Thermal weather for Gliders



  • Hi all,

    would you know how to set up this app in order to get a quick view of thermal weather for gliding pilots?

    Thanks



  • Can I add to this question?

    Great service on Windy, awesome data and comparison possibilities.
    For glider use/ forecasting, any chance to add a few more parameters?
    CAPE is already there, but in my opinion not a good thermal predictor.

    Would it be possible to add one or several of (thermal gliding parameters):

    • vertical wind speed
    • Lifted Index
    • Storm Helicity
    • Thermal base (as suggested in another post)
    • Boundary layer height (absolute and if possible also relative to ground)
    • Sounding / Stueve for major points

    I appreciat that this is a free service and much done in spare time.
    Cannot speak for others, but I would be happy to pay a yearly subscription for this great source of weather forecast data.

    Many thanks,



  • @andre-schoen
    Talking about ECMWF forecast products
    I don't think that any of the above mentioned parameters are available
    (EXEPT soundings).
    In the latest newsletter (No. 156, page 37)
    https://community.windy.com/topic/6333/ecmwf-newsletter-summer-2018
    is mentioned that soundings are available.
    Hope some day windy will add these diagrams.


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