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Current Conditions
ScreenshotXC Weather Near real-time maps of wind & pressure from coastal & airfield METAR stations
ScreenshotSkylink Graphical METARs Useful graphical (i.e. human) representation of METAR data from Hawarden (and elsewhere)
ScreenshotWendy Windblows Wendy Windblows, live weather data from hill top weather stations available through subscription & premium rate phone nos. Subscribers log on
Hilbre Weather Station on Hilbre Island (nr Thurstaston)
Thurstaston Weather Thurstaston Weather station.
Rhyl Weather Rhyl weather station (anemomenter manufacturer's site).
Met Office - Wales Good source of satpics and rainfall radar, but otherwise not reliable enough for aviation.
Ogwen Valley Weather Weather conditions in the Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia - from the Mountain Rescue folks.
Satellite Cloud Pics One of the best animatable sat pic sites for recent wx conditions.
Weather Online - Wales Excellent forecast info up to 7 days in advance together with expert info for fliers (e.g. - isobars/isotachs-10m, 900hPa Wind vectors ).

Wales forecasts from the BBC (e.g. wind +12h, +24h).
Weather from S4C Weather forecasts from S4C
Aviation forecast for Llantysilio from MetCheck.
Met Office - Wales Useful data
Met Office - Aviation Aviation forecast (spot winds etc), currently free but requires registration via this link.
Forecast tephigrams from RASP for the Llangollen area (12:00 GMT).
North Wales Weather Today Brings together useful compilations of weather information.


BHPA British Hang gliding and Paragliding Association
NATS Check those NOTAMs before you go flying.
MWHGPC Mid Wales Hang gliding and Paragliding Club
SEWHGPC South-East Wales Hang gliding and Paragliding Club

Publications and Discussion Groups

EuroPG Paragliding mailing list server
XC Magazine Online version of the world's best mag, EVER.
Hang Gliding Newsgroup Usenet discussion group
, a hang gliding and paragliding forum.
HG XC League UK hang gliding XC league.
UK PG comps UK PG comps (inc. XC league).
Skywings Online version of the most-excellent monthly BHPA magazine.

Learn to Fly

Snowdon Gliders Snowdonia based Paragliding School
YX Paragliding (formerly Beyond Extreme) N Wales borders-based Paragliding School.

What to do when it's Not Flyable

NE Wales Leisure Guide BBC's guide to leisure activities in NE Wales
NW Wales Leisure Guide BBC's guide to leisure activities in NW Wales