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Participate in a Weekly Photo Contest — Get Lifetime Windy.app Pro for Free
Participate in a Weekly Photo Contest — Get Lifetime Windy.app Pro for Free

The rules are simple: collect the most likes to the photo

by Ivan K
10 Aug 2020
Photos We Liked the Most From the Windy.app Community in July 2020
Learn to Read Wind Barbs — Wind Speed and Direction Symbols
Learn to Read Wind Barbs — Wind Speed and Direction Symbols

One of the main weather parameters for sailing and other water sports

by Ivan K
05 Aug 2020
What Is The Coriolis Force? Simple Explanation
What Is The Coriolis Force? Simple Explanation

The Coriolis force has a huge impact on the weather. It's the power that spins cyclones and anticyclones, and it also affects the direction of trade winds and sea currents.

by Benjamin
03 Aug 2020
Cirrus Uncinus Clouds. Simple Explanation
Cirrus Uncinus Clouds. Simple Explanation

Predicting the weather by looking at the form of clouds? It is possible! Today we will get acquainted with cirrus uncinus clouds - the precursors of weather changes.

by Benjamin
30 Jul 2020
What Is Virga and How Does It Work? Simple Explanation
What Is Virga and How Does It Work? Simple Explanation

This is the same rain, but it evaporates before reaching the surface of the earth. The reason for this is low ambient humidity. That is, dry air in the way of drops tends to saturate with moisture and "absorbs" them.

by Benjamin
28 Jul 2020
Stable and Unstable Atmospheric Stratification. Simple Explanation
Stable and Unstable Atmospheric Stratification. Simple Explanation

Today we will talk about air stability and most importantly - how and why to distinguish stable and unstable atmospheric stratification.

by Benjamin
28 Jul 2020
Are Thunderstorms Dangerous For Flying?
Are Thunderstorms Dangerous For Flying?

It looks scary, but in fact, it's the last thing you should be afraid of when flying.

by Benjamin
28 Jul 2020
Hurricane Season Fasts
Hurricane Season Fasts

Hurricane activity peaks in late August and throughout September

by Benjamin
28 Jul 2020
What Is The Dust Storm And How Does It Work?
What Is The Dust Storm And How Does It Work?

A dust storm occurs when a strong wind (more than 10 m/s) makes a huge amount of dust rise up into the atmosphere - millions of tons! This dust can be transported up to several thousand kilometers.

by Benjamin
28 Jul 2020
Big Сollection of Articles About Sailing in 2020-21
Big Сollection of Articles About Sailing in 2020-21

Basic meteorology for yachtmen, sailing guides to boats, licenses and racings, routes, and events in 2020

by Ivan K
28 Jul 2020
How Jet streams work? Simple explanation
How Jet streams work? Simple explanation

Today we will talk about a phenomenon that affects the weather forecast and helps planes fly faster.

by Benjamin
28 Jul 2020
What Is a Dust Devil And How Does It Work?
What Is a Dust Devil And How Does It Work?

Maybe you happened to see swirling columns of dust, sand, ashes, leaves or anything else walking across the ground on a video (or even live?)? They are often called «devils» and we are going to talk about them today.

by Benjamin
28 Jul 2020
How Ocean Currents Work?
How Ocean Currents Work?

An ocean current is the movement of ocean water from area A to area B.

by Benjamin
28 Jul 2020
How weather fronts work? Simple explanation
How weather fronts work? Simple explanation

A weather front is a place of collision of air masses, a boundary that is constantly in motion. If cold air moves into warm air territory, it is a cold front; if warm air moves into cold air territory, it is a warm front.

by Benjamin
28 Jul 2020
How Density Currents Work?
How Density Currents Work?

Wind can only drive the upper layers of water. At great depths, water movement is often caused by another force — created by the difference in water density.

by Benjamin
28 Jul 2020
How Does Rainbow Occur?
How Does Rainbow Occur?

Light consists of particles that behave like waves. These waves are different in length, and light of different wavelengths is perceived by our eyes as different colors.

by Benjamin
27 Jul 2020
How Do Bioluminescent Waves Occur? Simple Explanation
How Do Bioluminescent Waves Occur? Simple Explanation

Today we will talk about one of the most beautiful natural phenomena.

by Benjamin
27 Jul 2020
What Is Thermohaline Circulation? Simple Explanation
What Is Thermohaline Circulation? Simple Explanation

Thermohaline circulation is what allows water from the surface of the ocean to mix with deeper waters.

by Benjamin
27 Jul 2020