Why is Windy.com so wrong constantly
Yesterday in Brisbane Queensland Australia, Windy.com was showing thunderstorms on and off for most of the day.
Yesterday there were no thunderstorms at all. There was not even any rain all day. Yet Windy.com was showing constant blue for rain with thunderstorms occurring throughout the day.
This is a common common occurrance, Windy.com showing weather events, and it is nothing like what is forecast.
Who is responsible and why. I have tried to rely on this site for live weather updates and to see what is coming. I have even showed other people, look theres a lot of rain coming, then we sit there for the next 10 hours waiting for it, and not a bloody drop.
Sadly this is the end of the line, i will have to delete the site and look for something that is more true to what is actually occurring. I love the features the site has, but if the information given is wrong, the site is not worth a piece of shit.
Someone please tell me why it is so constantly wrong.
We already commented many many times on this forum that Windy doesn’t make any weather forecast. Windy consolidates into one interface or application the weather forecast and data from international models produced by weather forecast institues like the ECMWF providing forecast based on their IFS model or DWD providing forecast from their model called ICON. In that respect, Windy is not responsible at all for good or bad forecast. If you want to blame somebody, you should adress your complaint to those institutes making the weather models.
Having said that, you should start by comparing the forecast from all models available in your area and see if they show the same weather or not. Maybe one model is better than another, try to understand the differences, when one model could be better than another. Keep also in mind that some model as GFS or ECMWF (IFS) ard global and could be less accurate for some parameters like local temperature than regional model like Arome or ICON-D2. Predicting the weather and especially local events as thunderstorms is very complex and cannot be simply done by checking a meteogram
More precisely, in addition to what @Yves70 said, have you tried and compared the 3 weather models that you have available in Queensland, I mean ECMWF, GFS and ICON? And METEOBLUE as Meteogram?
I must add that thunderstorms and convective rains are very difficult to forecast for global models. There are better local models with higher resolution which are more efficient for this type of prediction but they are not available worldwide.