Windy Customized Graphics - Version 3

  • Pressure [pressure]


    This is a linear display and covers the full atmospheric range of 1075 hPa to 870 hPa, with excellent location and scale accuracy, plus outstanding visual detail. It was designed to be easy to interpret and understand at a glance.

    The standard Windy overlay is non-linear and its' shading ranges from just 1030 hPa to 990 hPa, which results in a lot of the available visual detail being obscured, especially for the more extreme-range weather. It's visual detail and contrast is comparatively poor, and is confusing/difficult to interpret and understand at a glance.





    Screenshot_2019-03-18 Windy as forecasted(6).pngScreenshot_2019-03-18 Windy as forecasted(7).png

    Screenshot_2019-03-18 Windy as forecasted.pngScreenshot_2019-03-18 Windy as forecasted(1).png

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  • I've made a much improved Dust mass overlay.

    Dust mass [dust]

    Setting is here:

    Screen example is given at the link location.

  • A more detailed and higher visual contrast Ozone layer overlay, an improved SO2 mass overlay, and a much clearer CO concentration overlay. Plus a completely re-done Freezing altitude overlay.

    Ozone layer [ozone]

    SO2 mass [so2]

    CO concentration [cosc]

    Freezing altitude [deg0]

    Screen examples are at the respective links.

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  • I found a new way to get more visual detail out of the Clouds overlays.

    The setting is here:

    Screen examples are at the link.

  • The Waves and Currents overlays have been redone. The Humidity overlay has also been re-done.

    Waves [waves]

    Currents [currents]

    Humidity [rh]

    Screen examples are shown at the links.

  • Several overlays that I previously created were posted as smaller cut-down versions, due to the inability to post more than 32k characters per post, within the threads. That former character limit has now been removed so I've now updated the overlays with their extended versions which can now display a wider range of forecast 'pseudo-data' detail, which the models generate in more extreme forecasted 'events'. Most of the overlays have been updated, edited or else completely re-created within the past few days, and are more-or-less complete at this point. If you're using these overlays I recommend you update them to the new settings.

  • Wind overlay has been completely rebuilt with finer detail increment and smoother shading. I re-sampled the colors within the Beaufort part of the overlay to make them exactly match the standard Beaufort scale color table (the previous version was not quite it). I've also increased the maximum wind speed displayed to 432 km/h.

    New setting is here:

    Wind [Wind]

    Screenshot_2019-02-28 Windy as forecasted(1).png

    More screen examples at the link location.

  • I've greatly expanded the 'Dust mass' overlay to better display the full range of dust density within the forecasts, plus to add colored intensity contours. (It's now easily the largest overlay at 89,676 characters, 3501 lines). It depicts a linear display of intensity.

    Dust mass [dust]

    Setting is here:

    Screen examples given at the link.

  • The Ozone overlay has been updated to show more detail and greater visual contrasts between changes.

    Ozone layer [ozone]

    The setting new is here:

    The southern hemisphere’s Winter/Spring Ozone-Hole's gradual re-appearance this year will be depicted using the following color shading. The brightest shade shown is equivalent to approximately the lowest ozone depletion values observed to date. The dynamic shape and structure of the forecast ‘hole’ will be delineated very accurately using this level of increment and shading. This is a linear overlay (the standard overlay is not). It may be refined further as the depletion level peaks during the beginning of the southern Spring in September.

    Screenshot_2019-03-06 Windy as forecasted(4).png

  • Hi @WXcycles

    Awsome work!
    Can this by added by CSS as I'm running a web-app version on my MagicMirror?

    Greetings from Norway!

  • @TheStigh If you mean API, you can change colors as well. Use testing library from this link and check the object windyAPI.colors. Please send any further API questions to API topics. Thanks.

  • Increased the visual contrast and details within the high-pressure areas, to match with the contrast and details in the low-pressure areas.

    Setting is here:

    Pressure [pressure]

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  • Changed cloud display intensity thresholds to better display details

    Clouds [clouds]
    Low clouds [lclouds]
    Medium clouds [mclouds]
    High clouds [hclouds]

    Setting here:

    This is a fully linear display of both clouds and rainfall

    The Rain, thunder [rainClouds] part of the display is here:

  • I've rebuilt the temperature overlay and doubled its size to maximize shading smoothness and visual contasts.

    Temperature [temp]

    Setting is here:


  • I made an entirely new thunderstorm overlay as the standard windy overlay is highly non-linear and introduces many scale, intensity and location distortions to the forecast depiction. The replacement linear overlay removes such distortion and keeps the display within the correct visual proportions and has a display data range about 9 times higher than the original. It displays the forecast intensities and locations much more clearly.

    Thunder storms [lightDensity]

    The setting is here:


  • I rebuilt the sulfur dioxide overlay with double the zoomed detail increment, and far better contour interval shading. It’s now my largest overlay.

    SO2 mass [so2]

    Setting is here:

    This replacement overlay is a fully linear display:

    I'll be reworking the carbon-monoxide (CO) overlay in a similar way, soon-ish.

  • The carbon monoxide overlay has been rebuilt with a clearer contoured shading to 9,915 ppbv and is able to show point source areas.

    CO concentration [cosc]

    Setting is here:


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