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.
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