No cloud turbulences, no weather turbulences, planes seem to be « on rail »

The reason we have no or very little cloud/weather turbulences is because everything has been limited, due to complaints from casual players don’t understanding aerodynamics, combined with bugs.

Asobo wants to improve it first and add different visualizations before they give us more realism.
All of the interview parts and informations can be found in my thread right here:

Thermals, Up/Downdrafts - missing implementation


Guys you’ll tell me but it looks like updraft/dowdraft feel stronger than before imo, same for orographic air mass/winds around and above the relief since the last update/hot fixes, am I wrong?

Yesterday I was flying the JF PA28 at LFCB, spot where I flew the Robin DR400 for only 3 days around in real (I’m not qualified for VFR flight operations in moutainous area only VFR/IFR but you know things happen off the beaten track sometimes in aviation if you don’t put yourself in a situtation that you don’t want to get in!) Anyway this very short experience of flying in mountain was enough to remember the kind of turb I’ve been through especially when it strongly affected my airspeed because of strong winds due to aspirities/relief in particular, which was exactly the case somehow yesterday in MFS2020.
At FL095 ISA+ 13 (less air density, 3 pax on board 50% of fuel, so that heavy bird at high altitude not really recommended for the sake of safety but just to test in the sim), I almost reached VSw from around 110 kt to 83 kt (no flaps, heavy bird) because of downdraft that put the airplane in a such a lost of 700 ft and indicated airspeed in a very short time combined to a “high” OAT at this flight level; guys again it felt so real as never…

In MFS2020 turb engine start to be very interesting because of many variables turb that I don’t have in XP/Active sky eventually if I do compare in an easy way, in which the Turb engine feels more like a “binairy system” somehow" maybe more accurate live weather than MFS2020 thanks to Active Sky but not so many variables about the turb (I’m not an expert at all in dynamics/physics but that’s the way it feels on my side based on my real body memories/experiences in the air)…

Anyway, did the devs open the doors, step by step of the limitations concerning updraft/downdraft/convective winds? I have no certitude just feelings… or is it because of the last update/hotfix that collects more weather data including air mass movement/winds, no idea but it feels more realistic as never imo, give me your feelings/impressions/ideas which is the topic by the way.

Happy Landings Captains!

I wish buddy!

I’ve already voted, and for all the votes that concern the weather/dynamics/physics by the way.
Let’s Wait & See for the next Sim-update!


Yesterday the curiosity of testing a flight with severe weather conditions hit me, I used the cesna Longitude, and I realized that even when entering dense clouds, the aircraft practically does not suffer stimuli from the external environment, it is very strange, because I remember after being released it very well simulated severe turbulences.

Can someone tell me if there was any change in the meter?

Depends on what you mean by “storm clouds”. If they’re cumulonimbus, sure, you should get turbulence. If they’re stratus clouds you won’t. Do you mean thunderstorm clouds or flat, dark grey clouds?

They had to dial those back down, because people were complaining about planes being rocked around in severe convection. :/.
As far as I know, they are working on certain “systems” to “educate” players on downdrafts and updrafts and all of that, and only THEN they will increase the up/downdrafts again.
Let’s hope it’s sooner rather than later.


wow … I was a little frustrated with what I read in your comment, so I think I’m really sure and that the turbulence is not really well represented as before … :pensive: :disappointed_relieved:

Can you share the name of the mod?

My topic was deleted based on the rules of this forum that say that it is forbidden to ask for votes via my post… I just tried to help to raise our voices but…

Just uninstalled MF2020 because there is no sign that Asobo will care about the lack of turbulence, on the contrary they did step back and there is no sign that they will respect their promises when they claimed that they will bring the best system weather never done and realistic one. I don’t make it up, it’s so clear in their advertised videos…

Hopefully you’ll get more votes and I’ll be back once the weather/turb will be realistic. Meanwhile let’s go back to Xplane, there I got my CB/TS Turb! :wink:

Happy Landings guys!


Uninstalled a long time ago too. I paid the Game pass for way too long without using the sim anymore. Really disappointing

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Voted. I noticed it was missing except when I fly over mountains.

according to the roadmap , weatherupdates are planned.

Just voted this thread, is there an official timeline from asobo when this turbulence will be implemented?

Noting official I think. They said there’s a major weather engine overhaul planned somewhen next year while we may see some minor improvements at the end of this year.

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Where did they say that ?

Right here (37:55 timestamp). They also talk about the thermals etc later on.

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The Engine overhaul is more focused on the general data (like where does it rain, where is it windy and so on), but no update for turbulences itself.

The second question about thermals was actually from me and they didn’t really answer it, only they gonna work on it later and mentioned the glider developer. So the best bet is: turbulences, up/down drafts, thermals gonna be introduced next year together with the glider release, because they have to update something to make them work within the sim (but could be by the end of next year, just like the helicopters).

We gonna get more information with the next Dev update this thursday, because my thread Thermals, up & down drafts - realism update needed! made it into the top 50


Already looking forward to the Q&A. And crossing fingers that we’ll get plenty of info about bugs and missing features.

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So i didn’t remember hearing in the latest Q&A session about turbulence in clouds only wake turbulence eventually in 2022, didn’t I get it right?

You’re right! I didn’t hear it neither… Unfortunately we will still be able to fly a C152 in thunderstorm without any turb associated to severe weather conditions like in arcade mode (no convective winds where it is simulated in Xplane/Active Sky), at least by flying MFS2020 we are allowed to fly any GA no matter the weather conditions are and then we can make beautiful eye-candy screenshots of CB/TS ! :sweat_smile: :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

Anyway it’s a big time joke that they didn’t really care about realism. Just talking around that’s it…

However we had enough votes to raise our voices about Thermals, up and downdrafts wind that is planned in 2022!!!
Still updraft/downdraft limited at 1000 ft/min!!! ??! … an other joke that kills immersion and realism.

They only talked about gust winds by the way (can’t figure out that what we call it a “Flight Simulator for simmers” as Jorge said in the Q&A but the game doesn’t simulate the minimum, even Gust winds and other realistic features not-simulated as well which are the corner stone of a Flight Simulator!) but at least they will care about Gust Winds in the new sim update 6, not that bad let’s put that way despite a big frustration! …
Well I’ll fly MFS2020 back in 2022 when it will provide the minimum realism required.