Radar forecast as Meteoradar / Ventusky

  • Hi,
    is there any reason why Radar has no forecast? I need to use Meteoradar / Ventusky in parallel for short term rain prediction.
    Or is it possible to use Rain prediction or Rain summary layers instead? It doesn't work for me. Maybe I am using it by wrong method.
    Thanks for help

  • Is it possible to show 1 hour future as all other products?

  • Sailor Moderator

    Let's hope Windy will never make such an illusion. I observed several days since your message how this type of radar map works. It is obvious that the last radar image is moved in the direction of the wind with some small additional and random variations. For me, it's just a graphical simulation.
     BTW a weather radar is an observation device, not a forecasting one.
    Then they show radar reflectivity charts in the middle of the Atlantic and the Pacific ! It is simply a dBZ simulation of the global ICON rain forecast (13 km resolution with a 3 h rain forecast divided by 3!). Have you seen this type of construction floating in the ocean ?


  • Ok, right, but do you have any recommended workflow how to forecast rain within 1 hour using Windy?
    Rain forecast does not work for me in Windy.

  • Sailor Moderator

    You can observe the rain position one hour before actual time and imagine the same translation one hour later.


    You can use the Distance & planning tool to help you. You know it?

  • And that's exactly my point:) I can:) You can do many tasks by workarounds:)
    That's why other solutions like Ventusky or Meteoradar are doing this instead of me!

    I don't have problem to accept it is just visualization based on wind speed, but it would be more useful/practical to have it there instead of guessing how far wind move my picture based on historical red border...

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