This stunning interactive weather map shows real time weather conditions around the world

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Vendusky weather map

Weather forecasting and analysis has never looked so good. Get worldwide temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, storm and other weather data at a glance with this mesmerizing weather map.

Most of us use a weather site or search when we want local weather. If you want comprehensive worldwide weather conditions and forecasts give Vendusky a try. It has detailed, granular data for present and future weather conditions and is highly customizable. I liked viewing the jet stream (wind speed > altitude > 500 hPa/5500 m and 300 hPa/9000 m) and the air pressure map. 

You can pull up all sorts of weather data, current and future, including temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, and wind speed. The animated temperature and wind speed maps with their swirling curves and colors are mesmerizing. The list of conditions you can change is long - temperature, precipitation, wind speed, wind gusts, air pressure, thunderstorms, humidity, waves, snow cover, and freezing levels. You can toggle display data between Fahrenheit (°F) and Celsius (°C).
You can zoom in to a particular area or expand the view to see planet wide conditions. You can change the way map looks, language, appearance of animations and more in the settings.

Ventusky (a combination of two words. The Latin word, Ventus, means wind, and the second is the English word, Sky) appears to use the same global and local models and satellite data in use by most weather services and is one of the options that can be changed in the map. I've been tracking it here for a few days and it's been within a few points of the local weather station.

The site's focus is on weather prediction and meteorological data visualization. The forecast data is accessible by clicking the calendar at the bottom of the page and choosing a date. The only quirk I noticed was the Fahrenheit (°F) and Celsius (°C) wasn't always consistent. Locales outside the USA often displayed in °F. The VPN (Virtual Private Network) bounces my connection all around the world (I get the Google log in page in various languages) and the display data didn't always match up with the locale.

Ventusky runs in a browser and is available on Android and iOS. It was fine in current versions of Firefox, Chrome (stable and Canary), Opera, Vivaldi, Waterfox, Edge and Internet Explorer running on Windows 8.1/10.

Ventusky Weather Map


(h/t TxGal)

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I first discovered these wind current maps in a Play store weather app a little over a year ago and really liked it. I like the larger one on my monitor even better. It's truly mesmerizing to me to watch all the different wind directions and then go to the spot on the globe where they change direction because the currents have met another that forces a change in direction. Thanks for the heads up.

Nice!!
Gonna spend some time looking it over. Amazing how far we've come.
Thanks!!!

The technology is truly amazing. I'm glad you like the site. :)

Very cool find! I have one browser devoted to weather. Forgive me I took meteorology in college when I was in my 30's ('80s). This is a fantastic find.Thanks!

I'm delighted you like it. :)
I'm a weather enthusiast as well. I don't have a browser exclusively for weather, but the first window is always open in Firefox with several weather sites loaded up in tabs. :)

Another neat toy for us weather geeks! There is also meteoearth.com which is a simpler site and app that may be more suitable for folks with PCs and devices not having the latest and greatest hardware. Also has a tropical storm tracker and, IMHO, better precipitation rendering. Cheers.

Nice site. I ike the spinning globe. The air pressure presentation is in isobars is interesting. I like that you can freeze the rotation and have conditions appear over that area for the forecast time frame.
I don't care for the ads blocking the some of the settings in the upper right part of the screen, they appear when you click on the icons and you have to click on the arrow to dismiss them before you can see/use the settings panel. A huge pop up ad covering quite a bit of the screen appeared when I clicked some settings icons.
You might like this animated weather map site too: https://www.windy.com/

Looks to be a great way to visualize global and local weather. The history and predictions are useful too. I tried both the website and the iOS app, and expect to use both often in the future.

Thanks for the link!

I'm glad you like it. :)

Brilliant site! My wife and I now have it on our computers and phones. Makes weather more enjoyable. Thanks very much!

You're quite welcome. I'm glad you like the site. :)

This is excellent. Only thing it needs is storm info, height, hail etc .
Thanks for showing us this.

You're more than welcome, I glad you like it.

Rhiannon,

This is outstanding. As a frequent business traveler to any number of places around the world, this is really an incredible tool for me.

Thank you.

You're so welcome, I'm happy you find it of use. :)
I thought it would a good tool for people who travel to countries other than the one one they live in. Local is good, but there are also other resources for good local data. This gives a world view.

Great site thanks for this. I've been looking for a decent weather site recently. As for the problem with Fahrenheit and Celsius, I changed the language in settings from us/en to en and that seems to have sorted that out. Haven't tested it for outside the UK map though.

Pretty cool--thanks for sharing!

I'm glad you like it. :)

Pretty good!

In the same line of "thinking", this site has offers many graphics and explanations:
https://ourworldindata.org/
Has one i saw on what the world would look like according to population but have to dig it out...

That looks like an interesting site, thanks for the link.. :)