It’s probably a bug. I have noticed the same and someone on the forums suggested loading the flight in clear weather mode and then select live weather. I have been doing that and so far live weather worked everytime.
Yup. Very important. Once the weather breaks, it’s broken until you restart the sim. You have to do this “fix” on the first flight, and then select your live weather manually for all subsequent flight. And it will work for all.
If you select Live Weather before going into your first flight, it may work that first time, but will break for subsequent flights, and this workaround won’t work until you restart the sim.
I did find a way to get real weather to work in the following scenario, but I haven’t repeated enough yet to know if it works all the time.
If you have completed a flight, and want to start a second flight, turn off the engines/fuel (to force the flight log entry), then go back to the globe and create your next flight.
Like I said, I’ve only had a chance to test it once so far. Your mileage may vary
My live weather used to work great but its awful now. You can actually tell before you go into a flight if its going work or not. When i first open the game and launch a session it works great, im currently in a 700 mile trip in the TBM. When i land shut down and end flight, i know for a fact that it’ll be clear sky all across the globe. You can see this by clicking “Set Destination” on different airports or locations around the world on the globe screen and looking at the top right corner to see how the weather looks, it will never change. Once you close the game and re-open it, the weather will be fixed again.
Best way to check weather without having to load a game each time:
That’s technically a continuation of the same flight. As long as you don’t exit the world and go back to the home screen, the weather will continue working. As long as you don’t care to fly at another location, that’s certainly an option.