Water Surface Temperatures
I am a recreational offshore fisherman. Perhaps it is already in Windy Premium and I haven't been able to find it, but it would be extremely helpful to be able to use windy.com to see water surface temperatures via the Windy.com interface and with a pointer be able to determine coordinates of a temperature break. I know the data is out there -- for example, it can be found at the Rutgers site: https://www.bing.com/search?q=rutgers+water+surface+temperatures&form=EDGEAR&qs=PF&cvid=d386233167414265ad92970223edf4f2&cc=US&setlang=en-US&plvar=0. It is particularly important to mark where changes occur such as along intersections of the Gulf Stream and colder waters, and also to see tide lines where grasses collect. Some GPS manufacturers also provide very expensive subscription services that allow the water surface temperature patterns to be plotted on a GPS. Given your new satellite overlays, I am hopeful s that this might be somewhat easy to add to this functionality as an additional overlay. Thank you for your consideration.
... if Windy abolish the -33C temperature limit in satellite images
we could see the sea surface temperature (sea "skin" temperature)
in cloud free areas.
... in addition you can see the coordinates of a temperature break if you select Weather picker contains lat, lon, in left Menu -> Settings.
You may also consider this topic to optimize the sea temperature breaks of sea and air.
vsinceac last edited by vsinceac
I don't think Surface Temperature provided in global weather forecast models would fit Water Surface Temperature, which is generally meant at some depth below the water surface. Afaik. only ECMWF provides SST parameter, meant at a depth of about 0.2-1.5m.
I think this Water Surface Temperature should be rather retrieved from some specialized ocean forecast models, or well from specific WMO's SHIP/BUOY/MARINE messages.
Thank you for the responses to my inquiry.
SST provided by windy comes from ECMWF.
SST may be different from "temperature" (air temperature at a 2 m. above model's surface).
..... also may differ from temperatures reported by ships/buoys