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Weston Wendy station is on the Pier, at Weston Beach. The area is popular with sailors, windsurfers, kite buggies, and so on.
For detailed location, see the linked map.
OS Grid ref: ST315608
Altitude: 358ft (109m)
There is no particular wind direction that is critical to the general use of the station. The anemometer is approx 100 feet above ground level, and is in clear air for most directions. However, the pier structure interferes with the winds in NW and N directions - thus causing the station to under-read in winds from that quarter. We hope to move the station soon to the windward end of the pier to cure this.
Being on the pier, sea level is ground level! The station 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...
The local club for Hang and Paragliders is the Avon HG and PG Club., but we have no HG or PG site information for this area.
Avon Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club