New Zealand, Australia and Pacific
Hi there! Just a question about some strange patterns appearing on the radar images this afternoon over vic/south eastern Australia.
I'm sure there's a simple explanation but I'm a little baffled unless its just a glitch in the radar imaging. They look like strange arcs that only appear for 1 or 2 images. If you look at the radar over Victoria for the last 6 hrs today on the 1st of april you'll see what i mean.
RE: Windy launches Satellite layer
LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!! It's been amazing to track the Australian bushfires and their associated self generating weather patterns. As tragic as these events are for us here down under, it has been very useful. It is my go to weather site and is so much more accurate than our Government's Bureau of Meteorology. They treat the public like children. You should all be highly commended for your work. Thanks everyone :)
RE: And yes, we can...
Weather is not climate. Climate-change is not observed by humans in real-time, nor even within a satellite record. It's detected only centuries after it's already taken place and been recorded in the earth's changing surface phenomena, predominantly sediments, their geomorphology, movements of flora and fauna, and via isotope analysis of marine sediments an ice cores. Models of future states are at best a guess, at worst a belief system.
RE: Significant bug in the video animation feature
Windy's video feature still remains non-functional within Firefox 67.0.2 - the video online saving process simply crashes the browser.
If it's not going to be made workable could you please provide Firefox users the ability to at least make animated GIFs once again?
RE: How to interpret cloudbase map when data appears to be blocky or incomplete.
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.