Hello my name is thanos, I’d like to ask you if you could add fronts? Like cold fronds worm fronts.. It would be very helpful and unique! Thank you very much!
Windy visualizes only weather models data and these models are NOT able to draw fronts. They are drawn usually by meteorologists so there is no solution at the moment to display fronts on Windy.
As explained by @idefix37, there is no way for Windy to draw fronts. There are websites where fronts are drawn tha you can use.
Having said that, there are alternatives to visualise fronts that you can use with Windy. One way is to use the humidity map at 700 hPa. A front is materialised at this altitude with a humidity above 90%. Another way, combined with the humidity map is the temperature map at 850hPa. Ideally we should use the potential temperature (thêta’w) but still it can give you an idea of the temperatures differences between air massa so in fact discontinuity which is the sign of a front.
Again, those 2 maps don’t replace fronts map but it works quite well
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I am certain that with all the amazing data and visualisation that windy has and is using, drawing in fronts and troughs etc would be actually quite easy!?
If meteorologists can do it - so can a program!! It just takes someone who is able to write the code to take the existing data and use it to create the fronts etc.
Windy staff - your thoughts on this would be great!
@tazmike Hello, as mentioned above, Windy visualizes data based on local and global weather models. Fronts are drawn by meteorologists and are not included in any model dataset.