Australian weather and Southern hemisphere region.
Hi Windy team,
As a user of your amazing and ongoing growing service, I'd like to suggest a few new items for the Australian and Southern Hemisphere region surrounding our country.
Currently I use a few different weather services for our region - BoM (bureau of meteorology), Meteye, BoM Satellite and Windy. (sometimes Weatherzone)
Could Windy use and utilize Australians bureau of meteorology data called ACCESS (Australian Community Climate and Earth-System Simulator) and also ADFD (Australian Digital Forecast Database) for more accurate forecasting of this region?
Would it be possible to have another button in the 'Model Forecasting' on the bottom right tab next to ECMWF and GFS or combine the ACCESS data into the ECMWF?
Weatherzome Pro is another amazing visual service (combining BoM and Himawari-8 Imagery into beautiful models) but it's a monthly payed service which I would only use once or twice a week.
It's amazing to see that Windy as added a Global Satellite imagery services. For our region we are lucky to have the Himawari-8 Satellite images being used with our BoM services. Would it be possible to also use the Himawari-8 images into Windy for our region of sky?
Thanks again Windy team for this INCREDIBLE weather service!
I'll be happy to help answer more question in regards to my suggestions.
Just asking (about suggestion 2):
Do you mean that satellite images for your region
(as provided by Windy) are not coming from Himawari ?
@anthony10 Hi, thank you for suggestions.
- we are not planning to add BoM models mainly because the data are paid.
- we are using Himawari-8 data. Unfortunately, the delay of the data is around 40 minutes when downloading them through EUMETSAT. We are working on decreasing the time and increasing the resolution. so stay tuned.
@TomSlavkovsky Hi Tom,
Thank you for replying to my question.
I'm glad to hear that you'll be using the Himawari-8 data as it's an amazing Satellite for our region of sky.
So does this mean you'll be using the Himawari-8 images and other services for our region in the near future?
Kind of like how http://satview.bom.gov.au/ using it currently?
Keep in mind that the Himawari-8 takes images every 10 minutes.
Thanks again Tom :)
@Gkikas-LGPZ Hi Gkikas,
I'm not sure which Satellite service is Windy using to provide its images.
I'm hoping they'll use the Himawari-8 data and images as the quality is amazing (Please see our governments satellite service http://satview.bom.gov.au/).