Wind Gusts at EGKK

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Richard Griffith
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Wind Gusts at EGKK

Post by Richard Griffith » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:27 pm

The wind at my location has been light and variable for the day, maximum gust has been just 8Kn. Checking the METAR observations for Gatwick (EGKK) there appears to have been a short term gust:

EGKK 181120Z 08006KT 030V100 9999 FEW023 21/15 Q1010=
EGKK 181050Z 02006KT 350V060 9999 FEW020 22/15 Q1010=
EGKK 181020Z VRB04G16KT CAVOK 20/16 Q1010=
EGKK 180950Z 33005G17KT 270V020 9999 FEW015 19/15 Q1010=

EGKK 180920Z 28004KT 230V330 9999 FEW014 18/15 Q1010=
EGKK 180850Z 30004KT 220V350 9999 FEW013 18/15 Q1010=

Even Heathrow (EGLL) has only been up to 8Kn

EGLL 181120Z AUTO 08007KT 040V120 9999 FEW033 23/14 Q1010 NOSIG=
EGLL 181050Z AUTO 06008KT 030V100 9999 FEW026 SCT049 23/13 Q1010 NOSIG=
EGLL 181020Z AUTO 09006KT 050V120 9999 FEW025 SCT049 21/14 Q1010 NOSIG=
EGLL 180950Z AUTO 04005KT 320V100 9999 SCT049 21/14 Q1010 NOSIG=
EGLL 180920Z AUTO 36005KT 280V070 9999 NCD 20/14 Q1010 NOSIG=
EGLL 180850Z AUTO VRB03KT 9999 NCD 20/14 Q1010=

And yes before someone points out the obvious - it 'might' have been jet blast?

Richard Griffith
Amateur Meteorologist
Horsham, West Sussex
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