“Windy” Weather App/Site

Discussion in 'Meteo & Astro' started by oreocereus, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. oreocereus

    oreocereus Section Hiker

    I came across this app, Windy, after spending a week or so on a friend’s boat (she used it as her main weather info).

    It’s very beautifully designed, and very detailed.

    I don’t know enough about various weather data sources to know how reliably it might compare to metoffice in the UK or MeteoFrance in France (both I’ve found very good) - maybe someone else can chime in. Metoffice have quite a good app, meteofrance have a terrible app (and the website is hard to use on phones).

    I don’t think it’d be a first choice for mountain forecast, but for other activities it’s got a lot of good info. EG Im cycle touring currently, I like to have a good predicted rain radar, and wind directions, to plan when I might set off in the day (if delaying an hour might save me getting soaked..) and which direction I might travel.
  2. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    Yep, found it pretty accurate for rain forecasts over the last few months.
  3. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

  4. oreocereus

    oreocereus Section Hiker

    Yes, those are my sources for mountain weather too.

    I made he thread because it’s seems to be a very good, and quite different tool to the mountain forecasts linked.

    Windy is so far much more useful for other walking, foreign countries, cycling and any other weather related needs. Apparently rather popular with marine sport type (sailors put me onto it). It’s also incredible detailed. The app is also much better than most I’ve used (I like the metoffice app, but windy is much more detailed).
    Haven’t used it long enough to know the data and models they use compare to metoffice and mwis, but it’s not as specialised as that.
    Though Martin above says he’s liking after a few months use..
  5. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    I wonder if it’s more accurate than Ventusky

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