Now Musk is playing weather god

Ad Stoffelen from the Meteorologicak Institute KNMI in the Netherlands has come to the conclusion that the increasing number of Starlink antennas are disrupting weather satellites and their ability to accurately forecast the weather.

The points where the anttenas are appear as though the air is full of moisture. Also increasingly a problem, the satellites need to gain good information over the oceans and at the poles, but, because these are areas with no traditional broadband, they are increasingly turning to Starlink on drilling stations, ships etc. which is decreasing the accuracy of the weather models. Other services that are supposed to compete with Starlink are also planned, which will exaserbate the problem even further.

(Original German report, a quick search didn’t bring up any English language sites covering them, maybe they will appear later today…)