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Oui @idefix37 a parfaitement raison, il faut rester très prudent avec ces stations amateurs. J’en connais qui n’ont rien à envier aux stations officielles, leur propriétaire étant très rigoureux mais c’est loin d’être le cas de toutes, malheureusement,...
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If the problem still remains, let me know in which step does the restoration fail, if there is an error message. You can attach a screenshot as well.
Thanks for your additions. I think that some basic synoptic features are useful for a wide group of windy customers. Maps with very special parameters for people with a deep understanding of meteorology and thermodynamics would be a waste of (development) time.
In my opinion, the possibility to combine maps from different pressure levels allows to evaluate the weather situation on a synoptic scale and is a good balance between costs and benefits.
The following example combines precipitation with 500hPa geopotential (made with Photoshop) and shows what I mean. Now we can see the cause of the predicted surface weather in the upper air:
@Korina When I look at a weather map, it's 99% of the time because I want to see where rain, storms, snow etc are in relation to my current location. With the default view so zoomed out; that map is basically useless without zooming in several times.
I'm fairly certain this applies to at least 80% of people using the app. Unless most of your users are pilots who are in the air flying several hundred miles.
I think the default zoom level should be ~100 miles. Though this begs the question of why even show a map by default anyway. Most people just want the current conditions/forecast. It doesn't bother me that map shows at startup, but it should have pertinent data from the start.
ECMWF is not a model, this is an institute making a model called IFS so comparaison is between IFS and ICON.
@Korina is right that you should try and develop your own expertise with both models to understand when one model can be better than the other.
Some tests and statistics trend to tell that IFS, in average, would be better than ICON but those tests and analyses are done for only a few parameters so what is the exact meaning for yourself and the data you want to use,...
Hello @ekalender thank you for the suggestion, we might add this in the future.
We are aware of these locations around the world. However, this problem should be addressed to Open Street Map, since we use their maps and have no control over them.
You can read more on this issue here:
I think @Rares may be referring to the mobile app. I agree that this is a missing feature compared to most other weather apps.
Something like this I think, with a customisable notifcation able to be displayed in the notification shade, and the temperature in the status bar.
@Korina I'm a new subscriber as well. I agree with @boisvert that a view like the one presented would be beneficial. This is especially true on a phone, where a full screen image like that would be very readable.
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