Windy launches Satellite layer
@TZ I have a suggestion. Consider switching the satellite provider to the GOES -16 AND GOES-17 satellites instead of the current European one. Those satellites can distinguish between snow and clouds. You would also still have the ability to see clouds in IR at night, plus IR +. Also, 5-minute time steps are available with the GOES satellites.
@hidp123 Windy already has the ability to see the clouds at night. That's what the blue clouds are at night. It's simply the satellite's interpretation of what clouds would look like at night if they could be seen from space by astronauts, which they cannot, but with all these microwave sensors and doodads onboard, now we CAN see clouds at night. Also, just go to IR and IR +. Only thing is IR + will not update as often as visible and IR.
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@weatherfan also would consider Himiawari-8 for the Australian region with 10-minute time stamps.
@ivo said in Windy launches Satellite layer:
Weather radar covers just a fraction of the World. But what is happening outside radar range can play sometimes a crucial role for human safety.
That is why we have decided to add worldwide Satellite layer to Windy.
Huge satellite dish, expensive equipment and a half year of development. Our last addition was not simple at all, but we have worked hard.
So far we have a few issues with Satellite layer and we are working hard to fix them.
Nice bonus can be easy to use the animate tool at www.windy.com/animate, that will create a shareable video for your news server or a social account (works only on a desktop computer). Use the video as you wish, just do not forget to add a clickable link to Windy.com.
A lot of people worked on this big feature: I, personally, have bootstrapped CSS classes, Milan, our webGL guru created front end player. But most of the work (approx 80%) was done on the backend. Importing, transformations, delivery. Tomas, Martin, Jakub a Jindra did the job.
Enjoy satellite and stay safe.
Excellent and Helpfull
@Daniel-Hayward Both this European and that Japanese one have the 10-minute time steps. I think that Japanese one, like our GOES, has a Global Lightning Mapper, too.
aussieinasia last edited by aussieinasia
Bloody Amazing.. I watched a rain shower approach my apartment in real time and accurately replicated what I saw from my balcony...I am assuming the infrared+ represents cloud thickness = rain intensity?
PS shared your link to this new capability to my local FB expat community.. we are heading into Typhoon season
INFRA + represents the altitude of top of clouds. That’s useful information about convective storm especially in tropical region. Pls find further information by this link:
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Great layer. Keep it up. If I were a rich man, I would support you financially in a big way but I am supporting you the best I can.
Best overall free meteorological info site on the web. period.
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Susanne-Marie last edited by
Fantastic addition to an already awesome service. Windy has pretty much taken over the home screen of my computer. Great insight to worldwide weather patterns and great value to marine interests.. Thank you and best wishes for continued success!
It's amazing I love it! Thanks so much!
WendySheen last edited by
Are you kidding!?? this is awesome! i think this is the best layer, i love the actual view of morning and evening, it has beautiful sunset and sunrise view which really like because it just looks so real. thank you for this and its very easy to browse with computer and smartphone. Thank you so much!
krishnanacwc last edited by
if you go further and give picture in n dimensionsl picture and it help me to understand better
Really like the satellite layer! I use your site as my go-to weather page out here in the desert in SW Texas. All the hard work is very much appreciated!
Like satellite. I think better than noaa for where we are, Hawaii. I can zoom out and get a picture of where hurricanes are and a lot easier. Just need a distance scale somewhere but nonetheless, great job! My fav for weather and keeping an eye on it for 50 yrs.Prev.Alaska, NH/VT, NC, CO, HI.
@M-Sixteen said in Windy launches Satellite layer:
Just need a distance scale
You have it already with Distance & planning tool. Better than a traditional distance scale as you can get a precise measurement between 2 points on the map. Just need a right click on mouse.
In addition, a fixed distance scale is impossible to use on a map based on the Mercator projection because the distances on the map vary according to the latitude.
@ivo Very awesome feature, helping alot so far to generate better forecasts