About Wendy Windblows
Wendy Windblows is an independent network
of 22 weather stations
serving Hang Gliding and Paragliding sites in England and Wales.
The idea is that you can check the ACTUAL winds onsite before leaving home
AND while you are on-the-road, too -
using any mobile phone.
The idea is to save you hours on the road, driving to sites when it's not flyable,
especially when the forecast is not always to be relied on!
One of Our Weather Stations
Why is Wendy A Subscription?
- Unlike most weather sites, we maintain a network of 22 actual
weather stations at sporting locations round the UK. Map of Stations
- They give you wind speeds, directions, air temperature, rainfall,
and sky state (sunny or cloudy etc).
- The data is available here, on our website, but you can also telephone
the stations, and get a voice readout of conditions - useful when you are on the road on your way....
- Our Alert Service sends you email or text
conditions are good at your favourite sites – you can set up
the winds you like, and Wendy will keep an eye on things, and let
you know when it’s good!
All this costs money to maintain, so we're not free... but we ARE good value!
We don't forecast, but we are that vital "last check" before you drive 2 hours to fly or windsurf!
Save yourself just one or two abortive trips a year, and you'll cover your subscription easily!
How Much Is It?
We have 2 types of subscription
- Annual Subscription (min 12 Months) £46.00 per year
- Monthly Subscription (min 6 Months) £4.95 per month
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What Do I Get?
With Annual or Monthly Membership, you get access to the weather data,
on both our website and by telephone. (Phone access is useful when you are away from home or work,
on the road, say, and trying to decide where to go).
How Do I Pay?
Our Subscriptions are handled by Paypal,
which is a secure online payment service that you probably know
If you have a Paypal account already, it takes just a
If you don't have an account, Paypal can take payment from any
card or bank account if you just fill in your details.
You can be using our service by phone or online in
just a minute or two!
Calls are to normal BT local numbers, beginning - 01 or -02. For example, Devils Dyke, near Brighton, is on
01273-857-002. These are NOT expensive charge numbers!
are usually free as part of your call package with your telephone company, either landline or mobile. There is a limit of one call per
15 mins to each individual station for each user, for technical reasons.
If your computer accepts cookies, then access to the website is unlimited.
If you are coming in from two or more computers, say one at work and
one at home, you can't set cookies on both machines - auto-logon with
cookies gives unlimited access one one machine, and on the other, you are allowed in once per 30 mins.
You cannot stay logged into the website data permanently, with a rolling
display of weather - you log in when you want to look at the weather, then leave.
The Alert Service
You go onto our website as a Member, and choose the weather
station or stations you want, then choose the wind speed and direction you like
at each station. Then you choose the days and times when you want messages sent
For example, you might choose Calshot (Southampton), wind direction
between South and West-South-West, speed more than 10 mph, but less
than 20 mph, messages to be sent to you only at weekends, between 8am
and 6pm. The system will then keep an eye on things for you and send
you an email or text message to let you know when those conditions
occur. Emails are free, but there is a charge of
each for text messages.
How Soon Does it Work?
Within about 2 minutes from now! If you click on the Sign
Up Now link and join, you’ll be given your password
If you have any
difficulty subscribing or gaining access, call our Office
Freephone on 0800-358-0405
Sign Up Now!
If you have any queries, either Email Us or call
the Office Freephone 0800-358-0405.