Windy Version 18.00 with New "Observation vs. Forecast" Feature, AROME Model, and More!

With the new year 2019, a new Windy version is here, with lots to offer!

New "Observation vs. Forecast" feature within weather stations

Want to figure out which forecast model is the best for a given location? Not a problem anymore with our new feature: Observation vs. forecast!

Easy to use map overlays with a graph displaying observed data from 30.000+ weather stations that we monitor, compared with forecast from all the models that we visualize: ECMWF, GFS, NEMS, ICON-EU, AROME, NAM.

Where do you find it? Just open your favourite weather station and there you are!

But not only that. Now you can even:

  • Store any weather station as your favourite by clicking on symbol "♥︎".
  • Search any weather station by keyword. Try "11518" for wmo station in Prague.

We believe that this new feature will help you make your weather-related decisions even better than before. Enjoy and let us know how you like this new feature!

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New AROME forecast model is implemented

... as you have voted here.

AROME has a high resolution of 1.25km and 2.5km. It covers mainly France. Forecasts are up to 44 hours (approx. 2 days). This model has been developed by Météo France and is freely accessible. AROME will be appreciated by those who spend a lot of time in Alps!

Both on the map and in the forecast detail:

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So-called "Magnetic declination" in the Airport detail (Runways, info)

Magnetic declination, or magnetic variation, is the angle on the horizontal plane between magnetic north (the direction the north end of a magnetized compass needle points, corresponding to the direction of the Earth's magnetic field lines) and true north (the direction along a meridian towards the geographic North Pole). This angle varies depending on position on the Earth's surface and changes over time. Source: Wikipedia.

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Better optimization for Retina display...

... and many other fixes and infrastructure improvements!