Windy.com introduces soaring forecast
Looks good. Can't wait to get some lift here and check it. Thanks
Good idea, there are lots of parameters about gliding weather forecast for example thermal speed,buoyancy ratio and so on it would be fine to show that
Excellent addition to the menu. Keep up the good work!
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with my hobby - hot air ballooning - it's the other way around as for the *glider folk:
mornings: we do not wait with flying until the thermals set in, we better land when they do
evenings: good to know when the thermals subside - between then and darkness we can go for a flight and sometimes it becomes too short
super useful - as is the regional indication of thermal activity
thanks @filip_k !
Thank you for making this extremely useful layer for Windy! My main request would be to use a wider variety of colors for the lift height. It can be important to know the predicted difference of 500 meters in one area compared to another. With the current colors of red and orange it's hard to tell exactly what altitude is being forecasted.
You can change the color of this layer yourself and choose a variety of colors as you like.
In website or in the tablet app, go to Settings > Customize the color scale.
When the modification is done it is applied to your phone app too:
See how to modify colors:
I'm very happy to see the addition of the Themals-layer. The lightning symbols for thunder storms could in my opinion be visually more prominent (alarming). Information about the spatial extent of thunder storms is critical for flight planning.
Great work. The Thermal layers look very good. I use SkySight mainly. I have described how I use this. I have been so bold to mark suggestions (in the ideal world) for windy in bold too.
- Most of the time I login just to see if I want to fly the day after, or if the weather is below average. Checking PFD and thermal strength layers will do that trick. Often I will check the point forecast (meteogram) in Skysight to get a quick feel of the weather for local flights.
- When planning cross country I will first get a feel for the main mechanics and pressure systems, cape and work throught available thermal data towards setting a modest task with the best changes of stumbling into good weather. So for making a route, airspace layers, known waypoint layers are a big part of the info I need. I also cross reference the model with the different Windy models and will plough through the written KNMI model guidence.
- I really love the option to get a meteogram for the weather and thermal conditions on route. I screenshot this to keep handy during the flight (does reality match the forecast, if not is it better or worse? This helps altering the flight plan during flight - this meteogram is also usefull for determining a good starttime of the flight).
- What do I miss in SkySight the most? Some kind of multiple day PFD alert via SMS / APP with easy setup
Great function! Thanks, I’ll test it next weekend;-)
I am so very impressed with the whole application. Fantastic resource, easy to use, great layers, visual layout. Really impressive stuff.