Windyty – weather forecast map reinvented

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Weather forecasts are boring. Ivo – developer, pilot and a kite surfer from Czech Republic decided to do something about it. He used an open source code from the Earth project and developed Windyty – one of those websites where you can lose a lot of time just staring and trying new views.

The project is essentially a map of winds you can choose to overlay with weather conditions such as humidity and pressure zones. The map is minimalistic, no cities or roads, but click on the map and you get a detailed local forecast of the spot you are looking at. You can also zoom in up to the street level to get more details, but the map looks best in a smaller scale.

We can write on the website:

I am an addicted kiter, helicopter and jet pilot, who seeks the wind, waves, METARs, TAFs and powder snow almost constantly […]. GFS forecast model, produced by NOAA, is the major source of weather data. Forecast data are updated four times a day. Beautiful forecast for location detail are produced by Meteoblue.com and are based on NMM, NEMS or GFS mathematical models with different resolution, based on location.

Windyty.com is free and a strictly non-commercial project. We totally love it!

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Aleks Buczkowski

I’m a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.

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  • Lucy Trippett

    Brilliant weather forecast presentation! We can’t thank you enough for giving us a clear view of weather systems in our area, cheers, Lucy and Tony

  • Fabio Zema

    Complimenti per il progetto. Molto bello e funzionale, ma qualcosa non funziona… ad esempio ieri sera su windyty doveva esserci un vento di libeccio sud -ovest di intensità pari a 8 nodi, ma in realtà c’era un vento da nord di 14 nodi reali.
    Reggio di Calabria, RC, CAL, Italia, lat 38.0150, lon 15.6350.
    Grazie

  • Graeme Bridge

    Great presentation,, but how does one access ‘Settings’ from this page, http://geoawesomeness.com/windyty-weather-forecast-map-reinvented/ ?

  • goodwordtoday

    It would be great…if it were always accurate. Right now windyty.com is showing that Hurricane Matthew has wall winds of 65-66 mph when they are at 130 mph according to the NHC. windyty didn’t show over 90 mph for the hurricane when the winds were sustained at around 150 with gusts of 185 mph.

  • Tommy Prince

    The developer doesn’t seem to be aware that Canada is not “America”. When you click on the map for anyplace in Canada you can pull up the forcast for that location, in the details it says for example “America Vancouver”. It’s the same for locations in South America. Just gets up my nose. Otherwise a excellent app, I use it all the time.