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Wind and weather forecast for kiters, surfers, pilots, sailors and anyone else.

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Windy and what they use it for.
  • Radar glitch or something really strange happening?
    From just now, appears at all zoom levels and doesn't look like the usual spikes seen on radar, and defnitely those aren't this long. Maybe it's Maverick leaving NAS Fallon at Mach 10 :) ? - Source: Reddit / about 11 hours ago
  • Weather planing for photoshoots
    In addition to clear outside, I also use between the 2 you can get a good idea of what is likely to happen. - Source: Reddit / about 24 hours ago
  • Newcastle max temp forecast for today: 34 from BOM (ABC News last night) and 27 from ECMWF HRES (via at the same time. BOM forecast was repeated at 4.45am this morning. BOM looks to be way off.
    The problem is the main thing I care about is the reported temperature tomorrow for Newcastle, and a kind of "will it rain" idea (should I ride my bike). The stats on temperature that are available seem to indicate (i.e. ECMWF) is better. - Source: Reddit / 14 days ago
  • What’s your favorite thing to do in rainy bangkok?
    I use and try to guesstimate what might happen from there. Anything more than three, or even two, days out it a total crap-shoot though. u/Sust-fin above is right. All the apps seem pretty damned useless. In the depths of rainy season (which isn't next week) you find out what 'monsoon' really means and it can rain harder than any umbrella will help you with. This time of year just carry an umbrella with... - Source: Reddit / 12 days ago
  • Newcastle max temp forecast for today: 34 from BOM (ABC News last night) and 27 from ECMWF HRES (via at the same time. BOM forecast was repeated at 4.45am this morning. BOM looks to be way off.
    The BoM temperature is forecast and measured at Nobbys Head right next to the lighthouse (32.9185 S 151.7985 E). is from 32.930 S 151.780 E next to the Grammar School. They're 2.15 km apart. - Source: Reddit / 14 days ago
  • Is there a BETTER Weather applet for Cinnamon that actually works?
    Yeah you got right - just forget about it. Go to instead - its fun and visually quite beautiful. - Source: Reddit / 17 days ago
  • or for sailing?
    I recently bought and found that my friend sailing is using They both seem to almost do the same thing, but I generally get a bit more sailing info from Not sure which are more accurate or if they do the same thing. Apparently used to be windity or something, then came into play in 2015, then windity changed their name to in 2017 and it's confusing when... - Source: Reddit / 18 days ago
  • What is the best forecast App to use in Australia 🇦🇺?
    BOM gfor forecast, but for info.... The glorious app called is amazing. Including Doppler weather radars...all of them on the world map, webcams... Almost too much info!! - Source: Reddit / 20 days ago
  • Local Weather Updates app for a map of wind speeds/directions. - Source: Reddit / 23 days ago
  • On Simbrief I can see a wind of 50 kts at my cruise level (FL340), but in MSFS the wind is 3x stronger (160 kts). So... is it a known bug or what is the explanation?
    Or if in doubts... See the altitude bar on - Source: Reddit / 26 days ago
  • Anyone noticing a white ash/ dust particulate falling over MD/PA/WV? WVDEP currently investigating. and provide some data. Play with the controls in the drop down menus. - Source: Reddit / 26 days ago
  • Once this weather calms down it’s time to get to work with this fresh arrival of 6k 14-bit greatness.
    Excellent advice. I gotta practice in the sim. Any recommendations? BTW, I like to check out the wind forecast. - Source: Reddit / 28 days ago
  • How long does pow drop last on icecoast?
    Well nobody actually knows for sure. It depends on the temperatures. Ususally first week of March is ok. I see the wx models have rain now in store for the 4th, and above zero temps, and windy. So it seems the season will remain iffy til the end. Check and set it to the ECMWF model for Tremblant. - Source: Reddit / 29 days ago
  • damn its windy out in SD
    Here's a good website to track current wind speeds and gusts in your neighborhood: - Source: Reddit / 28 days ago
  • Russian ammo depot destroyed in Mariupol at night
    If the winds are right and they were from a quick check on just after the first reports the range of the regular M30 missile could work. Ukraine is not afraid to risk the Himars launchers for the right reason as I saw a video a couple of days ago of a Russian drone watching a Himars launch and then scoot as counter battery fire came in so they were fairly close to the front line. - Source: Reddit / 28 days ago
  • FYI, snow possible on the ENTIRE PCT over the next 5 days
    According to, right now, all 2,600+ miles of the trail is expected to get a minimum of 5" of snow over the next five days. The (probably inaccurate) forecast for Campo is 13". Hikertown: 3+ FEET. Except for Scissors Crossing, the southernmost area to get less than a foot is Lassen National Park. - Source: Reddit / 28 days ago
  • Swimming off Greek islands
    Naxos should be nice! In July and August there may be days with strong winds from the north/northwest. The flatter water to swim in will be from beaches that are south-facing. You can check the current wind and forecasts at or Often (but not always) the mornings are calmest and the wind will build in strength during the day. You might even be tempted to learn windsurfing or kitesurfing... - Source: Reddit / 29 days ago
  • Stranded in Ait Ben Haddou
    Unfortunately, I think that the roads will be closed for the next 5 days. You can check, heavy snows in the atlas mountains. I would highly recommend you to check for a better hotel where you can stay but don't risk taking the roads, some buses or taxis could propose to you to drive you to Marrakech but it's risky. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Should i be concerned that two cyclones in the indian ocean are headed for mauritius?
    Check to see their estimated trajectories. The first one is expected to move down and dissiapte due to cooler water and the second one still maintains their route to us... - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Does anyone have a current map of where the toxic Ohio cloud is and/or a predictive model of where it's heading?
    This tracks real time wind movement. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Visiting soon: what Weather App ?
    I like, sometimes I use for a quick radar glance, metservice 3-day rain radar is nice too. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago

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