How to make the most out of the Wind map in Windy.app

How to make the most out of the Wind map in Windy.app

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The Wind and Precipitation map is the main feature of the Windy.app that you see every day on your Home screen. In many ways, the app looks the way it does, thanks to it. However, the map is not just a map showing wind direction and speed. It has many other useful features. Learn how to use them to get more out of the map.

1. Learn to identify wind speed by color

The wind on the map is colored a certain color from blue to purple. Yes, these are the colors of the rainbow just in a slightly different order: blue — little wind, green to red — more wind, purple — too much wind.

Just look at the map to determine how much wind is now in some particular part of the world. On the calendar, change the day to see where and what the wind will be tomorrow, the day after tomorrow and the next 10 days. The forecast frequency is 3 hours. 

2. Customize the colors of the map

Yes, you can easily customize the wind map. To do this, click on the color scale, then remove or add color to fit specific wind speed values.

Read complete guide to Windy.app customization.

3. Adjust the general view of the map

You can select: map, satellite, or hybrid view and adjust the transparency. Make the map even more personal.

4. Learn not only wind direction and speed but also wind gusts

Gusts are a brief increase of the moving air velocity, usually for no more than 20—30 seconds. The higher the speed, the higher the gusts. Click on the wind icon to activate the feature.

There also is a lesson about wind gusts in the Windy.app Meteorological Texbook. Don't miss it.

5. Change units of measurement

If you live in the U.S., you're used to miles per hour, not meters per second, which is accepted in Europe. Or vice versa. The following units of wind speed are also available to you in the app's general Settings (Home screen > Main menu bar > Settings > Units): kilometers per hour (kph), nautical knots (knt), and the beauforts (for yachting).

 

Learn 10+ more advice in the complete Guide to Wind and Precipitation map.

 

Cover photo: austin-neill / unsplash.

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