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The accurate weather monitoring and reporting throughout NSW of the existing Holfuy weather-stations in co-operation with local clubs has been very well received.
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Please visit: ausrasp
RASP Gliding Forecasts for the Main Paragliding and Hang Gliding Cross Country sites in Australia
The AUSRASP is now at higher resolution for NSW regions, and has a better visual interpretation of the forecast for major flying sites – with Meteograms instead of Skew-T.
Many of us have been using alternate platforms such as Windy and XCskies that have a 25km grid, meaning that their forecast is taking the average of all conditions in a 25km square around the point being looked at.
With this NSWHPA investment the current RASP NSW interpretation will run on a 2.4km grid – The grid spacing determines the accuracy of the forecast on a smaller scale. The smaller the grid the more you can see local effects, like venturis, valley effects, wind gradients and convergence.
The forecast is the average conditions of a 2.4km square (i.e. the average cloud cover in that square, the average wind speed, the average thermal velocity), the smaller the grid spacing the more accurate the forecast for a particular point.
Further improvement of the visual representation of the data for the day at these major flying sites is now available through Meteograms:
Manilla, Dubbo area, Forbes, Lake St. Clair, Blackheath, Stanwell Tops, Spring Hill, Jerildarie area
NSWHPA would like to thank Chris Dobinson (firstname.lastname@example.org), for his extensive efforts, and would further like to encourage anyone utilizing the site to donate to support his ongoing efforts improving the site. Chris Dobinson (email@example.com), the developer and owner of https://ausrasp.nfshost.com/ has devoted extensive time to improve the site to world class forecasting, comparable to other major (paying) forecasting sites.