Sounding Plugin - for paraglider pilots
The fastest way to load the plugin is to visit https://www.windy.com/plugins/windy-plugin-sounding then you click on load an done.
It also works on mobile if you use a browser - unfortunately it doesn't work with the mobile app for security reason.
Note that because almost nobody knows how to load plugins in a mobile browser the plugin is not well suited for mobile yet but that's something I plan to work on over the coming month.
@vicb said in Sounding Plugin - for paraglider pilots:
It also works on mobile if you use a browser
Hi, I use an iPad with the mobile browser (chrome) from time to time. How to load plugins by this way?
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.
The plugin now works better on mobile and tablets.
As a reminder plugins do not work on the installed mobile apps but you can use them by loading windy in a web browser on your mobile or tablet.
Visit https://www.windy.com/plugins/windy-plugin-sounding to load the plugin on a mobile device.
rittels Code contributor | Premium last edited by
Excellent! Works well.
Yves70 Meteorologist | Premium last edited by
How do you select another location than the favorite, without closing the plugin ?
Yves70 Meteorologist | Premium last edited by
Sorry, I found it, it is still possible to open it via the picker
Thanks for the nice feedback @rittels - and thanks for your help !
tomasz.w last edited by tomasz.w
Hey, I got a problem.
Dunno why but when I try to use your plugin the whole windy.com freezes: the forecast page & the forum page. I have disabled the AdBlock and allowed pop-ups windows.
Similar situation with Skew-t- it doesn't freeze but nothing is popping up.
Does anyone know how to make it run and is willing to help me?
![0_1611580968863_2021-01-25 14_13_17-Windy_ Wind map & weather forecast.png](Wysyłanie 0%)!
edit: i cannot even upload a picture here :( link
edit: its something with my chrome, other browsers works ok for me
Korina Administrator last edited by
@tomasz-w Hello, image upload size has a limit, try to upload a smaller picture.
Hi, amazing plugin ;)
One question (sorry if a dummy one):
How do you determine where the green line starts on the ground?
I see that "The green line shows the temperature of an ascending parcel" but why on the ground it has this particular temperature?
Is there some meteorological constant or formula based on which we know that a bubble would need this-or-that higher temperature than surrounding to start rising?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but to my mind, this starting point is crucial in understanding how strong and how high thermals will be, so I'm wondering (as a gliding pilot) how exactly to interpret this and how to actually know when during the day my lovely bubbles will start to rise.