Used by over 6000 Victorians now, the Vic Wind app provides free and accurate weather observation and forecast information across Victoria and more recently all other Australian states (including South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania).
This free iPhone and iPad app displays real time sea and land wind conditions, as well as current air and sea temperatures, tide and sunrise and sunset information. The app also allows you to configure wind notifications so you can be notified when it's windy, or not. Never miss a session again!
A Weather page displays a 7-day weather forecast for a specified location also.
Vic Wind app is great for windsurfers, kite-surfers, sailors, surfers, SUPers, fishermen, swimmers, cyclists, hikers, golfers and all other individuals involved in outdoor activities and those interested in Victoria’s weather conditions.
-Displays real-time wind observations visually on a map for weather stations across Victoria and Australia, showing wind average speed, direction, gust and air temperature.
-Shows wind history for each station in an interactive graph format, with 3 days of history for each weather station and data at 10 minute intervals.
-Lets users know when the next wind observations will be available via a countdown timer.
-Includes a Weather page showing a detailed 7-day weather forecast for a specified location, as well as land temperatures and sun rise/set information.
-Displays interactive wind and wave forecast maps.
-Displays tide information for various locations across Victoria.
-Shows weather forecast information from various sources such as Bouy Weather, Seabreeze, Coastalwatch and Port of Melbourne Corporation.
-Includes features for sharing content via SMS and Email.
-Free wind notifications to let you know when it's windy! You can configure these based on wind speed, wind direction and wind gust. It includes a do not disturb feature as well. You can specify upto 5 wind notifications per device.
Ratings and Reviews
BOM is always right ... somewhere
Excellent thank you.
MetEye doesn’t work on my iPhone but VicWind does and seems to give the same info ??
We sail on Port Phillip ie Melbourne but the BoM’s forecast is a Gale Warning ... somewhere on the Bay.
VicWind gives us a more definitive indication of where the wind strengths are, allowing us to go sailing with more confidence about the variable and quickly changing conditions at 38 South.
Would you please add isobars :) It would be nice to compare those synoptic 4 day forecasts and see how they are tracking.
Very useful site
VIC Wind app is a very resourceful site where updated information could be found in a reliable manner.
Only basic knowledge is required to navigate the site. It is also important to follow the right beacon to get the most relevant information location wise.
Also, like most things in real world, weather forecasts should be taken with a little bit of caution, as weather conditions change quickly in this particular corner of the continent.
Everything in one place
Love this app for simplicity of use, accessibility to all that you need and availability of real time data. Recommended this to Vic Coast Guard who were also impressed!
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- Usage Data
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- Chris Ackland
- 24.9 MB
- Requires iOS 13.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.1 or later.
- Requires a Mac with Apple M1 chip and macOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Vic Wind
- In-App Purchases
- Monthly Subscription $1.49
- Yearly Subscription $13.99
- Weekly Subscription $0.49
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.