Sounding Plugin - for paraglider pilots
Thanks, your link works for me to get the Sounding Plugin on mobile browser on iPad.
Then further to this plugin, I have finally found how to get all plugins via mobile browser. Bookmark this URL on mobile browser, not in the app:
I noticed that the cloud level altitude (on the right) and the altitude scale (on the left) don't seem to match up. Do they use different units, or represent different things?
Seems to perhaps be more noticeable when the zoom is off...
Definitely a bug. I created https://github.com/vicb/windy-plugin-sounding/issues/6 and will work on it soon. Thanks for reporting.
Hey @MarkRD could you please let me know what location and time lead to the bug ? I have problem to reproduce the issue.
The could base altitude that is see matches the actual altitude in my tests (when you hover on the graph you can see the altitude on the horizontal bar and the cloud base matches that at +/- 100m but that is due to rounding error).
What you pic shows is different. 3100m as no reason to be below 3000m.
@vicb The location was S26 10'09'', E28 0'35''. Unfortunately, I don't know which GFS forecast time it was for exactly but it would have been for one of the hours yesterday (1st Oct 2020) - I'm not sure how to get the time slider to go back a day on windy.com.
I will keep an eye out for if I see something like it again (all my sounding plots today look fine with the cloud base altitude reflecting values within the vertical axis as one would expect). If I do see it again, I will add a comment on your issues page with more complete information (location, date, model, forecast hour etc) - apologies for that.
@vicb I posted another instance I found on your github issue page. I hope it helps. I'm a bit suspicious that it happens with the same altitude again (in a different location).
I've only ever seen it happening with the GFS model, not ECWMF yet, if that is of any help.
@MarkRD Thanks a lot.
As I replied on github you have identified a bug in the plugin. It comes from the fact that the relation between altitude and pressure is not linear.
I need some time to think about the best possible fix. Probably a few days.
@vicb No rush! Thanks for a cool plugin.