I was looking for a wind WMS but couldn't find. I wanted a wind WMS for Europe and Africa. Does anyone know about any?

  • Can you clarify a bit on what you are looking for specifically? From what I can tell is that you want wind data in the form of a Web Mapping Service?
    – Pixel
    May 8, 2012 at 16:15
  • Yes , i want daily updated wind information .. can be WMS , WFS or even raster or vectorial graphics mapping of wind. ty May 9, 2012 at 9:32
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    possible duplicate of Where can I get a WMS or WFS for near-real time Wind (atmospheric) data?
    – Ian Turton
    May 9, 2012 at 15:17
  • its something like that but for land , to add more context i'm developing a GIS to monitor fires so wind information is usefull. May 9, 2012 at 17:42

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Since you said "raster graphics", you could use a "winds aloft" chart (for the ground level - "SFC".

Here is an example for Europe: http://21weather.us.af.mil/wxdata/201207/26/MODEL-DATA/EUROPE/051848Z_21OWS_EUROPE_MODEL-DATA_UKMO-GLOBAL_WIND-TEMP_SFC_00_00Z.png

More at http://21weather.us.af.mil/index.cfm?section=Winds

The useful part about these is that they'll provide predictions, and they're gridded.

The less useful part is that they're rasters. The same information can be obtained (at much better resolution) in GRIB (gridded binary). One source is http://om.yr.no/verdata/ - the website requires Norwegian, or guesswork, to figure out what to download.


You could try using the weather layer of google maps. it contains data about temperatures (°C), wind speeds (and possibly also wind directions), etc.

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