Vic Wind 4+

Chris Ackland

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The Vic Wind app provides 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).

Most data presented in the app is sourced from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).

Vic Wind 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, wingers, fishermen, swimmers, cyclists, hikers, golfers and all other individuals involved in outdoor activities and those interested in Victoria’s weather conditions.

Key Features:
-Data is sourced from the Australia Bureau of Meteorology.
-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 5 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.
-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.

- Most data in the Vic Wind app is sourced from the Australia Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).

- To view the app's terms of use, please visit:

What’s New

Version 5.5.1

- New statistics page available for each weather station showing historical wind data summary (for last 60 days) as well as min/max wind/temperature readings
- Observation graphs now include air temperature data
- Observation graphs now include sunrise/set data
- New setting on observation graph to control appearance of graphs
- Apparent air temperature is now displayed on maps
- New setting on map pages to control appearance of maps
- Removed annotations/labels on background maps to make it easier to read wind readings
- The 'next reading' text is shown in red when new data is available
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
354 Ratings

354 Ratings

JJ-123456789 ,

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.

Cheers jj

NikWind ,

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.

Developer Response ,

Appreciate the feedback and comments. Thanks for using Vic Wind!

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Since when do we need to pay a subscription for this App?

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review and using Vic Wind. The reason for the new subscription is to keep the Vic Wind app online, and to allow me to continue improving the app. It costs to keep the app up and running, so the subscription is really a way to offset that and keep the app online and available for everyone to use. Appreciate the support, and thanks for using Vic Wind. Chris

App Privacy

The developer, Chris Ackland, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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