbergs – it is a day to venture out there with those thermal markers and high climbs. Best XC direction will be to go due east over the Cederbergs – looks like a very west to even NW wind to the north… Lekker! ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – Another strong SE day. Get out early before it blows out. Probably form mid day onwards already…  Lol. ;) See Spot.

Plett – Also a strong SE wind day here… If anything it is early. ;) See Spot.

PE and PA – Scary strong NE winds all day…

EL – Same as above…

Inland – Fresh SE winds moving inland from the south all the way to the GE but it is NW to the north of that. High climbs with sweet Q’s everywhere. A chance of CB’s over the GE area but a great convergence line to run if you can launch form the west and fly to the east – maybe those hangies from PV can do something big today. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:14 and setting at 19:17 – day length 14:03. Low 10:12, High at 16:23. Another strong SE day ahead of us. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(20 November 2021) 
Day 605 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people! A very short weather report this morning – I have about of food-poisoning and spend all night next to the loo! ;)

Another awesome day of flying along the GR yesterday. Today the SAH dominating with a strong trough in the interior. The winds will all be SE along the southern coasts and increasing during the day. The west coast the winds curl around for a SW component out that side. Looks like the only spots worth a visit is PV – looking good there and the Map that is also looking great for the morning but expecting it to blow out from mid-day onwards anytime…

Enjoy the flying!





(19 November 2021) 
Day 604 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people! So yesterday was the best day I have ever experienced at Sedgefield. Climbing to 3000ft with pacs twice and then then solo at 18:00 in the evening, in smooth lift to 3300ft, landing at sunset at the beach hotel. The hangies where up at 3800ft earlier on too. Plenty good flying everywhere else with multiple sight seeing XC flights from Serps and students having a ball on the coastal ridges. And today looks like we might get a second helping!

Today the SAH still pushing that cooler unstable air onto the entire WC with southerly winds. It is a tad more SW along the southern coastal regions but to the west it is more south and later even some SE. Lots of clouds in the southern parts with base pretty high – 2-3k along the coast rising quickly to 4/5k along the first mountains then 6-8k north of there. IT is 10k climbs over the SB ranges and 12k at the GE. Winds are all southerly in these areas. Winds remain S with height to 10k then a slow veering to the SW and eventually more westerly at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 10-11k.

CT – A strong SSE day with winds going up to 30kts. It is a deep flow with the backing happening only at 4k so no flyable wind-shadow around the peninsula. The main ranges slightly more protected but still a lot of south in the wind. If you do get up you could go a long wat towards the north…  ;) See Spot.

RB – If you are not there already you are missing out! It probably blows out by mid day… :)

PV – Another SSW day with climbs to around 6k. I tis more S to SE above 4k… Still good flying around the Swartland valley today. Watch the sea breeze later on though! ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – Another sweet morning on the coast on the cards with it moderating into the afternoon. Segde again looking on the strong side for the morning but the afternoon should be peachy once again. Lots of opportunities for scenic XC flights around today but unless someone’s heads north it doesn’t look like a record day. Lol. ;) See Spot.

Plett – A tad stronger day with Uppies showing climbs to 5/6k around 10:30! Tats big for here… ;) Then the sea breeze drops base to perhaps half of that… Maybe the jump to the east is on… Keurbooms also looking good. See Spot.

PE and PA – Fresh SW once again that will moderate into the afternoon.

EL – Same as above…

Inland – Southerly winds in most places with a tad of SW in the SE coastal regions. Good flying with exceptionally good climbs and high bases to the north. Just watch the jumps over the Outenikwas – there is some strong shear expected as the winds accelerate over the tops and behind. But once again, if you can get to the right spots it could be amazing. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:15 and setting at 19:15 – day length 14:00. Low 9:16, High at 15:29. Another light/moderate SSW day. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(18 November 2021) 
Day 603 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people! Everybody chomping at the bit for some XC flying today after the rains. Looks like a epic day to the west but the south and eastern parts a tad still caught in the CF leftovers. The SAH shaping into that classic ridge along the southern coast while the winds here will start to moderate form the SSW. To the far east it is more SW and strong still and to the west it is more southerly with some strong spots here and there. Lots of clouds along the southern parts of the WC clearing to the far interior past the SB ranges and towards the GE. A few Q’s on the west coast to the north of the PV valley. High climbs expected here with sweet thermals to 7/8k. The wind remains SW along the southern coast and adjacent interior but backs to the south further north and in the west with height – all the way past 14k. It then backs to the west for a 70k finish in the south but 100kts in the north. Freezing level 11k in the west but 7500 in the east.

CT – A fresh Southerly wind day with 20kts in the afternoon. It doesn’t look like a good wind-shadow day to me… The main ranges doable but quite a bit of south here too. Not such high climbs here but if you can manage to fly north to the better stuff you could go a long long way… ;) See Spot.

RB – A good day here! :)

PV – A SSW day but higher up it is more S and even SE. IT is a cracking day further north with high bases there around Kardoesie and Renosterhoek. ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – A light rainy start but the promise still holding ture of a spectacular day ahead for us. Perhaps a later start than anticipated but I think from 10/11 the coast should start to work work a great session along the ocean cliffs. Sedge and Serps will both be on fire but perhaps a tad strong early on. Climbs at Sedge showing up to 4k for most of the day! Lol. That’s very unusual for here. Go out there and get high! ;) See Spot.

Plett – Same as Wilderness but a tad longer before starting perhaps. Keurbooms also a maybe but perhaps with a bit of west in it. See Spot.

PE and PA – Strong SW at the start but it does seem to moderate into the afternoon.

EL – Same as above…

Inland – Southerly winds in most places with a tad of SW in the southern parts. Good flying if you can get to the right spots with base rising steadily from north of the first range to the GE. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:16 and setting at 19:14 – day length 13:58. Low 8:48, High at 15:41. A light/moderate SSW day. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(17 November 2021) 
Day 602 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people! So good to see pilots doing site seeing XC flights – those are my favourites! :) Today a strengthening system building up as the SAH pushes in Cold moist air from the South combining with a very deep upper air trough (there’s very favourable upper divergence taking place over the southern parts of SA). It is setting up t be a mother of fronts from the south! ;) Very strong Southerlies out to sea with perhaps 50kts at times. In the far interior the Westerly will pickup to 40kts in a consistent strong blow out there. To the east the Easterlies are joining the party with 30kts along the eastern southern coasts. Lol. It’s a really weather watching day today. Lots of clouds around in the southern regions with CB activity along the frontal convergence line. To the far northern interior also CB activity (The trough and the frontal system will join into a cut of low in a few days moving off to the SE of the country). But all of this seems to be having a sweet reprieve spell in a “col” on the GR (You guessed it – that awesome place called Wilderness) ;) Perhaps the only spot you could squeeze a flight out of the day today. From 8-10k the winds are all westerlies with a strong 110kts. Freezing level around 11k but dropping during the day to 7500ft from the west as the front settles in.

CT – A wet westerly day and late late afternoon that strong gale force southerlies will move in form the south. The main mountains also full of rain. A weather watching day… lol :) See Spot.

RB – lol :)

PV – Rainy day all day… ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – A light SW start then going SE then the strong southerly in the afternoon. Pretty volatile day but perhaps you could get a coastal flight in while you can see far out to sea on what is coming. Lol. But rain probably from mid day onwards. ;) See Spot.

Plett – Same as Wilderness but probably more SE winds initially. See Spot.

PE and PA – Super strong East to NE winds all day…

EL – Same as above…

Inland – Some lighter winds in the southern Karoo around the GR region but elsewhere strong westerly winds and super strong ones in the far interior especially in the east. Lol. Not a flying day! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:17 and setting at 19:13 – day length 13:57. Low 8:20, High at 14:32. A light/moderate SW going SE day with possible drizzle. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(16 November 2021) 
Day 601 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people! The CF moving into the southern parts of the WC with cooler air and some sweet soaring conditions. Winds S to SW with a more SW to W component far inland. Lots of clouds around with good Q’s in the southern regions with base form 2-3k along the coast to 4-5k the first mountains and then 6-8k past the SB ranges. It is dry in the west and from north of the SB it becomes blue – perhaps a few small Q’s over the GE up high around 12/13k. The interior trough far to the north of the country where there is extremely big skies doing the rounds! Base at 18k from west to east – you could fly form Windhoek to KZN today! ;) Back home things are more relaxed with the winds remaining S to SW and from 8k or so it all goes west up to the Tropoause for a 100kt finish up there. Freezing level down to 12k.

CT – Another Southerly day trending to the SSW with height. Still not a wind-shadow day with the winds running around the Peninsula as apposed to over it - up to 25kts over the sea so mostly cross winds from the left. The main ranges looking a promising with climbs to 4k and more as you head north. :) See Spot.

RB – Another flyable da here :)

PV – A sweet day on the cards with cooler temps of perhaps 27max and light W to SW winds. Great climbs to 4-5k and easy flying to the north along the mountains. ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – A rainy start but with a promising forecast. Cloudy conditions all day but winds are light to moderate SW going SW with the coasts soarable and also Serps and Sedge working well. Base around 2k. A good day if the rains clears up! ;) See Spot.

Plett – A good day here after the initial rain. Keurbooms looking particularly good today and Uppies also offering something. See Spot.

PE and PA – Strong SW winds with a few spots of rain. The winds will moderate and trend SE from mid day onwards.

EL – Same as above…

Inland – Starting off with light southerly winds int eh southern parts that go more SW to W further inland. Light rain on the southerly mountains. A fresh Seabreeze will kick in in the southern and western coastal regions with up to 20kts winds in a few spots. Looks like a good flying day if you are in the right place. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:17 and setting at 19:12 – day length 13:55. Low 7:41, High at 14:01. A light/moderate SW going SE day with possible drizzle. Perfect for everything including getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(15 November 2021) 
Day 600 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people! More great flying yesterday around PV including Cathy forced to deploy her reserve… Today the SAH helping along a CF from the SW as conditions start to get stronger as the front approaches. A S to SW flow along the southern parts but more W in the interior and then in the far east the NE from the IOH dominating. No clouds expected today but a fair bit along both coastlines – low stuff that will only affect the coastal regions in a few spots. Still loads of instability around with the usual spots showing climbs to 10k or more over the GE and progressively lower closer to the coasts. Slight pre-frontal indications in some spots specially later in the day. Winds remain SW along the coast but W in the interior with height but form around 8/10k it is al West to the Tropopause for a 60ish knot finish. Freezing level very high today at 14/15k.

CT – Again a S to SW flow pattern with strong winds at 15-20kts. Not a wind-shadow day with the winds running along the SH and LH region – up to 25kts over the sea and 15kts at launch. Probably a bit mixy and bumpy day. The main ranges looking a tad better but still strongish and climbs to 4k or so… :) See Spot.

RB – It is looking like it could work later on…

PV – Another day with climbs to 4/4500ft on the cards. More wind from the SW later on so try and land by 14:00 or soon after. It gets to 20kts later in the day… ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – A typical prefrontal day though perhaps not as strong with light SW winds in the morning and then building into the afternoon. I t will go more westerly at that time too. Sedge and Serps showing climbs to just over launch with a deepening in the instability layer from lunchtime onwards TOL winds increase to 15kts so the usual strong bumpy stuff is what you cane expect. See Spot.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – PE with light variable winds at first then going SW and increasing…

EL – It is all NE wind but it moderates later in the day…

Inland – Westerly winds in the interior starting off light to moderate but getting strong in the afternoon. Some 30kts spots from the WSW as the prefrontal sea breeze moves in…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:18 and setting at 19:11 – day length 13:54. Low 7:13, High at 13:27 and low at 19:47. A light S day going SW. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(14 November 2021) 
Day 598 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people! Summer is starting to move in while pilots are stretching their wings with some XC flights. Today the SAH shaping into a sweet ridge along the southern parts with a weak trough in the northern interior. Light winds almost everywhere but for the sea breezes that will kick in around the entire WC coastline. The interior with a light NE to NW flow while the southern coasts have a SW start in the east trending to the SE later on. The Peninsula with a shallow S to SW trend with light stuff at TM top height. A blue day with only a few high clouds near the GE. Seems like some low cloud and even foggy patches on the west ad southern coasts but very few from the looks of it. Winds are light all the way to 7/8k where it goes W 15kts. It keeps backing to the SW for a 50kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level still up at 13kish.

CT – A Southerly picking up to the upper teens in knots. It flows around the Peninsula sweetly with a tad more strength out to see. Probably more SSW around here. The main ranges are looking very good with a sweet W to SW wind and climbs to 4/5k. A good day to cruise to the north I think. :) See Spot.

RB – It is up later on but probably too light.

PV – Another sweet day with light W to SW winds all day. Climbs to 4.5k on the cards. Nice! ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – A sweet start with Sedge and Serps offering something from early but then the SE will kick in. Map probably sweet from midday onwards.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness with Uppies showing some good climbs early on to 4k… ;)

PE and PA – SW winds in the morning but trending SE later on all day…

EL – Same as above…

Inland – Light N to Ne wind in the east but more W in the west. It’s a great flying day no matter what you fly…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:18 and setting at 19:10 – day length 13:52. Low 6:29, High at 12:46 and low at 19:11. A sweet SE day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(13 November 2021) 
Day 599 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2fly people! So Bernd and Justin went big yesterday from Waboomberg. Awesome stuff guys! Check it out here! https://ayvri.com/scene/qv5p0lggjr/ckvwqohz80002336ky4nlkif3

Today the SAH pushing in CF into the southern parts of the WC with strong SW winds along the southern parts and low cloud. This dries further inland with much higher base and good flying conditions but for the wind that is a bit on the fresh side. A ad more SSW in the west but this veers quickly to the west into the interior – 10-14k bases as you move eastwards along the GE line. Lol. We should run those lines! ;) But it is lower in the southern civilised regions where we are most likely to fly. Winds remain SW with height with a tad WSW at the Tropopause for a 70kts finish up there Freezing level 13k.

CT – A fresh SSW wind day with base around 3k. It is looking like a super good soaring day along those misty cliffs side today… The main ranges als SW but perhaps a tad breezy but doable with some experience… :) See Spot.

RB – Too W… lol

PV – A breezy SSW day here with some flying if you don’t mind the wind. ;) Climbs to 4/5k later on possible… ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – A SW day that is looking good in the morning fir the ocean cliffs. Sedge perhaps a tad on the windy side, especially in the TOL region. lol

Plett – Too strong most probably unless you fly a HG at Keurbooms maybe… ;)

PE and PA – Strong SW winds moving through in pulses with a slight chance of some rain.

EL – As above…

Inland – Fresh SW to W winds with super cool Q’s that become less further inland. High stuff in the eastern interior.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:19 and setting at 19:09 – day length 13:50. Low early, High at 11:52 and low at 18:24. A fresh SW wind day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(12 November 2021) 
Day 597 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2fly people! The SAH lightly pushing in some cool moist air into the WC – cloudy and light rain along the southern coast this morning but clearing with some good flying on the cards. Winds S to SE with a SW to W along the west coast. The Southerly winds penetrating far inland to past the GE. Lots of clouds along the southern ranges but it dries by the time the GE is reached. The wind goes SW from 10k and remains SW all the way to the Tropopause for a 70kts finish. Freezing level around 13k.

CT – A fresh SE here for the day with 20kts and more later on. Not much signs of a usable wind-shadow shaping up so… The main ranges from DTK and northwards looking better with a bit more SSW component in the direction. Probably good for some XC to the north. :) See Spot.

RB – Looks good! ;)

PV – A god day on the cards here with light mod SW winds and climbs to 7k in the right spot! ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – A sweet day on the cards if the rain stays away. Sedge and Serps looking good wit climbs to 2k. Map lightly soarable later too…. ;)

Plett – Very similar to Wilderness with the S to SE winds light enough for Uppies See Spot. ;)

PE and PA – Light rain and winds rom the SE all day.

EL – As above…

Inland – A southerly wind day with low clouds in the south rising steadily to the North. Graafies and the southerly facing slopes looking good… ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:20 and setting at 19:08 – day length 13:49. High at 10:35 and low at 17:18. A light cloudy S to SE. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(11 November 2021) 
Day 596 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A weak Front to the south of the WC driven in by the IOH to hit the southern parts in the afternoon. Its shallow and weak with just a tad more moisture in the lower layers – a slight chance of rian in the late afternoon/evening along the southern mountains. Winds are initially light SE but after the front will increase in strength. The SE is strong around the CP region all day but this curls nicely into a SW to West flow along the west coast with some great soaring conditions out there. Lots of cloud around in the southern parts but the west looking blue. High bases to the east with 13k east of Cradock but 8k in the WC interior then progressively lower closer to the coast. Even a chance of some fog patches along the southern coast in the afternoon. Winds in the interior all easterlies but West north of the GE. The wind goes west from 10k upwards remaining west all the way to the Tropopause for a 60kts finish. Freezing level at 12/13k.

CT – A strong SE wind day with a usable wind-shadow during the mornings but it does seem to erode into the afternoon. The main ranges from DTK and northwards looking sweet with the SW moving in from here. See Spot.

RB – Maybe maybe day… ;)

PV – A SW to W day with a strong sea breeze at the end of the day. Many 15kts plus spots around so land by then. Good climbs to 6k. ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – A SE day with Map probably good for the afternoon. There is a chance of some low cloud moving in and spoiling the fun - maybe. Sedge and Serps will work during the morning but the wind will go more east from mid day onwards. Sedge showing climbs to 2k before lunchtime… If you do get up you can fly to Map. ;)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness with the SE winds but Uppies showing some up stuff… Lol… See Spot. ;)

PE and PA – SE winds trending more east and picking up. Lots of low cloud form the ocean…

EL – As above…

Inland – A sweet day inland with light east winds initially. Good thermal if you can get into the air. But the sea breeze moving in in the afternoon with a few strong spots of 20kts in the late afternoon. Watch the low cloud and possible rain clouding up in the southern ranges…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:20 and setting at 19:07 – day length 13:47. High at 8:57 and low at 15:41. A light SE start but strong in the afternoon. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(10 November 2021) 
Day 595 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The SAH dominating our weather with a general westerly flow pattern and some southern variations within along the southern coastal areas. Still some instability around but much less than yesterday. Climbs to 4k in the western regions, rising in the interior with some spots to 11k around the GE and less as you move further south. There are some low clouds out to sea along the west and southern coastal areas with a chance of these making land in a few spots. Winds are light S to SW in the lower parts but then picks up above the inversion as the west increase in strength reaching 50kts from 11k upwards with a 60kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 12k.

CT – A SW lower flow but ore west around TM height. IT gets breezy around the northern Peninsula along the coast. It should be a lekker flying day though – instability to 2500ft in the early periods. The main mountains with the SW winds also nice and flyable with climbs to around 4k. SLP looking to work probably too.. See Spot.

RB – Too much west in it. ;)

PV – SW winds here today with climbs to 4/5k. Relatively strong day form the looks of it with flights to Renosterhoek on the cards. ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – A sweet flight form Theunis form Serps to Sedge yesterday – making the most of the post frontal conditions. A nice looong glider right over Swart-Vlei in the end too. :) Today not so high in the climbs but still some instability with perhaps 500m in the good spots doable. Perhaps another sorty from Serps to Sedge is possible. ;) Winds SSW in general withs a few pulses moving through – 5-10kts. Some of the coastal stuff should work too… ;) See Spot!

Plett – A good day here too with climbs to 3k… Maybe Keurbooms looking up again late morning mid day. Lol… See Spot. ;)

PE and PA – Its SW going to the South later on…

EL – The NE dominating during the day with the SW moving in late in the afternoon…

Inland – A general W wind up to 15kts during the day but the Sea Breeze form the south will move in in the afternoon well over 20kts in many spots. Good lift before that moves through though… ;) A blue day with some Q’s in the far eastern interior where some lift heads up past 13k… ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:21 and setting at 19:06 – day length 13:45. High at 7:34 and low at 13:53. A light SSW wind with sun. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(9 November 2021) 
Day 594 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH shaping a light ridge along the southern parts of the WC today with some light winds and good soaring conditions. Winds are all SW in the W and Southerlies in the south but light Northerlies in the interior. There is a marked sea breeze moving in on the west and southern coasts – the western one pretty strong with over 20kts. The southern one slightly less but for a few stronger spots at 20kts too. Clouds dissipating quickly form the morning with few around  in the afternoon except for the eastern regions. Base pretty high with 4k in the southern regions and more further inland. The winds go Northerly from just above 3000ft then NW from around 7k backing to the west with a 40kts finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 12k.

CT – Looks like a sweet day with a NW start backing to the SW later in the day, Some 15kts spots but from 2500ft the wind is NE to N and pretty light. Perhaps some interesting flying around the Peninsula if you can put the light upper flow to use… ;) The main ranges with a lower W to SW but the upper flow more NW to NNW. Climbs to 4/5k perhaps. IT gets better to the north. See Spot.

RB – lol. ;)

PV – A good day here again with the post frontal and cool temps with climbs to 6k in the afternoon. Lekker! ;) See Spot.

Wilderness – After yesterdays Spot being correct today is looking not as good as we expected for Sedge. Climbs to 2000ft here but if you can get over the back to the flats its 3k in general but early up t near base at just over 4k. The wind goes Northish (some NE some NW) from just other side of 3000ft. Maybe get high and use the upper winds to drift high out to sea… ;) The coastal spots could work but the Map corner is soft again. ;) See Spot!

Plett – A cracking day here so get here if you can with climbs early over 4k to base. After 11 the sea breeze spoils the fun a bit – Oh I forgot, the winds are pretty breezy N up at TOL. Lol… See Spot. ;)

PE and PA – A slight chance of a few spots of rain here but otherwise looking good. Winds go form SW, moderating to SE in the afternoon.

EL – As above…

Inland – Light sweet wind in the interior from the N in general but the sea breezes pushing in form the south int eh afternoon. They penetrate to just past the SB ranges. Mostly blue with a few Q’s over the convergence regions. Lots of Q in the east though… It’s a good day to be out flying I think. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:22 and setting at 19:06 – day length 13:43. Low at 12:36, high at 18:51. A light S to SSE wind with sun. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(8 November 2021) 
Day 593 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people! Another sweet day at Sedge yesterday with weak but smooth lift for a lucky few pilots. Today the Cold Front converging with the active interior trough with wide spread and strong rain in many places. This will move rapidly from west to east with little rain in the west but strong rain in the east. Winds are SW to S in the west and southern parts with a strong W to SW meeting the NW interior trough air. Lots of CB’s out there too. Lol. But it does look like some good flying possible in the west so all is not lost. ;) The winds remain SW in the SW corner with a 25kts finish at the Tropopause but NW around PE with a 120kts finish. ;) Action up there! Freezing level down to 7500ft in the SW southern areas.

CT – A Southerly start but trending to the SW during the day. Some rain early but this will move of to the west. It should be flyable at most of the SW spots. The main mountains also looking very promising with the SSW component though perhaps at ad on the strong side… See Spot.

RB – Hhhmmm… perhaps early morning but then a tad too much W in it I think. ;)

PV – One of the better possible spots today. Low base start but finishing with a strong 6k base in the afternoon. Lol. See Spot.

Wilderness – Well, if we get to believe the spot it looks like we might have a sweet late afternoon session at Sedge today. Climbs to near 2k at base. Otherwise it is rain for the morning and more rain. Perhaps late afternoon soaring along the ocean cliffs too. Fingers crossed!  ;) See Spot!

Plett – More rain here with clouds so not as promising as Wilderness… See Spot. ;)

PE and PA – The rian having out here all day it seems. Winds SE and breezy at times!  

EL – As above…

Inland – Lots of rain in the interior with just the far west looking great for flying. Winds strong W in the interior to SW in the south but more SE in the eastern interior. Not a flying day unless you are around the PV region… ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:23 and setting at 19:05 – day length 13:41. Low at 11:39, high at 17:55. A light moderate SW trend with lots of clouds and rain. Perfect for coffee and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature still around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(7 November 2021) 
Day 592 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Another amazing day along the GR coastline yesterday. :) Today the SAH pushing a tad more as it gathers the cooler moist air towards the WC. (This will converge with the deepening interior trough and bring loads of rain tomorrow btw). But today more windy conditions in the western parts with a lighter S to SE flow along the southern coast. It is SE in the eastern interior and more west in the west. The far north it is W so a sweet light low circulation around the western little Karoo – the high cloud base in this area reflecting the exceptional good soaring to be had here. (See the cloud base map) If you can get here sweet! ;) The skies are blue north of the GE. Some rain again in the east as the eastern part of the trough is pretty active with CB’s but only some light rain along the southern ranges. In a nutshell super good stuff in the west but more low cloudy stuff in the east with rain. The wind goes NW from 6000ft all the way to the Tropopause for a 110kts finish up there. Freezing level around 9k.

CT – A light moderate start in the SSE with a iffy wind=shadow during the morning that will erode more into the afternoon as the wind picks up. 20kts in a few spots expected. There is not much slacking and backing of the wind with height. The main ranges at DTK is looking rather good with some very high climbs to the NW from there in the light wind area… The big mountain to the south doing a great job of blocking the strong S to SE flow. See Spot.

RB – Another possibly good afternoon here… ;)

PV – A not as good as to the south day from here. Lol. See Spot.

Wilderness – A slow start from the look of things with less onshore flow in the morning. Still some instability around so if you are in the right spot you could get to cloud at 2k at Sedge or 1500ft at Serps… It trends SSE later in the day. Not as good as today form the looks of things but still worth it I think. ;) See Spot!

Plett – More SE and less good compare to yesterday…. See Spot. ;)

PE and PA – Still rain on the cards with SE winds…

EL – As above…

Inland – Light east flows in the little Karoo initially but a strong sea breeze in the west pushing through with 20kts spots form the south. Lots of super sweet and high Q’s around the west and interior up to the GE. So good flying in the right places. The east though with OD and lots of rain. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:24 and setting at 19:04 – day length 13:40. Low at 10:52, high at 17:08. A light SSE trend with lots of clouds. Perfect for anything and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(6 November 2021) 
Day 591 of lockdown

Good morning all amazing Wild2Fly people! What a great day of lfying yesterday on the GR and today looks like more! ;) A sweet split between the SAH and IOH shaping a slight ridge along the southern parts of the WC. Some rain in the east but it is looking really sweet in the west. Winds are SE to SW in the west, W in the far northern interior and light east to SE in the southern and eastern interior. The south coast with a light S trending SE. Lots of Q’s around with base around 12k along the GE and lowering to the south from there with 3k along the coastal regions. It dries more to the west with the good flying but rain in the east initially. There should be some good XC stuff in the west. Winds go WNW from 8/9k up with a 110kt finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 9/10k.

CT – A S to SW day with some strong stuff along the northern Peninsula shore line. The wind shadow on the city bowl side so perhaps not the best day… The main ranges much better as the wind has time to curl in more to the SW. It is looking great here with flights to PV on the cards. See Spot.

RB – lol I tis actually looking like a great afternoon soaring here… But I think you must go to DTK and fly to PV… ;)

PV – A great day here with W to SW winds and climbs to 6k on the cards. See Spot.

Wilderness – Another good one with early Sedge and then Map for the afternoon. The winds ging to the SSE later on but more SSW in the morning form the looks of things. Good stuff along the coasts too! Its def a day to go flying! ;) See Spot!

Plett – Uppies side a tad more OD with us moving closer towards the rainy side of things. Maybe some Keurbooms but a tad from the east here… See Spot. ;)

PE and PA – Some rain on the cards so not the best of days here… Winds are all SE.

EL – As above…

Inland – A light S to SE start to the day with rain in the east but good stuff in the west. In the far north the wind is W and blue. High clouds along the GE. Some strong S to SE winds later on as the Sea breeze moves in in parts in the west and east. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:24 and setting at 19:03 – day length 13:38. Low at 10:08, high at 16:45. A light moderate S wind day with clouds. Perfect for anything and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(5 November 2021) 
Day 589 of lockdown

Good morning all supercool Wild2Fly people! Toay another Cold Front moving into the southern parts of the WC – SW winds trending more W in the interior. Some light rain possible along the southern ranges. Winds not too strong with only a few spots going around 20kts in the later afternoon. (See wind map) Lots of clouds around with the base low along the GR region at 150oft and then rising further inland to a whopping 12/13k along the GE. Some nice Q’s in the west too with PV showing off the white stuff – a good time to go play out there today. The Strong SW Cold Front leading edge just to the east of EL along the east coast. Some CB activity here and inland to the east of Graafies area. The wind is SW in the S and W in the interior but it goes NW from around 7/8k and upwards for a strong 125kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 9/10k.

CT – A SW wind day with some local acceleration at LH and SH. Perhaps some good flying along those other Peninsula spots and the main ranges looking good to with the SW winds here – even if it is a bit OD… See Spot.

RB – lol Still ag shame man! ;)

PV – Again top local spot with great flying and lots of Q’s around today. A SW trend with climbs to 5k perhaps close to 6k later on. See Spot.

Wilderness – It should be a great day at Sedge and the coast if the rain stays away. All day just about. Winds in the 5-10kts range. ;) See Spot!

Plett – Keurbooms is looking particularly great for most of the day if the rain stays away. Uppies very light but maybe it could be just so sweet. See Spot. ;)

PE and PA – It is looking like a great MaitLands day to me. Picking up in the afternoon so Dirk can play too – if it doesn’t rain. ;)

EL – Fresh SW here all day with a slightly better chance of rain…

Inland – A SW in the southern parts with a W north of the GE. Some CB in the east. (actually quite a few! Lol) ;) Some strong SW winds later on as the Sea breeze moves in in the SW parts. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:25 and setting at 19:02 – day length 13:36. Low at 9:27, high at 15:43. A light moderate SW wind day with clouds. Perfect for anything and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(4 November 2021) 
Day 588 of lockdown

Good morning all amazing Wild2Fly people! Today is looking like a record day in the interior – flying from the west facing sites and heading east. The SB are going off the scale with 13/14k bases and you can run down wind for the entire length of those ranges and more – 20kts up there to carry you along. Lol. The Cold Front brushing past the SW areas of the WC but with great instability along the leading edge of the front. Some rain in the southern western parts with NW winds and late afternoon a chance of some CB activity around the Riversdale and surrounding region. The NW to SW winds will run up to just shy of the GR coast where the wind is more southerly with even a tad of SE. A few Q’s around along the mountains with very high bases. The interior winds a W trend but more WNW in the far north. A strong sea breeze expected to reach SB ranges by 16:00 over 30kts! A great taster to summer flying. The eastern parts with a SE to NE along the coast and slightly less in the adjacent interior. Winds are all WNW with height all the way to the Tropopause for a 90-100kt finish up there Freezing level around the 9-10k level.

CT – Nw winds with some lowish clouds. If the rain stays away it could be lekker flying though a tad strong perhaps. 10kts lower down with mid to upper teens in knots higher up. The main ranges with a tad more OD stuff and more chance of rain. Maybe too strong? See Spot.

RB – Ag shame man! ;)

PV – Again top local spot with great flying and even some Q’s around. A W trend with upper NW. Climbs to 5/6k. See Spot.

Wilderness – A similar day to yesterday but perhaps not as rough. A tad more SSW during the morning but S in the afternoon. Climbs to perhaps 1500ft at Sedge and Serps. Light soaring at Gerrickes and PR and CP too. Map probably too light. Looks like a sweet day. ;) See Spot!

Plett – More SE influence and the thermic stuff at Uppies not so good. See Spot. ;)

PE and PA – Similar to yesterday with a light onshore start remaining SE for the day.

EL – East to NE all day here…

Inland – A moderate W to WNW wind in most areas – the exception the eastern parts in the south where there is a more S to SE influence form the IOH. The rest is big strong skies with high bases and strong thermals. Bumpy rides for propellor thingies. ;) lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:26 and setting at 19:01 – day length 13:34. Low at 8:48, high at 15:03. Again light S winds. Perfect for anything and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(3 November 2021) 
Day 587 of lockdown

Good morning all super cool Wild2Fly people! A fantastic day of flying yesterday all over the place. Here is a pic by Adam West flying his hang glider at TM. Those things are still so cool. :) Today another Cold Front pushing towards CT so some stronger NW winds along the west with the IOH dominating in the east – in between the changeover area. The Cloud base rising well form west to east – some 6-8k along the mountains in the south and then in the eastern interior very high bases around the 13k mark. Winds are westerly in general in the interior with some WNW trends. The sea breeze very active from the eastern southern parts reaching 30kts in places in the south. Generally some good instability around all over and if you are in the right place today you can still get in on the action before the next front moves through. Winds remain WNW all the way to the Tropopause for 100kts finish up there while the freezing level is around 9/11k.

CT – After yesterdays excellent flying, today is another NW day but a tad stronger with winds perhaps just on the wrong side of the 20kt mark. Some clouds around making things more ominous! ;) If you do fly watch the stronger bits higher up! ;) And the same applies for the main mountains. See Spot.

RB – lol! ;)

PV – Still the top spots of the day. All day it seems with a sweet W wind purring up the front. Strong climbs to 6k…

Wilderness – A light S wind trending light SE later on. Sedge looking good for the morning and then maybe some light stuff at Map in the afternoon. Perhaps a good rest day after yesterdays long hours in the air! ;) See Spot!

Plett – So the wind just a tad too strong for too long yesterday – a bit disappointing after such a good forecast. Today looking like a playful day. Nothing exciting to go any where but good enough to play around a bit. See spot. ;)

PE and PA – Light onshore start remaining SE for the day. The afternoon the wind looks to be dropping as the front moves closer and the IOH shifts eastwards.

EL – East to NE all day here…

Inland – Fresh W to WNW winds in the interior. Some high base in the east, blue in the central parts and then clouds to the west and south. A good day to fly if you can find the right launch! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:27 and setting at 19:00 – day length 13:33. Low at 8:09, high at 14:24. Light SE winds. Perfect for anything and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(2 November 2021) 
Day 586 of lockdown

Good morning all amazing Wild2Fly people! The Cold Front moving off to the east while the SAH shaping into a light ridge along the southern parts of the country. Sweet sweet instability left in its wake so its a take off work and go fly day! Good Q’s along the southern parts, drying out in the northern and western parts later in the day but they are nice and high with 5-6k base on the cards. Strong climbs on the cards form most areas as the summer sun mixes with some winter air. Lol. The wind is NW in the west then backing to the SW along the southern parts. The interior light NW but a strong sea breeze moving up from the south later the day in the southern parts. The wind is NW to W with height for a WNW finish at the Tropopause of 100kts. Freezing level between 7500 and 11k.

CT – A super good flying day – perhaps a tad strong but it looks like a big 12 apostle day with high soaring stuff. LH and SH of course working like crazy it seems. The main ranges also super good but perhaps its better to go north for a fligh to the the south form some XC distance. See Spot.

RB – lol! ;)

PV – Amazing day here. All day it seems with a sweet W wind purring up the front. Strong climbs to 6k and Q’s…

Wilderness – A light west start but then the SW popping in around 9:30 for a short soaring session along the coast. It becomes a tad on the light side form the looks of things from mid day onwards. Serps and Sedge the big spots today with high climbs of 3k initially then around 2k for the remainder of the day. Perhaps the coastal soaring will last a tad longer… ;) See Spot!

Plett – Plett going off today with climbs to 5/6k around Uppies. A day to go places! A flight to Oubos is on the cards I think. See spot. ;)

PE and PA – Its all SW winds still but slight chance of rain.

EL – As above.

Inland – Super good flying conditions all over with the post frontal air around. Clouds confined to the southern parts. Winds NW light to moderate but the sea breeze popping in in the southern parts later in the day – up to 20kts in that! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:28 and setting at 18:59 – day length 13:31. Low at 7:30, high at 13:45. Partly cloudy moderate onshore winds. Perfect for anything and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(1 November 2021) 
Day 586 of lockdown

Good morning all super cool Wild2Fly people! Today the Cold Front striking the WC with some pre-summer vengeance. It’s a strong one helped along by the SAH – some 50kt gusts expected this morning around the CT region. Lots of rain with even a CB cell or two within the front. Rain all the way north into Namibia. The SW winds stretching along the entire southern and eastern coastal areas – the exception being the GR where there is a bit of a sheltered area for midday but the rain moving in soon after. Inland the wind is W to NW and breezy! Lol. Winds go NW with hight and finishes with 70kts in the south but 120kts further north. Freezing level dropping from 12k down to 7k.

CT – A rainy low cloud and windy day. A NW start but going very strong SW winds as the big stuff hits around 10ish. Perhaps a slight clearing later in the day. Doesn’t look good all day though…

RB – lol! ;)

PV – Also rain, low cloud and W to SW winds…

Wilderness – A cloudy start with the frontal presence all over the skies. But the forecasts show a calm period before the strong SSW pulse an drain moves in around 13:00. The Spot and TH graphs show that we might even have a spell of great flying at Sedge between 12 and 13:00. Lol. Otherwise it is all changing weather so keep a good look out for those strong wind pulse form the ocean side. ;) Lots of rain for the afternoon it seems. ;) See Spot!

Plett – And a similar lookout to Wilderness. Perhaps a tad more windy. See spot. ;)

PE and PA – Its all SW winds with the rain popping at PE at the end of the day.

EL – As above but a lighter start and building during the day.

Inland – A prefrontal region to the east with strong NW winds and very high bases but rain and lower clouds in the west. A great day for weather watching. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:29 and setting at 18:58 – day length 13:29. Low at 6:48, high at 13:05, Low tide at 19:22. Low cloud and initially light winds but rani and strong winds later. Perfect for anything and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(31 October 2021) 
Day 585 of lockdown

Good morning all amazing Wild2Fly people! What an incredibly good day at Sedge yesterday – quite a few pilots turning up with some still flying at 5:45 in the afternoon! Today the Cold Front closer to CT with the interior trough along the western central parts while the IOH is dominating on the east. Winds are SW to Nw along the west and interior but more east to NE along the eastern areas. Lots of coastal clouds around but mostly blue day inland. Some high climbs available on the west today with PV showing over 7k TOL – further up the west coast it is even more. And also in the southern ranges of the south coasts if you remain in the north to westerly airflow – out of the stable effects of the IOH coastal air. The wind goes NW with height with a 70kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 14k.  

CT – A south to SW surface wind but trending W to NW with height. If the ocean clouds stay away it could be a good flying day though the SW accelerates around the SH/LH part of the Peninsula so some strong bits of wind along the shore – perhaps over 15kts. The main ranges looking strong with the West wind and over 6k climbs. The upper flow is a tad too strong and I think this might influence the surface flow a tad more than further north like PV. Perhaps not so flyable here… ;) See the spot.

RB – WWB in action! ;)

PV – Perhaps even better than yesterday. Higher climbs with the only down side that the winds up over 6k getting a bit strong with 20kts up there. But it does look good in the valley with a W to NW wind around 5-10kts. Of course more in the thermal going up the mnt! See Spot.

Wilderness – A very different day with the ocean air making things very stable. (Du Toits Farm looking great early on but then it goes west at mid day). Sedge looks difficult with the forecasts not showing much going above launch. Winds are South to SE here but more SE along the coast. Similarly Serps… So perhaps extended foefies at Map might be the order of the day. Lol. Though late late afternoon Buffalo bay might bring in enough wind for a session of flying there. I would keep an eye on that one. ;) See Spot!

Plett – Similar to Wilderness. Uppies with perhaps a 100ft or so above launch possible. Keurbooms a tad from the left… See spot. ;)

PE and PA – The E to NE winds dominating here but if you go inland far enough it is looking amazingly good. All those secret spots should be firing! ;)

EL – As above but stronger even.

Inland – A blue day with fresh NW winds in the west but lighter stuff in the central and little Karoo and in the east. Winds are more west in the southern parts with even a NE flow in the far east. It is good for flying if you can get into the air! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:30 and setting at 18:57 – day length 13:27. Low at 6:00, high at 12:22, Low tide at 18:42. A SW start going light SSE partly cloudy. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(30 October 2021) 
Day 584 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! After all the rain and thunder today is looking very sweet! Again the SA is feeding in a layer of unstable air around 4/5k thick bringing with it some lekker flying everywhere! Winds are SE in the west veering more to the SSW in the south then more SW in the west. Inland it is very south for a long way into the interior and also light with up to 10kts and a few spots perhaps at tad more. Lots of Q’s around in the south and east – the west as usual much dryer. Base ad climbs rising further inland with up to 10k over the GE. The wind remains southerly with height to other side of 10k before starting a light change to the W and finishing WNW at around 30kts at the Tropopause. Freezing level way up at 13/14k.

CT – A Shallow SE flow reaching perhaps 20kts but it moderates with height and at 2k it starts to back to the east at 5kts. A great wind-shadow day. The main ranges looking sweet too with the SE flow being over powered by the valley anabatic stuff. Some good climbs here to 5k perhaps. ;) See the spot.

RB – Right direction but it looks like it is going to be too light. You guys should have gone to PV today. ;)

PV – A sweet day here with light west winds all the way to the inversion. I tis east to NE above that. Climbs to 4-4500ft on the cards – a brilliant day for those long out and returns along the ranges. It finishes light SW. See Spot.

Wilderness – Still some lingering rain with a W flow but from mid to late morning this will start to clear more and the SW will settle in. It really looks a good day on the cards here – the coastal spots perhaps working for a short while in the morning but it is really the thermic sites that will be the places today. Serps and sedge showing lots of ufn flying all day. It is a day to do some XC too – from Serps to Sedge very doable – or beyond! Base on the back flats around 3/4k. See Spot!

Plett – Similar but better. Climbs to 4k – looks a bit OD but still working well. You can go places I think. Even Keurbooms looks like a good day all day long. See spot. ;)

PE and PA – The SW a tad strong here for the most part. I think Dirk might be happy – ML probably the only spot worth checking out. IT just might moderate enough for super good flying here… ;)

EL – As above but stronger even.

Inland – Lots of Q’s in the south and eastern parts. Winds light southerly mostly. A super good day for flying with the light south winds. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:31 and setting at 18:56 – day length 13:25. High at 11:27, Low tide at 17:53. A SW start going light SSE partly cloudy. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(29 October 2021) 
Day 583 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Lots of rain from an almost cut-off-low system – breaking the draught in many of the little and big Karoo regions. The mid level moisture from the north is moving to the east taking with it a lot of the CB action – some remnants still left along the GR but most of it to the eastern parts of the WC. The SAH starting to nudge in on the west with some SW/NW winds. Lots of cloud around – low stuff near the coasts – both west and south coasts. Inland base rises with loads of variations – some spots near the GE up to 12k even. Winds are west in general in the west, SW along the southern coasts (except for the Wilderness region where there is that sheltered region), NW far inland, west in the southern interior but more S to SE in the east. The IOH strong NE winds are active up to the EL region. Winds change to the LP flow from around 10k upwards with SW in the west and NW in the east all the way to the Tropopause with around 50kts up there. Freezing level between 9-10k.

CT – Low clouds winds from the WNW and some rain in the morning but a chance of base lifting and clearing in the afternoon. Perhaps it will become flyable. The main ranges with more cloud and more wind and more rain. Lol. Not looking so good out there… ;) See the spot.

RB – All WWB stuff…

PV – Also that WNW winds around 10-15kts… Base lifting and again a chance of things becoming flyable from mid day onwards. It remains a bit breezy so perhaps not the best of stuff to be in. See Spot.

Wilderness – Another cloudy and CB and rainy start – it looks like a slight gap after this mornings rain but then rain moving in again around lunchtime. The winds are vary varied ranging from SW to NE during the day – still lots of influence form the rain showers. I think even if there is a clearing the grounds are so wet – it’s a hard pish to get a flying spot today. Lol. But the good news is that tomorrow is looking really good! See Spot!

Plett – Same as Wilderness. No, perhaps a bit better for flying form mid day onwards. ;)

PE and PA – Rain and CB’s and SW winds…

EL – As above…. The wind might initially be in the change over areas from SW to NE.

Inland – Less CB’s and clearing form the west. But the east still very very active with CB’s and rain. Fresh W to NW winds except for the eastern coastal areas where the S wind from the coast will penetrate a bit inland. Its breezy. Still a good to watch while drinking coffee! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:32 and setting at 18:55 – day length 13:23. High at 9:58, Low tide at 16:38. Rain this morning partial clearing in the afternoon with a light SE wind. Perfect for relaxing and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(28 October 2021) 
Day 582 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The trough line with the deep low circulation still dominating our WC weather today. Similar to yesterday but for a sharp increase in northerly to NW winds. Lots of rain and CB will be active again from midday onwards. The NW flow dominant from the west to the southern coastal regions with a few east variations. The east dominated by the strong NE flow nudged along by the IOH. Lots of cloud – inland bases are around 8-10k with some low coastal clouds along the west and southern coastal regions. The winds remain NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 75kts finish. Freezing level around 11-12k.

CT – Looks like a NW wind day but with a strong gradient – the winds quickly increase from a lighter foggy surface flow to 30kts at 3k. The main ranges also with very strong flows not far above the ground. So probably not a flying day. Be careful if you are tempted to fly. ;) See the spot.

RB – All WWB today…

PV – Similar strong NW winds here – as usual slightly protected from the strong stuff but still too much to fly I think. Again those CB chances around in the day. See Spot.

Wilderness – Another cloudy and CB day ahead of us. Though around midday there seems to be a shallow SE surface flow setting up. It is short lived and probably very vulnerable to the movement of the CB cells so it might not even happen. Lol. A day for coffee most probably! See Spot!

Plett – Same as Wilderness.

PE and PA – Again a light east and perhaps even variable start. But then it is NE winds.

EL – As above….

Inland – Lots of strong NW flows with a few changes in the SE region. But its all cloudy with CB activity once again all over increasing in the afternoon. Good to watch while drinking coffee! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:33 and setting at 18:54 – day length 13:21. High at 8:12, Low tide at 14:28. Northerly wind trending east, thundery, thick clouds. Perfect for relaxing and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 22 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(27 October 2021) 
Day 581 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The interior trough finishing into a strong low pressure system over the WC is dominating our weather today. Lots of CB’s on the cards for mid day – expecting hopefully some good rain in the dry parts of the Karoo. ;) Not a good flying forecast as the winds are pretty strong all over the show – NE in the interior trending north with a east on the coast like yesterday. Some fog on the northern west coast, and low clouds around Agulhas with clouds on the coast in the east. High base in the interior with 10-13k on average. Hhhmmm… Winds back to the Nw with height for a 50kts in the west and 100kt in the east finish. Freezing level around 13k.

CT – IT is a SE start but we expect this to veer to the SW trending to the west later day here. CP more SE perhaps but it curls hard to the northern Peninsula form the SW and then W to even WNW. Some instability to 4k perhaps and it just could be good flying here. A chance of some CB’s moving in from the north and spoiling the fun though. The main mountains a bit dynamic today with a smaller window to fly in I think. It gets stronger NW later on. See the spot.

RB – All WWB today…

PV – Chance of CB but also a window around mid day with a light West expected and climbs to 4/5k. It gets stronger and more NW to N in the late afternoon. :)

Wilderness – A short gap in the morning at Map but it is expected to get blown out early again. Well, much earlier today. If you are not there yet you probably missed it. Lol.

Plett – Same as Wilderness.

PE and PA – Still those strong E to NE winds all day…

EL – As above….

Inland – NE winds trending to the N further inland with lots of wide spread CB activity. High bases at 10-13k. Hhhmm… Be very vigilant if you fly.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:34 and setting at 18:53 – day length 13:19. (Only a few days left! If you are one of the lucky ones to read this then find that flash special on our web and save! ;) High at 7:02, Low tide at 12:45, high tide at 19:07. A lightish SE wind start but again picking up strong later in the day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(26 October 2021) 
Day 580 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The IOH with a big ridge along the southern parts while the interior trough shaping up large and wide. Strong SE winds along the southern parts with a lighter east interior flow but this changes to north further inland. Some clouds along the southern parts and then a few along selected peaks inland with high bases. Some very high climbs around today and PV is the spot to be from the looks of it. Sweet light west winds and climbs to perhaps 10k! Some rain in the interior with a few wannabe CB cells out there but nothing within the WC region. Winds go from light east to NE then a slow backing to the NW with a WNW finish of 115kts at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 12k.

CT – A strong SE at CP but it does not quite make it to CT during the best part of the day. CT also looking awesome with a nice wind-shadow so much so that even Africa face could be flyable mid day. Perhaps you might have to leave the lift to stay out of airspace! Lol. Later the SE picks up to over 2okts but the shadow seems to hang around longer. The main ranges looking good with the SE above being light so the thermal flow will over power that I think. Looks like an exceptionally high climb day…

RB – Maybe a late afternoon session if the wind moves in here…

PV – The spot to be! 7/8k climbs easy and perhaps even more with light W winds in the valley. It goes more S late in the day. :)

Wilderness – Another strong SE wind day. Light in the morning but by lunchtime it will be blown out today. Get your flying in early!

Plett – Same as Wilderness.

PE and PA – Also a lighter start but the east to EN wind will dominate with very strong winds end of day.

EL – As above….

Inland – Light east in the south and N in the north. The sea breeze will move into the interior from mid day onwards with strong SE winds of 20kts plus. Past the SB ranges. Sweet flying early on though ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:35 and setting at 18:53 – day length 13:17. (Only a few days left! If you are one of the lucky ones to read this then find that flash special on our web and save! ;) High at 6:16, Low tide at 12:05, high tide at 18:19. A light SE wind start but picking up strong later in the day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(25 October 2021) 
Day 579 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! What a day yesterday! Plenty of XC flights along the GR with some epic flights but the prize goes to Justin Andersen flying from Oubos with a massive out and return of just shy of 150km! Well done Justin! (Though perhaps wasmasjien-Pieter did 87km straight distance over some technically tricky terrain flying from Sedge all the way to otherside of Friemersheim for 87km. A new site record.)

Today the SAH dominating in the west and the IOH in the east. So a bit stronger and more east along the coast but still that instability around in the right places. The GR a tad tamer from the looks of things with some clouds but lower bases from mid day onwards. A strong SE around CP areas with 25kts late afternoon around CT and the NE in the far east around EL and PE. In land it is initially light east but the sea breeze will make its way inland passing Oudshoorn around lunchtime with 20kts plus. IT penetrates beyond the SB ranges. Some Q’s around in the south around the GR region and eastwards mainly. Lots of CB to the NE interior where the trough is pretty active but no rain expected for the WC. Winds remain east to NE all the way to around 14k then backs to the W for a 50kts finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 11k.

CT – Another fresh SE wind day similar to yesterday. Again over 20kts in the afternoon when the shadow will erode away but a good morning of flying to be had. The main ranges with great instability and climbs perhaps as high as 7k. But it is SE so perhaps not doable here.

RB – A great day on the cards here – could get a bit strong in the afternoon.

PV – A great day here from the looks of it. High climbs past 7k on the cards. The wind light SE up there but SW lower down. ;)

Wilderness – A light SE start picking up into the afternoon. A chance of it being blow out late late in the day. There are signs of the compression bubble shaping up so pretty protected around the Map region. Sedge is looking nice and unstable with climbs to 1500ft. Perhaps a bench-up at Gerrickes is possible too – so too an early flight at Buffs. See Spot!

Plett – Uppies looking doable but it is of course tad SE. See Spot.

PE and PA – A light wind start to the day but all trending to that dreaded NE winds. Strong in the afternoon.

EL – Strong NE all day….

Inland – A light east and beautiful start but breezy in the afternoon especially in the southern regions where the sea breeze moves through. IT will blow in excess of 20kts. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:36 and setting at 18:52 – day length 13:15. (If you are one of the lucky ones to read this then find that flash special on our web and save! ;) Low tide at 11:30, high tide at 17:44. A light SE wind start picking up later in the day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(24 October 2021) 
Day 578 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Today the SAH shaping up a sweet light ridge along the entire WC with light winds and sweet soaring conditions. Lots of Q’s in the southern regions – this dries further inland and along the western parts. Winds are all SE but E along the west coast. Instability depth ranging from 3k near the coast rising with 5k along the first mountain ranges and then more further inland from there. There is a marked sea breeze along the west coast and also a strong convergence for the boys in Jozies between the CF and the inland NW – soe CB’s shaping up within this region. But back home all the action is n the sweet unstable air, light winds and lots of Q’s to mark the climbs. Lekker! Winds remain light with height and from around 10k starts to veer to the S and then SW for a W finish up at the Tropopause at 50kts. Freezing level up to 10k but a few 7500ft spots still around – all above the inversion.

CT – A fresh SE wind but it moderates with height so signs of a wind=shadow shaping up. IT gets well over 20kts in the late afternoon. The main ranges with great instability and climbs perhaps as high as 7k. But it is SE so perhaps not doable here… Hermanus is looking great for a flight to Stanford and beyond! See Spot.

RB – A great day on the cards here – especially in the afternoon.

PV – A good day here too. Perhaps a good to go to PB for a flight to the north from there. You might connect with the sea breeze and then really go places. ;)

Wilderness – A good day of flying here too – no need to say take off work and go fly! ;) Winds from SSW going to SSE later on. The ocean cliffs soarable and then also Serps and sedge going off. Initial climbs to 3k and more… All the other inland sports will be good too. :) See Spot!

Plett – Great day here for Uppies and Keurbooms too. You can go places today. See Spot.

PE and PA – Oubos will be on fire today with the ridge working all day. Long out and return runs possible. The coastal winds SW going to SE later on.

EL – SW winds and then moderating to the SE later on.

Inland – A general SE flow pattern with amazing flying. Especially to the south where there are lots of clouds. Lol. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:37 and setting at 18:51 – day length 13:13. (If you are one of the lucky ones to read this then find that flash special on our web and save! ;) Low tide at 11:00, high tide at 17:16. A partly cloudy start with light S to SSE east winds. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(23 October 2021) 
Day 577 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Some sweet flying at Sedge yesterday for a lucky few but today a very different story. The Cold Front all over the WC with rain and strong W to SW winds. Lots of clouds around with varying bases – down to 2/3k along parts of the southern coast rising inland to 10/11k in some spots and even higher further to the north. The SW to W pattern well settled into the interior too with some good looking skies. But probably just a tad too strong. ;) Perhaps some moderation in the afternoon in the far SW corner with the possibility of getting some airtime there on those secret spots. Wind remains W to SW all the way to the Tropopause for a 70-80kts finish. Freezing level down to 6500ft in many spots.

CT – Lots of clear spells but those showers coming through at sporadic intervals. Probably a tad too strong most of the times but I think the afternoon showing more moderation in the winds for those secret southerly spots. ;) The main ranges not looking good with more OD and rain.

RB – As above

PV – Lots of rain and around 15kts – a slight chance of clouds lifting in the afternoon for a shot at some airtime. Maybe. ;)

Wilderness – Rainy and windy for most of the day. Lol. Everybody is waiting for the sun to go around the planet one more time! ;)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness. See Spot.

PE and PA – Super strong SW winds with rain…

EL – As above.

Inland – Lots of frontal rain all over the show – some as far as into Nam! Strong SW to W winds. All day. Good for coffee… ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:38 and setting at 18:50 – day length 13:11. (If you are one of the lucky ones to read this then find that flash special on our web and save! ;) Low tide at 10:33, high tide at 16:48. A rainy morning with strong WSW winds. Perfect for coffee and cake and daring you venture closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)


 



(22 October 2021) 
Day 576 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The Cold Front moving into CT while the CB’s from the interior trough is heading off to the east – strong NW winds in most areas today except for the GR region where some lighter onshore flows are expected. Lots of rain during the night in most of the WC – the CB’s will make way for the CF rain during the day – a short reprieve between the two systems. Winds strong NW in the west and interior with a strong SW pulse makings its way up the south and eastern coast in the afternoon. Lots of clouds around with a highly variable base – low in the eastern southern regions and also in the west. But some high stuff inland with 13k bases around the Middelburg and parts of the GE areas. It is of course just a tad on the strong side of things. Talking of strong I found this Lee Wave at Villiersdorp – 4m/s climb all the way to the Tropopause! Lol – we can dream hey. ;) The winds remain NW with height for around 100kts finish up there. Freezing level 7500-10000 but lowering in the night as the front moves in.

CT – Looking aa bit bleh today! ;) Strong and wet.

RB – As above

PV – Too strong and rain later on. (See Spot)

Wilderness – A rainy start but forecasts showing it is clearing a tad for a mid day session at Sedge possible. Lets keep our fingers crossed. ;) See Spot. PS: Sundays forecast is loosing a bit of momentum with the front lingering a tad longer than earlier forecasts. Keep those fingers crossed! ;)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness. See Spot.

PE and PA – A light SW start with the strong pulse moving into PE late morning, then PA by mid day and 14:00ish at EL. It seems to moderate slightly behind the pulse…

EL – As above.

Inland – It is just all strong NW winds everywhere in the interior – from the active CB’s to the east and then the strong NW stuff in the west from the approaching front. Still a day to do some weather watching and dream about flying. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:40 and setting at 18:49 – day length 13:09. (If you are one of the lucky ones to read this then find that flash special somewhere on our web and save! ;) Low tide at 10:07, high tide at 16:22. A rainy morning clearing in the afternoon light S winds. Perfect for walks on the beach and daring you venture closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(21 October 2021) 
Day 575 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! No news of any flying happening yesterday – wondering if anyone enjoyed that super high temps and altitudes that was up for grabs? Today Lots of moisture in the mid levels from the north feeding into the interior trough. Lots of CB’s along this line from Nam all the way down to the WC in the south. Lots of rain expected and this will intensify during the night and tomorrow. This is all helped by a big approaching Cold Front – a coastal low shaping up ahead of this today along the west of the Ct area. Fresh NW winds expected here so probably not really flying weather I think. The southern coastal parts less effect from these large systems with a sheltered region between the IOH in the east and the above to the west and the interior – a real mixed bag of stuff out there today. Winds are NW in general but lots of gust fronts expected in the interior with up to 40kts of wind possible. Base fairly high with 10-13k in the hot spots. The deep mid level clouds spreading southwards to cover most of the WC by mid afternoon already. So not the best of flying prospects in our region. ;) Winds remain NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 90kt finish up there. Freezing level around 12/13k.

CT – The coastal low bringing a fresh NW wind that will increase during the day. Perhaps a slight chance of flying early on but this gets less later on. Maybe in a sheltered spot but beware of stronger flows higher up. ;) The main ranges probably worse. ;) See Spot.

RB – WWB is out and about. ;)

PV – Not as strong as the CT area so def a chance of getting into the air here I think. Climbs to around 4/5k possible with the NW winds around 5-10kts. CB’s possible later from the North. (See Spot)

Wilderness – Again a light wind day with the trend form the SSW. A shallow layer of instability around again – perhaps climbs to 1000’at lunchtime. Serps and Sedge probably worth a visit. Rain form the CB’s in the late afternoon and settling for tonight. ;) See Spot.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness See Spot.

PE and PA – The east still dominating here with also that shallow layer of coastal instability – nothing big time but probably playful at those secret spots. ;)

EL – As above.

Inland – All NW winds with lots of CB’s around and expecting those strong gust fronts of 40kts possible. A day to do some weather watching I think. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:41 and setting at 18:48 – day length 13:07. (If you are one of the lucky ones to read this then find that flash special somewhere on our web and save. ;) Low tide at 9:41, high tide at 15:55. A light SSW day with rain late afternoon, maybe. Perfect for walks on the beach and daring you venture closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 20 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(20 October 2021) 
Day 574 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Some amazing XC flying yesterday for a lucy few pilots from CT going up to 7k and well over 50km from PB. Here’s a clip from Wj and Ria getting high! ;)

Today the interior trough shifting to the south and bringing that hot and deeply unstable conditions with it – it is into the southern Karoo and west coast areas to day. N to NW winds with super high temps and climbs over 10k expected. Even some CB’s form the midlevel moisture being swept down form the north by this afternoon. Along the coastal regions the SAH and IOH combining with a easterly flow. A few strong spots on the exposed points mainly otherwise a stable airmass with 1000ft or less in convection depth today. That inland hot air causing a super strong inversion above this marine air but the cooler air some confort for those seeking rest form the interior heat! :) Winds are NNW form 4/5k upwards everywhere with a slow backing to the West for a 50kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 12-13k.

CT – A super wind-shadow day with a shallow SE that backs to the NE and moderates at TM top. The main ranges with the prospect of having to dive out of airspace with the hot temps and possible super strong and high climbs. ;) See Spot.

RB – Another maybe day…. ;)

PV – A strong N start but it does moderate at mid day into the afternoon with a more NW push and the chance of super high climbs to 10k plus. Look for the high clouds to identify the convergence areas for a sure ride to freezing level! (See Spot)

Wilderness – Again a SE trend but today more of a compression bubble day with strong above our head stuff mixing with the light winds on the surface day. Lol. Sedge looks pleasant early this morning before going to east. Serps could be doable too for a flight to the Map but go early before the shear settles in form the strong mixing between the light surface flow and upper fresh east. See Spot.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness See Spot.

PE and PA – A super strong east wind day… ;)

EL – Those pesky NE just getting stronger and stronger it seems…

Inland – A N to NW wind day – starting moderate but picking up a tad to the low teens inland. Expect some gust fronts from the CB outflows from the GE and northwards. To the south the Sea Breeze penetrating with gutso with a SE direction over 20kts reaching north of the SB ranges at the end of day. A super hot and bumpy day out there.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:42 and setting at 18:47 – day length 13:05. Its def more than 13 hrs daylight time and nobody reads this shit anyway! (otherwise you would find that flash special somewhere on our web… Ha! ;) Low tide at 9:15, high tide at 15:28. A light SE start but increasing and becoming gusty during the day. Perfect for walks on the beach and I dare you in getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(19 October 2021) 
Day 573 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A sweet day of flying yesterday with Oubos delivering a long out and return for G-man and Justin (See link) https://ayvri.com/scene/qv5p0lggjr/ckuwwatqv0003386jvrl3mnsb and then everyone specked at Sedge. Today that SHA ridge a tad stronger with the easterly flow a bit stronger compared to yesterday – it trends SE along the southern coast but more east to NE inland. Still deep instability around and a great direction for some good XC flying if you can get up on some of those secret inland sites. ;) Around 4-8k agl instability depth with climbs to 13k around the GE and 6k along the southern coastal mountain areas. No Q’s expected out there but the east coast region with some of the fluffy stuff. Inland the wind remains light with 10kts or less and so too with height – the wind is relatively light with a E to N to E direction to the Tropopause for a 10kt finish up there. Freezing level around 12k.  

CT – A SE day with strong stuff at CP but it moderates and backs to the NE with height so a great wind-shadow day around the Peninsula. In fact it could be a Africa face late morning day. Deep instability to around 4k too. The main ranges with similar stuff but perhaps the East flow just tad too much for safe flying however for the advanced dude who can battle with some light lee stuff could really get high! ;) See Spot.

RB – Maybe maybe…. ;)

PV – A great day here with lower light SW winds and great climbs to 6/7k. Light NE up high. (See Spot)

Wilderness – A light SE start increasing during the day. Probably by 14:00 getting blown out. A strong gradient with stronger winds higher up which can influence the lift and conditions a tad. Perhaps a shot form Serps to Map early for some. Sedge looking too east. See Spot.

Plett – Also quite a bit of SE influence but still something doable. See Spot.

PE and PA – Lots of Q’s around still with a SE to East wind. It gets breezy later on and the sea breeze will be strong. ;)

EL – As above.

Inland – A sweet east to NE wind and high climbs but later the Seabreeze will push in hard form the south, The seabreeze with a S to SE direction. It is strong along the west coast.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:43 and setting at 18:47 – day length 13:03. Its more than 13 hrs daylight time! Yay! :) Low tide at 8:48, high tide at 15:03. A light SE start but increasing during the day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(18 October 2021) 
Day 572 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH ridging in lightly along the southern parts of the WC today bringing with it some sweet flying weather – light winds and good thermals – well, to the southern areas at least. ;) The western parts with a breezy southerly and also along the most SW parts around the Peninsula where a fresh to strong SSE wind will be blowing. Still some Q’s around but mostly along the central southern to eastern coastal areas. The winds are generally southerly and initially very light inland and along the coast parts. But there is a very active sea breeze that will be making its way inland from the south reaching the SB by 16:00 and the GE by sunset – this one is breezy with 20kts of wind in many spots. But before that the conditions are light and trends west with height. Climbs to 6k around the central Karoo and then 11-12k along the GE. It is very high around the Kamanasie ranges too – it could be a good hie and fly day there. ;) Winds remain southerly to around 15k where it veers to the SW for a 30kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 10k in the west but 7500 in the east.

CT – Strong SE winds for today with little chance of any wind-shadow making an appearance. The main ranges also with the SE influence so perhaps snot flyable. Head north to PV to get in the air from the looks of it. ;) See Spot.

RB – It looks like a great day here… ;)

PV – A SSW day with climbs to 5k. Looks very flyable with winds around 5-10kts. (See Spot)

Wilderness – A sweet post frontal day with all the bels and whistles from the looks of things. Starting light SW the wind will go S from mid day and then trend light SSE later on. Sweet instability around so the best spots will be Serps and Sedge with climbs up to 3k in the right place. A strong but around lunchtime with 10kts plus the thermal gusts. The coasts will get a turn too with some sweet sea breeze soarable stuff at lunchtime probably. It could be a day to go places. Lol. See Spot.

Plett – Def the place to be it seems with climbs to 5k with clouds. Lol. And even that other sweet spot along the mountains towards PE will be good to. ;) Keurbooms also around lunchtime. See Spot.

PE and PA – Lots of Q’s around with a SW wind trend along the coast. But all those inland spots should be firing today. ;)

EL – As above.

Inland – An initial light S to SW wind trending W with height. But watch that super strong sea breeze moving in from mid day onwards. 20kts plus in many spots then. IT reaches the GE by end of day…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:44 and setting at 18:46 – day length 13:01. Its more than 13 hrs daylight time! Yay! :) Low tide at 8:18, high tide at 14:30. A light Southerly wind day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(17 October 2021) 
Day 572 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! That big old SAH pumping in the cool wet weather from the SSW onto the entire WC this morning. But the good news is that it is clearing up and very unstable! So perhaps the late afternoon can provide some amazing flying today. :) Winds are all SW in the east and more S in the west. The rain mostly along the southern ranges and then drying quickly further north with a rising base and then around the GE with base up to 13k in some spots it goes blue further north. It is good good flying inland if you can get there today – Graafies certainly looking excellent for some long flights there. In fact anywhere inland if you can get up you will go a long long way today. ;) The trough positioned in the far eastern interior still with some 18k bases but the show is in the central Karoo for sure. ;) The wind remains in the S to SW direction all the way to the Tropopause for a 50-70kts finish up there. Freezing level around 6500’.

CT – Southerlies today around 10kts with a SW trend above – some stronger spots depending on the local flow. No wind-shadow to speak of but some local modification of the wind direction. Rain on and off with varying bases as the shower developments come through. A tricky day for flying but if you choose your moment it could be good. The main ranges similar with more OD in the morning but from mid afternoon it is looking better with some flying possible and a jaunt to the north doable. ;) See Spot.

RB – It could work…! But probably a tad too west. ;)

PV – SSW wind day with base rising to 5k later on. It certainly looks like it could be nice out there after the initial wet form the morning. (See Spot)

Wilderness – A rainy and windy start but there is hope for a great afternoon as the winds are supposed to moderate and the rain become less. Probably a coastal day with the SW winds around 10kts. Sedge doable later but perhaps very wet… See Spot.

Plett – Perhaps the rain remaining for longer than Wilderness today. Keurbooms maybe late in the day. See Spot.

PE and PA – It is strong SW all day with rain. ;)

EL – As above.

Inland – SW winds that moderate inland and to the west. Base rising to the north where it is a cracking day for flying. Base to the east getting to 15k even. SW winds around 10-15kts.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:46 and setting at 18:45 – day length 12:59. Almost 13 to 12 hours ratio to daylight! Summer is almost here. :) Low tide at 7:44, high tide at 13:56, low tide is at 19:36. A strong W to SW wind starting off but moderating into the afternoon. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(16 October 2021) 
Day 572 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A fantastic day yesterday on the GR for flying. Many awesome flights done by the guys. Today another CF brushing past the WC with a massive SAH helping it along. Over the next few days expect a lot of cold, wind and rain. So its all westerlies and strong today – the 40kts level less than 1000ft AGL. Some very high bases for a front with 4/6k in most regions and much higher past the first mountain ranges. It is all blue by the GE area. The interior trough far to the NE in the country making Gauteng area exceptionally good. Bases are all over 18k today! (See graph!) Hope someone gets up there to experience the magic. (Though the winds might be an issue for PG’s) ;) Back home the winds remain westerly with a SW trend all the way to around 15k then a slow veering to the WNW for a 100kt finish up there. Freezing level around 6500 but some spots dropping to 5000ft.

CT – A fresh westerly day with some rain. Looks too strong to fly. The main ranges with wind and rain…. See Spot.

RB – WWB is out and about! ;)

PV – Westerly winds with higher clouds but rain on the cards an the wind just too strong to fly. (See Spot)

Wilderness – A too strong to fly west to SW wind day. Rain later on. The end. ;) See Spot.

Plett – As above.

PE and PA – As above.

EL – As above.

Inland – Fresh Westerlies all day with clouds along the southern parts. Not a flying day unless you want to break records (but I’m sure you would break something) lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:47 and setting at 18:44 – day length 12:57. Summer is almost here. Low tide at 7:02, high tide at 13:17, low tide is at 19:36. A strong W to SW wind today. Perfect for kiting and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)




(15 October 2021) 
Day 571 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Too much rain yesterday spoiled our fun! Today the SAH pushing in another Cold Front onto the WC with a general westerly flow that will trend more SW in the SW areas later in the day. Some wave activity in the usual lee side wave spots. Lots of cloud around and then rain along the western parts past Springbok to Alexandre bay even. The southern parts also with expected showers with the W to SW winds. The eastern coastal regions still with the East flow pattern but this will make way for the SW pushing up from the west later in the day. Bases low at 2k near the coastal regions but beyond the first mountain ranges it rises quickly with 5-7k north of the SB and then 8k plus over the GE regions. There is a fresh W wind blowing out there. Exploring a little bit north the interior trough has set up solidly running from Windhoek down to Ugy in the EC. Bases are over 18k with a 20-30kts solid NW wind allowing you to fly form Windhoek to Ugy in the EC! (That would be 1400km!) lol. Back home the winds go NW form 6/7k upwards for a 120kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level down to 6500ft in some places.

CT – A Westerly wind day with possible showers later on. Perhaps a chance for a morning flight if it is not too strong. Its breezy with 20kts and then later in the afternoon a tad more SW wind but with that rainy push. The main ranges looking even worse with OD and rain. So not the best outlook today… See Spot.

RB – WWB is out and about! ;)

PV – Westerly winds with low cloud and some rain but perhaps slight rising of base in the afternoon that could be tempting… ;)

Wilderness – A day with SW winds on the cards with a spot of rain but hopefully most of these will be on the mountains leaving the coast clear for some chance at fun! Perhaps a tad too much west now and then btu it does look like we should be able to squeeze some dune gooning out in this day. ;) See Spot.

Plett – Perhaps a chance for getting something form Uppies in the morning but the wind looks a tad strong higher up in the afternoon. Keurbooms remaining too west form the looks of it.

PE and PA – PE starting with the east flow but then late morning sees the SW moving in. It reaches PA by the end of the day.

EL – All NE winds…

Inland – Lots of clouds around in the southern regions but it clears by the GE. Winds are S to SW in the south but W in the interior. It is all westerly winds but SW in the southern coastal regions. Rain in the western parts form the Cold Front moving into the region. Winds are breezy with 20kts in many regions and expect some lee wave in the usual spots. Be sharp if you fly a prop thingy.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:48 and setting at 18:43 – day length 12:55. Summer is almost here. Low tide at 6:05, high tide at 12:25, low tide is at 18:49. A moderate W to SW wind today. Perfect for flying later and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(14 October 2021) 
Day 570 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH pushing in the cooler moist air behind the cold front. Winds are generally westerly but for the southern to SW corner areas that will back to the south from mid day onwards. Some deep cloud development with base at 2k and tops over 12k – expecting some good rain in a few spots. Further inland the air dries with base rising progressively with some decent height north of the SB ranges and up to 10k along the GE. The winds are breezy westerly inland. The eastern coastal region with super strong SW winds all day. From 4k the winds are all westerly then form 14k it veers to the NW with a 110kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level between 8-10k.

CT – Some rain this morning with the deep developments and the winds southerly trending to the SE later on. The winds are fairly light and it looks like the wind-shadow will be active and settle stronger later in the afternoon (unusual!) The main ranges looking too OD and rainy to me – most of the day. See Spot.

RB – A tad too light but the right direction! ;)

PV – Well, it is actually looking very flyable here. The rain and deep clouds not that active this far north – bit of rain in the morning but the afternoon looks like some sweet clouds around 4k and a light westerly wind. Lol. See Spot.

Wilderness – Strong W winds for the morning that is supposed to go SW from mid day onwards only. Hhhmm… Rain during the morning too. But it does look like the wind will settle SW and then back to the SE by 17:00 – so there should be fantastic flying to be had during this backing of the wind. From coastal stuff to Sedge to Serps to Map. Time it right for a Gerrickes jump early then pop over to Sedge for a bit of cloud suck and perhaps go XC towards Serps and Map. Or else just hang around PR for the day for an easy slight down wind jump back to the CP. (This is not a bad place) Lol. ;) See Spot.

Plett – Well, not as good as Wilderness but flyable as the wind backs to the SSW from 15/16:00. Uppies then could be sweet too with weak climbs to 3k.

PE and PA – The backing not making it here it seems so the SW remains all day and strong.

EL – As above.

Inland – It is all westerly winds but SW in the southern coastal regions. This SW winds will penetrate far inland in the east. Lots of clouds around in the south with rain along the mountains. Its fresh with 20kts plus in many spots. West in the west. HHmm… Be sharp if you fly a prop thingy.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:49 and setting at 18:42 – day length 12:53. Summer is almost here. High tide at 11:04, low tide is at 17:40. A super strong west going SW moderating to the S and even SE later in the afternoon. Perfect for flying later and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(13 October 2021) 
Day 569 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A Cold Front heading towards the WC while the interior trough positioned slightly to the west of the centre of the country. Winds are starting to do the usual strengthening NW before the frontal system moves in – CT region should have rain by tonight. The southern coastal regions having still some IOH effect with a easterly flow all the way to Agulhas still. Everywhere else it is the NW, trending west in the interior and increasing in strength. (Some wave action in the lee of some of the bigger mountains can be expected too). Lots of coastal low clouds around along the west and southern parts but clear in the interior except a few very high Q’s around the EC region once again with base around 18k. (A bit strong wind wise up there with 30kts plus..) lol. Back home the wind is NW from 4k upwards everywhere and finishes at 110kts at the Tropopause. Freezing levels up at 13k.

CT – A fresh NW wind with a slight bit of compression in front of the 12 Apostles. Looks like the hangies could fly but then again there is some low coastal clouds around too that might complicate things. Lol General it is upper teens to 20’s in knots. The main ranges also with that fresh NW trend with over 20kts at the mountain top height so probably not a flying day… See Spot.

RB – All wrong way Bob’s in action.

PV – A strong NW day form the looks of it with climbs to 6k possible but also 30kts winds up there. Probably a tad on the strong side but definitely less than anywhere else. Lol. See Spot.

Wilderness – Some low coastal clouds in the region that could effect things but with a bit of luck it stays out to sea. Winds light SSE so Sedge looks doable in the morning until around lunchtime with stuff going above launch at least. Map showing signs of offering extended foefies perhaps? Lol ;) See Spot.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness with light SSE.

PE and PA – A light easterly winds here all day – picking up a tad in the afternoon.

EL – As above.

Inland – Initially light surface winds in the southern regions but the NW progressing from the GE further south reaching the SB ranges and beyond later on. It is more west then but strong at around 20-30kts. A weather watching day I think.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:51 and setting at 18:42 – day length 12:51. Summer is almost here. High tide at 9:11, low tide is at 15:47. A light SSE wind day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(12 October 2021) 
Day 568 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Another SAH and interior trough dominated day. The coastal regions stable with only a shallow 1000ft layer of light instability – some coastal fog patches alogn the southern coastal regions for the day. Hot and dry in the interior with only a smidgion of clouds on the edges fo the EC. (See EC Magic graph!) Here you can climbs to 16k (or more) where it is -8 Degrees C. lol The winds up there are NW at just over 20kts. Doable in the hange but too much for the PG’s. Just saying. ;) Elsewhere the winds are southerly in general in the southern parts before the W to NW winds in the far interior take over. This southerly flow changes to NW from around 4/5k upwards. It finishes at 110kts at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 14k.

CT – A southerly wind day up to 20kts or so in the afternoon but it drops off around 2k and becomes much less higher up so the wind-shadow looks like it will be active today. The main rnages looking okish with climbs to 3k with a SW flow. Perhaps Hermanus will offer stuff for the low airtime pilots too. See Spot.

RB – And it does look like a sweet afternoon session might be on!

PV – All Apps showing climbs up to 3k with weak lift and SW winds. Probably climbs just to the mountain tops. See Spot.

Wilderness – Some fog along the coast with a light SSW wind. It does look like Sedge will offer some stuff to play in. Climbs to 2/3ooft above TO possible at 13:00 to 14:00. On such a stable day this sound s like fun. ;) See Spot.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness with light SSE.

PE and PA – SW trending the the SE later on.

EL – As above.

Inland – The southerly penetrating past the SB ranges in the afternoon. To the north it is all W to NW winds and breezy as the trough is pretty active. See the EC TH graph. Nice hey! ;) Climbs out on the GE to 12-15k.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:52 and setting at 18:41 – day length 12:49. Summer is almost here. High tide at 7:41, low tide is at 13:50, high tide at 19:00. Another light SSW wind day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)

 





(11 October 2021) 
Day 567 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The IOH dominating in the east and the SAH in the west. A tad more wind around today with the NW inland winds starting to pickup along the trough line combined with the HP systems. Much higher temps around with mid 30 degrees C inland especially in the west. Still some high climbs around inland but the coastal areas are more stable. A blue day expected with no clouds. The winds are NE along the coastal areas in the east but west to NW in the west. IT is light SE along the southern coastal areas. The winds go NW form 6k upwards to round 15k then backing to the WSW for a 60kts finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level at 14k.

CT – A light southerly wind day with the winds flowing around the Peninsula. Some stronger spots around the SH and LH shorefront but it does look flyable for most of the day. The main ranges looking very good with some climbs to 5k later in the day. See Spot.

RB – Probably too light later on.

PV – RASP showing its very inverted with high surface temps though the other sites showing some good instability and high climbs around 6-7k. W to NW winds with a WSW in the south.

Wilderness – A light S to SE day with very inverted conditions. Perhaps around lunchtime you could get something happening at Sedge with climbs to 1-200ft ATO. The rest is just light winds..

Plett – Similar to Wilderness with light SSE.

PE and PA – Strong NE winds all day

EL – As above.

Inland – NW flow further inland with a few exceptions – east in the southern eastern regions. Some strong spots with 20kts plus over some of the central higher ranges. 8k climbs in many spots if you can get there.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:53 and setting at 18:40 – day length 12:47. Summer is almost here. High tide at 6:40, low tide is at 12:39, high tide at 19:00. A light S to SE wind day. Perfect for beach walks and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 21 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)

 






(10 October 2021) 
Day 566 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The IOH dominating our weather today while a trough is shaping up along the central west coast. Some sweet unstable air around coupled with the light winds in general is making for a good soaring day – you just need to get out there. A SE flow along the southern coastal areas with a more E to NE trend inland. The flow is blocked by the western mountains so that the whole SW corner is in a nice wind-shadow with some amazing flying on the cards for that area today. General climbs to 6k on the cards. Some clouds around in the eastern coastal areas again with the IOH dropping some moisture around there with an easterly wind. The wind remains light NE to N with height dropping to 5kts and less at 10k before backing to the SW form 14k upwards with a 70-80kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 12k but 14k on the west coast.

CT – Looks like a light NE to N start with a chance to pop over Africa face possibly – but it is looking flyable all day around the Peninsula on the windward slopes. The main ranges at DTK also looking great with SW lowers and light N uppers. 6k climbs possible. But so too BP and PV… See Spot.

RB – Too light I think…

PV – A great day out here with light W winds and the a east upper flow but still light. Climbs to 5-6k and good flying all over. Even PB will be good. See Spot!

Wilderness – A light SE start that will increase in strength with a chance of blowing out from mid day onwards. Sedge doable early but it goes east early too… It could be good at DuToits Farm for the morning…

Plett – Similar to Wilderness with the SE dominating…

PE and PA – Some clouds around with E to SE winds…

EL – As above.

Inland – All light E to NE winds with some stronger east in the upper west coast regions. Good flying all over. Even for the propellor thingies if you get above the inversion. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:54 and setting at 18:39 – day length 12:45. Summer is almost here. High tide at 5:51, low tide is at 11:48, high tide at 18:08. A strong SE wind from mid day onwards. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(9 October 2021) 
Day 565 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A sweet day of flying yesterday along the GR with the coast and Sedge being excellent! Today the SAH pushing the CF onto the WC with strong SW winds but it moderates nicely in the west during the day. The east remaining strong. Lots of low clouds around along the west coast with some fog patches and rain over the southern mountains mainly. But inland very high cloud bases for a CF with 6-8k along the first ranges and then over 10k just beyond the second ranges. Winds SW almost everywhere but for the Peninsula and west coast where it backs more to the South at times. The wind remains SW with height all the way to the Tropopause for a SW 80kt finish up there. Freezing levels around 8-9k.

CT – Some rain over the mountains during the morning btu this should clear up during the day. The winds starting off W backing to the SW and then SSE later in the day. It gets to 15kts later but mid day should be very good for flying around SH and LH. The wind shadow looks to be pocking its head out. Lol. Later on some XC to the north very doable form the main ranges… See Spot.

RB – It could be very good in the afternoon.

PV – SSW winds with even some clouds around and climbs to around 4k. It looks like a nice day here too. Perhaps a tad too S later in the afternoon but mid day should be great. See Spot!

Wilderness – A strong SW day expected with flying along the coast being border line on or off. Ther might be a better gap later in the day from around 16:00. Sedge and inland sites too strong unless you are one of those eagles that like flying in washing machines. Lol. Some rain possible but looks like it could be confined to the mountains.

Plett – Looks too strong here all day…

PE and PA – Super strong SW winds all day long….

EL – As above.

Inland – SW winds everywhere with the super clouds rising as you move inland to that 10k around the GE area. Breezy in the east but flyable in the west. Tighten those seat belts!

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:56 and setting at 18:39 – day length 12:43. Summer is almost here. Low tide is at 11:05, High tide at 17:24. A fresh SW wind day with slight chance of rain. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(8 October 2021) 
Day 564 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A CF moving into CT and the west coast today as the SAH helps it along. Lots of cloud around in that corner but a clear interior until we hit the trough activity to the east with super high bases and flying out there – the EC the best spot today for sure. Back home in the southern coastal regions there’s quite a bit of coastal fog around and low clouds along the coastal areas. Winds are NW to W in the interior with a NW to SW trend along the southern coast. Perhaps some rain around the SW corner as the CF settles during the day. So some flying to be had on the GR probably and then around PV. Winds are all NW from 6kupwards with a 60knt finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 9k.

CT – Looks a tad strong with around 20kts – coupled with the low clouds probably not going to happen. The main ranges also with that fresh NW winds and low clouds. Best to head north to PV… See Spot.

RB – another WWB day.

PV – Looks like a flyable NW wind day with climbs to 4/5k. Even some clouds moving in in the late afternoon. My spot for the day. See Spot!

Wilderness – A low cloud day with onshore winds – probably a tad light for the cast but those coasties are able to squeeze water from a rock it seems – staying up in nothing! Lol. Sedge and Serps the spots. Climbs to around 1000ft. The misty stuff rising as it moves inland for some flying to happen her. Southerly winds mostly with a tad more cloud in the afternoon. See Spot for Sedge

Plett – Again Uppies is even worse that Wilderness…

PE and PA – SW winds here all day with the change over to the NE just around the EL region. Best bet for you guys to go inland for epic epic flying!

EL – SW trending more SE and going lighter as the SW pulse form the south moves to the east. NE to the east from EL. Hit those inland spots! :)

Inland – The EC is the place to be today for sweet soaring – high climbs with very manageable winds. See the cloud base map. Otherwise it is W to NW winds and breezy stuff in the west and central interior.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:57 and setting at 18:38 – day length 12:41. Summer is almost here. Low tide is at 10:26, High tide this morning at 16:44. A cloudy and light south wind day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(7 October) 
Day 563 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Today the weather is unusual with a low circulation setting up along the west coast – it is fairly deep with some moisture in the mid levels and a slight chance of CB activity in the Cederburg region during the day. Those mid level moisture will spread to all parts of the WC with thick high clouds. The interior trough is very active from a thermic point of view with high bases and strong climbs and in the east manageable winds – perhaps. lol The IOH dominating strongly along the southern and eastern coasts and adjacent areas. Lots of low clouds around near the coast that side. The west coast also with low clouds and some fogy areas. And the GR in between the mix of this stuff it seems. Winds are NW to W in the interior except in the east where the east winds is active. Then East to SW along the southern coastal areas. From not far above the ground though the NW wind is active all the way to the Tropopause for a 70kt finish up there. Freezing levels up at 12-14k.

CT – A sweet start with clear skies but this NW wind already up and blowing. IT looks like it will be too strong all day long with 20kts and more most spots. The main ranges are looking similar with slightly less winds but still in the mid to upper teens in knots. See Spot.

RB – NFG today.

PV – The NW also active here with around 20kts blowing. Climbs are available but it is a strong wind day. Perhaps those CB to the N and NE in the mid levels. See Spot!

Wilderness – A tricky day ahead with the change over area in our region as we will trend winds veering from the SE to the W today. The problem is that the east wind is the slightly unstable airmass and then when the S to SW moves in it is very stable. (See Sedge Spot and how things change). It is a tough day to call for flying with extended foefies mostly on the cards at Map. Perhaps with a bit of luck you could get some airtime during some of the wind pulse along the coast but they seem to be sporadic and short lived. Perhaps a bench-up at Gerrickes in the mid morning is possible? Sedge might have something in the east wind that can get you above launch… Hhhmmm…  See Spot for Sedge

Plett – Uppies is even worse that Wilderness…

PE and PA – It is super strong NE winds here all day…

EL – Strong NE winds….

Inland – Strong N to NW winds and then some westerlies in the southern parts. The central regions and especially in the east the winds are NW with super high base and great great climbs out there. (See Cloud base maps) A bumpy day for flying in prop thingies. Lol.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 5:58 and setting at 18:37 – day length 12:39. Summer is almost here. Low tide is at 9:50, High tide this morning at 16:06. The wind veering from SE to SW today with lots of high clouds. Perfect for beach walks and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(6 October 2021) 
Day 562 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! So a big congratulations to Andrew Bell for doing a personal best form Uppies day before yesterday – flying just over 80km – landing almost next to Luvain farm. Nice one Andrew! (Share his flight here - https://ayvri.com/scene/1q5r2v99j3/ckucyx8ku0001266nxv3stbl9?fbclid=IwAR2XoR8IYKtCYMtK3_GozQ7umnPNNyG2i7r0Yz6dJwFAYxhhPN2xF-_LHLg)

Today another typical summer pattern with the two HP system either side of the country and a trough in the interior – all three effecting our WC weather. Still some moisture form the IOH in the far eastern coastal regions with an easterly flow. That east flow over the entire region and fairly light except along the southern coastal regions and the Peninsula plus parts of the west coast where the offshore flows accelerate a bit up towards the trough regions. Instability nice and deep along the west coast and PB the place to fly today with climbs over 8k possible. (Yes!) Few clouds around the southern parts – more to the east. Winds remain east till around 6k then backs to the N and then WNW all the way to the Tropopause for 110kts finish. Freezing level around 12 – 13k.

CT – The SE a bit more fresher today but the wind-shadow showing signs of kicking in for the morning and mid afternoon. Later in the day it might erode away. The main ranges with too much east wind in it. The flats towards the north are very unstable with climbs to 6k and more on the cards. See TH Spot.

RB – Hhhmm… again looking a tad light.

PV – The surface SW perhaps making it trickier to get into the good east flow above but then just drive to the west to PB for the flight of the day. See Spot!

Wilderness – Again a light start with even some S winds – Sedge shows it is good until 12 before the east gets a bit much. So possible to fly form Serps to Map and then Map is a bit of a trickster today with signs of the compression bubble sticking around to complicate our fun. Light Map till lunchtime before it looks like the wind might come through. But it could be blow out at any stage depending on how the wave effect shifts. Lol Lekker summer! Hehe… Gerrickes could offer something if you bench up early enough. See Spot for Sedge

Plett – Uppies also looking a tad east so not the best but early is doable. See the Spot.

PE and PA – It is all East winds again with low clouds and further east even a chance of rain.

EL – Strong NE winds with a chance of rain.

Inland – Mostly light east winds with a stronger buts close to the southern coasts and then the west coast. Few clouds around – mainly on the southern ranges. A good Prop flying day I think but still some thermals to be had for the soaring enthusiast. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:00 and setting at 18:36 – day length 12:36. Summer is almost here. Low tide is at 9:14, High tide this morning at 15:29. Light SE start and again becoming strong later on. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(5 October 2021) 
Day 561 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The IOH dominating with a general east flow pattern. The moisture confined to the eastern parts this time but still some great offshore flows in the west with high climbs that side. The flow is very east so it does not make the turn around CP so the N and west Peninsula with very light winds today. Winds  remain light and E to NE until around 7k where it backs to the W remaining west all the way to the Tropopause for a 70kts finish up there. Freezing level around 11k.

CT – A nice unstable day with light winds around CT area – the flow from 1000ft is E to NE late morning before going more NW. Probably a Africa face flight for the late morning and then heading down the 12 Apostles around lunchtime… The main ranges also looking great despite the upper east flow – enough thermic activity should help to make if flyable along the western faces. Lol See Spot.

RB – Hhhmm… Looking a tad light.

PV – A great day here with climbs over 6k. Light SW flow up the front and east higher up. PB is looking better though (See spots)

Wilderness – A sweet light wind start with flying possible at Sedg and Serps. But it gets strong from late mid day onwards with Map probably the place to be. Expecting it to get blown out early afternoon… Gerrickes could offer something if you bench up early enough.

Plett – Uppies also looking sweet enough for early flying. The afternoon too east… See the Spot.

PE and PA – It is all East wind with low clouds and further east even a chance of rain.

EL – NE winds with rain.

Inland – East to NE winds 5-10kts. Some high clouds in the east inland regions. A good day for flying perhaps at DuToits with good climbs expected to 6k. Still some instability out there to be nabbed. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:01 and setting at 18:35 – day length 12:34. Summer is almost here. Low tide is at 8:39, High tide this morning at 14:54. Light SE start becoming strong later on. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(4 October 2021) 
Day 560 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! What a flying day yesterday. The Wilderness was your proverbial “Playground in the Sky!” Lots of airtime by loads of pilots. But the flight of the day comes from Wj and Phil who found a new site and had the full Monty! Today the SAH shifting gears into the IOH with a ridge along the southern parts of the WC. Still lots of cold and moist air being fed in form the eastern areas this time with a tad too much rain for those awesome XC skies we have been hoping for. Base in the east very low with 1-2k along the coast regions then rising towards the west – 3k at Wilderness and 4/5k past Swellies and then 6-7k tops on the west coast. Winds are SSE lower down but backs to the east with height. Strong offshores in the southern west coast areas. The east flow sticks to 12k where it veers to the SW for a WSW finish of 60kts at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 6-7k in some spots in the south – higher in the west.

CT – A strong and deep SE flow here with instability to 6-7k. Again it does not look like any usable wind-shadow shaping up. The main ranges also with the strong east winds. PB def the best option. Lol See Spot.

RB – lol. I saw someone flying at RB yesterday. So HG is not dead yet… lol

PV – All over the back flows so PB the place to go today. Looks good there.

Wilderness – After some excitement from last nights forecast for some XC flying the rain from this morning was not quite what was on the cards. Lol. Much lower bases than expected with the 2-3k on the cards for the day. It is still possible to get over the back but probably a slower pace than what was planned at first – lots of OD on the back ranges and the low bases persisting to well beyond Grg from the looks of it. Southerly winds that trend more SE later on and with height. The ocean cliffs along PR should work, Gerrickes point and maybe Map late afternoon. Serps and Sedge both with good thermal options today.

Plett – Uppies looking sweet with a chance of connecting to Sedge today I think. See the Spot. Lol.

PE and PA – SW start to the day then going S and SE later on.

EL – Also the SW start but with rain. Going SE to East later on. Even some CB activities.

Inland – East winds that pickup speed to the west. The central parts and eastern parts with some good flying prospects if you head north to the edges of the OD stuff. You just need to get int the air. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:02 and setting at 18:35 – day length 12:32. Summer is almost here. Low tide is at 8:04, High tide this morning at 14:20. Light onshore winds with occasional ran. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 13 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(3 October 2021) 
Day 559 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The SAH dominating our weather today with a last push of cooler moist air form the south. Lots of instability around with good flying to be had in the right places. Still some rain along the SW corner mountain areas though. It dries fairly quickly and just past the SB ranges things get open and blue. The winds are all light S to SW. Base around 2k in some southern parts rising to 7/8k north of the SB ranges and the Cederberg. Light winds mostly all the way up there too. ;) The wind remains SW all the way to the Tropopause for a 50kts finish. Freezing level around 6000ft.

CT – A fresh SSE wind today in the upper teens in knots. Base between 2-3k with tops from 6-8k. Not much of a wind-shadow from the looks of things. The main ranges a tad better I think and a day to go XC to the north where it opens more and climbs will be higher. See Spot. Hermanus perhaps the clouds are very low with some rain later as it goes S.

RB – It just could be another good day! (Is HG dead?)

PV – A good day here I think with the SSW winds. Climbs to 5k and flights to the north def on. :) See Spot.  

Wilderness – A light W start but from 10ish it should be up enough to start flying. It def looks like a fly and not go to church kind of day! ;) The ocean cliffs and Sedge both should be working for most of the day. Early you can get very high at Sedge and if you get on to the back flats you should be styling! ;)

Plett – Uppies looks astonishingly good today with climbs at the bets times to 6k! See the Spot. Lol.

PE and PA – Fresh SW winds all day. But inland it should be very good with much less wind and high bases.

EL – As above but also going more S later on.

Inland – Light SW winds all over the interior it seems. Good climbs over the bigger mountains. A good day for flying I Think no matter where you launch from. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:045 and setting at 18:34 – day length 12:30. Summer is almost here. Low tide was at 7:28, High tide this morning at 13:46, low tide is at 19:55. Strong SW wind with rain. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)


 


(2 October 2021) 
Day 558 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The Cold Front dominating our weather as the SAH helps to push in the cold and rainy weather onto the entire WC. S to SW winds – strong all over with 20kts and more in many spots. Beyond the first mountain ranges the base lifts to around 4-6k and then around the GE it dries more with higher base but still the SW winds pushing far into the interior. I did find a sweet convergence line along the trough line – this time far in the interior over Botswana. But look at that sweet distinct line of convergence! (See the graphs) I do know the sail plane guys fly in Bot with some big out and returns. (Its dreaming of flying weather of course!) ;) Back home the winds remain SW all the way up with a gradual veering to the West near the Tropopause for around 60kts finish up there. Freezing level is down to 4500ft in the south.

CT – A strong S wind day with base around TM tops and tops at 6k or so. Doesn’t look good for any usable wind-shadow… Hhhmmm. Even the main mountains re looking a tad on the strong side with the very southerly winds making things tricky. (See Spot.) Tomorrow looking decidedly better – perhaps a good day for some XC flying to the north – Hermanus also looking sweet for tom.

RB – Another great day on the cards here… (Do you guys still fly? Your group has not had a post for weeks… :0

PV – Also very southerly and fresh winds but climbs to 4/5k with clouds around. Could be a run to the north thought the winds are fresh… :) See Spot.  

Wilderness – A very strong SW wind with rain. It looks like a slight clearing up later in the afternoon but the winds look strong still. Tomorrow however is looking very good with possibly coastal flying in the morning and then Sedge in the afternoon. ;)

Plett – As above. Lol.

PE and PA – A vert strong SW wind with rain.

EL – As above.

Inland – Strong SW winds penetrating far into the interior with the rain and clouds lessening as the airmass dries out. Base rising with GE around 10k. A bit windy to fly I think… ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:05 and setting at 18:33 – day length 12:28. Summer is almost here. Low tide was at 6:48, High tide this morning at 13:11, low tide is at 19:19. Strong SW wind with rain. Perfect for coffee, cake and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 13 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(1 October 2021) 
Day 557 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Some great flying by Barry and co at PB yesterday. Here’s a pic of what the day looked like. :) Today its all SAH stuff with a SE to SW flow patterns onto the WC. Lots of clouds around with rain along the southern parts but for a bit of a gap around the GR during the morning. Coastal fog along the west and southern coasts. But as you move inland the picture changes dramatically. Awesome soaring conditions in the interior and the western parts. (See cloud base map to get the picture!) but the eastern parts of the central trough still doing its thing with all those CB activities… Winds are SW with height in the west but NW in the east. From 30k up it is all NW with a 40-60kts finish up there. Freezing level around between 8500 and 10k.

CT – Very strong and a deep SE wind today with thick clouds over TM. No wind-shadow that I could see. The main ranges also with too much SE in the wind. But if you head north to PV you will score! ;) (See Spot.)

RB – It could be a great afternoon and then get blown out! ;)

PV – A great day here with SW winds and climbs to over 7k with clouds up there in the afternoon. Def the place to be and spot of the day! :) See Spot.  

Wilderness – A W to SW start with lots of low clouds around. A few sunny spots but it should OD soon. Rain in some spots. Perhaps a coastal soaring bit at lunchtime if the coastal clouds is high enough. Though Sedge looks doable, the upper winds look too strong there for me ;)

Plett – As above. Lol.

PE and PA – A SW wind day and low clouds. Possible rain around PE but it looks less to the east.

EL – SW wind later with clouds but the rain does seem to show…

Inland – Beautiful clouds everywhere with OD stuff in the south and rain. Those CB still very active in the trough in the eastern interior but in the WC interior especially to the west it is look fantastic for soaring. High base and sweet winds in the west. (The east is strong NW) 15k bases at Middelburg and Colesburg.…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:07 and setting at 18:32 – day length 12:26. Summer is not here yet. Low tide was at 5:55, High tide this morning at 12:27, low tide is at 18:36. Lots of low clouds with rain especially in the afternoon with strong wind. Perfect for coffee, cake and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(30 September 2021) 
Day 556 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! So we were blessed with an epic morning yesterday before the rain and winds moved in. Today the IOH helping to keep feeding that CF air onto the eastern parts of the WC while the SAH does its thing in the west. The air dries out considerably along the western parts so some good flying to be had that side if you can find a place to get into the air. The winds are strong east along the southern parts but does not quite make the turn around the Peninsula so a nice wind-shadow setting up for the day. Lots of clouds inland, low bases in the southern eastern areas but rising steadily to the north and to the west. (See Map) and then the central trough very active with CB’s and rain – especially along the astern side of the convergence line. Winds are east to around 6k where it backs to the NE the N and finally form 14k its all NW to the Tropopause for a 50-70kt finish up there. Freezing level at 10k.

CT – Strong SE winds at CP but a nice wind-shadow around the west and N parts of the Peninsula with deep instability at mid day. The main ranges with a tad too much east wind but maybe Paarl Rock could get you up to 6k. (See Spot.)

RB – It could be a sweet afternoon…

PV – Looks like a good day here with climbs to 6k and winds SW but more S to SSE higher up. See Spot.  

Wilderness – A strong east wind all day with a high gust factor. I would be very wary to fly if you go out… ;)

Plett – As above. Lol.

PE and PA – Very strong NE winds with rain all day long…

EL – As above.

Inland – Varied with rain and wind in the east and high bases with good flying in the west. Far inland in the trough the CB’s are active on the eastern part of the trough. The western side is looking very good though. 15k bases…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:08 and setting at 18:32 – day length 12:24. Summer is not here yet. High tide this morning at 11:08, low tide is at 17:28. Windy cloudy rainy day. Perfect for coffee, cake and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(29 September 2021) 
Day 555 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! What a fantastic day of flying yesterday – here on the GR and in CT area too! Lots of pics and video to follow for the rainy days ahead.(and just a friendly reminder that the Peninsula sites are very sensitive – please follow the correct protocols when you are flying there) ;) Today the SAH pushing in the Cold Front from the SSE – a very different direction from the usual NW that accompany the fronts. So strong east flow pattern in the WC today with lots of cloud and rain along the southern areas. The SAH and CF also disrupting the inland trough with the magic flying conditions we have had for the last week – the trough having moved way inland to the NE of us – still those 18k plus cloud bases out that side. Nam is the record breaking spot at the moment! Back home, the west coast with offshore flows so no rain there and def the spot for flying today. The GR with a morning break before the winds and rain move in around mid day. Winds remain East with height till around 10k before a sudden change to the W and NW. NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 70-80kts finish up there. Freezing level at 8500ft but 10k on the west coast.

CT – Strong SE winds and no wind shadow on the cards. The same for the Main ranges. All easterly flows and strong. IT is a day for PB.

RB – Hhhmm… Looks very east but you could probably get some flying in on the eastern butt…

PV – Too much east but if you go across the valley to PB you could just score the flight of the day. Base is high over 7k and climbs can get you up there too. Def my spot for today. See Spot.  

Wilderness – A small chance of some flying in the morning but then the wind and rain moves in. Strong SE winds for the rest for the day. ;) (See Spots) ;)

Plett – Like Wilderness but maybe a tad better today. Lol.

PE and PA – Strong East winds and rain all day long…

EL – As above.

Inland – The east winds in the whole WC region as the CF moves in from the SE. Lots of rain and low clouds in the southern eastern parts. But in the far north and west it is sweet high cloud bases with some good conditions – ok perhaps the winds might be a tad strong. Lol. It’s a bumpy day for prop thingies out there. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:09 and setting at 18:31 – day length 12:22. Summer is coming! High tide this morning at 8:52, low tide is at 15:05. A sweet morning but strong SE winds from mid day with rain. Perfect for coffee and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(28 September 2021) 
Day 554 of lockdown

Good morning all you supe cool Wild2Fly people! A wonderful windy day on the coast yesterday as some managed to land in the bush! ;) The interior trough still on record distance level while the passing Cold Front has left a sweet playful layer of instability in its wake. ;) Lots of clouds around to mark thermal today and sweet wind strengths in most places too. The winds are SSW along the western parts, SW along the southern coastal regions and southerly in the southern interior while going NW north of the GE again. Good climbs to be had in most popular places with sweet flying on the cards. Winds remain SW with height until after 10k where it veers to the west and then NW for a 80kts finish up there. Freezing level around 11k.

CT – Fresh SSW winds along the shore front by LH and SH form the looks of it. Instability to 4k. Probably flyable but with some tricks up the sleeve. ;) The main ranges looking better with SSW winds and climbs to 4k and there should be some Q’s to show the way towards the North. :) (See spots)

RB – Hhhmm… Maybe something there later on if its south enough.

PV – A okish day I think with winds perhaps a tad too much south in it. Climbs to just over 4k. Maybe some Q’s in places which can make it more pleasant.  

Wilderness – It is looking so sweet today – it’s a leave work today I think. Early coastal flying and then Sedge or Serps for the rest for the day. Lol. Love the GR! ;) (See Spots) ;)

Plett – Like Wilderness but not as good. Actually looking bad here… ;)

PE and PA – A SW wind day with moderation into the afternoon. Maitlands should be sweet!

EL – As above.

Inland – Southerlies in the south then veering to the WNW north of the GE. High climbs out there once again – especially to the east where we get more trough action. Lots of clouds in the other regions showing a great looking sky!

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:11 and setting at 18:30 – day length 12:20. Summer is coming! High tide this morning at 7:30, low tide is at 13:20 and high tide 19:43. A Sweet SW to S day all day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)


 


(27 September 2021) 
Day 553 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! An amazing long weekend we had on the GR with great socials and good flying. :) We are not sure how the Gatskop went though we wish that all went well flying wise. ;) Today the Cold Front dominating the WC weather with rain in the southern areas and strong W to SW winds. It trends more southerly in the SW corner region. Lots of clouds around with base mostly below the mountains tops in the west and southern parts, not that much rain with tops not that high (around 8k perhaps). The trough in the centre of the country is the best I have ever seen it – it is a huge record day if anyone is lucky enough to be flying out there. You can run from Windhoek all the way to past Bishu in the EC! Base in some places are well over 18k – Cradock is sitting pretty at 20k! Oh my hat! Drool big time! The winds back home go NW form 10k upwards with a 100kt finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level 12k in the east and 8k in the west.

CT – Looks like a rainy and low cloud day with fresh SW winds trending S later on. A tricky wind for wind-shadow flying – it looks like it spikes at 20ks along the waterfront area so probably not the best day to be flying. The SW spots in the south looking also a tad too much S. The main ranges with low clouds and rain. (See spots)

RB – WWB…

PV – A clagged in day…  

Wilderness – Looking very strong with the WSW winds at 15kts plus. Then later it does drop but it seems very west so things not looking that good. (See Spots) ;)

Plett – Like Wilderness but stronger and more west.

PE and PA – Starting off light but then the SW winds push through and gets strong. The SW reaches PA around midday and then EL at 14:00.

EL – NE start and then the SW moves in around 14:00.

Inland – West in the W with a tad more SW in the south and then the NW winds in the far eastern interior where that record trough activity is happening. Yoh!!! 20k climbs at Cradock today!?

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:12 and setting at 18:30 – day length 12:18. Summer is coming! High tide this morning at 6:44, low tide is at 12:33 and high tide 18:53. A fresh SW wind day. Perfect for beach walks and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)








(26 September 2021) 
Day 552 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The inland trough taking advantage of the slackness of the SAH, who is posed to strike at the WC with the next cold front. Light winds for today all over it seems – especially in a shallow layer over the ground. 2-3k of instability depth in most coastal regions and parts of the adjacent interior. Further inland when one moves into the inland trough airmass things get very good with strong high climbs for this time of the year. Once again the Lesotho region with exceptionally high cloud bases of 18k! NW winds in the central interior with more west to S and even SE in the west and southern parts respectively. Winds go west form above the inversion – 2-3k and remain WNW all the way to the Tropopause for a 110kts finish up there. Freezing level still up at 13k.

CT – A shallow SE flow accelerating around the prominent corners of HangKlip and CP. It curls around the Peninsula with a SW component on the NW side. Looks like it will be flyable here – pending that low ocean clouds! Lol. The main ranges looking sweet with light SW flows trending wet perhaps and climbs to just over 3k. Above it is W to NW. Perhaps a XC to the N is on along the mountains for those Gatskop fever guys. Or Franschhoek is looking sweet today too for fun flying… (See spots)

RB – WWB…

PV – Perhaps you will get to Mnt top height though the inversion looks just below the tops from what I can see. So not the best outlook. See Spot.  

Wilderness – A light wind cloudy start with initial Southerly trending to the SE from mid day onwards. Looks like a gap for late morning at Sedge and then from mid day onwards moving to Map day. The cloud cover might make it slow to start at Sedge perhaps… But Map is looking very good in the afternoon with perhaps even a chance of it being blown out later. (See Spots) ;)

Plett – Perhaps an earlier one at Uppies though the winds are quite SE… See Spot.

PE and PA – A light SW start to the day that will back sweetly all the way around to finish NE at the end of the day. If your timing is god you can get in some cool flying today.

EL – As above.

Inland – A light Southerly to SE wind in the south and West in the west and NW north of the GE line. The SE to the south will pickup in the afternoon with some strong spots around at 20kts. Speck out over Lesotho! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:13 and setting at 18:29 – day length 12:15. Summer is coming! High tide this morning at 6:10, low tide is at 11:59 and high tide 18:19. A cloudy light S wind start turning into a fresh SE wind at the end of the day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(25 September 2021) 
Day 551 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! What a day at Sedge yesterday – most pilots left while it was still super sweet for flying having had enough! Lol Today a bit different as the Cold Front makes inroads towards CT with some prefrontal stuff there and the adjacent parts. Strong NW winds in the interior and along the west. The south coast still protected with light SSW flows. Lots of low clouds around along the coast on the west and just a smidgeon along the southern coasts. Instability depth much shallower along the coasts compared to yesterday and then 2-3k to the first mountains but in the central interior it starts to rise dramatically with 8k over the SB ranges and 11k along the GE. The main DB has got base nearing 19k and with winds just 10kts up there! Wish I was there! See TH graph) Back home the winds pickup speed quickly with height in the WNW direction – lots of prefrontal wave around and again a monster wave of 5.5m/s climb over the Villiersdorp valley! (Dreaming of riding that today – the sailplane guys at Worcester must be carrying lots of Oxygen today!) ;) Winds remain WNW all the way to the Tropopause for a 80kts finish in the west and 60kts in the east. Freezing level around 14/15k.

CT – Again lots of low cloud around that will probably stop play around the Peninsula. The main ranges probably a tad too strong with the building prefrontal winds. (See spots)

RB – WWB…

PV – Slightly less wind here with climbs to just over the Mnt tops. A general west wind – looking nice actually. See Spot.  

Wilderness – Another light wind day with more stable conditions. Climbs to perhaps 1000ft in a good one. IT looks slightly less wild compared to yesterday but I see a bit more west in the upper flow so probably a little bump now and then. Lol. The coast looking weak once more. Sweet! ;)

Plett – A similar to Wilderness day. See Spot.

PE and PA – NE start to the day here but then the SW creeps in form the west. Its not a strong one so good for flying and surfing and other stuff. Lol PA only going SW late late afternoon.

EL – NE winds all day.

Inland – A strong WNW wind day out there so not the best for flying. Some strong wave activity in the SW corner of the WC. And if you go far enough to the east you get into sweet air with light winds and climbs to over 18k! lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:15 and setting at 18:28 – day length 12:13. Summer is coming! Low tide is at 11:30 and high tide 17:50. A light SSW all day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(24 September 2021) 
Day 550 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Don’t forget the Gatskop fever guys! ;) Today the SAH lightly pushing in behind the Cold Front – light winds in most areas around the WC today. General westerly flow with a SW along the southern coastal areas. Lots of low cloud around along the coasts – but a bit more further out to sea along the southern parts. Instability around the 2-3k depth mostly but once again the trough showing the sweetness in the eastern regions east of Aliwal North. Climbs and cloud over 15k with 20kts winds which is doable! We should be there. Lol Back home the wind remains light and westerly all the way to 10k before it backs to the SW for a 70kt finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 15k.

CT – Lots of low cloud around so it depends on that f the flying will happen or not. If not for the clouds the NW to W winds are light enough for an excellent day of flying… lol. The main ranges looking sweet with the NW to W winds and climbs to 3k. (See spots)

RB – WWB…

PV – A NW to W day with climbs to 3k – looking sweet if you head south to the bigger cliffs… See Spot.  

Wilderness – A light SW wind day – probably too light for the coastal cliffs to work Looks like Serps and Sedge are the spots to go to. Climbs to 1500ft at the right time possible at Sedge. Looks sweet. ;)

Plett – A similar to Wilderness day. See Spot.

PE and PA – Moderate SW going S winds today – it is looking good for flying. Lots of clouds out to sea with a few spots making the coast. 10-15kts.

EL – As above!

Inland – A very light wind inland day. Most places less than 10knts. Sweet flying conditions with sweet thermals to 7k over the SB ranges – all you need to do is get out there. ;) A good day to fly!

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:16 and setting at 18:27 – day length 12:11. Summer is coming! Low tide is at 11:03 and high tide 17:23. Again light SW all day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(23 September 2021) 
Day 549 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Gatskop fever should be hitting all of you by now! ;) The SAH and Cold Front dominating our weather as it moves into the WC. It’s a dryer one with no rain but the winds certainly will make its presence felt. Loads of low cloud along the west coast and this will increase during the day. Winds are strong NW in general and of course in the prefrontal areas it is very strong with 30ts in many spots and high temps. There is the usual deep instability ahead of the front with very high clouds shaping up inland of PE and EL. Base out there around 15k. (40kts winds up there!) lol. The IOH still active in the far east with strong NE coastal winds. The GR the change over area as the SW moves up from the west while the NE dominates to the east of here. Lots of wave action along the front edge – see the sweet 4.5m/s climb over the Teewaterskloof dam. (I’ve always dreamed of getting into that little sucker in my hangie!) ;) Looks like some things are meant to remain dreams… lol. Winds are all NW with height with a West finish at 80kts. Freezing level around 13k.

CT – A NW to W wind day with lotas of low clouds and this will increase during the afternoon. Fly early before it clags over too much I would guess. The main ranges are too strong with the prefrontal winds pushing hard over the tops of the mountains. (See spots)

RB – WWB…

PV – A NW to W day with winds perhaps just manageable for flying. Climbs to 5k at lunchtime from the looks of things. So probably the spot to go to. See Spot.  

Wilderness – A classic prefrontal day with strong upper winds and changing surface winds on the cards. It is a very dynamic day ahead of us with tricky flying conditions to predict. IT is very inverted early on with nothing going past launch height at Serps and Sedge but form lunchtime some movement in the upper flow causing a slight deepening in the convection depth, however, a big however the TOL winds are also very strong which will create shear with a capital S today. Lol. So be very very careful if you go out flying. There is also a strong SW pulse moving in from the ocean that will reach land around 15:00. So keep your eyes open. Lol. Sometimes it good to wait for the sun to go around the planet one more time. ;)

Plett – A similar to Wilderness. See Spot.

PE and PA – PE strong NW winds that will go SW from late morning. PA will be NE at first but late in the day the SW will make inroads here.

EL – Just strong NE all day!

Inland – Strong NW winds every where. The exceptions will be near the coastal regions where the SW from the coast is moving in. Def not a flying day for prop thingies or other. Lol. Those very high gains in the eastern parts of the interior are pretty sweet though (but for the strong winds) ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:18 and setting at 18:26 – day length 12:09. And summer is on the way! Low tide is at 10:37 and high tide 16:55. Again light SW but after lunch expecting a strong SW gust. Perfect for beach walks and getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 22 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(22 Sepetember 2021) 
Day 548 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The IOH dominating in the east with a trough along the western parts while a Cold Front shapes up to the West today. Winds are NE to N inland with an ESE along the southern coastal regions. Some instability around within the IOH inland mass that deteriorates near the coasts. Climbs to 6k in a few spots just beyond the first mountain ranges. No clouds expected today. Winds remain fairly light with 10kts all the way to around 10k where the wind goes NW, then W from 14k with a 100kt finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level up at 13/14k.

CT – There is a dominant NE flow pattern but with a SE surface trend – especially later on. There is still a SE to SW curling effect around the Peninsula around the southern and western parts. Maybe a chance to fly Africa face with the afternoon showing a moderation to 10kts NE direction. The main ranges at DTK with a N dominant flow but perhaps it might be possible to get off – some decent climbs possible if you can. (See spots)

RB – Nothing today…

PV – A Northerly trend but if you could get off again some climbs going to 6k… See Spot.  

Wilderness – A light S to SE start to the day but then the SE will pickup again. This time though the upper NE and temp profile dampening the wind from fully moving into the Wilderness corner so from mid day that compression shadow setting up. So not looking that good here. Gerrickes really looking awesome if you can get that bench-up moment around 11/12ish – just before it goes to east. Looks like you could get very high there today. Sedge showing the SE trend but looking to remain relatively protected from the strong stuff. It will be a bumpy flying spot there today. But my spot for the day will be DuToits Farm! See Spot.

Plett – A similar pattern setting up here… See Spot.

PE and PA – A strong NE wind day… lol

EL – As above…

Inland – Light to moderate N to NE winds in the eastern and central parts but fresh SE in the southern eastern regions. Within the NE mass there seems to be a bit of flying to be had. Du Toits farm is actually looking really sweet until around 14:00 when the SE pushes through but this creates some sweet convergence with climbs to 6k in a wide area to be had. ;) Another pretty day for powered flying though…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:19 and setting at 18:26 – day length 12:07. And summer is on the way! Low tide is at 10:10 and high tide 16:27. Again light S start trending fresh SE later in the day. Perfect for flying and then getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(21 Septemeber 20221) 
Day 547 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A wild wind that came through Wilderness yesterday! Shoe! ;) While the CF is running into the southern parts of Mozambique, the SAH is ridging in lightly behind it bringing much calmer weather along the WC regions. Winds are south to SE initially with more East further inland. Not the depth of postfrontal air we expected with around 2-3k in convection depth all over which is a bit disappointing. Still some fun to be had in a few spots. Winds remain S to ESE up to around 7-10k before it switches to West and then finishes WNW at the Tropopause around 100kts in the west and 70kts in the east. Freezing level around 11-12k.

CT – A light S start with a sweet wind-shadow shaping up into the mid day period and good flying around the LH and SH region. Late afternoon sees the SE up to 20kts with a slight eroding of the shadow so just keep tabs on things… Pretty good at DTK from the looks of it with some climbs to 4k. The wind might be a tad too SE… (See spots)

RB – Maybe late in the day for a late afternoon session…

PV – Strangely it looks like an inversion shaping up below the upper Easterlies around 2/3k. So not as good as we expected according to the forecast. Hhhmmm…  

Wilderness – A light S start to the day trending to the SE later on. IT looks like a sweet Sedge late morning early afternoon and then probably a move to Map perhaps. Inland not the deep post frontal instability we expected with DuToits climbs perhaps to 4500ft. Lol. See Spot.

Plett – Looking much better than Sedge so a good spot to go to. See Spot.

PE and PA – Strong SW start that will moderate beautiful into the afternoon for a great flying day. From Maitlands to those col inland sites that should be amazing. Some beautiful Q’s out there too…

EL – As above…

Inland – Some Q’s in the eastern southern parts with the SE flow of wind. IT is east further inland. Climbs to 8/9k over the GE especially near Sutherland. A pretty day for powered flying though…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:20 and setting at 18:25 – day length 12:05. And summer is on the way! Low tide is at 9:43 and high tide 15:57. A light S start trending SE later in the day. Perfect for flying and then getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another cool 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(20 Septemeber 2021) 
Day 546 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Yippee! The day length is now officially longer than the night! Vat so winter! Some fun rock-n-rol flying yesterday in the prefrontal air in the GR. ;) Today of course the cold front dominating our weather today – the rain this morning in CT will spread quickly to the southern coastal regions by mid day and beyond in the afternoon. It does not quite make it that far inland with the mountains doing its work of blocking the moisture from getting to the Karoo this time around. The wind is SW going South in the west then W going SW along he southern parts while it is SW inland then veering to the W further to the N and east. Lots of cloud around with the moisture mostly confined in the 6-8k layer and below. The wind remains SW all the way up to around 18k where it starts to veer to the West for a 70-80kts finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level down to 4500 in the far south otherwise its around 7500ft.

CT – Rain this morning with SW winds clearing by mid day with the wind going S. Breezy with 20kts on the cards and no chance of a usable wind-shadow shaping up in this. The main ranges also with that strong southerly component making it very tricky to fly. (See spots)

RB – A great day today after the rain clears away. Maybe float over the back in the lift and see if you can get close to Adams record. ;) Lol.

PV – A fresh southerly wind day with rain in the morning. The afternoon looking too strong with again round 20kts in the region.

Wilderness – A slight light wind start with a SW to even S at times but then all gearing up for the blow popping through around 12:00ish. Very strong SW wind with rain as the front moves in. No flying after that anywhere. So be very watchful and vigilant for the strong stuff – it might pop in earlier than expected. Lol. See Spot.

Plett – Similar to above but more SW from earlier on.

PE and PA – Strong SW from early all day long….

EL – As above…

Inland – SW winds penetrating far inland with the CF bringing rain to the SW areas only. By mid afternoon most of the rain should be gone in the inland areas. Lots of clouds with base form 3k in the south going to 8k along the GE. Very strong SW to W winds.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:22 and setting at 18:25 – day length 12:03. And summer is on the way! Low tide is at 9:13 and high tide 15:27. A light SW start but then super strong at mid day! Perfect for flying early and then getting closer to God. Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another cool 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(19 Septemeber 2021) 
Day 545 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Day length and night are equal parts of 12hrs each! Yippee! lol A light weight CF pushed in by the SAH along the west coat with fresh NW winds and low cloud. Its not very deep with CTops around 4/5k. Some light rain possible. Ahead of it some sweet Q’s with high bases and then the inland trough with exceptional flying conditions – base at 18k in some spots! A breezy SW flow along the southern parts that will make its way up the south coast reaching EL by end of the day. Winds go NW from 3k everywhere with a WNW finish at the Tropopause at 70kts – its 110kts further inland. Freezing level around 9500/11000.

CT – Freh NW winds all day long with low clouds. The main ranges similar. (See spots)

RB – NFG today… Lol.

PV – Another fresh NW day with base up to 3k. Probably too strong to fly I think.

Wilderness – A WSW start to the day reaching 20kts at time during the morning. But then around lunchtime it start to drop quickly with a light wind afternoon trending even to the South! Sedge should switch on from around 14:00 onwards. Some coastal soaring around mid day as it starts to drop form the looks of things – the hangies probably being able to get up in the thick of things from early already. Lol. See Spot.

Plett – Similar to above..

PE and PA – The SW starting early west of PE but NE east form here. The SW will progressively move to the east. It gets fresh with 20kts plus.

EL – NE winds until late afternoon when the SW gets there…

Inland – It is a NW to WNW day inland with some exceptional high clouds in the trough – the eastern interior of the WC. See the cloud base chart! A bit breezy with lots of spots showing 20kts and more.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:23 and setting at 18:24 – day length 12:01. It’s a 50/50 ratio if day/night time ratio! Summer is on the way! Low tide is at 8:41 and high tide 14:54. A fresh SW wind day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Leave work and go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another cool 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(18 September 2021) 
Day 544 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Sweet flying at Map yesterday and some trickling in from Oubos. Today the IOH dominating with strong east flows along the southern coast and NE inland but more N along the west coast. There is a deep coastal low shaping up along the west coast (it dissipates around 10k). It is a blue day with no clouds expected – some out to sea on the west and south coasts. The east flows causing a big eddy around the Peninsula. Winds are pretty breezy in most places today. The wind backs to the NW with height for a 1015kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 13k.

CT – Strong SE winds out towards CP but this curls around the Peninsula causing a bit of a wind-shadow effect as it combines with the upper NE flow. It might even be flyable on Africa face today though above TM the wind does pick up a bit (10-15kts NE at 4k. SH and LH is looking good with a SW flow along that side. The main ranges perhaps too much east trending N to NW later in the day. But some high climbs possible out there.:) (See spots)

RB – Well, I hope you guys are all flown out after the last few good day because today is crap. Lol.

PV – A NW day but it sure is looking good with very high climbs after 14:00 with maybe 9k on the cards. It’s a bit breezy up there with 20kts upper winds… Dress warm! See Spot.

Wilderness – A very strong SE wind on the cards today. Get out early with a small window in the morning before it gets blown out around 10-11. ;)

Plett – Also strong winds form the SE here…

PE and PA – The E to NE winds are slow to start but will finish with a bang! ;)

EL – As above…

Inland – The wind more NE but trending more East during the day in the southern parts. North of the GE the winds are N to NW. and strong. Lol Not the best day to e flying…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:25 and setting at 18:23 – day length 11:59. We are almost at a 50/50 ratio if day/night time ratio! Summer is on the way! Low tide is at 8:04 and high tide 14:18. A strong SE wind day. Perfect for hiking and getting closer to God. Leave work and go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another cool 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(17 September 2021) 
Day 543 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Some sweet flying along the GR late afternoon with quite a few pilots enjoying the sweet air along the coast (even I had a stint in my hang glider to Gerrickes and back!) ;) Today the SAH pushing in with a ridge shaping up along the southern parts. The wind is south in the east trending SE while it is decidedly east and SE in the west. Lots of clouds around in the southern central and eastern parts but drying out to the west. Base around 2-3k along the coasts, 6-7k beyond the first ranges and then up to 9k along the GE. Still quite a few rain showers around in the central southern and eastern parts but these will gradually clear from the west during the day. So some good flying still on the cards for the southern regions but the west with the offshores a tad trickier. Winds remain S to E all the way to around 10-14k where it veers to the SW and then W at the Tropopause for a 110kts finish up there. Freezing levels 6500 in the east but 9k in the west.

CT – Strong E to SE winds with not much of a wind-shadow in the cards. Some deep instability at lunchtime with up to 6k climbs in some spots. Winds very strong at CP and getting to 20kts in a few around the flats and TB region. The main ranges also to much east. :) (See spots)

RB – There is hope for the hangies here today… Lol.

PV – East so no good here but PB is looking up! Some climbs to 6k but a chance of being a bit breezy with the winds going to the upper teens in knots higher up. See Spot.

Wilderness – Again a bit of a wet start but from mid day clearing and a chance of some flying happening. Sedge showing a short but good window if we can believe the forecast. (See the spot) and then it def looks like a sweet afternoon for Map. Maybe Gerrickes too if you can bench up. :)

Plett – It just seems to much east here after the rains…

PE and PA – SW to the east of PE start but this will trend more to the S during the afternoon. Breezy initially. Still a few lingering showers around that could effect things a bit.

EL – As above…

Inland – Inland things are def looking better. Higher bases and the wind south trending the SE and E further inland and to the west. (See the wind and cloud maps) A good day for flying I think if you can get out there some where…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:26 and setting at 18:23 – day length 11:57. Low tide is at 7:19 and high tide 13:35. Again a rainy start but clearing in the afternoon with light SE winds. Another perfect day for flying and getting closer to God. Leave work and go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another cool 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(16 September 2021) 
Day 542 of lockdown

Good morning all you super awesome Wild2Fly people! Some super cool flying yesterday – a few brave soles hiking up Rusty Gates and doing over 50km XC flights – Lekker Wj and John and co! Back home PR and Sedge where doing some good stuff, especially later in the day. Today the SAH is pushing in strong southerly winds with lots of rain – the west clearer but the east with lots of rain. Base ranging from 1-2k in some southerly and easterly spots but rising well inland with up to 9k over the GE and then of course that slight shaping up of a trough back towards the central interior with base up at 12/13k and SW winds in that region (We should be specking out at DeAar today guys!) lol. Winds remain S with height and up past 20k starts to veer to the SW for a SW finish at the Tropopause of 70kts. Freezing level ranging between 5500 and 7500 in the southerly areas.

CT – Strong SE winds all day long. It is a deep settle flow with little no signs showing any wind-shadow shaping up. 20kts plus later on. The main ranges also with the SE component so no real flying prospects out there. It looks like a Hermanus day to me. :) (See spots)

RB – Oh more good news for the hangies as RB seems to be firing on all 8 cylinders today. Lol.

PV – A bit of a windy day here with 15-20kts of southerly winds. Perhaps SSW in the valley but more SSE above launch. Maybe good to drink coffee day – unless you are a hardcore dude!

Wilderness – A wet and rainy start to the day but… But it does look like there is silver lining to these clouds. Looks like the rain will stop at mid day and then settle into a SSW afternoon that looks very promising for the coastal cliffs again. Maybe even a later afternoon session at Sedge could be on the cards. So good stuff to look forward to. :)

Plett – Looks like more rain here so not that promising however Keurbooms could offer something at mid day I think.

PE and PA – SW to S winds, strong at times with rain.

EL – As above…

Inland – If you go far enough N it is looking very good – Graafies and DeAar the spots to be I think with the SW winds around and some good clouds and higher base out there. Even it there are a few showers possible with some luck you could navigate around these. South of the SB it is a bit too rainy I think. All S to SW winds in the central to eastern parts but more SE to the west.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:27 and setting at 18:22 – day length 11:55. High tide 12:38, low tide at 18:54. A rainy start but onshore and clearing in the afternoon. Another perfect day for flying and getting closer to God. Leave work and go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another cool 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(15 September 2021) 
Day 541 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A great post frontal airmass around – well kind off… lol between cold fronts – its actually a slightly calmer cold airmass form the south between more defined fronts with some high bases and sweet instability all round. Still some showers around which can stop play but I would say it is a day to bunk work and go fly, especially in the west and south. Winds are all southerly around the 10kts with some 15kts spots and very few nearing 20k (around some corners of the Peninsula and up north at Langebaan later in the day) Base fairly high with between 4-8k over some of the inland ranges. (Cederbergs looking high) Winds remaining light to moderate south all the way up to near 10k today. This is more SW in the west. Further inland to the east the trough is active with that super high bases at 17/18k (Drool!) ;) but strong winds form the NW there. Back home the wind is WNW from around 14k to the Tropopause for a 60-90kts finish. Freezing level down to 5500ft in a few southerly spots.

CT – Hhhmmm… very southerly winds with a curl around the Peninsula for a SSW direction around the SH and LH region – up to 20kts in the later afternoon along the shore. Doesn’t look like a good wind-shadow here today. The main ranges with a SSW surface flow and more SE higher up. But some higher bases and loads of instability so if you can get off anywhere you could go for a descent XC to the north I think. See DTK Spot.

RB – Oh it sure looks good today! Lol.

PV – Also a good day here I think but a bit on the southerly side with the wind direction but high base and great for distance to the North…

Wilderness – Some wet and possible rain in the morning still but the afternoon is sure looking sweet! SW winds around 10kts with everything facing the wind working! Looks like super high bases at Sedge 3-3500ft base (or more!) but with a bit of a wind up there at 15kts so expect some bumps. Lol. The coast is looking super sweet so I think the jump from the hotel to PR is on. And also going beyond to Myolil or more! So bunk work and fly today. ;) Oh and don’t forget to dress warm! lol

Plett – Looks like a chance of more rain at Uppies and actually not looking as good with more OD conditions. Keurbooms looking a tad too west.

PE and PA – Very strong SW winds all day with chance of rain.

EL – As above…

Inland – The Cold Front having gone inland all the way to past the GE areas into he central Karoo. Showers especially over the higher mountains with lower bases in those regions. Wind not so strong except perhaps over the tops of the higher mountains with some spots close to 20kts. Otherwise its around 10kts. All southerlies except in the far NE interior where it will trend to the W and NW.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:29 and setting at 18:21 – day length 11:52. High tide 11:09, low tide at 17:34. A west rainy start but moderate SW later on. Really perfect for flying and getting closer to God. But please, leave work and go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another cool 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(14 September 2021) 
Day 540 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Today the SAH still pumping in that Cold Front air form the SSW of us bringing with it that cold rainy southerly winds. Lots of low cloud around with base at 2ish and tops at 6/7k. Winds are southerly in the west going west in the interior before curling more NW as it joins the very active trough along the central interior. Very strong NW winds there with very high climbs with spots showing base near 18! But of course the winds up to 40kts up there... (You could break a record today!) Drool… ;) The southern coastal regions with southerlies in the west trending more SW in the east. Its not really a flying ay anywhere around the WC – unless you move into the interior around the western parts where the southerly winds will have high bases north of the SB ranges and around the GE line. (See the cloud base graph). Winds are fairly light with height but then form 10k it is all NW again with a 110kts finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 6500ft in the west but 11k in the east.

CT – Fresh southerly winds with rain on and off all day. No wind-shadow time form the looks of it. The main mountains similar so doubtful there will be any flying to be had.

RB – If not for the rain then it could be a great afternoon session. lol

PV – Also looking a bit clagged in for today with the southerly winds…

Wilderness – A westerly start going to the SW later on but then also rain moving in… Hhhmmm… Maybe you could get a gap but its doubtful. lol

Plett – As above…

PE and PA – West to SW winds with the rain remaining out to sea form the looks of things.  

EL – NE winds to start off with but by end of day the SW will move in.

Inland – The Cold Front making a slight bit more inroads into the interior with showers along the SB ranges and in the western interior mountains. Base only rising north of the SB with some 8/9k spots along the GE and 14k around Cradock! But of course those strong NW winds here so not much prospects for flying.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:30 and setting at 18:21 – day length 11:50. High tide 9:17, low tide at 15:34. A light W start going SW with rain later. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Either way do go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature another cool 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(13 Septembber 2021) 
Day 539 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Some sweet flying yesterday in the west with rain clearing around the Peninsula for some amazing flying around there. The guys in PV also doing some lekker XC flying. Today the SAH pushing in a bit harder into the WC with the Cold Front offloading its moisture along the southern parts. Lots of cloud all over the show with low bases in the south and adjacent mountains. It rises inland with base around 4-6k. The west also looking clear and sweet but perhaps with a bit of a strong southerly push in the wind. So good in the west but too wet in the southern parts. Winds go NW from 7k upwards remaining NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 70kts finish up there. Freezing level around 10k

CT – A fresh SSE wind day with little chance of a wind-shadow shaping up. Instability to around 4k and some 5-6k bases along the main ranges. If you can find a spot that can handle the SE out there you could fly a long way to the north. Hermanus is also looking good I think with high climbs and a flight to Stanford on the cards.

RB – Sweet amazing day on the cards with the afternoon the best. lol

PV – Another good day I think with climbs to 4k and perhaps a tad more. Maybe some clouds though it might clear up this far north…

Wilderness – Not looking good with mostly rain on the cards but perhaps a chance to get in a Map fight if the rain stops and the clouds are high enough. ;) Sedge looking dead and rainy.

Plett – As above…

PE and PA – SE winds with low clouds around and rain.

EL – As above but the rain perhaps only starting later in the afternoon. SE 10-15kts.

Inland – The Cold Front stuck along the southern ranges with low clouds and rain but to the north of the SB it starts to clear nicely with high bases around 6k. Winds go NW north of the GE but its S to the south of that.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:32 and setting at 18:20 – day length 11:48. High tide 7:53, low tide at 13:54, high tide 20:23. A light SW going SE wind with lots of clouds and slight chance of rain. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Either way do go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature another cool 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(12 September 2021) 
Day 538 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH having taken over duties from the CF pushing in some SW to S winds with cooler and rainy conditions in the west but fair soaring conditions along the eastern side of the front. Still that NW in the far interior but this backs to the west and then south as we move to the south with a SE along the eastern coastal regions but more SW in the west. Sweet Q’s to the east of the CF and if you could get into the air you could have a great flight. There is still a trough left over in the interior but this has moved more eastwards. And then that sweet Nam convergence region is still very active today with base near 17k and awesome awesome soaring conditions. :) We drool and wish! Back home the winds go NW from 6000ft remaining NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 100kt finish up there. Freezing level around 13k but dropping to 7500ft in the extreme SW edges of the WC.

CT – A low cloud and rainy day all day long… The main mountains too…

RB – lol

PV – Maye a short flying window in the morning but then lowering clouds and rain for the afternoon. (See spot)

Wilderness – Hhhmm… We have a anticyclonic circulation just offshore from us (Not a coastal low but the opposite!) lol This is effecting our surface winds with a SE start and possible SSW finish. It could also remain SE for longer. So a tricky day to call. Sedge could be the spot for later in the day and Map earlier on. Hhhmm…

Plett – A SE wind day with climbs to 2/2.5k at Uppies. Maybe something around Keurbooms but in general not looking so good. See Spot…

PE and PA – A SW start but a S to SE wind day. Lots of coastal clouds around.

EL – As above.

Inland – The Cold Front moving in form the west with rain but not making much progress into the interior. Still NW wind north of the GE and then mor west in the little karoo and even southerly to the south. Q’s to the west mainly. Hhmm… You could probably fly if you are desperate. lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:33 and setting at 18:19 – day length 11:46. High tide 6:57, low tide at 12:52, high tide 19:18. A SE going S wind with clouds. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Either way do go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature another cool 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)

 





(11 Septemeber 2021) 
Day 537 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! So another day like yesterday – almost! Those big systems still dominating with a large shadow/pool of marine air around the southern coastal regions  that might offer some hope of flying – though lots of coastal fog around which could effect things a lot. The CF approaching and probably reaching CT early tomorrow morning. The trough very active along the western interior with some amazing brilliant flying conditions in Namibia – we should be there guys! This time of year it often cooks! (See the high clouds and drooling line of convergence running down from up there – that is amost 1000miles of convergence! Def record distance possible!) But alas we are down on the southern tip of Africa where things are not so good for flying. Lol. Very strong winds in the interior with that strong shear around and then some monster wave activity for the SW mountains (See the big one near Worcester today!) Winds go NW from 3k everywhere and remains NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 120kts finish up there. Freezing level around 14k.

CT – Like yesterday! ;) Another prefrontal day with strong NW winds associated with a strong gradient in most spots. Low clouds around the coastal regions. The main ranges also strong higher up so not really flying weather. The exception might be PV… (See DTK Spot and TOL winds)

RB – WWB is out and about. lol

PV – Like yesterday! Lol NW winds with the convective layer up to 3500ft and the winds within this layer around PV looking doable. So if you want to fly then this is the place… (See spot)

Wilderness – Like yesterday but perhaps not as good. Looks like more coastal fog around but the spot to go to still Sedgefield. Lift at the good times to 1000ft with a southerly direction in general. At 3k the wind is strong NW. Still looks like extended foefies could be possible at Map from mid day onwards.

Plett – A SE wind day with climbs to 2k at Uppies. A short window form the looks of it. Lol  Again maybe a Keurbooms around lunchtime could be doable? See Spot…

PE and PA – A general East wind near the coast but those strong NW still active inland with late afternoon seeing some very high base developments. Lol.

EL – Should be very strong NE all day here… High clouds inland!

Inland – Again like yesterday. Strong NW winds everywhere with a prefrontal trend in the west and that trough in the central regions. Very very strong stuff again with 30kts plus in many spots. Good for weather watching. lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:34 and setting at 18:19 – day length 11:44. Low tide at 12:066, high tide 18:29. A light onshore wind with some possible fog patches. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. Either way do go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature a cool 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(10 September 2021) 
Day 536 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! So today we have two really strong pressure systems working in tangent to creating some extreme weather conditions for our region. The Cold Front to the SW at 957Mbar and the IOH at 1040Mbar. Some strong pressure gradients between these two with exceptionally strong winds near the surface today in many places. Some spots showing 50kts in shear strength! Between these two systems we have a strong trough feature indicating some very strong lift and high bases (See the cloud base map - this extends all the way from Namibia where there are 18000ft bases!) Notice the strong convergence and associated shear regions where the inland NW, the coastal NE from the east and the WSW from the west meet. Scary stuff if you ask me (but Dirk the hangie, wants to go fly there today!) lol – OK, I think I convinced him not to fly but to rather do some weather watching. ;) It is however a day for flying from Nam to PE in the strong prefrontal trough – those 30kts upper winds will really blow you a long ways… Hehe… Low clouds along the west coast with some appearing along the southern parts later in the day. And of course those super high clouds along the trough. There is also some strong Lee Wave activity in the SW mountain areas – I found 4m/s climbs near Greyton (the area is renown for super waves! See the Wave spot) In general the winds all settle NW from 3000ft upwards and then just before the Tropopause back to the WSW for a 80-90kts finish up there. Freezing level around 15k.

CT – A prefrontal day with strong NW winds associated with a strong gradient in most spots. Low clouds around the coastal regions. The main ranges also strong higher up so not really flying weather. The exception might be PV… (See DTK Spot and TOL winds)

RB – WWB is out and about. lol

PV – NW winds with the convective layer up to 3500ft and the winds within this layer around PV looking doable. So if you want to fly then this is the place… (See spot)

Wilderness – I am surprised by the GR shadow effect again give the strong stuff going on around the area. And it seems its even deep enough for us to have a go at flying! Early morning offshores but during the day the coastal layer will start to dominate a tad more – the layer looks to be around 1000-1500ft in depth in the afternoon so certainly possible for some flying to take place within this layer. It looks like extended foefies could be possible at Map from mid day onwards. Sedge also showing something to play in but it is all very changeable conditions so WYSIWYG probably the best tool. lol

Plett – A spike of lift at 11 at Uppies to 4k – the convergence as the NW is taken over by the sea breeze though I don’t see how one would get into that – the NW is just too strong to fly! Lol. Maybe a Keurbooms at lunchtime could be doable? See Spot…

PE and PA – A very volatile region today with all the changes happening around your area – loads of strong convergence and shear regions. The cast ranging from NE to S and SW with inland the strong NW. Should be interesting to observe today. Lol.

EL – It is very strong NE all day here…

Inland – Strong NW winds everywhere with a prefrontal trend in the west and that trough in the central regions. Very very strong stuff at BW with even some 50kts shear regions! A def no flying day I would say. Lol. But probably good to watch some of those high clouds shaping up around De Aar down towards PE side.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:36 and setting at 18:18 – day length 11:42. Low tide at 11:26, high tide 17:46. A berg wind morning then light onshore afternoon. Perfect for surfing and getting closer to God. Either way do go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 22 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(9 Septemebr 2021) 
Day 535 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! So loads of great flying all over the WC yesterday. Ria reporting Franschhoek working from early till about 4pm. Barry and crew flew Hermanus to Standford. (Ps I also thought it looked a bit too SW...but it worked for them). LP flew Table Mountain. (Wow! Surprised with this one) ;) And a glider as soaring at St James. The flight of the day though belongs to Josh who flew from DTK to Flyers lodge in PV! Josh said he could have gone to Citrusdal and beyond but he had no retrieve… lol. Today a whole different story as a large Cold Front is shaping up along the SW of the country helping a strong IOH to flex muscles as they help each other with strong NE winds in general. The southern coasts with very strong SE winds. CT region with the NE dominance causing some tricky flying stuff. Lol. Some clouds around the EL and PE side from the IOH influence, otherwise its blue all over. The winds back to the north around 8/10k then to the NW and finally all the way to the SW at the Tropopause for a 60kts finish up there. Freezing level up at 13/14k.

CT – A bit of a berg wind day so not really good for flying, Strong gradients around with the upper flow NE and breezy. 20kts around TM top height. Similar around the main ranges…

RB – WWB is out and about. lol

PV – The N to NE winds also dominating here…

Wilderness – You might get a quick flight in at Map this morning but I think by 10 or soon after it will be all over. Very strong SE winds on the cards today.

Plett – As above…

PE and PA – NE winds all day long with low clouds around.

EL – As above. It  blows at the end of the day. Even the kite surfers are going to be tested. lol

Inland – Strong NE winds everywhere especially over the higher grounds, 20 and even 30kts in spots. Its not a flying day I think.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:37 and setting at 18:17 – day length 11:40. Low tide at 10:49, high tide 17:07. A super strong SE day. Perfect for kitesurfing and getting closer to God. Either way do go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(8 September 2021) 
Day 534 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Some sweet flying yesterday in the GR with plenty of sweet little XC flights from Serpentine and then the guys managed to get in some TM Africa face time in as well. ;) Today still some sweet weather around as the light winds form the Col is allowing pudding thermal development in most areas. Lol. Winds are generally SSW along the southern parts, westerly inland but north in the far north. (See map) No clouds expected but for a few along the Peninsula during the morning and the Overberg – perhaps later in the afternoon some moving to the GR region from the south. The wind is westerly with height – from 10k or so it starts to back to the WSW for a 60kts finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 12k today

CT – A SW morning but the south will dominate later in the afternoon. Looks like enough of a shadow around SH and LH for flying to continue – probably SW here as the flow curls around the Peninsula. The main ranges looking sweet too with climbs to 3500ft and light/mod winds – see DTK Spot. Herm looking too SW – Hhhmmm…

RB – It just could be a great afternoon as the south looks to be pushing through here – sunset cruise?

PV – A frustrating inversion around launch height – so iffy stuff. The afternoon looks like the S to SE wind pushes through.

Wilderness – And what do you know – yet another sweet day on the cards with a light SW flow. Sedge the place to be with climbs to around 1000ft on the cards. Its once again better to the east of launch. Lol. The ocean cliffs looking light but probably light soaring happening on occasion.

Plett – Uppies is the spot I think with some good climbs on the cards for the day. See Spot.

PE and PA – Northerly offshores in the morning but going SW in the west with light S to E winds around PE and EL. The SW will push through to perhaps PA side later in the day. ;)

EL – Offshores and then light E to S winds but on occasion the NE wind will push through form the east. We are just on that change region…

Inland – A sweet days of flying out there no matter what you fly. Lightish wind everywhere. North far inland but more W in the central and southern parts. :)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:39 and setting at 18:17 – day length 11:38. Low tide at 10:14, high tide 16:31. A light SW day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God – either way do go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(7 Septemeber 2021) 
Day 533 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Some sweet flying yesterday along the GR – lots of first for many pilots. ;) Today a ridge along he southern parts as the front moves north past Maputo – lots of rain in KZN and snow on the Drakensberg. A general east flow around the WC with still some great instability around especially in the central and eastern parts. Some good clouds with base around 6/7k just north of the first ranges. The coast showing the light southerly turning into a fresh SE wind in the afternoon. The western parts with a light SW trend in the surface layer but above the east is active – light in the south but it picks up in the north. Still some good flying to be had all over it seems. Winds back form east to NE up to around 6/7k then it goes SW with a gentle veering to the west at the Tropopause for a 60/70kts finish up there. Freezing level 6500’ in the east but 9k in the west.

CT – A light SW flow around the Peninsula along the surface but NE from 100ft upwards. It is generally light with touching 10kts maybe at TM top height. I think Africa face could be doable late morning/lunchtime. It is looking sweet with climbs to 4k. The main ranges also looking good with a lower SW/W flow and the East showing up around 3/4k. IT is light thought so I think it should still be flyable. See Spot.

RB – Too light and wrong direction.

PV – It is looking like a good day until after lunch when the lower SW brings in a bit of an inversion around the 3/3500ft level. Around 11 to 13:00 you could get to 4/5k. Its light East higher up. (See Spot)

Wilderness – Another sweet day on the cards with a southerly start then the SE will push through in the afternoon. Sedge is looking good for a late morning till early afternoon session even if it will be form the left. Climbs to 1500ft should be on. The challenge is to go left get high enough for a jump to Gerrickes and then a good session there! ;) Map is looking good from lunchtime onwards but perhaps a slight showing of the compression shadow in the mid afternoon. Slight chance of it being blown out later in the day.

Plett – Uppies is looking really good this morning, Anyone flying out there?

PE and PA – Its SE to start going east in the afternoon. Getting breezy in the west around 20kts but moderating to the east for a change. ;)

EL – East winds but nice and light.

Inland – Really sweet inland flying today with high bases and good climbs. Winds are all NE in general. The day to fly form DuToits and head to the west. Maybe make Barrydale! :)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:40 and setting at 18:16 – day length 11:36. Low tide at 9:40, high tide 15:57. A light SE start but picking up in the afternoon. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God – either way do go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(6 Septemeber 2021) 
Day 532 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A sweet surprise day for Segde yesterday for a lucky few. ;) The SAH pushing in the CF far into he interior today bringing a sweet workable layer of unstable air in behind it. Winds are all SW in general with some more WSW in the East and South in the far west. Lots of cloud around with high bases – 3-4k around the coast, 5-6k north of the first ranges and 8-10k north of the GE. Some rain expected on the mountains mainly though there are some spots in the south of the ocean that could move in late afternoon. All in all it looks like a good flying day if you can get to the right spot. Winds remain SW till around 7k then veers to the West before going the normal NW from 18k upwards to the Tropopause for a 60kt finish up there. Freezing level down to 5500ft.

CT – A SSE day and breezy with 20kts on average and it’s a deep flow so doesn’t look good for usable wind-shadow activity. The main ranges also too much SSE in it to be nice. Need to go far north form the looks of it.

RB – It just might be a good day. The afternoon looking better with the chance of a sunset flight possible.

PV – Doable but it does look a tad strong and southerly in the afternoon. Climbs to 5k.. Yay! (See Spot)

Wilderness – So all indicators say we are in for a great day. Sedge should be spectacular with very high climbs. The coast should be good too with fresh SW winds. And it looks like from late morning this state could last for most of the day. Summer time is indeed approaching! ;) See Sedge Spot for winds TOL – nothing too strong with perhaps a bit over 10kts up there. Perhaps a bit too OD at times and chance of rain late late in the afternoon. Great stuff man! :))

Plett – Uppies also looking very good. Keurbooms just too west in it it seems. But Uppies looks like you could get to base. (See Spot) BTW< Anybody try it our yesterday?

PE and PA – WSW early on but going SW around the 20kts mark with some lighter spots. It goes more SSW in the afternoon and looks like a great Maitlans day.

EL – As above!

Inland – The SW going more S in the southern interior but its breezy with the cold air pushing hard over those mountain stops. 20-30kts over the SB ranges! But high bases north of there. Hhhmm… Its  a good unstable day but probably for those bullish pilots only. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:41 and setting at 18:15 – day length 11:34. Low tide at 9:08, high tide 15:24. A general SW trend all day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. But do go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(5 Septemeber 2021) 
Day 531 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The Cold Front into CT today and moving into the western half of the WC interior and southern coastal regions during the day. Rain in the west but bases rising sharply towards the west with 10k over the Sutherland GE region but of course much lower along the southern coastal regions. Winds still strong NW in general but will go more WSW in the SW regions while the GR still has some of that protective shadow at play. Way to the east the deeply unstable trough is causing some CB activity with super high bases for this time of the year. (See cloud base map). The winds out there are around 30kts NW – with record distance potential if it where not for the CB activity. lol Winds remain NW with height all the way to the Tropopause for a 80-90kts finish. Freezing level dropping in the SW corner to 5500ft with the edge of the front near the GR rising up to 10k again.

CT – Breezy NW with low bases and passing showers. It goes more WSW later on with a slight chance of moderation to mid and upper teens in knots around the southern Peninsula. Hhhmmm… Maybe there on the lower dunes. The main ranges OD and strong.

RB – WWB is out and About!

PV – Looks like a clagged in day with NW winds and rain all day…

Wilderness – A light W start to the day with some odd SW pulse moving form the ocean during the day. Looks like a period of some coastal soaring in the late morning and then the winds might drop along the coast with sporadic bits in the late afternoon. (Lets hope its completely wrong!) ;) Sedge is looking good to from 11:30 till 15:30 form the looks of it. To the east some high climbs close to 2k (some 13kts winds up there) otherwise around 1000ft from the looks of it. It’s a tad prefrontal so just be aware for a bit of possible mixing up there – though it doesn’t look like anything too serious today.

Plett – There is a good bit of lift at 11:30 with climbs over 5k here from the looks of it. (See Spot) Def worth going out to try and catch those climbs to those sweet Q’s shaping up there at that time. :)

PE and PA – The SW pulse moving through this morning with a SW to S trend in the wind. Maitlands looking ok later for the hangies.

EL – As above!

Inland – Strong NW winds especially in the higher spots. Wave formation in the lee side in the western ranges. Lots of cloud and rain in the west form the front. It does not seem to be penetrating far inland during today – some clouds making it to BW by end of the day. Climbs to 8/9k over the GE, SB and Kamanasie ranges. But alas, the wind… lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:43 and setting at 18:14 – day length 11:32. Low tide at 8:35, high tide 14:52. A general SW trend all day. Perfect for flying and getting closer to God. But do go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(4 September 2021) 
Day 530 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH and Cold Front movements still dominating our weather. A double Cold Front making its way towards CT – should make landfall just after midnight. Today though fresh NW winds in the interior and western coastal regions – a tad on the strong side with 20kts plus in most mountains spots. Wave lift in the lee side of those usual spots out there (See pic of Theewaterskloof lee wave). Lots of clouds moving in form the SW into this corner of the WC. The southern coastal regions still some light IOH action with a S to SE flow pattern. This protected region offering some lighter winds with light soaring conditions. In the far eastern interior near the DB ranges climbs over 15k are to be had but the winds at TOL are over 50ts! So we look, drool and dream! Lol (Note the high base out that side all coloured in red!) The wind is light NW up to 5k in the southern central regions but then it strengthens all the way up to the Tropopause for a 80-90kts finish up there. Freezing level around 9k in the west and 11k in the east.

CT – Fresh NW winds that might be a ok for the hangies but I think all the clouds might just be a bit of a damper. Def a SH day with the winds too strong on the main mountains.

RB – WWB is out and About!

PV – Strong NW winds but lift to 4k. Probably too strong…

Wilderness – A light southerly wind that will trend to the SE later on. Too light for the coast but Sedge and Serps probably offering some stuff to play with. Sedge with the Southerly winds and climbs to around 500ft ATO in the right spot. Could be tricky. There are spots showing climbs to 1000ft ATO to the left of launch… Maye that little convergence region will be active again. Worth a visit for those who know how. ;)

Plett – Also looking like a lekker day here with a SE trend and climbs to around 2k. Too light for the coast though…

PE and PA – Strong E to NE winds with lots of cloud form the ocean. Lol.

EL – As above!

Inland – NW winds everywhere with strong stuff north of the GE and in the far east. To the west the NW also strengthens as the CF moves closer. Clouds shaping up in the SW corner… Hhhmm… It should be good flying in the southern interior for the most part with the propellor thingies. lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:44 and setting at 18:14 – day length 11:30. Low tide at 8:01, high tide 14:21. Light onshore winds all day. Perfect for brushing up with God over a coffee and getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(3 September 2021) 
Day 529 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! It is the SAH and the Cold Front with the westerly marches all around us. Rain in CT on and off today with low clouds and strong NW winds, NW to West in the interior with a sweet sheltered region around the GR with the strong SW winds resuming further to the east from Jbay and eastwards. Some good clouds in the west as the front moves further eastwards during the day, with clear skies form the central interior and eastwards. Some wave lift in the west adjacent to the front. It looks like some sweet soaring within the sheltered GR region in a few spots around mid day for the lucky few who might be in the right place. Out side of those regions it’s a bit on the windy side of things. Lol. Winds go NW with height

CT – Not so good for today. Low clouds with rain and strong NW winds all day it seems… The main ranges similar.

RB – WWB is out and About!

PV – Also clagged in and fresh NW winds…

Wilderness – A slight prefrontal trend but it does look like the gradients are more mellow today with not such strong spikes in the upper flow around Sedge and at Uppies. So it could be sweet at Sedge with climbs to 1000ft and more to the east. SW winds with some S spots but the upper flow veers to the west. Some good clouds further inland over the mountains…

Plett – Also some clouds on the cards with what looks like a good flying day here… Climbs to 4k even. Lol. See Spot.

PE and PA – Very strong SW winds all day but a slight reprieve in the late afternoon. It remains stronger to the east.

EL – The SW moving in during the morning with a very strong pulse. Then its SW strong all day!

Inland – NW winds north of the GE but more west to the south of there. Rain and clouds in the west that  will progressively move to the east reaching BW at the end of day. Lots of wave lift preceding the front in the western mountains. Looks a tad strong for flying in general so be careful.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:45 and setting at 18:13 – day length 11:28. Low tide at 7:23, high tide 13:47, low tide at 19:46. A light moderate southerly wind day. Perfect for meeting God for a coffee and getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(2 Septemebr 2021) 
Day 528 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! An amazing day at Map yesterday with a chance of some good stuff today too… ;) A big Cold Front approaching CT (Should make landfall early hours tomorrow morning). A slight Coastal low shaping up ahead of it on the west coast with the usual fresh NW winds along that side. So to the interior except for the southern parts at the coast which is dominated by the SAH with an easterly flow. Some clouds along the eastern southern parts otherwise mostly a blue day. The winds in the east go from east to NE then NW with height for a WNW finish of 130kts at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 10-12k.

CT – Looks like a strong NW flow with the upper flow around launch and Mnt top height just too strong and uncomfortable to fly from mid day onwards. It might even be strong from earlier on but fingers crossed. The main ranges similar.

RB – WWB is out and About!

PV – Perhaps the bets place to try for a flight today with NW winds and cimbs to 4k or so. The wind at TOL s still pretty breezy with mid to upper teens in knots.

Wilderness – Another SE wind day but perhaps more shear in it with the afternoon showing a sharp spike of wind around 700ft – the lower bits in the Wilderness corner much less. But I would say a short soaring window around mid day early lunch before things could get dicey on the wind strength side of things. Some clouds moving in as the stronger winds arrives… :)

Plett – Also the SE winds here with some clouds from before mid day already moving in from the ocean.

PE and PA – Strong East to NE winds here with cloud all day – there is rain out to sea with a chance of a few making it to the coast….

EL – As above but NE!  

Inland – NW winds north of the GE but East to NE to the south of that. Some strong spots in the NW winds but more moderate to the south. Above the inversion the winds veers sharply to the N then NW. Good climbs north of the GE but much weaker to the south. Perhaps 6k around the bigger ranges.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:47 and setting at 18:12 – day length 11:26. Low tide at 6:32, high tide 13:04, low tide at 19:00. Again starting light SE ending very breezy. Perfect for coffee and God but either way go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(1 September 2021) 

Day 527 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people on this first day of Spring 2021! And happy Aniversary to my parents too. ;) The SAH weakly ridging in on along the southern coastal region while a trough develops along the northern west coast areas. Winds are easterly in general with some strong spots around the southern Peninsula and also in the far east around EL with the NE trend out that side. Some instability after the CF but its confined mostly to the southern areas with an inversion developing along the western parts with the warm offshore flow and cooler southerlies. Lots of clouds around mostly around the southern parts extending to just north of the SB ranges. Base varying form around 3k along the cost to 6/7k north of the SB areas. The wind goes north above the 6k level before doing its usual backing to the NW and then West for a 130kts finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level around in the morning down to 5k but rising to 8k by the afternoon in the southern parts.

CT – A strong SE wind day with little chance of a wind-shadow developing for flying. The flow is dep and strong though it does back more to the east with height. The main ranges also too much east in it. Hhhmmm…

RB – Another day with good possibilities. Depends on the wind-shadow flow form the eastern mountains but I would say its worth checking it out. Late afternoon better.

PV – The inversion below the Mnt tops. The flow east at ridge height and higher. Hhhmmm… Even PB not looking great.

Wilderness – There is a chance of some early stuff at Sedge before it gets too east around mid day. You could get to 3k around 11 I think. Maybe fly to Map? Lol. The afternoon def belonging to the Map today. IT might get blown out late afternoon but otherwise I expect a sweet long flying day at Map. :)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness but the east component making it tricky. See Spot.

PE and PA – Light starts but its an east trending day with a strong finish.

EL – As above but NE!  

Inland – Moderate East winds with lots of Q’s in the southern regions. It clears to the North with spars Q’s north of the SB ranges. A good day for flying if you can get out to the right spots – 10-15kts in general. Winds are N to NW above the clouds…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:48 and setting at 18:12 – day length 11:24. High tide 11:57, low tide at 17:55. Starting light SE ending very breezy. Perfect for coffee and God but either way go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 13 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(31 August 2021) 
Day 526 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH helping the Cold Front along its merry way across the WC today. Winds SW in general with a backing trend during the day. Lots of cold moisture around so expecting showers along the western and southern regions. Base around 2/3k but further inland it rises ending around 6-8k north of the SB ranges. A bit breezy today with most regions a tad too strong but perhaps you could find a spot between the rain for a quick flight. I think late afternoon on the west your best bet. Winds going west with height and remaining so all the way to the Tropopause for a 130kts finish up there. Freezing level around 5500ft with a few spots in the far south down to 4500. It rises abruptly to the north with BW around 10k.

CT – SW winds trending S later on with passing showers. Around 15ks in general but stronger higher up. Perhaps later on you could get a go at some of those southerly facing coastal spots… The main mountains probably too rainy and too southerly later on.

RB – It could be a good late afternoon if the rain stays away.  :)

PV – A SW morning with low clouds and rain but clearing later however the wind going decidedly S to even SSE. Hhhmmm… Winds are fresh at 10-15kts…

Wilderness – Too strong and too west mostly for the day. Late afternoon sees some SW coming in but probably remaining too strong. Maybe a dune gooning session late afternoon possible though the rain might spoil it. :)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness but too west and strong…

PE and PA – Super strong SW winds all day with showers…

EL – As above! Lol.  

Inland – Strong SW winds that will back to the South in the late afternoon. Rain in the southern ranges with lots of Q’s all the way to the GE. Base rising here to around 8k. 10-20kts winds in general. Probably too windy for us to fly…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:49 and setting at 18:11 – day length 11:22. High tide 9:59, low tide at 16:01. Strong West to SW winds with occasional rain. Perfect for coffee and getting closer to God. Either way do go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(30 August 2021) 
Day 525 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The Cold Front into CT this morning and will spread slowly into the southern coastal regions during the day – reaching the GR by midnight. Strong Nw winds around the west but westerlies in the interior and the southern parts except for the GR where the SW will make an appearance. Some strong pulses possible along the southern coasts today so keep an eye out. The rain confined to the areas around the SW section of the WC today. Some instability ahead of the front, mostly into the interior with 6-7k climbs over the higher ranges and around 5/6k over the flats. The strong winds though makes for strong shear and it is not a flyable day from the looks of it. Winds remain westerly in general with height all the way to the Tropopause for a 1120kts finish up there. Freezing level today 10k in the east but dropping to 8500ft in the west.

CT – Low clouds and strong NW winds with rain all day.

RB – WWB is out… :)

PV – The clouds thickening here during the day with 3k base and 10k tops by evening. Too strong NW winds today…

Wilderness – A prefrontal day with the usual strong winds higher up. Be careful if you go to Sedge – there’s around 20kts up at the TOL region (1000ft ASL) so expect a lot of mixing and shear turbulence. It looks like a strong pulse popping through around lunchtime – so keep an eye out over the ocean. Probably the best time to try some soaring along the coast. Be careful of venturing too far down PR though as the wind drops again in the afternoon. Lol. Between 12 and 14:00 the best time.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness but for more west direction so not good anywhere here….

PE and PA – Strong westerlies inland and SW along the coast. Hhhmmm….

EL – The tug of war between the NE in the east and the SW form the west meeting right around the EL region doing battel all day long. Lol.  

Inland – Just strong prefrontal winds – westerlies everywhere with 20 to 30kts in the higher ground regions. Lift to 8k over the SB ranges but those winds… Ai… Perhaps some Q’s along some of the Outenikwas otherwise they are confined to the extreme west near the front. See Thermal/cloud map.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:51 and setting at 18:10 – day length 11:20. High tide 8:24, low tide at 14:16. SW winds up to 10kts. Still perfect to stock up on real vitamin D – but do go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(29 August 2021) 
Day 524 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A sunny reprieve between the frontal systems today as the IOH combines with the approaching frontal system to bring us general NW inland and some light SSE winds along the southern coastal areas today. A blue day with no clouds expected, some sweet instability around but the only thing is a bit of a stronger bit of wind around the TOL areas with mostly the upper teens in knots. The winds will gradually strengthen during the day as the front moves closer – making landfall in CT tomorrow morning around 10. Soe snow still around so a good day to venture outdoors and go check it out. :) Maybe even get a flight in over those cool regions. Winds remain NW until around 14-18k before backing to the west and then a WSW finish of 100kts at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 6/7000’ in the morning but by end of day its mostly around 10k.

CT – Probably a good hangie day as the NW wind is perhaps just a tad on the strong side. Upper teens and more at TM height. But if you stay low it should be ok for PG. ;) The main ranges similar with upper teens near the MNT tops.

RB – WWB is out… :)

PV – The NW less in the valley but still that persistent upper teen region near the TOL….

Wilderness – A day where we could actually be flying. The hard core guys could try DuToits farm with the NW winds out and climbs to 4500ft. Also a tad fresh at TOL with upper teens. Then there is Sedge that is showing promise for some climbs around the 1000ft. It gets less as the day progresses and more east. Map should be good for foefies later on. Lol.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness but for a great climb possible around this time as the southerly displaces the NW. A real challenge. Lol.  

PE and PA – Light East going fresh NE later on. To he east there is a marked sea breeze front in the right areas between the East and inland NW… Cool!

EL – As above.

Inland – Some spots strong NW, especially over the higher grounds and to the west. Some snow over the higher mountains so a flight with the prop thingies doable but some shear expected around the inversion. Some good lift around especially to the east. See Thermal map.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:52 and setting at 18:10 – day length 11:18. High tide 7:30, low tide at 13:21, high tide at 19:50. Moring northerlies with light onshore going light SE later on. Perfect to stock up on real vitamin D – but do go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(28 August 2021) 
Day 523 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people! The SAH ridging in behind the Cold Front – the double front reaching all the way north to the Angola border! Windhoek ahs a max of 10 degrees today! Lol Back home the SAH ridge weakening so winds will moderate in the west but still lots of instability and moisture with passing showers and OD conditions especially along the mountains. Winds trending southerly around 1-15kts but dropping to 5kts in the late afternoon. Base should rise nicely to 4k and more even. So chances of some cool late afternoon flying I think. Oh dress warm btw! Lol For the interior its all S to SW winds breezy to the east and the southern coasts strong W to SW winds. Not much flying ging to happen down this side so its all a west coast day I think. Snow over the high lying grounds. Winds remaining SW to S all the way to the Tropopause for a change with a 90kt finish in the west. Freezing level down to 4500ft but 3500ft in a few far southerly spots.

CT – Another typical CF day with icy showers and moderate S to SW winds. IT should clear some later in the day with a chance of some flying to be had. Base should rise to 4k or more. The main ranges similar but it does seem to get better further north if you are really desperate. See Spot and shower chart for mid day.

RB – Just not enough southerly coming through here. Go to PV. :)

PV – A lower SW with initial low base but once again rising sweetly from mid day onward. Looks like lekker flying here towards the north.

Wilderness – Another day of passing showers with strong Westerlies all day long… Ai.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – Strong SW winds all day with passing showers…

EL – As above.

Inland – Fresh S to SW winds – SW in the east and more S to the west. Snow in the morning around the higher ground areas. Passing showers. But clearing form the west later in the day but remaining cloudy in the southern parts. Lots of snow and icy cold conditions around. Base rising to 10k north of the GE. Dress warm if you get to fly. lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:53 and setting at 18:09 – day length 11:16. High tide 6:51, low tide at 12:42, high tide at 19:09. Very strong westerlies with occasional showers all day long. Perfect to huddle up with coffee and get closer to God – but do go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 11 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(27 August 2021) 
Day 522 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The Cold Front settled all over the WCC with fresh westerlies and surprisingly high bases. The west with 4-5k bases and inland even a tad higher. There is off course rain and snow on the forecast – the tops seem to be around 16k in spots so I expect strong showers in places but many spots could go with little rain. All things considered it is a good XC day in the west but of course the winds are a tad on the strong side with 15kts plus, especially higher up. The south coast areas with slightly lower bases but very strong west winds. These back to the SW further up the coast. There is another Cold Front right on this one’s heels and it should make CT by mid night tonight and a third not far behind that one so the cold and rainy conditions should continue still for a while. ;) Winds are west all the way to around 10k 20-30kts then WNW going NW at the Tropopause for a 120kts finish up there. Freezing level down to 4-4500ft in most spots in the west.

CT – Another typical CF day with icy showers and strong West winds. It trends more WSW later on. 15kts plus mostly. Probably too strong especially with the passing showers that will cause moments of very strong gust fronts I imagine. The main ranges probably similar despite the high bases.

RB – lol

PV – Also the 15kts plus here with very high bases – looks like 6k possible here but the rain and strong winds higher up not good for safe flying.

Wilderness – Passing showers with strong Westerlies all day long… Ai.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – Strong SW winds all day with passing showers…

EL – As above.

Inland – Strong W to SW winds far into the interior with passing showers and even CB activity in the far east. Snow over the higher grounds.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:54 and setting at 18:08 – day length 11:14. High tide 6:17, low tide at 12:10, high tide at 18:35. Strong westerlies all day long with occasional showers. Perfect for hot chocolate in that corner caffe and getting closer to God – but do go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 11 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(26 August 2021) 
Day 521 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! All things are gearing towards the arrival of the huge Cold Front it seems. IT is already blowing with low clouds and rain starting in CT which will just progressively get worse during the day. The rain will spread into the interior and up the southern coastal regions reaching the GR by mid night tonight. Very strong NW winds everywhere except for the GR area where there is a temp reprieve of shelter overed by the ocean corner and adjacent mountains and even the chance of some flying there for today. ;) In the far east the NE winds dominate along the coast but these will also be eroded into the afternoon with a very strong SW pulse moving past EL around 16:00 this afternoon. In fact the whole southern coastal areas are in a very dynamic period with tricky to predict changes that could occur during the day – all due to the really strong winds/pressure differences surrounding the region from the hefty Cold Front. So be careful if you venture out. ;) Winds stay NW (50kts at 3000ft around CT!) strong from low down with a 100kt finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level dropping during the day with 4500ft around the SW corner at the end of day.

CT – A typical CF day with storming NW winds. Low clouds and rain. No flying lol.

RB – lol

PV – Strong NW winds with base at the Mnt tops and lowering.

Wilderness – Right in the sheltered region offered by the ocean and mountains from the upper strong WNW winds. Along the surface things are looking relatively calm with light onshore winds trending SE in the Wilderness corner. IT veers to the W with height. It looks like some foefies at Map will be possible with perhaps some light upflow extending the flight a bit. According to the forecasts there is a strong WSW pulse moving into Wilderness anytime after 16:00 this afternoon. So be vigilant! Sedge lo and behold shows that it might even work here around mid day. Hhmm… (See the TH graph for 12:00) I would be very cautious about this prediction due to the strong winds all around us! Lol. IT is safe to say to expected typical pre-frontal conditions here too. The wind at TOL could get strong anytime with the associated shear turbulence. Hehe…

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – Initially some East winds but the SW taking over along the coast from late morning around Jbay and PE already. Expect strong SW pulse in the afternoon …

EL – The NE dominating until the afternoon when the SW comes in around 16:00…

Inland – Nothing fresh today – its all strong NW prefrontal stuff. Def stay on the ground today day. Lol. Rain and low cloud moving in from the west and by tomorrow morning the entire WC area will be under the Cf grip.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:56 and setting at 18:08 – day length 11:12. Low tide at 11:40, high tide at 18:03. A light S to SE initially but then going strong WSW later in the afternoon. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(25 August 2021) 
Day 520 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Talking about getting high on life, I have some friends that have had some interesting spiritual experiences lately and with all the crazy stuff going on around the world it is not surprising - please open that door when the Holy Spirit comes knocking guys... Right! ;) On to today’s weather! A Heavy Weight of a Cold Front making it is way to the WC – it should make landfall in the CT area around mid night tonight I think. So some areas starting to show the pre-frontal signs – mostly in the western and western interior parts – with strong NW winds. No clouds expected today with only some areas around the coast with some low clouds moving in ahead of the CF. The southern coastal regions under the influence of the IOH so the winds there trending East with some SE along the south and then NE along the eastern parts. It gets breezy out there in the afternoon. In general not a flying day except for the GR areas form the looks of it. Tough around the Peninsula with a slight slight chance of the morning offering something around SH and LH. Maybe. Lol. Winds NW with height – 30kts around 5k and then all the way up to the Tropopause for a 60kts finish up there. Freezing level around 12/13k.  

CT – Some low cloud out over the ocean that could effect play. The morning showing a slight reprieve in the wind strength up to 2k but this will erode away as the front moves closer. Expecting things to get breezy by mid day… The main ranges similarly with strong winds from launch upwards…

RB – WWB is out and about!… ;)

PV – Another spot that is doable today with some NW winds and climbs to 2500ft. Around 5-10kts for the day and the afternoon sees a more SW lower layer moving in. So better late morning early afternoon.

Wilderness – Some instability around inland with 2k climbs along the plateau late morning. Winds are trending SE with the Map the spot to go I think. No signs of being blown out though some stronger winds further out. Gerrickes could offer something for those in the know and so too Buffs… ;)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – All NE winds all day long – breezy later on.

EL – As above.

Inland – Fresh NW winds all over the show. Its settling prefrontal winds so not the best day to be venturing out there for flying. 30-40kts around 5-10k so expect some CATS if you do go up. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:57 and setting at 18:07 – day length 11:10. Low tide at 11:11, high tide at 17:31. A moderate SE for the afternoon. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(24 August 2021) 
Day 519 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A relatively quiet day yesterday it seems… Today the SAH nudging in a light Cold Front into CT area but the inland NW flow keeping it at bay for the southern areas so it s slow moving. Not much rain expected – its fairly shallow with tops around 6/8 in some spots. Lots of low cloud on the west coast though. This rises quickly towards the east and become blue from around the half way to the Garden Route. Some good bases inland with a few spots spiking up to 8k. Winds are westerly to WNW inland and then remains NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 100kt finish up there. Keep tabs on the Cold Front moving in after this one – arriving CT on Thursday morning. It’s a biggie bringing lots of cold rain and snow… For today the freezing level is around 11k.  

CT – A low cloud with NW wind day. Mid teens in general but sornger spots higher up. Probably tricky to get flying around the Peninsula and then the main mountains looks all OD with light rain. Hhhmmm… Maybe you get lucky at SLP…

RB – WWB is out and about!… ;)

PV – This looks to be about the best spot in the Cape – westerly winds with climbs to around 3500ft maybe a tad more later on. Some clouds around too. See the Spot. :)

Wilderness – A bit more of a light prefrontal day. Soe wind out to sea and higher up but it looks like the Wilderness corner is providing enough shelter for some flyng to happen. Sedge the spot with light SW winds there. Climbs showing up to 1500ft early on but then form mid day onwards down to just above the ridge tops. And typical prefrontal a chance of some shear turbulence if the stronger flow from up high decides to visit! Hehe (or is that HeeHaa!) ;) Hhhmmm. Tricky days these – but we live in hope! lol See Spot.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness with higher climbs. Watch the wind at the TOL.

PE and PA – All SW to S winds. Looks like a lekker day but again some gradients around so often the bays with a lighter flow than above…

EL – As above.

Inland – 10-15kts west winds in most areas. 15kts around the 3k going 20knts at 5k A good day for flying – watch the air behind the mountains but today most should be along the valleys for sweeter flying. Prop thingies that is. ;) WE have lift to 5/6k over the Outenikwas and 7/8k over the SB.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:58 and setting at 18:06 – day length 11:08. Low tide at 10:40, high tide at 16:58. A moderate SW turning S wind day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(23 August 2021) 
Day 518 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! So much hype form yesterdays flying but nothing materialised! Lol. It seems that Du Toits was just in positioned in the wrong spot. Today things are looking even less good than yesterday with things turning slightly prefrontal – a Cold Front moving in towards the Cape. It should be here by tomorrow – this on is just a prelude for the big mother load coming in after that. (that snow warning for the coming end of week) ;) But for today it is looking sweet in most areas with light winds generally form the west. Instability around 2-4k depth with weak climbs around 1m/s mainly. No clouds expected but some clouds moving in from the west around the Peninsula in the late afternoon. Winds remain NW with height all the way to the Tropopause for a 60kts finish up there. Freezing level around 11k.

CT – A light west wind with some flow modifications around the Peninsula. A bit of acceleration around the GreenPoint stadium region in the low teens in knots perhaps. Instability to just over 3k in a few places so perhaps some sweet flying around some of those secret west facing spots today. And later that low clouds moving in form the west. The main mountains looking super sweet with W to WNW winds – light stuff with climbs to 3500ft and perhaps more in the right spot. :) FH also looking great. See Spot.

RB – Another Nfg day… ;)

PV – The right wind direction but the instability just too shallow to be great. Mostly below the mountain tops…

Wilderness – It is another light sea breeze day with once again Sedge showing a smidgeon of lift around mid day. 13:00 looking to be the best time for a some soaring probably. The ocean far too light for anything worth while to happen… See Spot.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness – a weak day around Uppies and the coast.

PE and PA – Moring offshores then an easterly trend but some SE in the southern areas first. The far east becoming NE around 15kts.

EL – As above.

Inland – Light NW winds with some stronger spots over the higher mountains. A blue day with climbs to 5/6k over the higher mountains.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 6:59 and setting at 18:06 – day length 11:06. Low tide at 10:08, high tide at 16:25. Another light sea breeze day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(22 August 2021) 
Day 517 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! After yesterdays great flying everywhere it seems Cross Country fever has struck with pilots from all over heading out to the hills today – all with distance in their eyes. We wish them all lots of luck and may the records fall! :) Todays weather has improved to the east but not as good as yesterday in the west. Inbetween the major weather systems we are still bated in the light wind stuff with less than 10kts all over the WC all day just about. Even with hight the wind purrs along light NW. Some Q’s shaping up mainly around the GR region and inland from there. These indicate the good lift! ;) Some around the Breda’s dorp region too. The wind above 14k does funny direction but remains light all the way to the Tropopause for a W finish. Freezing level around 10k in the west but around the GR 6500/7500ft.

CT – Another sweet day with light W winds. The leeside of TM will have some good climbs. The main ranges still good but no clouds today and the upper winds are more est. But very light. See Spot.

RB – Nfg ;)

PV – A SW wind in the lower layers with climbs to Mountain top height. Lower than yesterday.

Wilderness – It is a northerly spot day with every dude around wanting to trek to the North. Lol. It is looking superb out there with some clouds around at 6-7k and over the Kamanisie convergence it is looking like 8k! Light NW winds up high so a great day for flying out there. Just get up, aim for the clouds and it could be a sweet long XC day. :) Back along the coast it is light onshore flow with Sedge and Serps the main spots. Around 1000ft climbs with early on perhaps 500ft higher. And just over the back its up to 6k! lol.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness and def a day to go XC. Once up aim for the bigger mountains and you will connect with the convergence – 6-7k up you go! ;) See the Spot.

PE and PA – Some awesome sweet flying out your way too – the inland spots should be amazing with the light winds and great Q’s around. The coast also light trending east later on.  

EL – As above.

Inland – Light NW winds with the southerly moving in from the south in the afternoon – but it is also light and might even be kept at bay by the Outenikwas. Lots of convergence – just aim for the clouds and that should be the spot. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:01 and setting at 18:05 – day length 11:04. Low tide at 9:34, high tide at 15:49. A light sea breeze day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(21 August 2021) 
Day 516 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Soe great flying on the Garden Route yesterday. Today more of the good stuff all over the country. We are still having an enjoyable in-between the strong stuff period – the SAH is just nudging in with a ridge along the WC while the next Cold Front is preparing to move in behind it. For now lots of clouds and a general SW wind flow all over – slight chance of some precipitation over the mainly the bigger mountains. Bases are sweet for this time of the year with 4k in general near the coasts and a tad more over the first mountain ranges. Inland wind also SW but more W in the deeper interior. From around 6k and upwards the flow is more W to WNW. It keeps a WNW direction all the way to the Tropopause for a 150kts finish! Freezing level 7500 in general but 6000’ in the SW sections at end of day.

CT – A sweet SW wind 5-10kts with base around 4k. It is looking like a great day of flying on the Peninsula. The main ranges a tad more OD stuff but perhaps you could make your way north for a bit of a XC sorty. See Spot.

RB – Light and some WWB stuff. Just go to PV guys… ;)

PV – A SW wind day with the upper flow more southerly. Base around 4k and things are actually looking sweet for this tie of the year. Lekker! See spot.

Wilderness – Also a good day in the making with probably the ocean cliffs being the spot to go for the morning to mid day period. Sedge looking up for the afternoon – but actually also for the morning with high bases, good climbs but perhaps just a tad of strength to make it not for beginners. Lol. Slight chance of rain but mostly over the back mountains.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness but higher climbs at Uppies form the looks of things. See the Spot.

PE and PA – SW winds all day with stronger bit s in the afternoon.

EL – As above.

Inland – Relatively light SW to W winds with some good looking clouds and excellent flying conditions out there. Def a great day for some winter XC stuff. If only you had inside knowledge of where to go! Lol. Share with us please! ?

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:02 and setting at 18:04 – day length 11:02. Low tide at 8:56, high tide at 15:11. Moderate SW winds all day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 13 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(20 August 2021) 
Day 515 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Today a sweet sweet day of flying all over the country. Light winds as the pressure systems take a rare winter break offering us light winds, sweet climbs and Q’s everywhere. Winds remain light with the exceptions of CP, parts of the Peninsula and the far east where it pops over 15kts late afternoon. Even with height it stays light, perhaps a slight northerly trend but less than 10kts all the way past 10k before at 20k it goes west and picks up with a 90kts west finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 6500ft.

CT – A good day of flying with a light to mod SW trend at LH and SH. The main ranges sweet also with climbs to 4k with Q’s up there. See Spot. Even Hermanus is looking good for a mid day sorty.

RB – OK, too light here… ;)

PV – Hhhmm… The forecast shows it to be relatively stable but I think we might be surprise. Looks light W to SW with upper NE and climbs to 3/4k later on.

Wilderness – Stop work and go fly today. Sedge is the place with climbs to 1000’ or just over for the mid parts of the day. Arer it might trend more SE. Serps should be good too… And of course DuToits! ;)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness but early around 11:30 you could get up over 3k…

PE and PA – Early light onshore winds trending to the east later on with some strong spots around.

EL – As above.

Inland – Light northerly winds except in the far south where the sea breeze SSE will pop through. Lots of Q’s around with sweet thermals everywhere. Climbs to 6/7k just north of the mountains. A flying day for sure.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:03 and setting at 18:04 – day length 11:01. Low tide at 8:14, high tide at 14:29. Light south to SE winds. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 13 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(19 August 2021) 
Day 514 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A surprisingly good day along the Wilderness ocean cliffs yesterday… Today the SAH helping the Cold Front air into the interior with lots of rain and a general southerly push. The instability nice and deep so lots of rain in many places it seems. The west coast relatively dryer than the southern and interior parts. This will remain for most of the day but a smidgeon of hope for flying around Hermanus, RB and even PB. Lol Winds southerly to SE all the way up to around 7/8k before veering to the SW and W. Remaining west all the way to the Tropopause for a 80kts in the south but 110kts in the interior finish. Freezing level down to 5500ft in a few parts in the south. Not much snow in the forecast even though the freezing level is so low…

CT – A upper teens in knots SSE wind day. No wind-shadow on the cards from the looks of things. Perhaps look at Hermanus and PB… The main ranges with too much SE in it. Oh and still some showers out there…

RB – Maybe day – with some Apps calling light wind while others show mid teens in knots. So maybe… ;)

PV – Too over the back with a SE trend. And some rain still… ;)

Wilderness – Man, lots of rain! Lol. All night and still falling. It should start partial clearing from mid day but the winds remain light. Maybe a session along the ocean cliffs could happen if you are vigilant.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – SW winds that will trend South from mid day onwards. With rain. Lots of rain form the looks of things…

EL – As above….

Inland – Southerly winds with low cloud especially along the GE. But north form there the winds veers to the SW and W. Ahead of the cold front air the flying looks fairly good actually. Lol. If only you could get there. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:04 and setting at 18:03 – day length 10:59. Low tide at 7:23, high tide at 13:40, low tide at 19:47. Light southerly winds with rain till mid day more or less… Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 13 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(18 August 2021) 
Day 513 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The Cold Front the dominating feature in todays weather. A southerly wind around the Peninsula that will slowly make its way to the east along the southern parts. For the rest of the WC it is all SW to WNW winds, not too strong in the interior in general. Loads of clouds and very deep instability and development in the SW areas as the front moves in – base dropping to 1000ft in some spots with 16-18k tops. Lots of rain around too that will spread to the central interior and along the Garden Route at the end of the day. Not much in terms of flying prospects to be honest. Lol. The wind eventually al goes West for a 110kts finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 7500ft but a few spots lower than that.

CT – Looks like some partly cloudy stuff with rain and low bases today. A southerly breeze that will trend more SW around the northern parts of the Peninsula. The main mountains too OD and rain I think.

RB – lol…

PV – It looks like a low cloud day with lots of rain all day long….

Wilderness – A light wind start trending to the SW late morning. Perhaps 10kts? Looks like some rain on the mountains might change the wind for us around lunchtime with a westerly flow for the afternoon. Hhhmmm… So a maybe day with a short mid day window along the coast if it doesn’t rain.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – South to SW winds all day with lots of clouds around.

EL – As above….

Inland – The front active in the west with rain that will spread to the central parts of the WC. Winds all WNW around 10-15kts. Some stronger bits over the higher grounds. Base varying from 1000’ AGL in the west in places to 4-5AGL in the eastern areas. Some possible good flying in the eastern interior…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:05 and setting at 18:02 – day length 10:57. Low tide at 6:18, high tide at 12:36, low tide at 18:44. Light start from the west, trending SW late morning but a chance of rain too. Still perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(17 August 2021) 
Day 512 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The Cold Front into CT with low clouds, WNW winds and some rain. This will move up the southern coastal areas during the day – reaching the GR at end of day. There is also a strong trough in the central to eastern interior with some chance of rain there – even CB activity that will spread down to the EL area at the end of day. Strong NW winds in the trough region. It’s a tricky day to find a spot to fly safely. Lol. The GR on face value looking promising but beware of strong shear moving from late morning mid day into the region. Winds are generally west in the south and NW in the interior. NW higher up all the way to near the Tropopause where it goes west for around a 100kt finish up there. Freezing level dropping around the SW corner to 7000’ but 10k in the east.

CT – A low cloud and rain on and off day with 10-15kts WNW winds. Probably strong in the corner regions so a tricky day for flying. The main ranges OD and too strong…

RB – WWB is out again…

PV – Clagged in mostly with the low cloud and fresh winds…

Wilderness – A SW wind trending W and even S at some stage during the day with a chance of a strong pulse moving in late in the afternoon. It is a very dynamic pre-frontal day so please be careful if you go out to fly. Sedge especially can be very nasty today so beware! TOL winds are very erratic but in general strong with over 20kts at just 1000ft. (Its one of those days you will get strange bumps wishing you where on the ground type of thing!) lol. Expect this form mid day onwards but be careful during the late morning anyway. The coast probably some sweet soaring spells in the late morning mid day period but becoming more variable after that. If it doesn’t rain too much tomorrow is looking very sweet…

Plett – Similar to Wilderness but more wind up there with the associated shear turbulence… lol

PE and PA – All SW winds and strong up along the coast with the upper winds strong NW.

EL – As above but with the chance of CB moving in from the north in the late afternoon.

Inland – The prefrontal clouds in the west with a slight chance of rain on that side while the interior and east is dominated by the trough line and fresh to strong NW winds. Some high bases around these parts and even some CB’s later on. Hhhmm… Tricky flying day.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:06 and setting at 18:01 – day length 10:55. High tide at 11:10, low tide at 17:19. Light start but moderate WSW winds later on. Still perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(16 August 2021) 
Day 511 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A lucky few nabbed the flying of the day yesterday with the rare day at McClears beacon on Table Mountain. Thanks for the pics Wj! A little coastal low shaping up around the Peninsula coupled with a strong trough along the west coast as a Cold Front makes its way towards the country from the west. Strong North winds along the west coast with 30kts from 2000ft and 40kts at just over 3000ft in the area. Slightly more moderate in the interior but still too strong for flying. Some high Q’s in a few spots – 16k north of Uppington! But 12k around Kuruman and Kimberly – looks like a bit of convergence there. Lots of Q’s in the east with slightly lower stuff. All just out of interest – the areas influenced by the IOH are a bit more settled for flying. In the west as the front moves in the presence of a low isothermic layer setting up conditions for some wave formations as you can see from the surface winds charts – though Skisight is not showing big strong stuff as one would expect. I found a 3m/s spot. Lol. So nothing exciting for us form a flying point of view. Winds remain NW all the way to around 30k then a backing to the west for around 70kt finish. Freezing level around 13k

CT – A strong NW wind day with a strong gradient showing up infront of that big old mountain. 20kts around the 1000-1500’ level so probably too strong for flying and even for the hangies it is a strong day. The main ranges also in a similar boat. SLP a maybe but I would be wary of flying there because of all the strong stuff all around! ;)

RB – WWB is out!

PV – Strong NNW winds…

Wilderness – The NNW winds just above our heads – some warmer temps around but a chance of some flying on the coast in the shallow ocean air. Even Sedge shows a small window over lunchtime with enough up stuff for top landings! ;) IT is breezy NW above that so be wary but probably worth keeping an eye on it if you want some air time.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness but the north influencing Uppies more. Light SE on the coast.

PE and PA – The IOH dominating here with those strong NE winds all day…

EL – As above!

Inland – Its all prefrontal building N to NW winds. Strong with many spots at 30kts! I would polish my plane and drink coffee today… ;)  

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:07 and setting at 18:01 – day length 10:53. High tide at 9:33, low tide at 15:39. Light offshores going to light onshores. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(15 August 2021) 
Day 510 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Some exciting flying around DuToits yesterday with Map delivering some amazing goods too. Today the IOH dominating with a trough shaping up along the west coast. It is al N to NE flows in the boundary layer with a few minor exceptions. Some good soaring conditions in the east and central parts but slightly less so in the west – up to 6-7k climbs in the right spots. Mostly blue day with some good Q’s in the east. So some good flying around if you can get to the right spot. The NNE flow all the way up to around8k where it veers to the S and then eventually W at the Tropopause for a 40-50kts finish up there. Freezing level up to 13k in the west but 9k in the east.

CT – A shallow S to SW flow as this curls around the Peninsula but from 1000ft it is NE around 5kts. I notice a stronger blurp at 4k later at 4k… But it does look like a possible good day around LH and even Africa face with the upper NE flows… The main ranges still having some upper East flows that could spoil it a bit.

RB – That shallow S just might make it to RB but it will probably be light…

PV – Again the convection depth is shallow up to 2k with the upper flow being E to NE. Perhaps PB might be better? Though there is that slight instability cap at 2k…

Wilderness – A more tricky day with the wind starting off light S that will trend more SE into the afternoon. Map is a bit of a gamble with some Apps showing the wind not reaching into the Map. Buffs is def looking really sweet for those that know how the site works. And Sedge is also promising with the usual instability perhaps up to 8/900ft. Serps looking playable with a XC to Map is also on the cards. And of course Du Toits is still my pick for today with the instability reaching 6k with a NNE wind on that side. If you do go the best time looks to be between 12 and 15:00. Between 15:00 and 16:00 the SE starts to push through so keep tabs on that.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness – actually no. It is looking worse than Wilderness. lol.

PE and PA – Light offshore start with a SE mid day trending to the NE as the day moves on.

EL – As above but with more vooma in the NE later on…

Inland – A sweet NNE day out there with some good instability around 4k AGL in general. No clouds except in the far north from the GE and northwards but confined to the eastern side of the interior. So a nice day be playing out there form the looks of things with the wind at TOL not as strong as yesterday – so expecting things to be a tad more enjoyable. lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:09 and setting at 18:00 – day length 10:51. High tide at 8:17, low tide at 14:16. A light S to SE wind day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(14 August 2021) 
Day 509 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Some cool flying at Sedgefield yesterday for a lucky few. Today the SAH has morphed into the IOH while continuing with the easterly flow of wind over the WC area. Strong SE winds along the southern coasts expected in the afternoon. More protected along the west coast. Clouds shaping up mostly in the interior and south to eastern parts of the coast. Still some good climbs expected out there with 6/7k base in the interior, however the eastern interior still with lots of rain due to a mid level trough and strong convergence – lots of rian in the eastern interior and still snow expected on the Drakensberg. Winds remain East to NE until around 14 then veers to the N for a 40kn finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 7500ft in the interior but 9-10k along the coast and west.

CT – The strong SE confined to the South with LH and SG in a usable wind=shadow form the looks of things. Some instability around so it could be sweet. The wind also backs with height to be more east. Around 10kts at TM height from the looks of things. The main mountains with too much East winds to be of nay use. PB is the place I think.

RB – It’s too light all day long…

PV – Shallow SW going S with east t launch height.

Wilderness – It looks like a strong Map day. Probably blown out by lunch time so dress warm and go early. Lol. Still some good lift out there with 3k expected at Sedge though the winds just too east to be worthwhile and safe!

Plett – Similar to Wilderness.

PE and PA – Super strong E to NE winds especially in the afternoon. Lots of cloud around too…

EL – As above…

Inland – E to NE flows with rain in the eastern interior and very cold conditions. Flyable in the west but not so much in the east. lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:10 and setting at 17:59 – day length 10:50. High tide at 7:20, low tide at 13:16, high at 19:45. A very strong SE wind finish. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(13 August 2021) 
Day 507 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! That SAH ridging in along the southern parts with cool and very unstable SE flow pattern over the entire WC, especially in the interior. The south coast areas showing some SW to S shallow surface flows. Still a few showers around form the looks of it and snow on the Drakensberg mountains. It’s a bit breezy in most places with 20kts on average with the exception the southern coastal areas and adjacent interior. Some good bases around with 7-8k in the interior but it drops remarkably along the west coast west of the Cederberg ranges. But some good flying expected for the south though perhaps some OD conditions could be on the cards. Winds remain SE all the way up to 24k at 50kts before an abrupt veering to the W and NW to the north. See the Upper winds patterns! Freezing level around 5000ft in general so if you are flying where you can get high dress warm! lol

CT – Hhhmmm the SE just too strong and deep form the looks of it to be flyable. Best bet is of course at PB but the strength could be a problem.

RB – It’s a maybe for the hangies… lol.

PV – Over the back of course…

Wilderness – It really does look good with a light SW to S along the coast going up to perhaps 8/10kts trending slightly SE later. Expect good soaring along the ocean cliffs. But even Sedge and Serps offering some exciting climbs to base if you get it at the right time. Over 3k at Sedge at 11… Hhhmmm… I’m going to give it a go! ;)

Plett – Also good but more SE flow and looks like OD conditions. Still you can get high all the way to cloud. Maybe fly to Wilderness. :)

PE and PA – Also the moderate SE winds and deep instability high bases. Some rain perhaps. Good if you can get into the right spot. Dress warm! lol

EL – As above…

Inland – Perhaps doable in the southern parts but it is breezy for the SE I think…. Snow in the eastern berg… Very cold stuff still around. It gets very good in the far interior and west but the winds are a bit much out there I think…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:11 and setting at 17:59 – day length 10:47. High tide at 6:31, low tide at 12:29, high at 18:54. Moderate SW to S winds trending SE later. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 13 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(12 August 2021) 
Day 507 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The SAH settled with fresh southerly winds all over the WC today. Icy cold stuff as the southerly fetch is pretty long so snow expected on the interior higher grounds. Winds around the 20kts mark along the coasts with slightly less in the interior though that’s mainly just a wind gradient effect – its still breezy higher up! Lots of cloud around with base around 2/3k in the coastal regions and then up to 6-8k progressively further inland though at parts of the front edge it is much lower – around the Graafies area… Rain expected all over but clearing in the SW corner and parts of the south later on. It doesn’t look like any flying is going to happen except perhaps for the hangies at RB. Lol. Wind remains southerly up to 7/8k then goes more SW and around 24k more W to WNW for a 100kts finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level down to 4500ft in the south.

CT – Fresh SSE winds all day long with base around 3k or so. Tops at 8k dropping to 6k later on so the chances of precipitation lowering then. Too strong to fly for PG I think.

RB – Well, it could be strong but on like donkey! That’s if its not raining. lol.

PV – Too strong southerly…

Wilderness – Hhhmmm… I think too strong and rain on and off. Very cold. Maybe a smidgeon of a chance for some dune gooning late afternoon… If you are desperate. ;)

Plett – Same as above….

PE and PA – Also still southerlies all day long. 20kts…

EL – And would you believe here too though much stronger with a touch of west in it!

Inland – Fresh southerlies all the way past the Sutherland.  Snow expected there ad some rain on and off. Very cold conditions!

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:12 and setting at 17:58 – day length 10:46. High tide at 5:49, low tide at 11:49, high at 18:11. Strong SW winds all day with rain mostly. Perfect for getting high on coffee somewhere warm! ;) Max temperature around 12 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(11 August 2021) 
Day 506 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The dominating feature it the approach of Cold Front form the SSW today, striking CT around sunset today. It’s a biggy so will bring lots of rain and even some snow on the inland higher grounds over the next day but today there seems to be some sweet flying around in most places! WSW winds along the western parts trending NW inland and SW along the southern coastal regions. There is the NE presence around the EL area. Clouds shaping up around the SW section of the WC and then also some very high Q’s around the Graafies region. Winds trend NW with hight with a WNW finish of 100kts at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 10-11000ft but dropping to 4500ft tomorrow!

CT – A WSW wind day with base around 2k so the 12 Apostles probably not on. It might also be a bot breezy up there though around launch at SH and LH it should be a good day for flying. The main ranges also doable but just watch a bit of a stronger bit near TOL. SLP probably good for the hangies.

RB – WWB is out and about!

PV – Looking sweet with the WSW winds going SW and clouds moving in late afternoon. Climbs to just over the Mnt tops…

Wilderness – We are expecting a big day here today with the coastal cliffs probably being soarable from around 10/11 this morning already. A slight drop around the lunchtime period but it looks to be firing on all cylinders again from 15:00 onwards. Sedge looks doable but perhaps a bit on the strong side on occasion, especially later in the afternoon. ;)

Plett – Uppies looking good but probably a bit on the strong side, so I would be wary…

PE and PA – Moring offshores then SW in the west and NE to the east.

EL – NE dominating here all day with a slight moderation late in the day as the SW moves closer.

Inland – It is fresh to strong WNW winds every where as the front moves in. Not the best of flying day though some good instability with Q’s around Graafies today. Tad strong for flying though…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:13 and setting at 17:57 – day length 10:44. Low tide at 11:12, high at 17:33. A moderate SW wind day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(10 August 2021) 
Day 505 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A nice weather change as we bathe in the col area between the SAH and IOH on the east. Light winds around today everywhere with even soe sweet flying in a spot or two. Winds trend S to SE along the southern coastal areas, N to NW in the interior and more SW along the west coast. Between 1-2k instability depth in most areas. No clouds expected. Winds trending W to NW with height all the way to the Tropopause for a 50kt finish up there. Freezing levels up at 11000ft.

CT – A sweet day out here with light SW surface flow around the SH and LH area but it is NW from around 1000ft and higher. The main ranges also looking sweet with climbs to 3k on the cards there and light winds.

RB – lol. Not enough wind today…

PV – Shallow instability with the wind NE above that.

Wilderness – A light onshore start with Sedge and serps being the first spots to work. Climbs to around 1000ft expected. Light S winds. And then a chance for Map to offer something from 15:00 onwards. Sweet day I think. Oh yes, its cold! Dress warm! ;)

Plett – As above. Uppies showing limbs to just over 2k…

PE and PA – Light S to SE winds here…

EL – As above!

Inland – Light N to NW winds with the exception being over the top of the higher ranges where mid to upper teens are expected. Still a sweet day for flying.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:14 and setting at 17:57 – day length 10:43. Low tide at 10:37, high at 16:57. Light SE winds today. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 13 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(9 August 2021) 
Day 504 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH pushing in hard behind the Cold Front onto the entire WC today. The rain steadily moving to the east as it clears partially in the west. This one is moving far inland with rain possible as far north as Uppington! ;) Winds al SW with a more Southerly trend along the west coast. Low clouds along the southern regions around 1-2k then rising further inland with 5-7k north of the SB ranges. Perhaps some flying around the Peninsula region with some of the southerly facing sites otherwise it is looking a tad strong and wet in most other places. Winds remain SW all the way to the Tropopause for 50kts finish in the west but the east it goes NW up there for 130kts! Freezing levels down to 4500ft in a few spots in the south.

CT – A cloudy windy southerly day with instability up to ear 4k. Not much of a usable wind-shadow on the cards today lol. And the main ranges too fresh south… Groenberg?

RB – Ooohh…. Maybe maybe! It is in the low teens but just above its over 15kts. So it could be a sweet day. Maybe drift down wind for a crack at that record? lol

PV – Too strong south I think.

Wilderness – Windy and rainy morning then into the afternoon a slight chance of the wind dropping enough for some dune gooning stuff. The later the better the chance! But its cold! Dress warm! ;)

Plett – As above but more wing and rain.

PE and PA – Strong SW winds with rain.

EL – As above!

Inland – Fresh Cold Front SW winds being pushed far into the interior from the vris SAH to the west of us. Cold rainy air all the way in to past Graafies with some spots of rain perhaps as far north as Uppington! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:15 and setting at 17:56 – day length 10:41. Low tide at 10:04, high at 16:23. Strong SW winds with rain this morning. Perfect for getting high on life with coffee! ;) Max temperature around 13 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(8 August 2021) 
Day 503 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A real prefrontal day for the east while the west is already into the rain today. So nothing exciting for the WC in terms of flying unless you are into strong wave lift – of which there seems to some action around the western mountains with 3/4m/s climbs going up past 20000ft. lol. NW inland and strong. No clouds expected except in the SW bit as the front moves in. The coast with initial NW offshores but going W and some spots with gusty SW winds. It is NE in the far eastern parts. Winds remain NW with height with a strong 150kts finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 10k in the east but dropping to 7500ft in the west as the front moves in.

CT – A cloudy rainy and NW wind day. OD and too strong to fly.

RB – As above

PV – Looks pretty but too strong with the NW fresh at 20kts plus. Later it OD’s as the front moves in more.

Wilderness – A lovely sunny morning with light W winds. IT is a frustrating day with all the forecasts going from nice last night to dismal this morning. Sedge looking light and stable – very inverted with 0.5m/s climbs to below launch, lol. And lots of W trend in the flow. Hhhmmm… then the coast is looking light with the odd 5-7kts spurt. But lots of direction changes from SE to S and then very west especially late in the afternoon. If you are lucky and in the right place at the right time you might get a few minutes. Having said that, there is wind out to sea so perhaps some of that might come in and surprise us all. So keep an eye out! ;)

Plett – As above but more west in the flow.

PE and PA – Offshore starts then a SW trend but the change to NE from PA and eastwards.

EL – Offshore start the NE winds pretty breezy. The SW trend moving in form the west but not quite making it all the way here by end of the day.

Inland – Strong NW prefrontal west winds so not the best time be up in the sky – no matter what you fly I think. Though in the vert far east, say towards Zastron it might be moderate enough for some good flying still… ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:16 and setting at 17:55 – day length 10:39. Low tide at 9:39, high at 15:51. A light to moderate SW with a bit more in the late afternoon. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(7 August 2021) 
Day 502 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A fun day of flying around CT yesterday with plenty guys flying TM off the top. Some local Wilderness fun stuff at Sedge and a cool pic from John Henderson. Today looking similar but perhaps a tad more in the wind form the NNW around the west but in general light winds – we are in the breathing space just before the next Cold Front moves into CT. Inland all westerlies but light so looks like sweet flying out there too though more stable than the previous two days. No clouds expected. The southern coastal regions with a SE trend in the afternoon but also light. It is only in the east that the east winds pickup with EL going to 20kts late in the afternoon. Winds remain light up to the 5/6k level then picks up all the way to the Tropopause for a 140kts finish! Freezing level around 11000ft.

CT – Another lightish wind day with perhaps a tad more to yesterday. Maybe another 12 Apostle flight is possible. Lol. The winds are NNW above the surface flow that is light and trending to the SW around the shores of Sea point. The main mountains much more stable so perhaps not the best time to go out there for anything exciting.  See Spot DTK.

RB – Too light and WWB is out…

PV – Too stable with inversion at 1000ft and N winds above that. Good for riding those horses…

Wilderness – Looks like a similar day to yesterday with light playful stuff at Sedge even though it is form the SSE (from the left of launch). Map probably foefies – slightly extended perhaps later on. Serps could offer some scratchy flights and maybe the challenge is the make it to Map. ;) See Spot.

Plett – Plett looking very stable too with similar stuff to Wilderness.

PE and PA – The east wind starting light and going to around 10-15kts in places.

EL – Same as above but more power to the east – 15-20kts.

Inland – Again mainly a westerly to WNW flow pattern with some sweet flying if you are in the right spots. Lol. Winds do pickup with height but remains manageable to around 9k. Especially in the east. IT gets breezy that height in the west as the front moves closer. ;) A good flying day especially in the central southern parts.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:17 and setting at 17:54 – day length 10:38. Low tide at 8:59, high at 15:18. A light onshore with a SE trend later in the day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(6 August 2021) 
Day 501 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Here is another epic pic taken by Dirk Vander Thermal. Can you count how many vultures there are? Lol. He hot to almost 10k and has made everyone jealous with his flying at Zastron – apparently a whole herd of PG’s from PE and EL are heading there right now to join him. Lol Today we are in between two fronts with some sweet post frontal stuff around – though in some areas it is a bit shallow. Light winds all over except for the eastern coastal parts and eastern interior too. (NW inland and SW along the coast) It is light south along the GR trending more SE later in the day while the west coast has a NNW component for the most parts. Q’s confined to the southern coastal regions with the interior and west coast blue. In the west the winds remain light all the way to around 9k where the W winds start to dominate to finish with a strong 130kts at the Tropopause. Freezing level between 8500 in the east and 10000 in the west.

CT – Looks like a sweet day with SH and LH looking great. Some low cloud out to sea but it should not influence the flying I think. Good instability at mid day to 3k. A jount down the 12 Apostles is possible. Perhaps a more N trend in the wind direction today up high. The main ranges also looking good with climbs to 4k perhaps. IT does have a north trend up there. Might be a day to fly from PV to the south. ;)

RB – WWB is out…

PV – Looking promising with a NW to N trend higher up but climbs up close to 4k are possible. The valley is more W which is good. Go XC to the south day.

Wilderness – A sweet day expected I think – some clouds out to sea and the wind purring along southerly with some good soaring bits at Sedge. The Wilderness corner is looking light but probably some extended foefies on the cards. See Spot.

Plett – Plett similar to Wilderness but once again some OD expected at Uppies and chance of Keurbooms working well today.

PE and PA – A SW start trending to the South and moderating to a sweet 10kts. Some chance of rain in the morning and midday but this is clearing later on. Good flying expected.

EL – Same as above but the SW remains fresh all day – 15-20kts.

Inland – Mainly a westerly flow pattern everywhere and sweetly light for good flying of anything. 5-10kts with a few spot to the mid teens in the far east. Blue day and then the winds pickup from around 5/6k upwards at 15kts. In the southern interior it trend south later in the day.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:18 and setting at 17:54 – day length 10:36. Low tide at 8:24, high at 14:46, low tide 20:40. A light onshore wind form the SSE wind day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(5 August 2021) 
Day 500 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The Cold Front parled along the southern parts of the WC bringing low cloud, cold and changing winds along our short coast. SE around the western southern parts but more SW along the central and eastern areas. A S to SW trend light in the southern interior but NW again further north of the GE where there will be some very Q development around 12k. A mixed bag of flying prospects form the looks of things but it is very laden with the Cold Front ingredients – nothing too exciting from the looks of things. Wind low are SE veering to the SW then W and finally NW settled from 10k upwards with a 110kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 8500ft in the southern most parts.

CT – A mixed cloudy day with some low stuff over the ocean but rising quickly as it reaches the warmer and dryer grounds. The SE fairly light, backing and moderating even more with height so a good wind-shadow on the cards. The main ranges looking promising even if the upper flow is easterly – it seems light up there so it might be possible to fly with the lower WSW.

RB – Too light a day here…

PV – With climbs to Mnt top and a light east flow at the top its all a maybe. Depends on the dominance of the thermal flow up the front.

Wilderness – Some low clouds around the coast with spots of rain on occasion. Winds are all very light so the coasts not looking promising. Sedge showing a bit of a gap around mid day/lunchtime. See Spot.

Plett – Plett similar to Wilderness but more OD at Uppies and chance of light rain. lol

PE and PA – A easterly flow with rain and CB possible…

EL – Same as above t seems slightly less rain…

Inland – Still some good flying stuff in the far interior in the east but locally its all cloudy CF stuff with light S to SW winds. The base does rise brilliantly beyond the first range with 6/7k north of the SB ranges. Could be good flying if you are at the right spot – even for propellor thingies too.;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:19 and setting at 17:53 – day length 10:34. Low tide at 7:46, high at 14:10, low tide 20:02. A cloudy day, spot of rain and with a light onshore flow. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(4 August 2021) 
Day 499 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Here is another special pic from Dirk Van der Thermal. Betties bay as few see it. :) Today the Cold Front having moved into the southern parts of the WC with cloudy and cool conditions – perhaps a spot of rain here and there. A slight bit of instability around but its weak and light with perhaps 1k in the climbs. Winds are SW in the east and then SSE in the west. Nothing too strong but a bit extra around Cape Point and also in the far east where the SW will be on. There is a sweet winter trough in the central parts of the country with exceptionally good soaring conditions for this time of the year. Middelburg showing climbs over 12/13k with clouds around – thought its -8 degrees up there! Lol. Winds in the south go NW from around 7k upwards and remains NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 80/90kts finish. Freezing level down to 9000ft in the SW areas.

CT – A SE day up to 25kts in some spots. But it does look like the wind shadow will be up and about as the winds do moderate with height and back to the east. The main ranges of course over the back so not that good.

RB – And what do you know – it could actually be a flyable day here later in the afternoon if the wind picks up enough. Worth keeping tabs on it.

PV – The SSW is shallow and backs to the S with height. This layer is only around 2k deep so not the best day out here at all….

Wilderness – A light SW day with some spurts of wind around lunchtime that might just make the coast flyable too. Sedge is showing a mid day spurt with some good climbs to over 1000ft and some soaring after that. So its looking up. Oh, I did forget – there is a chance of some light rain so…

Plett – Plett similar to Wilderness with more OD and Uppies with some better climbs I think before going SE. Yes, the light rain… lol

PE and PA – Its SW start that will moderate in the afternoon.

EL – SW all day long from 20kts down to less than 10 later in the day.

Inland – The inland trough active northwards of the GE but extending pretty far to the S in the east. Very high bases and good instability out there. Lighter winds in the little karoo southern areas with some low clouds around. Much calmer compared to yesterday! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:20 and setting at 17:52 – day length 10:33. Low tide at 7:02, high at 13:27, low tide 19:17. A cloudy day with a light onshore flow. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(3 August 2021) 
Day 498 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! What an unusual pic from the Karbonkel berg – perhaps only hangies can get that far out to sea for this view. Thanks Dirk! Today its all bergwinds in most areas with some having a shallow protected layer along the surface but above its all bergwinds and strong NW winds. The Peninsula the exception with the protected layer a tad thicker with 3k doing its thing ad then the NE coastal flow in the far east.. There is another Cold Front moving in form the south that will influence the southern parts only – the IOH will stop the inland movement of this one. Blue day with clouds along the SW tip of the WC only. Some coastal fog patches even perhaps. Winds remain NW with height with a 90kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level at 10k.

CT – Light winds along the surface but a NW trend. 5-10kts but then jumping to 20kts at or just above the TM height. So LH and SH should be good. Some low cloud out to sea that could influence things a bit. The main ranges looking a tad strong at TOL so I would be careful. See DTK Spot.

RB – WWB.

PV – It looks NW and just doable maybe, but again a bit of strong stuff at TOL. Hhhmmm…

Wilderness – Strong NW winds this morning but there is a shallow variable SW bit popping in around mid day or just after. It is not very thick but probably doable on the ocean cliffs if your timing is right. That’s about it for Wilderness lol.

Plett – Plett similar to Wilderness but even less onshore flows…

PE and PA – NW here for most of the day with the NE creeping in form the east late in the afternoon.

EL – NE all day long.  

Inland – NW winds everywhere inland – vris, blou en onbeskof. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:20 and setting at 17:52 – day length 10:31. Low tide at 6:05, high at 12:30, low tide 18:18. Strong warm bergwind this morning and then a SW pulse in the afternoon. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(2 August 2021) 
Day 497 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Cool flying around the CT area yesterday and if you are sharp you might get in another session. lol The IOH dominating our surface weather today – the remnants of the cold front spread along the southern parts and the southern bits of the west coast. It’s a pretty shallow east flow so it is not penetrating much further than the first mountain ranges along the southern parts. Low clouds along the coast but it rises quickly as we move inland and then dries out soon after that. (See cloud map) Winds are ESE and fresh along parts of the southern coast but moderates north of the first ranges. Light E to N and then NW flows to the north of the GE. From 6/7k the wind backs to the NW and then W all the way to the Tropopause for a 70kts finish. Freezing level still at 12.

CT – Again some low clouds out to sea but it does look like the northern parts of of the Peninsula should remain clear. A SE surface flow but form 1k it is NE to N 5kts or less. Perhaps a day for Africa face or the 12 Apostles? The SE is fresh along the southern Peninsula with a SW curl around along the SH and LH shores. The main ranges with perhaps too much east wind above.

RB – Light winds with that S not getting in here today.

PV – Also a low inversion and the winds being every way but up at either the east or the west. Lol.

Wilderness – After yesterdays westerly fiasco we are hoping we get a bit more airtime today! A wet and partly cloudy start but it does look like we might get a bit of Map at lunchtime. Though it does look like it might even blow out early and of course  a chance of rain… Hhhmmm…

Plett – Plett similar with a strong ESE and chance of more rain.

PE and PA – Not as strong here in the Eas department but pretty cloudy and rainy for the most part… lol

EL – Same as above.

Inland – It is actually looking like a sweet flying day anywhere inland away form the Cold front effects today. Light winds in most places with 10-15kts NW at the GE. Only above 7/8k does the west wind dominate strongly.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:21 and setting at 17:51 – day length 10:30. High at 11:11, low tide 17:01. A cloudy SE wind day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(1 August 2021) 
Day 496 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A westerly flow over the entire WC with a CF approaching form the south today. Some low clouds along the southern parts of the country – including the Peninsula. These should get more as the fort moves closer – (the SAH is shaping up right behind so that a SE flow will dominate by tomorrow). But this change also means some change in the airmass so perhaps there might be some instability for us to play in. :) A shallow lighter wind area along parts of the south coast that just could be what the Dr ordered. Elsewhere inland it’s a blue day with fresh W winds with 20kts in many places. The east similar. Winds remain W with height with a tad of WSW at the Tropopause for a 80kts finish up there. Freezing level up at 13k.

CT – Some low clouds around which could effect play, otherwise a light surface W flow. Its upper teens at TM top height. The main ranges looking OK with manageable winds I think and climbs to 3k.

RB – lol.

PV – Looking sweet with a west wind so things could be soarable – especially at Kardoesie. Still that low inversion so not much in terms of thermals above the mountain tops.

Wilderness – There are some wind out to sea but looks like the Wilderness corner will be lighter. Still enough for the coastal cliffs to become playful I think around lunchtime. Sedge also looking sweet with some instability to around 1k – enough for sweet flying. Some clouds around that will move in after lunch (or even before – I see some out already this morning.)

Plett – Plett with a bit more climb but the wind seems a bit more West here with stronger winds at the TOC. So be careful.

PE and PA – W in the morning going strong SW for the day. Some good climbs inland but the upper winds just too strong for flying. lol

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Those Westerly winds just too dominant and strong for anything fun to happen. A good day for drinking coffee and telling flying stories.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:22 and setting at 17:50 – day length 10:28. High at 9:42, low tide 15:36. A partly cloudy light SW wind day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(31 July 2021) 
Day 495 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Today the IOH and some SAH influence along the west coast dominating our weather pattern but the deciding factor along the western parts is the presence of a strong gradient with light winds on the surface and 20-30kts around 2/3k. Very stable conditions expected – even more so compared to yesterday and the strong gradient probably spoiling the ide of flying especially in the bigger mountains. Some instability in the east again around Graafies with climbs to 9k. The general wind flow is NW with NE in the far eastern coastal regions. It backs to the W around 18k then SW at the Tropopause for a 70-80kts finish up there.

CT – Light west to even SW flows along the surface but NW from 1k upwards. 20kts plus at TM height so the gradient could influence things a bit and mix it up. ;) Probably if you remain below that 1000ft level it could be ok. The main mountains looking more iffy with the gradient even stronger out there.

RB – Light and WWB is out.

PV – 20kts N at 2k and stable – good for horse riding.

Wilderness – Light winds with a west trend during the day but east later on. It is very light with no lift expected around Sedge or Serps… And even the northern sites are expected to be bumpy due to the strong NW gradient out there. And weak and stable conditions out there any way… The hope lies in tomorrow is looking better. :)

Plett – As above!

PE and PA – Those East to NE winds dominating here but not too strong. If you venture inland there is hope! Some flying possible at the inland sites that can handle the NW….

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Some light surface winds in the little karoo but NW just above that. Strong bits over the higher grounds with 20kts on the GE. A good prop thingie day especially in the south. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:23 and setting at 17:49 – day length 10:27. High at 8:34, low tide 14:28. A beautiful light wind day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(30 July 2021) 
Day 494 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Today the IOH resting widely over the entire country and bringing with it some light winds with just a smidgeon of instability. There’s really nothing exciting that I see out there other than light student stuff but perhaps with a bit of luck something could be squeezed out there. 5kts or less in many spots – form the coast to far inland. No clouds expected. Instability depth between 1-2k mostly. The winds trend west with height but its still only 10kts at 6k. The best spots are far to the east with Middelburg region showing climbs to 10k. We can dream hey! ;) Winds back to the SW with height for a 40kts finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing levels up 12k.

CT – Light NW winds so SH and LH should be flyable. Perhaps you could sneak up to the 12 Apostles in some light stuff… The main ranges also light NW and instability to around 2/3k. FH is looking the best spot to me… ;)

RB – Too light for anything.

PV – Light W with instability to around 1000ft. Hey, you can still go horse riding...

Wilderness – Light onshore flows. Even less in the Wilderness corner. Looks like a smidgeon of lift at Sedgefield that might get you up 3/400ft over the top just after mid day. But otherwise pretty weak everywhere.

Plett – This is my GR spot for the day with some playful stuff around lunctime from the looks of things…

PE and PA – Sweet light winds here too – kind of. Trending light E to NE later in the day…

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Light winds with a W to NW trend far inland. Some sweet flying along eastern parts of the GE around the GR and Middelburg areas… A good day for flying out there… ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:24 and setting at 17:49 – day length 10:25. High at 7:43, low tide 13:38, high tide 20:10. A beautiful light onshore wind day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(29 July 2021) 
Day 493 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Yesterday turned out to be a great day for flying with the Wilderness ocean cliffs firing, Sedgefield surprising us all and the SH with some amazing Kommetjie runs! Today a whole different story with a Cold Front into CT with rain and moderate NW winds today. A slight chance of some clearing very late in the day. The rain is very shallow with tops around 6/7k so the mountains are doing a great job of blocking the rain from spreading too far into the interior while the strong west winds seems to be driving it past the southern coastal areas. Strong W to SW winds down there with surprisingly similar direction in the interior. Lots of clouds in the west and parts of the southern interior with rising bases towards the east. It is looking good north of the SB with up to 15kts in general up there. Winds remain westerly with height – 30kts form 3k and then backing to the SW near the Tropopause for a 70kts finish. The freezing level down to 7500ft in a few southern spots otherwise its 11000ft.

CT – A big change form yesterday! Rain and low cloud mostly with the odd open spot appearing here and there. lol

RB – As above

PV – Not so rainy but very N in direction here with a poor forecast. Best to drink coffee and maybe feed the horses I think.

Wilderness – The West winds pretty breezy and stubbornly sticking very west form the looks of things. A chance of a late afternoon stint along the cliffs is always good to give us some hope of getting into the air today. ;)

Plett – Very fresh and westerly winds all day…

PE and PA – Very strong SW winds, even far inland – though the skies here probably looking really good for flying. :) The strength is the problem…

EL – Same as above.

Inland – The W winds pretty strong, especially in the southern parts with some pretty good looking high clouds. But north of the SB ranges the wind moderates nicely and it looks like a sweet flying day out there. Even if fly with one of those prop thingies. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:24 and setting at 17:48 – day length 10:24. High at 7:00, low tide 12:57, high tide 19:25. A surprisingly light wind start but picking up this morning from the WSW. Still a perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)




(28 July 2021) 
Day 492 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A kind a postfrontal day but still a lot of cloud and rain around making things tricky to fly. A general westerly flow that trends more SW in the S and more NW in the interior. Lots of lingering showers along the west cats and adjacent regions form the looks of it – base there from 2500 and rising to 3500’ or so. It steadily gets higher further east and into the interior with the exception parts of the GR and in the eastern coastal areas. The clouds clear in the eastern interior and there are a few spots with very high bases around Graafies and the GE. Winds are pretty moderate with the tops of the higher grounds perhaps a tad more. NW all the way up to the Tropopause for a 100kt finish. Freezing level 5500 in the west but 9000ft in the east.

CT – Depending on the cloud and rain it just could be a good flying day at SH and LH. The main mountains looking a tad too OD with still some rain.

RB – As above

PV – Less rain here and a shot at being flyable around mid day. But light and weak lift expected.

Wilderness – Some rain for the morning then a clearing around the mid day region that sees some SW winds moving in after mid day. Looks like the coast and Sedge could deliver some sweet stuff if your timing is right. See Sedge Spot and the GR winds at after 14:00….

Plett – Similar to Wilderness but less good. Keurbooms too west and Uppies a bit OD…

PE and PA – Looks like a W to SW start then a sweet backing all the way around to finish off the day with a E to NE in the east. Lots of cloud around with unstable conditions so probably some good flying to be had.

EL – Similar to above and then far inland some 12k bases with exceptional flying in the NW but watch the upper strength to the east. ;)

Inland – A sweet day with lots of Q’s to the west and a few high ones to the east showing the convergence along the escarpment. IF you get into the right place it could be spectacular today… NW winds in the interior mostly. lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:25 and setting at 17:47 – day length 10:22. High at 6:20, low tide 12:19, high tide 18:45. A chilly cloudy morning with W to SW winds later on. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 13 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(27 July 21) 
Day 491 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The Cold Front moving in along the west coast regions during the day but not into the rest of the WC during the day. (Some rain into the central parts and the GR by 3 tomorrow morning only.) It is a strong prefrontal day for the rest of the WC region with strong NW winds with a few spots showing over 30kts! Eve along the southern coastal regions the shallow variable flow is dubiously precarious as the 30-40kts is just overhead in many places. Some strong wave action over the usual spots – see the wave spot over the Hex-river valley a 4.5m/s climb around there all the way perhaps to near the Tropopause! The winds NW all the way up there with a 70-80kts finish. Freezing levels 11-12k but lowering to 7500ft in the west by tonight.

CT – Eish! Very strong NW winds with 40kts up at TM – low cloud and rain in the afternoon.

RB – As above

PV – Probably getting too windy for even horse riding! Some cool Q’s around at Mnt top height so should be pretty to watch as the front moves in later in the afternoon.

Wilderness – A strong NW start but quickly moderating as the shelter of the coast helps to bring in those SW to S flows form the ocean later this morning. One could be suckered into trying to fly the ocean cliffs but be very careful. (See the crazy TH graph and wind profile for Wilderness coast!) lol.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – Offshores and then some lighter coastal variants of wind toying with wind lovers…

EL – Similar to above but the NE winds trending a desire to move in from the east to EL but that might be all it turns out to be…

Inland – Even stronger than yesterday so good to stay indoors and drink good stuff but if you are brave you might go outside to watch the winds… lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:26 and setting at 17:47 – day length 10:21. High at 5:41, low tide 11:43, high tide 18:06. Settling into a sweet day along the coast as the bergwinds abate for another front arriving early tomorrow morning. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 22 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(26 July 2021) 
Day 490 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Strong prefrontal conditions all day long as those isobar tighten up with the approach of the next cold front. It should reach CT tomorrow morning around 6. 30kts from 1000ft upwards in most places today with 40kts over the higher mountains. NW winds dominant except for a few sheltered spots along the southern coastal areas but these are extremely shallow in nature. Then to the fer east the NE is blowing along the eastern coast. Some wave lift around the eastern parts – I saw some 3.5m/s climbs going to around 20k. Winds remain NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 70kts NW finish. Freezing level between 10 and 13k.

CT – Strong NW winds with 30kts not far above the ground.

RB – As above

PV – A bit windy but another fantastic day for horse riding!

Wilderness – A god day for doing washing again with the bergwinds helping to dry things out! ;)

Plett – As above…

PE and PA – Similar to above

EL – Lo and behold the NE still hovering around here!

Inland – Extremely strong NW winds so def not a day for flying! ;) The 30kts level not far above the ground with extreme shear expected in many spots in excess of 25kts! lol

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:27 and setting at 17:46 – day length 10:19. Low tide 11:06, high tide 17:27. A strong bergwind day! Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 22 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)

 




(25 July 2021) 
Day 489 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Some sweet flying yesterday at Map for a lucky few and then I believe the CT guys had some magic around the Peninsula too! Today a very different story as the IOH starts to muscle in keeping the CF at bay out to the west of the country. The interior with strong N to NW winds especially along the west coast with 30kts at 2/3000’ in a few places. The southern coastal regions also with loads of subsidence heling to keep that cool ocean air layer very shallow so a low inversion around the southern coastal areas. Of course inland where there is a bit of instability the winds just too strong for comfortable flying. Lol. Looks like this might be the pattern for the next few days… Winds moderate again from 5/6k to the 10k level then backs to the S at 10kts for a gentle veering to the WSW at the Tropopause at 100kts. Freezing levels up at 11000ft.

CT – A strong wind gradient as the North winds pickup up from near zero at the surface to 20-25kts at TM top height. So it’s a doubtful day but maybe SH and LH could have something. The main ranges too strong up top and mixy and stable as a barn door…

RB – WWB is out again

PV – Fantastic day for horse riding!

Wilderness – A day to laze around at home (or what ever tickles your fancy!) but its stable as it comes with light S to SE winds going more E late late in the day. To the north it is also too strong for the northerly sites with that 20kts very common around 3k. Buffs and those spots looking teasingly too light. ;)

Plett – As above… (See GR wind map)

PE and PA – Moring offshore and the light winds with the NE boundary to the east of PE.

EL – NE dominating all day. Strong.

Inland – Generally N to NW winds with 20kts over the taller mountains. It is a bit mixy especially along the west coast with low level Jets shaping up – so probably some bumps around for the prop thingies! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:27 and setting at 17:45 – day length 10:18. Low tide 10:28, high tide 16:46. A light wind day all day long! Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(24 July 2021) 
Day 488 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A sweet day at Map yesterday late afternoon for a lucky few pilots. Today the IOH settled in over the country with a NE flow direction except for the southern coastal regions where it will be ESE and the Peninsula region where the air is sheltered from the nigger NE effect by the large main mountains. Not much in terms of instability – much less than yesterday and it is of course a tad warmer. Still some pockets of icy air around especially in the southern slopes of the larger mountains. Some strong spots in the interior with the upper west coast showing 30kts at 2k. and a few 15kts shallow spots along the southern coast. No clouds expected today and not that much excitement form a flying point of view except if you are really clued up around the Peninsula! ;) The winds go southerly from around 17k upwards the finishes SW between 30-50kts. Freezing levels up at 11k again – the cold stuff far to the east!

CT – A relatively light wind day with upper NE of 5-10kts. Maybe Africa face could be doable. But perhaps so to the Noordhoek valley regions… LH and SH doable too. The main mountains very stable so nothing exciting there.

RB – A too light wind day here…

PV – Also a stable and light day here but to the north the NE winds is blowing strong!

Wilderness – A rather shallow SE predicted for the mid to later part of the day. Map could be a light soaring option or a benchup at Gerrickes could be a good challenge. Eve Sedge is showing some lift but probably a bit of a challenge with the light Southerly going east soon flow here too…

Plett – As above with upper north and the light SE winds in the lower parts. The bay seems very sheltered again. (See wind map here)

PE and PA – Moring ing offshores then going very strong NE winds later on 25kts plus!

EL – See above.

Inland – Generally N to NE winds with some strong spots over the higher mountains of 20kts. Weak thermals only with low climbs. The strong N winds stop at 10k where it goes surprisingly light… (Go up there in your prop thingie for a smooth ride! (and don’t forget that flight suit!) ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:28 and setting at 17:45 – day length 10:17. Low tide 9:47, high tide 16:05. A light wind start but mod SE trend in the afternoon. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(23 July 2021) 
Day 487 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! So Heinrich flew yesterday over the snow making us all jealous. Here is a pic of him – note those classic South African snow shoes! lol Today the IOH taking over as the SAH has shifted to the east bringing an easterly flow over all of the WC. Still that cold air around but with that the promise of some instability, especially in the central regions. The offshore flow along the west coast drying things out and a slightly lower inversion around there. Lots of clouds around in the east and central parts but blue and dry in the west. (Still some rain around the eastern coast). Of course lots of snow to see so if you are lucky enough to get into the air it should be real pretty but Cold (Yes, the C is a capital! It’s a flight suit day!) ;) The east to NE flow all the way up to around 8k where it goes to the south and veers a tad to the SSW at the Tropopause for a 40kts finish up there. Freezing level around 4500ft in the central and eastern parts but 10k along the west coast.

CT – The flow seemingly more from the SW before going SE later in the day. But sweet unstable air up to 2/3k so the flying should be good in a few spots around the Peninsula. The main ranges too dominated by the easterly flow to offer anything exciting I think. But you could go explore those secret snow spots though..

RB – A too light wind day here…

PV – The east wind dominating things a bit so even though there is a SSW flow in the valley it is too shallow to be of any use on launch… But Picketberg looks like the buzz today. (Se Spot!)  

Wilderness – Maybe some wet spots early on but it should dry out nicely. :) Really looks like a sweet Map winters day from lunchtime onwards. But you’d better bring those flight suits cos its going to be very cold! ;) Some sweet instability around too so Sedge and Serps both should offer something at mid day – if you can get onto the back flats at lunchtime it could be sweet for an hour or two! Base around 2500/3500ft. Of course Gerrickes should offer a good bench-up too with an initial S push in the wind making most of the ocean cliffs flyable for a while before the wind backs more east.

Plett – As above but more clouds and odd spot of rain and no good options for the east wind…

PE and PA – The winds are onshore with lots of rain on the cards still…

EL – See above.

Inland – A general E to ENE flow inland with 10-15kts. Lots of snow and clouds around – base around 3/4k AGL so should eb a good day to go look at the snow in your prop thingie. But dress warm! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:29 and setting at 17:44 – day length 10:15. Low tide 9:04, high tide 15:291. A light wind start but mod SE trend in the afternoon. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 12 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(22 July 2021) 
Day 486 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! That SAH still reaching far south to bring us that icy cold super snow conditions today – especially along the mountains of the GR. That freezing level low around the 3500ft range around the south. Winds S to SW with moderate speeds in the west but strong in the east. Still rain along the southern parts and more towards the west with partial clearing in the west. It still doesn’t quite look like we will get in any flying today but there are reports of lots of snow along the Southern mountains which could be worth seeing. ;) The winds remain W to SW all the way to the Tropopause for a 100kts finish over PE but 60kt over CT.

CT – Base around 2/3k with a S to SSE trend 10-15kts. It is a deep flow so no wind-shadow on the cards from the looks of things. Passing showers possible especially along the main mountains.

RB – It might just be possible for a flight later in the afternoon with low teens in knots on the cards but with a bit of luck it could be more.

PV – A SSW valley trend but S to even SE around launch height. Climbs to just above the mountain tops. It could be possible to fly towards the north from here but perhaps not the best day. Did I say to dress warm?

Wilderness – Lots of rain still for the day on the cards with fresh westerly winds. It should moderate slightly late late in the day with a smidgeon of south in it but doubtful it will be enough to fly in.

Plett – As above with a bit more in the rain and wind department.

PE and PA – Still strong SW winds with rain all day.

EL – See above.

Inland – SSW winds in the interior with light rain and and snow in the southern parts – especially over the higher mountains. It could be flyable for a propellor thingy but probably better to wait for tomorrow to look at the snow… More coffee and movies time ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:29 and setting at 17:43 – day length 10:14. Low tide 8:17, high tide 14:34. More fresh westerly winds with icy rain. Perfect for coffee and reading! ;) Max temperature around 10 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(21 July 2021) 
Day 485 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The next Cold Front already into CT and will reach the GR just after lunch. This tie the SAH with a long southerly fetch so bringing up that icy cold air from the south with loads of snow falls expected this time round. Freezing level down to less than 3500ft by the end of day in many places and this will continue into tomorrow too. Winds are strong W to SW along the coastal areas with slightly more WNW in the interior. No flying on the cards that I can see so its all weather watching and movies I think! ;)

CT – Low base with tops around 14k and then partial clearing at the end of the day with rising base to around 3k. The SW winds remain fresh around the 20kt level though…

RB – As above.

PV – Lower base and rain with 20kts SW winds.

Wilderness – A beautiful clear morning but the winds are already up in the icy air that will just get colder later on. Rain from after lunch from the looks of things. Too strong for any flying with the WNW going to the SW at the end of the day around 20kts with rain.

Plett – As above

PE and PA – Those strong WNW winds slowly trending to the SW and the rain reaching here end of day.

EL – See above.

Inland – By the end of the day there will be rain all over the WC interior from Graafies and westwards with very cold conditions and lots of snow. Lots of snow form the looks of things… More coffee and movies time ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:30 and setting at 17:43 – day length 10:13. Low tide 7:24, high tide 13:41, low tide at 19:41. Again fresh westerly winds with rain in the afternoon. Perfect to get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(20 July 2021) 
Day 484 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! (No pun intended!) The Cold Front settled across the WC with rain, fresh SW to W winds in the south and even some snow over the higher grounds in the interior. The far interior with strong NW winds running along the leading edge of the Cold Front. Lots of rain in the west and the southern parts. Around EL lots of interesting events with convergence between the NE form the IOH and the NW offshore flows with the SW from the approaching front. Winds are W to NW with height with a 100kt NW finish in the east. Freezing level low at 4500ft in the west that will move in to the east late evening and tonight. And the next CF striking CT tomorrow already! ;)

CT – 3kbase but mostly rain…

RB – As above.

PV – Lower base and rain.

Wilderness – Wind and rain… Lol

Plett – As above

PE and PA – The rain moving in here during the day but being halted by the IOH around EL. SW winds all the way to EL but NE east from there.

EL – See above.

Inland – Rain in all of the WC but across the borders the edge of the front with strong NW winds. This will change by this evening with the rain and snow over the higher grounds settling in every where. Coffee and movies time ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:30 and setting at 17:42 – day length 10:12. Low tide 6:24, high tide 12:39, low tide at 18:38. Fresh westerly winds and rain all day. Perfect for coffee and movies! Either way go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 12 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(19 July 2021) 
Day 483 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The Cold Front moving into the Peninsula as we speak with rain settled there by mid day. This will spread to the western half of the WC by the end of the day and into the whole WC by mid night tonight. Winds are SW around the SW corner of the WC but W along the southern parts (with some few SW exceptions) and then NW in the interior. The far eastern coasts still with that dominant NE trend. The Q’s and rain moving in from the SW during the day progressing to the western central parts at end of the day. I think the re are still some good flying to be had along the southern coastal areas. ;) Winds are NW from 4k upwards with a 70kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level dropping to 7500ft in the west at the end of the day but 5500ft by early moring.

CT – SW winds with rain and low cloud from mid day onwards. It is lacks to reach the main mountains form the looks of it so perhaps a short flying window at DTK? ;)

RB – As above.

PV – A Westerly start but it goes S at the end of the day with rain moving in during the evening. Last day for horse riding!

Wilderness – It is looking like a sweet SW wind today – a tad W to start with but by mid day it will be sweet SW from the looks of things. Sedge good but probably a tad bumpy and strong as the wind at 1000ft is around 15kts. Lol

Plett – Looking just too west in it to be exciting (or it probably will be exciting if you fly!) ;)

PE and PA – Strong NW starting of that will back to the SW during the day. The SW reaching PA at the end of the day.

EL – NE dominating to the East but EL self in that change area so the winds vary from onshore and light to fresh NE and back again. ;)

Inland – Again the prefrontal strong NW winds everywhere today with the front moving in from the west. Cold and rain all over by the morning! Not the best day to be out there… ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:31 and setting at 17:41 – day length 10:10. Ten Ten! That has a nice ring to it. ;) High tide 11:25, low tide at 17:25. A SW wind moderate in strength before the Cold Front arrives early evening. Perfect to get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(18 July 2021) 
Day 482 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A sweet day yesterday for a lucky few at Sedge field. Today a very different story with the approaching Cold Front things have turned typical non flying pre-frontal with strong gradients and NW winds almost everywhere. The exception is the sheltered low level regions along the coast and an NE to East flow in the eastern parts of the southern coastal areas. Conditions are very stable, even further inland with the only real signs of lift coming from wave formations but even these are 2.5m/s and reaching just 15k in the usual hot wave spots. (The NW winds drop off with altitude) No clouds expected. The NW stays all thew ay to just shy of the Tropopause where it backs to the West for a 30kts finish up there. Freezing level up at 12000ft. (12k)

CT –Short and sweet – 30kts from 2000ft so be careful if you might be fooled into thinking you can fly. Its dicey! ;)

RB – Thank goodness its WWB day! ;)

PV – And the horses are out to play!

Wilderness – A light E flow – varying due to the low inversion – below or level with Sedge launch. Lol. Above that the winds trend NW. A coffee day! ;)

Plett – As above

PE and PA – NE winds dominating

EL – S above.

Inland – Strong NW winds over the higher grounds but some deceptive light winds in the lower valleys due to the strong gradient. Lots of shear expected so be careful if you get sucked(ered) into the air by a propellor! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:31 and setting at 17:41 – day length 10:09. High tide 10:04, low tide at 16:05. And would you believe another light wind sunny day! Perfect to get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(17 July 2021) 
Day 481 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Still the HP systems dominating but some frontal movement just to the south of us as another Cold Front is slow to move in. Its impacting the southern most parts though with a smidgeon of a bit of better instability offering some flying for a few spots. The winds are generally westerlies but some shallow southerlies around along the Peninsula and adjacent regions. Also some clouds around here. Westerlies for the interior too but many spots with very light winds. No clouds expected out there. Along the GE some deeper instability around with good climbs to around 9k to be had. The winds remaining W all the way to the Tropopause for a 40kt finish. Freezing level still around 10/11k.

CT –A SW to S wind day so the wind-shadow will fire on all cylinders. There is a sweet layer of instability around the Peninsula up to around 2k and with the lighter winds all those southerly Peninsula sites could be sweet. Hermanus even is looking promising. The main ranges a tad stable looking around DTK and northwards. See Spot.

RB – the right direction but it is looking just teasingly too light. ;)

PV – It sure looks like another excellent horse riding day!

Wilderness – The slight instability has moved in along our coast line so it looks like Sedge and Serps can offer something worthwhile around mid day. Peak climb to 1500ft form the looks of it if your timing is on it. ;) The coast looking very light and iffy. (See Spot)

Plett – Uppies showing some higher climbs but light winds so it looks like a thermal timed launch. Perhaps its worth the look I think to get up to 4k… ;) And Keurbooms just might deliver something soft after lunch if you mis the elevator at Uppies.

PE and PA – SW winds along the coast but a large wind shadow pool around Maitlands bay form the looks of it. Hhhmmm…

EL – SW to S winds with all those coastal sites facing S looing sweet. With the 10-15kts winds…

Inland – Westerlies with light winds in the southern ad central interior. Good propellor thingies flying I think. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:32 and setting at 17:40 – day length 10:08. Record low temps in the interior so it does seem like summer is on its way! Lol! ;) High tide 8:49, low tide at 14:49. And would you believe another light wind sunny day! Perfect to get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(16 July 2021) 
Day 480 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Another special day of flying yesterday along the GR but today a different story! We are in between weather systems with some calm, light winds along the coastal regions (Col) with a W to S trend but further inland the HP systems taking over with some fresh NW wind, especially over the higher grounds. It is stable unfortunately so not much to look forward. A blue day everywhere. From 2k the winds are around 20kts NW and remains NW all the way to around 30k where it backs to the west for a 40kts finish up there. Freezing level up to 11000ft today.

CT –A light surface wind day but from 2k the winds are close to 20kts so staying low probably the best bet (in case you were think of TM) ;) It is NW to W so there will probably be something at SH and LH. The main ranges much the same but nothing indicating to go over 2k in climbs. See Spot.

RB – lol!

PV – Also a stable horse riding day.

Wilderness – Another light onshore day but this time very stable with no sign that anything is going over the top of the hill. Hhhmm tough… (See Spot)

Plett – Uppies with a similar outlook to Wilderness – Uppies showing up to500ft which is at TO hight. Light on the coast.

PE and PA – the morning offshores then a light onshore trending to the east later on around 10kts maybe. All the good stuff much further inland today.

EL – Same as above but the NE dominating with a bit more in it.

Inland – NW flows with light stuff in the valleys but the tops with 20kts and more over the higher mountains. Strong gradient today so there could be bumps up there…;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:32 and setting at 17:39 – day length 10:07. Record low temps in the interior so it does seem like summer is on its way! Lol! ;) High tide 7:46, low tide at 13:45, high tide at 20:16. Another light wind sunny day! Perfect to get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(15 July 2021) 
Day 479 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! What an amazing day of flying all over the WC yesterday – the spot of the day def going to SH where more than a dozen Kommetjie runs were made. Some plots doing it twice in one day! :) Today the HP systems still dominating our weather with light W to NW winds. Weak instability in the west and it improves to the east. Smidgeon of Q’s around Agulhas area the rest looks blue. I think there is still some good flying to be had everywhere but it is lighter compared to yesterday. Winds remain WNW till around 10k then SW for a SW finish at the Tropopause of 60kts. Freezing level at 7500 in a few spots in the south.

CT –Another sweet day on the cards form the looks of things. Much less wind so perhaps a more challenging day but the 12 Apostle still possible today. The main ranges looking sweet too with climbs to around 3k. FH and SLP also flyable too. See Spot.

RB – lol!

PV – A bit messy here with more stability and south to even easterly flow over the shallow instability. So not a good day out here form the looks of things…

Wilderness – A light and more stable day compared to yesterdays amazing Sedge flying (and some good coastal doings too) Sedge probably your best bet with light lift around mid day to perhaps 2/300ft ATO. Serps similar but the coast very light. (See Spot)

Plett – Uppies showing a spike of a climb to 4k probably just as the quick Sea Breeze pops through. It will be a rather hit and mis affair as it doesn look like any strong winds popping in to help with getting up until after the good stuff is past. See Spot.

PE and PA – Inland def into the better soaring air with spots showing 4/5k AGL gains. The coastal winds lighter but still trending SW and even S towards the east.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Winds more W trend but the deep interior trending more NW and even NE along the west coast. Still a good propellor thingy flying day out there. Remember to dress warm! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:33 and setting at 17:39 – day length 10:06. Record low temps in the interior so it does seem like summer is on its way! Lol! ;) High tide 6:53, low tide at 12:53, high tide at 19:22. Another light wind sunny day! Perfect to get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(14 July 2021) 
Day 478 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH and LSH dominating the post frontal conditions around the WC. Lots of sweet instability around with flying on the cards just about everywhere. Lighter winds around with a NW flow along the west coast and the interior with SW along the southern parts for the afternoon. Some clouds in the SW corner otherwise surprisingly blue in the rest of the country – a few spots with soe flat Q’s in the Eastern Outies. The wind remains NW to 10k then backs to the WSW all the way to the Tropopause for a 60kt finish up there. Freezing level 5500ft in a few southern parts.

CT –it is looking like a great 12 Apostle day for the hangies and possibly for some PG’s. NW to WNW all day around 15kts. The main mountains also looking up with climbs to just over 3k and winds into the lower teens but to the south it picks up with SLP strong at the top. See Spot.

RB – WWB is out and about still!

PV – Looking sweet with climbs to just over 3k and NW winds around 10kts.

Wilderness – It is one of those unstably post frontal days with climbs again going over 4k at Sedge. The problem is the wind that is stubbornly predicted to remain WNW until close to 14:00 at which stage the high climbs also move inland quickly. I would still say take the afternoon off form work for the best flying time between 13:00 and 14:30 or so. Oh yes, dress warm! Lol. Very light on the coast so probably some scratchy stuff around there.

Plett – Uppies with the WNW winds sticking until closer to 16:00 so not looking good despite the high climbs of over 5k on the cards… See Spot.

PE and PA – The morning offshores then the SW trend for the rest of the day. 10-15kts mostly.  

EL – Same as above.

Inland – NW winds dominating but much less so compared to yesterday. IT is 5-10kts in the southern parts with only the higher grounds showing the stronger flows of close to 20kts. O good day for flying but dress warm! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:33 and setting at 17:38 – day length 10:05. One would be forgiven for thinking the days are getting even shorter given this cold spell! Lol! ;) High tide 6:07, low tide at 12:09, high tide at 18:37. Sunny day with light winds form the sea! Perfect to get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(13 July 2021) 
Day 477 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Reports of snow coming in from all over – we have some on the mountains behind Karatara. The SAH continuing to push in that icy air with sporadic rain all over the WC but it is clearing and moderating in the west from lunchtime onwards. There is even a chance of flying in the afternoon! Towards the west the SW to W winds increase and dominate with snow and rain especially over the southern mountain ranges. This remains the patter for the rest of the day. The upper flow SW trending W near the Tropopause for a 60kts finish – its 100kts NW east of EL though. Freezing level down to 4500ft with a few areas at 3500.

CT – SW winds 10-15kts and more this morning but moderating nicely to 10kts or less and clearing more. Base around 3/4k this afternoon so a chance of some cold but good flying I think. This true for the main mountains also. One could even fly XC to the north from DTK for a short window. lol

RB – WWB is out and about still!

PV – Similar to CT with a SW wind trending S later on.

Wilderness – Strong west winds all day though moderating into the afternoon it looks to remain too strong to fly. Snow on the Outenikwas I hear. If there is a gap its probably worth looking. ;) The base is lower here compared to the west with chances of rain on and off all day. In particular the freezing level very low over Grg this morning at just 3500ft!

Plett – Same as above….

PE and PA – Very strong SW winds all day here with slight chance of rain.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Icy cold conditions with snow on especially the higher grounds. Strong SW to W winds moderating from the west later in the day. Stay inside and drink coffee… ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:33 and setting at 17:38 – day length 10:04. One would be forgiven for thinking the days are getting even shorter given this cold spell! Lol! ;) High tide 5:27, low tide at 11:31, high tide at 17:55. Strong winds and rain with icy cold temps! Perfect to stay in bed! ;) Max temperature around 11 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(12 July 2021) 
Day 476 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Today’s Cold Front an biggie with a strong southerly fetch in the SAH pushing in icy cold air with snow following in its wake. Rain in CT and the west coast already that will spread to finish over the entire WC by the end of day. Strong NW winds in the interior with strong SW wind following the front along the west and southern coasts. Some very high prefrontal Q’s out towards Middelburg and Graafies but of course too strong for us to fly in. So prepare for lots of rain and the cold weather over the next 2 days… The winds remain NW going SW in the west at the Tropopause for 130kts NW in the east and 70kts WSW in the west. Freezing level dropping in the west to 4500’ during the day with a few spots even less than that.

CT – Bleh! Rain and wind!

RB – As above!

PV – As above

Wilderness – A softer start but from after lunch that Cold Front will push in with a vengeance! Oohh and be careful If you think you can go to Sedge for a flight before it strikes… Lift to around 800ft initially but the winds at that hight are picking up quickly spiking over 40kts in the afternoon so there will be a bug chance of extreme  shear and associated turbulence. Be extremely careful.

Plett – Same as above….

PE and PA – NW offshores during the morning trending then SW but the strong stuff and rain only hitting here early evening.

EL – The N offshore trending NE at the end of the day.

Inland – Very strong prefrontal stuff with the Cold Front moving in from the west. Extreme cold and snow this afternoon and into the night. I would not fly anything today.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:34 and setting at 17:37 – day length 10:03. And its more than 10 hours now! Lol! ;) Low tide at 10:54, high tide at 17:18. A sweet start but clouding over with the cold front moving in after mid day. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(11 July 2021) 
Day 475 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Some sweet flying in CT yesterday with Signals hot for the hangies and TDK great for the paries. Today that snow-bringing Cold Front even closer to CT but not before we have a chance to do it all again. Strong NW winds in the interior but less so on the west coast and the GR southern coastal areas. In the far east the IOH active with the NE winds along the coast. Winds start to pick up from 5k at 20kts NW then goes up to 40kts at 10k and 130kts W at the Tropopause. Freezing level 9k in the west and 11 in the east.

CT – Another day perhaps like yesterday but from lunchtime the clouds will start moving in from the SW as the fron gets closer. So get your soaring laong SH in during the morning if you can. SLP also doable btu fresh winds there and then TDK lighter so it should be cool there too I think. See spot for DTK.

RB – As above!

PV – And would you believe its another day you can keep the horse in the stable and go flying – light lift on the cards with climbs to Mnt top height.

Wilderness – Oohh… that ocean coolness bringing lots of stability along the coastal sites – less lift compared to yesterday but a chance even if it’s a small chance of something coming up on PR late morning and so too at Sedge. The afternoon is very light. (See Spot) Light onshore winds expected all day.

Plett – Uppies showing a sweet spike at mid day with climbs to perhaps 4k. Looks like a late start with 14:00 the wind turning and coming up leaving a small window to get away. lol. Def worth having a look if you are in the area.:) See Spot.

PE and PA – Offshore starts then trending east. To the west of PE it is more SW but the Ne dominating to the east. 10-15kts.

EL – Offshores then the NE are on.

Inland – In the south the lower winds are light but from 5k upwards the NW winds start to blow. Inland over the higher grounds the NW blowing over 20kts. It is all gearing up for the snow bring CF moving in tomorrow… Fly now – even if it is a propellor thingie! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:34 and setting at 17:36 – day length 10:02. And its 10 hours now! Whoopie! ;) Low tide at 10:20, high tide at 16:43. Another light onshore wind day. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)








(10 July 2021) 
Day 474 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Well, some very lucky people got higher than ever at Sedge yesterday – I saw Trevor, Roy, Pete and Sue and some guy flying a Pluto 2 up over 1000m over the Sedge village! Excellent stuff guys. :) WE are still in between the frontal westerlies with a trough down the west coast with clear icy cold skies all over the show. Some Q’s in the SW sector of the province with NW winds 15-20kts in many spots especially over the higher grounds but generally it is light winds in the interior with some good flying conditions around. Winds pick up at from 10k upwards, stays NW to the Tropopause for a 100kt finish. Freezing level up at 8500ft.

CT – NW winds more moderate from yesterday so probably a sweet 12 Apostle day on the cards. Looks to be around 15kts. Slight chance of rain though. The main mountains probably a tad stronger so not that good there then. See Spot SLP.

RB – As above!

PV – Another not too bad day but a lower climbs expected with just reaching the tops of the Mnts. NW winds 10kts and less lower down.

Wilderness – The instability further inland so it doesnt look accessible form Sedge or Serps. You might need to go hiking on the Outenikwas to get into that lekker air again. Sedge probably some climbs to 800ft but a big change compared from yesterday (See Spot) Light onshore winds expected all day.

Plett – Looking good here, slightly less good from yesterday but still epic flying to be had. Even Keurbooms looking up. :) See Spot.

PE and PA – Strong West as a start then moderating to a SSW again.

EL – As above.

Inland – Less wind compared to yesterday. Some strong stuff still present over the higher grounds but the little Karoo again with light NW winds and some good thermals for soaring causing a bump if you are flying a propellor thingie. Oh yes, dress warm! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:34 and setting at 17:36 – day length 10:02. And its 10 hours now! Whoopie! ;) Low tide at 9:47, high tide at 16:09. A light onshore wind day. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(9 July 2021) 
Day 473 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Post frontal conditions everywhere, with a westerly flow in general. Still some rain along the western parts, especially the south. Some good flying to be had in the areas outside the rain with high Q’s around for this time of the year. It is cold out there if you do venture out so dress warm! Lol. Perhaps a day not to go to work! :) Winds are NW all the way up to the Tropopause for a 130kts finish up there. Freezing level around 6500ft in parts of the south.

CT – the heavy rain and strong winds have moved east so some clear patches moving though though the winds looking to be 15-20kts so probably a bit on the strong side still. The main ranges more OD with rain probably. But if you head north it gets better. See Spot DTK.

RB – As above!

PV – It is actually looking very promising for today with the NW winds moderating in the afternoon with good looking Q’s around 4/5k level. It could just be a doable day.

Wilderness – Leave work for this afternoon and go flying! A deep instability layer around with climbs over 4k expected for at least some part of the day in all the spots. Probably very W till early afternoon but then it looks like it could be really good. Sedge and Serps the good spots today. Even with a chance of venturing over the back for a short XC too! (See Spot)

Plett – Same as above but higher base and climbs. BE ready as soon as the S component comes through – late one by the looks of it.

PE and PA – Strong West to start with then moderating and backing to the SSW.

EL – As above.

Inland – Strong NW over the higher grounds moderating slightly into the afternoon. Some rain in the SW areas with Q’s but blue to the east. The little Karoo with lighter winds but still freshening up with height so not the best day for flying I think. Oh yes, dress warm! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:35 and setting at 17:35 – day length 10:01. And its 10 hours now! Whoopie! ;) Low tide at 9:14, high tide at 15:36. Fresh NW offshore start then lighter onshore for the afternoon. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(8 July 2021) 
Day 472 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A sweet day of flying yesterday on the GR and also in CT. Super cool TM flying yesterday by Wj, Barry and gang! Today a whole different story as the Cold Front strike the western coasts with vengeance – very strong wind all over the WC with the CF pushing those NW winds to 40kts less than 1000ft AGL in many places. Strong rain as well that will spread to the rest of the WC by early evening. Its not a flying day anywhere even if there are strong prefrontal lift with Wave on the cards – too wild and torn apart to be of any use for any pilot – no matter what you fly! ;) The winds remain NW with a 160kts finish over CT! Freezing level dropping to just 4500ft by this evening in the west…

CT – Woeste winde today with strong rain. The NW will moderate ever so slightly as it backs to the SW late in the day… See TH :)

RB – As above!

PV – Not even good for horse riding! (as above)

Wilderness – A beautiful morning but the strong NW not far over our heads. A sweet sheltered region along the GR but its not good for flying. The winds light offshore but then later in the day the westerly will start to dominate and bring rain in early evening.

Plett – Same as above.

PE and PA – Early morning offshores with a NE dominance to the east. The interior of course with those strong NW winds. Rain by mid night.

EL – As above but more NE dominance.

Inland – Super strong NW winds with 40kts around 1000ft AGL in most places. In the wrong place it would be easy to go for involuntary flights today… ;)  Rain moving in from the west covering most of the WC by mid night.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:35 and setting at 17:35 – day length 10:00. And its 10 hours now! Whoopie! ;) Low tide at 8:41, high tide at 15:02. Offshore start with strong W winds as a old front moves in early evening. But before its perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(7 July 2021) 
Day 471 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The IOH dominating with a trough along the west and another CF making its way towards the WC form the west. A stable day for the WC with N winds in the interior and easterlies along the southern coastal regions. No clouds expected – though the EC interior has some sweet Q around 10k with some amazing soaring on the cards if you can get there. ;) Back home it’s a light wind, stable day all over the WC. Some strong winds spots in the interior but more to the NE parts. Else up to 5k not a bad prop flying day. The wind backs to the W from 12/14k then all the way to the SW for a 130kts finish up there. Freezing level 13k in the west and 10k in the east.

CT – A light SW surface flow but otherwise light N. IT could be a 12 apostle day or a flight off the top might be on the cards… The main ranges very stable… See TH :)

RB – Nothing happening here all day!

PV – Another good day for horse riding…

Wilderness – Some light lift at Sedge on the cards that could be usable between 11 and 12 then it will be too hard form the left (might even be o earlier on). Perhaps Serps could offer a flight to the Map today. And Map a maybe chance of something light after mid day – 5kts. Could be just maintainable from the looks of things…

Plett – Stable here too – Uppies showing light lift to 1500ft. Too east for the bay…

PE and PA – The offshore of the morning then it goes to light easterly winds.

EL – As above but if you go far enough inland you could get some good stuff in the NNW winds out there… ;)

Inland – A light northerly day in the southern Karoo areas, picking up to fresh N further north. Its strong to the NE interior withs some Q’s out that area. Its not bad up to 5k then the north picks up a bit more. Relatively stable air…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:35 and setting at 17:34 – day length 09:59. Speeding up towards summer now – almost 10hrs of daylight! Low tide at 8:06, high tide at 14:27, low tide at 20:16. A light south-easterly in the afternoon. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(6 July 2021) 
Day 470 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! After such a sweet day yesterday today is a bit of a let down! ;) The IOH dominating more with N to NW winds in the interior and a southerly trend along the southern coastal areas and NE in the east. A lower inversion so the instability not that good. A Blue day with no clouds expected. Some breezy spots in the interior higher grounds form the NNW. The northern west coast with NE offshore trends. Most regions from 3k upwards the wind is NW and backs to the W for a 60kts finish up there. Freezing level around 10k.

CT – A southerly wind day with the inversion around 2k. A wind-shadow on the cards but probably a SW trend along the shorefront at SH and LH. The main mountains looking very stable with the SE dominating form the looks of it. ;) See TH :)

RB – A prospective flying day with the southerly picking up especially in the afternoon. A maybe soarable day.

PV – A stable day with light winds in the valley and more East upper trend. Absolutely perfect for horse riding here…

Wilderness – A light southerly to SW wind day. Not enough on the coast for anything to happen there but a maybe day for Serps and Sedge. Light lift to around800ft so probably not a bad idea to hang out at one of these spots…

Plett – Climbs to 2k on the cards for Uppies. Light along the coast.

PE and PA – The offshore of the morning then it is light S trending to the E and NE later in the day.

EL – Fresh NE east of EL that will want to move to the west late afternoon. ;)

Inland – Some fresh NW wind over the higher grounds today – def more than yesterday. A blue day but still good for flying. Especially south of the GE where the lower winds will be more mod to light. :)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:35 and setting at 17:34 – day length 09:59. Speeding up towards summer now – almost 10hrs of daylight! Low tide at 7:29, high tide at 13:48, low tide at 19:35. A light southerly wind day. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(5 July 2021) 
Day 469 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Today looks like another stop what you are doing and go flying kind of day. :) The SAH ridging in along the southern parts of the country bring with it lighter winds all over the show. The flow trends SW to S along the southern parts but then curls around to the east for the interior. The interior very light with less than 5kts in most spots except for the west coast where the offshores accelerate to the 20kt mark there. The southern parts with some sweet Q’s around the 4/5k level and this is where most of the sweet flying should happen. But the Peninsula also looking up! Winds remain light to 10k then go W with a steady increase to the Tropopause for a 60kts in the South but 100kts in the North finish up there. Freezing level at 9k but there is a marked inversion around 5k where the temp is only 2 degrees C!

CT – Light SW to S with instability to MT top height. The main mpountians also with some instability to 3k but the upper flow is east around 5kts so that might put a damper on things. ;) See TH :)

RB – IT could be good direction wise but a bit light…

PV – Again the MT top flow is a easterly but the lower bits are W. Looks like only 2k instability depth…

Wilderness – One of those classic post frontal instability days with light winds to go with it! Climbs at Sedg to 3k on the cards mid day and over 4k on the plains on the back. The plains should have some Q’s to help things along. Def a day to explore some XC over the back day… See Sedge Spot! ;)

Plett – An amazing looking day for Uppies today! Q’s at 5k and climbs all the way! Could do some distance today. But dress warm! Its 2 degrees up there! ;)

PE and PA – More SW winds here again with the offshores in the morning. But also the instability inland to be had… 15kts SW

EL – Same as above but perhaps a tad more in strength.

Inland – A very sweet inland day with light winds everywhere. Light southerly in the south but east in the north. The wind is strong along the west coast area with the offshores. Def a day to go out and fly! :)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:35 and setting at 17:33 – day length 09:58. Slowly creeping towards summer – the days are getting longer! Low tide at 6:47, high tide at 13:03, low tide at 18:50. A mod to light SW start going to SSE later in the day. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(4 July 2021) 
Day 468 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Check out this new sky people interview range from your own media presenter Jeff Ayliffe. (https://youtu.be/TcxweiyBjiM) The SAH pushing in that cold maritime polar air onto the entire WC. Cold, cloudy and rainy on the west with cloud base around 2/3k then rising steadily to the west as the air dries a little bit in its westerly flow. Base in the interior 5-8k in a few spots with some good soaring on the cards. Winds have also clamed down quite a bit with around 10-15kts all the way to 8/10k with the stronger westerlies only starting up above that. The exception is along the coastal areas where south of the first mountain ranges the wind is still pretty fresh with 20kts and 30kts to the east especially. Showers mostly in the west but a few spots along the south and southern interior possible. Winds remain west all the way up with a 160kts at the Tropopause. Freezing level down to 6500ft in a wide region along he southern parts.

CT – WSW winds 10kts with some variations. Cloud base around 2/3k. Chance of some showers especially around the main mountains. So a cold flying day but def doable along the SH and LH areas. (or other southern spots) ;) See TH :)

RB – lol WWB out of course…

PV – Lighter W winds but with low clouds on the mountains and a chance of rain and OD mostly.

Wilderness – Still the strong W winds with the WNW in the morning and WSW in the afternoon. Some Apps showing a gap between 11 and 13:00 along the dunes before going strong again – its worth monitoring it closely. Hhhmmm dress warm! lol Sedge def a bit of a washing machine but tomorrow looks exceptionally good! (Organise to fly and no work for Monday!) ;)

Plett – Strong WSW so not good for here – Piesangs too strong I think.

PE and PA – Similar pattern to yesterday but colder. ;) NW off shores during the morning but then later it backs to the SW still 20kts plus range. The odd shower possible.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – A sweet day inland form the looks of it with lighter west winds all over except around the southern near coastal parts. 10kts up to 7/8k and maybe up to 15k to 10k. Base around 4k AGL in the interior – rising to the west. A good soaring day and also for the propellor thingies. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:36 and setting at 17:33 – day length 09:57. Slowly creeping towards summer – the days are getting longer! Low tide at 17:58, high tide at 12:09, low tide at 17:57. Strong NW going to strong SW in the afternoon. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)








(3 July 2021) 
Day 467 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A sweet session at Sedgefield for a lucky few. But today the Cold Front dominating the WC weather as the winds and rain spreads during the day. NW in the interior backing more W along the coastal areas. 20-30kts in most places but moderating along the west coast later on. Rain along the western ranges spreading to the GR by this afternoon and along the western central interior. Cloud base low in the west around 2k rising towards the east with 6.7k around the little Karoo interior. Winds remain NW with height all the way to the Tropopause for a 130kt finish. Freezing level 6500ft in the SW corners rising towards the east – 8500 over Wilderness.

CT – A rainy wintery day. Slight clearing later in the afternoon with the winds backing more W. The main ranges strong winds and rain all day. See TH :)

RB – lol WWB out of course…

PV – NW winds with low cloud and rain all day. Not even good for horse riding.

Wilderness – The strong NW winds already here with the trend to the WSW later in the day. It remains strong and the rain should hit us soon after lunchtime. Don’t know about you guys but I miss the Red Bull X Alps entertainment. So the Sedge Spot is there also then for entertainment purposes. ;)

Plett – Same as Wilderness.

PE and PA – NW off shores during the morning but then later it backs to the SW and increases in strength to 20/30kts later in the day. No rain here for the day.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Still those prefrontal NW winds – very strong in places with the 30-40kts level not far above our heads. Rain and low cloud to the west that will sloly makes its way to the east during the day reaching the mid interior end of day. Rain in the west. Still not a flying day even for the propellor thingies. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:36 and setting at 17:32 – day length 09:57. Slowly creeping towards summer – the days are getting longer! High tide at 11:03, low tide at 16:56. Strong NW going W winds all day. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(2 July 2021) 
Day 466 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! To the north the LSH and IOH dominating the interior weather but fur us in the south we are still in the grips of the westerly flowing air of the frontal systems. CT already feeling the stronger NW winds with cloudy conditions. The full rain and system will hit landfall tomorrow morning early. For the remainder of the day its all fresh NW winds everywhere except for southern coastal areas where there is a shallow SE flowing bit – perhaps 1000ft deep. It is generally very stable with weak thermal development but the isotherm around 3/4k around the CT area makes for ideal wave conditions – so there should be some amazing wave clouds over those SW ranges today. 5/ms climbs in there some going all the way to the Tropopause. Winds gently backing from the SW to W for a 100kt finish up there. Freezing level up at 14k today.

CT – Low cloud moving in from the W. Wind NW with 20kts around 2k. A chance of a small gap around mid day if the wind is light enough around SH but probably too strong. The main ranges def too strong. See TH :)

RB – WWB out of course…

PV – Still those strong NW winds but blue skies around making it very suitable for some good horse rides.

Wilderness – A light stable wind day with a S to SE trend. It doesnt look strong enough for anything to get excited about. Perhaps a smidgeon of something going to 600ft at Sedge but if it will be usable is another story. Map should provide sweet foefies though… ;)

Plett – Uppies Spot showing some good lift to 4k however I think the winds up there at 30kts a tad too strong. Though I suspect there will be an inversion between the lower southerly moving into the upper WNW winds. ESE on the coast.

PE and PA – Offshore morning then the light SE trend will move in here too.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Those NW in the deep interior that trends more W to the south still very strong with 20-30kts spots in places. Strong wave activity in the SW regions. A blue day except for around the SW corner of the WC. Probably still not a flying day even for the propellor thingies. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:36 and setting at 17:32 – day length 09:56. Slowly creeping towards summer – the days are getting longer! High tide at 9:50, low tide at 15:48. Light morning offshores with a light SE trend in the afternoon. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(1 July 2021) 
Day 465 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! While we have been coping with a few unusually hard storms in the WC Jeff managed to snag an interview with Red Bull X Alps Champion Chrigel Maurer. Most of you know that Chrigel had us on the edge of our seats for a few days on this epic adventure. ;) Here is the link for that chat! https://youtu.be/5taTlh69kWQ

Today its all frontal westerlies with rain and fresh winds almost everywhere. It has moderated from the strong stuff from the past two days though there are still a few strong spots in the interior. 20-30kts mostly with less along the west and southern coasts in most spots. Loads of clouds around with base 2/3k in the west rising steadily towards the west. 8k around Graafies and BW area and low along the southern coasts again. The wind remains W till around 14k then backs to the SW for a 130kt SW finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing levels around 9/10k in the west but 7500 to the east as the frontal systems moves past.

CT – Some low clouds around during the morning but I see a sweet flying afternoon around SH and LH today. IT could even be a 12 Apostle day. 10-15kts with perhaps a tad more up heigh. The clouds rising for the afternoon form the looks of it. The main ranges a tad more clagged in for longer and a bit more wind so late afternoon a maybe out that side. See TH :)

RB – WWB out of course…

PV – Fresh NW winds with low clouds and chance of rain for most of the day….

Wilderness – The wind just too west and fresh to offer any flying though I notice a slight backing to the SW late late afternoon with enough moderation to maybe be flyable along parts of the coast. Keep an eye on it! ;)

Plett – Remaining strong and very west here all day…

PE and PA – Low clouds around with strong W winds that will back to the SW from mid day and the afternoon. 20kts plus winds all day.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Still strong westerly winds in most places with rain in the western areas. There is some wave action around the lee of the bigger ranges. 6m/s in the lee of the Cradock ranges today. Else lots of clouds around with base around 5/6k in the interior mostly but lower to the west. Probably still not a flying day even for the propellor thingies. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:36 and setting at 17:31 – day length 09:55. Slowly creeping towards summer – the days are getting longer! High tide at 8:41, low tide at 14:42, high tide at 20:16. Fresh Westerly winds all day long with the chance of a smidgeon of rain. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(30 June 2021) 
Day 464 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! So the terrible storm has come and gone – over night. Or has it? The next one is right behind it so no time for breathing for the CT guys as the rainy strong winds continue today with the next front striking home this evening. 30kts plus winds with the 40kt just above our heads. The rest of the country the winds are very strong NW inland with showers in the NW sector of the WC and down to the SW corner but it is dryer by the time the winds get to the GR areas. Some protection here to as the strong winds mostly blow over our heads in the GR with Wilderness very sheltered but of course not flyable. Perhaps a bit more rain on the cards by tomorrow from the next CF. Winds remain NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 100kts in the west but 150kts in the east finish. Freezing level at 6500 in the SW section but 9k in the east. Not a flying day so why not watch the last guys make it home on the Red Bul X Alps before the stop clock. :)

CT – Well, no doubt another coffee and weather watching day ahead. Classic winter weather with one front after the other moving through. The next one making CT early evening. See TH :)

RB – As above.

PV – Still those strong NW winds with base just below MT tops and rain. It will get worse this evening.

Wilderness – Partly cloudy day with the winds strong WNW above our heads and a tad more W along the beach. Some less strong winds on the coast but well, its not flying weather at all. ;)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – The morning low cloud clearing as it moves further out to sea while the strong W winds start to moderate form the west and backs to the SW.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Those really strong NW winds still dominating with low temps on the higher grounds. Rain in the NW areas but dry to the east. This is the case all day. Still not a flying day so watch the last athletes make it home on the Red Bull X Alps as they jostle for a finish before the end of the clock! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:36 and setting at 17:31 – day length 09:55. Slowly creeping towards summer – the days are getting longer! High tide at 7:42, low tide at 13:45, high tide at 20:16. On and off strong W to NW winds all day. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(29 June 2021) 
Day 463 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! So Chrigel Maurer won his 7th consecutive Red Bull X Alps race yesterday in superb maestro fashion. What a performance. :) Today its cold front weather all over the WC as the Cyclonic circulation on the west coast brings rain along the southern and SW regions for most of the day while the winds are NW inland but E to SE along the southern coastal regions. Lots of low cloud around the southern and SW corner parts. Some mid level development in places with an odd chance of rain inland as the strong flowing air runs that tight isobar region in front of the front – 50-75kt at 5k! The winds remain NW all the way to the Tropopause where it does a spectacular 180kts NW finish! Freezing level is up to 9000ft today.

CT – Another coffee day as base remains low around the Peninsula region with rain and a SE surface wind trend. It goes NW quickly though. 30kts NW at TM top and NW to the north. The main ranges the same. See TH :)

RB – As above.

PV – Fresh NW winds with chance of rain. Too strong to fly anyway and terrible for horse riding too.

Wilderness – Cloudy and rainy morning then as the offshore east winds starts to turn more east to ESE it looks like a maybe slight gap for flying at the Map. But a maybe. And as the winds starts to come up more there is a chance  of that low cloud cover moving in too… Most likely a coffee day too…

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – Low clouds along the entire coast and the light morning winds will make way for the East to NE wind to dominate into the late afternoon.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Those strong NW prefrontal winds remain to the north with 20-30kts in some places and especially in the west 50-75kts at just 5k! Some mid level instability with the chance of a few showers. It is not a flying day. Another day for not flying so still time to watching those incredible aviation athletes on the Red Bull X Alps as they jostle for second place! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:36 and setting at 17:31 – day length 09:55. Slowly creeping towards summer – the days are getting longer! High tide at 6:50, low tide at 12:55, high tide at 19:23. Rainy morning with an ESE wind for the afternoon. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 13 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)








(28 June 2021) 
Day 462 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Yesterdays performance by Chrigel Maurer was riveting and spectacular. I hope you will be watching that now that most of you are home bound with this level 4 lock down. Yesterday a few hangies managed to fly in the strong NW winds at SH. Here is a pic to celebrate. Todays weather is a spectacular Cold Front that is already in CT and surrounds and will move inland reaching the GR from around mid day. Strong NW to W winds ahead of the rain but going W to SW after the front moves in. No flying to be had anywhere. Rain spreading inland to Sutherland, Prins Albert and other side of Plett. Winds remain NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 160kts finish up there! Freezing level down to 5500ft in a corner section in the SW otherwise rising towards the east. 7500 around the GR.  

CT – Mostly rain with low clouds – tops to 20k! Winds going SW around 15kts. The main ranges the same. Coffee days… ;)

RB – As above.

PV – As above..

Wilderness – Partly cloudy start but it will get worse as the front moves in around mid day. Strong winds all day but a slight moderation in the late afternoon. Sedge spot shows the spike in lift before the cold and rain sets in. Coffee day too…

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – West winds backing to the SW from mid day. The clouds moving in from 15:00….

EL – A very strong SW gust front moving in late afternoon from 16:00 onwards the line of clouds will accompany this buster.

Inland – Very strong prefrontal NW winds but backing to the W and SW as the front moves in. It will move in about half way across the WC interior during the day. 20/30kts over some of the higher grounds. Def not a day to be flying but spend some time watching those incredible aviation athletes on the Red Bull X Alps! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:36 and setting at 17:30 – day length 09:55. Slowly creeping towards summer – the days are getting longer! High tide at 6:01, low tide at 12:09, high tide at 18:34. Strong West wind all day with rain in the afternoon. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(27 June 2021) 
Day 461 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Its been a while since we have had so much Red Bull X Alps action! Hope you are watching! ;) (Here is the link for those interested - https://www.redbullxalps.com/ ) Today another CF approaching the WC leaving the usual tightening of the isobars over the area – strong NW almost everywhere with the exception along the southern coasts and the far east. Here the winds will be light onshore trending easterly. In the far east the IOH is doing its thing with fresh NE winds. There is not much in terms of instability over the entire region with around 2k AGL the best thermal lift. Even more stable closer to the coast. Sme wave lift in the lee of the usual hot spots but nothing to write home about (I think I saw 3m/s climbs to only 15k…) ;) Winds remain NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 120kt finish up there. Freezing level up at 9000ft.

CT – A strong NW wind with 20kts below 1000ft. All day. The main ranges even stronger. Looks like clouds moving in in the late afternoon as the next front approaches with rain from the evening. The big stuff from mid night onwards.. See TH

RB – As above.

PV – Some lift to mountain top height but it is too strong up there with 20kt winds running down the ranges.

Wilderness – A weak day – see the Sedge Spot. Very light winds today with foefies I think everywhere. Perhaps a slight chance of something happening that was not forecasted at Sedge around mid day. ;) Otherwise a weak bleak looking day. (Coffee and red bull X Alps watching!)

Plett – The NW around Uppies showing some lift to 4k but of course it is 27kts up there. ;) The ocean air stable stable stable! Keurbooms a maybe but probably too hard from the left.

PE and PA – Offshore winds until mid day then trending more NE in the east. But not strong.

EL – As above but the afternoon seeing strong NE winds along here…

Inland – No clouds around but strong NW winds all over the show. It moderate in the southern areas in the late afternoon but there are still 20kts winds at the top of the mountains. I would rather watch those awesome aviation athletes on the Red Bull X Alps! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:36 and setting at 17:30 – day length 09:54. The days are now getting longer so it’s all downhill back to summer from here! Low tide at 11:25, high tide at 17:47. Light onshore winds slowly going to the east. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(26 June 2021) 
Day 460 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! If you are not watching the Red Bull X-Alps race you are not a pilot! Things are heating up in the front and Chrigel is not just having is his way this year. ;) The SAH ridging in along side the CF with a strong westerly flow of cold air all over the WC today. Still rain on and off in most of the coastal areas, especially the western parts. The winds 20-30kts and base between 2/3k along the west and southern parts, rising further inland to 4/5k AGL towards the GE regions. Too strong form the looks of it to fly for the most part and unless you are very lucky it is doubtful you will get any airtime today. Winds remain westerly with a smidgeon of WSW at the Tropopause for a 120kts finish up there. Freezing level down to 6500 in the SW corner today.

CT – A more WNW direction but still breezy with the 20kts from 1000ft upwards. Also rain on and off around the Peninsula with more ODD and rain along the main ranges. Maybe for the hangies at SH of the rain stops long enough… See TH

RB – As above.

PV – lol. Net soos bo! ;)

Wilderness – Strong westerly winds but a bit more WSW late in the afternoon – though it is still looking too strong. But maybe we are lucky! ;) See the wind at TOL wind at Sede!

Plett – Same as Wilderness.

PE and PA – Very strong west to start off with then going SW but very strong all day long with rain on and off…

EL – As above.

Inland – Very strong westerlies all day in the interior with lots of cloud and a small chance of a few showers here and there. IT seems to stick for the day – a day to drink coffee and watch the weather. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:36 and setting at 17:30 – day length 09:54. The days are now getting longer so it’s all downhill back to summer from here! Low tide at 10:41, high tide at 17:00. Strong westerly winds all day. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(25 June 2021) 
Day 459 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The Cold Front into CT this very moment with strong winds and rain, maybe even CB’s too while the usual strong NW winds dominate over the rest of the WC region. The rain is confined mostly to the western areas as the NW wind drives it out to sea before it can get to the eastern parts. So offshore winds with a slight shallow onshore along some of the southern coastal areas – though it is very very shallow. The eastern parts dominated byt the NE winds form the IOH – some cloud that side too. The wind is NW all the way to the Tropopause but for a bit more West in it up there at 130kts. Freezing level down to 7500ft in the western parts.

CT – Looks like wind and rain all day. Coffee time. Lekker man. ;) See RASP TH

RB – As above.

PV – Net soos bo! ;)

Wilderness – lol. I had to include Sedge Spot just for the fun of it. ;) See the wind at TOL!

Plett – Same as Wilderness.

PE and PA – Cloudy and E to NE winds…

EL – As above.

Inland – Strong NW winds all over the show – typical pre-frontal conditions. Nasty to fly in. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:35 and setting at 17:29 – day length 09:54. The days are now getting longer so it’s all downhill back to summer from here! Low tide at 9:57, high tide at 16:15. Bergwinds today! Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(24 June 2021) 
Day 458 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A short report today – the IOH dominating the WC weather today as a reprieve between the cold fronts. Light winds in al of the WC today. Lots of cloud and rain in the eastern arts but sunny in the west. Cold air around so some instability and the promise of flying on the cards in most of the popular spots along the south. The winds are generally east trending NE with height up to around 5/6k where it backs to the NW again and picks up with a strong finish at the Tropopause of 135kts! Freezing level down to 6500 in a few spits else its 7500 in general.

CT – Looks like a sweet flying day around the Peninsula with light winds mostly. Instability to just over 2k form the looks of it. The main mountains also looking good with DTK looking sweet. See Spot.

RB – Looks like the right direction but a bit light.

PV – Light W in the valley with climbs to 2k mostly but perhaps a tad more towards the mountain tops..

Wilderness – IT looks like Sedge from mid day onwards working till 15:00. Then maybe a lighter Map late afternoon with conditions perhaps soarable but not toplandable. Sedge showing climbs to 2k at mid day. :) It is a bit wet so perhaps a late start. See the Spot.

Plett – Looks like a short window with chance of rain after that. The coast very light.

PE and PA – Looks like rain on the cards here for most of the day with some SW in the west and more East winds in the east.

EL – As above but perhaps more E to NE dominance later on.

Inland – Surface winds all easterly that trend N with height and then above the inversion it goes NW and is breezy – from 6/8k. Lots of clouds around with rain in the eastern coastal areas.

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:35 and setting at 17:29 – day length 09:54. The days are now getting longer so it’s all downhill back to summer from here! Low tide at 9:11, high tide at 15:28. A cool day with light S winds trending light SE in the afternoon. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(23 June 2021) 
Day 457 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The SAH shifting in behind the CF bringing rain along the southern parts and the interior during the course of the day. Winds are westerly mainly but SW along the southern parts and NW in the far eastern interior. Lots of clouds around today with a marked NW to SE line in the interior as the Cold Front moves along to the east. Varying bases but in general pretty high considering. 2/3k in the west and rising towards the east. In the far east there are still some signs of bergwinds as they move into the KZN region. Back home the wind is still pretty breezy, especially inland over the higher grounds. 20kts plus in many spots. It remains westerly in general from 5k upwards all the way to the Tropopause for a 110kt finish up there. Freezing level down to 6500ft in a few spots in the SW areas today but 10k to the east.

CT – Perhaps another coffee, movie and weather watching day. Rain on and off all day. The wind will back to the SW and even S later in the day and a slight clearing in the rain in the late afternoon. The main ranges more OD and rain all day.

RB – As above…

PV – Rain for most of the day here with base at MT top and tops around 10k.

Wilderness – And it cloud just be a great day around mid day – before the rain moves in. SW winds expected with enough in it to make the coastal cliffs flyable but Sedge also showing signs of some good flying around mid day. Sweet. :)

Plett – I think Keurbooms looking up at mi day before the strong stuff comes through. Uppies with a bit of too much wind higher up even if it does look good.

PE and PA – W winds during the morning going variable in the Maitlands bay area until mid day where the SW will start to push through. Might be a window before the strong stuff comes through after lunch. ;)

EL – West starts then variable with a S trend picking up to around 15kts but fresh SW to the West later.

Inland – Strong W winds in the interior all day. Some spots of rain moving in from the west during the day. Probably reaching as far as Sutherland but some spots also along the GE to Graafies. Lots of cloud around so be careful if you venture out there in a propellor thingie…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:35 and setting at 17:29 – day length 09:53. By a few seconds less than the longest night tonight! It’s all downhill back to summer from here! Low tide at 8:24, high tide at 14:40, low tide at 20:39. Cool day with SW winds and rain in the afternoon. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(22 June 2021) 
Day 456 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Today the Cold Front into CT and the surrounds while the Bergwinds have shifted further east. Still the strong NW winds in most places but the GR letting up as the CF moves closer. Rain in the west that will gradually spread to the east from late afternoon into tomorrow. Not much on the cards from a flying point of view – let me rather say there is nothing on the cards from a flying point of view. Lol. Rain and wind taking care of that. I did find some amazing wave action inland near Graafies and BW. The lee of Sutherland producing a monster today going up past 30k with 8m/s climbs! See the graphs. Winds remain NW all the way to 30k then it backs more west for a 115kts finish up at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 8500 over CT but higher to the east.

CT – Another coffee, movie and weather watching day. Rain all day with base around 1k and tops at 12k…

RB – As above…

PV – Rain and strong wind here too…

Wilderness – Still that bergwinds around but not as strong. It will back to the west later in the day with even a shallow onshore flow around the Wilderness corner. But it might be too shallow to fly in. See the TH graph. So be careful if you do.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness.

PE and PA – The bergwinds in full force this side of the country today. All day. ;)

EL – Same as above. Should be super surfing conditions though. ;)

Inland – Strong NW still around but the wave action is what is different today. See the Climb rate graph patterns and Wave cut. 8m/s is not too shabby hey. But only for the very very skilled glider pilot I would guess. Best for the rest of us to watch and drink coffee. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:35 and setting at 17:28 – day length 09:53. By a few seconds less than the longest night tonight! It’s all downhill back to summer from here! Low tide at 7:35, high tide at 13:50, low tide at 19:47. Bergwinds for the morning then going W to SW later and moderating! Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(21 June 2021) 
Day 455 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Would you believe that its winter solstice day – the shortest day of the year. So from tonight it is down hill towards summer! ;) Bergwinds bergwinds bergwinds! Strong pressure gradients between the IOH and the Cold Front system to the SW of us with the resulting NW winds. The 40kt level less than 1000ft in many places today. Def not a flying day but I did manage to find some very strong wave lift over the Hexriver valley – over 5m/s climbs but of course even for the sail plane pilots it’s a bit much. Lol. The NW remaining all the way to the Tropopause with a tad more west at the top – 138kts up there! Freezing level still around 11k with the exception of the wave formations – in some spots freezing level up to 15k! (That’s amazing – see spot)

CT – A coffee, movie and weather watching day I think! Even if there is a strong gradient along the CT waterfront with lighter winds it is very strong above your heads. Lol. Strong NW winds all day with the CF cloud reaching CT by sunset. Rain tomorrow morning. See Spot TH.

RB – WWB in full force today!

PV – Not even good for horse riding! :)

Wilderness – Not even good for surfing its so strong offshore! The NW blowing 40kts at less than 1000ft AGL! :)  See Spot.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness.

PE and PA – The bergwinds to the west but dropping off to the east.

EL – Offshore morning but not as strong as the west. Hogsback looking just too strong but further east its seems to be doable with some good winter flying and high climbs. The coast will be NE around 10kts later in the day.

Inland – The whole of the WC interior flooded with super strong NW winds. So only that which fall out of your pocket will be flying today (or at least I hope so!) ;) Some strong wave formations over the higher peaks born out of shear wind strength! ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:35 and setting at 17:28 – day length 09:53. The longest night tonight! Yay! Then its downhill back to summer! Low tide at 6:42, high tide at 12:56, low tide at 18:52. Even stronger bergwinds today! Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 28 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(20 June 2021) 
Day 454 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Well done to Sebastien Kayrouz for his new PG world distance record flight. 613km as the crow flies. 11 hours in the air. Man, that is hardcore! :) One could do that today in SA with the super strong NW bergwinds predicted for all over the show – 30/40kt in some spots today. The big CF setting up to the west of the country while the IOH and LSH holding the fort over the interior while the isobars are tightening up between these two systems over the next few days. Some Q’s around BW at 13k otherwise it’s a blue day. I’ve included the surface temps map this time to show the marked bergwind heating taking place along the coastal areas – classic adiabatic heating and terrible flying conditions. Lol. Winds are NW all the way to around 14k where it backs to the W and then from 20k it goes WSW for a 100kts finish over CT but just 50kts over Knysna. Freezing level still around 11k.

CT – A beautiful start around CT with super calm winds while just above your heads that NW is pocking holes through the walls. It looks like the strong gradient remains all day – but it’s a fris gradient so I would be very careful if you think you could od a foefie at SH! Lol. The main ranges of course also too much strong bergy stuff. See Spot TH.

RB – Northerly here…

PV – Another great day for horse riding! :)

Wilderness – Def a day for going surfing! The offshores staying all day from the looks of it. Notice the TH graph showing the NW blowing 25kts at just 500ft AGL! :)  See Spot.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness.

PE and PA – The bergwinds dominating to the west but there is a slight NE trend to the east.

EL – The morning bergwinds will make way for the NE later in the day

Inland – The higher grounds especially at 20kts plus NW winds. It does moderate a tad towards the central eastern areas but along the southern ranges and the west it is very strong bergwinds stuff. Don’t fly unless you want to scream for your mommy…

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:35 and setting at 17:28 – day length 09:53. The longest night tonight! Yay! Then its downhill back to summer! Low tide at 5:44, high tide at 11:55, low tide at 17:52. Strong bergwinds all day long! Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 27 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(19 June 2021) 
Day 453 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A sweet sweet day on the GR yesterday (And Maitlands offered something too!) but from today it is all changing as a big Cold Front moves towards the WC. And how appropriate as we move into the longest night time of the year. Lol. The IOH moving off to the east while a trough is shaping up ahead of the CF along the west coast. Winds are all northerly except for a shallow E to SE flow along the southern coastal regions. IT gets very breezy around 5k at 20kts plus in most spots with all the higher grounds also up at 20kts. So a steep wind gradient around with the associated shear. No clouds expected and some spots showing some surprising light instability though I think it a bit tricky to fly with the threatening northerlies in most places. Winds go west from 14k with a 40-50kts west finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 12k.  

CT – A clear start with a shallow S flow near the Peninsula. It quickly backs to the N with the far south showing lighter north but rising as we move towards the north. Probably some flying happening at SH and LH though just keep an eye open for some light shear turbulence. Towards the main ranges it is just too much north in it I think to be nice – some big bumps probably around. Lol. See Spot TH.

RB – Northerly here… (See Spot)

PV – Looking stable again with the northerly wind dominating. Perhaps even some NE in it. A brilliant day for horse riding though. :)

Wilderness – A sweet holiday day. But it does not look like there is much chance of flying. Perhaps a foefie or two at Map late in the day. Sedge also very stable but perhaps if you are desperate you could hang out here, you, just in case. ;) And then there is a slight chance of something happening at Buffalo bay. Though it looks like it might just be too light there too. And it gets worse over the next few days. Hhhmmm…. ;) See Spot.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness.

PE and PA – The usual offshore start with strong NW to N trends. It will veer during the day to a ENE winds with up to 15kts in places.

EL – Similar to above.

Inland – Northerlies all over with strong winds over the higher grounds. The northern west coast strong NE offshore flows. A breezy flying day with zero wave index but still some shear mixing so tighten those set belts if you do venture up. ;)

For Wilderness -  Sunrise was at 7:34 and setting at 17:28 – day length 09:53. 1 day to the longest night of the year… Yay! Then its downhill back to summer!  High tide at 10:44, low tide at 16:44. Offshore start this morning remaining northerly until after lunch for a light light SE finish. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)




(18 June 2021) 
Day 452 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A cool flight done by Ross yesterday crossing the ocean from Gerrickes to Myoli beach. Today is looking even better! :) The IOH dominating the WC weather with fairly light winds and a sweet unstable layer around the southern parts left over form the passing Cold Front. Winds are mostly light east to NE with a bit more southerly along the coasts. A few Q’s around the southern parts with climbs in the 2/3k AGL range. Above 10k the wind backs to the S but from 18k it is SW all the way to the Tropopause for a 50kts finish up there. Freezing level around 11k.

CT – A sweet looking day here with a light SE surface flow that quickly backs to the east around 5kt. Instability around 2k. You could fly Africa face today along with most of the usual spots. The main ranges more stable with the East wind stopping play there today. See TH graph.

RB – Just too light to soar but if your timing is on for a thermal… ;)

PV – Also very stable here with the shallow instability layer form the valley not going over 1500ft. All day… Above that it is east. :) See Spot.

Wilderness – Aaaahh a sweet day ahead of us with some amazing flying to be had on the plateau – the trick is to get there. Sedge showing climbs to 1500ft perhaps higher but then just over the back it is up to 2500ft. Some Q’s around too. To top it off it looks like Map could be soarable in the late afternoon as well. So drop the work and go flying today. ;) See Spot.

Plett – and it looks amazing here too - Uppies showing some good flying - maybe today you could get to the Wilderness area... Keurbooms also showing some good stuff for lunchtime. Yippee! ;)

PE and PA – The usual offshore start with light SW to S wind. It goes more pronounce SW to the east. But the rain looks like it might stop the fun/

EL – Similar to above but more SW in the direction – and the rain.

Inland – A light East day with amazing flying to be had all over the show. Some OD conditions around the Graafies BW region but this too should break up after lunch. To the west near the west coast the wind gets a bit stronger with some 15kts spots around. IT is light even with height. Sweet!

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:34 and setting at 17:28 – day length 09:53. 2 days to the longest night of the year… Yay! Then its down hill back to summer!  High tide at 9:26, low tide at 15:30, high tide at 22:00. A S start with a SE end to the day. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(17 June 2021) 
Day 451 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! What a sweet day at Segd yesterday. Today quite a bit different as the CF is pushing into CT with a fresh westerly trend along the southern coastal areas and slightly less further inland. Rain for the WC corner spreading to the adjacent mountains in places later in the afternoon. Lots of Q’s around with low bases in the west rising to the east with Uniondale around 6/7k. The wind is around 10kts inland but over 20kts from 5k upwards. It is more south of the Outenikwas by quite a bit. The west winds remain all the way till around 10k then it backs to the SW all the way to the Tropopause for a 70kts finish. Freezing level around 10k.  

CT – A real winter day with low clouds and NW wind with rain It backs to the SW in the mid afternoon with a chance of some clearing taking place then. The main ranges all clagged in with rain. You need to go north for some good flying. ;)

RB – As above…. ;)

PV – This is the place for the day. The CF not making it here during the day with DTK also looking sweet. Climbs to 3k or so with sweet thermals and light westerly winds. :) See Spot.

Wilderness – A tricky prefrontal day with probably a strong gradient along the Wilderness coast. Fresh wind out to sea that seems to be going over our heads mostly. Lol. With a bit of luck it will come in and be consistent enough for some dune goon flying along the coast. Sedge looking a bit stable according to the forecasts… Hhhmm…  See Spot.

Plett – Uppies showing a spike of lift to 4k but then the winds at TOF is just terrible… lol. ;)

PE and PA – The usual offshore start but then the W will back to SW with a 15-20kt finish to the day.

EL – Similar to above.

Inland – A light W wind start to the day with some good propellor thingy flying. Some Q’ along the southern ranges with some thermic activity around there. The wind only get strong west above 5k. And rain over the west and then southern ranges late in the afternoon as the front pushes in.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:34 and setting at 17:27 – day length 09:54. A few days left then it’s the longest night of the year. Yay! Then its down hill back to summer!  High tide at 8:12, low tide at 14:17, high tide at 20:51. A W to SW day picking up in the afternoon. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(16 June 2021) 
Day 450 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The Cold Front air all over the WC today with a fresh W wind in most places. Lots of cloud around with rain in places – mostly on the bigger mountains. Base from around 1/2k in the SW rising to the north and to the east. Its up at 10k around the GE and Middelburg region. Reasonable thermal in the right place but the wind causing some brokenness. A NW wind along the west coast but it backs to the W along the southern areas with some areas with a SW surface trend. Its breezy with height again with 20kts from the 4k mark and upwards. A 60kts finish from the west while the freezing level still down at 8500 in the south but 10k in the north.

CT – A bit of a wintery start to the day with rain especially over the main mountains. But a chance of some clearing along TM with especially the hangies in with a chance to cruise those 12 Apostles. Might drop to 15kts. The clouds can make it complicated so be careful. (See Spot)

RB – that NW spot could work…. ;)

PV – It does look like it could work even though there is a north trend in the wind. It looks better to the north with some rain and lower cloud to the south. See Spot.

Wilderness – A beautiful start with zero wind in the corner. It will trend light SW around mid day with a chance of some flying at Sedge. I doubt anywhere else will work. Too light for coastal stuff from the looks of it. Perhaps getting to 1k ASL. See Spot.

Plett – Looking worse compared to Wilderness. And Keurbooms looking at too wet. Maybe Piesangs…? ;)

PE and PA – The usual offshore start the a sweet SW settling for the day. Maybe up to 15kts at the most.

EL – Similar to PE and PA.

Inland – Strong NW winds to start off with but it will go West from late morning onwards. Breezy with some 20kt spots. Lots of clouds around with a chance of rain along especially the western and southern ranges.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:33 and setting at 17:27 – day length 09:54. I few days left then it’s the longest night of the year…  High tide at 7:09, low tide at 13:15, high tide at 19:48. A light onshore day expected. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(15 June 2021) 
Day 449 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A sweet Map day yesterday for a lucky few. :) Today a strong trough line shaping up between the cooler air from that Cyclonic circulation along the west coast and the warmer inland air from the NNW causing some strong rain and CB activity. These will be in a NW SE line running across the WC interior, spreading to the southern WC ranges. Winds are NW in most place today with a few coastal low lying sheltered area but this layer will be very shallow. A strong NW in the lower layers with 30kts from just 1500ft upwards. Temps in the west low to mid teens but to the north and east it is all low to mid twenties. Not the nest flying conditions. Wind remains NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 80kt finish. Freezing level down to 8/9k in the west from the CF inflow.

CT – A fresh NW day with some fog patches over the ocean. Depending these it could be a good SH and LH soaring day. Rain mostly on the main ranges but here the wind is looking too strong for flying. (See Spot)

RB – I would open that NW launch again if I were you guys…

PV – Too North, too strong and chance of rain…

Wilderness – Looks like deep developments to wards the NW that can bring rain to the area. Fresh to strong NW winds on the cards all day. The shallow W to SW form the ocean looking paper thin today… lol. See Spot TH.

Plett – Same as Wilderness ;)

PE and PA – The rain not getting here it seems. Winds are offshore with a NW trend. Slight W later on. Nothing strong by the looks of it except far to the east where the NE shows up.

EL – Light offshores then later in the day the NE starts to dominate.

Inland – Strong NW winds and even stronger just a tad above the ground today! ;) CB and rain in the convergence line from the CF influence to the west and the warmer NNW flow from inland. The line is NW to SE across a wide stretch from Springbok down to Plett. Not the best day to venture out there…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:33 and setting at 17:27 – day length 09:54. Something still feels so bad about seeing less than 10 hours day light time…  High tide at 6:18, low tide at 12:24, high tide at 18:55. A Nw wind dominating for most of the day. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(14 June 2021) 
Day 448 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Some sweet coastal flying along the GR yesterday for a lucky few. Today the tussle between the LSH/IOH and the CF on the west still ongoing with rain moving in by tonight along the western parts. The flow is SE along the central southern coast but SW to the east and a shallow SW along the southern west areas. But the trend just above our heads are NE then an abrupt backing the usual NW from around 4/5k upwards. Its breezy up there with the high spots still close to 20kts along the GE. Some sweet instability along the southern parts in a shallow layer – even some good looking Q’s over some of the southern ranges. It is better to the east but gets lower to the west. A few fog patches along the west coast still roaming about. And a NW 100kts finish at the Tropopause while the Freezing level still around 12k though .

CT – A light wind day with a wind-shadow around the SH area. Looks like instability up to TM height in the right spot though depending on those fag patches. ;) The main ranges looking sweet in the late afternoon when the W gets a bit more deeper. Even FH could work later in the day but earlier the southerly flow is dominant here. (See Spot)

RB – Its still NFG here!

PV – The instability layer too shallow today with the MT wind too north. Light winds in the valley. See Spot

Wilderness – A light wind morning with a slight SE trend form mid day onwards. Map could be flyable from mid day on but probably not toplandable. Sedge is showing some instability to 1000ft but the wind will be very east side on. It does seem like it could work. :) I think a cool flying day ahead of us.

Plett – Not as promising as Wilderness I think with weak low climbs at Uppies. And very east at Keurbooms. ;)

PE and PA – Again those offshore starts but then a light SW will settle in for the day form PE and westwards.

EL – SW winds here…

Inland – NW trends everywhere except in the southern parts where there is an easterly to NE flow. It looks like a blue day except in the far southern coastal parts. 20kts on the high spots. From 5k upwards its very breezy NW.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:33 and setting at 17:27 – day length 09:54. Something still feels so bad about seeing less than 10 hours day light time…  High tide at 5:34, low tide at 11:42, high tide at 18:10. A light SE breeze for most of the day. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(13 June 2021) 
Day 447 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A large CF system to the west of the country while a sweeping tail nudges in along the SW corners with some chance of light rain around CT area. Winds are Nw in general along the west but more SW along the southern coastal parts. Lots of cloud along the west and parts of the Overberg but it clears towards the GR areas. A shallow instability layer around from the Cf influence with a chance of some flying on the cards. Towards the GR the winds are more SW but perhaps a tad W just above our heads. Further inland there is some good spots around along the GE with 10k climbs and some good looking Q’s on the cards out there. The wind is decidedly NW  and finishes with breezy stuff up there – west at 120kts up at the Tropopause! Freezing level along the west is 14k but 11k in the east.

CT – A bit breezy and perhaps rainy with low cloud during the course of the morning – 1k base with 5k tops. A maybe chance for the afternoon for some clearing and flying to happen, The main ranges perhaps better missing a lot of the moisture it seems with a NW trend out there. (See Spot)

RB – WWB is happening!

PV – It is looking sweet for winter I think with climbs to 3k. Some cloud around with base around MT top height. NW wind with 1.5m climbs to base. Around 10kts up there. ;)

Wilderness – A more breezy WSW day so a chance of the ocean cliffs working but also out to Sedge things could be good. Perhaps a tad too much west in it for things to be really excellent but it could be a flying day none the less.

Plett – I think it has too much west in it here to be worth it but you don’t go you wont know for sure! ;)

PE and PA – Offshore starts but the SW will settle in for the day form PE and westwards. The wind goes NE to the east of PE and PA areas.

EL – NE winds here…

Inland – More breezy spots form the NW especially over the GE and other higher spots. Some good looking Q’s over the bigger mountains. 20kts plus on the high spots. It a breezy day…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:32 and setting at 17:27 – day length 09:55. Something feels so bad about seeing less than 10 hours day light time…  Low tide at 11:06, high tide at 17:31. A light WSW breeze for most of the day and it might be more in the afternoon. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(12 June 2021) 
Day 446 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A short report today because there is not much to report! The inland High (a rather large LSH system) dominating the entire country with war dry airmass – loads of subsidence in the SW areas with stable conditions today. No clouds expected but for some fog patches around the west and parts of the southern coast. There is a light shallow coastal sea breeze layer along the southern coastal regions. Nothing to write home about at all. NW interior winds with a very strong gradient in most places. Light on the surface but increasing in strength for around 20kts at 3k and 30kts at 5k. The higher ranges with some stronger mixing taking place so some spots probably OK but others could be a bit bumpy. This is the pattern of the day. Wind remain NW with hight but nearing the Tropopause it backs to the west for a 100kts finish up there. Freezing level around 12k everywhere.

CT – Those fog patches still around and if they clear it could be ok for flying around SH and LH. Might be fresh higher up but if you stay low it could be ok. The main mountains looking very stable with no lift on any of the forecasts. Strong winds from 2/3k upwards NW trend.

RB – WWB is out in full strength today.

PV – Stable and brilliant day for horse riding. Shallow light W but N above that. ;)

Wilderness – another very weak day with no lift on any of the forecast models. And the wind is light so no ridge soaring either. Hhhmmm… Du Toits and the inland sites showing similar trends.

Plett – Same as Wilderness today…

PE and PA – After the morning offshores the wind trends SW all along the coastline here.

EL – More SW winds here…

Inland – Less wind than yesterday but still some 20kts over the higher peaks around. A sweet day but perhaps not the best for flying. Looks like a steep wind gradient with 20kts from the 3/4k level upwards…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:32 and setting at 17:27 – day length 09:55. Something feels so bad about seeing less than 10 hours day light time…  Low tide at 10:32, high tide at 16:56. Another light onshore wind day with lots of high clouds. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(11 June 2021) 
Day 445 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A sweet pic from Rouberre’s cool XC flight from Du Toits farm day before yesterday to wet your appetites. Today the LH combined with the IOH standing its ground halting the CF infiltrations. The southern coastal region Col filling in so a tad more windy with a NW trend in it. Less clouds inland but still pretty foggy around the southern coastal areas. Less so on the west coast and CT area. The sweet instability from yesterday fading away so a more stable day – combined with more wind making for not great soaring stuff. Broken climbs round to MT height on the higher spots and much less in the flats. Perhaps one could squeeze out a flight at PV today in the NW flow predicted for the area. Otherwise 20kts over the higher inland spots, a slight moderation into the late afternoon. 20kts from 3/4k upwards NW in most places. The wind remains W all the way to around 30k then backs to the WSW for a 40kts finish up there. Freezing level 14k along the west but 12k in the east.

CT – A more tricky day – NE flows in the morning but it will back to the N and then NW in general. A shallow layer going W around SH area. Up to 15kts so it could be a 12 Apostle day for the hangies or brave PG’s. ;) That is if you can negotiate the shallow bottom layer. The main ranges not that good with weak stuff at DTK with a breezy top layer so not the best day out there.

RB – WWB is out in full strength today.

PV – There could be a good spell around mid day if it were not for the strong upper winds – 20kts at the TOL! Lol. (See Spot) ;)

Wilderness – A weak day yesterday and even more so today. Some coastal fog around so not a good day for flying. Even going north is not so good as the upper flow is forecasted to be breezy with 20kts from 3/4k upwards. (See Spots)

Plett – Same as Wilderness today…

PE and PA – A fresh offshore for the morning but then it trend to the NE. The further east the stronger the NE wind.

EL – Offshore morning going fresh NE…

Inland – A breezy day today with 20kts over the tops of the higher mountains. No clouds expected except some around Middelburg and eastwards from there. Not the best day for flying out there with more shear and weak thermals around.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:32 and setting at 17:27 – day length 09:55. Something feels so bad about seeing less than 10 hours day light time…  Low tide at 01:00, high tide at 16:22. Another light onshore wind all day to day Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(10 June 2021) 
Day 444 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Sweet flying everywhere yesterday with today perhaps more of the same! Sweet TM flying (thanks for the pics Wj!) while Rouberre did a nice little XC from Du Toits and a few locals had almost 2 hours of airtime at Sedgefield. The slack col area still around along the Southern parts of the WC with light northerlies inland and light sea breezes along the coast. Still some fog patches around along the southern parts, especially around the Overberg region. Less Q’s inland with most of the good clouds along the GE areas and northwards. Some good flying inland with light climbs to 6k along the southern mountains and then to 9/10k further inland from there. A tad more wind along the northern west coast areas with a NE flow here but otherwise it is all less than 10kts. The wind backs to the NW around 15k then keeps going for a 40kt west finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 12/13k along the west but 9k in the east.

CT – Another sweet day with more light winds around. Still some of those fog patches around but it should clear mostly. Perhaps the wind a touch more form the south lower down but at TM height it is still NE and light so Africa face might be doable again. The main ranges looking really good with some good climbs to 6k around DTK – light winds but a NE upper flow form the looks of it.

RB – Again too light today.

PV – There is a N to NE trend at mountain top height but lower down a NW flow. If you can get off it is looking really good with climbs to 6k. (See Spot) ;)

Wilderness – Another light onshore sea breeze flows today with a smidgeon of lift at Serps and Sedge. Perhaps up to 700ft again. Du Toits Farm is still looking like the spot for today – so if you can get there do it. (Remember to pull out at 6k for the Air Space limit!) ;) (See Spots)

Plett – There is an exciting short window that show climbs to 6k at Uppies – if anyone would like to take up the challenge… Otherwise light sea breeze…

PE and PA – The usual light offshore start with light east during the day that will go more NE later on and pickup to around 10kts.

EL – More NE trend from earlier on here…

Inland – Another amazing day of flying ahead out there with sweet thermals to 6k over the Outenikwas and more further inland. Du Toits looking great again with the light N winds. Lots of Q’s around the GE and northwards. Again a good day to go flying anything. (See Q’s map.)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:31 and setting at 17:27 – day length 09:56. Something feels so bad about seeing less than 10 hours day light time…  Low tide at 9:30, high tide at 15:50. Another light onshore wind all day to day Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(9 June 2021) 
Day 443 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A sweet col region around the Southern parts with light winds in most areas today. The wind does trend to the north in general except along the coasts where the sea breezes will bring in a slight onshore flow. Some instability around especially over the larger mountain ranges with the CB and Outenikwas showing some good climbs to 7k. Loads of Q’s around which will help indicate the best spots. Some rain in the far far northern interior and light stuff to the south of the Overberg out at sea. Perhaps a spot or two of coastal fog along the southern and CT coast line too. The wind is northerly up to 18k where it turns S to SW for a 20/30kts SW finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level 12k in the west but 9k in the east.

CT – A super cool light wind day here with some coastal fog. Perhaps a slight SW flow along the SH region of up to 10kts. But in general light winds so it could be good again to fly Africa face or 12 Apostles or some of the other spots. DTK along the main ranges is also showing some fun flying (See spot). And FH super light too. Looks like the sea breeze is capping the lift at SLP though for a low 1000’ if you are lucky…

RB – Too light today.

PV – Light variable flows in the valley with super light lift on the cards. It still trends N to NE with height. I would probably trend to getting out that saddle for a good horse ride! ;)

Wilderness – Light onshore sea breeze flows today with a smidgeon of lift at Serps and Sedge. Perhaps up to 700ft. lol. But the exciting spot looks to be DuToits Farm! Sweet climbs to 7500ft on the cards – (Remember to pull out at 6k for the Air Space limit!) ;) (See Spots)

Plett – There is an exciting short window that show climbs to 4k at Uppies – if anyone would like to take up the challenge… Otherwise light sea breeze…

PE and PA – Light offshore flows to start the dy but trending to a light SW and S wind later on.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – A sweet sweet day of flying inland with lots of Q’s around. Some are pretty high with 8/9k bases for this time of year. A general light N to NE flow so you can fly almost anything today for fun. (See Q’s map.)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:31 and setting at 17:27 – day length 09:56. Something feels so bad about seeing less than 10 hours day light time…  Low tide at 9:00, high tide at 15:19. A light onshore wind all day to day Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(8 June 2021) 
Day 442 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The Cold Front making an unusual landfall along the northern west coast with rain up there and into the interior. But it does not make it down to the SW and southern parts of the WC. Winds are still northerly in general but not as strong as yesterday. More clouds around in the interior form the CF action. The LSH and IOH still dominating in the central and southern eastern regions. Winds in the mering along the southern parts all offshores but then trending NE in the east and some light shallow onshore stuff in the south. A complicated upper airflow with south over CT and NW over Knysna the stronger region of 60kts at the Tropopause near Springbok! Freezing level at 11k in the south but up north around the CF region its down to 8500.

CT – Again Northerlies with a NW variation at lunchtime. Strong gradient present so perhaps not the best combination for flying. 20kts from 1k upwards so probably still too strong to fly.

RB – Sam as above.

PV – Also the northerlies still around here but more clouds with chance of rain in the afternoon – especially to the north. Base around 4/5k with tops at 11/12. A cooler horse riding day at least. ;)

Wilderness – Northerlies during the morning but the cool onshore breeze from late morning (or earlier I see on some forecasts) with that shallow oscillation of onshore then offshore happening during the day. Its 20ts at 1500’. But then we need to work on that northerly launch at Sedge! See the Spot forecast! Lol. We could be high and smiling today… :)

Plett – Northerlies all day here (Similar to Wilderness…)

PE and PA – Offshores during the morning trending to the NNE then NE later on. This pattern is stronger to the east but above it is still that upper Northerly dominance…

EL – More NE dominance during the day.

Inland – Again very strong Northerly winds specially over the high grounds. The cold front bringing rain in the north western parts. It will spread to the east and some spots towards the south. Not the best day for flying. (See Q’s map.)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:30 and setting at 17:27 – day length 09:56. Something feels so bad about seeing less than 10 hours day light time…  Low tide at 8:30, high tide at 14:47 and low tide at 20:35. Some northerlies mixed in with southerlies in cycles all day! Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 23 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(7 June 2021) 
Day 441 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! No flying yesterday for what I heard and today looking even worse. Very strong Northerlies everywhere with the exception of a few sheltered regions along the coast – but this flow is very shallow, 500ft or less. Some NE trend in the far East but still going north just above that. The isobars really tightening up between the LSH (combined with the IOH) and the approaching CF that is very north along the west coast. This CF will move into the interior first before reaching CT tomorrow but not at all the southern coastal parts. Winds today are 30kts or more from 1/2k upwards but surprisingly only up to around 50kts at the Tropopause NW. Freezing level still around 11/13k.

CT – A pressure gradient ahead of TM on the north side but otherwise very strong Northerlies – 20-30kts form 1k already. See RB TH graphs. Not a flying day.

RB – Sam as above.

PV – And more of the same – might even be  a scary horse riding day. :)

Wilderness – Even stronger than yesterday Northerly winds. All day.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – Again the start of the IOH NE winds. They increase to the east but still that upper Northerly dominance…

EL – Similar to PE.

Inland – All very strong Northerly winds except for the far eastern areas where there actuall will be some Q’s. The wind here might be more manageable – 15-20kts. Lol (See Q’s map.)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:30 and setting at 17:27 – day length 09:58. Something feels so bad about seeing less than 10 hours day light time…  Low tide at 8:00, high tide at 14:14 and low tide at 20:03. Strong Northerlies all day! Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 24 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)




(6 June 2021) 
Day 440 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The Du Toits sortie from yesterday less exciting than expected but the CT guys had an epic at TM. Today its strong northerlies everywhere as those isobars tighten with the approach of the next CF over then next few days. Some instability further inland but the coastal regions very stable as the warm northerlies over flows the cooler regions. Its very breezy with a strong gradient so expect some shear in the first few thousand feet near the ground. Its close to 30kts at 2k AGL in many places. No clouds around and so we don’t expect much flying either. Even for the propellor thingies. ;) Wind remains northerly till around 15k then it backs to the W and then SW for a 30kts finish at the tropopause. Freezing level still around 11k.

CT – Fresh bergwinds today with those northerlies doing 20-30kts around 2k AGL. Good for ground handling training in a few spots though. ;) (See TH)

RB – I would not even fly the north side of RB even if it were allowed! lol

PV – All so dominating Northerlies – fresh and scary! Def a horse riding day. :)

Wilderness – Those northerlies continue to blow all day – the afternoon it might be just above our heads a s a shallow variable sea breeze moves in. Be careful if you fly in it. There could be some unexpected speed bumps. ;)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – PE the start of the IOH NE winds. To the east they increase. Ut there is still the upper Northerly dominance…

EL – Similar to PE.

Inland – Some stronger winds over the tops of the SB ranges but in general a light moderate NNE wind day. The north is deep all the way up to 15k. A great Du Toits flying day.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:29 and setting at 17:27 – day length 09:58. Something feels so bad about seeing less than 10 hours day light time…  Low tide was at 7:28, high tide is at 13:38 and low tide at 19:28. A light SE wind day. A fresh offshore morning but then some variable flows around after that. Perfect to go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(5 June 2021) 
Day 439 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Another sweet Sedgefield day yesterday. Today the IOH dominating over the entire country – a CF to the south of us but kept offshore by the Northerly winds – this one will not make landfall at all. A SE trend along the southern parts but light N to NE inland with marked NE winds along the west coast. A fairly stable day with no clouds expected anywhere. Further inland some thermal activity but confined to the higher ranges and from SB and northwards. Perhaps some light activity around the north side of the Outenikwas too. Winds are NNE but then from around 15k it goes SSW with a 20kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 11k.

CT – A light variable wind day but east at CP. A shallow SW flow trending form mid day around SH. It is all very light stuff so probably a sweet day here. The main mountains with the upper northerly trend but FH is looking to be the most promising spots with a NW flow up to around 3k. (See TH)

RB – Too light for anything but a braai I think. :)

PV – Stable as a horse house. NE uppers with light shallow variable lower layer. A great horse riding day. :)

Wilderness – The Map looking lighter than yesterday so not a soarable day I think. But Gerrickes point maybe and def Buffs! Sedge very stable with the east flow above our heads. A doubtful day there I think with climbs to 500ft ASL. Def a day to go to Du Toits Farm with a sweet 10kts of NNE wind all day long. Maybe mid light climbs to 4500ft. But it looks like one of those days that you will fly till sunset in the smoothest sweetest air imaginable. Go if you can.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – Again the offshore start then the eats will take over and end up very strong at the end of day.

EL – Similar to PE.

Inland – Some stronger winds over the tops of the SB ranges but in general a light moderate NNE wind day. The north is deep all the way up to 15k. A great Du Toits flying day.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:29 and setting at 17:28 – day length 09:59. Can you believe we are less than 10 hours of day light now.  Low tide was at 6:50, high tide is at 12:58 and low tide at 18:49. A light SE wind day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(4 June 2021) 
Day 438 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! What a sweet day at Map yesterday. Amazing! :) Today the SAH shaping up with a ridge along the southern parts – light onshore flows expected in most spots except the southern Peninsula where the SE will be active. Light instability in a very shallow layer almost everywhere with few spots going over 1k AGL. IT is better in the east with the west very stable. Inland the winds back from S to E with offshore flows along the west coast. No clouds expected today. The wind veering from SE to S and then to the SW progressively so that the SW is settled from 14k upwards. 70kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 10k.

CT – A shallow SE presence today but above it remains east. Some 15kt spots in the afternoon around the Peninsula except the south where it will be 20kts. 1k instability otherwise a big wind-shadow day all day long. The main mountains with too much East flow to be worth it. And stable. A propellor day perhaps.

RB – There is some southerly on the cards but if it will get to soaring strength remains the question. A close call…

PV – Shallow S to SW winds but east above that. Not even PB looking good. Weak climbs to a few hundred feet AGL. A great horse riding day. :)

Wilderness – A light onshore day with weak lift at Serps and Sedge. Sedge probably the place to hang out around mid day. Always a good chance of something stronger than forecasted coming through. ;)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – Offshore start then turning to the SW with light winds all day.

EL – Similar to PE but once again stronger with the SW winds…

Inland – A sweet day for flying inland with light southerly winds trending to the east in the western interior. Perhaps the day to go for sweet soaring along the mountains at SB! Winds remain light S up to 8k…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:28 and setting at 17:28 – day length 10:00. Still stuck on 1 hours… lol Low tide was at 6:04, high tide is at 12:09 and low tide at 18:02. A cool light wind onshore day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature a chilli 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)




(3 June 2021) 
Day 437 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Another sweet hour of soaring at Sedge yesterday with a big change today. For starters it is only 10 hours of day light hours. Hhhmm… The SAH shifting into the IOH position with a decidedly easterly flow pattern over the entire WC. It is a deep flow with the wind going to southerly only at 10k and upwards. The east is unstable but the west coast not – seems that there is just not enough surface heating to break the stability. Lots of Q’s along the SE parts but dry offshore in the west. Base pretty high around the GR at 4k plus. The inland flow all easterlies. A chance of rain in the eastern coastal regions with the onshore flow there. The wind from 10k upwards remains southerly to the Tropopause for a 60kts finish. Freezing level around 11k but inland of EL it is 6k (Those snow on the DB!)

CT – Fresh SE around CP but the rest of the Peninsula with light variable winds – perhaps a slight easterly trend. Fresh east in some places along the main mountains. So SH should be doable with the “wind-shadow” The wind does seem to curl around the Peninsula to here from the strong Easts at CP.

RB – NFG today with the light stuff…

PV – A stable day with maybe maybe something popping off to maintain top height. Else its east above. It is a def a PB morning but form lunchtime a surface SE trend going S later in the day. Perhaps up to 10kts.

Wilderness – We some surprisingly unstable air out there and if you could get off inland somewhere it could be lekker. ;) Along the coast the SE will pickup to sweet soarable strengths in the afternoon – Map could even be blow out! My choice would be to camp there from 12 onwards… ;)

Plett – Lighter SE winds with Uppies showing similarly high climbs and instability.

PE and PA – Southerly winds with some showers increasing to the east. It moderates later in the day.

EL – Similar to PE but stronger S to SW winds remaining fresh into the afternoon.

Inland – The east winds far into the interior. Some sweet looking Q’s but most will burn off after lunchtime. Around 10kts east mostly. Du Toits side on winds but perhaps you could get off in a thermal and get up. ;) Climbs to around 5k doable.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:28 and setting at 17:28 – day length 10:00. Its just 10 hours of day light time – def a sign of winter! ;) High tide is at 11:02, low tide at 17:02. A SE day becoming strong in the afternoon. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature a cool 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(2 June 2021) 
Day 436 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! So yesterdays rain making the flying conditions appear only very late in the afternoon but at least we got some airtime! ;) Today another CF on its wat bring rain to the SW coastal areas at end of day. Winds are S to SW with a SE trend in the west and northern interior. The convection depth is shallow with around 1-3k AGL at most (that’s further inland near the GE areas) otherwise a slow weak day with probably some pleasant flying in most areas. The Peninsula with some pretty breezy SE winds though. Winds go westerly above the southerly flow from around 5k upwards with a 60kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 10k

CT – A fresh to strong SE flow but there are signs for the wind-shadow sticking around for a while. Maybe eroding later in the afternoon. The main mountains also with that SE flow so probably not flyable – maybe Paarl Rock? ;)

RB – If you are not there already you are missing out. Looking like a an excellent soaring day here with a slight chance of getting blown out in the afternoon. But with a bit of luck it could be one of those days with a sunset cruise at the end of it. ;)

PV – A very southerly day with weak lift. Not even going above the mountain tops. So probably best left for horse riding… ;)

Wilderness – A lighter SW wind day with some sweet climbs on the cards for Sedgefield. Maybe Serps also – best times from 11/11:30 till around 14:30 maybe 15:00. Perhaps just a tad over 1k. The coast looking a little weak but there is a chance of something soarable popping in during the morning along the coast. And then the rain will move in late afternoon… lol

Plett – A sweet pop in the lift around lunchtime with climbs to 3500’. If you are not working it might be worth trying to get into one of those. Keurbooms is also looking promising from mid day for an hour or two. ;)

PE and PA – Breezy SW winds with chance of rain mostly to the east, most probably in the afternoon.

EL – Similar to PE but chance of more rain.

Inland – Southerly winds trending more SE in the west and central northern interior. Some clouds around the Overberg region and very few in the southern areas but loads in the east. It’s a great prop flying day with thermals on the weak side and low climbs. Maybe SB pass could be very flyable today too. ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:27 and setting at 17:28 – day length 10:01. Its just 10 hours of day light time – def a sign of winter! ;) High tide is at 9:38, low tide at 15:48. A light SW wind all day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature a cool 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(1 June 2021) 
Day 435 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! We are celebrating the first day of winter! And it looks like another sweet flying day. (Yesterday was a playpark along the Wilderness cliffs) :) The SAH pushing in that CF air all over the country – snow falls on the Drakensberg with a spot of rain along the southern parts of the WC. Lots of cloud around with base varying from 2/3k along the coastal plains to 6/7k in the interior. Winds are all SW to Southerly with a smidgeon of SE around the SW parts of the WC. The winds go due south from around the 6/7k and remains southerly all the way to the Tropopause for a 60kts finish up there. Freeing level at 10k in the west but 7500 in the east.

CT – Partly cloudy with SE winds pretty light to moderate with a chance of a wind-shadow shaping up even if the SE is fairly deep – all the way up to cloud base which should rise to just above the TM tops. The main mountains with a shallow SSW trend but the upper flow is SE around 5-10kts. IF you could get up it could be a flight to the north. There will be a marked west coast sea breeze front around mid day – if only… ;)

RB – The right direction for sure but probably frustratingly light. Though with some thermal cycles it could just be enough to get you up. Perhaps you could drift towards that sea breeze convergence… ;)

PV – There could be some fun flying with the lower SW trend but it is more southerly at the top. Climbs to mountain tops on the cards…

Wilderness – Again a westerly start, sticking around for a while with the SW popping through from after 11 only. The ocean cliffs should be sweet for a few hours – even PR looking good. Sedge perhaps in the mid afternoon but it is not as promising as it was from yesterdays forecast. I suggest getting out and flying at lunchtime at the very least! ;) Oh, before a forget, there is a slight chance of rain that might want to spoil things… lol

Plett – Again looking to be too much west in it all day but the sky is looking great with climbs at Uppies to 3k…

PE and PA – Breezy SW winds with rain, most probably in the afternoon.

EL – Similar to PE.

Inland – The SW perhaps more in the south then trending southerly further inland. Some beautiful looking skies around with Q’s popping at sweet heights, especially around the GE. There is a chance of rain along the southern ranges but this gets less towards the north. Some 20kts winds over the top of the SB ranges otherwise 10kts in general.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:26 and setting at 17:28 – day length 10:02. High tide was at 8:17, low tide is at 14:30, high tide again at 21:01. Another moderate SW wind tapering off in the late afternoon. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature a cool 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)







(31 May 2021) 
Day 434 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! What a beautiful day of flying at Sedgefield yesterday. Today the CF being pushed into the WC by the dominant SAH – winds are W to SW in general. Rain in the west and some along the southern parts. Cloud base ranging from 2k near the coast and first ranges rising inland to 5-6k further inland but 12k in the prefrontal conditions around Victoria West and Graafies area (the trough region) which is looking sweet for this time of the year. Winds remain SW going southerly from 14k all the way to the Tropopause for 100kts finish up there (Actually I include the upper flow pattern which is unusual – S over CT but W over Plett at 30kts.) and then freezing level down to 7k with a few spots perhaps down to 6500.

CT – A rainy day with SW winds. The afternoon looks like perhaps some clearing and a chance of flying. Especially along the Peninsula but the main mountains probably more OD and chance of rain. 10-15kts so verry flyable if it is clear.

RB – OMG! ;)

PV – A bit of light variable winds in the morning with the W going more Southerly later on. Looks like a small break that could be flyable otherwise clouds are too low and rain.

Wilderness – Westerly start that might go SW from around 10/11 with a possible flying window between then and 15:00. The wind goes very W even NW later on. A chance of rain so that can complicate things a bit more though the forecasts seems to show the rain should pop in later on. ;)

Plett – Too much west in it today and very breezy for anything to work form the looks of things.

PE and PA – PE showing the SW wind moving in lightly but from PA and eastwards the wind is NE.

EL – The NE wind dominating here all day long.

Inland – Starting light wind but picking up fresh to strong in places W to SW winds. The west is very cloudy and rainy. The east with high bases and good soaring conditions. Hhhhmmm… wish I was there! ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:26 and setting at 17:29 – day length 10:03. High tide was at 7:10, low tide is at 13:22, high tide again at 19:51. A moderate SW wind all day – a slight chance of rain. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature a cool 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(30 May 2021) 
Day 433 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A beautiful day in between the frontal movements today. Flying on the cards just about everywhere so drop what you doing and head out for some winter fun! :) Some clouds around in the south and SW parts, base around 3-6k over the back mountains. Some smooth light but sweet climbs around with light winds – a general NW in the west trending more N towards the central and southern interior while a Southerly is present along the southern coastal areas. Late afternoon that goes more ESE. The wind remain light all the way up to 15k where it goes West and picks up with a 80-100kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level up at 10k

CT – A light N start but around mid day it will settle into a sweet NW around 5-10kts. A great 12 Apostle day I think. The main mountains also offering some flying with 3/4k climbs and a light to moderate NW flow.

RB – Haha… ;)

PV – The wind goes N above the inversion which is light from around 2/3k and upwards. Below that a sweet westerly breeze mostly. It gets better towards the south…

Wilderness – A light southerly wind starting from around 10/11 this morning. It will trend more SE after lunchtime onwards. Map is looking very light all day long. Perhaps a soaring spot at mid day. Sedge even though it is side on is looking better around mid day. Climbs to just over 1k. It is east up there but light. Def a fly day! ;)

Plett – Ooohh even Keurbooms looking good at lunchtime. Uppies showing beautiful Q’s around mid day so its looking worth a visit even if it is more SE in the wind…

PE and PA – light offshores going light onshore mostly but its fresh SW to the east.

EL – A SW trend for most of the day...

Inland – Very light winds inland so it’s a cracker of a flying day, It trends N and then NW in the west. The Q’s confined to the southern ranges mostly. Sweet flying day indeed. ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:25 and setting at 17:29 – day length 10:04. High tide was at 6:14, low tide is at 12:26, high tide again at 18:51. A light southerly to SE wind day. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature a cool 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(29 May 2021) 
Day 432 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A weak SAH helping to nudge the frontal movement of westerly flowing air onto the WC. Strong WSW winds in general with rain, especially in the west, clearing towards the east. Lots of clouds around with base ranging from 2k to 6k in the central interior. Winds around 10-15kts inland but 20kts plus on the coast. The winds remain WSW all the way up to the Tropopause for a 120kts finish. Freezing level down to 7500’ in parts of the south.

CT – WSW winds around 15kts with 20kts from 2k upwards. Lots of low clouds form the SW so perhaps a flying spot here and there in between the rain. The main mountains not that great.

RB – Hehe… ;)

PV – Also rain and low clouds with SW to S winds all day. 2k base with 8k tops.

Wilderness – WSW winds with a smidgeon of SW in the corner form the looks of things between 10 and 11. I would be ready from 9 onwards because it is looking dismal from mid day and later with stronger winds and rain. Look at Sedge winds at TOL! ;)

Plett – Just too strong and too west all day…

PE and PA – Fresh SW winds all day with a spot of rain now and then.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Further north it does clear with higher bases and slightly less winds – still a W direction. The south very strong with 20kts in a few spots and of course the rain showers passing through from time to time – most likely in the west and closer to the coastal ranges.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:25 and setting at 17:29 – day length 10:05. High tide was at 5:25, low tide is at 11:37, high tide again at 17:59. A very windy west wind with rain in the afternoon. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature a sweet 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(28 May 2021) 
Day 431 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! And would you believe, another great afternoon yesterday at Sedge for a few lucky pilots. Today the CF settled in CT and the west with very strong westerly winds over the entire WC. Rain in the western parts for most of the day with some spread in the interior. Looks like from the GR and eastwards it is remaining relatively clear of rain. Some clouds around, low base in the west, rising progressively to the east – some sweet high bases in the interior and eastwards but of course those winds just too strong to head out and fly! ;) Looks like a slight chance of flying in the sheltered corner of Wilderness today. Winds are west, backing to the SW with height for a 80-100kt finish at the Tropopause.

CT – Hhhmmm… Rain and strong NW to W winds all day.

RB – Ai… ;)

PV – Also rain and low clouds all day. Some open spots in the afternoon and to the north but probably a tad on the strong side…

Wilderness – Those fresh westerlies all over the place but a slight chance of some protection for a bit of a less strong spot in the Wilderness corners. It might be worth keeping an eye on the dunes for some dune gooning. Though the strong winds are just above our heads so it might be a bit of a bumpy ride. ;)

Plett – Just too strong and too west all day…

PE and PA – Another off shore start then trending to the SW with strong winds all day.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Very very strong westerlies with rain in the west. Some Q’s with higher bases to the east. Stil a day for weather watching rather than being in the air.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:24 and setting at 17:30 – day length 10:06. Low tide is at 10:51, high tide is at 17:10. A windy SW breeze for the entire day – stronger in the afternoon. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature a nice 20 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(27 May 2021) 
Day 430 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! I great little afternoon yesterday at Sedge for a few lucky pilots. Today a CF approaching CT with strong W to NW winds all over. The exception is the southern coastal areas where the winds will trend a tad more SW later in the day and moderate. No rain expected but perhaps some around the SW corner where there will also be some Q’s form the approaching front. Lots of high cirrus around so that plus the winds not good for thermal production. It is instead more of a wave day – big climbs in the lee of the larger NW facing ranges. The wind remains NW to W all the way to the Tropopause for a 100kts finish up there.

CT – Looks like some low cloud and fog this morning, clearing partially later on. Still, the winds probably too strong for flying with the 20kts starting from 500ft upwards… The main ranges too strong too…

RB – lol… ;)

PV – Fresh NW winds from mountain top height and upwards but lower down there is a window of flying for the more adventurous… ;)

Wilderness – A general westerly day with the afternoon seeing some SW. The late morning might see us with a tad of coastal stuff though it seems a bit west. Perhaps form around mid day. The upper winds are pretty breezy with 15kts and more. Sedge might offer something after lunch but not too exciting from a thermal point of view. But there will be some airtime around for the astute dude… ;)

Plett – Very west and not much happening at Uppies. Maybe something very late at Kerubooms as the wind goes more onshore …

PE and PA – An offshore start then the wind will trend to the SW. Still looking amazing for the surfers lol…

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Very strong NW winds especially north of the GE with the trough and front tightening those isobars out there. 30kts in many places. It is a little bit less to the south but still very breezy so not a flying day I think unless you are a glider pilot looking for wave. :)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:23 and setting at 17:30 – day length 10:07. Low tide is at 10:07, high tide is at 16:24. A light to moderate SW breeze for the morning getting lighter during the afternoon. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature a sweet 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(26 May 2021) 
Day 429 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! I was about to start complaining about our spate of bad flying weather of late when I looked at all the cyclonic storms striking other countries – wind, floods, waves, death… The CF moved past during the night along the southern parts and it did not leave that cooler and unstable air in its wake this time around. Instead we are still left with the cold but weak and stable flying conditions. Light winds in most areas today with a S to SW trend along the southern parts mainly and then NW in the central interior north of the GE. Very light convection within a shallow area of 1k on average and only once to the north and eastern parts of the GE does it improve somewhat. Some Q’s in the southern areas that might mislead us into thinking it is looking great. (Let me know if this forecast is wrong please! :) we need some flying news!) The winds go NW form 3/4k upwards with a backing to the W at the Tropopause at 60-90kts.

CT – Light N to NW trend with a more W upper flow – it might just be doable to 12 Apostles today if you can bench up (Fingers crossed!) The main mountains looking very light in terms of lift and lots of thick cirrus clouds not helping things at all. However FH could be amazingly sweet with light NW winds out there. And of course SLP just might be THE spot to be at today.

RB – Oh dear… ;)

PV – Very light winds from W to S along the surface. And not much in terms of lift – a smidgeon around KD area according to the Spot…

Wilderness – Last night it was still looking like a sweet forecast for Sedge but it changed this morning so it is not looking good. Light winds in the Wilderness corner with a smidgeon more at Sedge – a south direction there with now a weak and poot thermal outlook. Less than 1m’s climbs broken up in two pulses according to Spock. Hhhm…

Plett – Same as Wilderness…

PE and PA – The SW around here but not in strength – it is looking really sweet for the surfers though…

EL – SW trending S later in the day 10kts.

Inland – 20kts NW winds north of the GE but to the south of that below 5k it is a sweet flying day. Light winds with stable air. A few Q’s over some of the higher mountains but very weak and light lift so good for propellor thingies.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:23 and setting at 17:30 – day length 10:08. Low tide is at 9:24, high tide is at 15:40. Light sea breeze all day with cloudy conditions. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature a cool 16 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)


 



(25 May 2021) 
Day 428 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The CF moving in on the west, a trough along the central interior with the IOH along the eastern coastal regions jockey for dominance. Lots more cloud along the west coastal and later along the western southern areas. Winds fairly light along the GR regions and along the west coast but breezy further inland with westerly to NW winds. Rain of course along the western ranges with a band of CB’s along the GR and out to sea. This will dissipate and move more eastwards with the systems. Not the best day for flying but there are a few spots one could squeeze some airtime from. (KD being a possibility!) Winds are all NW from 5k upwards with a slight backing to the West at the Tropopause at 70kts.

CT – Misty morning with chance of rain. A chance of some clearing from lunchtime onwards so perhaps some flying later in the day. The main mountains looking not so good all day long…

RB – WWB is out! ;)

PV – Some variable winds but it all does trend westerly – low clouds around but some clearing happening too especially to the north with Kardoesie looking promising in the afternoon. Some convergence to the N and in the valley that could produce some sweet stuff – See Spot! ;)

Wilderness – A light onshore wind day with poor prospects of flying. Sedge might offer something but there’s also a smidgeon of rain for this afternoon. And perhaps even some coastal fog moving in. Hhhmmm… See Sedge Spot!

Plett – Same as Wilderness…

PE and PA – Again the fresh offshore winds but from mid day onwards trending light variable – still in the change area from the IOH dominance along the eastern coast where the NE starts to blow.

EL – Similarly as above…

Inland – Fresh westerlies in the western interior going NW in the central parts but SW near the coastal areas. 20kts or more in some spots. Those CB’s around for the morning in the southern ranges – these will clear from mid day onwards.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:22 and setting at 17:31 – day length 10:09. Low tide is at 8:41, high tide is at 14:55 and low tide again at 20:52. Light sea breeze all day with cloudy conditions – maybe a smidgeon of rain. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature a warm 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)




(24 May 2021) 
Day 427 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Today the LSH dominating the interior with the IOH along the eastern coastal areas and the approaching CF in the SW corner. Pretty breezy conditions all over with NW winds – the 20kt level around 500ft AGL in most spots with 30kts over the higher mountains. No thermal lift really – low index with strong winds to break up any convective lift but a high probability for wave formation – see RASP surface map. Some 4m’s climbs in lots of the lee side mountain areas. The winds remain NW with a WNW finish of 80kts at the Tropopause.

CT – A strong gradient around with light winds along the surface but its breezy just above. 20kts from 1k upwards. Clouds along the Peninsula progressing towards the main mountains during the afternoon. The main mountains also too windy – see DTK Spot and note the upper winds.:)

RB – WWB is out! ;)

PV – Strong NW winds with 20kts plus from 1000ft upwards in most places… Again a horse riding day I think. ;)

Wilderness – Lekker warm berg winds that will last until lunchtime before the SW pulse will move into the coast. It is shallow and sporadic – not really a flying SW that will come and go fairly quick from the looks of things. Still fresh W above our heads. See Sedge Spot!

Plett – Same as Wilderness!

PE and PA – Again the fresh offshore winds but from mid day onwards trending light variable – still in the change area from the IOH dominance along the eastern coast where the NE starts to blow.

EL – The NE dominating here all day.

Inland – Strong NW to W winds in the south. All day. 30kts on the higher grounds. Not a day to be in the air I think. Lots of wave trends behind the mountains too…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:21 and setting at 17:31 – day length 10:10. Low tide was at 7:57, high tide is at 14:10 and low tide again at 20:07. A hot bergwind morning with a west wind mid afternoon and later. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature a warm 25 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(23 May 2021) 
Day 426 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Today the IOH dominating with northerly winds over the interior but it is also trending to be slightly prefrontal – especially in the west with very stable conditions and some breezy conditions. No clouds expected all day with strong subsidence continuing along the southern and west coastal plain areas – its been a while since I have seen such a low thermal index – zero Joules in many areas! (0J) There is a strong gradient present almost everywhere with the 15-20kt level starting from 1000ft AGL in most spots with 30kts at 3000’. It will continue to increase during the day as the next CF moves closer to CT. So nothing exciting on the cards today. Winds back with height – NW at 10k then continues to back with a WSW at the Tropopause of 50kts.

CT – Relatively light winds around the Peninsula on the surface but its fresh at 1500ft with 15-20kts up there. So be careful if you fly. The main mountains with a similar situation. 20-30kts from 3-5k. So some mixing possible – not that there is any thermic activity so rather don’t be tempted to fly. ;) lol See DTK TH Spot!:)

RB – WWB is out! ;)

PV – Very northerly and even thought the Spot shows a climb at mid day, do not the winds at TOL! So rather go horse riding I think. ;) See Spot

Wilderness – If you look at the Sedge Spot t is a s stable as they come. Lol. North above us with a shallow coastal breeze that trends SE. Maybe maybe a bench up at the Gerrickes GP. Or Buffs but even there it seems just too light for it being fun. Map looking like nothing and then the guys heading to the North for the hike and fly I would be very wary of that. Stable conditions out there with fresh winds of 15-20kts at 3000’ all day. ;) See Sedge Spot

Plett – Same as Wilderness!

PE and PA – Initially offshore winds but trending light variable – this is the change area from the IOH dominance along the eastern coast where the NE starts t blow.

EL – Offshore starts but then the NE will dominate around 15kts with more further out to sea.

Inland – A fresh northerly wind day especially over the bigger ranges. Up to 30kts in some spots. A very stable day for flying if you can handle the breeze. IT will get progressively stronger as the CF moves closer with tomorrow very strong.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:21 and setting at 17:32 – day length 10:11. Low tide was at 7:11, high tide is at 13:42 this morning and low tide again at 19:24. A sweet winters day with light variable winds. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(22 May 2021) 
Day 425 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The SAH positioned right over the country bringing with it light winds almost everywhere, a slight trough off the west coast but mostly a blue day with cold air and a poor thermal index all around. Thought in the right spot it could be very pleasant flying for PG’s. There is a bit more action towards the eastern parts of the country with a slight bit more in the depth and strength of the thermals – even a few Q’s shaping up. Winds in general are North and then from 5k it backs to the NW to settle SW from around 10k and upwards all the way to the Tropopause for a 60-80kts finish up there.

CT – A NE start so perhaps Africa Face could be doable during the morning. IT backs to the North with hight at 5kts. After lunch it looks like a shallow S pushing in with SW along the SH/LH area. But its all pretty light stuff… Even the main mountains with a shallow inversion and weak conditions – I think FH perhaps the best spot with climbs to 3k or extended foefies… See Spot!:)

RB – WWB is out! ;)

PV – A cold stable day out here with shallow SW air and N upper bits at launch. So not really a flying day…

Wilderness – A classic winters day after strong frontal movement as the HP sits over the interior. Northerly winds in general with a shallow SE along the coast that could be good or frustrating depending on where it gets to penetrate into to. At the moment the pressure gradients are weakening so its not looking that good along the coast but inland the northerly sites are all looking promising. Luvaine the best climb area with DuToits showing climbs to 4k between 12:30 and 14:30. The Outenikwas North sides showing climbs to 5k. IT goes slight NW at TOL. Locally Sedge could offer something at mid day even if it is crossed from the left. And a bench up at Gerrickes if the SE comes through. Map in the frustrating inbetween spot. :) See Sedge Spot

Plett – Even in the SE trend there seems to be something to use at Uppies. (See Spot…)

PE and PA – Light offshores starting then trending onshore with a SE trend of 10kts.

EL – As above!

Inland – A sweet sweet wintersday of flying out there with light N winds everywhere. IT trends NW later in the west. Otherwise a fine day of propellor stuff and even for the soaring stuff. ;) Lol. :)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:20 and setting at 17:32 – day length 10:12. Low tide was at 6:12, high tide is at 12:32 this morning and low tide again at 18:29. Another cold windy, wintery day with light winds. Perfect for getting high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(21 May 2021) 
Day 424 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! (No pun intended!) Another cold rainy day ahead of us as an additional cold spell is driven across the WC by the SAH. Strong WSW winds with rain showers and a partial clearing from the west in the late afternoon. In general base is low 2/3k with tops ranging from 8 to 12k. Most rain along the western ranges but also reaching past Graafies in the eastern interior. Winds remain very strong SW along the southern and eastern coasts. It finishes with a 110kts WSW at the Tropopause.

CT – Winds more W to SW with a slight moderation in the late afternoon which could just be flyable. ;) The main mountains remaining rainy and clagged in I think for most of the day. Lol. More winter! :)

RB – WWB is out! ;)

PV – Another cold rainy day. The winds do moderate a bit in the late afternoon but the base stays below the mountain tops with odd rain spots.

Wilderness – Another winters day here too. Rainy with strong WSW winds. It does slacken off slightly in the late afternoon but its doubtful that it will be straight and light enough to fly along the dunes. Hot chocolate baby! ;) (See Sedge Spot)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – Strong SW winds and passing showers mainly in the morning…

EL – As above!

Inland – Those wintery westerly winds blowing inland all day with passing showers. It does moderate wind wise form the west late afternoon. Hhhmm… not a day to be in the air. Lol. :)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:19 and setting at 17:33 – day length 10:14. Low tide was at 5:22, high tide is at 11:20 this morning and low tide again at 17:31. Another cold windy, rainy wintery day. Perfect for coffee and hot chocolate but do go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 14 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(20 May 2021) 
Day 423 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The CF the dominating feature in todays weather. Rain form the west reaching to the east and to the Oranjemund in the north by end of the day. Winds are strong NW 30kts and more almost everywhere except the GR and eastwards during the morning. The SAH is pushing behind the front bringing cold and rainy conditions for the whole WC over the next two days. Winds are 100kts at the Tropopause.

CT – Base can be low during the morning at times with CB’s and tops all the way to the Tropopause. The winds will trend a bit W later on with a partial clearing towards the afternoon. Lol. Its winter! :)

RB – WWB is out! ;)

PV – Rain and more rain – low base and top to the Tropopause. ;) Strong NW winds.

Wilderness – A short reprieve during this morning btu some rain arriving before mid day already. The heavy stuff from early lunch from the looks of it. Its coffee and movies weather! ;) (See Sedge Spot)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness… (See spot!)

PE and PA – Though the winds are light to start off with (it trends W) the rain will be here too in the mid afternoon already with increasing winds.

EL – As above!

Inland – Batton down the hatches as they say – the NW winds are strong and all over the interior today with strong rain in most places – CB’s also wide spread as the rain fronts move in form the west. Initially Graafies area and eastwards are clear but late afternoon will see the rains move in here too. :)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:19 and setting at 17:33 – day length 10:15. High tide is at 10:08 this morning and low tide is at 16:18. Another cold wintery day with light onshore winds. Perfect to go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)




(19 May 2021) 
Day 422 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! That approaching CF the dominant feature in todays WC weather. Strong NW winds all over the WC except the southern coastal areas where we still have that shallow cool ocean layer protecting us form the strong upper NW’s. Very little thermal lift around with stable air along the coast – far inland there are some wave induced climbs to be had and of course the whole WC a wave flight playground today. I even found a good wave over Graafies and here is a strong climb of over 7m/s at De Doorns! The winds remaining NW all the way to the Tropoause for a 100kts finish.

CT – Looking very strong NW – a prefrontal trend with 30kts st TM top height. Those winds 20-30kts starting from 1000ft AGL in most places so def a day to just hang out on the beach and drink coffee perhaps. The rain reaching CT by 9/10ish tonight. Lots of rain with CB’s at midnight. See RB TH Graph.

RB – WWB is out! ;)

PV – Fresh NW winds on the mountains 20kts plus so probably a bit too strong.

Wilderness – Another light wind stable day on the cards. I don’t see any flying other than foefies in all the sites today. The north side of the Outie also way too strong. And the next two days are not any better either with those prefrontal NW winds making inroads into our area. (See Sedge Spot)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness… (See spot!)

PE and PA – Light offshores with some variableness in the surface flow. The upper winds all NW. Further east the NE is dominant.

EL – The NE winds are pretty fresh here…

Inland – A superb wave day in the WC SW region making it def not such a good day for propellor thingies with the fresh NW winds up there. 30kts in many spots on the grounds. See the Wave pattern of the surface winds. And a big wave over Graafies today too. lol :)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:18 and setting at 17:34 – day length 10:15. High tide was at 8:34 this morning and low tide is at 14:50. Another cold wintery day with light onshore winds. Perfect to go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(18 May 2021) 
Day 421 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Another great flying day all over the WC – flights at SLP, Du Toits and the GR. 50ks for Pieter and 60k out and return for Fanie and just loads of airtime all over. As they say, from hero to zero – today a bad day for flying almost everywhere with a new CF making its way towards CT. Strong NW winds settling in inland with a shallow cold coastal layer along the southern parts light southerly winds in general along the coasts – perhaps a tad more west in the west and east in the east. A blue day with no clouds expected and very little thermal lift anywhere. The strong NW winds though are again great for wave lift – see the RASP surface wind patterns so if you are in the know with a sailplane dude, ask for a flight. :) Winds are NW from surface to the Tropopause with a 90kt finish up there…

CT – After yesterdays epic a bit of a let down. The inversion around 1000ft with the fresh NW above that. 20kts from about 2000ft so just be wary if you go high… ;) The main mountains I think with the strong gradient probably making it a bit dicey to fly. Besides its very stable so just ridge lift mostly… ;) See Spots and TH

RB – WWB is out! ;)

PV – Fresh NW winds on the mountains 20kts plus so probably a bit too strong.

Wilderness – After such sweet stuff at Sedge yesterday today an absolute disappointment – light stable winds everywhere. Just above  our heads the NW is blowing. Its too strong for anything on the north side of us so… Maintenance and coffee time it seems! (See Sedge Spot)

Plett – The NW hanging out at Uppies so don’t get fooled by the lift profile ;) Its north and strong high up! (See spot!)

PE and PA – Offshore winds with the change from NW to NE as we move more towards the IOH dominance region. But it remain fairly light here all day too…

EL – Perhaps more of an NE trend here…

Inland – A good wave day in the WC SW region making it not such a good day for propellor thingies with the fresh NW winds up there. 20kts from 2k upwards and a bump now and then from any upwind mountain very possible… lol :)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:17 and setting at 17:35 – day length 10:17. High tide was at 7:18 this morning, low tide is at 13:31 an high tide again at 20:06. Another cold wintery day with light onshore winds. Perfect to go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(17 May 2021) 
Day 420 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Some great flying yesterday all over the WC – SLP delivered some good stuff and so too the GR coast. Today the SAH almost right over the entire country – still some cold unstable air around with some Q’s around the southern mountains mostly. Winds are very light N to NW inland with a SW start going to the S later on in the south. Climbs around 2-4k depending where you are so do go out and get some flying on this Monday. Winds are all SW from 8k and remains SW with a slight WSW trend at the Tropopause at 90kts.

CT – Looks like a great day of flying on the Peninsula with high base around 4k and sweet climbs from the right spot to base. SH will over something though you need to be closer to the big mountain to get into the good stuff. The main mountains also looking sweet with DTK after lunch and FH my spot for today I think. Dress warm out there! Lol ;)) See Spot.

RB – WWB is out! ;)

PV – Some climbs left to around 4k at lunch time. Light W winds….

Wilderness – Maybe the coast during the morning but it looks like Sedge is the spot for today with a chance of getting to 3k during the first morning sea breeze pulse. (yeah!) ;) Thereafter lowering to around 2k. The Outenikwas should be very sweet too with the winds going from SW to SSE later on. (See Sedge Soot)

Plett – I think today is Uppies’s day. Base around 4k from 11 onwards for a good day of flying out here. Def worth the trip. Even a chance of exploring some XC over the back. Maybe maybe Keurbooms could turn at lunchtime with enough S in it to offer something too. (See spot!)

PE and PA – The inland sights should offer something with lighter SW winds and less than yesterday along the coast. The SW still around for the day.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – A spectacular flying day out there with ight winds all the way to the inversion which should be around4-7k pending how far north we go. The Q’s over the bigger ranges. The general directions will be N to NW. :)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:17 and setting at 17:35 – day length 10:19. High tide was at 6:23 this morning, low tide is at 12:34 an high tide again at 19:06. Another cold wintery day with light onshore winds. Perfect to go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(16 May 2021) 
Day 419 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! That big old SAH pushing in the cold moist air behind the CF all over the WC today. Winds are all SW with some W and Southerly variations in a few spots. Lots of Q’s around with the odd shower in between. Base pretty good for this time of year – 3/4k on the west coast with a bit lower along the southern coastal areas. It is higher on the back ranges increasing further inland with 6/7k north of the SB ranges. Very unstable and very cold too! ;) There are some very wet spots around dampening the thermals, notably in the eastern areas of the WC. The wind is 5-10kts in general but along the eastern parts it increases with 20-30kts still out there. Winds remain westerly all the way to the Tropopause for a 80-90kts finish.

CT – A SW wind day with high bases around 4k. SH should work and also SLP. Bt I think my choice would be to try some XC flying from DTK to PV area. Just dress warm! Lol ;)) See Spot.

RB – WWB is out! ;)

PV – Some Q’s to the south with base around 4k. Sweet flying along the whole length of the range down to Renosterhoek today. 5-10kts SW with a smidgeon of S in it later.

Wilderness – Some good rain last night in into the morning but we should have enough clearing taking place for us to go fly. Again a cool winters day so dress warm! ;) Looks like a SW day along the coast with the wind increasing towards the east. We are expecting 10-15kts so it will be breezy. Probably the CP the place to be camping out today. :) Sedge showing a big sky but the winds higher up just too strong to make anything pleasant there today. Maybe Gideon on his HG…lol. (See Sedge Soot)

Plett – I think it’s a day to come visit us in Wilderness! ;) Just too much west in the wind here form the looks of it. And surprisingly Uppies not showing the good stuff despite the winds… (See spot!) lol

PE and PA – Strong SW winds here all day. 10-20kts plus in places.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Fresh SW winds all the way to north of the GE where it will veer more westerly. Some wintery showers passing on occasion. A good day to drink coffee unless you are a flying die hard! You could squeeze some flying in somewhere – Q’s all over with some lift in the right spots. Even for the propellor thingies… :)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:16 and setting at 17:36 – day length 10:20. High tide was at 5:42 this morning, low tide is at 11:52 an high tide again at 18:19. A cold wintery day with isolated showers and fresh SW winds. Perfect to go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 15 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)






(15 May 2021) 
Day 418 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The CF into CT with a vengeance. Strong winds and rain all day there… The front will move up the coast reaching the GR early evening with rain. Winds are all strong NW inland and along the west coast but along the GR it is light S to SE. This layer is very shallow (up to 1k in a few spots otherwise less) with the west to NW just above that. Not a flying day but there is that big wave possibilities up there – I found this almost 8m monster over Mount Fletcher! (See graph!) Winds remain NW with a 90kts finish up there.

CT – NW wind and rain. Maybe even some CB’s…

RB – Lol. ;)

PV – A perfect winter’s day – NW winds and rain with base well below the Mnt tops and cloud tops past 18k…

Wilderness – The CF moving towards Wilderness while we are having a beautiful day preceding the rain. Unfortunately its not good for flying. You might get an extended foefie at Sedge but I would be very wary of that – the morning shows a bit more depth in the coastal air but it gets eroded from mid day onwards and becomes very shallow by end of day (perhaps 500ft only) and there is a fresh west above us. So perhaps its better to wait for a gap tomorrow afternoon – with a bit of luck we might get into the air on the coast then. ;)

Plett – Maybe a short flying spell before mid day but again, I would be very wary about that – see the spot winds for TOL later in the day (over 40kts up there!) So with those high wind possibilities I would just rather stay put and drink coffee. ;) (See spot!) lol

PE and PA – A similar shallow SE flow along the coast here but perhaps a tad deeper than the GR. The west is just above that.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Rain in the west moving to the east reaching the GR coast by 9 this evening. Very strong NW winds inland trending west later on. A good coffee day. ;) The SAH pushing in behind the front reaches far south so it will bring very cold air in from tomorrow onwards… 30kts plus in most places. A good weather watching day with all the clouds moving in. :)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:15 and setting at 17:37 – day length 10:22. High tide was at 5:09 this morning, low tide is at 11:17 an high tide again at 17:48. A cool start with mid level clouds – wind remains light S to SE but the rain moves in early evening. Perfect to go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C. Enjoy the day! :)





(14 May 2021) 
Day 417 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Today the CF causing pre-frontal conditions all over the WC. Strong NW winds but for a selected few spots along the southern parts. These winds also bringing with it a good chance of some wave lift which probably makes the glider pilots among us drooling to be up there! (I see over Greyton some 5m wave going from 5k to well over 20k!) Warm temps inmost places 30 degrees or more but the extreme WC parts less than 20. Further inland it is very unstable with some climbs going to 14k – some beautiful Q’s inland probably making it look like a dreamy sky but of course those winds well into the 30kts region so not good for any of us! ;) Towards the coast the cold coastal air causing that very low inversion but also that bubble of calm. Winds almost SE along the southern parts during the morning but that will change during the day. The west coast with those strong gradient NW winds so probably not happening there either with the NW all the way up to the Tropopause for a 90-100kts finish.

CT – The Prefrontal NW starting to make inroads with 20kts at 1000ft. Big wave systems setting up in the lee of all those NW facing spots. Perhaps some sweet looking lentis could form to make you drool (or cover in fear!) ;)

RB – Hehaaa!!!  Lol. ;)

PV – Also those NW here with 20kts making it too much for any flying. It increases drastically with height.

Wilderness – After such a sweet surprise from yesterdays good flying today is the complete opposite. Very stable conditions along the coast but not far inland once you hit those NW winds the convection is pretty deep! But of course those winds just too much to handle for the average pilot. lol

Plett – From the Spot you get an idea of the WNW convection depth… (Check out those TOL winds!!!!!  (See spot!) lol

PE and PA – A very shallow NE flow along the entire eastern coast with some 15kts spots. It starts light and picks up during the day. Late afternoon perhaps a change from the west of PE side coming through as the wind goes to the W…

EL – Same as above.

Inland – A great Q filled sky but those winds just too strong to be up there in almost anything. Unless you are a glider pilot hunting for some wave lift to the west its best to just do some weather watching! ;) 30kts plus in most places…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:14 and setting at 17:37 – day length 10:23. Low tide is at 10:46. High tide is at 17:08. A shallow light cool onshore flow for most of the day. Perfect to go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature only 19 degrees C but just above the hill it is going to 28! Enjoy the day! :)





(13 May 2021) 
Day 416 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Yesterday saw another fantastic day of flying along the GR. Great coastal at mid day and sweet Sedge later in the afternoon. Today the SAH fading quickly as a strong CF makes its way towards the west coast. Inland the trough dominating along with the LSH – some sweet instability along the central interior with climbs to around 10/11k. The coastal areas along the south still with a lingering bit of instability to around 1500ft perhaps and the west-coast with a tad more over the mountains. Some Q’s around the SW areas of the WC. Winds are westerly in general with some SW spots along the south but from 3k upwards its west all the way along the southern parts but NW to the N. The wind finishes at the Tropopause at 80kns NW.

CT – the NW settling as the front approaches – it picks up a lot above the inversion with around 15kts at 3k but then quickly to 25kts at 4/5k. So lower its good but if you et up on the main mountains it might be a bit breezy up there. (See Spot and TH). ;)

RB – Hhhmmm WWB is out today. Lol. ;)

PV – W to NW winds with some climbs up to mountain top height. There’s a week convergence around the Bermuda triangle at lunchtime. See Spot. :)

Wilderness – It looks like a bit of a sea breeze pulse moving in at around 11 at Sedge. Climbs to just over 1000ft on the cards. It looks like it could be sweet around the lunchtime period. I think the coast probably too light today… (See Sedge Spot!) :)

Plett – It does look like Sedge is better. ;) (See spot!) lol

PE and PA – A sweet start with light winds but then the SW trend will pick up during the day finishing around 20kts.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Fresh NW winds north of the GE and more W to the southern parts. Breezy with 20kts plus in many spots but in the far south in the lower valleys it is a tad less. Perhaps not the best day to fly but doable for the propellor thingies. ;) …

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:14 and setting at 17:38 – day length 10:24. Low tide is at 10:18. High tide is at 16:37. A light offshore to start then going SW at late morning dropping again for the afternoon. Perfect to go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature only 16 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(12 May 2021) 
Day 415 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A sweet session yesterday at Sedge but a great little flight for Sean at NHP (see the pic of him looking at Kalkbay harbour.) Weatherwise its a very similar pattern to yesterday – the SAH along the west and south while the LSH dominating inland. Still that slight instability along the southern parts with climbs perhaps to 2/3k in the right spots but surprisingly stable conditions in further inland places. A few lost clouds along the southern parts today. Winds offshore along the coast inmost places but then the southerly winds will start. It is more SW along the central and eastern southern parts while the WNW is blowing far inland. From around 3k upwards the west dominates with a slight backing to the SW at the Tropopause for 70kts up there.

CT – Another beautiful day with light southerlies modified around the Peninsula – some SW bits at LH and SH. Instability to maybe 3k or just below over the Peninsula and perhaps its possible to fly along the NH peak again. The main mountains not so good with much more stable air and even a touch of SSE at FH… (See Spot and TH). ;)

RB – Hhhmmm WWB is out today. Lol. ;)

PV – Very inverted today with light SSW winds. Perhaps 1000agl lift bubble to play in. :)

Wilderness – After yesterdays sweet instability it look like we might have another go at the mid day flying pulse at Sedge. Climbs indicated to 2k – which is sweet for this time of the year. The main coast could perhaps offer something to play in as well around mid day but it des drop and back to the S and then SE late afternoon. (See Sedge Spot!) :)

Plett – And would you believe it somehow is not happening here today… ;) (See spot!) lol

PE and PA – The SW winds up here today all day long…

EL – Same as above.

Inland – The winds much lighter inland today and it does look like a great propellor thingy day. The West will pickup a tad in the afternoon but nothing too strong with less than 10kts south of the SB ranges. Some thermal over the bigger ranges with light playful climbs to a just a tad over the tops. A few lost Q’s over the tops of the higher ranges along the South… ;) …

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:13 and setting at 17:39 – day length 10:26. Low tide is at 9:51. High tide is at 16:08. A NW breeze during the morning changing to SW and then S for the afternoon. Perfect to go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature only 17 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(11 May 2021) 
Day 414 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH still dominating the WC weather except for the far inland parts where the LSH takes over things. Winds inland are all NW with some breezy spots with 20kts or more around the GE and other higher spots. Along the coast it is more moderate except in the east where the SW is blowing a bit. The southern parts light SW with similar stuff around the Peninsula and up the west coast. Still that sweet shallow instability to play with – light climbs to around 1-2k AGL in most of the popular spots. Some west coast and southern parts with early morning for – most should burn off during the day. The upper flow all goes W to NW from around 3k upwards. 60-70 W at the Tropopause.

CT – A light S to SW wind trending west with height. The inversion around 1k along the Peninsula. Probably some foefies at SH and LH. The main ranges looking very sweet especially FH (See TH there). ;)

RB – Hhhmmm WWB is out today. Lol. ;)

PV – Light sweet stuff to maybe 3k. Kardoesie looking better with the SW light winds. (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – It looks like we might be in for another sweet day at Sedge – the best times seems to be from 12 till 14:30. We might even have some sweet Q’s popping to help point out the convergence. :) The coast too light… (See Sedge Spot!) :)

Plett – Another sweet day for Uppies on the cards with climbs to 3k doable around mid day. That’s sweet for this time of the year. (See spot!) lol

PE and PA – The W to SW winds still blowing here but it does loose some steam between PE and EL. Some low cloud around here too with some of the coastal spots looking good.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Fresh NW winds inland from SB ranges and northwards. It is more westerly to the south. Again the sea breeze penetrating inland with light to moderate winds – 10-15kts perhaps up the SB. Could be sweet in a propellor thingy and even for a none propellor thingy too ;) …

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:12 and setting at 17:40 – day length 10:27. Low tide is at 9:25. High tide is at 15:40. Another light southerly day with lots of low cloud all day. Perfect to go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature only 16 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)






(10 May 2021) 

Day 414 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH still dominating the WC weather except for the far inland parts where the LSH takes over things. Winds inland are all NW with some breezy spots with 20kts or more around the GE and other higher spots. Along the coast it is more moderate except in the east where the SW is blowing a bit. The southern parts light SW with similar stuff around the Peninsula and up the west coast. Still that sweet shallow instability to play with – light climbs to around 1-2k AGL in most of the popular spots. Some west coast and southern parts with early morning for – most should burn off during the day. The upper flow all goes W to NW from around 3k upwards. 60-70 W at the Tropopause.

CT – A light S to SW wind trending west with height. The inversion around 1k along the Peninsula. Probably some foefies at SH and LH. The main ranges looking very sweet especially FH (See TH there). ;)

RB – Hhhmmm WWB is out today. Lol. ;)

PV – Light sweet stuff to maybe 3k. Kardoesie looking better with the SW light winds. (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – It looks like we might be in for another sweet day at Sedge – the best times seems to be from 12 till 14:30. We might even have some sweet Q’s popping to help point out the convergence. :) The coast too light… (See Sedge Spot!) :)

Plett – Another sweet day for Uppies on the cards with climbs to 3k doable around mid day. That’s sweet for this time of the year. (See spot!) lol

PE and PA – The W to SW winds still blowing here but it does loose some steam between PE and EL. Some low cloud around here too with some of the coastal spots looking good.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Fresh NW winds inland from SB ranges and northwards. It is more westerly to the south. Again the sea breeze penetrating inland with light to moderate winds – 10-15kts perhaps up the SB. Could be sweet in a propellor thingy and even for a none propellor thingy too ;) …

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:12 and setting at 17:40 – day length 10:27. Low tide is at 9:25. High tide is at 15:40. Another light southerly day with lots of low cloud all day. Perfect to go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature only 16 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

Day 413 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! We have less than ten and a half sun hours in a day now… Well, yesterday we had short magical window along the coast and it was so great to get back into the air. Today the SAH still dominating with a general westerly flow of air – breezy along the eastern coastal regions and moderating to the west and further inland. Some Q’s around in the southern areas with a few fog patches along the west coast areas. The southern coastal plains areas having a shallow unstable layer pushed in form the ocean – enough to actually have some fun in. Even along the west though not high, the shallow layer could offer something to get some airtime in it. Winds are west initially with height before backing to the SW for a 70kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – A southerly with instability to TM top height initially. The winds trend to the SW with height around 10kts. So the shore front with that typical SW flow around 10kts or a tad more. If the fog plays along it could be flyable here. The main mountains also with light promise. Up to 3k instability so DTK and FH offering something light to have un in. See Spot ;)

RB – Hhhmmm WWB is out today. Lol. ;)

PV – Here too a smidgeon more instability compared to yesterday. Still the SSW winds around and climbs to just over mountain top height. (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – After yesterday slate morning spell along the coast we might just have a bit more fun today at Sedgfield with a shallow bit of light instability – perhaps from as early as 10 till just after midday it seems. Climbs to just over 1000ft on the cards if you fly well… (See Sedge Spot!) :)

Plett – And Uppies has me excited for a late morning climb to cloud – looks like a bit of a sea breeze movement. (See spot!) lol

PE and PA – Again those SW to W winds here but not as strong as yesterday.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – The morning starting with light westerlies inland and then mid day sees the sea-breeze moving in form the south getting to the SW ranges by end of day. Winds picking up to 15kts in the strong spots – so a moderate day it seems. Could be sweet in a propellor thingy and even for a none propellor thingy too ?…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:11 and setting at 17:40 – day length 10:29. Low tide is at 8:59. High tide is at 15:11 and low tide again at 21:03. Light SW winds along the Wilderness side with a few clouds around. Perfect to go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature another 18 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(9 May 2021) 
Day 412 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH shaping a huge ridge over the entire country with loads of subsidence and pretty stable conditions all over the WC. Not much of a flying prospect unless you fly one of those propellor thingies. Or perhaps you can find a hill facing the wind and get some soaring done. Winds are NW around the west coast but trending to the S and SW. The south coast with strong westerlies and a WSW trend here and there. These follow the coast all the way past EL and its pretty breezy at 20-30kts in the east. Inland the coastal strength slowly abates and the wind backs to the S from Graafies and northwards. No clouds expected – a few perhaps over the Outenikwas or in the SW around Elgin. The winds remain SW trending S inland all the way to the Tropopause for a 50/60kts finish.

CT – A shallow NW flow but SW above that. Some fog patches in the early morning otherwise not a bad day for hiking or such. That inversion spoiling the fun (around 1k or less). Perhaps the main mountains might offer something ore with DTK and FH possibilities. There too we have the NW shallow flow going SW from 3k upwards or so… See Spot ;)

RB – Hhhmmm WWB is out today. Lol. ;)

PV – IT is flyable here and perhaps you can maintain or climb below the mountain tops. Again the wind are southerly to slight SW… (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – After the rain we are expecting a big day but alas. It seems not so. Very stable conditions with light lift around Serps and Sedge going to less than 800ft ASL. Less than 1m/s. And the winds are so funny here it seems laughable. Strong WSW out to sea with light fingers moving into Wilderness. Frustrating strength I think. Then offshore from 15/16:00 onwards. Looks like a strong gradient too with some fresh winds not far above our heads… (See Sedge Spot!) :)

Plett – More west but more chance of finding a climb at Uppies… lol

PE and PA – Super strong west to SW winds but no rain expected.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Fresh WSW in the south but moderating and backing got he south as we move inland. Some light thermic stuff further inland but it is still nothing to write home about. Could be sweet in a propellor thingy though…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:11 and setting at 17:41 – day length 10:31. Low tide is at 8:33. High tide is at 14:43 and low tide again at 20:35. Light to moderate WSW winds today but fresh west this evening, perfect to go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(8 May 2021) 
Day 411 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The SAH shoving that cut=off low out the way to the east while bringing in some cold moist air from the south with rain along the entire southern parts, clearing partially from the west later on. Winds are very strong along the GR and eastern southern coasts as the flow accelerates towards that cyclonic system. Loads of rain in that area – those CB’s also around PE and adjacent interior moving to the east during the day. Inland winds are all southerly and pretty fresh in the central parts with 20kts around the Graafies and De Aar areas. The rain all the way to the SB ranges. Loads of Q’s around too with low bases around the coast but rising steadily inland with around 3/4k AGL north of the SB ranges but for the most part its pretty rubbish out there.

CT – Winds are all Southerlies trending to the SW later on. Around 10-15kts in a few spots. Low base at 1/2k so flying around LH a small maybe. The direction not good for a wind-shadow so very cross conditions and probably with the associated trubs… The main mountains looking better with climbs to 4k around lunchtime. Worth checking out DTK then – if it doesnt rain!) ;)

RB – Hhhmmm not enough wind or right direction today. Lol. ;)

PV – A doable day with weak climbs to mountain top height perhaps a tad above. Winds 10 going to 15kts so perhaps a chance to drift down wind along the ranges… Chance of rain to the south. (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – Hhhmmm. Easy today. NFG! Lol. Strong wind and rain all day it seems… (See Sedge Spot!) :)

Plett – Worse than Wilderness. lol

PE and PA – And worse than Plett! Hehehe… Super strong west winds and rian.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Rain moving inland to perhaps just north of the SB ranges. It increase to the east inland of PE. Winds fresh southerlies all the way past Uppington! Not the time to be in the air really…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:10 and setting at 17:42 – day length 10:32. Low tide is at 8:05. High tide is at 14:13 and low tide again at 20:06. Strong west winds and rain. So dress up and head to the coffee shops either way go and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 17 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)






(7 May 2021) 
Day 410 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The Black SE is over and in its place a cut-off low has formed – the centre to the S of us and so too most of the rain. Still some influence along the southern areas with the Overberg taking the most rain with heavy showers along there today spreading to the GR by early evening. Winds there are SSW veering to the W as it moves over the GR and then to the NW offshore as it curls around that low – a very deep system that keeps the circulation going all the way to the Tropopause! Southerlies along the west coast with rain along the mountains in the late afternoon, and then W as we move inland veering to the N towards the central parts. The Trough active with CB’s along the central eastern areas – east of De Aar and Graafies. Its very strong along the southern coastal areas with 25kts plus and then also along the trough with 20kts surface winds. 100kts up there at the Tropopause and 30kts over CT.

CT – Those super strong stuff are done leaving a steady southerly with low clouds and chance of rain later on. The wind-shadow shaping up but it will be more to the east side of SH so not the best. The main mountains only marginal better with the southerly a bit dominant and that SW push shallow and coming in late. See DTK Spot…

RB – It just could be fun here today. Lol. ;)

PV – Some fun to be had around Kardoesie I think but a strong southerly trend in the winds so not the best but still the spot for the day. (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – A small chance of some flying to be had along the coast this morning before the strong WSW winds move in from the west. The wind will get pretty breezy well over 20kts. lol (See Sedge Spot!) :)

Plett – That WSW winds hitting a bit later here at mid day and not offering much here either. (See Spot)

PE and PA – PE with light WSW winds as we move into the change over to the NE winds at EL. This region not moving much with the end of day stil WSW in PE and NE in EL.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – The Overberg with loads of rain. Then those CB’s along the trough line to the east of De Aar and Graafies. Winds NW along the trough line but more west in the west. The cut-off low will bring more rain to the GR area in the evening that will move further inland. (Still deep deep instability so those drops could be BIG with a chance of some flooding)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:09 and setting at 17:43 – day length 10:34. Low tide was at 7:32. High tide is at 13:39 and low tide again at 19:33. A light wind morning with the WSW picking up in the afternoon. Go early and get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)






(6 May 2021) 
Day 409 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The so called Black South Easter continuing its dominance around the WC – the SAH and trough still cuddling up bringing us that strong SE winds and CB’ activity. CT area really taking the brunt of those deep SE winds today with 40ks and more in some spots this morning combined with a chance of CB’s and deep seated clouds and rain. A lot of the southern coastal regions experiencing similar stuff though a bit lighter winds though the Overberg and south coast regions can still get strong rains. Inland the wind curls around the trough point (It later will develop in a Low that I thought seems to want to be a cut-off low) but the circulation clockwise with the centre around the GR area or just offshore – it complicates the GR winds today going from E to S to W during the day. That inland flow also following this trend but mostly its NE in the east backing to the W in the west. CB also present in a wide area. The upper air winds doing a similar cyclonic circulation with height and only above 28k does it settle more into a NW pattern all over though 100kts over Graafies and just 30k over CT.

CT – Batton down and wait this one out. 40kts in many spots and rain with even a CB or two. :) The main mountains are the same. See the TH graph for RB…

RB – Lol. ;)

PV – The strong SE not getting here today so it does look like a mid day window as the west flow deepens. Kardoesie looking the most promising for a sweet flight after lunchtime. Still the best spot of the day I think… (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – No sunrise this morning and sporadic rain all over the show. Those winds not quite as strong as forecasted. To me it looks like you could squeeze a flight in around mid day as the wind goes S to SW – that is if the rain gives us a gap which is possible. lol (See Sedge Spot!) :)

Plett – Way worse than the Wilderness area from the looks of it … (See Spot)

PE and PA – A light start wind wise with a NE trend but it will increase during the late morning and early afternoon to finish off with 20-30kts in the late afternoon. A slight chance of rain.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Some strong North flows during the day. Lots of CB activity and rain inland in a broad area. The wind does trend a bit NE in the East and more W in the west but in general is north. Still a great day for weather watching. (Deep deep instability so those drops could be BIG with a chance of some flooding)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:08 and setting at 17:44 – day length 10:35. Low tide was at 6:50. High tide is at 12:57 and low tide again at 18:54. Fresh SE winds with some strong rain during the day. Put on your moon suit and go get high on life! ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)




(5 May 2021) 
Day 408 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! So no real flying news from yesterday (only hiking news) ;) And today that SAH position perfect for cuddling up along the extended interior trough bringing us those so called Black South Easter rain. Strong SE winds with rain for the next day or two on the cards – lots of deep instability with CB’s going all the way to near the Tropopause. The SE flow deep with a backing to the NE from around 8/10k and then NW above 12/14k. Low clouds along the southern coastal areas, rising further inland and to the west. So not exciting form a flying point of view. Lol.

CT – The strong SE flowing past out to SE at CP with a light SE that will increase in the late afternoon around CT area. It backs more east with height. The instability around here too so a good chance of some CB activity and rain around. Perhaps a wind-shadow flight in the afternoon at LH could be possible unless the CB activity messes things up. ;) The main mountains looking a bit better with a northerly start but then the NW to W working during the late morning mid afternoon. The wind is still east above that layer and still those CB activity making things very exciting so eyes wide open if you are desperate. See spot.

RB – Some Southerly later in the day flowing through but probably too light and those CB’s… ;)

PV – Northerly start but a west to NW moving in late morning so a chance of some flying here. Less of a CB chance but it is still there so it depends if those guys are around or not. Otherwise perhaps the best spot of the day… (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – Loads of clouds around (great sunrise hey!) with the promise of strong SE winds and rain to come. Probably more from mid day onwards on the rain department. Lots of CB activity so the rain a bit tricky to predict. Maybe a flight in the morning could be done at Map… lol (See Sedge Spot!) :)

Plett – Very easterly form early on already. So probably a no go day even if Uppies shows some climbs… (See Spot)

PE and PA – The SE winds changing here due to the trough influence. (it extends way out to sea this time) So lighter winds with even a SW flow around mid afternoon. This pattern extends past EL – lighter winds of 10kts at times perhaps but still a chance of CB activity here increasing later in the day…

EL – Same as above.

Inland – A general N to NW flow inland with the SE influence in the southern regions – it might extend to the SB later in the day. Of course those CB activity spicing things up out there all day… A great day for weather watching. (Deep deep instability so those drops could be BIG with a chance of some flooding)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:08 and setting at 17:45 – day length 10:37. Low tide was at 5:51. High tide is at 11:57 and low tide again at 18:01 this evening. A light SW start going to nothing and then light East for the late afternoon. Another perfect day to go play outside and to get high on life.. ;) Max temperature around 18 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(4 May 2021) 
Day 407 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The interior trough and LSH dominating most of the WC weather with the SAH just slightly offshore form the Cape with an influence along the coastal western parts. Winds are W to NW along the west coast mainly with lots of coastal fog around the west. It remains NW further inland but the inland trough with airflow from the far interior taking over bringing with it some super amazing soaring conditions. Also some instability with a chance for CB’s along the western interior that will spread a bit more to the east and southwards – around Middelburg by late afternoon. Base around the 12k mark for the interior with very manageable surface winds other than some gust front influences later on. The IOH having some influence in the far east with those NE winds but for the South coast areas its still light variable onshore flows from SW to East. Winds are NW from 5k everywhere and backs gently to the WNW to the Tropopause for a strong finish of 80-100kts.

CT – The surface wins flowing around the Peninsula. SW at SH and LH again but the SE poking its head out in the afternoon. Its more North above the inversion at TM top heights. The main ranges out of that mix and looking fairly good. Climbs to perhaps 6k on the cards in the right spot – some convergence around the DTK region. See spot.

RB – Looks like a lightish day with occasional winds in the right direction. :)

PV – A sweet day here form the looks of it with westerly winds and upper NW trend. Climbs to 6k in the convergence regions which moves from PV area then towards bumpy in the late afternoon. (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – Light winds for the morning with a SW early trend that will disappear to nothing around mid day then a SE trend after that. Not much in terms of instability with weak and low climbs if nay around Serps and Sedge. Im thinking of going to the Kammannasie ranges again today if anyone cares to join let me know. lol (See Sedge Spot!) :)

Plett – A day that is looking decidedly better than Sedge. :) (See Spot)

PE and PA – A W to SW pulse moving in around the PE area that will move eastwards but not quite make it to EL… Some 20kts spots…

EL – Those NE winds on fire here again today…. ;)

Inland – N to NW winds in the interior that will trend westerly later on. Loads of Q’s around with some rain and CB’s in the western interior. The sea breeze will move in again from the south in the late afternoon perhaps making it to the SW in a few spots. 15kts. Some strong convergence around again with sweet instability to 10/12k. Could be a nice day to be in the air… ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:07 and setting at 17:46 – day length 10:39. High tide this morning is at 10:23, low tide is at 16:44 this morning. A light SW start going to nothing and then light East for the late afternoon. Another perfect day to go play outside and to get high on life.. ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)






(3 May 2021) 
Day 406 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A sweet days of flying at DuToits yesterday for a lucky few who made the trip. Today the IOH dominating with a ridge over the interior while the trough is active along the western parts. Some CB activity over the west coast ocean in the afternoon – an unusual event. Winds are NW in the interior, N along the west, light and variable along parts of the southern coast and east in the east. Not much in terms of thermal activity – the windy conditions mixing the convective flow quite a bit plus low inversions along most of the lower lying areas near the coast. Hot temps in the south with the bergwinds active today and the NW direction not good for those inland northerly facing sites. Winds remain NW in general all the way up to the Tropopause for a 50kts finish.

CT – Northerly winds and fairly breezy with 30kts at TMT op at times. Thought there is a strong gradient so don’t be fooled into thinking its flyable. ;) Expect some mixing and turbulence and if you don’t get that you are lucky. ;) The main ranges showing some good lift to over 6k but again you have to contend with the fresh North and some mixing going on. (See DTK TH graph)

RB – Def WWB is out today… :)

PV – N to NW winds all day with breezy conditions. Not good for fluing – flying! (lol – good for flunging yes…) even if the spot is showing climbs to over 6k… (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – Bergwinds today until the afternoon where some east shows up. Not really a flying day but I’m sure someone will squeeze something out of the day again. ;) Sedge Spot showing amazing height gain at mid day… Hhhmmm.. Probably if you can get off on the northside I think you have a chance to get into that stuff… lol (See Sedge Spot!) :)

Plett – Like Wilderness but you need to take off to the north west! Maybe Buffels Nek ;) (See Spot)

PE and PA – The East winds dominating here at 20kts…

EL – Those NE winds on fire today…. ;)

Inland – The NW blowing today with over 30kts over the higher spots. It backs more west near the southern ranges. Not a nice day to be in the air… ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:06 and setting at 17:47 – day length 10:40. High tide this morning was at 8:37, low tide is at 15:04 this morning, high tide is at 21:35. Some fresh NNW bergwind gusty winds during the morning but moderating in the afternoon. Just perfect to go play outside and to get high on life.. ;) Max temperature around 25 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)






(2 May 2021) 
Day 405 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The LSH dominating the weather today with a trough along the west coast. N to E flows and something in-be-tween in most places. The exception around the southern coastal areas where s very shallow layer of SE to E winds flow along the coast below the upper offshore winds. It’s a pretty stable day in most places with light weak thermals except for the trough areas where the winds are fresh NE and some climbs to 5/6k AGL can be had. The winds remain northerly all the way up to the 14k level where it does a trick with some anticyclonic circulation over the little Karoo before eventually settling back to the WNW at the Tropopause at 20/30kts.

CT – A light SW surface flow around the LH and SH area but more southerly in the south. Above 1k its NE mainly. A sweet day above the inversion if ou can get there. I thought Africa Face could have something. The main ranges with the N influence. Maybe a good day but I’d be wary of the N flow up there though it does look pretty light in the southern regions. (See DTK TH graph)

RB – WWB is out today… :)

PV – It is very N to NE. I would go to PB today. IT could be great there…. (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – Light S to SE winds increasing to the east. Ver stable day out there with poor poor climbs. IT could go to 7ooft ASL but its very weak and peraps not enough to climb in. My option would be Buffs just after mid day. (Or Join us at DuToits farm) ;) (See Sedge Spot!) :)

Plett – Like Wilderness but worse! ;) (See Spot)

PE and PA – The East winds dominating here at 20kts…

EL – A light wind start with a Soft SE after that. It will go more East to NE at 10-15kts. ;)

Inland – All blue day out there with no clouds and strong winds from the north in the morning over the higher grounds. IT will moderate in some spots. The far NE inland areas its very strong NE winds (On the west side) But light in the little Karoo. Light thermals so perhaps a good propellor thingies day. For the DuTOits group it could be good or just too light. ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:05 and setting at 17:48 – day length 10:42. High tide this morning was at 7:21, low tide is at 13:38 this morning, high tide is at 20:07. Light S to SE winds making it perfect to go get outside and get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a cool 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)







(1 May 2021) 
Day 404 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A sweet sweet day at Sedge yesterday! Today the SAH shaping into a ridge with the LSH but widely spaced isobars with the trough along the west coast the only area with some breezy conditions. The thermal index pretty weak but still some flying to be nabbed if you are in the know. ;) A blue day on the cards except in the far east. Winds are all light S to SE with a N trend inland but then at 10k its all back to S again all the way to the Tropopause for a 30kts finish.

CT – A sweet wind-shadow day with light SE in a shallow layer quickly dropping to almost no wind at around 1500’. IT might even be a Africa face day with the E and NE trend up there. The main mountains offering a bit of something with sweet light thermals to around 4k. (See DTK Spot)

RB – Looks too light here all day long… :)

PV – There is a upper East trend but it is light so I think there will be enough to get you off at DK and KD. Climbs to 4k at best. (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – More S to SSE trend in direction, the usual weak stuff at Map but probably good for foefies with a bit more later in the day (It might be worth keeping tabs on it incase). Sedge still the goto spot of the day even though it is cross form the left it should be enough for late morning early lunch to get you up and around. (See Spot!) :)

Plett – Like yesterday similar to Wilderness – just not as good. ;) (See Spot)

PE and PA – Strong NW off shores to start but backing to the SW and then S later on while moderating to around 10kts.

EL – As above! ;)

Inland – A sudden contrast to the clouds it’s a clear blue day and good for propellor thingies to fly all over the show from the looks of it. Light winds with a north in the morning going more east during the afternoon. Later there is a light sea breeze pushing through form the south but it only gets into the little Karoo and not over the SB ranges. ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:05 and setting at 17:48 – day length 10:44. High tide this morning was at 6:24, low tide is at 12:38 this morning, high tide is at 19:00. Light SW to S winds making it perfect to go get outside and get high on life.. ;) Max temperature another cool 16 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)







(30 April 2021) 
Day 403 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Another sweet coastal flying day along the GR yesterday. Today the SAH dominating again but with even better flying conditions on the cards. Southerly winds all over the WC with a few variations in specific spots. The Southerlies blowing far to the north past Upington. The CB activity confined to the far NE parts of the countries interior. Some beautiful Q’s around the 4k level AGL almost everywhere around in the WC. A tad higher over the bigger ranges. The winds remain southerly all the way to the 18k level where it veers a tad to the SW al th way to the Tropopause for a 50kts finish.

CT – Base around 4k with the SE all the way up there – it does back-off up there though so looks like a wind-shadow during the morning but seems to erode after mid day – so keep an eye on things. The SE dominating the main mountains but a shallow S to SW popping up from DTK and further north so it might be possible to get up somewhere but I would remain around the flats to avoid some of those bumps. But it could be a day to fly some distance to the north… (See DTK Spot)

RB – It is looking like a sweet day here. Probably from late morning… :)

PV – A lot of S and SE higher up but def a chance to get off and fly. Climbs to 5k doable and flying to the north on the cards. But watch any scratching…! (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – A sweet light W start before going SW. I think the coastal spots will be amazing enough but Sedge looks like it is going to go off. Def the day to practice thermaling all the way up to cloud base which looks like it could be as high as 3k! (You could hop over the back with that.) ;) Serps also offering the same stuff with a good soaring space over the flats towards Karatera. (See Spot!) :)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness – just not as good. ;) (See Spot)

PE and PA – Strong SW winds here that will moderate a bit form the west.

EL – As above! ;)

Inland – Those sweet looking skies ll over the show though there is a chance of some OD in many spots. Even a slight chance of some rain around mid day. The southerly winds around 10kts with some spikes to 15ks here and there. I think a happy day for flying for the soaring pilots… ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:04 and setting at 17:49 – day length 10:46. High tide this morning was at 5:37, low tide is at 11:49 this morning, high tide is at 18:08. Light SW to S winds making it perfect to go get outside and get high on life.. ;) Max temperature another cool 17 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)






(29 April 2021) 
Day 402 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A sweet day at Sedge yesterday was a pleasant surprise for a lucky couple of pilots. Today that SAH strong and heavy as it pushes in the CF air from far south. Cold, windy and rainy conditions in most places of the WC. A strong trough inland with CB’s along a NW/SE line De Aar and Middleburg and beyond region. Strong W winds along the southern coastal areas, southerly inland and SE to S along the west coast. Base varying from 2k to 4k in most spots. Winds go NW from 10k upwards except for over the CT region where it remains SW until just before the Tropopause before also going WNW – 60/80kts.

CT – Strong and deep SE winds with no wind-shadow around. Base at 3/4k. IT should clear more later in the day. The main mountains also not good with the strong 25kts plus winds coming over the back. (See RB Spot)

RB – If you are an early bird it should be amazing soaring from sunrise till it gets strong or bumpy. :) (See Spot!)  ;)  

PV – Hhhmmm… I think too strong and too south to even SE in the south. Some climbs to just over 5k doable. It gets markedly better to the north. Kardoesie a smidgeon of hope though I think too strong there too. (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – Strong westerly winds to start off but from lunchtime it will become more SW and moderate a bit. The big rains seems to be moving in from late afternoon so it does look like a window of coastal soaring is on the cards. But perhaps there is also a chance at Sedge though I think it is a bit on the strong side… ;) (See spots)

Plett – Lots more west for long it seems. With more rain… (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Super strong SW winds all day long with rain.

EL – As above! ;)

Inland – Very cold and fresh southerly winds all day long all the way past the GE even. Those CB very active in the trough with Graafies, Middelburg and De Aar lining up along that CB line. Not a flying day but I bet the farmers are happy.  ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:03 and setting at 17:51 – day length 10:47. Low tide is at 11:05 this morning, high tide is at 17:21. Strong West to SW winds with rain especially in the late afternoon. Dress warm and go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature another cool 16 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(28 April 2021) 
Day 401 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The interior trough along the western parts while the SAH dominates in the remainder of the WC with left overs form the CF and another approaching the WC. Winds are southerly along the west coast and southern coastal areas except for the easter parts where the East from a weak IOH is persisting. Lots of moisture around with rain but some partial sunny spots in a few spots but over all temps are pretty low. Even some CB’s in the central interior around Middelburg area. The winds in the interior once again N to NW north of the GE line. Winds go N to NW from 5k upwards with a 80kt finish at the Tropopause.

CT – A fresh southerly day with base around 2k. It might clear partially later on as the cloud depth decreases during the day. 20kts so probably not good for flying. Even the main mountains with the fresh southerly making for cross and mixing winds.

RB – It just could be a really great day of flying here for the hangies today. All day! (See Spot!)  ;)  

PV – A southerly day and fairly fresh so perhaps not the best day to fly but Kardoesie might offer something with a lighter start and some clouds around 4/5k after lunch. The wind does get fresh here to in the afternoon. (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – Finally it looks like we might get some flying done today – Sedge the spot by the looks of things. Climbs to around 1k with a southerly trend perhaps but enough to get some airtime I think. Maybe some of the coastal spots might also offer something though it looks a bit on the light side. Maybe with some luck something stronger might pop in. ;) (See spots)

Plett – Similar trend so it just might work – perhaps a bit more in the SE department lol (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – The East winds looking to still dominate here for the day…

EL – As above! ;)

Inland – A beautiful light wind morning in the interior but for north of the GE where the NW is blowing from early already. The little Karoo with sweet air until just after lunch when the southerly starts to make an appearance. It will pick up with many spots over 20kts in the late afternoon.  ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:02 and setting at 17:52 – day length 10:49. Low tide is at 10:23 this morning, high tide is at 16:28. A light wind in between cold front day. A chill in the air but perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature another cool 16 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)







(27 April 2021) 
Day 400 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The CF moving into the entire WC region with low clouds and rain mostly around in the western parts. Winds are generally westerly with a southerly trend in some parts around the SW section of the WC. Some instability around but the thermal index not that great – seems the winds are breaking up and mixing things up a bit so expect some turbulent flying if you get a chance to fly. Loads of clouds around today too and way up north to past the GE regions – all westerlies up there btw. The winds become lighter around the SW corner so if the clouds lift then some flying should become possible. Winds are NW higher up all the way with a slightly more west in it at the Tropopause 60kts.

CT – A SW start to the day with base up to 2k otherwise lower in most spots. The winds become lighter later with a more South trend. The mountains looking very OD with varying areas of rain and lifted bases – some as high as 3k perhaps. SLP looking not too bad in the morning but signs of the southerly popping in after lunch so be wary… ;) (See SLP Spot)

RB – A WWB day! ;)  

PV – NW to W winds with cloud low along the mountains. A Chance of rain on and off. If you fly be careful of cloudsuck and being trapped on the mountains… (See Spot) :)

Wilderness – Another tricky day with mixed reports – some rain just after lunch but perhaps it will be more along the mountains. Winds are very westerly with sporadic SW spurts during the day. The mid day pulse probably the best one – so Sedge and even the coast could work for a bit. Sedge looking a bit bumpy to me with the upper flow fairly brisk at 15kts around 1k and up. Very west so be wide awake. Lol. Another WYSIWYG day! ;) (See TH graphs and spots)

Plett – Similar trend with fresh west flows and sporadic climbing pulses popping through. lol (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Strong SW winds all day with rain mostly just inland…

EL – As above! ;)

Inland – Strong West winds everywhere that will trend more southerly in the southern parts in the afternoon… Rain also around especially along the western mountain ranges. These will spread more eastwards during the day reaching the Kammannasie ranges in the later afternoon.  ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:02 and setting at 17:53 – day length 10:51. (Feel the pinch of winter approaching!). Low tide is at 09:43 this morning, high tide is at 15:57. Lots of high cloud around later and moderate SW winds. Perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature another cool 18 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(26 April 2021) 
Day 399 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! That CF making inroads into CT today and will spread along most of the WC during the day. Strong NW winds expected except along the southern coastal regions where there are some varying winds on the cards but just above our heads the NW will dominate. ;) Rain with CB activity in a few spots around the SW areas spreading to the inland regions of the GR by mid day and the afternoon. Hhhmm… It does not look promising for flying today – lots of thick upper air clouds around stopping even the sail planes form exploring the chance of strong waves today. We should have gone to Barberton where conditions are looking really epic! :) Enjoy guys! ;) Back home the winds go 20kts NW from 1/2k and then increases all the way to the Tropopause for a 80kt finish up there.

CT – Strong NW winds with a chance of CB activity. 20kts plus all over so I doubt flying is doable – even for the hangies… (See CT TH graph)

RB – A WWB day! ;)  

PV – Strong N to NW winds so even though it might look sweet for a while around mid day the winds will probably be too strong A chance of CB’s and rain too… (See Spot)

Wilderness – Hhhmmm another terrible day that seems so tricky to predict. Winds seem all over the show. Strong NW winds above with some changing surface flows. Rain around that will impact the surface winds too. The Sedge Spot is looking dismal (yesterday it still looked sweet so we had high hopes!) But today is a bit of a guessing game form the looks of it. So my forecast is WYSIWYG! ;) (See TH graphs and spots)

Plett – Looking worse than Sedge today! lol (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Light variable winds with the NW inland trend but NE around PA and eastwards.

EL – Totally NE dominance again! ;)

Inland – A strong NW wind day with 30kts plus in some high ground areas. CB activity spreading along the southern mountains ranges in the southern parts from the west. Hhhmmm not a flying day. ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:01 and setting at 17:54 – day length 10:53. (Feel the pinch of winter approaching!). Low tide is at 09:03 this morning, high tide is at 15:16 and low tide again at 21:14. A high cloud day with light to moderate SW winds. Perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a cool 18 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(25 April 2021) 
Day 398 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! So a few lucky pilots managed some sweet flying at Sedgefield yesterday for a surprising day of good flying. Alas, it seems we are back to the winter blues with dominating northerly winds and a shallow cold ocean layer around the coastal areas. A chance of some fag patches along the west and southern coasts again while the inland air with the strong subsidence has caused lots of stable conditions around most of the WC. The LH bringing in the N to NW flows inland that is combining with a CF that is pretending to be a cut-off low to the west of CT. Strong NW flows around the CT area. The only instability to be found around the North side of the GE. Winds are fairly strong with 20kts plus over the higher mountains. It remains NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 60kts finish.

CT – It is one of those days that might have some sweet spots of flying – strong NW around TM top but quite a gradient setting up in-front of that big old rock. Chace of some fag patches, thick upper air clouds and a chance for some hangie 12 apostle stuff – all depending on the gradient. The main mountains also a maybe – perhaps if you stay low around launch height but it is fairly fresh from 3k and higher. (See CT TH graph and DTK Spot)

RB – A WWB day! ;)  

PV – A smidgeon of lift to mountain top height around lunch time. Else breezy N to NW with some W later on. (See Spot)

Wilderness – Hhhmmm as stable a day as they come! Lol. Surprising after yesterdays Sedge instability. Hot inland temps with a NW flow. Shallow cold ocean air circulating around the coast – it trends SSW for a while but later light SE. Or it could just end up doing what ever it wants. ;) (See TH graphs and spots)

Plett – Looking worse than Sedge today! lol (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – The IOH dominance still felt with those NE winds all day here…

EL – As above! ;)

Inland – A clear day with no clouds. Stable around the southern Karoo with NW winds everywhere – breezy in parts. Very! ;) North of the GE there is some thermal with climbs to 12k even at lunchtime. Choose the wrong spot and you could see some heavy bumps! ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 7:00 and setting at 17:55 – day length 10:55. (Feel the pinch of winter approaching!). Low tide is at 08:24 this morning, high tide is at 14:36 and low tide again at 20:34. Another foggy start but a chance of some clearing with sun. Light light winds all day. Not too perfect but still go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a cool 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(24 April 2021) 
Day 397 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! So a sweet day yesterday for a few hikers that went up the Kammannasie mountains. Your truly being one of them. ;) 50ks XC but some amazing scenery over those majestic mountain ranges… Today not as good. The IOH to the east (NE winds along the eastern coastal areas) while the inland trough is along the west coast (N to NW winds along the western interior and down towards FH region even) with wide isobars and the southern coastal areas in a col region between the IOH and SAH still with those pesky fag patches appearing where ever there’s cold enough oceans around. Not the best da of flying on the cards though there are a few convergence regions that will offer some good flying for the sharp sticks. Should be a blue day. Winds are light to around 10k where it is decidedly NW and breezy going West with a slight S to the west up at the Tropopause of 40kts..

CT – A shallow SE flow with a strong inversion around 1k for the day. A good wind-shadow day from the looks of things. The main mountains with a low inversion around 3k with a few spots more than that. But just above the inversion the wind is breezy from the N to NW. FH looks too much SE in it… (See DTK Spot)

RB – A frustrating light day form the looks of it. But maybe? ;)  

PV – A inverted day with few things going above 2/3k. Northerly above that… Hhhmmmm (See Spot)

Wilderness – Hhhmmm those fag patches are persistent. Still around today but with a chance of some clearing around Sedge perhaps. (Looks more in the late afternoon again.) We might get up at Sedge with a southerly wind to 800ftASL. Lunchtime the best time. As for the rest its just weak…

Plett – Looking worse that Sedge today! ;) (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Strong NE winds all day here…

EL – As above! ;)

Inland – Another clear day with no clouds expected except in a few convergence spots. Westerly in the west but S to SW in the east pretty far inland. Some interesting convergence areas around the Middelburg region. Hhhmmm. Climbs to 12k here. To the south the Kammannasie ranges with lower tops – some spots to 7k (yesterday it was 10). A bit more wind higher up today…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:59 and setting at 17:56 – day length 10:57. (Oh o… - we now have less than 11 hours of daylight in a day!). Low tide is at 07:43 this morning, high tide is at 13:55 and low tide again at 19:09. Another foggy day probably with light winds… Not too perfect but still go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a windy cool 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(23 April 2021) 
Day 396 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The IOH dominating strongly in the east while the tail end of a double CF approaches CT. A coastal low making its way to the east along the coast reaching Wilderness area just after lunch. Still those pesky fag patches along the westcoast and parts of the southern coastal areas but with soe clearing as the front moves in and chances the airmass somewhat. Climbs to 10k or more to the north of the GE with progressively less the closer to the coast you get except over the higher mountains. It looks like a no cloud day. A tad disappointing along the west coast with the prefrontal effects making inroads to the south western parts of the WC (CT area). So strong NE winds along the south eastern coastal areas but making way for the WSW low moving up the coast – will reach Eersterivier by end of day (shy of Jbay). Winds go NW from 3k upwards but then changes to the south in the eastern parts of the WC but more west in the west with 60kts at the Tropopause.

CT – Very foggy with NW winds – it gets breezy at TM top height so a strong gradient around there. Along the main mountains some flying to be had in the lower areas but it does get strong from 4k upwards. So watch places like FH. (See DTK Spot)

RB – Another WWB day… ;)  

PV – A light W with some convergence around the BP areas after lunch. But it’s a mild day so just above the peaks kind of scratchy flying until you get the convergence where you can get to 4/5k. ;) (See Spot)

Wilderness – The fag patches should be clearing today as the westerlies move in. IT suddenly looks promising for some local flying with the coast maybe offering something from lunchtime onwards. It looks a tad west but might be enough up to stay up. ;) Sedge also looking better than yesterday so this might be the better spot to go to… (See Sedge Spot). ;) I have included the convergence over the Kamanasie ranges with a spot – this is still where I’m off to today. ;)  

Plett – Outlook seemingly worse than Wilderness with the SE winds dominating until mid afternoon when the west pushes in. But its pretty west then. (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Strong NE winds all day here…

EL – As above! ;)

Inland – A clear day with no clouds expected. NW winds to the north of the GE with west in the southern parts. 10-15kts with a few 20kts spots over the higher mountains. The southern parts starting of light west to NW but the sea breeze moving in from the south in the late afternoon with 15kts to 20kts in places. Climbs up t 10k over the bigger ranges.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:58 and setting at 17:57 – day length 10:58. (Oh o… - we now have less than 11 hours of daylight in a day!). Low tide is at 06:59 this morning, high tide is at 13:10 and low tide again at 19:09. A westerly flow form mid day up to 10kts perhaps. Perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a windy cool 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)






(21 April 2021) 
Day 395 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! A double CF approaching the WC but before that the IOH and inland trough dominating – strong East winds along the east and southern coastal areas while most of the inland areas are NW to W with super good soaring conditions around. CB’s in the central eastern parts. ;) Again those coastal fag patches along the southern parts and also around the Peninsula and west coast this morning – a partial clearing in some areas only. Looks you need to go a bit inland to get into some air that will be flyable! A general N to Nw along the west coast. Climbs varying from 3k to over 6k in a few lucky spots. The south coast areas more stable with 1-2k only. OF course further inland it does improve. Winds are NE from 3k backing to the N then NW with a strong turn to the south from around 14k upwards and an unusual South finish of 50kts at the Tropopause.

CT – If the mist stays away it could be sweet around the Peninsula. Light N winds but local changes with soe apps predicting SW along the LH areas coast. The main mountains looking very  good with NW wind in general and climbs to 6k (or more for FH but changing from 14:00 onwards there). Could be great in the mountains but watch for strong NNW high up at times… (See DTK Spot)

RB – Another WWB day… ;)  

PV – W to NW day with weak climbs to 4/5k at most. (See Spot)

Wilderness – Another fag patchy day but we hope there will be some clearing – enough to fly at least! Winds are predicted to increase to 20kts and more with a bit of an east trend which is not the best for us. Probably blown out by mid day. Even Buffs are in the mist and blown out form early according to the forecasts. If you are a brave soul (nut) you could get high at Sedge though! ;)

Plett – Outlook similar to Wilderness but there is some hope for Uppies with some early clearing and sun! ;)

PE and PA – Strong NE winds all day here with a chance of rain especially in the east…

EL – Some rain around especially for the morning that is effecting the winds a bit. Lighter than expected with a straight east later on… ;)

Inland – Those CB’s around in the eastern interior around Graafies region. Winds there from East in the south to NW in the north. Some strong spots with the gust fronts around – over 30kts at times. Otherwise to the west it is fair weather Q’s with base around 15k. Winds NW 10-20kts in some spots. A great soaring day out there… East to SE winds in the southern interior but north of the GE it is all NW winds.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:58 and setting at 17:58 – day length 11:00. (Only 11 hours of daylight time now!). Low tide is at 06:07 this morning, high tide is at 12:16 and low tide again at 18:20. A partly misty cloudy day with fresh SE winds later on - perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a windy cool 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)







(20 April 2021) 
Day 394 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH dominating to the south of us with a ridge along the southern parts, joining the LSH with a trough along the west coast. The winds Se along the south curling around CP with a SW to W and then NW component along the west coast as it joins the trough flow. NW further inland once again with still those sweet high clouds and some lekker flying along the interior and especially the west. Some coastal fag patches along the southern and western coastal areas too. Those CB’s have moved off to the eastern interior. Instability a tad low along the coastal areas increasing as we move inland. The winds going NW from around 3/4k except along the west where its NW from the surface up. West around 18k with a slight WSW up at the Tropopause at 50kts.

CT – Another sweet light wind day with some apps showing a light east to NE component to 4k. That means Africa face should be cool during the morning! :) The usual light SW along the SH and LH sides. The main mountains with some good flying with NW flows and late climbs to 6k perhaps. (See DTK Spot)

RB – Another WWB day… ;)  

PV – Westerly flow trending more NW with hight. Looks like some convergence from 15 onwards between DK and PV. Climbs to 6k then. (See Spot)

Wilderness – A light wind start with a SW trend but later in the afternoon some SE moving in from the east. It does not seem to make it to Map unfortunately. But Sedge could give us something around lunchtime today. Perhaps Gerrickes for a bench up and even Buffs late morning….

Plett – Outlook here is worse than Sedge. ;)

PE and PA – The SE going more easterly here with a NE to the east. Around 10-15kts at most.

EL – Same as above but more NE… ;)

Inland – NW winds all the way trending more W in the southern parts. Still those good Q’s in the interior with CB in the western parts. Some strong gust front flows expected out there too… 12k bases from the looks of it.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:57 and setting at 17:59 – day length 11:02. High tide is at 10:54 this morning, low tide is at 17:13. A high cloud day but light winds so perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a windy cool 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(20 April 2021) 
Day 393 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The IOH dominating with a huge ridge along the southern parts – strong east winds along the coast again but the direction with more of an easterly component. Some CB activity around the southern mountains and coastal areas that will clear during the day and spread northwards. Winds inland NE to Northerly trending more NW later in the day. Some sweet Q’s north of the GE again today with some good flying. The Winds around CT curling in from the SE flowing around the Peninsula with a SW component along the west coast. Winds much lighter today probably bringing some big fire fighting relief! Above the inversion winds do a long slow backing from the NE to N then W to finish with a SW at the Tropopause around 50kts.

CT – A light wind day with the inversion around 1/2k. It is NW above that with a S to SW flow below. There should be a good wind-shadow shaping up today. The main mountains also looking really good with climbs peaking just above 6k. (Se DTK Spot)

RB – And it is WWB outing time… ;)  

PV – Light W to SW winds for the most part with a slight SW push later in the afternoon from the south. There is a convergence spot setting up at Bumpy around 15:00 with climbs to just over 7k form the looks of it. Hhhmmm…. (See Spot)

Wilderness – Those thunder storms cracking up the skies this morning. They should clear and move of to the north and westwards during the course of the morning. The wind is still on for SE but it goes East and then NE very quickly with height. So Map could have a very short window but with so much east in the forecasts it sounds like a real mis and hit affair. It should be blown out and if it does slack off a bit its probably because of the east component. See the Map TH graph for 11:30.

Plett – Same as above… ;)

PE and PA – The NE flow really strong out to sea but slightly less along the shores…. The rain and those CB activity – they hang around here for longer from the looks of it…

EL – Same as above… ;)

Inland – Looks like a Du Toits morning up to 14:00 when the SE will push in. Of course the CB;s not really making that an option. Lol. The inland winds of NE backing to the NW later in the day. A few strong spots around with 20kts on the cards. CB’s hanging around in the east all day. But in the far north and west things are really good with NW winds and sweet climbs to 13k. (That’s where we should be!)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:56 and setting at 18:00 – day length 11:0. High tide is at 8:54 this morning, low tide is at 15:30. The CB’s should clear during the morning with a windy day later on. Still perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a windy cool 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)







(19 April 2021) 
Day 392 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! Today the SAH pushing in hard behind the CF. Very strong SE winds all over the show with a bit more south to the east and more east in the west. Lots of rain along the southern parts clearing as we move inland. The CF air with SE winds up to around 6/7k then it starts to back quickly with a westerly flow form 10k and upwards. There is a slight chance of some CB activity for inland along the GE area where the skies are actually amazing for flying. The inland LH does a sweet anticlockwise circulation bringing in some amazing soaring conditions to the central Groot Karoo areas today. High bases and sweet climbs to 14k with 10-15kts winds. That’s where we all should be! ;) Winds are W to WNW all the way to the Tropopause for a 60kt finish up there.

CT – Very very strong SE winds with 40kts plus at times this morning (I hope that fire is under control!) So not good news for that. Def no flying on that side with a deep flwo and not a usable wind-shadow shaping up. SE along the main mountains all day long. (See RB TH graph)

RB – Probably too strong and a bit too much east but its probably worth checking it out. Test your bravery!  ;)  

PV – IT is vert stable in most forecasts but for a small window to the north around Kardoesie. The upper flow is still east though it could be light enough to fly from here (See Spot) lots of upper clouds form the looks of things. PV probably too much east on the top and PB with the right wind direction (sort of) but stable form a thermic department) Hhhmmm…. (See Spot)

Wilderness – An easy forecast today. Strong SE wind and rain. All day. ;)

Plett – Same as above… ;)

PE and PA – More Southerly in wind direction otherwise similar as above…

EL – Southerlies and rain all day long… ;)

Inland – The SE winds penetrating all the way to the GE areas with a chance of rain. Cloud base from low around Oudshoorn rising steadily to 7/8k north of the SB ranges. But then North of the GE the wind is NW with high bases and good flying.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:55 and setting at 18:02 – day length 11:06. High tide was at 7:27 this morning, low tide is at 13:48 and High tide at 20:27. A hot cloudless day with light winds – perfect for everything. Do go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a windy rainy and cold 18 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)






(18 April 2021) 
Day 391 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people! The SAH helping to race a CF in towards the WC – the CF striking CT from this evening and early morning tomorrow for the GR area. Some IOH dominance in the east with NE winds along the costs but then the inland trough setting up along the western parts of the WC with strong soaring conditions – high bases near 15k from the Worcester mountains stretching to the north as far as the eye can see. Winds inland are all W to NW and fairly fresh with the approaching front. Even CT very pre-frontal with some strong N to NW winds – 30kts from 2k upwards already in some spots this morning. For the rest of the area the instability stretching to the southern mountains but the coastal plains very stable. Only a shallow ocean layer bringing some light relieve for the hot temps expected today. (and of course those stable none flying conditions!) ;) Winds are W to NW from 2k upwards all the way to the Tropopause – 30-40kts from 3k upwards.

CT – Strong inversion with N to NW initially but it does trend a tad more WSW later in the day with signs of some moderation then – so maybe a chance of a flight somewhere. The main ranges also looking very strong but of course those epic strong thermic stuff just inland (Look for those high Q’s this afternoon out there). Probably too strong for the PG and HG pilots… ;)

RB – WWB is out and about! ;)  

PV – Some high climbs out there but also some strong NW winds. 15-20kts making it too strong for safe flying in a PG and only very brave Hangies could do it (But I don’t know any of those any more) ;) (See Spot)

Wilderness – Another hot and inverted day. Surface winds are all light SW starting but ending more Easterly. Inversion top from 3ooft to 500ft. Looks like a beach hangout day to me. ;) Its W to NW above that.

Plett – Same as above… ;)

PE and PA – The IOH mixing things up here. The NE wind starting to hangout increasing towards the East.

EL – Strong NE winds. ;)

Inland – Hot hot conditions with some pre-frontal stuff around – strong West winds moving in form the west in the afternoon – those super high stuff helping with that flow in the west. In the central parts its all NW to W winds 15-20kts. Not the est fo flying days! ;) But a challenge for soaring pilots to explore 15k bases along the western regions today…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:55 and setting at 18:03 – day length 11:08. High tide was at 6:36 this morning, low tide is at 12:49 and High tide at 19:17. A hot cloudless day with light winds – perfect for everything. Do go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a windy and cool 25 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 







(17 April 2021) 

Day 390 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! After the strong SE winds yesterday some pretty stable conditions settling in today all over the WC. The exception is the Western parts with some good spots around in the Swartland valley. Bumpy peak supposed to each 10k in the convergence after 15:00 today. ;) For the rest the IOH dominating with strong NE flows along the eastern parts of the Southern coasts. It does get lighter towards CT where t curls more towards the west as the inland flows is effect by a weak trough along the west. Very light winds for the most part across the entire region – 10-15kts at most. No clouds once again. For the most part it is a weak day with low climbs. Winds go West form 3k upwards and then SW from 19k and continues to back to the S at the Tropopause for a 30/40kts finish.

CT – A very shallow S to SW flow and super strong inversion all day. (From near the surface to close to TM top!). Light SW trend around the LH and SH areas. The main mountains looking better with DTK offering some climbs to 5/6k perhaps.

RB – Another light no fly day today… ;)  

PV – Again a very slow start but a strong finish especially at Bumpy form 15 onwards. Here in the convergence you could get to 10! And the winds are not that strong either. So maybe some cool video and pic opportunities! ;) Else its light Westerlies all day… (See Spot)

Wilderness – A lighter S to SE day with frustrating stable conditions – Sedge offering just over launch hight – so maybe we are lucky or it could suck even more! ;) Perhaps something might happen at Gerrickes for a bench-up. Map dismal weak. Buffs a maybe…

Plett – Same as above… ;)

PE and PA – Super strong NE winds here all day long!

EL – Same as above!!! :)

Inland – Stable stable and weak conditions mostly. Perhaps over the bigger mountains some climbs to 7/8k (Only over the highest parts of the SB ranges) otherwise a super day for propellor thingies out there!

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:54 and setting at 18:04 – day length 11:10. High tide was at 6:01 this morning, low tide is at 12:09 and High tide at 18:31. A cloudless day with light winds – perfect for everything. Do go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a windy and cool 18 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 






(16 April 2021) 
Day 389 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The CF heading strongly up into the Northern parts of KZN while the SAH is pushing in behind it (it will morph into the IOH) with strong easterly flows. It is slightly ENE inland remaining like that all day – even far north of the GE. The flow depth up to 6/8k level in some spots. Some spots going over 20kts and of course the southern coast with over 30kts in spots. The flow does bypass CP leaving CT with light SW winds as it curls around back towards the west coast. No clouds today. Stable conditions near the coasts with climbs between 500ft and 1500ft. The first mountains some spots reaching 5k. Further north still 5k AGL at most. The wind goes W above the inversion and remains westerly all the way to the Tropopause where it does a bit of a funny dance around today ;)

CT – Light SW to S flows around the Peninsula with a lekker convergence over the Cape flats. A bit of a low inversion around LH and SH so not much expected along the northern parts but Africa face looking thermic with light NE to N winds at the top – so maybe a window to fly here. The main ranges with SE winds but from 14:00 onwards the west flow moving in and climbs to 5k or so possible.

RB – A no fly day today… ;)  

PV – A slow start but a sweet window from 13/14:00 onwards with the best spots to the south from Dasklip launch. Perhaps making it to 6k even. Light winds today with maybe just over 10kts surface winds from the SW later on. (See Spot)

Wilderness – A strong ESE wind day expected with Map showing promise for a short window in the morning. From mid/late morning it looks blown out. Strong at the other spots so probably not worth looking at them. Buffs blown out at sunrise already it seems.

Plett – Same as above… ;)

PE and PA – The SE winds losing momentum as we move closer to the CF effected area… So from PE it starts to veer to the S towards EL and drops in strength…

EL – The SE to S winds could make all those onshore spots work. :)

Inland – All those record skies moved to the north by the CF so the east winds dominating for a change from the usual NW winds. Moderate flying skies with climbs to 3/4k AGL around 3-4ooft/min. Not bad for propeller thingies I think. ;) The East flows getting strong to the south near the coast…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:53 and setting at 18:05 – day length 11:12. High tide was at 5:31 this morning, low tide is at 11:38 and High tide at 17:56. A low cloud day with rain in the afternoon. But do go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a windy and cool 18 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

 

 

 





(15 April 2021) 
Day 388 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A light CF moved into the southern parts bringing low clouds and pretty stable conditions along with it. IT is effecting the southern and western coastal areas and only much further north do we get out of its clutches. PV valley and southwards falling inside this region. A strong SE trend here but then it curls to the west with the inland areas just absolutely going off! Its day for record distances flying from Southerland areas and heading down wind west to WSW. 15k bases and a healthy rate to carry you along. :) (Lets hope Josh is out there!) ;) Winds along the southern parts trending SSW but then more West later in the day – some rain along the southern parts from mid day onwards. From 3k its all west then SW from 10k all the way to the Tropopause for a slightly or W finish at 60kts.

CT – A strong SE day with RASP showing a wind-shadow during the morning but then from mid day onwards it erodes away. The wind is strong all the way past TM top height so all signs that doesn’t look good to e for a wind-shadow. Then the main mountains looking terrible with strong SE winds everywhere lasting all day. ;) (See RB TH graph)

RB – Early morning could be sweet. Probably  a tad strong later on in the day but there are some calmer areas that could move into the RB area making it possible for some flying. ;)  

PV – A very SSE day with 15kts from mid day onwards already. A stable day with low inversion and weak climbs in general. Maybe PB could offer something to play in but even here the 10-15kts are looking a bit breezy. Some spots showing climbs to 5k but I doubt that. Not the best of days… (See Spot)

Wilderness – Another foggy coastal patchy start but some partial lifting in the late morning. There is a good chance of some rain from mid afternoon onwards. It is looking very west for Sedge later on and so too for the coastal cliffs. Strong winds further out to sea which could move in though most apps are not predicting this. Still, keep an eye out for anything stronger that could move in. Maybe a coffee day…  ;)

Plett – Some interesting bits at Uppies for late morning that could make it worth exploring. Otherwise too west for the rest fo the area… ;) (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Fresh SW start and for the rest of the day. Rain later on might get to the coast.

EL – As above. :)

Inland – Oh boy! That record skies along the GE area with 15k cloud bases and strong W to WSW winds to help you go far… Epic stuff out there. But to the south the effects of the CF with low clouds and strong windy conditions – over 30kts over the higher grounds in the afternoon. Some rain moving in into the southern parts later on making things more complicated. Not a flying day here for props or otherwise! ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:52 and setting at 18:06 – day length 11:14. High tide was at 5:05 this morning, low tide is at 11:10 and High tide at 17:26. A low cloud day with rain in the afternoon. But do go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a cooler 18 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

 

 







(14 April 2021) 
Day 387 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The SAH dominating along the southern parts while the LSH circulation still bringing that good soaring stuff from the N and NW – the inland trough with brilliant soaring conditions inland with 14k bases plus and a W to NW wind out there. (We should be there! Josh!?) ;) Again the fag-patches along the southern parts with light southerly winds – low weak climbs. The mountains a tad better but as soon as you move more north it changes drastically. The west coast not as good as yesterday but still over 6k climbs along the first ranges there. Winds all go West above the inversion and from around 3k its west to 14k then SW all the way to the Tropopause for a 50kts finish up there.

CT – Another strong low inversion with a southerly below and light east above to TM top hight. The wind=shadow firing on all 4 cylinders today but perhaps too inverted for anything exciting to happen. The main ranges much much better with the high temps and climbs to 6k out at DTK… (See DTK TH graph)

RB – A maybe day here. Low inversion but perhaps enough SSE pushing through to be lightly soarable…

PV – A lot of S trends in the wind today but still some great soaring on the cards with climbs over 6k. Less windy than yesterday I think and much easier to drift to the north towards the pass. In some spots just a tad over 10kts low teens I think. (See Spot)

Wilderness – Another foggy coastal patchy start to the day but I think at mid day Sedge will offer us something to play in. It is weak stuff with nothing really working on the coast.  ;)

Plett – A bit up form yeyserday with Uppies showing climbs to 2k (1k above launch) ;) (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – A SW start that will moderate during the day and go more S to SE. 15kts or just over at times.

EL – As above. :)

Inland – Again those epic skies to the north with high temps and 14/15k bases – super soaring conditions. But it lowers to the south with the SB and the Kamanasie showing up to but then it lowers to 6k along the Outies and less along the coastal plains. Fresh winds to the north with Westerlies dominating and later the southerly creeping to the north with 20kts along the tops of the SB and Outies later on.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:52 and setting at 18:08 – day length 11:16. Low tide is at 10:44 and High tide at 16:58. Light winds and high cirrus clouds all day so a good day to do everything and anything! But do go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

 

 






(13 April 2021) 
Day 386 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The weak Southern Systems allowing the interior trough and northerly air to move far to the west and east – bringing that good soaring weather into striking distance of some of the sites today. A bumpy peak convergence setting up with climbs doable to 10k today. Further inland some very high Q’s with base around 14k. All W to NW winds out there. No rain expected anywhere. The coastal areas still those seawards fag-patches with morning and afternoon increased movement towards the coast. Weak and stable climbs and air near those. S to SE trend in the south, east in the east and more W to SW along the west coast. From 3k the winds go NW trending west and from 14k it goes back to the NW for a 60kts finish.

CT – A strong inversion once again with westerly trend. Southerly on the surface and more west above the inversion. Light winds with local acceleration of 15kts at times. Looks like some Southerly push in the late afternoon with an increase in wind but perhaps also some low cloud from that. The main mountains better flying with a NW trend, later a lower SW will push through. Some strong bits higher up. Climbs to 5k around DTK but it gets better further north. (See DTK TH graph)

RB – Again a low inversion and light SSW wind day here for the most part…

PV – A much stronger day compared to yesterday. From 14 onwards there is a distinct convergence setting up from Bumpy into the valley with climbs to 10k possible. Just watch those upper winds which will drift you back at over 20kts up there during the active period! (See Spot!) Some increased surface winds too so be careful of getting pined on the mountain 15kts expected with possible stronger spots from 14:00 onwards in a few areas… Elsewhere climbs to 7k also on the cards. (See Spot)

Wilderness – Another foggy coastal patchy day. Perhaps during mid day some clearing around Sedge for flying there… But another weak day with 5kts or less winds along the coast. Sedge maybe (if it is open here) allowing climbs to 700ft ASL. lol Buffs could be a nice surprise today – looks like a bit of a SE wind there with the mid day time period getting to soarable strengths… ;)

Plett – It is looking bleak here today! Lol ;) (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – A light wind start but then the SE to E winds will pickup for the day. Perhaps reaching 15kts or just over at times.

EL – As above but with more ENE. :)

Inland – The GE areas with super high and cool Q’s around today. That is where we should be today for a last season long distance flights… Closer to the coasts its very stable with weak and low climbs. The SB ranges and the Kamanasie ranges showing lift to over 10k. Good flying for prop thingies to the south but get up early if you are to the north before the thermals start. The sea breeze pushing through Oudtshoorn at 16:00 with over 25kts.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:51 and setting at 18:09 – day length 11:18. Low tide is at 10:10 and High tide at 16:32. Light winds and high cirrus clouds all day so a good day to do everything and anything! But do go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

 

 





(12 April 2021) 
Day 385 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Sedge once again surprising us yesterday with an hour of sweet flying. Today looking not a good but we live in hope! ;) The SAH to the west and the IOH to the east dominating with a light mood – the inland trough active with NW winds and some Q’s with good soaring and climbs to around 12k. But the HP systems having had enough time over the last few days to really dampen the instability along the coastal plains with poor thermals and iffy flying conditions. Fag patches once again especially along the southern coastal areas and increasing their encroachment along the coast in the afternoon. Winds Easterly in the east and the more S to SE around the CP corner with a S to SW component along the west coast. From 3k the wind trends NW then at 14 it is west and continuous with the backing to the SW from 20k to the Tropopause.

CT – A light wind, shallow inversion SE day with a biiig wind-shadow. Some fog patches around but most should not get near the coast. The main mountains with a tad more instability with DTK looking to the best in the area if you are desperate for some flying. (See DTK TH graph)

RB – A low inversion and light SW wind day here for the most part…

PV – Another even weaker day with a NW start backing to the SW later in the day. Climbs to the mountain tops if you are lucky. Lol. 5-10kts wind at most. (See Spot)

Wilderness – A lesser day compared to yesterday… hm… Those fag patches really messing things up a bit I think but maybe a small smidgeon of a window around mid day/lunchtime at Sedge again. But I am not hopeful at all to be honest… lol

Plett – Only a little bit better at Uppies with the coast very light winds… ;) (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – A light wind start but then the east will start to dominate as the IOH works its dominance in the area… Maybe up to 15kts in a few spots.

EL – As above but with more ENE. :)

Inland – Another sweet light wind start but more westerly winds dominating from the SB and northwards from there…. Some big skies to the north again with climbs and some Q’s to 12k… To the south the W to S winds increasing in the west up to 20kts in some spots. In the SE the SE winds dominating. Weak thermal activity in the south so good flying for prop thingies.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:50 and setting at 18:20 – day length 11:20. Low tide is at 9:54 and High tide at 16:05 and low again at 21:58. Light winds and high cirrus clouds all day so a good day to do everything and anything! But do go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

 

 








(11 April 2021) 
Day 384 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH domination a bit stronger with the inland trough still pumping sweet high bases just north of the GE today. More stable along the coastal regions – west and southerly coasts – with a southerly trend. Still some fag patches around but with a bit of luck you will not be covered by these and be able to get your wings out at least! ;) Climbs between 1 and 2k in general along the plains, at the first mountains it does go up a tad 3 maybe 4k but the inland ranges going progressively more 6-8k along the deeper Cederbergs and SB ranges while its 13/14k in the far north! Join Josh out there! ;) Winds all go NW from 5/6k upwards then at 18k W all the way for a W 70/80kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – A beautiful day with high cirrus around and a light to mod SE wind of 15kts. Inversion at 1k with lighter winds and east trend above. SO a sweet wind-shadow day all day long. The main ranges with weak climbs to 3k or maybe just above. The SE creeping in from the south so just watch those southerly areas (FH and SLP) (See DTK TH graph)

RB – Another possible day with the afternoon the better time I think.

PV – A weak day with low climbs – just above the mountain ranges for the most part. Light SW winds with a southerly trend in places later on. Again the sea breeze not really making it in here later on. (See Spot)

Wilderness – I was hoping for a better day compared to yesterday but perhaps not. Probably similar with ups and downs all day. Looks like two peaks coming in – 12:30 and 14:30. Southerlies – up to 750 asl but a patch here and there to 1k. The coast too soft for anything exciting going on. So lets see what happens. ;)

Plett – Again a bit better than Sedge but still nothing to get excited about. ;) (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Another light SW start to the day with the wind backing to the S and SSE later on. IT remains light with 10kts in a few spots. Maybe some light rain too.

EL – As above but with a SE in the afternoon later in the day. :)

Inland – Another sweet light wind day in the south but fresh north of the GE. Later on the South will move in to north of the SB ranges with the mountain tops going over 20kts in a few places. Still sweet for the propellor thingies. North of the GE its high bases and amazing soaring conditions for this time of the year.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:49 and setting at 18:11 – day length 11:22. Low tide is at 9:30 and High tide at 15:38 and low again at 21:33. Light winds and high cirrus clouds all day so a good day to do everything and anything! But do go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

 

 


 




(10 April 2021) 
Day 383 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! So while we have been sitting ducks on the hill in the fog, Josh went to the north into that big sky air and flew an amazing 181km the day before! Here’s his track log. Lekker Josh! :) https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights/detail:Josh/8.4.2021/10:56?fbclid=IwAR11gf95c90ddTYA2iic4-rWXiV1lGlAG6OX7L2QVFdghnmtHw66CCNPu4g

For today that SAH still hanging around with weak pressure gradients and only the inland trough with a bit of meat in it – some fresh westerlies expected inland north of the SB ranges. To the south and along the coasts its all light southerly flows with perhaps a 10kts here and there. Still lingering fog patches around all the coastal areas with partial clearing during the day. Instability around 1-2k along the coastal plains then a slow rise over the first ranges perhaps 4k with only from the SB ranges rising to 8k and of course northwards from there the westerly airmass with higher climbs and a few lost Q’s late afternoon around 13/14k. Winds are all WNW above the inversion then at 30k it is more west with a 70/80kts finish at the Tropopause

CT – Again some fog patches around, especially to the west – most will burn off leaving a sweet day but with a S to SW wind component. Inversion rising to TM hight during the best part of the day. The main mountains still looking best with some flying around DTK and northwards. FH looking good until around 15:00 when the SE might creep over the back. Maybe even HM if the gof goes away. (See DTK TH graph)

RB – Another possible day like yesterday - It could work here with 10-15kts so probably a bit light but you never know unless you go! ;)

PV – Another very mild flying day with climbs to 3/4k today. Again light winds starting W going SW. The sea breeze not really making it in here later on. (See Spot)

Wilderness – Looks like a similar day to yesterday today – mild climbs at Sedge but I think Serps could be even better. Later in the afternoon some low Q’s moving in that could signal some sweet flying too… Very light along the coast though with a few fag patches out to sea – some could touch the coast now and then…

Plett – Uppies looking better than Sedge at least but still weak and low! ;) (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – A sweet light wind day in the whole area with only a bit of SE in the afternoon from the east.

EL – As above but with a SE in the afternoon later in the day. :)

Inland – A light wind in the south day but fresh from the SB ranges and northwards. Mostly west winds to the north 20kts plus at times. Blue day with maybe a few lost high Q’s late in the afternoon. To the south things are sweet for propellor thingies. The S to SE winds picking up over some of the southerly mountain tops in the afternoon.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:49 and setting at 18:13 – day length 11:24. Low tide is at 9:04 and High tide at 15:11 and low again at 21:08. Another sweet maybe misty but mostly sunny light day good for doing everything and anything! But do go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature another cool 18 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

 

 






(9 April 2021) 
Day 382 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH still dominating though weakly in most areas – its also pushing in a CF that should reach CT by end of day. Its pretty weak so don’t expect much rain. Similar conditions today compared to yesterday along the coasts but for less fog patches – which is encouraging. Still low climbs and very stable air around with less than 1k along the southern coastal areas, a tad more near the mountains. More to the north but even there its still weak and not that great until we reach the norther side of the GE. Here the west wind is breezy and there’s some better climbs out here – though a blue day compared to yesterday and lots of high cirrus around in most places. Winds go WNW form around 4k upwards with a SW trend from 18k and a SW 50/60kt finish at the Tropopause.

CT – Some fog patches around which should burn off leaving a sweet day with a working wind-shadow. The main mountains still looking best with some flying around DTK and northwards. There is a SE from around 3/4k upwards so just keep that in mind. (See DTK TH graph)

RB – It could work here with 10-15kts so probably a bit light but you never know unless you go! ;)

PV – Another mild flying day with climbs to 3k today. Again light winds SSW and later some 10kts plus moving onto PV around 17/18:00

Wilderness – Another foggy start but it does seem to be less compared to yesterday. Light winds with Sedg still the go to spot of the local area… Climbs less than 1k but maybe a moment for some flying. (I would consider visiting Louvain today with light S winds on the cards and climbs there to 3/4k possible) ;)

Plett – Uppies looking better than Sedge at least! ;) (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Again light winds start but then the onshore SE flow will start and maybe those ocean cliffs will become playable again.

EL – As above but with a SW start going more S during the day. :)

Inland – Another amazing start with light winds everywhere and some low cloud initially. Even later in the day the afternoon the winds look to be light to moderate southerly. To the far north the W winds still dominating but with no Q’s expected. Lots of high cirrus though… a good day for propeller thingies.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:48 and setting at 18:14 – day length 11:26. Low tide is at 8:36 and High tide at 14:41 and low again at 20:40. Another sweet misty light day good for doing everything and anything! But do go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature another cool 18 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

 

 








(8 April 2021) 
Day 381 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! Sedge pulled a rabbit out the hat yesterday afternoon with sweet sweet flying after a long morning of mist and cross winds – just rewards for those that waited! Today the SAH still dominating with the inland trough still showing us up with epic inland flying. The pressure gradients weak so light winds in most places. The southern coastal areas still plagued with the coastal fog – perhaps more today than yesterday! Mainly a southerly wind trend. Those inversions also lower and deeper – 1-2k along the coastal areas and just 3/4k along the first mountain ranges. Only past the GE does things become amazing with Q’s and great climbs to 12/13k. Westerly winds out there. Winds remain light with a west trend above the inversion. From 10k it backs more SW with a WSW finish at the tropopause of 50kts.

CT – Another beautiful wind-shadow day. A strong inversion starting just above the 1k mark. The main mountains looking sweet with W to SW winds and climbs to 4k. Probably the best places to be. FH offering a mid day upwind window to go play in… ;) Also FH a  See DTK Spot.

RB – Perhaps another afternoon of soaring on the cards… ;)

PV – A weak flying day with climbs to 4k at most – the convergence very far north with a chance of climbs to 5k here but its more over the PB ranges) Light winds with a S trend later on. KD the best spot probably.

Wilderness – Another foggy start with a southerly trend in the wind. Again the best bet of waiting at Sedge for those gaps and hopefully getting some airtime. ;) Perhaps 1k climbs if it works.

Plett – Looking less wind here today with fog over the ocean and adjacent areas. Not the best of days but maybe you could get something at Uppies to satisfy that ich… (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – A light wind start but then the onshore SE flwo will dominate with perhaps 15kts at times. So unless the fog  stops play maybe those ocean cliffs could work.

EL – As above but just a tad less in the wind department. :)

Inland – Another amazing start with light winds everywhere. To the far north the W winds dominates and is quite fresh today – more than yesterday. Good soaring skies to the north but the south very stable and a good day for propeller thingies.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:47 and setting at 18:15 – day length 11:28. Low tide is at 8:02 and High tide at 14:08 and low again at 20:09. Another sweet light day good for doing everything and anything! But do go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a cool 18 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

 

 






(7 April 2021) 
Day 380 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! The SAH with light dominance around the WC today while a sweet trough brings super cool flying in the interior. Pretty stable around the coastal plains with 2-3k climbs but a bit more on the mountains with 5-6k there. Few clouds around the south but sweet stuff north of the GE with high base around 13k. NW to W winds out there while the eastern parts of the coast shows SW flows and SE in the west. In general it is much lighter than yesterday so a sweet day ahead of us I think. The wind goes west from 6/7k upwards ad backs to the SW at the Tropopause for 60-70kt finish.

CT – A beautiful wind-shadow day with pleasant flying I think. A strong inversion starting just above the 1k mark. The main mountains again good with a deep enough SW flow to get up in but a SE trend higher up. I tis light though so should be ok. See DTK Spot.

RB – Looking like a sweet afternoon of soaring to me… ;)

PV – A more southerly and stable day with climbs to 4/5k at the most. The strong SSW winds not getting into the valley by end of the day so that is a bonus. ;) (See spot!)

Wilderness – A bit of a coastal low to the SE of us bringing some low clouds (fog perhaps) in parts. Maybe enough SW for some early soaring along the coast otherwise Sedge could be good from mid day onwards – the morning with quite a bit of west in it so not that great there I think. Perhaps 1k climbs?

Plett – Keurbooms looking to be good as the SW goes more Southerly around mid day. Uppies with some climbs to maybe 3k? (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – A light SW start with the winds touching at 20kts. IT moderates again later in the day…

EL – As above but just a tad more in the SW department…. :)

Inland – An amazing start with light winds everywhere except perhaps in the far east. It is light southerlies in most places but W north of the GE – and this is where the sweet flying is to be had today – a last seasonal day for going very far! ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:46 and setting at 18:16 – day length 11:30. Low tide is at 7:20 and High tide at 13:27 and low again at 17:31. A sweet day for doing everything! But do go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature another cool 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

 

 






(6 April 2021) 
Day 379 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The CF effects still lingering on as the IOH pushes in that cool moist air onto the southern parts – still that shallow layer of misty weather with things going northerly from around 4/5k upwards. Its not as ad as yesterday so some partial clearing taking place during the course of the day. The western parts of course in stark contrast with beautiful sunny westerly winds and great flying around the Swartland valley. CT just on the edge of the change of things but most of the bad stuff to the S and SE from there. The inland areas with N to West winds in the west and good flying for today. The winds eventually going West from 10k upwards with a 30/40kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – A beautiful wind-shadow day here with the SE very shallow and it is NE to N above that in the morning with a bit more NW later on. So perhaps one could get above that shallow SE and get onto Africa Face or the 12 Apostles with some luck… The main mountains also good with the NW to SW later dominating – the SE is more on the east of the mountains it seems. See DTK Spot.

RB – Too light and for the wrong direction … ;)

PV – A very nice day here today with climbs to 6k in most spots. Winds are light W for the most part and only very late in the afternoon a bit more of a push from the SW. (See spot!)

Wilderness – Another cloudy foggy start but there is some hope for a little bit of clearing to take place. Unfortunately when it does the winds are picking up strong too. Hhhmmm… Looks like a small window between 9 and 10 for a flight at Map – just when the wind goes form E to SE… ( Another day to wait for the sun to go around the planet one more time… ;)

Plett – Same as Wilderness! (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – A light SE start to the day but then the East picks up – stronger in the west than the east. 20-30kts in some spots.

EL – As above but actually with less wind to the east!

Inland – Winds are E to SE in the south with soe 20kts spots later in the day. North of the GE it is all westerly winds around 10kts only. Some very good flying ou there with beautiful Q’s in most places…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:46 and setting at 18:18 – day length 11:32. Low tide is at 6:17 and High tide at 12:26 and low again at 18:40. Another perfect wet forest walk day or book reading in those coffee shops! But do go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a cool 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

 







(5 April 2021) 
Day 378 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! As if symbolic – He has risen – we ended up rising to great hieghts over Sedgefield with some amazing flying yesterday! Even the hangies were skying out! ;) What a blessing to be living here! Today the CF has the entire southern parts in its cooler and rainy grip as the SAH pushes in the moist air form the south – it is not that deep with the SE flow going W again from around 7k and upwards, but enough depth and moisture for some sweet precipitation to happen.IT looks like this is here for the day with strong SE winds along the southern coast and rain all the way to other-side of the SB ranges. (In the far north the rest of the country is having a super good soaring day btw) CT with strong SE winds and the clouds clearing on the west coast dissipating to the north. The winds above 7k remains W all the way to the Tropopause with a 50kts finish up there.

CT – Strong SE wind day with good depth in the wind layer so not much of a wind-shadow chance shaping up. Even the main mountains are plagued by the strong SE flows and you need to go all the way to the north fo the Saron mountain to get the SSW wind curling in for some flying today… See spot for RB.

RB – It could be another sweet day – a bit strong in the afternoon but maybe it holds… ;)

PV – A nice day here I think with light mod SSW winds and the strong SSW only getting here late in the afternoon – after 17:00. Q’s around with climbs to 4/5k even in a few spots. Great day to amble to the north… (See spot!)

Wilderness – A cloudy foggy and rainy day with strong SE winds. We are hoping for a small gap or window in the morning at Map but at this stage it does not look like it. Its strong higher. Hhmm… Sometime you have to wait for the sun to go around the planet one more time… ;)

Plett – Same as Wilderness! (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – The SE winds dominating here too with the strong onshore flow also setting up the scene for rain. All day… 10-20kts SE winds.

EL – As above!

Inland – The S to SE winds all the way inland to the GE where it veers to the W. Rain in the south with low clouds around. (See map) A good coffee day unless you are very far to the NE. ;) lol

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:45 and setting at 18:19 – day length 11:34. High tide is at 10:43 and Low tide 17:20. A perfect wet forest walk day or book reading in those coffee shops! But do go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a cool 18 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

 






(4 April 2021) 
Day 377 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people! He has risen today! And may it be a great blessing to you all. :) So yesterday all the site predictions were completely opposite! Lol. For today a big cold front sweeping up towards the WC, pushed along by the SAH. Late afternoon will see some light rain along the SW parts of the WC, spreading during the night to the rest of the region. CT with low clouds during most of the morning with partial clearing later on. To the far east the IOH still dominating with the NE winds along the coast but these will be retreating to the east in the afternoon as the SW spreads up that side too. Inland a W flow with some high base in the mid afternoon along the GE (13k) otherwise clouds confined to the southern areas form the CF influx. Winds SW to W inmost places. From 5k upwards it is all W winds with a 50kt finish at the Tropopause.

CT – A foggy cloudy start but mid morning base should be around TM top or just below. A S to SW day with some stronger bits around the corners. The main mountains with SW going S flow. Some flying doable and some good Q’s out in the valley and flats form the looks of it. See spot for DTK!

RB – It could be a sweet late afternoon flight day. ;)

PV – It looks like a very southerly day with just a smidgeon of W in it. Still some flying to be had – just don’t scratch too close to the little hill. Perhaps Kardoesie a better option. (See spot!)

Wilderness – All things considered it doesn’t look too bad. A light SW day so Serps and Sedge the places to be with climbs to just over 1k possible. Clouds moving in from lunchtime. Perhaps the coast will be too light. Map could be foefyable in the late morning with enough S in it here…;)

Plett – It actually looks really sweet for here with good climbs ta Uppies for a change – 3k and nice winds from the S to SW. Even Keurbooms could deliver from late morning into the early afternoon before the winds go too west. (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Another offshore and light wind start to the day but then the SW will start to dominate and move in.

EL – A NE wind start that will lighten up and change to the SW in the afternoon…

Inland – Light SW to W winds in the morning. Then the Southerly pushing hard in the afternoon with 20-30kts over the tops of the southern ranges. It reaches all the way to the GE. High clouds along the GE in the mid afternoon making us drool for that soaring. lol

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:44 and setting at 18:20 – day length 11:36. High tide is at 8:47 and Low tide 15:24. A light wind from the west start going SW during the day. Still perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a sweet 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

 







(3 April 2021) 
Day 376 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! What a sweet day at Sedge yesterday! Awesome for those that made it. :) Today the IOH dominating in the east with the SAH on the west with both systems fairly weak. Light winds along the west coast with some low clouds/fog out to sea. Early morning low clouds in many inland spots all of which should burn off during the course of the morning with the exception of the far eastern coastal areas. The southern coast areas with an easterly flow – a few spots with up to 15kts or just a tad more. Inland winds are light NE to NW. Some instability far inland still remaining but near the coast its less than 100ft climbs. Winds go NE to NW from 3k up and then backs to the SW from 10k with a 30/40kt finish at the Tropopause.

CT – A light W to SW flow with very stable air near the coast. IT looks like a SW trend around H and SH but still very stable indeed. Some low clouds out to sea which should dry out before it gets to land. The mountains looking completely the opposite. Light west winds with climbs to 5k. You could explore around the mountains today… See spot for DTK!

RB – A light frustrating west to SW day here… ;)

PV – A sweet sweet day here with light westerly winds to start off with the fresh SW only popping in very late in the afternoon from 17:00 onwards it seems. 15kts then. Climbs in the mid afternoon to 5k. Light winds high up too… :) (See spot!)

Wilderness – A easter flow with very stable conditions along the coastal plains – despite yesterdays sweet instability that saw very buoyant air even in the overcast. If you can try and go to DuToits for some sweet thermal flying with 5k climbs for almost the whole day. Map should be maintainable for the afternoon but from 17:00 there is a distinct east flow going NE soon after. I think Gerickes is the spot with a morning bench-up as soon as it is on. And then you could go to Buffs for soaring from 10 onwards with a chance of it getting almost blown out by 12! ;)

Plett – Again a stable day here with Keurbooms perhaps some extended foefies (or you could stay up a bit. Its also an east trend here… (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – An offshore start to the day but then the east winds will doainte with some spots reaching 20kts or even more…

EL – Similar to above…

Inland – Early morning clouds that will burn off with light NE to N winds. Trending to the NW later on. Some stronger spots early over the bigger mountains. No clouds expected. Sweet thermals over the bigger ranges with DuToits my local spot of the day. Climbs to 5k very doable with a light NNW trend.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:43 and setting at 18:22 – day length 11:38. High tide is at 7:32 and Low tide 13:52. An offshore start then going east with a light SE later in the day. Still perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a sweet 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

 






(2 April 2021) 
Day 375 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The IOH and SAH still hanging around with that weak bean shape (ridge) around the CP from east to west, with loads of clouds and some rain along the southern parts of the WC. Winds still pretty light everywhere with a few exceptions – the southern west coast and the extreme NE areas where the trough is very active with high bases and strong NW winds. The southern cloudiness dries towards the north of the SB ranges and up the west coast from Stellies northwards. Some upper instability from the central GR southern Karoo and eastwards with deep developing clouds. This should start to clear during the day. The winds are light all the way up to around 4/5k where it goes NW then backs to the WSW from 10k upwards with a 90kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – A fresh SE with base around or just below TM top height. Not much of a shadow day with the SE 20kts with 15k still up at TM top height. All day by the looks of things. The main mountains much better, with some convergence along the Groot Drakenstein ranges at Stellies by lunch time (base looks near 6k then!) but more moderate at DTK. (See spot)

RB – Looks like a great afternoon could be up here!… ;)

PV – A bit of a SSW day with climbs to just over 4k in general. Not the best from the looks of things. Perhaps north of Kardoesie the wind is more up! :) (See spot!)

Wilderness – A rainy morning again but it looks like a specific pulse of southerly winds popping through at 13:00 with about one to two hours at most of good flying. You could be at Map, the Hotel, CP, PR or Sedge and at that time it should all be good! ;) So keep tabs of the rain and the offshore winds suddenly changing from lunchtime onwards for a bit of fun. :))

Plett – Hhhmmm not as good as Wilderness area at all. More clouds and more rain… (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – SW winds with rain for most fo the day – perhaps clearing from the west later on. 10-20kts…

EL – Similar to above but a tad stronger and rain remaining…

Inland – Lots of clouds around all the way past the SB ranges but with light winds. Lots of wet grounds around so some sweet propeller flying conditions for the most part. Light thermals if any. Winds very light during the morning but from lunch time the southerly will pickup with a 20kt finish in some spots.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:43 and setting at 18:23 – day length 11:40. High is at 6:38 and Low tide 12:34. High again at 19:10. Do you feel winter is here! ;) Another light moderate S day with a slight chance of some light rain. Still perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a cool 17 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 





(1 April 2021) 

Day 374 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! So I was going to do that April fools weather forecast but…

The SAH warping into a bean around the southern tip of Africa – ridging it seems – with wide spaced isobars supposedly with light to moderate winds in most places. Though for the far interior and west coast this is not true. Strong SSE winds along the west coast and Westerlies north of the GE expected. Some CB activity in the central eastern parts – again along a line past Middelburg and Tarkastad region. Rain for the morning along the southern coastal areas and extending into the interior scattered to even north of the SB ranges. This will clear during the course of the day. Winds are light N above 5k in the south but fresh in the far interior – trending NW to 14k where it backs to the SW for a 70kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – A few early morning showers possible but clearing quickly and the SE winds settle to 4k. Not the best conditions for the wind-shadow to shape up I think with up to 25kts in the afternoon, moderating from 3k upwards only. The main ranges doable in the morning I think but the SE also moving in here from mid day so be watchful. Its worse in the south but improves to the north. (See DTK Spot)

RB – Looks like a fantastic day for flying out here!… ;)

PV – A light wind start with westerly flows trending a bit SW later on. Some Q’s around but most will burn of after mid day especially to the north. Some climbs around to 4/5k at best around SkerpHeuwel north of Kardoesie. (See spot convergence for there at 15:00).

Wilderness – A rainy morning but supposedly clearing. Winds is light S to start of with (but calm in the Wilderness corner) Map looks like it will improve later in the afternoon for some flying there and lo and behold Sedge Spot says we are going to fly even during the morning with a S wind and climbs to 2k!? Well, I would love to see that. :) Aprils fool!? Hehehe…

Plett – Plett looking not as good as the Wilderness area. Maybe Keurbooms might have something around mid day before it goes too east… (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – It is SW winds all day here but moderating nicely and backing a tad to the S later in the day.

EL – Similar to above but a tad stronger…

Inland – The CF effects all over with some lingering rain in the southern areas till mid dayish. Winds are southerly here going SE in the afternoon. To the far north around BW it is NW going W 20kts. CB’s building in a wide area in the eastern interior. (See map) Nice flying along the southern coast around Wilderness area…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:42 and setting at 18:24 – day length 11:48. Low tide 11:44 and High tide at 17:37. I can feel winter is on its way! ;) Another light moderate S day going SE later. Rain clearing. Still perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a cool 18 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 







(31 March 2021) 
Day 373 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people! The SAH driving in behind the CF causing a general SW flow along the southern parts and more W to NW further inland. Rain along the SW parts of the WC spreading slightly to the eastern parts by late afternoon – will be in Wilderness in the late afternoon early evening. So low clouds in the SW but rising quickly to the NE. Some CB activity form the prefrontal and trough inland combination around the Middelburg area. Some strong bits around with 20kts plus in a few spots. Notably difference is the early morning in the little Karoo around Oudtshoorn and to the south but this too changes later in the day. Winds go NW from 6k upwards all over with a 50-100kt finish in the late afternoon at the Tropopause.

CT – Rain from the morning until later in the afternoon – some partial clearing with the winds from the S to SW so not wind-shadow and could be tricky. Some southern spots could be cool though… The main ranges too clagged in but it does clear further to the North. (See DTK Spot)

RB – A WWB day!… ;)

PV – It is a westerly day with low clouds from the south but to the north is sweetly clear with some high Q’s. Fly Kardoesie and go North to Skerpheuwel. (See spot convergence for there at 15:00).

Wilderness – Another prefrontal day with similar stuff to yesterday at Sedge but a tad better – watch the stronger upper winds later in the day that will bring some mixing and shear. Around 1000k climbs. Looks like the low clouds and rain moving in from 17:00 onwards but some Apps don’t show this. Light wind start with a SW trend in the afternoon but S in the morning for the Wilderness area.

Plett – Hhhmmm similar to Wilderness with Uppies showing morning climbs to 4k! Maybe Keurbooms might offer something at mid day too. Nothing too strong in winds with the strong upper stuff only for very late afternoon. (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – It is SW winds all day here pretty moderate with few places over 20kts it seems…

EL – Same as above!

Inland – Strong NW winds north of the GE but SW to the south of that. CB’s moving south from the north to end around Middelburg and Tarkastad late afternoon. Winds in that area southerly over 20kts. A good morning of flying but later it gets very strong…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:41 and setting at 18:26 – day length 11:45. Low tide 11:44 and High tide at 17:37. I can feel winter is on its way! ;) Another light moderate S day going SW later. Still perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a sweet 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 






(30 March 2021) 
Day 372 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! The CF approaching CT while the inland trough is going off! And the IOH dominating with strong NE winds in the eastern coastal regions. High bases inland along the trough region with super duper good flying – one could go far today from west of Uppington down towards BW and beyond. NW winds out there and base around 15k. Along the west coast its all foggy and bad with NW going W winds. Inland though the clouds evaporate with some good flying around the Swartland valley and CT mountains. The southern coastal areas with a slight moving Coastal low and SW winds moving up towards the GR area. Strong in the west but petering out around the Wilderness region. The winds are strong NW from 5k upwards all the way to just before the Tropopause where it backs to the west for a 50k finish.

CT – The fog spoiling all the fun otherwise it could have been and epic 12 apostle day I think. The main mountains clearer with some good flying. Watch the valleys with stronger flows up high with 20kts around 3/4k… (See DTK Spot)

RB – A WWB day!… ;)

PV – It is a NW start going W so a sweet convergence setting up around Bumpy peak into the valley around 15:00. Climbs here might get you to just past 5k. Otherwise its climbs to 4k average. Sweet flying along the ranges here… (See PV Spot)

Wilderness – A tricky day to call with the SW moving up towards the GR but the upper flow influencing the direction around the Wilderness area. The shadow effect causing for frustrating conditions to call with the trend being for the SW to move in but the corner and stronger upper flows might cause more of a westerly trend here. Sedge with climbs to just shy of 1k. Though from after lunch some strengthening of the TOL winds could cause some shear (slightly more bumpy or maybe more than that ;) The coasts probably with a moment or two of some soaring today…

Plett – Hhhmmm similar to Wilderness with Uppies SW and Keurbooms too much west in it. It doesn’t look that good but probably doable for a flight if you really want to get in the air (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – It is strong NE winds here all day long…

EL – Same as above!

Inland – Strong NW winds to south of the SB during the morning but the S to SW winds from the south penetrating to the GE region by end of day. Lots of 20kts plus spots. High clouds in the NW airmass with super hot temps inland too. All upper thirties! Maybe not the best day for flying unless you get up super early of are into records! ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:40 and setting at 18:27 – day length 11:47. Low tide 10:44 and High tide at 16:56. I can feel winter is on its way! ;) A light moderate W to SW day. Still perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a sweet 22 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 






(29 March 2021) 
Day 371 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people! So the IOH dominating in the east while another CF is approaching CT from the west with a slight coastal low to the SW of CT. Inland the trough active along the western parts of the interior while there are big CB’s around the Lesotho region. For the coastal regions the Easterly flows causing large scale stability along the coastal regions and close interior with a low inversion and weak climbs. Further inland it does improve with the higher grounds being the better spots. 6/7k over the SB tops, similar in the Cederbergs and then 11/12k north of the GE. Winds NW star trending west up there and then SE to E in the southern interior. The winds all go NW from around 6k then SW from 14k with a 30-50kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – A chance of fog patches moving in which will put a damper on the flying otherwise it looks like a NW wind here and fairly light. So perhaps its possible for some sweet 12 Apostle flying. The main mountains with Nw starts and then a WSW lower finish. 15kts up there so watch the penetration over some of the bigger ranges. Could be nice out there though… (See DTK Spot)

RB – A WWB day!… ;)

PV – A slow start with NW winds – fairly light all day and the climbs coming from mid day onwards. Some convergence setting up late afternoon around the Bumpy area. Perhaps getting to 6k here… (See PV Spot)

Wilderness – A strong East wind out to sea with the lighter stuff blowing onshore around Wilderness. Perhaps Serps could offer something to play with and drift towards Map. Map is a maybe with light winds on the cards. Best time around mid day but the it looks like the wind line receding and dropping again after that. Hhhmm… A stable day in general around here… (A bench-up at Gerrickes or early Buffs is also on the cards) ;)

Plett – Hhhmmm a very stable day here from the looks of it… (See Uppies Spot) ;)

PE and PA – It is strong NE winds here all day long…

EL – Same as above!

Inland – A sweet day for flying prop thingies – again. ;) Some thermals especially over the bigger ranges but nothing too wild or strong. NW trending west north of the GE with some CB’s in the far east. Clear to the west. Looks like some high Q’s popping in the late afternoon around BW for a wishful thinking finish to the day…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:40 and setting at 18:28 – day length 11:48. Winter is on its way! ;) A sweet start to the day with les wind compared to yesterday. So all in all perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a sweet 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 







(28 March 2021) 
Day 370 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! So a kick-ass part from last nights Masked signalling the clos of the 2021 Wilderness Paragliding Festival. And would you believe that today it is flyable once more!

The IOH dominating today shaping up ridges along both sides of the country and helping the trough to be more active along the western interior. Winds are all easterly along the southern coasts and more NE to N further inland with a mix along the west coast from SE to NW further north. Few Q’s expected today except for the eastern coastal and adjacent interiors. Some instability around but the rains dampening much of that in the areas where the rain has been falling. Elsewhere it seems pretty pleasant. The wind is all N from 5k upwards continuing to back to the NW at 10k then W at 14k and WSW at 18k for a 50kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – IT looks like a shallow SE up to 2k deep with a light NW above. IT should be a good wind-shadow day but with soe strong SW flows offshore from SH and LH. The main mountains looking okish but the SE pushing through in the late afternoon form the south so be careful there. (See DTK Spot)

RB – A frustrating day I think with light teasing stuff probably… ;)

PV – A light weak day with all that high cirrus dampening things a bit. To the North it is better with Kardoesie and Northwards the best options for late afternoon sweet flying. (See KD Spot)

Wilderness – A strong ESE day expected so get out early if you can. Chances are goo that it will be blown out by 11 (or earlier) but with a bit of luck who knows? Maybe we can fly till 12! Lol ;) Buffs should be good early but it doesn’t seem like enough south early on for Sedge or Gerrickes to be too exciting.

Plett – Also a strong SE day here with nothing too exciting on the cards or worth braving the cross winds at Uppies. ;)

PE and PA – Though it’s a lightish start the E to NE winds will blow and dominate here all day. Lots of cloud around and chances of some rain along the coasts…

EL – Same as above!

Inland – IT actually looks like a brilliant day for prop flying thingies – light moderate NE winds with more east in the east. The SE will move inland faster form the east reaching Graafies by late afternoon. Less to the west.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:39 and setting at 18:30 – day length 11:50. Winter is on its way! ;) A calmer start but it is not going to last long. Strong SE winds a get out early and go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a windy and cool 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 






(27 March 2021) 
Day 369 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! A friendly reminder of our masked ball tonight at the Farhills Hotel. Please support this last event of the Wilderness Paragliding Festival and join in the fun!

 

https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights/detail:Josh/25.03.2021/09:31

Remember those super hot days two days ago? Well Josh went to Kardoesie and went straight over the back, over the Cederberg mountains for a awesome 112km flight! Mooi Josh! ;)

The CF all over the WV with a southerly winds trending SW in the east and SSE in the west. Some rain along the southern parts and a tad inland clearing later in the day. Clouds around with base ranging from 4-6k along the west coast and adjacent mountains to 2/3k along the southern coastal areas rising inland with 4-6k towards Oudtshoorn and the SB ranges and 6-8k north of that. The southerly flow penetrating far inland to other side of the borders and remains that way with height with a SW trend from 14k and then a 70-100kt finish at the Tropopause.

CT – A deep fresh SSE wind with base around 4k. Not the best outlook for a wind-shadow today. Winds around 25kts in the afternoon. The main mountains with a lot of fresh southerly winds so a tricky day to fly. But with the unstable air the experienced pilots could squeeze a flight out towards the north…;)

RB – A sweet looking day here! Go play! See Spot!

PV – Cloudy start that dissipates during the day. Quite a bit of a southerly trend in the flow but flyable none the less. See LD Spot.

Wilderness – A very west start with it gong SW from around 11 onwards. The potential for it being a great flying day if the rain stays away. Probably some showers around the late morning mid day period but a chance of some good coastal flying in the later part of the afternoon.

Plett – Fresh SW winds here with a tad too much west in for Uppies or Keurbooms to be any good. Piesang valley also strong….. (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Blowing SW winds all day here…

EL – Same as above!

Inland – Some rain around the bigger mountains with southerly winds. Strong over those big hills with 20kts plus in places. It does moderate later in the afternoon. A mix bag of flying…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:38 and setting at 18:31 – day length 11:53. Winter is on its way! ;) Chance of rain and fresh SW winds but still perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a cool 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 







(26 March 2021) 
Day 368 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! And what a super duper Wilderness Paragliding Festival this has been! Flying every single day for ten days in a row with sweet socials and awesome people – what more can you ask for? :))

Today the CF moving into the western parts while the IOH is dominating the east. The CF for starters in a very shallow layer with base around 2/3k and tops at 6k but still some rain in and around CT from this morning already. Fresh NW winds that is expected to moderate slightly by end of day especially further north but it remains strong to the south. Some strong prefrontal activity, wave lift over the western mountains and inland with a chance of some CB’s around the southern ranges in the mid afternoon even. Some high cloud bases out there with 12/13k along the SB and even ore further north. Quite a bit of wind around so the thermal index not the best with lots of shear expected – so not the best of soaring forecasts around. Winds are NW from 3k upwards with a 50-70kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – Rainy, fresh NW winds (20ks) and low clouds, rising to TM top height in the afternoon. Probably too strong to fly though it could moderate enough by late afternoon/ early evening. The main mountains too strong and with lots of clouds… (See DTK Spot) ;)

RB – Another WWB is out and in full force today I think. ;)

PV – Perhaps some rain but a fresh NW start moderating in the afternoon. Base rising during the day with perhaps some flying in the later afternoon possible. See spot.

Wilderness – A prefrontal day with us smack bang in the middle of the strong NW to the west and strong NE to the east. Its always interesting flying in these conditions that can be excellent to poor. ;) Probably some coastal cliffs play time during the morning with some clouds moving in at around mid day. As things drop Sede could be playful though the spot forecasts are not the best for here – apparently the thermals are not going to be so great. Though we have proven the spot forecast to be wrong on many occasion. I think that as the clouds move in we could get some fun stuff taking us all the way into the white stuff at Sedgefield… ;) There are some very strong winds out to sea though – so do be vigilant and keep a good look out. These often make a pulsing move into the Wilderness coastline which forecasts don’t always pick-up on.

For tomorrow the Cf is here with some rain and fresh WSW winds… ;)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness with a bit more wind. I think Keurbooms could offer something though some mixing are on the cards making things perhaps not that smooth and easy! (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Blowing NE winds all day here…

EL – Same as above!

Inland – The strong W winds moving in from the west during the course of the day as the CF moves in. Some CB’s expected over the central SB and even the northern parts of the Outenikwas. IT mixing day so not the best of flying conditions out there.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:37 and setting at 18:33 – day length 11:55. (We are accelerating towards winter now – so exciting! Almost time to fly with beanies!) ;) A prefrontal day with lots of action. A strong SW during the day but still perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a hot 23 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 






(25 March 2021) 
Day 367 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool Wild2Fly people! And would you believe we are having more flying today! This first ever Wilderness Paragliding Festival is turning out to be such a good thing for flying! :))

(Still can not believe we have surpassed 1 year of being under lockdown… (Still shacking of the heads here…)

Another Cf making its way towards the Cape. But for today the IOH dominating our weather today with an active trough along the central to eastern interior with CB activity. However the western trough still some remnants with still persisting high temps and great soaring along the west as the hot temps creates a sweet heat low for cool flying! (No pun intended!) lol (See cloud base map). Winds are fairly light except along the coast where the SE will once again dominate increasing into the afternoon. Lots of clouds around in most areas today. Winds light to moderate southerly inland, a western seabreeze along the west coast, with late afternoon a slight increase in strengths to the south. Winds remain light with height and only from 14k does it pick up to more than 15kts with a 50kt WSW finish at the Tropopasue.

CT – The CF effecting things with the help of a slight coastal low shaping gup and bringing in N to NW winds along the northern Peninsula. To the south the SE still having an influence but the NW should dominate most of the day. So expecting good flying along the northern parts of the Peninsula. The main mountains also looking very good with the Paarl area showing some convergence that will make you have to dodge airspace. ;) (See DTK Spot) ;)

RB – Another WWB is out and in full force today I think. ;)

PV – A hot day with amazing flying I think with the convergence being the hot spot. Just look for the clouds – they will give away the convergence region (See spot) and climbs here could take you close to 10k… :) No strong winds expected here today.

Southern areas

Wilderness – Another sweet slow start but with the promise of the winds moving in again around mid day. Today looks a bit better than yesterday with probably a longer flying window for Map. I still expect it to blow out in the afternoon – just exactly when is the tricky question! ;) Some playful stuff once again at Serps with Sedge probably a small window before it goes very east and strong out there. For the Buffs supporters it looks like a very small window between 9 and 10 - perhaps very east before then. NB! A word of caution here – there is no escape if you get blown over the back. And the wind will pick-up very quickly today so be very very careful! ;) PS: Do ot launch nfront of the parking lot. You MUST walk to the normal launch which is way donw the beach up the footpath. Please. (and especially do not enter any gardens) :)

For tomorrow there is all change going on as things turn pre-frontal! ;)

Plett – Similar to yesterday - the SE slightly earlier here than Wilderness and a maybe short window at Uppies in a bit of cross wind…. (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – The East blowing all day here – going up to 30kts in most spots…

EL – Same as above!

Inland – Light to moderate southerly winds today with lots of CB activity in the central and eastern interior. The west with superb soaring conditions. To the south the sea breeze moving in from those strong SE winds along the coast. Another wary (scary!) day to be in the air… (see chart)

 






(24 March 2021) 
Day 366 of lockdown

Good morning all you magnificent Wild2Fly people! What a sweet get together this first ever Wilderness Paragliding Festival is turning out to be! More flying and super good socials on the cards today. :))

But before I continue – notice those lock down days.. Would you believe it has been on continuously for more than a year now… (Vigorous shacking of the heads here…)

And the guys in CT had an pic flying yesterday with light winds making thermaling along Africa face at TM possible. Thanks for the pics WJ!

Today the IOH dominating with strong east winds along the southern coastal areas. A bit more moisture around so some fog patches along the coastal areas but these will burn off during the morning. A slow start around the Wilderness area but the SE will kick-butt today with many spots reaching 30kts or more. Further inland the Trough is along the western interior again with CB activity – this time more than yesterday with some CB as far south as CT around mid day even. Winds are generally NE inland and later with the CB popping up – variable and some strong gust front activity. Winds are also pretty variable with height but from 30k it does trend back to the west with a WNW finish of 40kts at the Tropopause.

CT – The strong SE heading further out to sea form Agulhas rather than CP and a coastal low out to sea the NW of CT – so light winds and even NW from 1000ft up flow around SH and LH. Maybe some CB activity reaching CT by mid day thought probably it remains more to the north. The main mountains could be good but for the slight SE winds that could be a hindrance – though it is not that strong so the thermals could dominate upslope flow – late afternoon looks like some good climbs out there.. (See DTK Spot) ;)

RB – WWB is out and in full force today I think. ;)

PV – Another hot day with more CB activity so that might put a damper on things otherwise it could be another high climbing day – though not like yesterday. (Did anybody fly out there yesterday?) So just under 10k climbs possible today.

Wilderness – A slow light wind start. The strong wind blowing past further out to sea. But by 12 the wind should provide for some fun stuff at Map with the strong stuff popping through by lunchtime or soon after. The fun flight of the day I think will be short XC from Serps to Map at 12. (See Spot) (You may go to 1000ft ATO at Serps) ;)

For tomorrow it seems another but sweeter SE day. ;)

Plett – The SE starting earlier here and a maybe short window at Uppies in a bit of cross wind…. (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – The East blowing all day here – ging up to 30kts later in most spots…

EL – Same as above!

Inland – Light to moderate E to SE winds in most area for the morning then picking up with some stronger spots around. Those CB activity bringing some strong gust fronts around too – a vert wary day to be in the air… (see chart)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:36 and setting at 18:35 – day length 11:59. (WE have cracked the 12hour mark today with more dark than light – that sounds so ominous! ;) Another sweet morning with an afternoon of strong SE winds. Still perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature another sweet 22 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 







(23 March 2021) 
Day 365 of lockdown

Good morning all you super cool and awesome Wild2Fly people! And would you believe the prospects are looking amazing for 10/10 flying days for the first ever Wilderness Paragliding Festival! Yesterdays flying at the Map was super special and today is looking up for more of the same! :))

The SAH still dominating but the inland trough making inroads towards the south bringing that super duper awesome soaring weather with it! A kick-ass day along the west coast with well over 10k climbs around the PV valley and adjacent areas today. Light surface winds also predicted for the west with N to W winds but along the southern parts the SE will dominate with a totally different airmass and flying. There are some CB expected along the western interior, moving southwards reaching perhaps the Citrusdal areas by late afternoon. The central interior with light easterly winds that will pick-up in the afternoon trending SE. Stronger to the south. The southern coastal areas again with SE and strong in the afternoon. Winds are fairly light with height with changing directions but eventually trending W to NW with a 20/30kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – Again strong SE around CP but it trends east and drops in velocity with height. A good wind-shadow day expected around LH and SH. The main ranges with a mix of SE in the south but trending N to W towards the N. DTK offering a window in the moring perhaps but I would just drive to Kardoesie – no questions asked today. ;)

RB – Hhhmm… Perhaps a bit of a frustrating day here with lighter winds. Just drive to KArdoesie! ;)

PV – A day with light winds that vary from NW to SW in a few spots during the day 5-10kts average. But some amazing height gains possible across the whole valley though the convergence regions are standouts. The best spot is Kardoesie today and along the range towards Skerpheuwel. Climbs to 12k possible (or more!) watch for OD conditions towards Citrusdal later with a chance of CB’s out there. But def a day to go and explore those upper air stuff! Even some cool Q’s shaping up there at mid day. This is an easy pick for spot of the day! :)

Wilderness – Another beautiful start with light SE winds and a more gentle progression into the afternoon of strong SE winds. Looks like it will blow out again but a tad later compared to yesterday. With some luck we might fly until 14:00 even. ;) For those that want something a bit more exciting than Map soaring can try their luck at flying XC from Serps to to Map. Climbs to ceiling seems possible at 11/12 for a easy run to Map. (You may go to 1000ft ATO at Serps) ;)

For tomorrow it seems another SE day. ;)

Plett – A similar day here with signs of some windshadow over the bay (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – An E to NE start from 5-10kts in the morning to 20-30kts in the afternoon.

EL – Same as above!

Inland – Light easterly winds in the south that will increase in strength during the day with a SE trend (some 20kts pots). But N to NE trend further inland. The trough position to the west with superb soaring conditions and CB’s along that area (see chart)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:35 and setting at 18:37 – day length 12:01. (We are being robbed of 2min of sunlight every day now!! And Autumn is settling well!). Another sweet morning with an afternoon of strong SE winds. Still perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature another sweet 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 








(22 March 2021) 
Day 361 of lockdown

Good morning all you fantastically amazing Wild2Fly people! The weather is being awesome to us with a good run of flying for the first ever Wilderness Paragliding Festival! That fancy dress was just amazing yesterday :))

That SAH well settled with a strong ridge along the southern parts of the country, joining forces with the interior trough – some strong SE winds along the western coastal parts of the WC expected. A blue day in general with few clouds around – some on the far eastern coastal areas and then in the western interior along the trough. But some instability around with some good climb possible along the northern western parts - 10k in the Cederbergs and above the GE but just 6k along the SB and less along the Outenikwas… The winds also light in the interior and only around 8k the start of a westerly flow. Even then it changes direction often all the way to the Tropopause for a 20k West finish.

CT – The SE pretty shallow and mostly towards CP so a sweet wind-shadow day around. Perhaps slightly eroded in the late afternoon when the winds could reach 30kts in a few spots. The main mountains once again dominated by the SE flows – some wind-shadow effect early in the morning but its skin deep so be careful if you are thinking of venturing to DTK – perhaps its better to head more north towards PV ;)

RB – Another possible good day just depending on the convergence between the ESE and the S…;)

PV – A lighter wind day with climbs tough to the 5k mark but if you can go north and launch at Kardoesie you could connect with the convergence setting up form there towards Skerpheuwel and climb to close to 10k! IF you head towards Maanhaarberg you will get to that magic 10k mark and even more to the north in the Citrusdal valley…

Wilderness – A beautiful start to another sweet day. Its going to be a SE day from start to finish – though you could get high at Sedge again early on. (Yesterday the guys got to 2000’ there.) But it will be all Map flying for as long as the wind does not get too strong. IF you dive deep into the specifics you will notice a low level wind spike that causes some interesting flying at Map on occasion. ;) But I suggest getting there early as you can and fly as soon as its doable. ;)

For tomorrow it is another strong SE day with conditions less good. ;)

Plett – A similar day here to Wilderness… (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Sweet light winds around here with the SE not as strong. Some Q’s moving in from the east later in the day – increasing to the east.

EL – A SW start but backing to the SE during the day with a more E finish. 10kts in most spots so it looks like a great coastal soaring day!

Inland – Light NW to West north of the GE but E to SE south of there. A good morning of propellor flying weather but the afternoon sees the winds picking up again with 20kts in a few spots – especially along the southern parts. No clouds expected in our area…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:34 and setting at 18:38 – day length 12:04. (We are being robbed of 2min of sunlight every day now!! And it is the 2nd day of Autumn!). A sweet morning but then a strong SE wind picking up for the afternoon. Still perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature another sweet 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 







(21 March 2021) 
Day 360 of lockdown

Good morning all you super awesome Wild2Fly people! AND another super flying autumn day for the first ever Wilderness Paragliding Festival! :))

Today the SAH shaping a slight ridge along the southern parts, splitting that Southerly winds to SE in the west and SW in the east. A lot of moisture around in the shallow surface layer with a slight chance of rain along the GR this morning, increasing to the east and clearing from the west during the day. The clouds blacked by the secondary ranges mostly so the western interior and coastal areas clear today. The winds become pretty slack from around 5k upwards and then at 10k trends to the SSW for a chance and stays in that direction all the way to the Tropopause for just 20kts finish up there…

CT – IT looks like another fresh SE day but not as deep as yesterday so the wind-shadow shaping up – especially in the morning and early afternoon. It does go over 25kts in the mid and later afternoon with the shadow eroding at that time. The main mountains dominating by the SE winds with super strong areas reaching 30kts or more. (See TH graph for the Paarl area)

RB – It could work but it seems that perhaps RB could be in the region of convergence between the SE and the S so maybe not that strong Else most areas seems blown out…;)

PV – A very southerly kind of day with climbs to just above 4k. The wind does get strong form the south later on.

Wilderness – A cloudy start with low cloud and even a chance of light rain during the morning. But all indication are for this to clear by mid day for a sweet afternoon at Map. Probably from 12 onwards the best time. IT looks like a marginally soarable day so perfect for action and flights down along the highway and to the beach. Sedge shows surprisingly something early on but the clouds I am looking at is way below the forecasted 2500ft base! lol. So a small system during the morning suppressing the winds but by 11 this should start to clear with low cloud far out to sea but it is not on the cards that these should bother us. Base up by then to 2k perhaps. And of course later afternoon a bit more of a soarable bit – around 10kts I hope.

For tomorrow it is a strong SE day with a good morning of flying but blow out later. Good for hang gliding! ;)

Plett – Keurbooms once again a bit of an upspurt during the late morning. Uppies not as good a Sedge though probably more realistic. lol  (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – SW winds that will moderate into the afternoon and back to the SE. Some rain but also decreasing into the day.

EL – Similar to above with the SW hanging around for longer.

Inland – For a change the far interior looking sweet with light surface winds form the north for most of the day. Good propeller thingie stuff but towards the south the SE will increase during the day with very strong winds to the west especially. Only the central area inland of the GR looking relatively lighter with some flying. Lots of clouds around in the little Karoo but clearing to the north. 20kts plus over the big western mountains.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:34 and setting at 18:39 – day length 12:06. (We are being robbed of 2min of sunlight every day now!! And it is the 2nd day of Autumn!). Another sweet morning with a slight slight chance of rain but a clear afternoon and SE wind. Still perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a sweet 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 






(20 March2021) 
Day 359 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. And another super flying day for the first ever Wilderness Paragliding Festival and would you believe that today we are doing more of the same! :))

Another CF moving into CT today driven by the SAH while the IOH is standing its ground making it difficult for the new CF to run unabated up the southern coast line. Run and the SW making its way for the west during the course of the day probably reaching the GR in the mid afternoon. Further inland the trough very active with CB’s today in a broad region with a W to NW flow. Initial NE on the east coast but this will change in spots from the west as the SW moves up the coast. The SW remains till around 8k where it veers to the W and then NW with a 30kts finish at CT and a 60kts near Wilderness.

CT – Another fresh SE day with a deep flow and little chance of a usable wind-shadow shaping up. Again even the main mountains dominated by the SE flow so not much from a flying point of view. (See RB TH grpah)

RB – If you are not there soaring already you are missing out! Probably blown out later on. ;)

PV – A southerly kind of day with strong stuff moving in form the south later on. Climbs to 5k at the better spots but mostly later in the afternoon for this to happen. See Spot for PV.

Wilderness – And a slight prefrontal day with some SW pulsing on the cards and associated clouds (varying cloudbase) so its worth keeping an eye out to sea for any of those strong wind lines – if it is looking strong land and wait for it to settle or pass before flying again. It looks like a good SW day for some coastal flying increasing towards mid day. Some rain moving in from the SW from as early as 14:00 however most Apps show it from around 17:00. Sedge and Serps will be very strong with some rough rides out there so be careful if you venture inland. ;) (See all the winds forecast charts and sedge Spot!)

For tomorrow it is a lighter SW start but quickly backing to the S and then SE from 10/11 onwards. Perhaps some early morning rain – a small pulse around 10/11 but then a dry and cool afternoon form the looks of things. ;)

Plett – Keurbooms looking sweet during the late morning but then the SW pulse moving in around 13:00. Uppies looking very up and down with two distinct SW pulses moving through. Probably a bit of a rough ride out there! ;) (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Light SE start remaining lightish until late afternoon when the SW makes it way up there.…

EL – Similar to above with the SW moving in early evening.

Inland – SW to W winds in the south but NW to the north and West along the western interior. Lots of CB activity from south of Uppington to other side of Graafies. Some high Q’s developing out there with soe strong spots of wind caused by these CB’s. A general SSW flow moving inland as the front increases its effect. 20kts plus over the big mountains.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:33 and setting at 18:41 – day length 12:08. (We are being robbed of 2min of sunlight every day now!! It is the first day of Autumn!). Another sweet morning with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Still perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a better 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 






(19 March 2021) 
Day 358 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. And what an excellent start we had yesterday for the first ever Wilderness Paragliding Festival! Great flying and today we are doing more of the same! :))

The CF has moved into the WC with various influences – dry along the west coast with SE to SSW winds while its slightly wetter along the southern parts but not as expected. Slight chance of rain along this area only later in the day. Winds will go from SW in the morning till middayish then back to the SE by late afternoon and that is when most of the rain is expected. The System is relatively deep with winds only going back to the usual NW upper flow from 8-10k upwards with an 80kts finish up at the Tropopause.

CT – A fresh SE day with dominating SE to E flows along the main mountain ranges. Only a slight chance of the shadow shaping up but this will decrease int the afternoon form the looks of things. 30kts in many spots. (See RB Spot)

RB – Looking really good but perhaps a tad strong later in the day. ;)

PV – Climbs around the 4 perhaps 5k mark with SSW winds. It does get breezy in the south later on so be wary if you find yourself in the air at that time.

Wilderness – Ag what a pleasure to be here! It is looking like a fantastic morning of flying into the early afternoon from there on it might OD in many spots with a chance of light rain moving in – increasing probably as the winds back to the SE. Looks like a quick backing around mid day from lekker SW to suddenly going Southerly from 13:00 onwards (for those thermic flyers) It does look like the ocean cliffs will be flyable form early on for most of the day. Some light spots but if you are good you could squeeze staying up through them. I think Sedge and Serps will still be amazing with good climbs into the clouds around 11 to 13:00. It could be good enough to venture over the back and try get to Map (If you do this I recommend planning to finish the flight at 14:00 before the lower cloud will move in from the ocean along with the SE.) ;) (See all the winds forecast charts and sedge Spot!)

A quick looks at tomorrows weather shows another CF moving into the GR area from mid day onwards – winds are SW in general. Still keeping those fingers crossed the rain chances becomes less… ;)

Plett – Uppies not looking too shabby today with even Keurbooms on the cards too at mid day… (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Fresh SW winds trending SE later on…

EL – Similar to above but the SE only moving in by early evening…

Inland – SE winds in the south but NW to the north and West along the western interior. Some high Q’s developing to the east from lunchtime onwards but clear to the west. Some spots getting to 20kts especially in the south. The SE winds moving in to well north of the GE as the SAH pushes the cooler air up into the interior. No CB expected and only slight chance of light rain in the south.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:32 and setting at 18:42 – day length 12:10. (We are being robbed of 2min of sunlight every day now!! Autumn’s around the corner!). A clearish start but becoming cloudy from mid day onwards. Still perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a mild 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 






(18 March 2021) 
Day 357 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. A great kick off for the Wilderness Paragliding Festival today with some sunshining weather around the area. :))

A CF approaching CT – it seems to be loosing momentum with less rain on the cards compared to previously expected – lets hope it keeps this trend. So the SAH in the west and IOH dominating in the east while Wilderness area is sitting pretty in the middle enjoying the slack conditions. Strong NE in the east and fresh NW to SW in the west. The Westerly will be moving up the coast during the day but might not reach the GR by the end of day (or if it does it will be late late afternoon and early evening) No rain expected today for the whole WC. The usual NW far inland and just above our heads from around 3k the winds all go NW with a 50kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – A NW start around the Peninsula with a mid day afternoon backing to the WSW. Some cloud expected from mid day with a low base and tops just above TM top. If you fly in the morning don’t get caught as the cloud moves in! ;) The main mountains also not looking too bad though there is a strong wind around the southern ranges which could make things a tad unpleasant. (See TDK Spot).

RB – Too much west in it today…;)

PV – A sweet WNW start trending to the WSW later on. Climbs to 4k in general with some Q’s moving in form the south by late afternoon.

Wilderness – Aaahhh… The question is are we going to fly today!? Yes we are! :) Light onshore winds with a chance of it being just strong enough for some coastal cliff soaring. Though the inland sites will be the spots to e with both Sedge and Serps delivering some sweet fun flying – even if it is pretty slow and weak with climbs hardly reaching 1000ft. Later in the day the wind will veer more to the WSW as evening approaches but perhaps this is when the Wilderness Beach Hotel can offer something to play in with enough onshore component (slightly less west) than the rest of the ridges. (See the wind graphs for the area). There are some low cloud spots out to sea but these are not shown to move in over the land – probably evaporates as it reaches the shore but to the west of us some fog patches are forecasted (so it might have some influence here) ;)

A quick looks at tomorrows weather shows the CF moving in during the night with a slight chance of rain and SW winds going SE – fingers crossed the rain chances becomes less… ;)

Plett – Perhaps Uppies a bit better than the Wilderness ridges and some doable moments at Keurbooms on the cards too… (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Fresh NE winds all day here…

EL – Similar to above…

Inland – Low and behold those CB’s are not on the cards today even though the trough is still there – slightly less moisture moving in form the north as the CF approaches CT and is changing the origins of that upper airmass. NW winds mostly around the 10-15kts range btu the it will increase along the mountains to the south as the CF starts to have an impact in the area. Some 20kt plus posts expected then. ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:31 and setting at 18:43 – day length 12:12. (We are being robbed of 2min of sunlight every day now!! Autumn’s around the corner!). A clear sunny day expected so perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a mild 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 






(17 March 2021) 
Day 356 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. Tomorrow is the start to the first ever Wilderness Paragliding festival! (18 to 28 March 2021! :))

The SAH still dominating with a slight ridge along the southern parts and the inland trough with good flying but OD conditions and CB activity in a wide spread area in the interior. Winds are all S to SE along the southern parts – fresh in a few spots in the late afternoon – but NW north of the GE except later in the day when the southerly will creep up to past there. Lots of Q’s around but the west is blue. A few fog patches on the northern west coast with some lower clouds along the southern oceans with a slight chance of effecting the southern coastal areas – even a slight chance of rain in a few spots possible. The winds are light with hight with a N trend going NW from 4k upwards and a 30-50kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – Strong SE around CP but it curls around with a SW component around SH and LH – light winds expected here for most of the day with probably some good flying too. The SE to the S is not very deep either so all these help for a good wind-shadow area to play in today. The main mountains also looking up with perhaps some E to NE in the morning but this will be dominated by the NW to W winds and late some SW from the west. (See TDK Spot).

RB – Too much west in it today…;)

PV – A NW start to the day but the afternoon finishing SW. Climbs to 5/7k in the best spots. Light winds with a slight push in the late afternoon with up to 1kts at TOL.

Wilderness – Again lots of clouds around but most will clear during the day along the coast with some blue skies. Winds initially S and light but from lunchtime the SE will start to push in from the east. Perhaps reaching Map by late late afternoon. Base around 2/3k on the plateaus so if you can get there it could be fun. Sedge and Serps should be great during the late morning and early afternoon – a small window to get high enough to jump to the back possible.

Plett – Also a S to SE day with Uppies showing some fun times… (See Spot) ;)

PE and PA – Light wind starts with a later E to NE trend. There’s a high chance of ran and even CB activity here today…

EL – Similar to above…

Inland – High bases but with the high probability of CB’s in a wide spread region (See rain map). It is clear to the west with a NW wind trending W to SW later on perhaps 15kts in some spots. If you can is the CB’s it should be good flying… ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:31 and setting at 18:45 – day length 12:14. (We are being robbed of 2min of sunlight every day now!! Autumn’s around the corner!). A partly cloudy day with strong SE winds for the afternoon. Perfect to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a cool  20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 





(16 March 2021) 
Day 355 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. 2 days to go to the first ever Wilderness Paragliding festival! (18 to 28 March 2021! :))

The SAH still dominating with a very active trough along the central parts. CB’s in the interior though a tad more to the east with some light rains along the southern coastal parts during the day possible. Winds are generally SE along the southern parts and Southerly up the west coast and NW in the more northern interior. Around CP and the west coast its strong and dry while the southern parts are lighter with more moisture and low clouds around for the most part. Flying a bit of a mixed bag with the southern parts not much in terms of thermic activity, improving along the west (well, actually some pretty good spots along the west!) ;) and the then interior though high bases the thermals a bit shredded due to winds and rain. The winds along the southern parts are lighter with height then form around 10k it starts the usual W to NW march increasing with a much calmer 20-30kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – Another strong SE wind day, dryer compared to yesterday with some good instability along the west coast – there should be sweet Q’s today. Still strong higher up with not much of a wind-shadow shaping up from the looks of things and then the main mountains are all SE winds and pretty fresh. You need to go far north to get a bit of SSW component…

RB – It looks like a good day here according to the Spot report with some high clouds too… Maybe a day to drift north and go for Adam’s record! ;)

PV – Still a lot of southerly in the wind but not as strong as yesterday and much better thermic wise. Climbs to perhaps 6k in some spots with sweet clouds in the south. Be careful though with the southerly component and very strong S winds late afternoon form the south.

Wilderness – Lots of clouds still around but less chance of rain compared to yesterday. SE winds though it starts of light. I think Map the place to be from mid day onwards. It might blow out very late in the day so it might just be a lekker flying day for the most part. :) It looks  a tad too east and fresh for anything worthwhile inland to happen. Maybe Gerrickes and Buff for an earlier session. ;) 

Plett – Also a very se day with not much flying prospects – unless you have those secret SE spots to enjoy ;) (See spot).

PE and PA – A chance of some CB’s otherwise lighter winds and onshore flows mostly with an East trend perhaps reaching 15kts in the strongest bits.

EL – Similar to above…

Inland – Again the usual pattern of NW winds to the north of the GE with SE trends to the south of that. Rain along the mountains expected with CB’ along the trough line – mostly to the east of the interior. Lots of variable surface winds around the CB regions it seems. Probably a good WW day. :)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:30 and setting at 18:46 – day length 12:16. (We are being robbed of 2min of sunlight every day now!! Autumn’s around the corner!). A cloudy day with slight chance of rain and soe fresh SE winds. Either way go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a cool 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 






(15 March 2021) 
Day 354 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. And surely the big news of the day is that Peter Wallenda has finally tied the knot to Sue Day – congratulations!!

And a reminder that we now have only 3 days to go to the first ever Wilderness Paragliding festival! (18 to 28 March 2021! :))

A cut off low wanting to form just to the south of us that is causing some strong SW winds along parts of the southern coast but S to SE winds along the west coast. The SAH already pushing in its dominance once again. The CB activity still strong long the trough – connecting out to sea with the low. Lots more rain from the looks of it as the SAH helps to bring in that warmer moist air from the IO onto the southern parts. However those CB activity moving off to the east running form PE/EL and northwards. Lots of cloud everywhere with the sun peaking out here and there with a bit of luck. Not much form a flying point of view with RB for the hangies about the best spot of the day! Lol. Winds go NW from 10k upwards with a 0-80kt finish up at the Tropopause.

CT – A strong SE wind day with lots of low cloud and no inversion or letting up of the winds so it doesn’t look like any wind-shadow shaping up. The main mountains dominated by that strong SE winds so no safe prospects out that side either. Looks like a WW or perhaps more like a BR day! (That one is for WJ!) ;)

RB – It just could be a sweet day here all day long with weak lift so t should be smooth flying and perhaps holding just enough to remain flyable all day long…

PV – A very southerly day though not as strong as yesterday. Weak climbs with base rising to 4k maybe to the north. Not the best of day with the cross wind that is remaining all day long…

Wilderness – Hhhmmm… Still lots of cloud around with the prospect of more rain but perhaps not as much as yesterday. The winds are supposed to be strong WSW so there is hope for a bit of a clear spell and more upslope along the ocean cliffs. Lol. But inland its too windy for things to be anything worthwhile safe flying… 

Plett – Also a very W day with poor outlook for flying… (See spot).

PE and PA – Lots f rain on this side with those CB active all day here. Looks like the surface winds reflect some of that too with variable but a general W trend…

EL – Similar to above…

Inland – NW further inland but the SAH helping the southerly to take over things from mid afternoon onwards. It penetrates beyond the GE by late afternoon. Lots of rain on the cards for the farmers. The CB’’s moving to the east but more rain all day long – especially along the SB and southwards from there. Still a good WW day. (or BR day!) ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:29 and setting at 18:47 – day length 12:18. (We are being robbed of 2min of sunlight every day now!! Autumn’s around the corner!). A cloudy day with rain but the CB’s are gone. Either way go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a cool 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 






(14 March 2021) 
Day 353 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. 4 days to go! The first ever Wilderness Paragliding festival! (18 to 28 March 2021! :))

A pleasant surprise at Sedge yesterday afternoon with some sweet amazing flying. Today the CF having moved over leaving a layer of moist air in its wake while the SAH is ridging in behind it – a general SE flow all over the WC today with a NW above that. Inland the trough very active with loads of CB’s around that will spread all the way south over the coastal areas and out to sea. In the far east the surface winds starting off SW but those will back to the SE during the day as well. So lots of low clouds along the southern coastal areas and thick mid-levels inland and adjacent areas. Those upper NW winds carrying all that stuff down to the south with it. The winds end with 70-80kts at the Tropopause.

CT – Fresh SE winds with a chance of a wind-shadow during the morning and lunchtime but it is eroded soon after as the SE deepens and strengthens. The main mountains also not looking that good with the East winds dominating there all day long. A few shadowed spots but these are very dynamic and moving around rather quickly so be very careful if you try to venture out there…

RB – IT just could be a sweet day here with the mid day and early afternoon the best. It will blow out later…

PV – It is a very SSW start to the day with low climbs perhaps up to 4k but it gets strong Southerly quickly with 20kt at TOL even from mid day already. So be careful if you fly. Land early! ;)

Wilderness – A light S start with some flying possible in the late morning at Serps, Map and Sedge. Maybe even Gerrickes for a bench-up! ? But it looks like rain from lunchtime onwards. With some luck we will get a window of flying in before this happens. ;) Late afternoon even CB’s moving in from the north.

Plett – It looks like the rain is here from earlier compared to Wilderness so perhaps not as good a forecast…. (See spot).

PE and PA – Initial SW but quickly backing to the SE from the west. Also rain later and some chance of those CB’s later on.

EL – SW start then backing to the SE.

Inland – NW north of the GE but E to SE to the south of that. Some spots over 20kts especially to the western interior. Then of course loads of CB activity which will spread all the way south over the southern coastal areas late afternoon. Be very careful if you fly out there today… Maybe still better to just do some WW. ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:28 and setting at 18:49 – day length 12:21. (We are being robbed of 2min of sunlight every day now!! Autumn’s around the corner!). A cloudy day with rain and even CB’s in the afternoon. Either way go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature a cool hot 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 





(13 March 2021) 
Day 352 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. 5 days and counting! The first ever Wilderness Paragliding festival! (18 to 28 March 2021! :))

The CF right on CT doorstep today with the associated strong NW winds. There is a bit of a gradient so in some spots it might seem light but just 1000ft up it is close to 20kts and form there it just gets stronger! ;) Big wave day around the Western parts. To the north the trough is very active with amazing soaring conditions – high bases but also some CB activity, some as far south as Graafies area. But of course with the front those isbars helping ot make the wind just too strong for us to fly. 20-30kts NW in most places. To the far east the NE dominating form the IOH and then the GR right in the “col” change over area with light winds along the surface and a bit more instability compared to yesterday. Above from 3k upwards the wind are all NW finising with 100kts at CT and 70kts at Wilderness!

CT – NW winds with a strong gradient – could be those prefrontal jukky NW winds ;) and the the CF moving in early evening – some rain and winds going more SW. Even the main mountains good to do some WW today. ;) Especially if there are any wave clouds forming.

RB – WWB is out and about today;)

PV – Another strong NW to W day with some convergence setting up around PV town from mid day moving towards the launch as the wind backs to the west. But its very strong up there so probably best to just WW. (See TOL winds of spot) ;)

Wilderness – A light SW day with some flying probably to be had at Sedg around mid day. Climbs to 1000ft doable according to the forecast. Get it while you can I say because the CF is here tomorrow! ;)

Plett – Similar to Wildernes with a maybe Keurbooms but Uppies with a small window around mid day too (See post).

PE and PA – Initial NE in the east but the west the winds popping in form the changing – light to varable S to SW winds.

EL – Strong NE winds here all day 20kts…

Inland – That hot NW winds all the way south to the first mount ranges of the coast. High cloud bases with some OD and CB around the central parts. Not good for flying unless you are brave but excellent for WW! ;) South of the southern ranges if you stay low there is a sweet flying spot within the or just above the convection layer (up to 1500ft with light thermals) ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:27 and setting at 18:50 – day length 12:23. (We are being robbed of 2min of sunlight every day now!! Autumn’s around the corner!). It is a light wind day for us with little to none flying prospects. Foefies at Map! Maybe practice those fancy dress suit launches! ;) Either way go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature another hot 22 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 






(12 March 2021) 
Day 351 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. Six days to the main event! The first ever Wilderness Paragliding festival! (18 to 28 March 2021! :))

A large CF to the west with a strong trough along the western interior and the IOH on the east dominating our weather today. NE winds along the east coast all the way to the eastern parts of the GR but this will move to the east during the day as the CF moves closer form the west. The CF will influence CT from tomorrow onwards mostly but some upper influences today from the tightening isobars – some strong NW winds up there! Inland strong NW winds as the prefrontal trough creates some super duper strong soaring conditions with 18k bases – Loeriesfontein, Calvina, Willeston epic high stuff but the NW pretty breezy out there. Lol. Some low clouds around the coasts with poor soaring – stable conditions along most of the coastal plains today not helped by the thick mid and upper clouds today either. The best spot that is within reach of most pilots will be Kardoesie with some mid afternoon sweet stuff – my spot of the day. Conditions also very cool for wave activity in the SW parts of the WC. Winds in general are NW except for a very shallow layer along the southern parts increasing in strength with a 70kt finish up at the Tropopause.

CT – A good early morning I think with NW winds and a chance to explore the 12 Apostles. Its breezy up there with 15k at TM top but def manageable for PG. By mid day the surface winds trend SW which will break some of tat good lift to bench up to TM. Very stable and north in the upper air along the main mountains. The inversion showing a stable change from the SW lowers to the NNW upper but its best to be wary I think.

RB – WWB is out and about today;)

PV – NW to W all day with high clouds dampening the climbs. PV with perhaps 3/4k weak stuff but Kardoesie seems to be better with the spot showing up to 5k in the mid afternoon. ;)

Wilderness – A stable day with really nothing on the cards. With a bit of luck you might find some coastal spot with just enough wind to keep you up for while. Even Buffs doesn’t offer anything more than local dins and will be a gamble…

Plett – Similar to Wildernes today….

PE and PA – Fresh to strong NE winds to start with that will veer to the East later on. Maybe some of those onshore spots will work if its not too strong…

EL – Strong NE winds here all day 20-30kts…

Inland – Fresh spots during the moring especially the GE area with 20-30kts of surface winds. To the south the SE winds are around to 4/6k level before going NW. This changes at the GE areas. Lots of high cirrus clouds but there are some very high Q’s expected along the higher mountain areas that connect with the NW instability. Loeresfontein area in particular and along the N/S line. (See cloudbase map). So lekker to dream hey! ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:27 and setting at 18:51 – day length 12:25. (We are really being robbed of 2min of sunlight every day now!! Autumn around the corner!). It is a light wind day for us with little to none flying prospects. Foefies at Map! Maybe practice those fancy dress suit launches! ;) Either way go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature around 22 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 






(11 March 2021) 
Day 350 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. One week to go to the start of the first ever Wilderness Paragliding festival! (18 to 28 March 2021! :))

Here are some amazing Wave clouds from the past CF that moved over the WC. Pics taken at McGregor by Ruan. Awesome! :)

Today a mild SAH shifting in behind the CF with surprisingly light winds in almost all areas of the WC. There are still some wet spots around during the morning and mid afternoon but it dries during the day almost everywhere. Loads of Q’s around with a few spots showing excellent soaring conditions. Winds re generally eats with some NE trend inland and a SE for the afternoon along the coast. The west cast has mostly N to NW in the upper winds (a slightly different SAH source for here). The East is present all the way up to around 6k where it backs to the N and then WNW from 14k upwards and a 80kts WNW finish at the Tropopause.

CT – A good flying day I think with instability to 4k around the Peninsula. Up to 15kt SE later but it is light at 2/3k with a NW trend up there. The surface winds curling around TM with a SW component along the shore front at SH and LH. Some great flying to be had along the main ranges with strong lift according to the forecasts – despite all the recent rains. Winds do trend NW with height so its hard to go anywhere to the north and if you head south you will bump heads with the SE which will make for interesting flying indeed! ;) lol. FH with that mix between these two winds with some times being very good for flying – the SE influence in the morning and late afternoon again – so be wide awake if you fly here…

RB – Some Southerly late afternoon but it does seem a bit light… ;)

PV – Looking like a sweet day here with NW to W winds all day long and sweet Q’s all over the show. Best climbs seem to be north of Kardoesie with maybe 5k climbs that side.

Wilderness – A light wind start with mid level clouds. Then later some higher thicker cirrus clouds around which will dampen the thermals somewhat otherwise it could have been an amazing XC day. The winds trend S to SE from late morning mid day already with the afternoon going SE. Map should be very cool late afternoon – probably good form 14:00 onwards already. ;) Earlier flying from Serps to Map should be very sweet.

Plett – Plett looking cool to with Uppies mid morning flights and the SE moving in a bit later on. Keurbooms perhaps doable but a lot of SE in the wind…

PE and PA – Fresh SW start and by mid afternoon the winds will start to moderate and back to the S and even SE. The rain will also become less…

EL – Similar to PE but the SW hanging on for longer as the tail end of the CF moves past here….

Inland – Some light rain stull present in a few spots but all of that will clear during the day. The winds are light easterly trend all the way to the GE and north of there it is NW. Nothing strong with perhaps 10-15kts around at the most in a few spots. A sweet flying day with Q’s everywhere.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:26 and setting at 18:53 – day length 12:27. (We are really being robbed of sunlight daily now!! Autumn is coming soon!) A sudden calm after the storm today with light wind start and then a SE breeze for the afternoon. Def a day to go get high on life.. ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 





(10 March 2021) 
Day 349 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. 8 days to the start of the first ever Wilderness Paragliding festival! (18 to 28 March 2021! :))

The CF dominating our weather with rain in CT all day and up the west coast, spreading to the east during the day. Very strong NW winds around there with 30kts at 1000’ and 40 just above that. The winds should moderate slightly in the afternoon. Inland the strong winds also dominating from west to east with some very high clouds and strong lift preceding the front. Of course those winds way too strong to fly so its just WW time. The rain should spread to the GR by late afternoon/early evening. Way to the north the trough active around Kuruman and Jozies areas. Lol. Winds back home are NW from the surface all the way to the Tropopause with a slight W backing up there and a 90kts finish.

CT – Strong NW winds and rain all day. Low base with tops around 12/14k… See SLP TH graph with winds 50kts at 3k mid day!

RB – Big WWB out today! ;)

PV – Also rain and strong NW winds all day…

Wilderness – A clear warm day with some katabatic heating around as the strong NW descends down to the lee side of the Outies. Still some high clouds at 7/8k – see the spot for Grg and the winds at TOL! Very windy with 30kts around 1000ft near the coast. Lots of variable winds out to sea - lots of mixing caused by the adjacent high mountains. Very west to NW all day but late afternoon sees the SW finally coming through (Too strong of course!) and with a chance of rain at that time. A WW day!

Plett – Similar to Wilderness!

PE and PA – Light winds start with some spots of strong offshore flow. This will change to onshore flows with SE winds and then trend NE in the east later on. The CF moving in through tonight only.

EL – SE then NE later on. Light to moderate winds.

Inland – Another day of WW! Strong winds form the W due to the CF moving in – 30kts plus in most places. Lots of rain expected in the west and then moving to the eat reaching as far as Sutherland, PrinsAlbert, Willowmore by early evening. And by morning into EL and Graafies.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:25 and setting at 18:54 – day length 12:29. (Oooh sunset now before 19:00!! Autumn is coming soon!) A strong WNW wind day with rain early evening. Visit the Lienkies corner for a bit of shelter or walk down wind with masks and goggles! ;) The forest walks would be the best today to shelter form the winds. Either way go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 28 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)






(9 March 2021) 
Day 348 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. 9 days to the start of the first ever Wilderness Paragliding festival! (18 to 28 March 2021! :)

Today the first big CF of the year moving into CT – a classic one with the building NW winds and then the rain late afternoon persisting for a day at least from the looks of it. And of course effecting all those areas close to the western parts of the WC those building NW to W winds. Some big wave around the CT mountains – should be pretty visible too I think. Otherwise a clear day from a Q point of view (except from the inbound CF and then those high cirrus over the entire WC. The southern coastal areas still very protected from the CF influence with very light winds to start the day and then a gradual build during the day of onshore winds. NE winds in the eastern parts but generally a southerly and SW in the GR areas. Inland the westerlies dominate and will build strongly during the day with 30kts plus in the west penetrating all the way to Uniondale and Willowmore by late afternoon. North of the GE it is all WNW winds and also breezy as those pressure surfaces are steeply tilted between the trough and that CF. Though again the finetuned trough extending in a long line from Nam past Bloem for some record soaring conditions out there. Over 17k climbs near Botshabelo. (It extends all the way to McClear!) (Dream!) ;) Winds all go NW from around 3k upwards backing to W from 14k with a 100kt finish at the Tropopause.

CT – Still thick Cirrus clouds that will be complimented with Q’s moving in from the west from mid day onwards. And of course those building WN winds which is already to strong from the morning. TM top height going to 40kts with the 30kts and more on some spots on the surface possible by mid afternoon. The main mountains also very strong NW winds so its def not a flying day. Lol.

RB – Big WWB out today! ;)

PV – Also a breeze NW day with winds in the upper teens all day – increasing to the south. Lift going to 5k in the best spots. Better to watch weather today. ;)

Wilderness – Yesterday a super coastal soaring day as it turned out but today much less in the wind department from the looks of it. (Thought this awesome place often has sweet surprises) ;) IT looks like a super light off-shore start to the day with some light onshore winds by late morning mid day. Its possible it could get soarable along the ocean cliffs but generally a light wind day. SW till lunchtime and then a S to SSE trend in it. Sedge showing some lift to just over 1k. Serps very similar with the window an hour before mid day the best. Hhhmmm…;)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness, just slightly les good. ;) lol. Light onshore flows with Uppies showing climbs to perhaps 2500ft. Maybe a light soaring flight at Keurbooms doable at lunchtime.

PE and PA – The E to NE wind trending here but it is light and changing from the west as the CF shits closer. A light wind day here in general which is cool I suppose. ;)

EL – Light NE wind all day form the looks of it.

Inland – A light wind start in the east but the west already having fresh westerly winds. This will build during the day covering almost the entire interior from west to east ;) well just past Willowmore area where there is a more S to SE trend in the south. A few lost Q’s possible over some of the higher ranges inland but that west wind going over 30kts on average remaining strong from GR and up. Probably a day best spend drinking and practicing WW. (Weather Watching!) lol.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:24 and setting at 18:55 – day length 12:31. (Oooh sunset now before 19:00!! Autumn is coming soon!) A big CF moving towards us so enjoy today because tomorrow is going to be pretty deurmekaar… So go enjoy perfect beach and forest walks! Go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 




(8 March 2021) 
Day 347 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. Things are heating up for the first ever Wilderness Paragliding festival – 18 to 28 March 2021! Watch this space!  

The SAH dominating with W to SW winds along the entire WC area. Lots of clouds around with some rain especially along the southern parts with bases varying from 1500ft in southern parts to 3/4k in the west and of course more in the interior. Climbs are weak for the most part due to thick mid level clouds which will dampen the thermals quite a bit. Best spot looks to be DTK with some sweet mid day lifting with TOL around 4.5k and sweet winds too. Otherwise strong SW along the southern and eastern areas, moderating from the west during the day. In the interior its W in the far north but SSW in the south. But then while we are all grovelling in the CF remnants the sweetest trough line is setting up today with record distance possible (Drool) See the Cloud base SA chart for the distinct setup – 15k base is not too shabby! ;) Winds remain SW to W but then WNW from 6k up trending W with a 80-100kt finish at the Tropopause.

CT – Those thick mid levels hanging around all day with a S to SSW trend. 15kts but more around the corners with the seafront at SH 15-20kts at times. Too side one for the wind-shadow to shape up from the looks of things but maybe… ;) The main mountains at DTK actually looking not bad and some sweet flying to be had there around lunchtime and for once it does not nec get better further north! ;)

RB – Hhhmm Just too much west in it! ;)

PV – The thick mid levels blocking much of the surface heating so not the best out look but there is something to be had during the mid afternoon. WSW trending SW later. Climbs to 4k at the best spots but Im hopeful that it might clear more than anticipated. ;)

Wilderness – A cloudy rainy start to the day but all indicators that things will clear partially from mid day onwards. Sedge offering something to play with from mid day onwards and possibly Serps too. The west should back to the SW around mid day with perhaps 10kts to play along the ocean cliffs. Some rain on the cards but probably more towards the mountains. So the outlook not hopeless! ;)

Plett – Uppies actually looking terrible and not as good as Sedge. A bit more west here on the cards with too much of that for Keurbooms to work. And Uppies not offering anything either.

PE and PA – The SW winds dominating here all day and really fresh further east.

EL – Fresh to strong SW all day long here….

Inland – Light winds in the interior with only a slight increase during the afternoon. So it doesn’t look like to bad a day to fly with those propellor thingies. Some spots perhaps going to 15k in the late afternoon. Some Q’s shaping up in most regions with base at 12k around the GE in a few spots.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:23 and setting at 18:57 – day length 12:33. (Oooh sunset now before 19:00!! Autumn is coming soon!) A very cloudy day with poor sun possibilities and a W wind going SSW later on. Go later for perfect beach and forest walks! Go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 19 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 





(7 March 2021) 
Day 346 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. Things are heating up for the first ever Wilderness Paragliding festival – 18 to 28 March 2021! Watch this space!  

The longest flight of the 20/21 season - 427km in a Paraglider. Few have gone that far and yet Josh believes more is possible. He writes: “Morning, Wednesday when we drove up was the record day i think. Clouds streets from Calvinia to Carnarvon and beyond, high base, till sunset, no OD. Post frontal, lots of rain the night before. Only problem Thursday was OD, i had to fly around storms, probably wasted 30+min and 50k distance and 2hrs landing before sunset. 600k+ is definitely doable?it's what I said all along, i just need to be there on the right day.☔”

Today a CF moving into CT as the SAH is pushing in the cooler wet air form the south – southerly winds dominating behind the front but just ahead it’s a much more westerly component along the southern coast before the rain will move in by late afternoon. Far inland it’s the usual NW component north of the GE with 12k climbs no clouds out there today (Only the frontal stuff along the coasts). I notice north of Kimberley the best spot with well over 15k bases and sweet climbs out there. (Drool!) But back home its more complex with loads of low clouds moving in form the south along the southern parts in the afternoon that will dampen the flying in these areas. Winds are south to westerly up to 6k then it is all NW from there with a gentle backing to the WSW at the Tropopause for a 70kts finish.

CT – A low cloud rainy start especially around the Peninsula but it will clear from mid day onwards with even a chance of a wind-shadow appearing for the afternoon. SSE winds up to 20kts then. The main mountains also clearing into the afternoon with base rising rapidly to around 4k but much more to the north.

RB – It just might be a sweet afternoon into the sunset! ;)

PV – Actually a really lekker day here I think with Kardoesie the place to be – the clouds rising here with 6k bases and sweet flying around the lunchtime period. SW winds with a tad more southerly in the afternoon especially to the south near PV.

Wilderness – A partly cloudy start with a lot of promise on the cards of rain to come but perhaps some sweet on-shores just before – we hope! Some apps showing a good Southerly before the rains but others showing a frustrating westerly trend before the rain comes. Climbs to just over 1k at Serps and Sedge with clouds at mid day onwards and base lowering all the time. So a tricky day to call with a mixed bag of changing conditions – even a chance of some strong pulses moving in from the south so keep an eye out on the ocean for those windy signs! (see Sedge Spot)

Plett – Uppies looking good around mid day for a good spell and wow – Uppies showing climbs to 5k between 10:30 and 12:30! I would go for that! ;)  

PE and PA – Light winds as a start with a SW trend. Inland looking pretty good with some workable bases from the looks of things…

EL – Fresh SW all day long here….

Inland – A light wind start but then the southerlies moving in form mid day onwards with the late afternoon seeing spots of over 30kts north of the SB especially! No CB’s expected but rain this evening in the south with the SB blocking most of that moisture from moving further north.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:23 and setting at 18:58 – day length 12:36. (Oooh sunset now before 19:00!!) Autumn is coming soon!) A partly cloudy start but clouding over for the afternoon and rain. Go early for perfect beach and forest walks! Go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 22 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)







(6 March 2021) 
Day 345 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. Here are two links for yesterday’s long flights – one from Andrew and Pete on their new Plett site distance record (104km) and the other of Josh’s long XC flight of 427km!  https://ayvri.com/scene/yj8g37w2kg/cklvv5pab00014a61yh5llcsz?fbclid=IwAR25e--fq219s9PDeXZiiWxN5iA0TVTXBSn8Ze_jLHN8g8aYJ-gVQHIJiIg

https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights/detail:Josh/4.3.2021/08:03

Today another CF approaching CT and will influence the WC weather during the course of the day – some strong SW pulse along the southern coasts. Q’s developing along most of the west coast during the day but much lighter winds here compared to the southern parts. The rain and stuff only happening tomorrow mostly. Winds remain a general SW to WNW form south to north with hight to around 6k where it is all WNW winds all the way to the Tropopause for a 70kts finish.

CT – Some cloud around with base around TM tops and westerly winds. It does look like a 12 Apostle day to me but does depend on the cloud development. The main mountains with initial NW going W winds – 10-15kts. Se depending where you are just watch for the stronger flows over some of the bigger ranges for that penetration! ;)

RB – Too much W in it I think all day…

PV – A good looking day here with around 10kts and a few spots going just above that. Climbs to around 5k but the convergence setting up in the mid afternoon from Bumpy peak with climbs here even out in the valley to 6k. Slight chance of some Q’s later in the afternoon.

Wilderness – A super cool morning with light SW winds and the calm before the storm thing. Though it looks like the light stuff will remain for just about most of the day. The SW popping through from late afternoon only. Some light instability around for Serps and Sedge but a warning out for some shear expected from 13/14:00 onwards out there. TOL around 1000ft and 20kts expected up there! (See spot!) So perhap snot the best forecast… ;)

Plett – Very similar to Wilderness today… Also watch the wind at TOL.

PE and PA – Fresh NE winds for the day but then the SW eroding and moving in form the west reaching PE near sunset only…

EL – Fresh to strong NE winds all day…

Inland – Again a light start with even a Northerly trend but the West moving in from late moring from the west, slowly backing to the SW in the south later on. 20-30kts in the afternoon! Climbs at lunchtime to 9k over the SB and 12 at Graafies though its west so not the best direction for there. ;) Blue day mostly.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:22 and setting at 18:59 – day length 12:38. (Oooh sunset now before 19:00!!) Autumn is coming soon!) An awesome start but then the SW will come through strong in the afternoon. Go early for perfect beach and forest walks! Go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 22 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 



(5 March 2021) 

Day 345 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. Here are two links for yesterday’s long flights – one from Andrew and Pete on their new Plett site distance record (104km) and the other of Josh’s long XC flight of 427km!  https://ayvri.com/scene/yj8g37w2kg/cklvv5pab00014a61yh5llcsz?fbclid=IwAR25e--fq219s9PDeXZiiWxN5iA0TVTXBSn8Ze_jLHN8g8aYJ-gVQHIJiIg

https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights/detail:Josh/4.3.2021/08:03

Today another CF approaching CT and will influence the WC weather during the course of the day – some strong SW pulse along the southern coasts. Q’s developing along most of the west coast during the day but much lighter winds here compared to the southern parts. The rain and stuff only happening tomorrow mostly. Winds remain a general SW to WNW form south to north with hight to around 6k where it is all WNW winds all the way to the Tropopause for a 70kts finish.

CT – Some cloud around with base around TM tops and westerly winds. It does look like a 12 Apostle day to me but does depend on the cloud development. The main mountains with initial NW going W winds – 10-15kts. Se depending where you are just watch for the stronger flows over some of the bigger ranges for that penetration! ;)

RB – Too much W in it I think all day…

PV – A good looking day here with around 10kts and a few spots going just above that. Climbs to around 5k but the convergence setting up in the mid afternoon from Bumpy peak with climbs here even out in the valley to 6k. Slight chance of some Q’s later in the afternoon.

Wilderness – A super cool morning with light SW winds and the calm before the storm thing. Though it looks like the light stuff will remain for just about most of the day. The SW popping through from late afternoon only. Some light instability around for Serps and Sedge but a warning out for some shear expected from 13/14:00 onwards out there. TOL around 1000ft and 20kts expected up there! (See spot!) So perhap snot the best forecast… ;)

Plett – Very similar to Wilderness today… Also watch the wind at TOL.

PE and PA – Fresh NE winds for the day but then the SW eroding and moving in form the west reaching PE near sunset only…

EL – Fresh to strong NE winds all day…

Inland – Again a light start with even a Northerly trend but the West moving in from late moring from the west, slowly backing to the SW in the south later on. 20-30kts in the afternoon! Climbs at lunchtime to 9k over the SB and 12 at Graafies though its west so not the best direction for there. ;) Blue day mostly.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:22 and setting at 18:59 – day length 12:38. (Oooh sunset now before 19:00!!) Autumn is coming soon!) An awesome start but then the SW will come through strong in the afternoon. Go early for perfect beach and forest walks! Go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 22 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

Day 344 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. So yesterday was a big day for a few pilots – Pete and Andrew flying over 100k’s form Plett (Uppies), Jack going over 100ks from DTK and then the big one going to Josh Degenaar flying over 400km from Copperton to just shy of Molteno! We will post the track log as soon as we get it. This is a pic of the big flight. Lekker Josh! :) Today not as good with the trough having moved to the north and eats with the clouds running in a line form Uppington past Kimberley Bloem. Some CB’s to the far east but nothing around the WC. Along the coasts it is the SAH ridging in along the southern parts with a S to SE trend – initial SW along the eastern coasts but this will also back to the SE later in the day. Light inland winds except for the far northern areas and again later the Sea breeze picking up as it moves inland around 15-20kts from the SE. Some Q’s in the south and especially to the east. Climbs around 2k along the southern coasts, rising to 4k along the mountains and then perhaps 8k further inland along the SB ranges. Winds go West from 6k and then a slight WSW trend from 18k upwards with a 50kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – Looks like a big wind-shadow day with perhaps a light SW trend here. The main mountains actually looking really good with soe convergence over the bigger mountains behind DTK with climbs going to perhaps 8k here… ;) A fresh SW wind later in the afternoon.

RB – Too much W in it I think all day…

PV – Another sweet westerly start trending to the SW with climbs to 5k. To the north around Kardoesie a steady rise in climbs as the convergence sets in running from PB to Eendekuil to the Pass. Not too strong in the late afternoon either so a lekker day of flying here I think.

Wilderness – A SE prediction on the cards but perhaps not as strong as previously thought. It’s a soft start with only the afternoon picking up for some Map fun I think. It might even last all day here with the strong winds seemingly not making it all the way up here. The morning could be sweet at Sedge and Serps for some flying and the run from Serps to Map is def a good one for the morning to do.

Plett – After yesterdays long flights (2 x over 100km from Uppies!) Today the SE trend but not before there is a good spell at Uppies in the morning . See Spot! Maybe Keurbooms might have something in the mid morning before its too SE…

PE and PA – A light SW start but trending to the SE during the day…

EL – Fresh SW winds and then form mid day backing to the SE around 15kts.

Inland – A sweet start with light winds in most places but then the Sea Breeze moving in in the afternoon. Breeze then with SE trends around 15-20kts. Some clouds around here and there with high bases at 7/8k.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:21 and setting at 19:01 – day length 12:40. (How quickly the darkness is eroding the light… Ouch!) A sweet light SE wind day with a chance of picking up later in the afternoon. Perfect for beach and forest walks! Go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 





(4 March 2021) 
Day 343 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. That CF tail swept into the west of the WC during the morning with low cloud and slight chance of rain. IT will clear during the day and turn into a glorious flying day though. Inland the Trough very active with breezy NW winds north of the GE. Some CB’s in the south and eastern parts. Later the Sea breezes from the south will make inroads towards the GE with winds also reaching 20kts plus in places. Expecting some OD stuff along the Southern mountains as the CF works it way towards the GR during the day. Winds are SW to W up to 6k where its all west then a gentle NW trend towards the Tropopause with a70kts finish up there.

CT – A low cloud start with some rain but it will clear for some cool flying along the main mountains from DTK and northwards. (CT with a bad wind-shadow outlook with southerly winds all day around 15-20kts). The further north the better it gets especially later in the day. It could be another long distance day form DTK – but at the inversion the winds go N to NW so better progress just below that. ;)

RB – It just could be a sweet late afternoon here… :)

PV – A sweet westerly day going SW later with initial low clouds but rising rapidly during the day – getting to 6k in the north late afternoon. Strong sweet flying I think.

Wilderness – Some rain moving in from the south late afternoon early evening with some stronger winds then but for the late morning it looks like light SW winds with mid day light soaring along the ocean cliffs. My pick is Sedge or Serps with some great flying late morning again. Climbs to 2k with even a bit of Q’s forming up there.

Plett – Uppies looking the best with 4k climbs and Q’s and a chance of doing some good XC… Keurbooms switching on from mid day onwards for some cool fluing too I think. :)

PE and PA – Moderate SE winds for the most part with low clouds especially later on.

EL – Those moderate SE winds all along the coast here making for a pleasant change. ;)

Inland – A rather windy day north of the GE – NW 15-20kts. But strong thermals and high bases with a few CB’s to the south and east. The sea-breeze moving inland (see graphs for morning and afternoon on surface winds) making for very windy conditions in the afternoon. Fly in the southern parts during the late morning to avoid the strong stuff! ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:20 and setting at 19:02 – day length 12:42. (How quickly the darkness is eroding the light… Ouch!) A sweet light SW wind day with a chance of some rain later in the afternoon. Perfect for beach and forest walks! Go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 







(3 March 2021) 
Day 342 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. The CF having moved to the south of us while the SAH is shifting the tail end towards CT. Moderate W to SW winds here while the IOH is dominating in the east again with those NE winds and the trough in the central wester parts with good soaring conditions – some CBs to the east of the trough line. The southern coast with SW winds, a few spots reaching 15kts but for the most part its moderate to light. Some clouds down south with the west dry and the inland areas with high Q’s – base up to 15k! Winds inland getting strong W to NW around 15-20kts in a few spots and then also int eh eastern coastal regions the sea breeze moving inland with a SE direction and topping 20kts in some spots too. From 6k the winds go NW with a slight backing to eh west at the Tropopause for a 60.70kts finish up there.

CT – Some fog patches for the morning but these should clear during the day. A light N start but quickly going W trending SW later on. It is looking like a good flying day here while the main mountains are also not too bad with the W to SW trends. Not very high climbs out there but still fun stuff.

RB – WWB is out today…

PV – A SW day with climbs to 5k in the right spot otherwise its 4k. Perhaps reaching close to 15kts in the late afternoon making it a good day for PG until sunset. At Kardoes and north towards Skerpheuwel it should be great later on. ;)

Wilderness – IT is looking like another great day at Sedge – probably late morning the best time so don’t mis out again! Yesterday was amazing! (See pic) Perhaps some light coastal soaring stuff – though there are some stronger winds far out to sea which can change things a bit. Just keep an eye out for that. There is a small chance of light rain around the Knysna region and maybe here too. Else its up to 2k climbs… Very lekker!

Plett – Same as Wilderness with Uppies looking sweet with climbs to 3k and Keurbooms having a shot at being flyable from mid day onwards…

PE and PA – SW winds moving up to EL during the day.

EL – The NE dominating here in the morning but then the SW will move in late afternoon….

Inland – Another good flying fay though perhaps a bit on the strong wind side with 15-20kts inland in some places later in the day. CB in the SE parts around Middelburg, Tarkastad areas. The sea breeze moving in later on as well with some 20kt spots around.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:19 and setting at 19:03 – day length 12:44. (How quickly the darkness is eroding the light… Ouch!) Another partly cloudy day with light SW winds all day long. Perfect for beach and forest walks! Go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 






(2 March 2021) 
Day 341 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. In the east the IOH dominating while the CF moving in from the west influencing the west while the inland trough with slightly less CB activity nudges in from the north in some places. Winds are NE in the east and NW in the west with a mixed influence along the southern parts. Inland its NW. Some strong spots in the west as the CF influence with tightening isobars brings in that 30-40kt level down to 5/6k – a strong inversion below that with some flying in places within this shallow layer but the upper strong winds could create some interesting mixing and also wave above that. Beautiful clouds inland with most of the west and parts on the southern regions clear except for some wide spread coastal fog. Most should burn off later in the day. Winds are all NW from 4k upwards then at 18k it backs to the west for a 50kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – Again a foggy start with a northerly component. A strong inversion setting up from TM and higher where the winds go from 10kt to almost 40kts at 6k. A great wave setup so those usual wave spots probably working well for the first time this year. ;) The main mountains probably too strong higher up so if its weak lower down be very careful when you get higher – that gradient is pretty severe today I think. Personally a weather watching day here… ;) (See TH for RB) Lol.

RB – lol. See above…

PV – A NNW start but it backs sweetly to W during the day. Climbs to 4k were the inversion starts but there is a convergence setting up over PF from around 14:00 where you could get to 6k but… but the winds up there is pretty strong so watch your drift if you fly ;)

Wilderness – A strong SW popping during the morning that will probably be flyable before and after but during perhaps a tad too strong (Don’t get trapped along PR!). Lots of west in it initially but form mid day onwards it moderates and the coast and Sedge or Serps should be come very sweet for the afternoon. Lekker!

Plett – Same as Wilderness with Keurbooms having a shot at being flyable from after lunch. Some CB over the mountains that can influence things…

PE and PA – The start of the IOH influence with the strong NE winds to the east. So the change happening around here. It does look like the SW wins around Jbay and PE but from PA the NE gets the upper hand. Those inland CB’s… hhmmm..

EL – The NE dominating here….

Inland – A good looking day inland but for some CB’s mostly in the southern and eastern regions otherwise a amazing flying day to be had – high base with clouds all over the show! Winds NW around 15kts but in the far west and south some stronger spots form the CB and also the CF moving closer to CT.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:18 and setting at 19:05 – day length 12:46. (How quickly the darkness is eroding the light… Ouch!) A partly cloudy day with strong SW this morning with a sweet afternoon on the cards. Go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 26 degrees C for this morning but cooling to 22 for the afternoon! Enjoy the day! :)

 






(1st March 2021) 
Day 340 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. A warning out today of extreme surface winds fluctuations due to loads of thunderstorm activities all over the WC. In addition there is a large CF to the west of us with an associated coastal low causing some strong shallow Norhterly flows along the west coast. This flow also is over TM just above the cooler surface air (some fog patches) with extreme mixing taking place. (Similar to the CT bergwinds effect). It is not a flying day so be very very careful if you venture out. The CB activity starting mid day in earnest already with many northerly flows reaching down into the southern coastal regions. Winds remain northerly all the way to the near the Tropopause where it acks to the west for a 50kt finish up there.

CT – Some fog patches around but these should clear quickly. Then deep mid level clouds moving in from the north as the CB activity moves in here too. Strong wind gradient with 20kts N at TM top and near 40kts at 4/5k. The mountains are very strong so do not venture out there unless its for weather watching. (See surface wind graphs) these are all over the show with extreme gusts of near 4okts at times. Lol.

RB – lol. See above…

PV – CB activity with strong gust fronts moving in plus the wind in general is strong Northerly. A bad day for flying in deed. ;)

Wilderness – Some coastal fog in patches along the coast. A very inverted day along the coast caused by the strong IOH flow pushing in only a very shallow layer of marine air onto the coastal regions. Above the wind is North and those CB’s will be moving in around lunchtime with a chance of rain and some strong northerly to westerly flows. IF you fly its during the morning but keep an eye on those CB’s moving in form the mountains. Light S to SE winds early on.

Plett – Same as Wilderness…

PE and PA – Those monster NE winds dominating al day. 30kts and more!

EL – As above…

Inland – Base around the 10-12k level with strong CB activity from late morning into the afternoon. Very wide spread rains with strong gust front actions from the looks of things. So def not a flying day. Stay on the ground and do some weather watching! ;) (See graph)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:18 and setting at 19:067 – day length 12:48. (How quickly the darkness is eroding the light… Ouch!) A high cirrus cloud day with light winds in the morning but some rain and CB winds in the afternoon so get out early for those beach and forest walks. But do go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 26 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 





(28 February 2021) 
Day 339 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. The SAH morphing into the IOD with a strong ridge along the southern parts while the inland trough is right along the west of the country producing a combination of high surface temps with that deep instability associated with the trough right along the west coast. PV and the Cederbergs today all time highs. (40 degrees C and 10k plus gains!) Some CB’s along the GE line later this afternoon with very strong SE winds along the southern parts of the country. This changes to N form around 6k and then W from 30k with a 30-50kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – Another good wind-shadows day though the morning is a bit tricky with a shallow SW and then the upper NE that is quite fresh. Mid morning this will dissipate and it actually looks like a light wind day around SH and LH with the wind-shadow in play. Towards the S the SE very strong out there though. The main mountains dominated by that western trough position and a northerly flow of deep instability. Go far north to get into some W flowing air to launch and to not get blow to the south by the strong upper N winds.

RB – lol. Too hot to be sitting out here today. You need to be at base in PV! ;)

PV – Hhhmmm… Really hot surface temps of 40 degrees but a chance to get really really high. There is a bit of a strong N wind up high so try to get to the north towards Bumpy get to 10k (or more) then jump over the back into the Cederbergs for that magic high clouds and 15k climbs! Please send us the pics for tomorrow!

Wilderness – Another light SE start but then the winds picking up quicker today compared to yesterday. So get out early. It will be blown out before late morning I think. Also a steep gradient setting up which can make things a bit unpleasant. Let hope it does not! ;) (All the other spots will be blown out.

Plett – Same as Wilderness…

PE and PA – A monster E to NE day… 30kts and more later on.

EL – As above…

Inland – Another beautiful light E to SE wind start to the day with increasing strengths into the afternoon from the SE. Some CB’s around the GE area and more in the late afternoon. Again fly early for the propeller thingies! ;) (See graph)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:17 and setting at 19:07 – day length 12:50. (How quickly the darkness is eroding the light… Ouch!) A strong SE wind day so get out early for those beach and forest walks. But do go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 





(27 February 2021) 
Day 338 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. The SAH still dominating with that ridge along the southern parts coupled with the trough along the west coast. Still that deep easterly flow all over with high temps in the west and associated high climbs (over 7500ftASL) Winds around CP are very strong and this will migrate northwards not helping those fires in Jonkershoek much. Some clouds around even into the interior but these will clear by mid day with only a small edge along the southern and eastern coastal regions after lunch. Far inland though west of Kimberly high bases with the sweetest climbs – NW winds 10-15kts all the way to base at 15k. Dream and drool! ;) Back home, winds along the southern parts are strong SE in the afternoon but a sweet start though. From 10k the winds go N but then back to the WSW from 30k to finish at 50kts at the Tropopause.

CT – A good wind-shadow start with light east winds around the City but its strong at CP. Later the SE will move in and erode the wind-shadow with very strong winds 20kts plus again. The main mountains pretty useless for flying with the strong SE winds dominating.

RB – Probably a tad too east but it does look like the east facing slope could offer something later in the day. (See spot graph!) Or the Southerly could move in here later I think…

PV – Super strong S winds in the south that will move into the PV valley late afternoon. The best spot is to the north at Kardoesie where you could sit pretty at over 7500ft for most of the day. ;) See graph. Some very strong thermic stuff so be careful!

Wilderness – Another light SE start but then the winds picking up progressively. Again the apps showing some strong low level flows with a strong gradient – 20kts around 1000ft but much less on the surface for the Map. IT will blown out in the afternoon but its just a mater of when! Fingers crossed it is late! ;)

Plett – The SE dominating here with things just probably too cross to be any fun. But climbs doable to over 3k…

PE and PA – A light wind start but then increasing as the East starts to dominate.

EL – Similar but perhaps with a tad more South initially…

Inland – Another beautiful light E to SE wind start to the day with increasing strengths into the afternoon from the SE. So fly early for the propeller thingies! ;) (See graph)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:16 and setting at 19:08 – day length 12:52. (How quickly the darkness is eroding the light… Ouch!) A cloudy start with a fresh SE wind from late morning onwards. Perfect for beach and forest walks. Do go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 







(26 February 2021) 
Day 337 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. Today the SAH dominating again with a ridge along the southern parts. A broad sweep of easterly winds all over the WC with a very deep influence – it remains easterly all the way up to over 12k! The west coast with a strong SE flow especially in the south where some spots will reach 40kts. Typical the clouds confined to the south and eastern parts of the province. Some good soaring conditions inland with those sweet looking Q’s with relatively light winds – all those E to SE facing spots should be really good. Towards the coast the wind increasing in strength but for the change over spot between the GR and EL – SE to the west and SW to the east. Above 14k the wind becomes unusual with SSE flows in the east and SW in the west 30-40kts finishes up at the Tropopause.

CT – Another day with deep super strong SE winds. No wind-shadow shaping up form the looks of it – extreme shear around the southern mountains and Peninsula with 40kts low level winds in many spots. A day to look at the sky of go further north. ;)

RB – A tricky day with the ESE winds on and off during the morning depending on the position of the east wave – it could be blown out or too light or just right! ;) Late afternoon looks blow out though…

PV – An east start with the valley slowly producing the SW winds to flow upslope. It will be coming up but over head the E will be there with the transition relatively smooth 2-5kts change over. Some high climbs on the cards with over 6k gains. The SW very strong in the south but further north a bit of a sheltered region.

Wilderness – A cloudy misty start with a ESE wind. The apps shows some strong low level flows with a strong gradient – 20kts around 1000ft but much less on the surface for the Map. Fingers crossed it is not so! ;) But blown out from midday onwards (maybe even earlier) ;)

Plett – The SE dominating here with things just probably too cross to be any fun. But climbs doable to over 3k…

PE and PA – Winds starting light with a SW trend but going S to SE during the day.

EL – Fresh SW start that will moderate during the day and back to the S.

Inland – A beautiful light E to SE wind day inland except on the higher GE areas where the east will be fairly fresh. IT gets stronger further west. Some sweet fluffy looking skies around the little Karoo all day. Later on the SE winds will incres to the 10-15kts level.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:15 and setting at 19:09 – day length 12:55. (How quickly the darkness is eroding the light… Ouch!) A cloudy start with a fresh SE wind from late morning onwards. Perfect for beach and forest walks. Do go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 





(25 February 2021) 
Day 336 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. I have not had any news fo long flights from the west but the GR was awesome yesterday and today looks to be another one. ;) The IOH dominating with the inland trough shifting slightly to the east. SW winds pushing up form the south onto the area with a strong S to SE trend along the west coast today as the two systems helps with some acceleration along the western parts. Not as good as yesterday along the west and perhaps real rest day. ;) The southern coastal areas are looking good though with moderate to strong SW winds and a slight chance of light rain in a few spots increasing tonight. Q’s along the southern parts only with a few lost high ones along the GE at 12/13k. The S to SW trend runs far inland to north of GE and this pattern is fairly consistent all the way up to the Tropopause for a 50kts finish up there.

CT – A deep super strong SE today with the inversion above TM height. It will be 30kts and more in a few spots so not a good day to try for a wind-shadow… The main mountain not any better with the SE flow dominating for most of the southerly and mid ranges. (See Spot) ;)

RB – If you are not up there this morning right now you  are missing out. It will blow out before lunch for the rest of the day…

PV – A very southerly day with climbs 4k and just over 5k in a few of the better trigger spots. However the very fresh southerly wind will make flying very unpleasant. 15-20kts from mid day onwards…

Wilderness – A WSW start but going fresh SW from 9”30/10 onwards. A slight slackening around mid day but it should be another sweet afternoon with SW to SSW winds. Sedge looking good but strong. So be wary if you go out there. Serps similar ad also a tad OD conditions so perhaps not the best to go for XF flying. However, it could be one of those sweet days to try flying to Plett! :)) See spot.

Plett – Keurbooms looking good for an hour or so from 13/14:00 otherwise perhaps a tad west in it. Uppies with some OD conditions and climbs to 4k winds at 10kts perhaps a tad fresh but doable for the big boys.

PE and PA – Strong SW start around Jbay and PE a bit less. The wind will trend S to even soe SSE later in the day especially to the east. 10-15kts except that strong morning start around Jbay..

EL – Light wind spots starting but then moderate S to SE winds later on. 10-15kts.

Inland – Southerly winds far inland – light in the morning especially in the lower areas. Later the Southerly will get very strong especially on the higher grounds with 30kts over the SB ranges. Clouds will dissipate in the far north with the east and south bits remaining. A bit more wind than yesterday so the flying will have a bit more bite! ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:14 and setting at 19:11 – day length 12:57. (Less than 13 hours day light time! Ouch!) Another SW day – a bit stronger than yesterday. Perfect for beach and forest walks. Do go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)








(24 February 2021) 
Day 335 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. So even with the poor outlook for the west coast Jack Henderson did another epic long flight from DTK! 100miles! Well done Jack!  https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights/detail:JackHenderson/23.02.2021/10:42

Today the SAH still dominating our weather – a slight CF brushing by along the southern parts, small influence along the west. Conditions very similar today compared to yesterday for the entire WC though maybe slightly better along the west coast. Some sweet looking Q’s mostly along the southern parts and the first mountain ranges drying quickly as we go inland. The trough in the western interior with CB activity to the east of that. Nothing really getting into the WC. Southerly winds along the southern parts with a few SW to SE variations. And late afternoon again strong winds in the interior and long the west coast. Winds remain south to5k then a backing to the west for a gentle backing to the WSW all the way to the Tropopause for a 50kts finish up there.

CT – Typical SE winds 20kts with strong bits depending on the local flows. Inversion around 2k with a slight slackening and backing to the east at TM height. A small wind-shadow a possibility. The main mountains looking sweet again but for the SE influence later in the day from the southern parts. DTK looking sweet again for long flights to the north. Lol. Those poor retrieve drivers. (See Spot) ;) (Just a word of caution – as you guys are pushing the distances be careful for those very strong winds late in the afternoon from Clan to Klawer.)

RB – A slow start but a very strong finish… Sunset probably blown out.

PV – Another sweet day wth a bit more in the climbs. 5k very doable and a tad more in the right place. IT is a bit southerly later in the day so be wary for getting too close to the mountains! And again some strong late afternoon winds today around 15kts. :)

Wilderness – Another very sweet light SW day on the cards. The coastal cliffs light soarably – best time during the late morning but it should be really epic at Serps and Sedge. Again climbs to just over 2k from both sites expected. See spot.

Plett – Another day like yesterday but for high base and better climbs with 4k or just over doable from 10 this morning already! You can somewhere with that height. ;)  And again Keurbooms looking particularly good from late morning into the afternoon! :)

PE and PA – Some SW during the start of the day but trending more Southerly from mid day onwards. Moderate winds 10-15kts at most.

EL – Also a cool lighter winds day with S to even SE winds later on.

Inland – Slightly lighter compared to yesterday, especially form the west but the late afternoon it will blow again as the Sea-breeze moves into the interior. To the N of the GE the winds are W to NW. A few very high clouds here… ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:13 and setting at 19:12 – day length 12:59. (Less than 13 hours day light time! Ouch!) Another light S to SW day. Perfect for beach and forest walks. Do go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature around 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(23 February 2021) 
Day 334 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. Another sweet long distance day yesterday from DTK with Jack Henderson flying 147km to the north from Du Toits Kloof Pass. Nice one Jack! :) https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights/detail:JackHenderson/22.02.2021/10:20

Today the SAH dominating while the trough has shifted quite a bit to the west. A light CF approaching CT (See the rain graph). Winds are generally W to SW with a few Southerly and even SSE bits in the southern interior. The west coast inversion lower than yesterday so not as good but still some flying to be had. A mostly blue day except in a few spots along the GR and of course along the Trough where there is a chance of some CB activity too. Winds all go Westerly from around 5k with a WNW trend in the East and WSW in the west with a 80kts and 50kts finish at the Tropopause respectively.

CT – A fresh SSW wind today so not the best for the wind-shadow. Expect some convergence and turbulence around the coasts – instability to TM top height or just above. The main mountains with a bit better conditions and DTK still being the easiest and most convenient spot today. Late afternoon sees some 15-20kts spots occurring. (See Spot) Still possible to fly north but not as high as yesterday. ;)

RB – Another possible late afternoon flying day and looks more doable for a sunset session…

PV – Another sweet start. More South in it today with climbs to just over 4k perhaps reaching 5k in the best spots. Some strong late afternoon winds today at 15kts peaking around 20k… :)

Wilderness – A very sweet light SW day on the cards. The coastal cliffs light soarably – best time during the morning but it does look more like a Serps and Sedge day. Climbs to just over 2k from both sites expected. See spot.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness with Uppies over 3k climbs and Keurbooms looking particularly good from late morning into the afternoon! :)

PE and PA – Fresh SW winds dominating all the way up here. Maitlands looking good for the hangies especially…

EL – Same as above…

Inland – Another sweet morning with light winds in most regions but the S to SSE really picking up in the afternoon. The west is very fresh with the Westerly winds moving further inland – even north of the GE. Some CB’s NE from there. Sweet looking skies around Graafies.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:12 and setting at 19:13 – day length 13:01. (And 13 hours of day light hours is here!) A light SW day. Perfect for beach and forest walks. Do go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature another 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)







(22 February 2021) Day 333 of lockdown.

Day 333 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. Today the IOH completely usurping Guambe and dominating most of even the WC coastal weather. (I notice that Jet stream still active with close to 200kts winds!) ;) Here the trough active inland with soe CB activities but it is far to the NE (See the graphs. Still some drooling flying just west of the trough to be had. East to SE winds along the east and southern coast areas with a SW up along the west coast. It is a mainly blue day with no clouds expected. Lower climbs compared to yesterday but the west coast with more W trends so some good flying on that side expected. The winds go North along the southern parts from around 3k and above though fairly light. Then a progressive increase with a 100kts finish over PE but just 50kts over CT at the Tropopause.

West coast

CT – A strong inversion developing from TM hight and lowering during the day to around 2k. Southerly winds around 15 perhaps touching 20kts but it does moderate upwards form the inversion to perhaps 5kts. The wind-shadow should be active enough to fly and use today. Some fresh winds along the shore expected at times. The main mountains looking really sweet today with a nice west to start the day. Later it will trend more SW with the far south showing some S to SE late late afternoon signs. Climbs to just over 5k on the cards and improving to the north. Again some good flight to the north possible today. ;) (See DTK TH graph)

RB – Another possible late afternoon flying day and a maybe lasting to the sunset times…

PV – A sweet day with light WNW start then gong to WSW later in the day. A touch over 10kts late afternoon. 5k climbs but from Eendekuil to the pass late afternoon the convergence setting up there and over Eendekuil you could get well over 6k…;)


Wilderness
 – A sweet light SE start to the day with it picking up during the afternoon. A chance that Map could get blown out but with a bit of luck it will hold all day. ;) Flights form Serps to Map doable during the mid to late morning then the winds getting a bit strong. Sedge is looking very east from early on all ready so probably not worth visiting

Plett – Similar to Wilderness – lol :)

PE and PA – A sweet light wind start with the afternoon an Easterly winds settling in – stronger to the east.

EL – Same as above with the mid day and later wind NE…

Inland – A sweet morning with light winds in most regions. It is NW north of the GE but sweet south of that. Later the Southerly sea breeze pushes through again with some 20kts posts, especially over the bigger mountains. 6-8k climbs north of the Outnikwas ranges on the cards but the sea breeze spoiling that quickly.;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:11 and setting at 19:145 – day length 13:03. (We are sneaking up to just 13 hours day light time!) A fresh SE day for the afternoon. Perfect for beach and forest walks. Do go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature another 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)






(21 February 2021) 
Day 332 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. Lots of news and interesting stuff this morning! :) I found a very strong jet stream to the SE of us – 190kts is not bad! ;) Maybe also helped by the tropical storm Guambe that is moving out to sea to the east of us. It is twisting the inland trough way more towards the east – some exceptional soaring conditions inland around Kuruman central regions – base at 17k all the way! Drool! But back home things are not so bad. Yesterday a couple of 100k plus flights from DTK towards the north – this pic form Wj on his way to cracking his 100k too! Lekker! :) On the GR it was an epic coastal soaring day. Today still that frontal moving flow with a fresh CF passing by again in the dark hours but a bit more in the wind department for things to be too exciting form a flying point of view. Still loads of cloud around with high bases in the west and inland (5/6k) but lower along the southern coastal regions. Strong SW winds along the southern and eastern coasts with a more Southerly component up the west coast. Winds are southerly far inland helping that inland convergence around Kuruman even! From 10k it goes more west and then at 30 it is NW with a 130kts finish at the Tropopause.

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. I found a very strong jet stream to the SE of us – 190kts is not bad! ;) Maybe also helped by the tropical storm Guambe that is moving out to sea to the east of us. It is twisting the inland trough way more towards the east – some exceptional soaring conditions inland around Kuruman central regions – base at 17k all the way! Drool! But back home things are not so bad. Yesterday a couple of 100k plus flights from DTK towards the north – this pic form Wj on his way to cracking his 100k too! Lekker! :) On the GR it was an epic coastal soaring day. Today still that frontal moving flow with a fresh CF passing by again in the dark hours but a bit more in the wind department for things to be too exciting form a flying point of view. Still loads of cloud around with high bases in the west and inland (5/6k) but lower along the southern coastal regions. Strong SW winds along the southern and eastern coasts with a more Southerly component up the west coast. Winds are southerly far inland helping that inland convergence around Kuruman even! From 10k it goes more west and then at 30 it is NW with a 130kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – A tricky looking day with the fresh southerly. Base around TM top with some strength flowing over that mountains so the wind-shadow a maybe but probably a shy on. The main mountains also with a lot of southerly in it making for very turbulent conditions. Maybe a good rest day for yesterdays long flights! ;) (See DTK TH graph)

RB – IT could be a sweet late morning with some Q’s and maybe even a chance to float to the North and go a long way. ;) Maybe a sunset cruise too but it looks a bit strong later in the day.

PV – Also the more southerly winds around today – the morning earl better than form lunchtime onwards. Still some good Q’s in the morning but a chance of it burning off in the afternoon. Nothing too special today. ;)

Wilderness – A very West start with some strong SW out to sea. Rain out there also but it doesnt show that it will move in until early evening. There is chance for it to be flyable on occasion (probably too strong mostly) with the afternoon perhaps the better time to try some dune playing. Of course Sedge and Serps only for the crazy! ;)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness – no its much worse than Wilderness! :)

PE and PA – Super strong SW dominating all day…

EL – Same as above…

Inland – Southerly winds with a light morning then picking up during the day. Some pretty clouds around and the day in the Little Karoo looking very sweet for flying. But strong over the tops of the bigger mountains. Probably a drool and watch day more than anything… ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:10 and setting at 19:15 – day length 13:05. (We are sneaking up to just 13 hours day light time!) A strong SW wind day so walk down wind in the beach. Slight chance of rain late afternoon though some rain out to sea which could move in sporadically. Or choose the sheltered forest for those special windy sounds but do go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature another 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(20 February 2021) 
Day 331 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. I am sure some of you have noticed the tropical storm Guambe that has now shifted southwards and effecting a big part of the Northern KZN coast. Lots of rain out there but down south where we are it’s the usual frontal systems – the Cold Front moving through during the night leaving the usual cool, moist air in its wake across the entire WC region. Lots of cloud around today with a good chance of rain along the southern areas – it does get less later in the day but there’s more coming during the night and tomorrow. ;) Winds are SW along the southern parts and WNW north of the GE. Few Q’s out here but the cover gets more further south. 11k here but 8k around the SB areas and then 4/6k along the southern ranges and a few spots along the southern coat lower than that. Winds go NW from just shy of 10k and remains NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 120kts finish.

CT – It is looking like a sweet day if the rain stays away. WSW winds with initial base above TM but later drops to TM hight. Around 5-10kts with a few stronger spots in the corners etc. The main mountains looking promising with a chance for some long flights form the south to the north I think. ;) (See DTK spot graph)

RB – And today it is a WWB day!

PV – Another sweet day with light W to SW wind perhaps a few spots going over 10kts later in the afternoon. Clouds during the morning but most burning off from mid day onwards. Getting to 6k on the best part of the day with no significant convergence setting up except that usual upward stuff flowing into the Renoster hoek ;) The Cederberg looking better with some amazing Q’s out there if you want to do the big jump into them…

Wilderness – A light to moderate SW wind day. The ocean cliffs should be sweet but Sedge also looking good. Maybe a bit strong there but it does look like a day to be climbing up to base. Oh and that is of course of the rain does not spoil things – there is a chance for rain to be popping in on and off hopefully more off than on! ;)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness with Uppies perhaps not that good but Keurbooms is looking sweet from lunchtime onwards! :)

PE and PA – Strong SW winds all day with a slight moderation in the south and backing to the South. But to the north it remains strong SW.

EL – Same as above…

Inland – A lighter wind day in the morning but then the usual strong stuff for the afternoon. Rain as far as Graafies this morning but clearing during the day. Winds are SSW in the south but WNW in the North. In the far east it is SE…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:10 and setting at 19:17 – day length 13:07. (We are sneaking up to just 13 hours day light time!) A cloudy with chance of rain SW wind day. Perfect for a beach walk and swim in the warm water. (Or choose the forest) but do go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature another 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)






(19 February 2021)

Lost report!

(18 February 2021) 
Day 329 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. The Cold Front having moved over the entire WC during the night. Some light rain along the coasts. A relatively breezy W to SW winds in most places. It is NW north of the GE though. Clouds confined to south of the SB and the main Cederbergs on the west. Base around 2/3k close to the coasts but rising further inland and during the day. 4/5k along the first mountains and up to 8k further inland around the SB and Cederburgs. The thermal index with quite a bit of shear/mixing so most spots showing some turbulent climbs – probably lookingbetter that what it is day. ;) Winds go NW from 6/7k upwards and finishes at 110kts at the Tropopause!

CT – Looks like a SSW day so could be very bumpy or if enough W is in it then it could be ok! ;) Base around TM height or just above. IT goes more S later in the day but it doesn seem like a wind-shadow day – perhaps a bit but it seems to be more around the harbour/stadium side of things. The main mountains perhaps with a low cloud and windy start but it looks like it could become a good day to go north. It goes more S later and further north. (See DTK spot graph)

RB – Only late afternoon a maybe enough wind popping through. Otherwise light and too west in the beginning.

PV – Some cloud during the morning then quickly burning off and it actually looks sweet. It does go ver south in the afternoon so don’t fly and scratch too close to that mountain. ;) Up to 5k maybe and 10-15kts in the strongest bits. See graph. ;)

 

Wilderness – A fresh to strong SW day form the looks of it. Slight chance of some rain. But it does look like we might get a classic coastal day. A slight break just before lunch but then after that a good afternoon form the looks of it. If you launch after lunch you could try and get to Plett! Just get there late from 16:00 onwards when the widn at Robberg is dropping so the landings will be safer. ;) Segde looking a bit rough and bumpy. ;)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness with Uppies looking OK late in the afternoon otherwise a tad too west during the morning and early afternoon.

PE and PA – Strong SW winds with slight moderation from the South late afternoon.

EL – Same as above but no moderation!

Inland – WNW north fo the GE otherwise W in the west and then SW in the south. A bit more Southerly in the trend late afternoon with some strong spots over the bigger mountains. Fly early if you can otherwise it’s a bit of a windy day… ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:08 and setting at 19:19 – day length 13:11. A moderate SW wind day – slight chance of rain. Still perfect for a beach walk and swim in the warm water. (Or choose the forest) but do go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature a cooler 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 

 






(17 February 2021) 
Day 328 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. The IOH dominating in the east, the trough along the eastern central parts of the country while another CF is heading towards CT. Mostly a blue day out there with no clouds except late afternoon around the WC corner as the front starts to make its presence felt. Flying a mixed bag with excellent conditions in the west but the GR quite inverted near the coast with a strong inversion though inland some high gains possible. However the winds are pretty strong as the front pushes the west will move into the interior for the west with 20kts plus in many spots. The southerly sea breeze will also move in along the central southern parts with 25kts plus in places. But climbs to over 10k over the SB happening today – perhaps on the north of the Outenikwas too. But those are just dream and drool country. Lol. Winds go NW from around 4/5k and remains NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 110kt finish up there

CT – An early sweet NW start with sweet flying on the 12 Apostle doable but do finish by 12 as the lower SW will move in and start to mix things up. From mid afternoon and onwards the clouds will also make an appearance from the SW. The main mountains perhaps a tad strong NW to start off with but the SW taking over form mid afternoon onwards. Climbs to 6k on the cards.

RB – It is light and west but from after 16:00 things could happen for a late session as the southerly comes through here around 15kts. SO maybe! ;)

PV – A sweet day form the looks of it with a NW start but then going west for most of the day. Later form the south the wind does go a tad more SW. A convergence from 13:00 at Dasklip that will migrate northwards with climbs to over 6k in the right spot. ;) See graph. ;)

 

 

Wilderness – A light SE wind day perhaps becoming lightly soarable at Map. Its pretty stable along the coast with climbs to 1000’ only. Sedge probably not much fun but Serps could be enjoyable – bumble along to Map for a challenge! ;) Buffs probably the best spot for some fun flying.

Plett – Similar to Wilderness with Uppies reaching 2k maybe…

PE and PA – The NE winds dominating all day long and strong.

EL – Same as above!

Inland – West in the west increase and moving further east during the day. (See maps) The southerly sea breeze also making inroads along the GR getting as far as the GE even. Strong NW further inland form there. Not the best day to be flying but clear skies. ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:07 and setting at 19:20 – day length 13:13. A light to moderate SE wind day – perfect for a beach walk and swim in the warm water. (Or choose the forest) but do go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature a sweet 22 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)







(16 February 2021) 
Day 327 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. A sweet day of soaring late afternoon yesterday along the GR coast with Rouberre and Klip flying to Buffels late late afternoon even! ;) Today a strong SE on the cards for the southern areas as the SAH pushes in behind the CF. Some sweet instability around, especially along the west coast where it looks like good convergence between the inland east winds and the SW sea breeze moving in. Clouds confined to the southern and eastern areas. A slight chance for rain during the morning periods along the southern coasts but clearing during the day. The SE to E winds are deep – up to 10k before there’s a abrupt change to the SW and then W winds from 14/16k upwards with a 100kts finish west at the Tropopause.

CT – An early deep instability around with a E to NE flow so a chance of getting very high today over the mother city. But then a shallow SE flow will bring in an inversion from mid day blocking that instability. Some strong winds again in the late afternoon up to 20kts but a good chance of a wind-shadow holding up. The main mountains more influenced by the SE flow so not that good until much later in the day when the SSW moves in. However some good convergence setting up along the mountains so big climbs on the cards in the right spot – up t 8k!

RB – Light morning but a chance of some soaring after lunch. Then late afternoon the East wind pushing through – a chance of some convergence between the S and the E winds then… ;)

PV – A east start but then by mid day the SW will win the battle with some amazing sweet flying on the cards. Strong climbs to over 7k in many places. The upper flow will remain East. See TH graph. ;)

Wilderness – A NE start but by 10 the winds should be SE. It looks like a short coastal window before it gets too strong. The Map might work from 10 to 12 if we are lucky then the strong winds are set to stay for the rest of the day. Then you can go kite surfing for a swim in that very warm ocean!

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – The SE wind not so strong here and it looks good for those onshore spots to be working today…

EL – Same as above!

Inland – Al SE to E winds and not very strong except for the southern coastal regions. A nice day out there and flying with both the thingies with propellors and without should be good! ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:06 and setting at 19:21 – day length 13:15. Strong SE winds from mid day onwards. But you can still go for a beach walk and swim in the warm water. (Or choose the forest) but do go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature a cool windy 20 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)







(15 February 2021) 
Day 326 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. The Cold Front has moved into the entire WC region bringing with it strong SW winds with a southerly trend on the west coast and inland. The early morning rain will clear during the day. The strong wind not making for any pleasant flying or thermals – the shear index pretty high all over the show. Over 30kts inland over the mountain tops. The convection depth also not that much with 4/5k depth at best and that far inland. Q’s in the west and south but the western areas will clear during the day. The southern winds far inland past Uppington and into Nam! ;) Winds remain S all the way to 10k where it will go SW then W with a 70kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – An initial SSW start but quickly going to the South. Base around TM top height going perhaps to 4k. Its fresh with no inversion so not much of a wind-shadow shaping up… The main mountains also with the Southerly trend so expecting turbulent conditions along the mountains especially with the instability and strong winds around.

RB – It is looking very good here today but will probably blow out by mid day. If you are not up there already you are missing out. ;)

PV – Initially some clouds to the south that will burn off quickly. Winds are fresh today with that Southerly trend so not the best conditions. Rough climbs expected so if you do fly stay in the valley! ;) (See graph)

 Wilderness – Strong SW winds for most of the day with a chance of things moderating from 15:00 onwards. With a bit of luck we should get some sweet sunset soaring in today! ;) Oh, Sedge and Serps of course only for the mad and dumb today! ;) lol Oh yes, you can still go for a swim in that very warm ocean!

Plett – Similar to Wilderness…

PE and PA – Those SW winds very strong and dominating all day. Chance of rain increasing to the east but PE should clear by mid morning.

EL – Same as above!

Inland – Very strong Southerly winds all the way as far as you can go today! No clouds from North of the SB ranges. Def not a flying day out there…  ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:05 and setting at 19:22 – day length 13:17. Strong SW winds all day. But you can still go for a beach walk and swim in the warm water. (Or choose the forest) but do go and get high on life. ;) Max temperature another humid 23 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :







(14 February 2021) 
Day 325 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. The inland trough shifting to the east and those CB’s slightly less. There is more frontal influence in the WC especially the coastal areas – loads of cloud around today with base varying from 1500’to 5/6k north of the first mountain ranges with the pop to 12k along the GE. Rain in CT from the front and this will move into the rest of the WC as the front moves further inland and to the east. Winds Westerly in the west and S to SW along the southern coastal areas. Still some CB activity in a few spots but these are now upper instability and CF combined – PE to Willow ore areas at mid day. A very tricky day for flying with lots of weather dynamics going on but the best place seems to be the norther west coast areas like Kardoesie! ;) The wind goes NW from 6k upwards with a 50-80kts finish at the Tropopause.

CT – A rainy day during the morning but it should clear from mid day onwards with westerly winds. Base should be around TM top height. Perhaps some SH and LH soaring on the cards but watch the thicker cloud and being sucked over/into it along he 12 Apostles! The main ranges in the afternoon probably too strong to fly…

RB – WWB is out today! ;)

PV – Low clouds in the south but it rises significantly to the north. The Bumpy convergence seems to be active again late afternoon for some fun flying. :) (See graph)

 Wilderness – The humid air still hanging around (The ocean is so warm!) with low cloud and chance of rain in the afternoon. There is a chance for a sweet spell of soaring at Sedge from lunchtime onwards if the forecast is correct – before then it is very on and off with pulses of soarability popping through. (See graph!) The coast I think is just too light for anything worthwhile today… But with the warm ocean you can always go for a swim! ;)  

Plett – Looks worse than Wilderness with low cloud, rain and zero lift anywhere except late afternoon at Uppies but even that is very iffi! Lol. (see graph)

PE and PA – Looks like CB and rain from early. Slight chance of clearing after mid day but otherwise not a flying day… Winds southerlies from the looks of it.

EL – Strong fresh SW winds that trends to the South later in the afternoon all day. Also chances of rain here all day…

Inland – The westerlies dominating again except in the eastern interior where it will be South to SE. Those CB’s active around the WIllowmore regions (See graph) High clouds along the GE but the winds are a bit on the fresh side in most areas for any good flying to be had. W to SW winds most areas… ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:04 and setting at 19:23 – day length 13:19 (Sunrise at 6 – a psychological turning point…;) A light S to SE day with CB rain from the north from late afternoon onwards… Still perfect for beach walks and everything else! Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another humid 23 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(13 February 2021) 
Day 324 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. Still that very active trough along the western interior of the country bringing CB’s all the way down to the Outenikwa ranges by late afternoon – once again. ;) The coastal surface winds influenced by the CB movements so expect even offshore winds late afternoon along parts of the southern coastal areas. Inland between the CB the cloud base is pretty high with some spots up to 15k, though around 10k in the little Karoo areas. (See graphs) The IOH far off to the east with a small influence on those parts – for the remainder it is all frontal movement dominating our weather with West winds in general all along the western parts of the interior. Along the central southern coasts we are in a slight col area with varying winds ranging from W to SE and a mixed bag of flying down there. From 5k the winds go NW and remain NW all the way to the Tropopause for a 50kts finish.

CT – A sweet westerly to NW wind day. Looks like the 12 Apostles could be sweet if not for some low cloud that might spoil things now and then. ;) The main ranges also looking good with around 10kts westerly to NW flow and climbs to 5k general. It is more NW to the south and later in the north will trend slightly WSW.

RB – WWB is out today! ;)

PV – A great day of flying here with that sweet westerly flow. Climbs to 5k with some spots to 6k later in the day – especially in the convergence area. The convergence setting up between BP and The pass for the afternoon (See graph)

 

Wilderness – Another cloudy start with light winds but it will trend SSE around mid day. A tricky day to call with the wet ground and light winds – the coastal areas with light soaring at times at the right place and Sedge a maybe but very side on winds from the east for a short part of the day. Some CB’s moving in again late afternoon according to the forecasts with rain. Probably from 16:00/17:00 onwards.

Plett – Similarly to Wilderness with the SE trend and Uppies a side on maybe day – Keurbooms similar. A chance of that CB rain moving in form the north late afternoon. (see graph)

PE and PA – A SW trend with the odd spot reaching over 15kts but in general there is quite a bit of changing flow going light and even SE later in the afternoon around PE side but PA seems to hang on to the SW with 10-20kts even...

EL – The NE winds creeping in form the NE side otherwise a pretty light and varying wind day here…

Inland – A westerly flow to the western interior, going NW further north and towards the central parts. Those CB’s causing some strong gust front areas exceeding 30kts at times in the afternoon. Rain is a bit more centralised compared to yesterday. To the south and east the southerly creeps inland penetrating as far as the GE in a few spots to the east. Again some flood warnings out there so be careful in those dry river beds! ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:03 and setting at 19:24 – day length 13:21 (Sunrise at 6 – a psychological turning point…;) A light S to SE day with CB rain from the north from late afternoon onwards… Still perfect for beach walks and everything else! Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another humid 24 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)







(12 February 2021) 
Day 323 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. A complex day with the southerly migration of the trough line. It is very active from north of Windhoek all the way down to the Outenikwas and later this afternoon extending out to sea. Wide spread CB activity inland – a sweet convergence of midlevel moisture from the North with the W to NW from the frontal movement to the west and south of us. So some flash flooding warnings inland and please don’t go kloofing on the GR (or anywhere else for that matter!) ;) The CB rain should be good inland with some coastal areas also receiving a good share but then it will lessen by tomorrow and be replaced by the approaching CF with the associated frontal rain. Winds mainly S to SW along the coast but Ne in the east and inland west in the west and north in the central and more northerly areas though the CB’s will affect the surface winds greatly. Southerly trend all the way to just past 6/7k then the N to NW flow takes over all the way to the Tropopause for a 20-40kts finish up there.

CT – A southerly wind day with loads of high cloud cover. The inversion between 2/3k. The wind does slack a tad at TM top height but it veers to the WSW up there. The wind-shadow on the south side of the harbour side at SH. Strong cross shore winds expected so be carefull. 20kts and more. The main mountains with more S to SW trends but the S to SE in the south effecting those sites. North of Bainskloof it gets better and trends more W.

RB – Hhhmmm… Another looking promising sunset cruise day ;)

PV – Westerly with a slight NW upper trend but SW later in the day. Climbs to 5k with a few spots in the convergence area going above 6k. The convergence region around BP into the valley at 14:00 then towards the pass at 16:00 and south of Eendekuil. See the graph… ;) Winds 5kts but then 15kts SW late afternoon.

Wilderness – A cloudy start with W to SW winds. From mid day it might vary somewhat depending on the CB outflow to the north of us. Perhaps a promising forecast for Sedge (see graph) with some flying to be had there depending on the rain. The coast will also be on and off but with a bit of luck you might get in a good one. More low clouds moving in from late afternoon. ;)

Plett – It is very on and off here from the looks of it. Perhaps more influence from the CB to the north. See the graph. Perhaps not the best day… ;) (see graph)

PE and PA – Some strong CB activity here and even spots of NW to N wind flows from the approaching inland rain. To the east the NE wind still dominates with fresh to strong stuff. 20kts..

EL – The NE winds on the ball here… 20-30kts.

Inland – An even more complicated day with wide spread CB increasing in the late afternoon. The west wind will increase form the west as it moves into the little karoo. Some flood warnings out there so be careful in those dry river beds! ;)






(11 February 2021) 
Day 322 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. Some sweet flying yesterday with another round coming up today, even if there are some changes in the air! ;) The trough still very active but some south propagation on the cards bringing those CB activity down with it. Late afternoon CB over the SB and perhaps even the Kamanassie and parts of the Outenikwas in the east later on. Some high cirrus clouds also around along the west and to the north also effecting the thermal areas. Along the coast the SAH in the west and IOH to the east in dominance but with a slack area in between (The cool GR region!) Climbs not the best along the coast with 1/2k on the southern parts, 3/4k on the west coast even though there is some very high temps around there – upper 30ties! But some convergence areas setting up with 7500’ climbs – should be some reprieve from the hotness up there! ;) Winds are all S to SE but form 5k it is light N then gradual backing to the NW and just before the Tropopause it goes west for a 40kts finish up there.

 


CT
 – Looks like another sweet wind-shadow day – better than yesterday. Strong inversion from 1000’ SSE flow 25kts but just 5kts at TM top. The main mountains also not the best but northwards it gets much better with some W to NW winds moving in. To the south FH the SE is dominant and DTK a bit tricky in the change area…

RB – Its looking promising for a sunset cruise here today ;)

PV – Westerly winds mostly with sweet flying – climbs to 5/6k but then the convergence moving in and climbs here late afternoon despite the cloud cover getting you to 7500ft. See the graph… ;) Winds 5kts but then 15 late afternoon. 

 


Wilderness
 – A cloudy and light variable winds to start with but then the SSE will dominate. Perhaps get to light soaring stuff at ap again like yesterday. There is enough south in the wind for the coastal cliffs to work similarly to yesterdays conditions. Sedge and serps both looking very sweet again with Sedge a tad off to the left with that SE component. But again it should be good from 11 – 13:00 from the forecasts. Climbs just over 1000ft  ;) (See graphs)

Plett – Similar to yesterdays forecast. Keurbooms a maybe but Uppies seems doable. Uppies showing climbs to just past 2000’… (see graph)

PE and PA – Another beautiful light wind start, trending East later on increasing from the east to 20kts..

EL – It starts of strong NE and remains that way all day. 20-30kts.

Inland – A complicated day with wide spread CB activity especially in the late afternoon. Winds strong but varying depending on the CB activity. The morning looks sweet enough though for some flying… ;)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:01 and setting at 19:26 – day length 13:25 (Sunrise at 6 – a psychological turning point…;) Another light SSE day with more clouds. Still perfect for beach walks and everything else! Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another 23 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)




(10 February 2021) 
Day 321 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. Some interesting action happening with the large dominance of the inland trough – the SAH influencing the southern parts of the country on a lighter scale. The trough helping that acceleration of southerly winds up the west coast exceeding 35kts in places. This trough is causing some sweet convergence regions – including that strong Namibian sea breeze front that today culminates in loads of CB’s! (See maps) Even in SA there is amazing convergence between Springbok, Pofadder and Loeriesfontein with extremely high bases here and climbs possibly to 18k. But these spots are all just drool and dreaming spots – I doubt anybody is lucky enough to make use of these amazing soaring conditions happening out there today! ;)

 

CT – Another day with strong SSE winds – 25kts later on. The wind-shadow maybe around during the early morning but then is eroded by the stronger flow. Strong inversion present but the higher winds just a tad too much to stop the over the top flow from happening by the looks of it. The main mountains still with the SE influence – FH fresh SE all day but a possible flight from DTK earlier on. Some decent climbs on the cards here with a good chance of good XC flights to the north. 6k climbs (or just a tad more here) but near Saron the climbs get lower…

RB – Again a good morning but looks blown out in the afternoon… ;)

PV – Some conflicting reports for PV with one more S and low climbs, the other showing more SW with slightly higher climbs. Seems like it’s a slow start here with after lunch only things get going. Still some S winds higher up. Perhaps 5k on the cards…

Wilderness – Another light onshore wind day with a SSE trend. Perhaps 10kts at times. Sedge and serps both looking very sweet again with Sedge perhaps a tad off to the left with that SE component. But it should be good from 11 – 13:00 from the forecasts. Climbs to near 1500ft. The coast also doable even if it will be a cross wind SSE leg in it. ;) (See graphs)

Plett – Keurbooms not on the cards today I think with too much East in it. But Uppies seems doable. Not as good as yesterday with climbs just past 2k… (see graph)

PE and PA – Another beautiful light wind start, trending SW but then backing ot the S and E later on. 10-15kts…

EL – Same as above but in the north more NE in the direction.

Inland – Another light wind morning making it sweet for propeller thingies. Later the southerly push will again see close to 20kts in places reaching up to the GE. From there it is light W to NW winds with some amazing high clouds north of there.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 6:00 and setting at 19:27 – day length 13hrs27min (Sunrise at 6 – a psychological turning point…;) A light SSE day with some clouds. Perfect for beach walks and everything else! Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)

 







(9 February 2021) 
Day 320 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. The IOH still domainting with light CF movements to our south. Inland the trough line very west, positioned very much along the Namibian west coast with the centre running west of Keetmanshoop and Upington. (Once again the magic sea-breeze convergence setting up today - this time even higher climbs possible!) ;) Drool! A secondary convergence/trough line far to the east bringing all that rain and CB’s to the highveld. But for the WC it is a fairly chilled day with mild weather – more subsidence, lower climbs, the GR with less wind but the west coast still with that strong southerly winds. A relatively blue day with very few clouds around – some on the higher mountains. Sutherland with climbs to 12/13k, SB with just over 6k but parts of the Cederbergs up to 10k… The wind is S to SW in general all the way to 18/24k where it veers to the NW for a 40kts finish up at the Tropopause.  Freezing level around 17/18k today!

CT – Very similar to yesterday with a dubious wind-shadow on the cards. Up to 30kts in places later today. The main mountains also with strong southerly winds with around 4k climbs. Further north it does improve a little but you will be hard pushed it seems to get more than 5k today. Again looks like a sweet morning in Hermanus though… ;)

RB – I can just leave this here from yesterday - If you are not up there you are missing out. Probably blown out late afternoon… ;)

PV – A southerly kind of day with climbs at most to 5500ft. But another fresh day so windy which should make you stay in the valley if you fly! ;)

Wilderness – A light onshore wind day with maybe soarable spots along the ocean cliffs. Serps and Sedge being the better places to fly. Not high climbs with maybe 1500ft at best but otherwise some fun flying on the cards I think. That is if you get a spot between all the students out there – loads of local and visiting school active at the moment so keep an eye out for the inexperienced traffic you might find up there! ;) lol.

Plett – Keurbooms a maybe with a bit of an east component around mid day. But Uppies looking good with climbs from 10 going over 3k all the way till after 15:00. The winds also has an east trend but it should be manageable.

PE and PA – A beautiful light wind start with the wind picking up in the late afternoon to the low teens perhaps. All S to SE winds.

EL – Same as above.

Inland – Light wind morning with beautiful propeller thingie flying all round. Later the southerly does push trough more, especially in the west with some 20kts plus spots around. For the braai manne of Louvain the forecast is not as good as yesterday for flying home late afternoon today with up to 20kts south blowing over the mountains from 14:00 onwards. But to the south of the mountains the weather is fine until sunset even. (See late afternoon wind map)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 5:59 and setting at 19:28 (Sunrise coming up to 6! – the days are shortening…). A sweet light S wind day. Perfect for beach walks and everything else! Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)






(8 February 2021) 
Day 319 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. I noticed that strong sea breeze convergence setting up today along the Namibian coast (see map) – it could be the longest (and highest gains!) in the world! Extending over 600km and with climbs past 13k! Drool! ;) Back home its another sweet February day with the SAH with a slight ridge along the southern parts dominating our weather. Clouds along mainly the southern coastal areas – most of which will dissipate by late morning. Winds are all in the S to SW range. Slight instability with climbs to just over 4k along the west coast but here its mostly fresh southerly winds. 8k over the deeper Cederberg’s but just 6k over the SB and 10-12k over the GE further north. Winds remain S to SW far inland today. In fact it remains SW all the way to the Tropopause for a 50kts finish up there! Freezing level around 16k today – way above the CF movements! ;)

CT – Another very fresh SSE day with strong winds all the way up past TM top height so a bad day for the wind-shadow to shape up. Once again the main mountains not faring any better with very side on conditions and the SSE making things bumpy and combined with poor lift to around 4k not the best day to go flying out there… Hermanus is looking sweet though… ;)

RB – If you are not up there you are missing out. Probably blown out late afternoon… ;)

PV – Similar to yesterday but even slower and lower climbs. Just over 4k mostly with strong S to SE winds.. Bleh! ;)

Wilderness – A SW start with probably the coastal cliffs playable early morning but by 11 it all seems to slow down and even a tad S in it. Serps and Sedge looking promising with climbs to 1500’ but lift not the best though it should be playful and fun. The Q’s will burn off late morning I think. ;)

Plett – Similar to Wilderness but Uppies having climbs to 4k late morning! :)) And Keurbooms looking up for the afternoon as the SW moderates and backs more S…

PE and PA – Again Fresh SW which seem to hang around all day…

EL – Same as above but slight moderation and backing to the S later on.

Inland – Still those S to SW winds reaching far inland. Mostly a blue day with few clouds. The sea breeze strengthening again with some 20kts parts later in the day – stronger in the west and less in the east. No rain expected today for us. (Some CBs to the far east though) (See late afternoon wind map)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 5:58 and setting at 19:29 (Day length is 13 hrs and 31 min – we have broken through the 14hrs mark – winter is marching closer!). A sweet moderate to light SW day making it perfect for beach walks! Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature a cooler 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(7 February 2921) 
Day 318 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. The CF moving up the eastern pars of the country with a influence mainly along the southern parts – those first ranges blocking most of the cooler moist air from penetrating too far inland. The SAH pushing in behind it with a SW general flow – some S to even SE parts along the west coast. Further inland it veers to the west but remains fairly S to SW in the southern and eastern parts. Loads of cloud along the southern parts but dry on the west coast. Some CB activity along the eastern inland escarpment areas (See map). The winds go west at 10k but then SW from 14k all the way to the Tropopause for a 70kts finish. Freezing level around 16k today – way above the CF movements! ;)

CT – A very fresh southerly day with deep instability to TM top height. Not really a wind-shadow day with some strong side on winds at SH. I would be very wary of flying today… The main mountains not faring any better with very side on conditions and the SE just above your heads.

RB – It could be one of those days where you can fly early morning and then again for a sunset session – though it might be a tad strong then. ;)

PV – Another fresh Southerly day with only the lower layers trending a bit SW. 10kts but 15kts in the afternoon. Climbs to 5k maybe. So again not the best forecast. Be careful of flying near the mountains today…

Wilderness – A SW day with probably some good coastal soaring on the cards. Sedge could be on depending on the strength of the wind – cloudy with base around 1500ft. There is some rain predicted so this will complicate things a bit. But in between I think we could het soe sweet flying. ;)

Plett – A bit on the WSW side early on but after lunch it backs nicely so I think Keurbooms will be on. Uppies showing climbs to close to 4k at 11 but then the base drops to 2k after that…

PE and PA – Fresh SW starts. Some rain on occasion. But the wind will moderate and back to the South during the day. …

EL – Same as above.

Inland – S to SW winds from the front movement but no clouds north of the SB ranges. SB could be good for flying early but from 13/14:00 the S wind will pick up 10kts becoming 15 and 20 at the top later on. CBs inland to the east. 9k climbs north of the SB and 12/14k on the GE. The wind is west up there. Some awesome lift out around Middelburg and north of there… (See late afternoon wind map)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 5:57 and setting at 19:30 (Day length is 13 hrs and 33 min – we have broken through the 14hrs mark – winter is marching closer!). A SW day after the light CF passed during the night. Its still perfect for beach walks! Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature a cooler 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)






(6 February 2021) 
Day 317 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. Another sweet day ahead of us with a Cold Front moving in towards CT (Should make landfall around midnight). The IOH is dominant with SW winds along the coasts and quite far inland – De Aar to near Uppington. An active trough with some CB cells around the GR area late afternoon (see Map). Some good flying inland from Uppington down to the south near De Aar and beyond perhaps. ;) NE winds in the far east from the IOH but this will propagate to the east during the day. Not much clouds around – the eastern coast with lots but the central Karoo with few clouds and the west with none. Perhaps some fog patches along the southern coast in a few spots too. Climbs to 1500’ around the GR and 5/6k on the west coast. Further inland more. Winds remain SW to 10k and then goes NW for a bit and then it backs to the SW for a 30kts at the Tropopause.  Freezing level again around 16/17k.

CT – A bit more of a south day trending SW with height which is not conducive for a wind-shadow to form – or at least if it does it is on the City bowl side of things. The beachfront with strong SSW winds up to 20kts so be careful. Some instability deepening too around mid day with 4k climbs but it could be very dynamic around the LH and CB beach… The mountains looking ok from DTK and northwards. FH too much S and W in it.

RB – It does look like it could be a sweet end to the day with a sunset cruise here…Fingers crossed! ;)

PV – A fresh day with 10kts and then later 15kts form SW to S. Nothing too special but a run towards Renosterhoek always on the cards.  5-6k climbs at the best.

Wilderness – A light SSW coastal wind day with even some west along the coast later on. IT does seem like Sedge and serps will be the best spots to hang out at. Perhaps 1500ft in the climbs. 2500ft on the back towards the mountains.

Plett – Again lift to 3k with late morning the best time… It looks like it will be sweet for most of the day. Keurbooms looking promising too late morning an dearly afternoon…

PE and PA – A East to NE start but the SW moving in from the south. It is slow in its progress reaching PE around 16:00…

EL – NE start around 15kts but going East later and moderating to around 10kts.  

Inland – SW winds all the way inland past the GE except for the eastern parts where it is N to NW. A strong CB convergence line setting up way to the eastern interior (see map) with late afternoon CB around GR area. The SW with the Sea breeze picking up to a SSW later and becomes very strong with over 30kts at times. (See late afternoon wind map)

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 5:56 and setting at 19:31 (Day length is 13 hrs and 35 min – we have broken through the 14hrs mark – winter is marching closer!). Another sweet light wind day making it epic for beach walks! Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature another sweet 22 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)






(5 February 2021) 
Day 316 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. A sharing of space around the WC between the IOH in the east bringing easterly winds and rian to the eastern coastal areas while the SAH is bringing cool dryer air to the wester parts with the usual typical SW to S conditions out there and the far interior with high bases and initial N winds going S later in the day as the Sea breeze moves in. No rain expected except for the far eastern areas. Climbs up to 6k on the west coast, 2k along the GR, 8k over the SB ranges and 12k over the GE. Winds are fairly light with height with a light south going NW from 10k upwards with a 40kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level around 16/17k in the southern regions.

CT – Another classic Southerly day with up to 25kts in the afternoon but sweet inversion around 1500/2k and lowering of wind with height – 5kts at TM top. Looks like a sweet wind-shadow all day long. The Main mountains sharing the Southerly influence with FH not working all day and DTK working till late afternoon when the South moves in.

RB – Looks like it will work form late morning onwards but perhaps a chance of a sunset cruise if it is not a tad strong… ;)

PV – A more southerly day with climbs up t0o 6k if you are lucky. Not as sweet as yesterday and no real convergence around with some far in the north near Renosterhoek. 15kts later on as the sea breeze moves in.

Wilderness – A sweet southerly wind with perhaps not enough along the coast I think. But Sedge and serps should be great with climbs to perhaps 1500ft. Sedge will go a bit east but probably not enough to stop the flying.;)

Plett – Again lift to 3k with 12:00 the best time. Still very east in the direction but it should be doable. Keurbooms looks like it ahs to much east in today… Nothing strong with 10kts in the peaks…

PE and PA – Fresh to strong E to NE winds with clouds and chances of some rain.

EL – Similar to above….  

Inland – Not as light as yesterday but still a sweet morning with great prop thingy flying to be had. High clouds along the GE and some of the bigger ranges. And then that southerly wind pushing far inland and up to the usual 20kts plus strengths. SBP should be great for a good morning session of flying but from 14:00 watch the sea breeze picking up here…

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 5:55 and setting at 19:32 (Day length is 13 hrs and 36 min – we have broken through the 14hrs mark – winter is marching closer!). Another sweet light wind day making it epic for beach walks! Go get high on life! ;) Max temperature a sweet 22 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)







(4 February 2021) 
Day 315 of lockdown

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people. The weak CF sweeping over the southern parts of the country with little effect – some cloudy parts in the southern parts south of the firth mountain ranges – light rain perhaps around the Overberg region. Otherwise the SAH with a slight ridge along the southern parts with light winds in the southern and eastern areas. The west coast with a tad more SE wind. The inland trough very active with high clouds and CB’s but these are far to the east of the trough centreline. Winds re the usual NW out there. Some good flying to be had to the west of this line though (See cloud map). Climbs to around 6k along the west coast with less to the south – around 1-2k here but of course rising sharply at the first mountain range. The light winds making it attractive to fly some of these ranges but watch for a strong Sea-breeze pushing inland later in the day with spots exceeding 25kts! The winds are light S to past 5k then its WNW up to 14k before it backs to the WSW all the way to the Tropopause for a 50kt finish up there. Freezing level around 15k in the southern regions.

CT – A classic SE day with 25kts in the afternoon but sweet inversion around 1500/2k and lowering of wind with height – 5kts at TM top. Looks like a sweet wind-shadow all day long. The Main mountains influenced by the SE with FH a no go from the looks of it and DTK changing to SE around lunchtime. But further north it is looking sweet.

RB – Another sweet day on the cards here from the looks of it. ;)

PV – A WSW start around 5kts with light winds at TOC – slight east drift there perhaps. But later the winds go SSW at 10kts. Best lift out to the north past Kardoesie.

Wilderness – Another sweet day on the cards from the looks of it. A tad more south and slightly less than yesterday but probably the usual morning onshore flow for some sweet ocean cliff soaring. Serps and Sedge should be good too with climbs to 1500. (Just watch the ocean – if its capping stay on the ocean cliffs but if not then the inland sites start to be sweet) ;)

Plett – Another good day for Uppies with climbs to 3k and with some cloud. Only thing is the east in the wind which can make it tricky. Keurbooms looks like it also could have something with enough south in the east to be flyable before and after lunch.

PE and PA – A light SW start but it backs to the SE with most spots less than 10kts – some perhaps reaching 15. Slight chance of rain from PA and eastwards and the there are some CB activity to the north far inland which might have some influence though…

EL – Similar to above….  

Inland – A sweet light variable wind start all the way to the GE with north to the north from there. It will gradually pick up during the day with a southerly trend and finish strong with the sea breeze reaching 25kts or more in places – especially over the SB ranges. CB east from GR in a North/South line.

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 5:54 and setting at 19:32 (Day length is 13 hrs and 38 min – we have broken through the 14hrs mark – winter is marching closer!). A beautiful day with light Southerly winds. Perfect to go for beach walks yay! and getting high on life! ;) Max temperature a sweet 21 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)






(3 February 2021) 
Day 314 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. Another amazing day yesterday, especially in the WC where all the sites were flyable at one stage of the day. Today a slight change but still good in most of the spots. A CF approaching CT while the SAH is pushing in new air just ahead and behind it, the inland toruhg having a shift to the east and the IOH retreating to the east. No rain expected in and around the WC – some CBs to the far north and east of the torugh line and maybe a bit along the Overberg and CT mountains early evening as the CF moves in. The wind a tad fresher inland too with the W in the west and Southerly in the south penetrating with some 20kts spots around. Very high clouds inland with the GE showing at 14k in places. Over some southern ranges a few lost whisps around at 10k too… Climbs still high 2k along the southern coastal spots and 5/6k along the west coast. Winds are all NW from 5k upwards with a 50kts finish at the Tropopause. Freezing level up at 16k but a few spots of 14k in the southern eastern regions.

CT – A southerly day – it does veer with height to the SW so a chance of the wind-shadow shaping up today but there are 20/25kts spots just offshore from CB so a would be very wary… The main mountains with a west to NW start but the SE eventually penetrating in over the back at most of the southern spits like FH so be careful for that. Hermanus looking particularly good today to me.

RB – It looks like a great day here – stronger in the late afternoon but a possible sweet sunset flight on the cards… ;)

PV – A sweet day here with 5/6k climbs bt if you can get to Kardoesie and out towards Eendekuil you will enjoy the convergence with climbs to 7500’ out there. ? Later the SW will push in to 15kts…

Wilderness – A sweet SW to S day – it doesn’t quite look like the coastal cliffs will offer anything great but Serps and Sedge will be amazing I think. Good climbs to 2k for most of the day. Lol.

Plett – Sweet Uppies with 3k climbs most of the day  - winds SW to S later. And then Keurbooms also looking like it could deliver some sweet flying with good onshore flows here for the late morning and early afternoon to work well.

PE and PA – A sweet light wind start with offshore winds and then late morning the SW starting up maybe up t 15kts in a few spots otherwise 10kts. Inland it blows strong with 20kts SSE winds over the mountains.

EL – Similar but remaining light variable for most of the day.

Inland – To the west and south strong winds moving in from both the front and sea breeze effects. But further inland from those (See maps) the wind is initially light N to NW with amazing flying conditions. Sweet clouds with a marked line between Carnavon and down to BW – that is the line to fly today if you are out there!

For Wilderness, sunrise was at 5:53 and setting at 19:33 (Day length is 13 hrs and 40 min – we have broken through the 14hrs mark – winter is marching closer!). A beautiful day with light SW to S winds. Perfect to go for beach walks yay! and getting high on life! ;) Max temperature a sweet 22 degrees C! Enjoy the day! :)





(2 February 2021) 
Day 314 of lockdown

Good morning all you awesome Wild2Fly people. Another amazing day yesterday, especially in the WC where all the sites were flyable at one stage of the day. Today a slight change but still good in most of the spots. A CF approaching CT while the SAH is pushing in new air just ahead and behind it, the inland toruhg having a shift to the east and the IOH retreating to the east. No rain expected in and around the WC – some CBs to the far north and east of the torugh line and maybe a bit along the Overberg and CT mountains early evening as the CF moves in. The wind a tad fresher inland too with the W in the west and Southerly in the south penetrating with some 20kts spots around. Very high clouds inland with the GE showing at 14k in places. Over some southern ranges a few lost whisps around at 10k too… Climbs still high 2k along the southern coastal spots and 5/6k along the west coast. Winds are all NW from 5k upwards with a 50kts finish