Weather Links for Kite Flying
I have found since I have started flying kites that I have a greater interest in the weather. Aside from taking a long hard gaze at every flag pole I pass, I have come to find a couple of online weather sources really helpful. here is a collection of weather related resources to help you plan your Kite flying activities!
Environment Canada - Quick and easy weather information by city.
Animated World Wind Map - a really cool website that allows you to find out wind speed, direction and temperature for your location and others around the world. It shows in real-time wind patterns that may be of interest to kite flyers, kite surfers, snow kiters and other wind sports enthusiasts.
Truth be told, despite the best weather intelligence- you just never know for sure! Living in Southern Alberta Canada, the wind for kite flying is often feast or famine. I compensate for this by:
- keeping a few kites in the car. You never know when you may have some time to fly and the weather is right!
- I like to have some low wind, some standard and high wind kites - a kite for every wind!
So good luck! And we sincerely wish you Smooth Winds!
A couple other helpful resources for Kite Flyers: