El Niño strengthens in the Pacific

El Niño continues to develop in the tropical Pacific. Forecasters expect the phenomenon to continue into the spring, with 75 service, up to 85 % chances of it becoming an intense event. A stronger El Niño – The definition of which follows – means it's more likely that we'll see its effects reflected in winter temperatures and rain-and-snow patterns around the world.

Source & screenshots : NOAA – Emily Becker Freely translated. Read more …

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Currents GRIB files at (very) High Resolution [Update]


The website barotropic.fr provides a set of current files in GRIB2 format compatible with Weather4D Routing & Navigation (¹). These predictions cover several areas from the English Channel to Aquitaine, with a resolution for some files up to 250 meters per step of 15 minutes ! They are derived from raw data from IFREMER and put in format at the exclusive initiative of the author of the site (²). Read more …

El Niño is back

After three years of La Niña (¹) in the tropical Pacific Ocean (mid-2020 to mid-2023) having brought a fairly calm weather situation on Polynesia : regular trade winds, lack of hurricane, mainly dry weather, this idyllic situation will be reversed with the announced return (²) of the El Niño phase of the ENSO climate phenomenon(El Niño Southern Oscillation). Finally, idyllic, it wasn't for Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Melanesia and western Australia, which experienced much higher than normal intense rainfall and increased hurricanes during the same period. Read more …

The European Union is moving towards Open Data


Europe is moving forward in small steps, but it moves forward… Towards open access to data from public services ! The 21 December 2022 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union, under reference C/2022/9562, the " Implementing Regulations of the European Commission establishing a list of specific high-value datasets and how they will be published and reused". Read more …

Share GRIB files with Air Share [Update]

You are more likely to have adopted the Iridium GO! for its easy way to request GRIB files, directly from Weather4D and some other applications. But some also want to transfer these files to PC to import them into Windows software (as you know, nobody is perfect !). An easy solution is available : the messaging app Air Share, compatible iOS/iPadOS (¹). [Update 30 March 2022] Warning : the app has changed its ID code on the AppStore. Read more …

ECMWF weather data soon open to the public [3rd part]

Trafalgar Hit for the flagship of European meteorology, despite Brexit and contrary to what had been planned (¹), the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecast will stay in England ! Even better, a new headquarter for ECMWF to be fully funded by the UK government through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Proof that the British have gone all out to keep this European scientific center in Reading (²). Read more …