Posted by: 13rob | September 13, 2015

Sep 12 – Westerly wind for the first time

The prevailing wind for Llanbedr is a South Westerly or Westerly and finally after 2 weeks we have one. The significance being that the local ridge is soarable just a short distance from the airfield. The downside of this wind direction is that it is usually moist, so local hills are covered in orographic cloud. The picture shows an early flight in the Duo with some hill tops being in cloud.

Sep12DampRidge

This particular dipstick shows a cloud base of 1800′ which eventually rose to nearly 3000′ as the day progressed. The next shot shows the relatively cloud free coastal zone, looking North from Barmouth to the airfield.

Sep12coast

All in all a very good days flying from Llanbedr.

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