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AndyB
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I find the forecasts are good on the day. If you watch the future forecasts you will see them changing every few hours.

I use Windfinder and these.....

http://www.xcweather.co.uk/

https://www.meteoblue.com/en/weather/forecast/air/yarm_united-kingdom_2633415

This last one is essential if there are no clouds, cos you can't see what is going on!

900 hPa is about 3000 feet

 

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It's important to treat any forecast as just a guide - you make the decision based on what the conditions and indicators are on site. There are some good books which are worth reading to help you read the conditions.

The one I initially learned from is: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pilots-Weather-commonsense-meteorology-Commonsense/dp/1840370270/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PNH2S14K0EXMVCR5N3GP

You're always 'allowed' to not fly, no matter how much effort it took to get to the field - even if it's looking like weeks of unflyable weather to come. 

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As Steve says any forecast is just a guide. I generally use www.windy.com (looks cool and does wind estimation at heights) and WeatherPro app. If they both "line up" more or less then I get a good idea, but always check on site.

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