We are pleased to announce that the Windy.app now show you the best weather model for the spot each time when you open it.
It happens automatically based on spot location and Windy.app team expertise. We determine it by comparing weather forecasts from the different models with actual winds recorded at weather stations. In other words, if there's a weather station nearby, we compare forecasts with data from the weather station for the last 10 days and show you the most accurate weather model. We also analyze publications on global weather model tests.
If there's no weather station nearby, we'll give you ECMWF model — studies show that it's the most accurate on average across the world.
The new feature will save you time when you just need a quick forecast check or you want to be sure that you're using the right weather model.
The new feature is located as a new item with the same name — Best model, in the list of weather models under the wind rose on the spot screen. When you open a spot, you see the weather forecast for that model.
For example, on the screens below, the best weather models are as follows: NAM for Los Angeles, USA; AROME for Paris, France; ICON7 for Milan, Italy; and GFS for Tokyo, Japan In the case of Europe, you can also see that the best models for one part of the world may be different. That's because AROME is a special French model, and ICON7 is all-European.
For advanced use cases, be sure to compare the forecasts from all available weather models. There are at least 3 models on each spot.
Best weather model NAM for Los Angeles, USA
Best weather model AROME for Paris, France
Best weather model ICON7 for Milan, Italy
Best weather model GFS for Tokyo, Japan
Update your Windy.app to the latest version in the Apple App Store and Android Google Play to try the new functionality and give us your feedback on its use at [email protected].
Windy.app is the leading professional weather app for wind sports and outdoor activities: kitesurfing and windsurfing, surfing, sailing, fishing, paragliding, skiing, hiking and biking, and others. It is useful for anyone who is interested in meteorology and wants to become a weather expert. In 2020, the application was recognized the best in its category by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The key features of the app includes 10 Day Weather Forecast, Compare Mode of all major weather models, Live Wind Map, Real-Time Forecast from 30 thousands weather stations, Weather History (2021–2012), Atmospheric Fronts, and others. Windy.app is available for both iOS/iPadOS and Android mobile platforms.
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