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Wind tunnel /weather conditions

Post Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:39 pm

I have heard a reference to "wind tunnel" in the VDT area on several occasions. As we are considering retiring to the area we are naturally curious to know if this refers to a specific part of VDT or if VDT in general is prone to adverse weather conditions. I would appreciate any information .

Barb

 

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:00 am

Hello
VdeT climate is supposed to be good for bronchial and various other problems health wise. Some parts are windy but it depends what you want. VdeT is generally a few degrees cooler than say the sweltering areas on the southern Algarve. You should take some time out there and decide which sector is right for you. Not everybody wants a breeze all the time. Stands to reason the higher up you are the more you are exposed to the elements.
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:26 am

Hello Elaine
Thanks for your reply...in your opinion which sectors are the most sheltered from the wind.....we have visited the area on several occasions during May and September...but never for longer than a day at a time because we have stayed in Villamoura with relatives who retired there from th UK.

Barb

 

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:18 am

Hi Barb

The one thing I would say about VDT it is beautiful. The air is fresh and clean...and yes alittle windy at times. Have a place built..taking the direction of the wind into account so you have shetered outside eating and sitting areas.

Yes, if you choose a house up on the hill...it will be windy....well more windy.

 

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Re: Wind tunnel /weather conditions

Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:03 am

Hi Barb
As I live here I agree with Piglet beautiful place. Plots on hills bring fab views and the breeze - which is welcome on hot summer days and a sheltered side of building brings warmth and shelter in winter. Sectors quite different you have to check them out to find what appeals to you. Most people just know when they get there that 'THIS is THE Plot'. Happy plot hunting
Judith of Mattiespeople

 

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:13 am

Judith
What you have said about the plots is completely true. Would I be able to join the cycling crew if I bought my bike in the summer???? Do you bike up hill??? Not sure if I can do this so would like to get some practice in over here in blighty before I make a complete nurd of myself.
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Re: Wind tunnel /weather conditions

Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:57 pm

Hi Elaine

Re joining the bikers....there is an initiation ceremony re hills.

Piglet

 

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