ECMWF — #1 Global Weather Forecast Model
Hey outdoor fans!

There are 10 weather models in Windy.app. That means there should be #1, right? It is. In this short story briefly meet ECMWF — #1 global weather forecast model.

The ECMWF comes from European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. It is widely regarded as the best and most reliable model currently in existence.

It uses a concept called 4D, which is an assimilation that allows the model to be constantly updated as new satellite or other input data becomes available.

It is a well-known fact that the ECMWF was the only model that accurately predicted where hurricane Sandy was moving.

  • Resolution: various (14 km in Windy.app).
  • Forecast depth: 10 days.
  • Step: 3 hours.
  • Updates frequency: 2 times/day.
How to turn on ECMWF in Windy.app?

  1. Search for the spot and open it.
  2. Choose a weather model by its name under the windrose.
  3. Get weather forecast from.

The model is available in a Pro version.
Learn more about ECMWF in
Windy.app Guide on Forecast Models