“Yachting Weather” is the cost-free and user friendly weather App for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad to receive precise sea weather predictions for the next 3 days (2 days on iPad) - or with an upgrade to “Yachting Weather EXPERIENCE”- for the next five days.
You receive all marine weather predictions according to your current GEO location or any other sea area worldwide determined by GPS, a single click on the map tool or by manual input.
Whether you are sailing, motor yachting or doing other water sport activities, you can configure “Yachting Weather” exactly to your needs with numerous options.
The forecasts for the next three days come in six hour intervals (for five days in three hour intervals with “Yachting Weather EXPERIENCE”) and are available worldwide.
Due to the high spatial resolution of 0,15° to 0,25° (which is comparable to approx 12x12 sea miles). Conventional GFS weather models work with a resolution of 0,5° to 1° and assume equal weather conditions for a sea area of 60 x 60 nautical miles. On open sea or nearby the coastline a high resolution forecast for wind and waves can be advantageous. Changing winds, gusts or rough sea within short distances could be missed by large scale forecast models.
Besides a higher spatial resolution WEATHER365 weather models integrate topographical, geographical and vegetal characteristics - especially of the coastal areas - which have influence on weather trends and weather evolution. Even bathymetry data are included because of their impact on wave height and length.
You receive exact predictions for your designated position.
All weather data are based on optimized WRF and Wave Watch III weather models and calculated and updated four times a day by WEATHER365.
(wave data is only available for overseas territories, inland waters are not covered)
With an Upgrade to “Yachting Weather EXPERIENCE” you get the predictions of the professionals:
Predictions for the next 5 days in a three hour rhythm - permanent and worldwide.
Available forecast data:
• Storm risk
• Wind speed
• Wind direction
• Wave heights
• Wave directions
• Wave frequency
• Air Pressure
• Common weather condition
• Air humidity
• Precipitation risk
• Amount of precipitation
• iCloud sync of all your locations
• Forecast Graph and Wind Radar
• Compact Forecast
• Today Widget
• Apple Watch App + Complications
• Support for iPad Splitview
• Optimized for VoiceOver
You always can decide whether you want to configure your GEO position by
• GPS GEO tracking
• Fingertipping on the map tool
• Or manual input
Individual configuration of your adjustments for:
Speeds, distances, air pressure, amount of precipitation and temperature
• Bugfixes and Improvements
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Good and bad
Here's the good: I get the most accurate wind forecasts using this app. I drop a pin on the map in the area I do most if my sailing and I think it leveraged forecasts from surrounding areas to get the forecast for this one spot. More accurate than the five other apps I use.
Here's the bad: I can get a forecast for 11am and then 5pm, not in between. Apparently, if I pay the $8 for the pro version I can also get 2pm. Really?! That's it?!
And to the reviewer who complained wave height isn't in there, well I see it. Might be only for certain locations.
NONSENSICAL UI & SETINGS
DEVELOPERS: Please READ, and DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS APP!
No professional weather forecast defaults wind direction as the direction the wind is blowing “to”. NONE. Wind direction is ALWAYS stated as “out of”. ALWAYS. No exceptions. Well, except this app. And, that is not “inverted” - your default is what is inverted!
Also, who states precipitation as “mm/in”, or “L/m2”? How about a straight depth in inches, mm or meters?
Why would someone endeavor to write an app about a subject of which they seem to have so little apparent knowledge (either weather or sailing)?
Have you ever heard of distances being stated in terms of “Metrical/Imperial”? Me neither! How do I get nautical vs. statute miles? And, what does “mp/h” even mean for speed?
MAKE KNOTS AT OPTION FOR ALL SPEED SETTINGS! It should even be the DEFAULT! Sailors don’t use miles per hour or meters met hour - THEY USE KNOTS!
There are undefined symbols for waves, with numbers that are frightening. What does “7s 9m” represent? It isn’t listed in the key.
Makes me not trust any app from ESIRION.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your feedback.
We will take your concerns and try to improve or change some parts of our app accordingly.
However, a few of the points raised cannot be changed, as they are intended to be exactly the same and make our app more user-friendly for the majority of our users.
Our app has also been designed internationally and therefore contains values for precipitation rates and speeds which are also used outside the USA.
We work closely with real sailors and weather service providers to develop our app and therefore discuss the features and settings provided in our app with them before making them public.
Insufficient help info
I supposed the forecast is only as good as the data received from the weather services, but as I write, seas are running 90 degrees from what the forecast shows, and ha for most of the day.
The descriptions of the forecast icons are too vague. “Wave heights” - is that peaks, averages, or what? A single number for wave heights is minimally helpful. What about swells?
I find the app minimally helpful, mostly because it isn’t even remotely accurate!
- ESIRION AG
- 85.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 and watchOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2010-2018 ESIRION AG
- In-App Purchases
- YW EXPERIENCE - 1 year $7.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.