Custom Color Scale: From Beaufort to Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Color Scale

Windy has one cool feature you maybe don't know about. On desktop (in a browser), you can customize maps' color scales.

That's not only helpful for color blind people, it's also helpful if you are used to the color scale of the service you were using before Windy ;-) or when you just want to adjust the colors.

Customizing the color scale is easy. Open the navigation in the top left corner and go to Settings > Choose colors).

Here are few examples and the codes you can import to your Windy account. Share your own scheme (or the codes of the other services' scales) with the Windy community members.

Wind

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Color Scale

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Color Scale on Windy

Hurricane wind color scale used by NOAA.

The Code


[[0,[176,240,256,256]], [0.25,[168,240.36,251.6,256]], [0.5,[160,240.59,247.9,256]], [0.75,[152,240.82,244.2,256]], [1,[144,241.05,240.5,256]], [1.25,[136,241.28,236.8,256]], [1.5,[128,241.51,233.1,256]], [1.75,[120,241.74,229.4,256]], [2,[112,241.97,225.7,256]], [2.25,[104,242.2,222,256]], [2.5,[96,242.43,218.3,256]], [2.75,[88,242.66,214.6,256]], [3,[80,242.89,210.9,256]], [3.25,[72,243.12,207.2,256]], [3.5,[64,243.35,203.5,256]], [3.75,[56,243.58,199.8,256]], [4,[52,243.81,196.1,256]], [4.25,[48,244.04,192.4,256]], [4.5,[52,244.27,188.7,256]], [4.75,[56,244.5,185,256]], [5,[60,244.73,181.3,256]], [5.25,[64,244.96,177.6,256]], [5.5,[68,245.19,173.9,256]], [5.75,[72,245.42,170.2,256]], [6,[76,245.65,166.5,256]], [6.25,[80,245.88,162.8,256]], [6.5,[84,246.11,159.1,256]], [6.75,[88,246.34,155.4,256]], [7,[92,246.57,151.7,256]], [7.25,[96,246.8,148,256]], [7.5,[100,247.03,144.3,256]], [7.75,[104,247.26,140.6,256]], [8,[108,247.49,136.9,256]], [8.25,[112,247.72,133.2,256]], [8.5,[116,247.95,129.5,256]], [8.75,[120,248.18,125.8,256]], [9,[124,248.41,122.1,256]], [9.25,[128,248.64,118.4,256]], [9.5,[132,248.87,114.7,256]], [9.75,[136,249.1,111,256]], [10,[140,249.33,107.3,256]], [10.25,[144,249.56,103.6,256]], [10.5,[148,249.79,99.9,256]], [10.75,[152,250.02,96.2,256]], [11,[156,250.25,92.5,256]], [11.25,[160,250.48,88.8,256]], [11.5,[164,250.71,85.1,256]], [11.75,[168,250.94,81.4,256]], [12,[172,251.17,77.7,256]], [12.25,[176,251.4,74,256]], [12.5,[180,251.63,70.3,256]], [12.75,[184,251.86,66.6,256]], [13,[188,252.09,62.9,256]], [13.25,[192,252.32,59.2,256]], [13.5,[196,252.55,55.5,256]], [13.75,[200,252.78,51.8,256]], [14,[204,253.01,48.1,256]], [14.25,[208,253.24,44.4,256]], [14.5,[212,253.47,40.7,256]], [14.75,[216,253.7,37,256]], [15,[220,253.93,33.3,256]], [15.25,[224,254.16,29.6,256]], [15.5,[228,254.39,25.9,256]], [15.75,[232,254.62,22.2,256]], [16,[236,254.85,18.5,256]], [16.25,[240,255.08,14.8,256]], [16.5,[244,255.31,11.1,256]], [16.75,[248,255.54,7.4,256]], [17,[252,255.77,3.7,256]], [17.25,[256,256,0,256]], [17.5,[256,252.4,0,256]], [17.51,[256,248.8,0,256]], [17.75,[256,245.2,0,256]], [18,[256,241.6,0,256]], [18.25,[256,238,0,256]], [18.5,[256,234.4,0,256]], [18.75,[256,230.8,0,256]], [19,[256,227.2,0,256]], [19.25,[256,223.6,0,256]], [19.5,[256,220,0,256]], [19.75,[256,216.4,0,256]], [20,[256,212.8,0,256]], [20.25,[256,209.2,0,256]], [20.5,[256,205.6,0,256]], [20.75,[256,202,0,256]], [21,[256,198.4,0,256]], [21.25,[256,194.8,0,256]], [21.5,[256,191.2,0,256]], [21.75,[256,187.6,0,256]], [22,[256,184,0,256]], [22.25,[256,180.4,0,256]], [22.5,[256,176.8,0,256]], [22.75,[256,173.2,0,256]], [23,[256,169.6,0,256]], [23.25,[256,166,0,256]], [23.5,[256,162.4,0,256]], [23.75,[256,158.8,0,256]], [24,[256,155.2,0,256]], [24.25,[256,151.6,0,256]], [24.5,[256,148,0,256]], [24.75,[256,144.4,0,256]], [25,[256,140.8,0,256]], [25.25,[256,137.2,0,256]], [25.5,[256,133.6,0,256]], [25.75,[256,130,0,256]], [26,[256,126.4,0,256]], [26.25,[256,122.8,0,256]], [26.5,[256,119.2,0,256]], [26.75,[256,115.6,0,256]], [27,[256,112,0,256]], [27.25,[256,108.4,0,256]], [27.5,[256,104.8,0,256]], [27.75,[256,101.2,0,256]], [28,[256,97.6,0,256]], [28.25,[256,94,0,256]], [28.5,[256,90.4,0,256]], [28.75,[256,86.8,0,256]], [29,[256,83.2,0,256]], [29.25,[256,79.6,0,256]], [29.5,[256,76,0,256]], [29.75,[256,72.4,0,256]], [30,[256,68.8,0,256]], [30.25,[256,65.2,16,256]], [30.5,[256,61.6,40,256]], [30.75,[256,58,64,256]], [31,[256,54.4,88,256]], [31.25,[256,50.8,112,256]], [31.5,[256,47.2,136,256]], [31.75,[256,43.6,160,256]], [32,[248,40,184,256]], [32.25,[240,32,208,256]], [32.5,[232,16,232,256]], [32.75,[224,0,256,0]], [33,[222,0,256,6.6]], [33.25,[220,0,256,13.2]], [33.5,[218,0,256,19.8]], [33.75,[216,0,256,26.4]], [34,[214,0,256,33]], [34.25,[212,0,256,39.6]], [34.5,[210,0,256,46.2]], [34.75,[208,0,256,52.8]], [35,[206,0,256,59.4]], [35.25,[204,0,256,66]], [35.5,[202,0,256,72.6]], [35.75,[200,0,256,79.2]], [36,[198,0,256,85.8]], [36.25,[196,0,256,92.4]], [36.5,[194,0,256,99]], [36.75,[192,0,256,105.6]], [37,[190,0,256,112.2]], [37.25,[188,0,256,118.8]], [37.5,[186,0,256,125.4]], [37.75,[184,0,256,132]], [38,[182,0,256,138.6]], [38.25,[180,0,256,145.2]], [38.5,[178,0,256,151.8]], [38.75,[176,0,256,158.4]], [39,[174,0,256,165]], [39.25,[172,0,256,171.6]], [39.5,[170,0,256,178.2]], [39.75,[168,0,256,184.8]], [40,[166,0,256,191.4]], [40.25,[160,0,256,198]], [40.5,[144,0,256,204.6]], [40.75,[128,0,256,211.2]], [41,[112,0,256,217.8]], [41.25,[96,0,256,224.4]], [41.5,[80,16,256,231]], [41.75,[64,32,256,237.6]], [42,[48,48,256,244.2]], [42.25,[32,64,256,250.8]], [42.5,[16,80,256,256]], [42.75,[0,96,256,0]], [43,[0,91.2,256,8]], [43.25,[0,86.4,256,16]], [43.5,[0,81.6,256,24]], [43.75,[0,76.8,256,32]], [44,[0,72,256,40]], [44.25,[0,67.2,256,48]], [44.5,[0,62.4,256,56]], [44.75,[0,57.6,256,64]], [45,[0,52.8,256,72]], [45.25,[0,48,256,80]], [45.5,[0,43.2,256,88]], [45.75,[0,38.4,256,96]], [46,[0,33.6,256,104]], [46.25,[0,28.8,256,112]], [46.5,[0,24,256,120]], [46.75,[0,19.2,256,128]], [47,[0,14.4,256,136]], [47.25,[0,9.6,256,144]], [47.5,[0,4.8,256,152]], [47.75,[0,0,256,160]], [48,[32,32,256,168]], [48.25,[64,64,256,176]], [48.5,[96,96,256,192]], [48.75,[128,128,224,208]], [49,[160,160,192,224]], [49.25,[192,192,160,240]], [49.5,[224,224,128,256]], [49.75,[256,256,120,0]], [50,[256,256,112,8]], [50.25,[256,256,104,16]], [50.5,[256,256,96,24]], [50.75,[256,256,88,32]], [51,[256,256,80,40]], [51.25,[256,256,72,48]], [51.5,[256,256,64,56]], [51.75,[256,256,56,64]], [52,[256,256,48,72]], [52.25,[256,256,40,80]], [52.5,[256,256,32,88]], [52.75,[256,256,24,96]], [53,[256,256,16,104]], [53.25,[256,256,8,112]], [53.5,[256,256,0,120]], [53.75,[256,256,0,128]], [54,[256,256,0,136]], [54.25,[256,256,0,144]], [54.5,[256,256,0,152]], [54.75,[256,256,0,160]], [55,[256,256,0,168]], [55.25,[256,256,0,176]], [55.5,[256,256,0,184]], [55.75,[256,256,0,192]], [56,[256,256,0,200]], [56.25,[256,256,0,208]], [56.5,[256,256,0,216]], [56.75,[256,256,0,224]], [57,[256,256,0,232]], [57.25,[256,256,0,240]], [57.5,[256,240,0,248]], [57.75,[256,224,0,256]], [58,[256,208,0,256]], [58.25,[256,192,0,256]], [58.5,[256,176,0,256]], [58.75,[256,160,0,0]], [59,[256,157,0,6]], [59.25,[256,154,0,12]], [59.5,[256,151,0,18]], [59.75,[256,148,0,24]], [60,[256,145,0,30]], [60.25,[256,142,0,36]], [60.5,[256,139,0,42]], [60.75,[256,136,0,48]], [61,[256,133,0,54]], [61.25,[256,130,0,60]], [61.5,[256,127,0,66]], [61.75,[256,124,0,72]], [62,[256,121,0,78]], [62.25,[256,118,0,84]], [62.5,[256,115,0,90]], [62.75,[256,112,0,96]], [63,[256,109,0,102]], [63.25,[256,106,0,108]], [63.5,[256,103,0,114]], [63.75,[256,100,0,120]], [64,[256,97,0,126]], [64.25,[256,96,0,132]], [64.5,[256,96,0,138]], [64.75,[256,96,0,144]], [65,[256,96,0,150]], [65.25,[256,96,0,156]], [65.5,[256,96,0,162]], [65.75,[256,96,0,168]], [66,[256,96,0,174]], [66.25,[256,96,0,180]], [66.5,[256,96,0,186]], [66.75,[256,96,0,192]], [67,[256,96,0,198]], [67.25,[256,96,0,204]], [67.5,[256,96,0,210]], [67.75,[256,96,0,216]], [68,[256,96,0,222]], [68.25,[256,96,0,228]], [68.5,[256,96,0,234]], [68.75,[256,96,0,240]], [69,[256,96,8,246]], [69.25,[256,96,16,252]], [69.5,[256,96,24,256]], [69.75,[256,96,32,256]], [70,[256,88,40,256]], [70.25,[256,80,48,256]], [70.5,[256,72,56,256]], [70.75,[256,64,64,0]], [71,[256,62.7,62.7,6]], [71.25,[256,61.4,61.4,12]], [71.5,[256,60.1,60.1,18]], [71.75,[256,58.8,58.8,24]], [72,[256,57.5,57.5,30]], [72.25,[256,56.2,56.2,36]], [72.5,[256,54.9,54.9,42]], [72.75,[256,53.6,53.6,48]], [73,[256,52.3,52.3,54]], [73.25,[256,51,51,60]], [73.5,[256,49.7,49.7,66]], [73.75,[256,48.4,48.4,72]], [74,[256,47.1,47.1,78]], [74.25,[256,45.8,45.8,84]], [74.5,[256,44.5,44.5,90]], [74.75,[256,43.2,43.2,96]], [75,[256,41.9,41.9,102]], [75.25,[256,40.6,40.6,108]], [75.5,[256,39.3,39.3,114]], [75.75,[256,38,38,120]], [76,[256,36.7,36.7,126]], [76.25,[256,35.4,35.4,132]], [76.5,[256,34.1,34.1,138]], [76.75,[256,32.8,32.8,144]], [77,[256,31.5,31.5,150]], [77.25,[256,30.2,30.2,156]], [77.5,[256,28.9,28.9,162]], [77.75,[256,27.6,27.6,168]], [78,[256,26.3,26.3,174]], [78.25,[256,25,25,180]], [78.5,[256,23.7,23.7,186]], [78.75,[256,22.4,22.4,192]], [79,[256,21.1,21.1,198]], [79.25,[256,19.8,19.8,204]], [79.5,[256,18.5,18.5,210]], [79.75,[256,17.2,17.2,216]], [80,[256,15.9,15.9,222]], [80.25,[256,14.6,14.6,228]], [80.5,[256,13.3,13.3,234]], [80.75,[256,12,12,240]], [81,[256,10.7,10.7,246]], [81.25,[256,9.4,9.4,252]], [81.5,[256,8.1,8.1,256]], [81.75,[256,6.8,6.8,256]], [82,[256,5.5,5.5,256]], [82.25,[256,4.2,4.2,256]], [82.5,[256,2.9,2.9,256]], [82.75,[256,1.6,1.6,256]], [83,[256,0.3,0.3,256]], [83.3,[256,0,0,256]], [83.5,[254,0,0,256]], [83.75,[252,0,0,256]], [84,[250,0,0,256]], [84.25,[248,0,0,256]], [84.5,[246,0,0,256]], [84.75,[244,0,0,256]], [85,[242,0,0,256]], [85.25,[240,0,0,256]], [85.5,[238,0,0,256]], [85.75,[236,0,0,256]], [86,[234,0,0,256]], [86.25,[232,0,0,256]], [86.5,[230,0,0,256]], [86.75,[228,0,0,256]], [87,[226,0,0,256]], [87.25,[224,0,0,256]], [87.5,[222,0,0,256]], [87.75,[220,0,0,256]], [88,[218,0,0,256]], [88.25,[216,0,0,256]], [88.5,[214,0,0,256]], [88.75,[212,0,0,256]], [89,[210,0,0,256]], [89.25,[208,0,0,256]], [89.5,[206,0,0,256]], [89.75,[204,0,0,256]], [90,[202,0,0,256]], [90.25,[200,0,0,256]], [90.5,[198,0,0,256]], [90.75,[196,0,0,256]], [91,[194,0,0,256]], [91.25,[192,0,0,256]], [91.5,[190,0,0,256]], [91.75,[188,0,0,256]], [92,[186,0,0,256]], [92.25,[184,0,0,256]], [92.5,[182,0,0,256]], [92.75,[180,0,0,256]], [93,[178,0,0,256]], [93.25,[176,0,0,256]], [93.5,[174,0,0,256]], [93.75,[172,0,0,256]], [94,[170,0,0,256]], [94.25,[168,0,0,256]], [94.5,[166,0,0,256]], [94.75,[164,0,0,256]], [95,[162,0,0,256]], [95.25,[160,0,0,256]], [95.5,[158,0,0,256]], [95.75,[156,0,0,256]], [96,[154,0,0,256]], [96.25,[152,0,0,256]], [96.5,[150,0,0,256]], [96.75,[148,0,0,256]], [97,[146,0,0,256]], [97.25,[144,0,0,256]], [97.5,[142,0,0,256]], [97.75,[140,0,0,256]], [98,[138,0,0,256]], [98.25,[136,0,0,256]], [98.5,[134,0,0,256]], [98.75,[132,0,0,256]], [99,[130,0,0,256]], [99.25,[128,0,0,256]], [99.5,[126,0,0,256]], [99.75,[124,0,0,256]], [100,[122,0,0,256]], [100.25,[120,0,0,256]], [100.5,[118,0,0,256]], [100.75,[116,0,0,256]], [101,[114,0,0,256]], [101.25,[112,0,0,256]], [101.5,[110,0,0,256]], [101.75,[108,0,0,256]], [102,[106,0,0,256]], [102.25,[104,0,0,256]], [102.5,[102,0,0,256]], [102.75,[100,0,0,256]], [103,[98,0,0,256]], [103.25,[96,0,0,256]], [103.5,[94,0,0,256]], [103.75,[92,0,0,256]], [104,[90,0,0,256]], [104.25,[88,0,0,256]], [104.5,[86,0,0,256]], [104.75,[84,0,0,256]], [105,[82,0,0,256]], [105.25,[80,0,0,256]], [105.5,[78,0,0,256]], [105.75,[76,0,0,256]], [106,[74,0,0,256]], [106.25,[72,0,0,256]], [106.5,[70,0,0,256]], [106.75,[68,0,0,256]], [107,[66,0,0,256]], [107.25,[64,0,0,256]], [107.5,[62,0,0,256]], [107.75,[60,0,0,256]], [108,[58,0,0,256]], [108.25,[56,0,0,256]], [108.5,[54,0,0,256]], [108.75,[52,0,0,256]], [109,[50,0,0,256]], [109.25,[48,0,0,256]], [109.5,[46,0,0,256]], [109.75,[44,0,0,256]], [110,[42,0,0,256]], [110.25,[40,0,0,256]], [110.5,[38,0,0,256]], [110.75,[36,0,0,256]], [111,[34,0,0,256]], [111.25,[32,0,0,256]], [111.5,[30,0,0,256]], [111.75,[28,0,0,256]], [112,[26,0,0,256]], [112.25,[24,0,0,256]], [112.5,[22,0,0,256]], [112.75,[20,0,0,256]], [113,[18,0,0,256]], [113.25,[16,0,0,256]], [113.5,[14,0,0,256]], [113.75,[12,0,0,256]], [114,[10,0,0,256]], [114.25,[8,0,0,256]], [114.5,[6,0,0,256]], [114.75,[4,0,0,256]], [115,[2,0,0,256]]]

via WXCycles

Beaufort Wind Color Scale

Beaufort Wind Color Scale on Windy

Beaufort scale, the color scale that the most sailors are familiar with.

  • Light winds are displayed by light colors while strong winds are shown by denser, darker colours for an intuitive approach. However beyond 64 kt i.e. 12 Bf or Hurricane force, rather than being darker, the colours become very clear « like LED lights ».
  • Each wind range is represented by a uniform colour without shading or smoothing, with only a small mixing transition.
  • From 64 kt, colours are chosen according to degrees used by NHC (Cat.1, Cat.2...)
  • Choice of colours has been mainly based on GREEN when conditions are the best for sailing (4Bf - 5 Bf), ORANGE when conditions become tougher (6Bf) and RED when a coastal cruising sailboat must find a shelter (7Bf - 8Bf).

The code


[[1.5,[134,163,171]], [2.5,[126,152,188,256]], [4.12,[110,143,208,256]], [4.63,[110,143,208,256]], [6.17,[15,147,167,256]], [7.72,[15,147,167,256]], [9.26,[57,163,57,256]], [10.29,[57,163,57,256]], [11.83,[194,134,62,256]], [13.37,[194,134,63,256]], [14.92,[200,66,13,256]], [16.46,[200,66,13,256]], [18,[210,0,50,256]], [20.06,[215,0,50,256]], [21.6,[175,80,136]], [23.66,[175,80,136]], [25.21,[117,74,147]], [27.78,[117,74,147]], [29.32,[68,105,141,256]], [31.89,[68,105,141]], [33.44,[194,251,119,256]], [42.18,[194,251,119,256]], [43.72,[241,255,109,256]], [48.87,[241,255,109,256]], [50.41,[256,256,256,256]], [57.61,[256,256,256,256]], [59.16,[0,256,256,256]], [68.93,[0,256,256,256]], [69.44,[256,37,256,256]]]

via @idefix37

XCWeather Wind Color Scale

XCWeather Wind Color Scale on Windy

Wind color scheme used by UK based XCWeather. Get code here.

via @zenarcher (also see the XCWeather temperature colors below)

Temperature

Australian Bureau of Meteorology Temperature Color Scale

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology Temperature Color Scale

Temperature color scale used by Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

The code


[[213,[198,235,255,255]], [221,[175,204,230,255]], [229,[140,146,202,255]], [236,[140,146,202,255]], [241,[146,72,171,255]], [246,[141,0,127,255]], [251,[12,19,92,255]], [253,[26,23,125,255]], [255,[44,34,154,255]], [257,[37,60,164,255]], [259,[24,85,173,255]], [261,[24,85,173,255]], [263,[0,114,197,255]], [265,[0,144,197,255]], [267,[0,168,202,255]], [269,[0,183,201,255]], [271,[54,204,200,255]], [273.15,[102,209,188,255]], [275,[130,226,163,255]], [277,[189,238,176,255]], [279,[214,246,194,255]], [281,[234,251,214,255]], [283,[234,251,214,255]], [285,[242,255,207,255]], [287,[250,255,198,255]], [289,[254,253,174,255]], [291,[255,240,149,255]], [293,[255,231,124,255]], [295,[255,220,98,255]], [297,[255,201,70,255]], [299,[255,178,33,255]], [301,[255,158,12,255]], [303,[255,136,0,255]], [305,[255,99,0,255]], [307,[255,53,0,255]], [309,[255,0,0,255]], [311,[245,0,0,255]], [313,[227,0,0,255]], [315,[204,0,0,255]], [317,[172,0,23,255]], [319,[125,0,22,255]], [321,[83,0,22,255]], [323,[28,0,9,255]], [325,[88,0,159,255]], [327,[224,0,209,255]]]

via TomSlavkovsky

XCWeather Temperature Color Scale

XCWeather Temperature Color Scale on Windy

Temperature color scheme used by UK based XCWeather. Get code here (scroll up to see the XCWeather wind color scale).

via @zenarcher

Rain

NWS Rain Precipitation Color Scale

Scale that was updated in August 2017, when the NWS added two more purple shades to its map to fit the amount of rains brought by the tropical storm Harvey. The old scale topped out at more than 15 inches; the new limit tops 30 inches.

The Code


[[0,[199,233,196,256]], [0.1,[165,214,158,256]], [0.25,[113,197,112,256]], [0.5,[40,167,78,256]], [1,[3,109,45,256]], [1.5,[255,251,133,256]], [2,[254,208,70,256]], [3,[255,136,55,256]], [4,[255,73,50,256]], [6,[201,30,23,256]], [8,[173,2,36,256]], [10,[108,4,37,256]], [15,[62,0,50,256]], [20,[82,0,118,256]], [30,[255,217,254,256]]]