In your situation I would invest in a Meteobridge Nano. So much more you can then do with your station, not just adding Windy.
But there are other equally interesting options like running Weather-Display, Cumulus MX, or WeeWx which would all also give you a lot more not just Windy.
You have a lot of options to consider. You don't even need to be limited to just one of these options.
The two links in my reply describe it in detail. The partial 'hole' (thinning, not a hole) is largely over an area that's uninhabited by humans. Plus the angle of incidence of the Sun in Spring means that rays still have to pass through plenty of Stratospheric Ozone to get to the surface. And by early Summer when the incident rays are getting higher, the hole has already closed. So it's not much of a hazard in practice.
@Gkikas-LGPZ said in Upgrade of ECMWF’s forecasting system planned for June:
The upgrade brings major improvements in data assimilation as well as in modelling and the range of observations used.
The changes result in better forecasts across the range of predicted values, including .... wind and temperature.
The new cycle only includes meteorological changes;
there are no technical changes, e.g. new resolutions.
I'm looking forward to 👍
@kphk Hi Harish, it depends on the country, some of the sources are based on data provided by Meteo institutions. Some of the data are obtained from Rainviewer. It might happen that the radar composite might be slightly shifted as we don't have power over it.
Hi @accuwx , depends on whether you mean lightning as a forecast (which is a product based on data from ECMWF), OR real-time lightning strikes (looking into the latest past based on data from Blitzortung; on the same map layer as weather radar). It is NOT technically possible to blend forecasts with the past.