Weather & Notams

Always check the weather forecasts and Notams before flying.

Some helpful links are given below.

NotamInfo

For Notams, use the Flight Planning Map tab and zoom in to view Notams for the area where you will be flying.

http://notaminfo.com/nationalmap

Weather

There are many Weather Forecast sites. You will develop your own list of favourites. Here are some of the more popular ones. Some are quick and easy to use, some give more information but require a little more knowledge to get the best out of. You can also use some local weather stations to find out actual conditions near some of our sites. Please be aware that these tend to be set up by local sailing clubs and the like, and we should be respectful of their band-width usage when using these sites – some free sites have already been closed to non-members due to over-use.

Simple Weather sites

http://www.xcweather.co.uk/ - Gives actuals as well as forecasts
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/

Intermediate Weather sites

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/
https://www.meteoblue.com/

Advanced Weather sites

http://rasp.inn.leedsmet.ac.uk/
https://www.windyty.com

Local Weather stations

Minster: http://www.iossc.org.uk/weather/
Herne Bay: http://www.whitstablemarine.co.uk/weather.asp
Thurnham: http://www.xcweather.co.uk/ - put cursor on Headcorn
Crete Road: http://www.hssc.net/whats-the-weather/live-windspeed/
Warren: http://www.hssc.net/whats-the-weather/live-windspeed/

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