Follow the weather links on the TVHGC website located at www.tvhgc.co.uk.
The BBC1 regional forecasts are best for our purposes
(Just remember to add at least 50% to the wind speed that they give).
The BBC Radio 4 forecasts are best for our purposes. Telephone (these are premium rate numbers)
Weathercall 09068 505305 Weathercall 09068 505306 Weathercall 09068 505309 AIRMET 0891 500 693 AIRMET 0891 500 692
(Avon and Wilts)
(Berks, Bucks and Oxon) (South Wales)
This is a ‘now-cast’ service, run by a BHPA member. It uses automated weather stations at, or near a number of our flying sites.
To subscribe call Freephone 0800-358-0405, or visit www.wendywindblows.com
To use the ‘Pay-As-Go’ Public Access Number - 0900-900-7000 (at May 2010 calls cost 50p/min from a BT land line).
If you have a radio that can receive Airband the following frequencies provide ‘coded’ current situation and short term forecasts for UK airfields. You need to have learnt the METAR and TAF codes to understand this information.
VOLMET 128.6 MHz (South) VOLMET 135.375 MHz (Main)