Weather Web Sites

Current Conditions

Bramblemet - roughly equidistant from Cowes, Calshot and Hill Head.
Christchurch, Hurst Castle, Lymington, Portland, Yarmouth.
Poole Harbour Weather
Bell Hill Weather station - Actual Wind/Temp/Pressure. [Web Cam]
Whitesheet Weather station - Actual Wind/Temp/Pressure. [Web Cam]
Henstridge Airfield weather station which gives up-to-the minute accurate weather reports 24/7. It is 8 miles NW of Bell and slightly less SW of Mere, so useful for both sites.
Durlston Weather - Useful for Ballard/Knitson.
Sat24 - (almost) live satellite pictures of UK.
Skylinkweather - 100 UK locations.
Strategic Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes - south coast stations.
Wendy Windblows - telephone into automated weather stations (paid subscription).
XC Weather - Actual Wind/Temp/Pressure/Weather.
"Windy" UK Weather - Actual Wind/Temp/Pressure/Weather.

Live Webcams

Swanage webcam - controllable web cam you can zoom on Ballard take-off. log in is guest, pswd guest
Ballard Down
Highcliffe Sailing Club
Mudeford Quay Bay
Bournemouth/Boscombe Beach Webcams
Bournemouth Pier View Webcam
Dorset Webcams


ECMWF - synoptic charts +3-6 days
RASP - Regional Atmospheric Soaring Prediction: thermal strength, cloudbase, soundings, etc.
Simplified RASP + Synoptic Chart - Tailored for Paragliding.

RASP for Wessex Sites
Site Day
Bell Hill (Sturnnster Netwon)
Monks/Whitesheet/Winkleberry (Shaftesbury)
Swallocliffe (Fovant)
Friar Waddon (Portesham)

Met Office SW forcast
Blandford - for Bell Hill
Bournemouth - for Southbourne
Christchurch - for Barton
Dorchester - for Cowdown / Telegraph(Batcombe) / Eggerdon
Lasham Gliding Society - nr Alton, Hants (email subscription)
Shaftesbury - for Monk's Down / Winklebury / Whitsheet
Swanage - for Ballards / Knitson / Kimmeridge
Weymouth - for White Horse / Ringstead

Accuweather - a selection of UK cities
BBC UK Weather - wind and synoptics avalable - a collection of weather links
Netweather GFS and other charts
Ten day temperature outlook for Europe
Ten day precipitation outlook for Europe
Windguru - coastal weather, Kimmeridge Bay selected


High Resolution Images, Dundee (subscription service)

Please advise me of any broken links. .........

... or of any other links that you feel would be of interest.