Windy.com introduces soaring forecast
Rikou04 last edited by
Excellent, une précision très satisfaisante
Je suis sur Planeur sur LFNF ( Vinon sur Verdon )
Mariusz Pozniak | Premium last edited by
Thanks for more layers added for Thermals. I am more and more convinced to use this feature. But the range (altitude) of lifts is not all we (gliders pilots) are looking for. Most important is the average themal strength (the vertical speed which we sse on variometers while climbing). Is it something conected to the buoyancy of the air particle? Can you consider to add such thing? Best regards. Mariusz Poźniak
quebectango | Premium last edited by
The granularity of thermal height is not fine enough.
Keshka Kotera last edited by
I like it very much. Done in such a way that a huge amount of information is shown at a glance. Since it is new and I have only just started using it, accuracy is in question.
OBTW, I asked and they provided! NOAA is now creating a soaring forecast for Baker City Oregon! WOOT! Perhaps you can integrate some of their information?
Korina Administrator last edited by
@Keshka-Kotera We will consider it, thank you.
alex.panzeri last edited by
Not only for pilot it will be useful but also for sailors, I would say that 90% of inshore regattas are governed by this meteo event.
On lake of lecco/como, we have 2 wind, Tivano, from North from around 05-06:00L till 10:00L and later the Breva from south from 12-13:00 till 16-17:00 (maybe you are more familiar with those on Lago di Garda, l'Ora and Peler).
We are using also the graphic of the Swiss Pressure Gradient of the Foehn to have a trend indication.
As I'm an ex pilot with aeronautical Technical’s degree at high shcool and a decade at airspace engineers, it's sad to see sailors don't assimilate the concept of Thermal (in theory with a barometer it's possible to make some forecast of the field).
@alex-panzeri said in Windy.com introduces soaring forecast:
it's sad to see sailors don't assimilate the concept of Thermal
I don't entirely agree with you. At sea, when we look at the coastline lined with cumulus clouds to confirm the sea breeze conditions, we say that 'the thermal is developing', that is to say that the breeze will soon establish itself in the afternoon. Even if the knowledge of sailors on the thermal is not so thorough, they know at sea the reasons for the coastal breezes.
For those who sail on lakes in mountainous regions, the thermal is a very good indicator of the coming mountain breezes on these lakes. But it is still necessary to know very well the local winds direction, or to use high resolution models such as AROME or ICON-D2 on Windy on wider lakes.
mipaolino | Premium last edited by
It works pretty well in South America, thanks for adding this feature
nielsdavison | Premium last edited by
nice addition t windy, would be nice to see calculate speed of lifting
rbarbs | Premium last edited by
The thermal layer is useful as a very broad overview, but it is too inaccurate to use meaningfully beyond 'the day looks interesting'.
The sounding plugin very accurately predicts cloudbase/top of climbs. If this layer could use the same algorithm as that, it would be brilliant.
On a related note, I find the new 'sounding' that is embedded in windy better than the old one, but again the sounding plugin is far simpler, more accurate (within the boundary layer).
Nellybonelly | Premium last edited by
I like it a lot. Adding an airspace display would be very valuable for planning soaring flights.
Filip_K Developers last edited by
@Nellybonelly You can add airspaces from openAIP using Airspaces plugin
Cub Driver | Premium last edited by
Thanks for adding this forecast to your model. I’m a glider pilot with over 1000 hours. SkySight is a great example of what competitive glider pilots are using now.
Hi @Korina and team,
It's fantastic you introduced the UKV model, but there seems to be an error in the thermal map. Somehow, particularly earlier in the day, there's a lot of grey indicating zero thermals whereas other models (and indeed the UKV soundings) suggest thermals.
I've noticed this on several days, but as an example please see the screenshots below of tomorrow's forecast @1300.
hemersonr Paraglider last edited by
@Filip_K perfect information and quality dor this new layer congrats
Hello, would you please tell me how much longer the beta on soaring info will continue? As well how much is the premium fee after the beta concludes?
Ondřej Šutera Administrator last edited by
@AE38 Thermals layer is available in official Windy app. How do you mean that?
Fantastic! As a private pilot, glider pilot and Paraglider pilot. This app rocks. Maui for paragliding high desert So Cal for soaring and grabbing lift for better fuel economy. This thermal map should have an impact on my preflight.
Pastrovich last edited by
As you made it doesn’t suite a glider pilot purpose
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