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15 minutes ago, Steve_Ellis said:

I still cannot fathom out why we have tried to re-invent the wheel sometimes and stay with consistent data and a fantastic delivery system ( Activesky )

I'll be buying it again as soon as ActiveSky releases a 2020 version. Which I assume they at some point will, though they've not announced anything about it that I've seen.

 

 

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All live weather features do work in North America except wind. There is a bug in the sim that prevents wind from being injected at any airport in the US. Wind will always show 225 degrees at 3 knots. Surface and upper winds do work when loading at an airport in the UK. I have had several successful live weather flights in the US with clouds, rain, pressure and temperature, but never any wind other than 225/03

There is another bug that all users need to be aware of. Live weather will only work on initial load at a given airport. If you fully load into a scenario, and then back out to the aircraft selection menu and change to a different aircraft, or different airport, live weather will be completely non-functional when loading back into the scenario after making the change. If you want to select a different aircraft or different airport, and still receive live weather, it is necessary to completely exit from the sim and start over.

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Jim Barrett

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Usually works well for me, occasionally doesn’t at all (just defaults to clea4 skies). When it doesn’t it’s always over US. Rebooting the sim usually fixes it.


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Sometimes it takes a minute or so to update, but my cloud cover seems to do a fair job at matching live conditions. What I'm lacking is the wind. What is weird is that ATIS reports accurate wind, but it's not being simulated - wind socks are limp and flights are smooth. Now if I manually set the wind, the world and my aircraft behave like I would expect. So I don't know what is going on with wind.

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Hasn't worked for me at all as far as accuracy goes. Besides the 225 wind thing. I did a flight out of KLSE yesterday and the weather should have been clear and 35C temp with wind 170/9. MSFS gave me sct012 sct045 sct125 temp of 21 and wind 130/4 in the atis

I really hope they straightened this out as I was hoping not to need another weather engine 

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Friday night, we're watching a local HS football game in the Birmingham, AL area online.  Have FS2020 running with us at the stadium.   The game was in a lightning delay.   Didn't see the lightning on the sim.   


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I’ve checked the real world metar for each airport I’ve flown at each time before I started. It has never been accurate. Yesterday I tried to fly at an airport reporting winds 19G15 and when I loaded it and looked at the wind sock they were <= 3 kts. The wind indicator on the airport selector screen showed the same. 

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1 minute ago, FlyingInACessna said:

I’ve checked the real world metar for each airport I’ve flown at each time before I started. It has never been accurate. Yesterday I tried to fly at an airport reporting winds 19G15 and when I loaded it and looked at the wind sock they were <= 3 kts. The wind indicator on the airport selector screen showed the same. 

All US airports?

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3 minutes ago, DPSimulation said:

All US airports?

All that I’ve tried. (oh misread: every airport I flew in was a US airport except for one in Australia, which had incorrect winds and altimeter as well). Mostly on the west coast, but some in Hawaii, some in the Boston area, etc.

 

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For me weather doesn't work correctly even in Europe, for example today @ my home airport EPKK :

METAR EPKK 261400Z 23023KT 9999 SCT067 26/12 Q1006

in sim in the menu when I will select airport, rwy or stand the wind data and in general flight conditions are as they should be but when I will load the flight surface wind in Cessna with G1000 on PFD is showing like 3kts 😆 hopefully this will be fixed in first patch.

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I'm certainly seeing the same at US airports in terms of windspeed. I have had plenty of results with live weather though, at least it seemed to reflect how it looked on radar.

Not seen one issue in Europe as yet.

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It works except wind. Some people who has trouble with live weather fix it by running simulator as administrator. For everyone who has issue file a bug to zen desk. This way MSFS team take it to the list of priority items to fix


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Good weather / wind experiences around Europe , atm Southern Europe and winds kicking up to , at times 15+

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29 minutes ago, FlyingInACessna said:

I’ve checked the real world metar for each airport I’ve flown at each time before I started. It has never been accurate. Yesterday I tried to fly at an airport reporting winds 19G15 and when I loaded it and looked at the wind sock they were <= 3 kts. The wind indicator on the airport selector screen showed the same. 

If the airport was anywhere in the US, you will never get winds above 3 knots. Until this bug is fixed, if you want to see live weather winds in action, load at an airport in the UK.

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Jim Barrett

Licensed Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic, Avionics, Electrical & Air Data Systems Specialist. Qualified on: Falcon 900, CRJ-200, Dornier 328-100, Hawker 850XP and 1000, Lear 35, 45, 55 and 60, Gulfstream IV and 550, Embraer 135, Beech Premiere and 400A, MD-80.

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1 hour ago, JRBarrett said:

There is another bug that all users need to be aware of. Live weather will only work on initial load at a given airport. If you fully load into a scenario, and then back out to the aircraft selection menu and change to a different aircraft, or different airport, live weather will be completely non-functional when loading back into the scenario after making the change. If you want to select a different aircraft or different airport, and still receive live weather, it is necessary to completely exit from the sim and start over.

I know I have to reselect live weather when I go back to the menu to change planes/locations.  It defaults to manual weather every time.  Are we sure people have just not noticed then when reloading back in?  I would check but not at home at the moment.


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