Weather detection

Hi there,

is there an option to get a roughly idea about the weather for a gauge?

What I intend to do is to decrease the range of a radio beacon signal in overcasting conditions and especially when flying through a thunderstorm. I know about the "AMBIENT IN CLOUD" Variable, which will be a quick-and-dirty solution, but if there is another, more accurate way, I would be glad to hear about it.


Lefteris Kalamaras

Staff member
FSDevConf team
Hi Vitus-

weather is the one area where FS could have been improved in terms of the SDK - SimConnect provides cloud density but NOT cloud precipitation, so you can't accurately receive information that would correspond to what real-world instruments do.

If you want to approximate, though, SimConnect does provide several weather-related structure units which might come "close".