Weather Charts & Radar

“I definitely thought that I would be slightly nervous in the air. However, it was the opposite and I felt very comfortable. I was amazed at how the glider responded to just the slightest touch of the controls. I was also very surprised how you could really feel the glider accelerating or decelerating when you either pointed the nose up or down.” Amanda 18

Click HERE for Camden weather webcams.

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Camden aviation weather forecast:

There is an automatic weather station at Camden Airport. You can call (02) 9353 6407 to get a AWS computerised voice summary of the weather.
Also the Bureau of Meteorology has a weather radar here and the Graphical Area Forecast here


The Jetstream

Below is the chart with the animated Jetstream winds at about 36,000 feet. Overlaid is the surface pressure isolines. Comparing the two sets of data provides a valuable insight as to how the jet stream influences the surface weather. When the Jetstream bends or splits significantly, it is referred to as an “upper level disturbance” and can be the cause of significant severe weather below it. These bends in the Jetstream are caused by Roxby Waves. They are a natural result of the Coriolis Effect however these waves have become much more pronounced in recent times as a result of Climate Change. Severe weather systems at surface level can become trapped under these Roxby waves and remain stationary for long periods.

More info and charts on how the Jet Stream works can be found at the California Regional Weather Server, sponsored by the Department of Earth & Climate Sciences at San Francisco State University. The California Regional Weather Server provides more detail, including a general description of jet stream analysis and forecast maps.

Aerological Diagrams

If you don’t see the diagram below (from Sydney Airport) it means that your browser has blocked the content due to SSL issues. If this is the case you can view it in another tab by clicking HERE or alternatively use the Firefox Browser. It is a worthwhile exercise to read this Aerological Diagram in conjunction with viewing the cloud cover as seen in the Camden Weather Web Cams HERE

The Aerological Diagram (AKA Skew T-Log P or Thermodynamic diagram) below from Sydney Airport can give a good indication of the heights at which clouds will form. Here is a PDF explanation of how to intepret these diagrams courtesy of the Australian Bureau of Meterology.

Data is supplied courtesy of: Bureau of Meteorology Aviation Weather Service.

This webpage and its images are not provided as part of a regulated service. The images may be useful to assist in assessing actual weather conditions at Camden Airport NSW, Australia, but do not replace official data from sources such as Bureau of Meteorology. Please refer to the BOM and the Air Services Australia NAIPS Pilot Briefing sites for all your weather, flight planning and aviation needs.
This data and images must not be relied upon to be available, or up to date, for the purposes of flight planning, or decision making in flight. We take all reasonable care in producing this web page by republishing the BOM images, but we do not warrant they are free from error.
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