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windy-plugin-sounding

Sounding forecast for paraglider pilots.

Example Sounding

How to use the plugin

  1. Click on the hamburger menu at the top left of windy.com:

Hamburger menu

  1. Click on "Install Windy Plugin":

Install plugins

  1. Type the name of the plugin "windy-plugin-sounding" and click on "Load plugin":

Load windy-plugin-sounding

  1. Right-click anywhere on the map and select "Better Sounding" to display the sounding forecast:

Context menu

The sounding appears on the left side of screen:

Context menu

A few notes:

  • You can scroll (mouse wheel) on the sounding diagram to go forward/backward in time - (pressing ctrl or shift will jump to the next/previous day),
  • The blue line shows the dewpoint,
  • The red line shows air temperature,
  • The green line shows the temperature of an ascending parcel,
  • The hatched area across the graph shows the convective layer (cumulus clouds),
  • The left area shows clouds (excluding cumulus),
  • The top-most area show upper level clouds (i.e. up to ~15km),
  • The wind graph shows wind from 0-30km/h in the left part (white background) and from 30 to max speed in right part (red background),
  • The title shows which model is used ("GFS" in this example - note that not all models are supported),
  • The axis units match your windy settings.

Credits:

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