Vic Wind 4+

Chris Ackland

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 414 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The Vic Wind app provides accurate and reliable 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 observations, 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 or the perfect conditions for your activity.

Recently tides have been enhanced to show a 2 week tide forecast outlook for your chosen location.

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, snorkelling, cyclists, hikers, golfers and all other individuals involved in outdoor activities and those interested in Victoria’s weather conditions.

You can use this app to know if you will be riding your bike into a head wind or having a tail wind.

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 7 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.
-Displays ocean sea temperatures along with 3 year history of sea temperatures for various locations around Port Phillip Bay and the Victorian coast
-Shows weather forecast information from various sources such as Bouy Weather, Seabreeze, Coastalwatch and Port of Melbourne Corporation.
-Wind alerts/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 5.5.6

- Sea temperatures are now showing and being updated daily

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
414 Ratings

414 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!

Warwick Lee ,

Great App

I have too many hobbies...... Surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, paddle boarding, foil boarding & snowboarding .....and then some more. This is my go to app every time! Have recommended it to so many people. Power to Vic Wind! Thanks.

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.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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