Over the last week or so the weather in the UK has been pretty awful at times, strong gusting winds and solid unbroken cloud from a few hundred feet all the way up to around 7-8000 feet. Certainly not VFR weather. Flight Sim ATIS was reporting the usual few clouds at 800ft, few clouds at 1100ft etc. The words “few”, “broken” etc. have specific defined meanings in terms of Octas of cloud cover at specific height intervals in the real Met world.
In addition to this the wind speeds reported by ATC and experienced in-game were significantly higher than the real world METARs, it seemed as if the AI was combining the gust speed with the average speed and using the total as the reported wind speed.
I don’t expect or need the sim weather to be up to the minute exactly as I see it out the window, I just want whatever weather data they receive to be reported and used correctly in the sim, because at the moment there seems to be a disconnect between weather, ATIS and ATC. (And I won’t mention the ATC bug that sends us to the opposite take off direction for the reported wind… Oops I did)
Now I think about it most of the bugs that have long plagued this sim are to do with the AI implementation, so as Asobo are the lead developers I think they should be kicking some Blackshark a**!