Windy 3D mode is back!
We are excited to announce the return of 3D mode to Windy.com. Although standard mercator map can be useful tool for detailed weather observations and forecasting, 3D mode can give you the "big picture".
What is new:
- 3D Globe displays all the weather layers, except Radar, Satellite and Weather warnings
- Maximum zoom is set to an equivalent of 6 on 2D Windy
- 3D Globe is being released only for desktop, mobile version will come later
- Favorites are included, but other POI features are excluded from the first BETA version
Access the 3D Globe by clicking on "3D" button under your profile picture.
The missing features and elements will be gradually implemented in next development phases and the existing ones will be improved.
3D Globe is being released in Beta version, available for all our users. In the later stages, 3D Globe will be part of Windy Premium only.
Enjoy and let us know what you think!
This is a fantastic feature, and it seens to be working very well. I would just sugest the implementation of an automatic switch mode, between 2D and 3D depending of the zoom level used.
glad it is back.
dioramayuanito last edited by
Windy is always amazing ...
3D globe.... I like it a lot. Thanks !!
weatherfan last edited by
I do not like it. Wind animations, too slow and bulky, makes the computer look and feel slow. The "missing" elements are already available on 2D. Yet you guys want to charge for those elements to Premium paid members only. Because of these two things, I will NOT be using your return of 3D. Thanks, but no thanks!! 2D is still best!!
weatherfan last edited by
@richard514 Yes, the site is still free; it's the FULL version of 3D that won't be. I found THAT disappointing, but you can still have all you want in 2D. You can still go ahead and promote the site. I myself do NOT like 3D; it has slow, bulky wind animations, the mouse feels draggy and the computer "feels" slow. If you ignore 3D, you will like the current Windy with all its' features. I am sure new free ones will get added to the site in the months, years, decades ahead. Enjoy your traditional 2D Windy!!
@weatherfan Hello, the slow animation might be connected to your hardware. Nevertheless, thanks for feedback.
UnoPersson | Premium last edited by
judyish last edited by
Windy just keeps getting better and better. I do like this 3D Beta for my inquisitive needs to get the bigger world view. I'll continue to check it out regularly.
The 3D is much better for showing my students the proper perspective of the large scale meteorological features. I now use both the 2D for the high resolution views by zooming in and the weather forecasts from the different models, although I prefer to call them simulations. I think the general public gets a better idea of what they are by saying simulation. It's not someone walking down a runways showing off the new bathing ware.
It's a great product and very instructive as well as entertaining,
Professor Art Horn, Meteorologist at Tunxis Community College
Imponerende og giver virkelig overblik og hjølper med forståelsen af hvordan vejret opfører sig ikke bare lokalt.
FilipsWH last edited by
squirtgun | Premium last edited by
This is very exciting to me. What a great view. So far all features work as stated -- although I haven't tried to break it.
escuder | Premium last edited by
Muy bien , adelante con ello es de gran utilidad.
There is a problem with the night shading in the forecasts for individual towns and cities by day 5. Areas that are shaded to show night time are covering day time icons. It gets worse farther into the future.
Also a meteorological suggestion. You list high, medium and low clouds. To be meteorologically correct it should be high, middle and low clouds. There are no medium clouds.
Love the the 3D! Another parameter that would be of interest is vertical motion forecasts, showing where the air is moving up and down.
You list high, medium and low clouds.
You may be right, but the ECMWF call this parameter ‘medium-level cloud cover (MCC)’ :
Showing this model, Windy uses the same name.
I do not see why ‘There is a problem with the night shading in the forecasts for individual towns and cities by day 5’.
From day 5 the model provides a 3-hour step forecast instead of 1-hour. This makes the day length ‘visually’ shorter.
@korina Do you think two other critical layers could be added? The threat of soil moisture for agriculture will determine if a large crop will live or die..that could be accomplished with thermal IR ?
Second, want to see surface temperatures of the world ocean. Climatereanalyer can do it.
Lastly, A new layer that combines Temperature AND Humidity that could create a Wet Bulb layer? I would love to see that. 35C is a dangerous temperature and it kills lots of Americans every year. A warning of deadly heat waves and show them where they develop could give cities advanced notice. I went though the June 29th heat wave in Seattle and it smashed all records. It killed 570 Canadians in Vancouver BC.
@lork Hello, thank you for layer suggestion, we might consider adding the moisture layers.
Regarding the ocean temperature, you can already use our Sea temperature layer.
@skychaserman Hello, what town shading do you exactly mean? Could you enclose a screenshot?