GUST INFORMATION



  • Even on calm days, the app shows forecasts of high wind gusts which are incorrect and don't happen- I have checked this since I fly to certain locations. VERY MISLEADING. JUST REMOVE IT FROM APP.


  • Sailor

    @CITIZEN500
    Very weird request! If you consider that gusts forecasts of each model are not reliable, do not look at them! There are people who are only interested in gusts. So....
    https://community.windy.com/topic/8151/model-comparisons



  • There is just one thing that's missing in this excellent app: a layer with cold & warm fronts. Or are I missing something?


  • Sailor



  • @CITIZEN500

    I disagree with your suggestion that the gust layer be removed. Don’t use it if it's not useful to you.

    It’s the model that generates the gust forecasts, Windy just displays them.

    i.e. The models need improving.

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    If you take the gust display out of Windy, you firstly won’t know there's a problem with the model (nor when it’s been improved and become usefully accurate) and secondly you’ll have no indication of the more likely areas for gusty winds to occur.

    Models get development work where their inaccuracies have become obvious and problematic. If we want useful and accurate gust displays then point that out to the people producing the models as to the inadequacy of the gust forecast and hopefully they’ll have that scheduled for further development.

    At present the gust overlay may not be accurate but it’s far from useless. It’s useful for watching and timing the movement of weather changes and coastal surges of associated squall lines, etc. Which is very useful to see coming, even in 3-hourly steps.


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