Dear Windy team,
I also would appreciate if you will add an option into the app (as well as into the web version) to visualize your flight planned route (and import it as GPX to save time), so we can have a Poor man's weather radar for pilots :) The app lacks speed control compared to web-version and I also would like to see more frames per time unit (right now it refreshes with a speed of 1 frame/3 minutes). Maybe you can make another time period in addition to 12/6/1 hour, say, for the latest 15 minutes which will be the most frame-dense period (for ex. 1 frame/minute) ? When pilots are already in the air, they're interested only in very latest weather data and 15 minutes may serve this need well.
I usually fly at lower altitudes and can receive mobile broadband connection from time to time (depending on location) and an option to reduce downloadable traffic is highly demanded. Maybe you can make an option to preload specific part of the map (just like in Google maps) and fine-tune overall downloaded traffic to reduce unnecessary stuff. Again, the goal is to receive fresh & updated data as soon as your phone/tablet receives broadband connection , because it may be lost in next minute.
THANKS IN ADVANCE!
I created a vastly better, more detailed and far easier (and more accurate) to interpret cloudbase overlay setting, which you can download from here (have some patience as it will take a few seconds for this page to load due to the amount of text settings and graphics within it:
The specific directions to install the custom overlays is found within the first post in this custom graphics overlays thread, here:
Examples and a legend to interpret it:
This is the custom cloudbase overlay:
This is the standard Windy overlay:
Current time forecast for detail and info comparison:
My cloud tops overlay also uses these same color shades and altitude divisions so that a pilot can easily interpret and assimilate both for any required altitude range.
If you mean this pretty harbour on Sandön island, you are right, it is not possible to find it using the search bar. You find other places in Sweden with the same name, but not this one. This is very strange because it is possible to find it in OpenStreetMap which is used as names base by Windy, if I am right. And furthermore it is possible to find this location on Windy Maps !