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Hi, Widget Changes randomly from 4 to 2 days forecast. Initial setting is 4 days preview. After random change to 2 days one have to act like replacing the Widget and 4 days forecast is shown again.
@rittels Thanks! I'll check it out!
I'm still would like to hear some feedback on my latest request from developers. Right now, there is no way to use the app when you select "Distance & planning" option (long tap anywhere on a map), because you can't save the route and the rest of options are not available when you have selected "Distance & planning".
Windy shows data from 2 wave models: WAM from ECMWF and WAVEWATCH3 from NOAA. Do you check both of them?
These models have a medium resolution. So some local conditions of wind may give a worse sea state.
Depending where is your boating zone, Windy offers higher resolution Wind models which give you a better idea of expected waves height locally.
At the end, you must always crosscheck with official weather advisories at sea when you plan your trip.
The synoptic charts show action centers Lows and Highs, isobars, sometime zones of rain and thunderstorm...
All of this is available on Windy. The only missing information is fronts. The reason why Windy cannot show frontal boundaries is :
On Windy, you can customize the color palette for wind and gusts and use, for example, these modified colors:
With several advantages:
No similar colors for different wind speeds.
Light winds are displayed by light colors while strong winds are shown by denser, darker colours for an intuitive approach. However beyond 64 kt (120 km/h or 12 Bf or Hurricane force), rather than being darker, the colors become very clear « like LED lights ».
Up to 64 kt, colors match the Beaufort scale.
Beyond 64 kt, colors are chosen according to degrees used by NHC (Cat.1, Cat.2...).
Each wind range is represented by a uniform colour without shading or smoothing, with only a small mixing transition
How to apply these colour settings ?
Go to Settings
Choose Customize color cale
Select overlay: Wind
At bottom of page find the line Import/export
Click on [view code] to open a window pop up
Delete the text code in this window
Select and copy all lines of code here below and paste them in the window
Press [Import Gradient]
Note that you must be logged in to apply these settings in your Windy cloud. These new settings will be applied on all your devices.
Then you can use the wind speed units that you like ...kt...km/h...mph...m/s... bft
Try to use these new colours during at least one week. If you like them, keep them. If you don’t like, you can come back to the default Windy settings by pressing Load default