Am I the only one to find rain maps completely unuseful? They're too general and give a too early slight chance of rain whenever there is some actual rain usually only arriving much later.
I can never use the rain map forecasts for anything practical. In that regard the meteogram showing rain (mm or inches) profiles along the day provide a much better picture.
I feel the rain maps could be more useful if they provided an actual sense of the direction from which the forecasted rain would be arriving and better timing.
The map rains kind of try to do so, but like I said, they're too general, in the sense that after some determined hour, rain just shows over a large patch of terrain, so we don't get the sense from actual arrival direction, which could be useful for small plane pilots for instance.
In areas I am familiar with, I know from personal experience where the rain will be arriving from a lot more accurately than the Windy rain patches blooming all over the map, so I guess that kind of knowledge could be incorporated into the system, even though I realize it's not easy, because sometimes these patterns are very particular to a region.
I can get better information by combining the meteogram rain forecasts, the winds aloft and, when the rain is actually getting closer, the weather radar information.
I love Windy so this is not a complaint, but a contribution from my personal use of the app and web site.