WINDY - wind, waves, tides forecast and local communities for wind sports and outdoor activities.
If you are a kiter, surfer, sailor, fisherman, windsurfer, paraglider, skydiver or any other wind lover/ hater - this app is for you! WINDY is also a beautiful hurricane tracker. Watch the hurricane thru Windy and be safe!
• Beautiful animated wind map with HDR mode
• Global 1- and 3-hours wind and weather forecast for the next 10 days (GFS 27)
• Waves and tides
• Real-time wind data from weather stations
• Lots of different spots rated by popularity to search and to explore
• Useful chats for getting in touch with locals
• Wind barbs on the map for sailors
• 10 Days Forecast history
• Kite size recommendations based on wind forecast
• Weather history (archive) for 2012-2017: view wind data, temperature (day and night) and atmospheric pressure. Weather archive will help you to choose the best month for travel to the spot.
• Special offers on spots - all discounts on equipment, lessons, accommodation and more!
The free version allows you to use basic app functions.
WINDY PRO Account auto-renewable subscription allows using all functions of this app. Subscription length periods: 1 month with 3 days free trial, and 1 year with 7 days free trial.
Payment for WINDY PRO Account subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes account at the time of purchase. Your subscription will be automatically renewed every 30 or 365 days. If you have never subscribed to a monthly Premium account subscription before, you will have the option of getting a free 3/7-day trial period. Cancelling the trial period will immediately disable your subscription.
Payment for subscription renewals will be charged to your account within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can disable subscription renewal in your iTunes account settings on your device.
Created by kite addicted for wind addicted! Be WINDY. Join us!
Waiting for your feedback and recommendations. Help us to make the best wind sports app!
NEW IN WINDY
Welcome a new model: we have added GFS+, where "+" stands for more wind!
We have also fixed French, German and Japanese localizations and have added Korean.
Ratings and Reviews
Great, Versatile App for Water/Wind Sports
I almost exclusively use Windy for sailing in and around NYC. The different models coupled with the cloud, rain, and temperature forecasts are great. I haven’t found a better interface and I’ve tried nearly a dozen other apps before being told of Windy.
I wish there was Apple Watch support like complications or a fully native Watch App. I have other sailing complications installed and being able to glance and current or forecasted wind conditions at once would be great.
I also wish there were a way to lock or snap the view to the current date/time without hiding the legend. It would make a small but impactful change when using the app to look several hours/days ahead.
Some stations are real-time and give you current sustained and gusts. It would be great if Windy could plot both over time in one view.
Finally, I’ve noticed that tide data for the NYC area isn’t always accurate. Recently it said high tide was several hours sooner than my guide books indicated and so it’s not as helpful there as it should.
Still, it’s a great app and part of my arsenal of tools to plan, prepare, and track my sailing. And I hope it continues to improve its features as it has added new forecasting models and data points.
Most thorough and well designed wind/weather app
I use this app for sailing. I have downloaded many wind forecast apps, but beyond dedicated weather routing software none come close to the beauty, design, and depth that windy has.
First, the interface is simple, easy to navigate, customizable, and puts all the data you need right at your finger tips.
Second is the breath of numerical models. In North America you have the trusty GSF, but you also get the benefits of the NAM model and the ICON model. In Europe they have a whole suite of models
available as well. The wind data from all these models can be displayed at the same time so you can use the real world conditions to see which model seems to line up best and thus guide your choices.
Third, local wind related shops can advertise in the app. I used it to find boat rentals near me when I go traveling.
All in all it is a fantastic app. I wish the developer would make a similar platform except that would incorporate other parameters of the various numerical models so I could have this same interface for parameters such as winds aloft or precipitation. It would also be fun to have some of these other parameters on the global view as well.
Great for Wind Direction and Speed
The original site stated this would always be free. Sadly that did not stay true. However, if you are one that truly wants to know about wind and waves, this app is stellar. I really don’t like paying for an app, this one has been well worth it. Good for surfing, sailing, diving, kite flying or whatever activity you would like to know the accurate wind for. Especially helpful during the tropical storms that we get where I live. Get this app, you will not be disappointed!
- Windy Weather World Inc
- 97.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Windy Weather World Inc
- In-App Purchases
- WINDY PRO account $29.99
- WiNDY PRO $9.99
- WINDY PRO account - 1 month $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.