Wind on map
Very good app, but why not an option to show wind on the map with wind barbs instead of particles? Wind barbs is the standard for mariner weather forecast.
@ptizef Hello, wind barbs are visible in the detailed forecast when you open the picker.
why not an option to show wind on the map with wind barbs instead of particles
This option has not been the choice of Windy developers. Wind barbs are a graphical way to show both the direction and speed of wind. They were specially useful when weather maps were black printed maps, but windbarbs are still used nowadays even with numerical maps.
Wind barbs show the wind direction as wind particles do in Windy.
Concerning the wind speed, wind barbs give a 5kt speed span and are usually displayed at grid points of the weather model, for example with a 22km distance for GFS, 9km for the ECMWF model…
With interpolated speed, Windy brings more speed details as displayed by the weather picker. Interpolating wind speed with barbs is possible but surely not easy.
We must admit that the colour scale of wind speed is not very precise. This is reason why I have customised on my side the speed scale and calibrated it in Beaufort units.
At a glance I know the direction and the wind force.
@idefix37 Thanks for your answers and suggestion. Anyway I still feel a little "orphan" without wind barbs as a sailor...
But Windy stay a very good tool
@ptizef I would like to add that it would be very useful to add both wind AND wind gust to the picker
@ptizef Thank you for suggestion.