When I started learning to fly last year I was surprised at how weather-dependent the lighter craft (paramotors, etc.) are, and tried to find out just how often the weather is good enough to fly. I was unable to find any analyses of this, so I’ve done my own, based on Met Office hourly data over the past ten years. The results (so far) are on my website, at: speleotrove.com/weather/ »

I’ve put there some background details and also the analyses for a few locations in the UK, which include tables that indicate the answers to questions such as:

All questions, comments, and suggestions for improvement are welcome!

Mike Cowlishaw

Please send any comments, questions, or corrections to me, Mike Cowlishaw, at mfc@speleotrove.com.

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This page was last edited on 2009-01-16.