Magaliesberg Weather Guide

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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby John.com » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:40 pm

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Friday 18 – Sunday 20 Month, 2014

Report Date & Time: Thursday 17/07/2014 @ 18h40 SAST

Follow Magliesberg Weather on Twitter for Live Updates & Warnings: @MagaliesWeather


Report Summary: I have included Friday for those flying to Numbi for Africa Cup 2014. Friday is showing some winds, so care will need to be exercised, especially when crossing the escarpment! Saturday is much better and Sunday is good weather for flying! REMEMBER that this weather guide is for AERODEN in the Magaliesberg (North West Province)!

Out-of-Five Rating: Friday Morning vhpy vhpy ## ## ## Saturday Morning vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ## Sunday Morning vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy


Disclaimer: This weather guide is precisely that, a 'guide'! Use it, but question it, and always do your own research before flying! Remember that it remains the PIC's responsibility to conduct an independent check of the weather at the point of departure and destination as well as en route before taking off, by using official weather sites and official published weather reports!

Note: This weather guide is for Aeroden (25°43'30.17"S 27°44'23.90"E), a lodge and airstrip on the northern side of the northern Magaliesberg ridge, 6 miles west of the Hartebeespoort Dam wall - so PLEASE check the relevance to the area in which YOU plan to fly!


ALL COMMENTS/OPINIONS ARE WELCOME! The weatherman can be wrong! :oops:

For the LATEST Magaliesberg WX go online to:
WindGuru for Aeroden
World Weather Online for Aeroden
WindGuru for Brits


WEATHER RADAR for South Africa dd. 17.07.2014 @ 14h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.07.17 14h00 SAST.jpg
"Black Cloud Mode"- Intensity of BLACK indicates intensity of rain. BLACK = High Probability of Rain. Mainly clouds with a possibility of rain are indicated. Very low clouds might be excluded.
Weather Radar courtesy of http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/

Comment: No fronts or weather over the North West province. vhpy


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 17.07.2014 @ 12h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.07.17 12h00Z.jpg
Synoptic Chart courtesy of SAWS (South African Weather Service) http://www.weathersa.co.za/
INTERPRETATION OF A SYNOPTIC CHART - SOURCE: 1ST WEATHER.COM

Comment: Isobars WIDELY spaced over the interior = low wind speeds. vhpy


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 17.07.2014 @ 12h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.07.18-20.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: No rainfall over Fri-Sat-Sun. vhpy


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 17.07.2014 @ 17h00 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.07.17 - 17h00 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Winds are currently showing over the north West but should abate by the weekend. Expect some surface and high-level winds on Friday and Saturday.


MAGALIESBERG WEATHER (in the Aeroden area):

Surface Wind Speed & Gusts, Cloud Cover, Precipitation, Temperature & Barometric Pressure (click on image to enlarge)
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.07.18-20 - WindGuru - 1.png
Winds Aloft (2000m AGL) (click on image to enlarge) Magaliesberg Northern Ridge is depicted to vertical scale.
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.07.18-20 - WindGuru - 2.jpg
(Note: This is a ‘2000m AGL’ view of the winds, with the top row of wind arrows at 3000m/9842ft altitude)


Friday Morning - 18th July: vhpy vhpy ## ## ##

Surface Wind: WSW 3-5 knots increasing to W 9-13 knots later in the morning. ##
High-Level Winds: Yes (13 knots @ 1000ft AGL) ##
Temperatures: 6-21C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Some surface and high-level winds. ##


Saturday Morning - 19th July: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ##

Surface Wind: SW 5-7 knots increasing to SSW 6-8 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: Yes (13 knots @ 1000ft AGL) ##
Temperatures: 6-16C ##
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Some high-level wind. Cold. ##


Sunday Morning - 20th July: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: SE 3-4 knots increasing to NE 3-5 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: No
Temperatures: 4-17C ##
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Cold, but a good day for flying.


For an instant weather report from Aeroden Weather Station (25°43'30.17"S 27°44'23.90"E): SMS "AD" to 38020 (Cost R10 - free SMS do not apply)

Follow Magliesberg Weather on Twitter for Live Updates & Warnings: @MagaliesWeather


CAUTIONARY: Wind and cold on Friday and Saturday! Take care! ##


Useful Weather Websites:
WindGuru http://www.windguru.cz
Kobus Botha Weather http://www.weatherphotos.co.za
6-Day Rainfall Forecast http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html
South African Weather http://www.weathersa.co.za
World Weather Online http://www.worldweatheronline.com/
EarthWindMaps (South Africa) http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wi ... 31.76,1821

For instant weather reports from OTHER Weather Stations, SMS the Weather Station Code (BOLD text) to 35010 (Cost R3 - free SMS do not apply)

Rustenburg FARG
Vaal Dam VAAL
Kitty Hawk FAKT or http://www.fakt.co.za/weatherstation.html
Midrand MID
Aeropark Zynkraal AZA
Krugersdorp FAKR

Other Web-Based & Dial-in Weather Reports:

Kroon (25°39'33.50"S 27°59'58.98"E) http://www.microflyers.co.za/weather/

Rustenburg (25°38'40"S 27°16'17"E) http://iweathar.co.za/display.php?s_id=78


Aviation MET Office: +27 82 233 9600 or +27 82 233 9700 or +27 83 233 8800 (provide location/routing and flight level)


Safe Skies! (-)

John.com


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Magaliesberg, South Africa
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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby John.com » Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:56 pm

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 July, 2014

Report Date & Time: Friday 25/07/2014 @ 16h00 SAST

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Report Summary: Cold and some surface winds (tailwind for takeoff) need to be respected! Otherwise both days should be good for flying.

Out-of-Five Rating: Saturday Morning vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ## Sunday Morning vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ##


Disclaimer: This weather guide is precisely that, a 'guide'! Use it, but question it, and always do your own research before flying! Remember that it remains the PIC's responsibility to conduct an independent check of the weather at the point of departure and destination as well as en route before taking off, by using official weather sites and official published weather reports!

Note: This weather guide is for Aeroden (25°43'30.17"S 27°44'23.90"E), a lodge and airstrip on the northern side of the northern Magaliesberg ridge, 6 miles west of the Hartebeespoort Dam wall - so PLEASE check the relevance to the area in which YOU plan to fly!


ALL COMMENTS/OPINIONS ARE WELCOME! The weatherman can be wrong! :oops:

For the LATEST Magaliesberg WX go online to:
WindGuru for Aeroden
World Weather Online for Aeroden
WindGuru for Brits


WEATHER RADAR for South Africa dd. 25.07.2014 @ 08h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.07.25 08h00 SAST.jpg
"Black Cloud Mode"- Intensity of BLACK indicates intensity of rain. BLACK = High Probability of Rain. Mainly clouds with a possibility of rain are indicated. Very low clouds might be excluded.
Weather Radar courtesy of http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/

Comment: No clouds or fronts over the NW Province vhpy


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 25.07.2014 @ 06h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.07.25 06h00Z.jpg
Synoptic Chart courtesy of SAWS (South African Weather Service) http://www.weathersa.co.za/
INTERPRETATION OF A SYNOPTIC CHART - SOURCE: 1ST WEATHER.COM

Comment: No fronts! Isobars widely spaced = low wind speeds! vhpy


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 25.07.2014 @ 00h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.07.26-27.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: No rainfall! vhpy


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 25.07.2014 @ 12h00 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.07.25 - 12h00 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Low winds inland! vhpy


MAGALIESBERG WEATHER (in the Aeroden area):

Surface Wind Speed & Gusts, Cloud Cover, Precipitation, Temperature & Barometric Pressure (click on image to enlarge)
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.07.26-27 - WindGuru - 1.png
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.07.26-27 - WindGuru - 1.png (61.16 KiB) Viewed 4830 times
Winds Aloft (2000m AGL) (click on image to enlarge) Magaliesberg Northern Ridge is depicted to vertical scale.
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.07.26-27 - WindGuru - 2.jpg
(Note: This is a ‘2000m AGL’ view of the winds, with the top row of wind arrows at 3000m/9842ft altitude)


Saturday Morning - 26th July: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ##

Surface Wind: SSE 7-10 knots decreasing to SSE 6-8 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: Some (8 knots @ 1000ft AGL, increasing with AGL)
Temperatures: 7-18C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Quite cold! TAILWIND: Watch the southerly wind for taking off! ##


Sunday Morning - 27th July: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ##

Surface Wind: S 7-9 knots decreasing to S 6-9 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: Light (8 knots @ 1000ft AGL, steady with AGL)
Temperatures: 4-16C ##
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Quite cold! TAILWIND: Watch the southerly wind for taking off! :shock:


For an instant weather report from Aeroden Weather Station (25°43'30.17"S 27°44'23.90"E): SMS "AD" to 38020 (Cost R10 - free SMS do not apply)

Follow Magliesberg Weather on Twitter for Live Updates & Warnings: @MagaliesWeather


CAUTIONARY: COLD! Also, watch out for a tailwind takeoff on 36 - allow for a longer takeoff roll! ##


Useful Weather Websites:
WindGuru http://www.windguru.cz
Kobus Botha Weather http://www.weatherphotos.co.za
6-Day Rainfall Forecast http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html
South African Weather http://www.weathersa.co.za
World Weather Online http://www.worldweatheronline.com/
EarthWindMaps (South Africa) http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wi ... 31.76,1821

For instant weather reports from OTHER Weather Stations, SMS the Weather Station Code (BOLD text) to 35010 (Cost R3 - free SMS do not apply)

Rustenburg FARG
Vaal Dam VAAL
Kitty Hawk FAKT or http://www.fakt.co.za/weatherstation.html
Midrand MID
Aeropark Zynkraal AZA
Krugersdorp FAKR

Other Web-Based & Dial-in Weather Reports:

Kroon (25°39'33.50"S 27°59'58.98"E) http://www.microflyers.co.za/weather/

Rustenburg (25°38'40"S 27°16'17"E) http://iweathar.co.za/display.php?s_id=78


Aviation MET Office: +27 82 233 9600 or +27 82 233 9700 or +27 83 233 8800 (provide location/routing and flight level)


Safe Skies! (-)

John.com


WINDGURU CHART LEGEND (click to enlarge)
WindGuru Chart Legend.jpg
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ZU-BST (the Beautiful Seductive Temptress)
Magaliesberg, South Africa
Read my flying blog here . . . http://johncomley.blogspot.com/

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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby John.com » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:31 pm

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Saturday 02 – Sunday 03 August, 2014

Report Date & Time: Thu 31/01/2014 @ 16h30 SAST

Follow Magliesberg Weather on Twitter for Live Updates & Warnings: @MagaliesWeather


Report Summary: A wonderful weekend for flying! Low winds and high-ish winter temps!

Out-of-Five Rating: Saturday Morning vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy Sunday Morning vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy


Disclaimer: This weather guide is precisely that, a 'guide'! Use it, but question it, and always do your own research before flying! Remember that it remains the PIC's responsibility to conduct an independent check of the weather at the point of departure and destination as well as en route before taking off, by using official weather sites and official published weather reports!

Note: This weather guide is for Aeroden (25°43'30.17"S 27°44'23.90"E), a lodge and airstrip on the northern side of the northern Magaliesberg ridge, 6 miles west of the Hartebeespoort Dam wall - so PLEASE check the relevance to the area in which YOU plan to fly!


ALL COMMENTS/OPINIONS ARE WELCOME! The weatherman can be wrong! :oops:

For the LATEST Magaliesberg WX go online to:
WindGuru for Aeroden
World Weather Online for Aeroden
WindGuru for Brits


WEATHER RADAR for South Africa dd. 31.07.2014 @ 11h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.07.31 11h00 SAST.jpg
"Black Cloud Mode"- Intensity of BLACK indicates intensity of rain. BLACK = High Probability of Rain. Mainly clouds with a possibility of rain are indicated. Very low clouds might be excluded.
Weather Radar courtesy of http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/

Comment: No fronts or clouds! vhpy


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 31.07.2014 @ 06h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.07.31 06h00Z.jpg
Synoptic Chart courtesy of SAWS (South African Weather Service) http://www.weathersa.co.za/
INTERPRETATION OF A SYNOPTIC CHART - SOURCE: 1ST WEATHER.COM

Comment: High pressure system over the interior. Isobars widely spaced = Low Wind Speeds! vhpy


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 31.07.2014 @ 00h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.08.02-03.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: No rainfall! vhpy


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 31.07.2014 @ 12h00 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.07.31 - 14h00 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Low wind speeds! vhpy


View Weather Photo Animation – click HERE


MAGALIESBERG WEATHER (in the Aeroden area):

Surface Wind Speed & Gusts, Cloud Cover, Precipitation, Temperature & Barometric Pressure (click on image to enlarge)
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.08.02-03 - WindGuru - 1.png
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.08.02-03 - WindGuru - 1.png (57.74 KiB) Viewed 4770 times
Winds Aloft (2000m AGL) (click on image to enlarge) Magaliesberg Northern Ridge is depicted to vertical scale.
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.08.02-03 - WindGuru - 2.jpg
(Note: This is a ‘2000m AGL’ view of the winds, with the top row of wind arrows at 3000m/9842ft altitude)


Saturday Morning - 2nd August: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: E 4-5 knots increasing to NNE 6-7 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: None (5 knots @ 1000ft AGL)
Temperatures: 8-21C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: PERFECT flying weather!!! vhpy


Sunday Morning - 3rd August: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: ENE 3-4 knots increasing to N 4-5 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: None (0 knots @ 1000ft AGL)
Temperatures: 8-21C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: PERFECT flying weather!!! vhpy Slight tailwind landing (4-5 knots) on Aeroden 18 later in the morning.


For an instant weather report from Aeroden Weather Station (25°43'30.17"S 27°44'23.90"E): SMS "AD" to 38020 (Cost R10 - free SMS do not apply)

Follow Magliesberg Weather on Twitter for Live Updates & Warnings: @MagaliesWeather


CAUTIONARY: Slight tailwind landing (4-5 knots) on Aeroden 18 on Sunday late morning.


Useful Weather Websites:
WindGuru http://www.windguru.cz
Kobus Botha Weather http://www.weatherphotos.co.za
6-Day Rainfall Forecast http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html
South African Weather http://www.weathersa.co.za
World Weather Online http://www.worldweatheronline.com/
EarthWindMaps (South Africa) http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wi ... 31.76,1821

For instant weather reports from OTHER Weather Stations, SMS the Weather Station Code (BOLD text) to 35010 (Cost R3 - free SMS do not apply)

Rustenburg FARG
Vaal Dam VAAL
Kitty Hawk FAKT or http://www.fakt.co.za/weatherstation.html
Midrand MID
Aeropark Zynkraal AZA
Krugersdorp FAKR

Other Web-Based & Dial-in Weather Reports:

Kroon (25°39'33.50"S 27°59'58.98"E) http://www.microflyers.co.za/weather/

Rustenburg (25°38'40"S 27°16'17"E) http://iweathar.co.za/display.php?s_id=78


Aviation MET Office: +27 82 233 9600 or +27 82 233 9700 or +27 83 233 8800 (provide location/routing and flight level)


Safe Skies! (-)

John.com


WINDGURU CHART LEGEND (click to enlarge)
WindGuru Chart Legend.jpg
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ZU-BST (the Beautiful Seductive Temptress)
Magaliesberg, South Africa
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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby John.com » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:52 am

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 August, 2014

Report Date & Time: Friday 08/08/2014 @ 05h00 SAST

Follow Magliesberg Weather on Twitter for Live Updates & Warnings: @MagaliesWeather


Report Summary: Not a great weekend for flying due to some wind and rain about. Sunday is the better of the two days, although late Saturday afternoon presents a window of opportunity for flying, depending on rain and cloud conditions!

Out-of-Five Rating: Saturday Morning vhpy ## ## ## ## Sunday Morning vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ##


Disclaimer: This weather guide is precisely that, a 'guide'! Use it, but question it, and always do your own research before flying! Remember that it remains the PIC's responsibility to conduct an independent check of the weather at the point of departure and destination as well as en route before taking off, by using official weather sites and official published weather reports!

Note: This weather guide is for Aeroden (25°43'30.17"S 27°44'23.90"E), a lodge and airstrip on the northern side of the northern Magaliesberg ridge, 6 miles west of the Hartebeespoort Dam wall - so PLEASE check the relevance to the area in which YOU plan to fly!


ALL COMMENTS/OPINIONS ARE WELCOME! The weatherman can be wrong! :oops:

For the LATEST Magaliesberg WX go online to:
WindGuru for Aeroden
World Weather Online for Aeroden
WindGuru for Brits


WEATHER RADAR for South Africa dd. 08.08.2014 @ 02h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.08.08 02h00 SAST.jpg
"Black Cloud Mode"- Intensity of BLACK indicates intensity of rain. BLACK = High Probability of Rain. Mainly clouds with a possibility of rain are indicated. Very low clouds might be excluded.
Weather Radar courtesy of http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/

Comment: Some cloud and rain over the interior, which should be with us by Saturday


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 07.08.2014 @ 16h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.08.07 16h00Z.jpg
Synoptic Chart courtesy of SAWS (South African Weather Service) http://www.weathersa.co.za/
INTERPRETATION OF A SYNOPTIC CHART - SOURCE: 1ST WEATHER.COM

Comment: Low pressure system over the interior. Isobars closing up, meaning wind speeds increasing! ##


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 07.08.2014 @ 00h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.08.09-10.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: 20% chance of some rain on Saturday! ## Sunday appears clear.


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 08.08.2014 @ 04h30 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.08.08 - 04h30 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Wind speeds picking up over the North West! ##


MAGALIESBERG WEATHER (in the Aeroden area):

Surface Wind Speed & Gusts, Cloud Cover, Precipitation, Temperature & Barometric Pressure (click on image to enlarge)
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.08.09-10 - WindGuru - 1.png
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Winds Aloft (2000m AGL) (click on image to enlarge) Magaliesberg Northern Ridge is depicted to vertical scale.
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.08.09-10 - WindGuru - 2.jpg
(Note: This is a ‘2000m AGL’ view of the winds, with the top row of wind arrows at 3000m/9842ft altitude)


Saturday Morning - 10th August: vhpy ## ## ## ##

Surface Wind: E 6-12 knots decreasing to NE 6-8 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: Yes (14 knots @ 1000ft AGL)
Temperatures: 10-17C
Cloud Cover: Yes, some low and medium-level cloud about ##
Precipitation: 20% chance of rain
Visibility: 8-10km

Comments: Not good flying weather! ## If the rain and cloud abates, late afternoon is a possibility! :wink:


Sunday Morning - 11th August: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ##

Surface Wind: ESE 5-6 knots increasing to E 8-11 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: Some (10 knots @ 1000ft AGL)
Temperatures: 9-22C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: A better morning for flying! Watch the wind picking up at midday! ##


For an instant weather report from Aeroden Weather Station (25°43'30.17"S 27°44'23.90"E): SMS "AD" to 38020 (Cost R10 - free SMS do not apply)

Follow Magliesberg Weather on Twitter for Live Updates & Warnings: @MagaliesWeather


CAUTIONARY: Wind and rain about! Exercise CARE! ## ##


Useful Weather Websites:
WindGuru http://www.windguru.cz
Kobus Botha Weather http://www.weatherphotos.co.za
6-Day Rainfall Forecast http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html
South African Weather http://www.weathersa.co.za
World Weather Online http://www.worldweatheronline.com/
EarthWindMaps (South Africa) http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wi ... 31.76,1821

For instant weather reports from OTHER Weather Stations, SMS the Weather Station Code (BOLD text) to 35010 (Cost R3 - free SMS do not apply)

Rustenburg FARG
Vaal Dam VAAL
Kitty Hawk FAKT or http://www.fakt.co.za/weatherstation.html
Midrand MID
Aeropark Zynkraal AZA
Krugersdorp FAKR

Other Web-Based & Dial-in Weather Reports:

Kroon (25°39'33.50"S 27°59'58.98"E) http://www.microflyers.co.za/weather/

Rustenburg (25°38'40"S 27°16'17"E) http://iweathar.co.za/display.php?s_id=78


Aviation MET Office: +27 82 233 9600 or +27 82 233 9700 or +27 83 233 8800 (provide location/routing and flight level)


Safe Skies! (-)

John.com


WINDGURU CHART LEGEND (click to enlarge)
WindGuru Chart Legend.jpg
John Comley
ZU-BST (the Beautiful Seductive Temptress)
Magaliesberg, South Africa
Read my flying blog here . . . http://johncomley.blogspot.com/

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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby John.com » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:29 am

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 August, 2014

Report Date & Time: Friday 22/08/2014 @ 03h30 SAST

Follow Magliesberg Weather on Twitter for Live Updates & Warnings: @MagaliesWeather


Report Summary: Great flying on both days! Possibly a little bumpy in places due to some high-level wind about.

Out-of-Five Rating: Saturday Morning vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ## Sunday Morning vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ##


Disclaimer: This weather guide is precisely that, a 'guide'! Use it, but question it, and always do your own research before flying! Remember that it remains the PIC's responsibility to conduct an independent check of the weather at the point of departure and destination as well as en route before taking off, by using official weather sites and official published weather reports!

Note: This weather guide is for Aeroden (25°43'30.17"S 27°44'23.90"E), a lodge and airstrip on the northern side of the northern Magaliesberg ridge, 6 miles west of the Hartebeespoort Dam wall - so PLEASE check the relevance to the area in which YOU plan to fly!


ALL COMMENTS/OPINIONS ARE WELCOME! The weatherman can be wrong! :oops:

For the LATEST Magaliesberg WX go online to:
WindGuru for Aeroden
World Weather Online for Aeroden
WindGuru for Brits


WEATHER RADAR for South Africa dd. 22.08.2014 @ 02h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.08.22 02h00 SAST.jpg
"Black Cloud Mode"- Intensity of BLACK indicates intensity of rain. BLACK = High Probability of Rain. Mainly clouds with a possibility of rain are indicated. Very low clouds might be excluded.
Weather Radar courtesy of http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/

Comment: Some cloud about although no cloud is predicted over Aeroden over the weekend.


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 21.08.2014 @ 18h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.08.21 18h00Z.jpg
Synoptic Chart courtesy of SAWS (South African Weather Service) http://www.weathersa.co.za/
INTERPRETATION OF A SYNOPTIC CHART - SOURCE: 1ST WEATHER.COM

Comment: Cold front moving through from Cape Town but the weekend's weather should not be affected.


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 22.08.2014 @ 12h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.08.23-24.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: No rainfall


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 22.08.2014 @ 03h00 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.08.22 - 03h00 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Weather/wind off the Cape but the North West Province looks good!


MAGALIESBERG WEATHER (in the Aeroden area):

Surface Wind Speed & Gusts, Cloud Cover, Precipitation, Temperature & Barometric Pressure (click on image to enlarge)
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.08.23-24 - WindGuru - 1.png
Winds Aloft (2000m AGL) (click on image to enlarge) Magaliesberg Northern Ridge is depicted to vertical scale.
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.08.23-24 - WindGuru - 2.jpg
(Note: This is a ‘2000m AGL’ view of the winds, with the top row of wind arrows at 3000m/9842ft altitude)


Saturday Morning - 22nd August: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ##

Surface Wind: S 5-8 knots decreasing to S 5-7 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: Some (8 knots @ 1000ft AGL) ##
Temperatures: 4-19C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Excellent flying conditions - watch out for the effect of some high level wind over the mountains.


Sunday Morning - 23rd August: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ##

Surface Wind: SSE 6-8 knots increasing to SSE 5-9 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: Some (10 knots @ 1000ft AGL) ##
Temperatures: 6-20C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Excellent flying conditions - watch out for the effect of some high level wind over the mountains.


For an instant weather report from Aeroden Weather Station (25°43'30.17"S 27°44'23.90"E): SMS "AD" to 38020 (Cost R10 - free SMS do not apply)

Follow Magliesberg Weather on Twitter for Live Updates & Warnings: @MagaliesWeather


CAUTIONARY: None


Useful Weather Websites:
WindGuru http://www.windguru.cz
Kobus Botha Weather http://www.weatherphotos.co.za
6-Day Rainfall Forecast http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html
South African Weather http://www.weathersa.co.za
World Weather Online http://www.worldweatheronline.com/
EarthWindMaps (South Africa) http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wi ... 31.76,1821

For instant weather reports from OTHER Weather Stations, SMS the Weather Station Code (BOLD text) to 35010 (Cost R3 - free SMS do not apply)

Rustenburg FARG
Vaal Dam VAAL
Kitty Hawk FAKT or http://www.fakt.co.za/weatherstation.html
Midrand MID
Aeropark Zynkraal AZA
Krugersdorp FAKR

Other Web-Based & Dial-in Weather Reports:

Kroon (25°39'33.50"S 27°59'58.98"E) http://www.microflyers.co.za/weather/

Rustenburg (25°38'40"S 27°16'17"E) http://iweathar.co.za/display.php?s_id=78


Aviation MET Office: +27 82 233 9600 or +27 82 233 9700 or +27 83 233 8800 (provide location/routing and flight level)


Safe Skies! (-)

John.com


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WindGuru Chart Legend.jpg
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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby John.com » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:24 pm

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 August, 2014

Report Date & Time: Thursday 28/08/2014 @ 19h30 SAST

Follow Magliesberg Weather on Twitter for Live Updates & Warnings: @MagaliesWeather


Report Summary: Not the best flying weather but also not that bad to keep you on the deck!

Out-of-Five Rating: Saturday Morning vhpy vhpy vhpy ## ## Sunday Morning vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ##


Disclaimer: This weather guide is precisely that, a 'guide'! Use it, but question it, and always do your own research before flying! Remember that it remains the PIC's responsibility to conduct an independent check of the weather at the point of departure and destination as well as en route before taking off, by using official weather sites and official published weather reports!

Note: This weather guide is for Aeroden (25°43'30.17"S 27°44'23.90"E), a lodge and airstrip on the northern side of the northern Magaliesberg ridge, 6 miles west of the Hartebeespoort Dam wall - so PLEASE check the relevance to the area in which YOU plan to fly!


ALL COMMENTS/OPINIONS ARE WELCOME! The weatherman can be wrong! :oops:

For the LATEST Magaliesberg WX go online to:
WindGuru for Aeroden
World Weather Online for Aeroden
WindGuru for Brits


WEATHER RADAR for South Africa dd. 28.08.2014 @ 14h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.08.28 14h00 SAST.jpg
"Black Cloud Mode"- Intensity of BLACK indicates intensity of rain. BLACK = High Probability of Rain. Mainly clouds with a possibility of rain are indicated. Very low clouds might be excluded.
Weather Radar courtesy of http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/

Comment: Cold Front on its way up from Cape Town! ##


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 28.08.2014 @ 12h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.08.28 12h00Z.jpg
Synoptic Chart courtesy of SAWS (South African Weather Service) http://www.weathersa.co.za/
INTERPRETATION OF A SYNOPTIC CHART - SOURCE: 1ST WEATHER.COM

Comment: Cold Front visible! ##


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 28.08.2014 @ 12h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.08.30-31.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: No rainfall this weekend vhpy


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 28.08.2014 @ 18h00 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.08.28 - 18h00 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: The high wind speeds expected on Thursday and Friday will drop off on Saturday morning vhpy


MAGALIESBERG WEATHER (in the Aeroden area):

Surface Wind Speed & Gusts, Cloud Cover, Precipitation, Temperature & Barometric Pressure (click on image to enlarge)
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.08.30-31 - WindGuru - 1.png
Winds Aloft (2000m AGL) (click on image to enlarge) Magaliesberg Northern Ridge is depicted to vertical scale.
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.08.30-31 - WindGuru - 2.jpg
(Note: This is a ‘2000m AGL’ view of the winds, with the top row of wind arrows at 3000m/9842ft altitude)


Saturday Morning - 30th August: vhpy vhpy vhpy ## ##

Surface Wind: SSE 5-7 knots increasing to ENE 8-10 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: Some (10 knots @ 1000ft AGL)
Temperatures: 2-18C ##
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: A good day for flying! Expect some wind. COLD!! ##


Sunday Morning - 31st August: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ##

Surface Wind: E 5-6 knots increasing to NE 5-5 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: None
Temperatures: 5-19C ##
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: A great morning for flying! COLD!!! ##


For an instant weather report from Aeroden Weather Station (25°43'30.17"S 27°44'23.90"E): SMS "AD" to 38020 (Cost R10 - free SMS do not apply)

Follow Magliesberg Weather on Twitter for Live Updates & Warnings: @MagaliesWeather


CAUTIONARY: COLD!!! ## ## Some wind on Saturday morning - TAKE CARE! ##


Useful Weather Websites:
WindGuru http://www.windguru.cz
Kobus Botha Weather http://www.weatherphotos.co.za
6-Day Rainfall Forecast http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html
South African Weather http://www.weathersa.co.za
World Weather Online http://www.worldweatheronline.com/
EarthWindMaps (South Africa) http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wi ... 31.76,1821

For instant weather reports from OTHER Weather Stations, SMS the Weather Station Code (BOLD text) to 35010 (Cost R3 - free SMS do not apply)

Rustenburg FARG
Vaal Dam VAAL
Kitty Hawk FAKT or http://www.fakt.co.za/weatherstation.html
Midrand MID
Aeropark Zynkraal AZA
Krugersdorp FAKR

Other Web-Based & Dial-in Weather Reports:

Kroon (25°39'33.50"S 27°59'58.98"E) http://www.microflyers.co.za/weather/

Rustenburg (25°38'40"S 27°16'17"E) http://iweathar.co.za/display.php?s_id=78


Aviation MET Office: +27 82 233 9600 or +27 82 233 9700 or +27 83 233 8800 (provide location/routing and flight level)


Safe Skies! (-)

John.com


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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby wiskeyfoxtrot » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:23 pm

Hey WTF.... are also on strike like the postal workers ???????? Havn't seen an update in weeks :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby Nacho » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:56 pm

I agree! What's up with that! ## ## ##
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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby Suesing » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:33 am

Nacho i hope you are coming to Potties nxt week end...
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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby Wingover1 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:56 pm

Does this service still exist seems very much outated weather? :shock:
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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby John.com » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:37 am

Wingover1 wrote:Does this service still exist seems very much outated weather? :shock:
The service does no longer exist.

The date of the last report clearly states the date, so there should be no confusion as to when it applied to.

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