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 HD 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
• SNOW PROFILE: temperature at the top/bottom of the slope and information about skiing spots. Compare precipitation forecasts on one graph to plan your best snow ride.
• Kite size recommendations based on wind forecast
• Weather history (archive) for 2012-2018: 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.
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Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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.
Subscriptions by deception. Placement of continue without subscribing way out of line of sight
App itself is pretty much replicated by other apps that display wind grids such as Windy (red colored icon) or Ventusky so you may want to avoid this app to not accidentally get deceived into subscribing into a trial period of which turns into a paid subscription after a short period of time.
Presentation of data is nice and app can be customized to purpose you want (water or air sports for starters)
This app gets lots of accidental subscription complaints because the continue (or next button) is far away from the center of the screen when presented with subscribe choices.
The actual button bypass committing to any subscription is black text on blue background in upper right corner. Very hard to see by design unless you have superior color differentiation vision. It is by design meant to not be seen.
To re-iterate, if you don’t want to subscribe to any subscriptions, be sure to look for the option in upper right corner of screen when presented with free trial subscription options or you will be inadvertently subscribing to some very expensive subscriptions!
Developer Response ,
Hello Allen! Thank you for your detailed review! It seems like you've had experience with many weather applications and we'd be very interested to know more about your user experience with Windy. What should we add/change/remove? What crucial features and datasets are we lacking? What do you think about the content of the free version of the app and subscription options? Your feedback would be very much appreciated at email@example.com. Also, we'd be happy to deal with any questions you have about your subscription and the app.
- Windy Weather World Inc
- 152.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- © 2018 Windy Weather World Inc
- In-App Purchases
- WiNDY PRO $9.99
- WiNDY PRO $4.99
- WiNDY PRO $14.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.