Magaliesberg Weather Guide

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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby John.com » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:26 pm

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

Report Date & Time: Thu 24/04/2014 @ 20h20 SAST

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


Report Summary: Saturday is flyable but Sunday might prove challenging (more experienced pilots will be ok).

Out-of-Five Rating: Saturday Morning vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ## Sunday Morning 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. 24.04.2014 @ 17h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.04.24 17h00 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: Clear skies predicted for the weekend. The low pressure system off the KZN coast will bring with it some cloud and wind for the guys doing the Coastal Trip!


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 24.04.2014 @ 12h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.04.24 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: Weather systems to the south of the country could bring some weather in the next week.


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 24.04.2014 @ 19h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.04.26-27.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: No rainfall predicted for the weekend.


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 24.04.2014 @ 19h00 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.04.24 19h00 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Inland is reasonably ok for winds. The KZN coast is experiencing some high winds due to the low pressure cell off the coast.


MAGALIESBERG WEATHER (in the Aeroden area):

Surface Wind Speed & Gusts, Cloud Cover, Precipitation, Temperature & Barometric Pressure (click on image to enlarge)
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.04.26-27 - WindGuru - 1.png
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.04.26-27 - WindGuru - 1.png (68.59 KiB) Viewed 4615 times
Winds Aloft (2000m AGL) (click on image to enlarge) Magaliesberg Northern Ridge is depicted to vertical scale.
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.04.26-27 - 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 April: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ##

Surface Wind: W 1-2 knots increasing to WNW 6-9 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: Some (8-10 knots @ 1000ft AGL)
Temperatures: 7-23C ##
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: A reasonably good day for flying! Very cold and high-level winds may affect your flight.


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

Surface Wind: NW 3-4 knots increasing to W 8-13 knots later in the morning. ##
High-Level Winds: Some (10 knots @ 1000ft AGL) ##
Temperatures: 10-25C ##
Cloud Cover: no
Precipitation: no
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Not great but flyable very early. Dress for the cold and watch out for the influence of high-level winds! ##


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 on both days with high-level winds on Sunday! Expect high surface-level wind speeds on Sunday towards midday!


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/

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 John.com » Fri May 02, 2014 9:41 am

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 May, 2014

Report Date & Time: Friday 02/05/2014 @ 09h45 SAST

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


Report Summary: Abbreviated report today as I am sitting remotely without my charger and battery is dying FAST! GREAT flying weather on BOTH days, so get out there!!

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


MAGALIESBERG WEATHER (in the Aeroden area):

Surface Wind Speed & Gusts, Cloud Cover, Precipitation, Temperature & Barometric Pressure (click on image to enlarge)
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.05.03-04 - WindGuru - 1.png
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.05.03-04 - WindGuru - 1.png (60.37 KiB) Viewed 4544 times
Winds Aloft (2000m AGL) (click on image to enlarge) Magaliesberg Northern Ridge is depicted to vertical scale.
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.05.03-04 - 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 - 3rd May: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: S 1-2 knots increasing to N 2-2 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: None
Temperatures: 12-26C
Cloud Cover: None
Precipitation: None
Visibility: 10km

Comments: An awesome day for flying!!! vhpy


Sunday Morning - 4th May: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: NW 1-2 knots increasing to NNW 5-5 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: None
Temperatures: 11-24C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Another awesome day for flying! vhpy


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: In zero-wind conditions such as these be wary of thermals (dust devils) forming, particularly on take-off and landing! Look for signs of 'flying' dust and papers!

Weather Flying Tip: Familiarise yourself with the post from Koos: Prop Wash/Vortice Effect - LEARN FROM THIS!!!


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/

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 » Thu May 08, 2014 1:39 pm

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 May, 2014

Report Date & Time: Thursday 08/05/2014 @ 13h30 SAST

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


Report Summary: A great weekend for MORNING flying! vhpy Wind picks up in the afternoon! High-level winds may have an influence over low-level conditions, especially alongside the Magaliesberg, so could be bumpy! ##

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. 08.05.2014 @ 05h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.05.08 05h00 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: A cold front can be seen off the Cape but this should not have any effect over the weather in the North West by the weekend.


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 08.05.2014 @ 06h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.05.08 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: The front visible off the Cape should not have any influence over weather in the North West by the weekend. Isobars widely spaced = low wind speeds.


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 08.05.2014 @ 13h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.05.10-11.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: No rainfall is predicted over the weekend.


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 08.05.2014 @ 13h00 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.05.08 13h00 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Although high surface winds (predominantly northerly) are showing over the interior, fairly low wind speeds are evident over the North West. Expect winds to pick up in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. Also, expect some high-level winds (see below).


MAGALIESBERG WEATHER (in the Aeroden area):

Surface Wind Speed & Gusts, Cloud Cover, Precipitation, Temperature & Barometric Pressure (click on image to enlarge)
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.05.10-11 - WindGuru - 1.png
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.05.10-11 - WindGuru - 1.png (68.38 KiB) Viewed 4475 times
Winds Aloft (2000m AGL) (click on image to enlarge) Magaliesberg Northern Ridge is depicted to vertical scale.
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.05.10-11 - 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 May: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ##

Surface Wind: S 5-6 knots decreasing to WSW 2-4 knots later in the morning. BEWARE OF THE AFTERNOON (if flying)! ##
High-Level Winds: Winds above 3000ft AGL may have an influence over flying conditions due to the effect of the mountain (0 knots @ 1000ft AGL) ##
Temperatures: 11-23C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: The morning is great for flying! vhpy Some influence from the high-level winds can be expected. ##


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

Surface Wind: S 3-4 knots increasing to W 3-6 knots later in the morning. BEWARE OF THE AFTERNOON (if flying)! ##
High-Level Winds: Winds above 3000ft AGL may have an influence over flying conditions due to the effect of the mountain (0 knots @ 1000ft AGL) ##
Temperatures: 10-23C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Again, the morning is great for flying! vhpy Some influence from the high-level winds can be expected. ##


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: High-level winds could cause bumpy conditions alongside the Magaliesberg. ## High-level winds are predominantly WEST, so should not cause rotor effect on the Magaliesberg, running east/west. Anticipate a slightly extended take-off roll on both mornings due to a light southerly wind.

Weather Flying Tip: Especially with tailwind take-offs use the 70%/50% rule! Be at 70% of your take-off speed at 50% of the runway, OR ELSE ABORT!


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/

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 May 15, 2014 11:07 pm

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Report Date & Time: Thursday 15/05/2014 @ 23h10 SAST

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


Report Summary: Some great weekend flying again! vhpy Saturday is better than Sunday!

Out-of-Five Rating: Saturday Morning vhpy 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. 15.05.2014 @ 21h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.05.15 20h00 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 appears to be moving in from the south but should not affect flying.


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 15.05.2014 @ 12h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.05.15 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 = low wind conditions!


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 15.05.2014 @ 12h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.05.17-18.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: No rainfall forecast.


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 15.05.2014 @ 21h00 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.05.15 21h00 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Low wind speeds.


MAGALIESBERG WEATHER (in the Aeroden area):

Surface Wind Speed & Gusts, Cloud Cover, Precipitation, Temperature & Barometric Pressure (click on image to enlarge)
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.05.17-18 - WindGuru - 1.png
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.05.17-18 - WindGuru - 1.png (64.29 KiB) Viewed 4408 times
Winds Aloft (2000m AGL) (click on image to enlarge) Magaliesberg Northern Ridge is depicted to vertical scale.
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.05.17-18 - 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 - 17th May: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: SW 1-2 knots increasing to NNW 3-4 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: No (0 knots @ 1000ft AGL)
Temperatures: 9-23C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Great flying weather! Dress warmly!


Sunday Morning - 18th Month: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ##

Surface Wind: E 6-10 knots decreasing to NE 6-8 knots later in the morning. ##
High-Level Winds: Light (10 knots @ 1000ft AGL)
Temperatures: 10-20C
Cloud Cover: Yes, some low-level ##
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Some wind in the morning but flyable. Also, some low-level cloud, but flyable!


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: Some wind and cloud on Sunday 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/

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 » Thu May 22, 2014 1:00 pm

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 Month, 2014

Report Date & Time: Thu 22/05/2014 @ 13h00 SAST

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


Report Summary: WOW! Straight 5s on both days! Perfect weather!

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. 22.05.2014 @ 11h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.05.22 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: Clear - no fronts visible! vhpy


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 22.05.2014 @ 06h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.05.22 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: Isobars widely space = low wind speeds! vhpy


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 22.05.2014 @ 12h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.05.24-25.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: No rain over the weekend! vhpy


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 22.05.2014 @ 12h00 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.05.22 12h00 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Low wind speed over the North West Province! 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 - 14.05.24-25 - WindGuru - 1.png
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.05.24-25 - WindGuru - 1.png (64.95 KiB) Viewed 4340 times
Winds Aloft (2000m AGL) (click on image to enlarge) Magaliesberg Northern Ridge is depicted to vertical scale.
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.05.24-25 - 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 - 24th Month: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: S 1-2 knots increasing to NE 3-3 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: No (0 knots @ 1000ft AGL)
Temperatures: 8-22C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Perfect weather for flying! FLY!! vhpy


Sunday Morning - 25th Month: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: SW 1-2 knots increasing to W 5-7 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: No (0 knots @ 1000ft AGL)
Temperatures: 8-22C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Perfect weather for flying! FLY!! vhpy Some wind picking up in the afternoon, so be careful if flying later in the day.


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/

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! (-)

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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby John.com » Thu May 29, 2014 2:02 pm

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Saturday 31 May – Sunday 1 June, 2014

Report Date & Time: Thursday 29/05/2014 @ 14h00 SAST

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


Report Summary: Saturday is PERFECT flying weather! Sunday has some high-level wind, but otherwise also good for a flight!

Out-of-Five Rating: Saturday Morning vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy Sunday Morning 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. 29.05.2014 @ 11h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.05.29 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: All clear!


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 29.05.2014 @ 06h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.05.29 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


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 29.05.2014 @ 00h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.05.31-06.01.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: No precipitation predicted for the weekend!


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 29.05.2014 @ 12h00 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.05.22 12h00 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Winds over the interior are light.


MAGALIESBERG WEATHER (in the Aeroden area):

Surface Wind Speed & Gusts, Cloud Cover, Precipitation, Temperature & Barometric Pressure (click on image to enlarge)
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.05.31-06.01 - WindGuru - 1.png
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.05.31-06.01 - WindGuru - 1.png (64.5 KiB) Viewed 4281 times
Winds Aloft (2000m AGL) (click on image to enlarge) Magaliesberg Northern Ridge is depicted to vertical scale.
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.05.31-06.01 - 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 - 31st May: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: ESE 3-4 knots increasing to NNE 3-5 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: No
Temperatures: 9-23C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: A perfect morning for flying! vhpy


Sunday Morning - 1st June: vhpy vhpy vhpy ## ##

Surface Wind: WSW 4-5 knots increasing to W 5-9 knots later in the morning. ##
High-Level Winds: Yes, some (10 knots @ 1000ft AGL) ##
Temperatures: 9-24C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: High level winds which are present will cause some discomfort on Sunday morning! No danger, just be ready for some rock and roll!


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: Some high-level wind (westerly) is present on Sunday! ##


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/

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 John.com » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:01 am

COLD FRONT!!

Fellow Pilots!

Here is a quick headsup on the cold front that arrives on Thursday with stays with us for the weekend in the Magaliesberg (Aeroden) area!

The good news is that besides the cold, both Saturday and Sunday are both superb for flying!! No wind, rain or cloud predicted for the weekend!! vhpy

CAUTIONARY:
1. Very high winds (surface and high-level) on Thursday and Friday, up to 16-27 knots!
2. Low temperatures for Saturday and Sunday

Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.06.05-08 - WindGuru - 1.jpg
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.06.05-08 - WindGuru - 2.jpg
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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby John.com » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:17 pm

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Saturday 07 – Sunday 08 June, 2014

Report Date & Time: Thursday 05/06/2014 @ 22h30 SAST

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


Report Summary: Great flying on BOTH Saturday and Sunday! Dress warmly!

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. 05.06.2014 @ 20h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.06.05 20h00 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: Although the cold front has hit the North West tonight (Thursday) it is not really visible due to limited cloud. We know it's here! ##


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 05.06.2014 @ 12h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.06.05 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: The cold front is visible on the synoptic chart.


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 05.06.2014 @ 12h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.06.07-08.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: No precipitation over the weekend! vhpy


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 05.06.2014 @ 21h00 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.06.05 21h00 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Relatively high wind-speeds reflecting at this time (Thursday), but will reduce to near-zero on the weekend. 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 - 14.06.07-08 - WindGuru - 1.png
Winds Aloft (2000m AGL) (click on image to enlarge) Magaliesberg Northern Ridge is depicted to vertical scale.
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.06.07-08 - 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 - 7th June: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: SE 4-5 knots increasing to NE 5-7 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: Light (8 knots @ 1000ft AGL)
Temperatures: 2-14C ##
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: A cold but FANTASTIC day for flying! Dress warmly!


Sunday Morning - 8th June: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: NNE 0-2 knots increasing to N 3-3 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: None
Temperatures: 2-16C ##
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Another COLD but fantastic day for flying!! Dress warmly!


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!! Watch for fast engine cooling on descent! ##


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/

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 John.com » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:45 pm

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Long Weekend of Saturday 14 – Monday 16 June, 2014

Report Date & Time: Thursday 12/05/2014 @ 22h40 SAST

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


Report Summary: The weather this weekend is not as good as what we've had in the recent past, although gaps are available for flying. Although cold, Monday is the best day for flying.

Out-of-Five Rating: Saturday Morning vhpy vhpy vhpy ## ## Sunday Morning vhpy ## ## ## ## Monday 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. 12.06.2014 @ 20h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.06.12 20h00 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 weather prevails but no front visible.


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 12.06.2014 @ 12h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.06.12 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: High pressure present over the SE. Isobars widely spaced = low wind speeds. This could change over the weekend. PLEASE CHECK! ##


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 12.06.2014 @ 12h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.06.14-16.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: No rain this weekend! vhpy


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 12.06.2014 @ 21h00 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.06.12 21h00 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Currently winds are looking OK but PLEASE check before heading out!


MAGALIESBERG WEATHER (in the Aeroden area):

Surface Wind Speed & Gusts, Cloud Cover, Precipitation, Temperature & Barometric Pressure (click on image to enlarge)
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.06.14-16 - WindGuru - 1.png
Winds Aloft (2000m AGL) (click on image to enlarge) Magaliesberg Northern Ridge is depicted to vertical scale.
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.06.14-16 - 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 - 14th June: vhpy vhpy vhpy ## ##

Surface Wind: WSW 2-3 knots increasing to WNW 5-8 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: Some (8 knots @ 1000ft AGL) ##
Temperatures: 4-19C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Winds pick up slightly later in the morning. Also, some high-level winds might create bumpy conditions along the Magaliesberg. ##


Sunday Morning - 15th June: vhpy ## ## ## ##

Surface Wind: WSW 4-6 knots increasing to W 9-16 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: Yes (16 knots @ 1000ft AGL) ##
Temperatures: 6-21C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: High-level winds will lead to uncomfortable flying conditions. ## ##


Monday Morning - 16th June: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy ##

Surface Wind: S 5-6 knots decreasing to SSE 2-3 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: No
Temperatures: 5-17C ##
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Good flying conditions but very 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: High-level winds on Saturday and Sunday could lead to tricky flying conditions, so take special 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/

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 John.com » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:35 pm

Tomorrow is looking AMAZING for flying . . . . see you out there! (^^)
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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby John.com » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:11 pm

Just some feedback on the weather today . . . .

So, NOT as predicted, the weather at Aeroden this morning was TERRIBLE . . . with the wind 5 gusting 28 knots and from ALL DIRECTIONS!!!! ## ##

What was really peculiar is that on the southern side of the Magalies northern ridge (where I live) it was WIND FREE!! :shock:

Anyway, I went for a nice long breakfast with a friend of mine and eventually took off at 12.30 for a VERY LEKKER flight around the dam!

SO . . . . no matter what 'the weatherman' says, ALWAYS do your own final checks, both online AND at the airfield!

Let's keep it safe guyz!! (-)
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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby John.com » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:57 pm

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 June, 2014

Report Date & Time: Thursday 19/06/2014 @ 15h00 SAST

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


Report Summary: An awesome weekend for flying! COLD THOUGH! ## Cold conditions are not enough to downgrade the flying ratings, so both days stay a STRAIGHT FIVE! vhpy

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. 19.06.2014 @ 11h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.06.19 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. No Cloud. vhpy


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 19.06.2014 @ 06h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.06.19 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 visible. Isobars widely spaced = low wind conditions! vhpy


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 19.06.2014 @ 00h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.06.21-22.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: No precipitation! vhpy


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 19.06.2014 @ 14h15 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.06.19 - 14h15 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Winds off both coast lines are hectic! Luckily we are in the North West Province!! :lol: :lol:


MAGALIESBERG WEATHER (in the Aeroden area):

Surface Wind Speed & Gusts, Cloud Cover, Precipitation, Temperature & Barometric Pressure (click on image to enlarge)
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.06.21-22 - 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 - 14.06.21-22 - 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 - 21st June: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: E 2-3 knots increasing to NE 4-4 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: None
Temperatures: 3-16C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: COLD!!! Great flying conditions though!!! (^^)


Sunday Morning - 22nd June: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: ESE 2-3 knots increasing to NE 3-4 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: Only higher than 2500ft AGL
Temperatures: 4-18C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: COLD!!! Great flying conditions though!!! (^^)


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: DRESS FOR THE COLD!!! ## ##


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 John.com » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:38 pm

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 June, 2014

Report Date & Time: Friday 27/06/2014 @ 12h40 SAST

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


Report Summary: Absolutely AWESOME flying weather!!! We are being spoilt. Get in now . . . no complaints in August when the winds pick up!

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. 27.06.2014 @ 08h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.06.19 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 visible (from the top of the Magaliesberg!) vhpy


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 27.06.2014 @ 00h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.06.27 00h00Z.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 far apart = low wind speeds! vhpy


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 27.06.2014 @ 00h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.06.28-29.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. 27.06.2014 @ 09h00 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.06.27 - 09h00 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Low winds now, and will continue as such over the weekend. 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 - 14.06.28-29 - 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 - 14.06.28-29 - 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 - 28th June: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: NE 3-5 knots increasing to NNE 6-7 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: None
Temperatures: 12-20C
Cloud Cover: Some mid-level cloud is possible (this should be above normal flying height)
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Near-perfect flying weather! A little cold.


Sunday Morning - 29th June: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: NE 1-3 knots increasing to N 3-4 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: None
Temperatures: 8-19C
Cloud Cover: Some low-level cloud possible later in the morning.
Precipitation: None
Visibility: 10km

Comments: Again, near-perfect flying weather! A little 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: 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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Magaliesberg, South Africa
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Re: Magaliesberg Weather Guide

Postby John.com » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:17 pm

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 July, 2014

Report Date & Time: Thu 03/06/2014 @ 16h15 SAST

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


Report Summary: Not a great flying weekend. Sunday has a brief window early in the morning. Winds are expected on both days! ##

Out-of-Five Rating: Saturday Morning ## ## ## ## ## Sunday Morning 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. 03.07.2014 @ 11h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.07.03 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: A front can be expected to arrive over the weekend.


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 03.07.2014 @ 06h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.07.03 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: Some weather visible over the Cape at this time.


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 03.07.2014 @ 00h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.07.05-06.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: No rainfall


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 03.07.2014 @ 14h30 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.07.03 - 14h30 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Winds not looking bad at this point in time, but will pick up over the weekend ##


MAGALIESBERG WEATHER (in the Aeroden area):

Surface Wind Speed & Gusts, Cloud Cover, Precipitation, Temperature & Barometric Pressure (click on image to enlarge)
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.07.05-06 - 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 - 14.07.05-06 - 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 - 5th July: ## ## ## ## ##

Surface Wind: NNW 3-4 knots increasing to NNW 8-14 knots later in the morning. ##
High-Level Winds: Yes (12 knots @ 1000ft AGL) ##
Temperatures: 7-20C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 5km (Haze?)

Comments: High winds make this a day for aircraft maintenance! ##


Sunday Morning - 6th July: vhpy vhpy ## ## ##

Surface Wind: SE 4-5 knots increasing to NNE 7-10 knots later in the morning. ##
High-Level Winds: Yes, starting low but picking up later in the morning (10 knots @ 1000ft AGL)
Temperatures: 8-21C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 5km (Haze?)

Comments: A brief window early morning for a quick flight, but winds picking up later!


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: Winds and haze!


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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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 10, 2014 9:27 pm

Magaliesberg Weather Guide for the Weekend of Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 July, 2014

Report Date & Time: Thursday 10/07/2014 @ 21h30 SAST

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


Report Summary: Still very cold but great flying weather. Some wind on Saturday. Sunday is the best day to fly! ENJOY!!! vhpy

Out-of-Five Rating: Saturday Morning 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. 10.07.2014 @ 08h00 SAST:
Weather Satellite - South Africa - 14.07.10 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: Some cloud visible over the interior at this time (Thu) but should clear by the weekend.


SYNOPTIC CHART for South Africa dd. 10.07.2014 @ 06h00Z:
Synoptic Chart - SAWS - South Africa - 14.07.10 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 over the interior, but will decrease as the weekend approaches. Widely spaced isobars = low wind conditions.


RAINFALL CHART for South Africa dd. 10.07.2014 @ 00h00Z:
Rainfall Map - South Africa - 14.07.12-13.jpg
Rainfall Charts courtesy of WXMaps.org http://wxmaps.org/pix/af.vv.html

Comment: No precipitation over the weekend.


WINDS MAP for South Africa dd. 10.07.2014 @ 09h00 SAST:
EarthWindMap - South Africa - 14.07.10 - 09h30 SAST.jpg
Winds Map courtesy of EarthWindsMap click on this link for updated Winds Map

Comment: Low wind speeds evident over the interior.


MAGALIESBERG WEATHER (in the Aeroden area):

Surface Wind Speed & Gusts, Cloud Cover, Precipitation, Temperature & Barometric Pressure (click on image to enlarge)
Weather - Magaliesberg Aeroden - 14.07.12-13 - 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 - 14.07.12-13 - 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 - 12th July: vhpy vhpy vhpy ## ##

Surface Wind: NW 2-4 knots increasing to NW 5-8 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: Yes, some (8 knots @ 1000ft AGL) ##
Temperatures: 2-16C ##
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km (possible haze)

Comments: Cold, with some high level wind.


Sunday Morning - 13th July: vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy vhpy

Surface Wind: S 2-3 knots decreasing to SE 1-2 knots later in the morning.
High-Level Winds: None
Temperatures: 4-17C
Cloud Cover: No
Precipitation: No
Visibility: 10km (possible haze)

Comments: Cold, but great flying weather! vhpy


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: Dress for the cold! ##


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/

"Truly superior pilots are those who use their superior judgment to avoid those situations where they might have to use their superior skills"

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