Webcams and weather


These webcams are located in the MGC club house. Always check dates and times, to make sure you are getting the current image and weather station data.

The detailed weather information is displayed below the webcam images.

MGC Webcam: Pointing west to the windsock at the MGC.

Pointing west to windsock
LMSC webcam looking SSW down the ridge to Black Knoll

Time lapse webcams
On a mobile device, use these links instead: west cam and  hangar cam and trailer cam
West cam: this shows the sky state facing west.

Hangar cam: this is facing east

There are now two weather stations within a few metres of each other, located by the windsock. Both will be shown here, offering redundancy if one goes down, but also a useful comparison.

MGC weather station:

Data summary

Wind direction and QNH over last 4 hours

Wind speed over last 4 hours

LMSC weather station:


Webcam and weather station at Sarn

This is provided courtesy of the Long Mynd Soaring Club, and looks towards Sarn, one of their north facing sites. The location it is looking at is here. The station is located close to there, and shows the sky to the WSW. Wind strengths etc. will be pretty accurate in in WNW – NE. It massively under-reads in an East or SE direction, but surprisingly tends to show the wind quite accurately as it runs down the hill behind when it is South to South West in direction.

Most recent camera image below (updated every 10 minutes).


Webcam and weather station at Clatter

This is provided courtesy of the Long Mynd Soaring club, and is located on their SW site at Clatter. Wind strengths etc. will be pretty accurate in a southerly wind, possibly slightly less so in other directions.  

Most recent camera image below (updated every 20 minutes).

Other sources of weather information:

RASP (Regional Atmospheric Soaring Prediction) is one of the best resources. For an overview of the day go to ‘Spot Forecasts’,  where it says ‘BGA Turning Point’, and select MYN (hit the N key is the easiest way to find it). This will give you an overview of weather at the Mynd, including wind direction and strength, rain forecast and the ‘Star Rating’, which will give you an indication of how good the day is. 

The BBC Weather Page is a good place to start for an overview.

Rain Today is good for predicting  when rain will arrive, or any clearances ahead.

 XC Weather is a good site for predicting the wind strength and direction.

WeatherJack has links to all the weather websites, plus tutorials on how to read tephigrams etc.

Windyty is a mesmerising look at global weather patterns, but you can zoom in to see local weather.