At Windy, we have extended our partnership with Copernicus, and I am happy to announce that we have added a new map to Windy - "Active fires".
Active fires are provided by the Copernicus Global Fire Assimilation System (GFAS). Adding fire maps is an excellent addition to our current environmental maps. The active fires map represents thermal radiation measured from space-borne sensors and detected as coming from actively burning vegetation and other open fires.
It is expressed as the daily average of the fire radiative power (FRP) observations made in 125 km grid cells and expressed in the units of [mW/m2]. The rate of release of thermal radiation by a fire is believed to be related to the rate at which fuel is being consumed and smoke produced.
To open the map just select Active fires in the list of all maps. Moreover, you can open Active fires points from the list of POIs at the bottom right-hand box on any Windy map, including the last 12 hours satellite (very useful). Hovering over the fire icon gives you additional information.
The Active Fires POI layer is not available from mobile devices.