Webcam

Webcam icon

Wind Speed

clipart wind turbine blade 2

XC Weather

Live Weather

Met Office

metoffice logo 320x208

Weather Sites - top tips

This section should help newer members and visitors especially and could be a useful reminder to some 'old hands'.

Using the links at left hand side of our homepage ....

xcweather (labelled 'weather') - gives a forecast for the club's postcode location. If you want any of the other maps/views for this site just select 'home' at its top left, then put the cursor on Manchester and on Leeds/Bradford (or anywhere else in the country). This site gives a  fairly reliable wind forecast for Watergrove.

Windguru - is centred on WPWC (like xcweather now is). The top section of the page uses the same weather model as xcweather, but shows more days ahead. Ignore the lower sections - these models always over-predict wind strength at WPSC.

BBC - doesn't seem to be as accurate as xcweather for WPWC. The BBC can under-predict the wind speed, though its temperatures are more accurate than xc, especially in the Winter. And the BBC is more accurate than xcweather for Fleetwood.

Our webcam and wind speed links show current conditions at the Club. If these are working (not always the case as we lack mains electricity) they are best for current conditions. It could be different, though, by the time you get to the Club and rigged up!

And finally, here are some sites which we couldn't squeeze onto the homepage.

Weather Underground - is a weather station about 1.5 miles away in Wardle and 120ft lower down. It gives wind speed in km/h every 5 minutes (20km/h = 11knots = 13mph)! Be sure to scroll to bottom of page to make sure current reading is actually current as the weather station very often isn't working properly.

bigsalty   It seems to use the same weather model as xcweather, but what is particularly good is that it has a number of North West locations listed.

fleetwood   This is a weather station giving actual readings. May be worth a look at from time to time to compare with other forecasts. Experience indicates that xcweather may under-predict wind speed at Fleetwood and the BBC may be more accurate.

 

 

Shoutbox

Ralph - 15/09/2019 - 12:51

Quick question; does the club kit include any club-owned Raceboards?

Jakub - 15/09/2019 - 08:53

Worcast changed we will not go today

Jakub - 14/09/2019 - 17:47

update we will take tax from rochdaleso we will be abot 10 am for spme light wind improvments

Jakub - 14/09/2019 - 14:49

I and Joanna will be about mid dayno buses from Rochdale before 11 but if some one can pick us up we can be sooner any one can call us on07570659103

davem - 14/09/2019 - 13:53

I plan to be up tomorrow, busy unpacking today, and lawns need mowing after 4weeks absence!!!!

Ralph - 13/09/2019 - 19:29

I will be Sat pm, all being well. What's forecast?

Dave B - 13/09/2019 - 16:03

Anyone going Sat PM?

NigeMcilwaine - 11/09/2019 - 10:04

Cant do Wednesdays! Hoping the wind hangs around till tomorrow!

Login below or Create an Account to access the Shoutbox.

Login Form

Who's Online

We have 13 guests and no members online

GlobeWeather

Weather data OK.
Rochdale
12 °C
Useful Links
Composite

Who's Online

We have 13 guests and no members online

Useful Links
Composite