You can add layers for different weather styles in Maritime Optima on the web:

  • Wind
  • Waves
  • Ocean currents
  • Precipitation

You can select one weather layer at a time.

For wind, waves and perceptions, you can also access a weather forecast showing what will the weather be like seven days ahead and two days behind. We update weather data every 24 hours.


Select the type of weather layer you want to check, then use the slider to know the weather forecast. If you want to check different weather options, open the weather box again and select a new weather layer.

Wind

The Beaufort scale is an empirical measure that relates wind speed to observed conditions at sea or on land.

The wind direction is shown as particles.

We selected colors according to the Beaufort scale. Beaufort 1 is up to 2,92 knots or 1,5 ms/sec and Beaufort 11 is between 41,99 - 49 knots (or 21,6 - 25,21 ms/sec):

Waves

Usually waves are divided into five types:

  • Wind waves and swell
  • Wind surges
  • Sea waves of seismic origin
  • Standing waves or seiches
  • Gravity waves

Wavelength

Short wave - 100 m

Average wave 100–200 m

Long wave 201 m +

In our map we do not distinguish between the different types of waves, but we visualize the wind waves. We are using the colors from the Douglas scale / Seastate scale. BLUE is Seastate 1, where the waves are between 0 - 0.1 mtrs. RED color is Seastate 8, where the waves are between 9.0 mtrs - 14 mtrs.

Ocean currents

Winds, water density and tides "create" ocean currents. Earth's rotation causes ocean currents in the Northern Hemisphere to veer to the right and in the Southern Hemisphere to the left. We measure Ocean currents in mtrs / sec. The scientific way of measuring waves are; sverdrup (sv), where 1 sv is equivalent to a volume flow rate of 1,000,000 m3 (35,000,000 cu ft) per second.

Precipitation

We measure precipitation in mm/day. In this map we do nor separate different types of precipitation.

You can see the following colors on the map. Light blue defines the precipitation rate to be up to 8,64 mm /last 24 hours, while the darkest red define the precipitation rate to be above 304,13 mm/last 24 hours.

This is the edition of Maritime Optima's weather map, and it is based on public available weather data sources. Our team is constantly working on the software improvements, including this feature.

At the moment weather layers are available only on the web version.

If you have any questions, please just send us an e-mail: post@maritimeoptima.com or an in app chat so we can help 😊

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