New cloud coverage
In the last few weeks, we had some issues regarding the cloud coverage provided by Veðurstofa Íslands. We had to delay our synchronization with their servers but it results in not showing the cloud coverage most of the time. Moreover, the cloud coverage was only available for Iceland users.
We decided to stop using the data and move to a more global forecast model. We are now using the ICON-EU model, provided by DWD (German Meteorological Service). It has a more reliable synchronization time and also supports Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Iceland.
So we now finally have a 24 hours cloud coverage forecast for Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland. We also added more layers to the application. You can now see the total cloud coverage, or choose to show only one or more layers (low, middle, or high clouds).
While the ICON-EU forecast model has very little resolution, allowing to have very precise data for a small squared kilometer area, it has one downside of being cut off at the edges of the North-West of Iceland and on the Northeast part of Norway. We are looking into either using another forecast model to fill in these areas, or other alternatives.