Interactive weather map anywhere in the world
Weather - a set of values of meteorological elements and atmospheric phenomena observed at a certain point in time at a particular point in space. The term “weather” refers to the current state of the atmosphere, as opposed to the concept “Climate”, which refers to the average state of the atmosphere over a long period of time. If there are no specifications, then the term "weather" means the weather on Earth. Weather phenomena occur in the troposphere (lower part of the atmosphere) and in the stratosphere - the atmospheric layer. located at an altitude of about 11 to 50 kilometers. Weather can be described by pressure, temperature and humidity of air, force and direction of wind, cloudiness, precipitation, visibility range, atmospheric phenomena (mists, blizzards, thunderstorms) and other meteorological elements.
The weather is experiencing continuous changes that can be very noticeable not only from one day to another, but even for several minutes. Weather changes are periodic and non-periodic. Periodic changes are those changes that are periodic, because they are associated with the rotation of the Earth around its axis (diurnal changes) or around the Sun (annual changes). Daily changes are most noticeable directly at the Earth’s surface, due to the fact that they are determined by changes in the temperature of the Earth’s surface, and other meteorological elements are associated with air temperature. Annual changes are expressed in the change of seasons. Non-periodic changes, especially significant in extratropical latitudes, are due to the transfer of air masses. Disagreements of the phase of periodic changes with the nature of non-periodic lead to the most dramatic changes in the weather. Air masses, when moving from one region of the earth to another, bring with them their characteristic weather characteristics, which are different from those that previously existed in the area. These characteristics are determined by where the air mass came from and what properties it has in this regard. With height, the intensity of non-periodic weather changes generally decreases. For aviation, it is important to take into account the sharp increases in wind and turbulence, which are associated with jet streams.
Ventusky portal allows you to watch the weather anywhere on the interactive map in real time!
It seems that the weather reports have never been so clear and detailed. The Ventusky map shows air temperature, precipitation, cloudiness, wind speed, atmospheric pressure, thunderstorms, snow cover and the value of the zero isotherm at any selected point on the planet. And, most importantly, not in the form of a table, but on an interactive animated map.
The Ventusky interface is similar to Google Maps - you can move the map, zoom in and out, and use the search bar to find the desired location. In the map settings, you can change the type of animated lines depicting the average wind speed, as well as change the color map parameters displaying the selected meteorological value.
In addition to the real-time display, you can, however, open the calendar and look at the weather in the point of interest on the planet (for example, on the image in Kiev) on any previous day. Anyway, the Ventusky map is worth a look!