weather radar timeline not present and future
PsYAuM last edited by
why is it only able to play up to 7 minutes ago?
rain and thunder can be played into the future so why not weather radar?
A REAL weather radar cannot predict future rain. It visualises past and present rain not more.
vsinceac last edited by vsinceac
On Windy, Rain, Thunder are both parameters with computed values, provided by some weather forecast models.
Weather Radar products (with values in dBz or mm/h), are issued from real time observations with Doppler radars, thus they are not available into the future.
More recently, Nowcast models compute the movement of radar echoes up to 3 hours ahead of time, based on past radar echoes and other weather data. E.g.:
- Radar Integrated Nowcasting System (aka. RaINS) in Malaysia. One nowcast runtime is provided every 10m (thus at high frequency), with forecasts in [00m, +10m, ... , +170m, +180m]. I don't think such a product is available for free; a demo is available here
- MeteoBlue claims providing Radar Nowcast, see details here; I cannot find any on their site (maybe not available on free version)
PsYAuM last edited by PsYAuM
@idefix37 maybe a good addition would be an animated guess like the others switching to a graphical overlay at the point it no longer becomes real time.
Just an idea and would be much easier to read than the rain/thunder animation.
Also the option to toggle animated wind speed and direction on the radar map would be neat.
Saves switching between visuals to read whats possibly ahead.
@psyaum Hello, if you want forecasted precipitation, you can use already available layers on Windy such as Rain, Thunder or Rain accumulation.