AROME would be the most interest here, plenty of mountains and coastline here in Tasmania
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RE: Which model should Windy implement next? Please vote.
How about: Temperature Anomaly?
I've been thinking about the temperature display. It has a fundamental problem that to display a geographical range, and therefore a wide range of temperatures, you end up with very little useful detail. As an alternative, a temperature anomaly display would be better, since you would be showing a deviation from a standard local temperature. I'd like to see (eg) a color change when a front passes if the temperature scale goes from the polar to tropical temperatures the effect of a front is barely visible. If you are using a localised scale rather than a global scale it becomes possible to show more gradations.
There are multiple ways to do this, for example, deviation from the same time yesterday (or last few days), or from the climatic average for the place/month/time of day, or from the climatic average for this place/time of year. Different approaches have advantages. Including the diurnal change in the base will show the deviation better, but won't show the things heating up and cooling during the day which might be a bit weird. Another option would be to set the temperature scale shown relative to a local value.
RE: Addition of Fronts
To add to @idefix37 fronts are sometimes unmistakeable phenomena, but sometimes a bit vague and sometimes very vague. There may be a single front or there may be several lesser fronts succession, or just a weather change over a period of an hour or two to cooler temperature and a different wind vector.
There'a judgement and even a psychological component to what constitutes a front. A human forecaster will take the human impact into account in choosing whether to draw a front, how far it extends horizontally and when it has degraded sufficiently to drop it. It's a tough job for a NWP model - more of a neural problem - but expect it one day.
It's probably better to look at rain, temperature and wind change then decide if that's what you call a front.
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