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02 06 11 12:05 - 1st 2011 Eurocup: Matko, Hungary
Hungary has always offered some weather extremes. Either it was hot, cold or windy. This time it turned out all of the above. We traveled to Matko with mixed feelings since memories of wet Krško and moist Matko last year were still very much alive. Weather forecast promised some storms, but their timing was hard to predict. I hoped for the Saturday/Sunday night. We arrived in Friday afternoon to find nice sunny weather, people were practicing even after sunset. Same weather continued in the morning hours of Saturday, but soon grumbling from the south announced a storm front. Showers began at about noon, with a short break that we spent for lunch and then another storm cell passed with proper lightning and thunder. Fortunately winds were light enough and didn't cause any problems at the camp site.
After the storm the air cooled substantially. While thermals were still present, they were much weaker and further away from eachother. While before noon it was possible to do a full 10min from 150m or so with a bit of luck (I didn't manage to gather enough luck), that was virtually impossible in the afternoon. We've seen some extreme heights at start because of that. We ended the day at 7pm, since there was no point in continuig for another hour.
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