Allow more flexible selections for units (e.g. m/s, knots, etc.)
example: "In the UK, we use Celsius and mph as our main units for wind and temperature, but the options are Fahrenheit and mph, or Celsius and km/h. It would be good to have 'true' English units that are standard here in the UK."
World wide standard for sailors is Knots - mph and kph are for the normal old user, not us who own PWS's! ... please - give us the options!
I see wind speed is given in km/h in metric system.
Here in Norway we normally use m/s.
Would be great if it could be possible to specify this, not only the choise metric. This is for the PC/iPad/iphone versions.
In the UK, we use celcius and mph as our main units for wind and temperature, but the options are farenheit and mph, or Celsius and km/h. It would be good to have 'true' English units that are standard here in the UK.
I’ve merged some similar ideas — it sounds like the general consensus is that we should allow more flexible options for units. It needs to be more than just “English” or “metric.”
Please add m/s as an option for wind speed!
Claes Eiken commented
Please add Meters Pr. Second.. We use that in the whole scandinavia. Comeon how hard can it be, please look a bit more far than your own english countries.
Erik Utne Eikehaugen commented
You definitely have to add m/s as an option on wind measurement....
John Hanig commented
I definitely would like to see a possibility of viewing wind speed in knots as an option, just as we can currently choose between displaying temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius scales.
Ron Kleverlaan commented
Wind in KNOTS is indeed a MUST for windsurfers and other watersports as well as for aviation, just added my PWS especially for the windsurf and watersport community here, km/h is NOT a good unit to display wind. Thanks for adding this, hope we will see the knots appearing soon!
Alexis Odysseos commented
Knots is a must for windsurfers! Thanks for looking into it as soon as you can!
And at minimum the nordic countries ALWAYS use "meter/second" when discussing wind speeds. kph (more correctly written as km/h) is only used for speed of things like cars e.t.c. NOT wind.
I can't give you a time estimate right now. We're doing a lot of improvements to the website currently. But it's on our high priority list, and it definitely will be done.
It would be nice to use the British measurement, is this going to be done in the near future?
Yes please we use ours for sports safety and many sports need wind in Knots
I would also like see a more flexible selection of units. I find the U.S. standard of inHg for barometric pressure horrible. In all other apps, and websites I visit I use millibars exclusively for barometric pressure. If not available on an app or website, I don't use it. Weather Underground is the only remaining website/app that I still use displaying in inHg. I hope you will soon have a millibar option - getting impatient.
Come on, Weather Underground! Get a move on!
I agree that more choice of units is urgently needed. As an aviator, I use knots for wind and Celsius (centigrade) for temperature. This is the agreed aviation standard worldwide (only a very small number of countries have all metric units). This shouldn't be hard to arrange.
My memory might be deceiving me but I think that when I first joined the Weather Underground many years ago, it was possible then.
Angela, please update the situation. This is getting ridiculous.
This has been under review for quite a while.
Please let us have an update.
I've noticed on the Current Conditions page, down the bottom showing nearby Weather Stations - the wind is now showing m/s as well.. ::West at 3.2 km/h / 0.9 m/s::
Whilst its nice to see this - we WANT THE OPTION to set these things. Having English/Metric is factually incorrect. It's Imperial/Metric/English (because the english have their own hybrid mix of both??). But I want for example, as do anyone who is nautical/sailing Temperature in Degree's Celclius, and Wind in Knots... the option to choose for each measurement. It's not as simple as English/Metric... hope that makes sense. I've got about 100 people waiting for the option to use Knots on Wunderground, so it would be awesome if we can!
It's been 46 days since you commented on this request and changed the status of this request to "UNDER REVIEW", Angela. Please can you make an acknowledgement as to what is the current stage in progress?
Is this actually "UNDER REVIEW"? No, it doesn't look like it.
Yes, at the moment the site is slightly useful - but allowing for correct and proper options for measurement to worldwide standards will make Wunderground the best hands down...and invaluable to thousands and thousands of users. Please give this one some priority - it's a pretty simple option adjustment - the options are there for other formats, so it's only adding some conversions! :-) Thanks in advance.
1 month has gone since you said you were going to act on it. Come on.