On your weather maps there are 5 wave symbols.
I would like you to explain to me what each of them refers to.
-Wind sea waves.
-Sea waves in the background.
-Sea coast, etc, etc.
Korina last edited by Korina
@Hiparco Hi, description for each layer can be viewed if you click on the info icon -
Find here what are the different waves shown in Windy:
But may be, the spanish translation is not very precise because the same word (Olas) is used for both Waves et Wind waves, as shown by your screenshot.
Here is the English screenshot:
The problem, as Idefix comments, is the Spanish translation.
Wave in English are "waves generated by the wind", while waves produced in distant areas from storms are called swell.
In Spanish when there are waves of wind we say "Mar de viento".
To the so-called swell "Mar de fondo o tendida".
In Windy there are 3 types of "Mares de fondo", one main and 2 secondary.
The combined waves and wind waves also mark us.
Understood and thank you very much.
I am attaching what would be a more correct translation into Spanish.
I think that ‘Olas’ is a good translation for ‘Waves’. Your proposal is definitively too long.
‘Mar de fondo’ seems more similar to ‘ground swell’ or ‘lame de fond’ in French. Which is quite different from ‘swell’ or ‘houle’ in French. ‘Oleaje’ is not correct?
Your proposal ‘Mar de viento’ for ‘Wind waves’ is much better and should be used.
Korina last edited by
It seems that you are right.
Here is an example of official advisory from AEMET using the words you show.
However don’t you think that for most of Windy users ‘Olas’ is easier to understand instead of ‘Mar combinata’ ?