New satellite map enhancements
Several months ago, we launched an extraordinary satellite map. Now we are testing a new version of the satellite map, which brings new stunning enhancements:
- Stunning and realistic colours. Clouds and land look now real as from the ground
- More level of details. Windy now generates data at zoom 7 for GEOS and Himawari satellite, which makes satellite even better. Just check the cloud tops over America and Asia
- The new colour scale for infra+ view
- Data optimization. Your device now downloads only new images during the animation
It would be great if we had the option to customize the color scale (for satellite layer).
When in new satellite, settings
the "click to change units"
is not working.
Hello! I've really been enjoying the Satellite view. I just tried the new one. The images are STUNNING but I prefer the old color scale with more colors. I find that much easier to read. Thanks for continually improving Windy! I'm a full-time cruiser and I use Windy to help keep us safe and comfortable on our ocean passages and in anchorages. :)
This is great to have when you are going on hunt for the northern lights here in Iceland. It will be great to have more than 2 hours back to see how the clouds are moving. Then it will be better to predict what will be in 1 to 2 hours. Thank you for this.
AnemoiVenti last edited by
Another enhancement function that can serve as an active aid in the fight against the Climate Crisis!
media west last edited by
always like the new updates. one thing, please let us choose larger fonts on the maps, sometimes their too small for us on smaller screens, they should scale with an option.
Bruno Serra last edited by
I like it, but is a bit too "heavy" to charge.
I have desktop PC Windows 7 64-bit
Chrome as browser
i3 processor 3250
@TommiJonss Yes, same here, from Alaska.
johnckealy last edited by
@TomSlavkovsky looks great :) Personally I prefer the new colour scale. But as @Gkikas-LGPZ, says
change unitsisn't working for me either – plus, degrees Kelvin really shouldn't be the default (Celsius should). Speaking of, it's probably unclear to the general user what infra+ actually is (cloud top temperature, right?). Perhaps this could be labelled somewhere?
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You are very special people. You are doing something important. You are making the world a better place. On a personal level I have been enjoying Windy every day of my life and it has helped me make decisions that are important to me and my life is way better because of your help and I am very grateful. You're smart and you care! Good on you. Thank you!
Very much looking fowerad to have it on my pc
I am not a scientist but I am a weather nerd . I think it is great!
nairb.idi9 last edited by
Hello! I really like the new look for the satellite map but the animation seems to play less smoothly than the previous version. Thanks!
dkam22 last edited by
Very nice job! I was going to say keep the old color scale, but the new one is much easier on the eyes. The new animation seems to be loading less frames than the old one. Overall performance and quality is ok though.
The yellowish tone for low clouds/fog and also snow on the visible satellite still looks awkward to me. If a user is looking to distinguish the different levels of clouds, that's what the infrared is for.
cmdrgr last edited by
From a retired Navy meteorologist, looks good so far.
looks very good
This is an excellent upgrade, Tom! Very useful in areas with often out-of-business radar networks like Indonesia.
Mconniff last edited by
I love it. Looks beautiful. If you could add the "weather radar" doppler at about 15% visibility as an over/under lay... Just curious. I think both are valuable tools for the armchair weather forecaster like myself. I do a lot of traveling on my motorcycle. Not afraid of rain, but if I can plan...
zacboats last edited by
Fantastic!! Congratulations, it helps a lot understanding the type of actual and expected weather