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Portland Wendy station is on the highest part of the Isle of Portland, at Weymouth, and is used primarily by sailors and windsurfers.
For detailed location, see the linked map.
OS Grid ref: SY693724
Altitude: 328ft (100m)
There is no particular wind direction that is critical to the general use of the station, but it is most use in onshore winds, ranging from SE through S to SW, where it seems to read fairly accurately.
The station is some 300ft AMSL, and therefore, the winds it experiences will be somewhat higher than will be felt in the sheltered areas of Weymouth harbour - the station reads the winds that will be experienced out on open water nearby, for this reason
The station anemometer is some 35 feet above ground at most, and experiences clean winds from all directions. It reads out in Knots and Beaufort Force, rather than in MPH, like all our coastal stations. This is because most sea and beach users are happier with those readings. more...
We have no information about Hang and Paragliding use in the immediate area.