/ Lundy - What Month
We're planning a club trip over to Lundy again later this year, and were wondering about the best times of year to go. Last time we went it was in August, and the weather was brilliant, but I think it's problematic for people this year, so we're looking at either September or early October.
Can anyone offer advice as to what the weather's likely to be like in sept/oct? I know it can't be predicted, but have people climbed that late in the year and found it to be reliable enough?
Its probably likely to be better weather than in August.
I've been to Lundy 3 times in early September and had good weather every time
Went in June and it was unstable - glorious sunshine at the beginning, blowing a hoolie by the end :-)
I've been to Lundy 3 times in early September and had poor weather every time. However I still believe it is the best time, so thats when I will be going this year.
I've had 4 separate weeks all in early-mid Sept
Half a days rain in those 4 weeks
Weather forcasting really hasn't reached that level of sophistication. Autumn is a beautiful time of year there. September is when the harvest mite infestation peaks. It's also when 99% of climbers turn up.
-Many routes are dirty in August just after the ban
-Weather is generally better
-South facing routes aren't as baking
-Sea is slightly warmer (at the beginning of the month, at least)
The crossing was gnarly though, both ways
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