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Windy.app: precise local wind & weather forecast

Windy.app: precise local wind & weather forecast

Windy Weather World Inc

Marine weather and precipitation forecast for outdoor activities on map & chart

4.6 Ratings 120K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

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  • img Expert
    1. Considering the vast amount of weather data, the beautiful UI design makes it super easy & enjoyable to read
    2. Numerous helpful widgets make your life much easier when you're surfing, fishing or doing any other activity that requires high focus
    3. Besides finding out the weather report for today & the future, you can also open a detailed weather archive for the 2012-2016 period

    Reviewed by Antonio Rozich on February 21, 2018

  • A narrow-minded review for the rest of us... Aug 10, 2020

    By Mc7859
    This is a very narrow-minded review for those of us who are just weather junkies - we're not flying kites (at least not every day), sailing boats, or otherwise out playing in the wind. We just want the best weather info available, both forecasted and observed. I've got every remotely serious weather app in the app store and subscribe to the premium services of a couple dozen of them. There's only one thing (in my opinion) that this app does that other available apps don't do better (and it's the only one that has this feature at all): it allows you to stack the parameters of several different models for easy comparison. I've created a custom profile that lets me see the model parameters I'm interested in grouped together for easy comparison: temperature, precip, wind, etc. The other Windy app's maps are far better, LuckGrib is far better at displaying the models and ALL the parameters, etc. I could go on with this sort of comparison for pages, but this app is the only that has the killer feature of letting me position the data in a chart in the order I want it - for that reason alone, I pay the subscription. Their support is also first class and they listen to requests from their users. But the custom profile comparison capability is the reason this app has a place on my home screen, and the reason I think it deserves 5 stars in a very crowded category.
  • TUNA FISHING Jun 4, 2021

    By TUNA FEVER
    My name is Bill Maxwell I am the owner and operator of the sport fishing boat TunaFever. From April through November my 57 foot sport fish weather permitting seven days a week between 45 and 55 miles offshore. We operate out of the Oregon in Inlet fishing center located in Nagshead North Carolina on the outer banks. Most of our fishing is done on the western wall of the golf stream where it crosses the hundred fathom them curve. This app Windy is by far the most reliable source of information that I can use to determine whether I’m gonna have a safe day a beautiful day or whether I should go at all it’s an important factor on how I treat my people for my business because of the accuracy of this app. I’ve been in business for 34 years and looked at all kinds of things for information for safe passage in the ocean and yours is by far the best I recommend it to anyone and it is been my pleasure to use it thank you so much Captain Bill Maxwell !!!!
  • Most thorough and well designed wind/weather app Apr 7, 2018

    By Medic781
    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.
  • Jun 3, 2021

    By Andrew Jackson
    Love this app. The tutorials are very helpful in understanding how to use different features and very easy to understand.
  • Great, Versatile App for Water/Wind Sports Jul 24, 2018

    By So It's Come To This:
    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.
  • May 16, 2021

    By Francesco Demoro
    Easily the best app I have used so far. I use it for kayaking (guide/instructor) all the time and the predictions are very reliable up to the hour and time when the wind/waves/swell, change speed and direction. The PRO version with all the features unlocked it makes your planning even easier ( a MUST have). I'm certainly very happy with it. Thanks to the WindyApp team for the great work.
  • Weather forecast when and where I need it Jun 24, 2020

    By Remington1137
    In the spring and summer I do a lot of fishing offshore. My boat is a 21’ Striper. I need to know if it’s going to be windy. I ALWAYS check Windy’s forecast when I’m planning a trip. They let me pinpoint the areas I’ll be fishing and give me an accurate prediction of the weather. In the fall I hunt waterfowl. Again I’ll ALWAYS check windy before I hunt. I save my hunting spots as “favorites” If it shows a weather front coming in, with high winds, I’ll start making plans to hunt those days. Here too their forecasts have been highly accurate.
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By Reece Leondiris
    Experiencing a problem with the wind vectors not showing. The transparency is not the issue. However only sometimes (on mobile data) the wind direction lines do not show. Leaving only with the satalite map image. Would like this fixed as it cannot be relied on while sailing.
  • Suggestion for weather widget Jul 24, 2019

    By Wbrexaidfdmsk
    Thank you for this app. It has really great presentations. The weather widget on the initial screen has temperature and wind velocity but not wind direction. It would be great to have wind direction as does the forecast detail current weather block, which shows it as point of the compass, for example NW. The arrow in a circle direction indicators require me to translate in my head to the point of the compass, for example, SSW. If only there was something that showed actual current and historical. Or maybe I’m not identifying it. The predictions, even short term, are pretty often wrong in my out of the way corner of the world. Current according to the prediction is pretty often wrong.
  • A narrow-minded review for the rest of us... Aug 10, 2020

    By Mc7859
    This is a very narrow-minded review for those of us who are just weather junkies - we're not flying kites (at least not every day), sailing boats, or otherwise out playing in the wind. We just want the best weather info available, both forecasted and observed. I've got every remotely serious weather app in the app store and subscribe to the premium services of a couple dozen of them. There's only one thing (in my opinion) that this app does that other available apps don't do better (and it's the only one that has this feature at all): it allows you to stack the parameters of several different models for easy comparison. I've created a custom profile that lets me see the model parameters I'm interested in grouped together for easy comparison: temperature, precip, wind, etc. The other Windy app's maps are far better, LuckGrib is far better at displaying the models and ALL the parameters, etc. I could go on with this sort of comparison for pages, but this app is the only that has the killer feature of letting me position the data in a chart in the order I want it - for that reason alone, I pay the subscription. Their support is also first class and they listen to requests from their users. But the custom profile comparison capability is the reason this app has a place on my home screen, and the reason I think it deserves 5 stars in a very crowded category.
  • TUNA FISHING Jun 4, 2021

    By TUNA FEVER
    My name is Bill Maxwell I am the owner and operator of the sport fishing boat TunaFever. From April through November my 57 foot sport fish weather permitting seven days a week between 45 and 55 miles offshore. We operate out of the Oregon in Inlet fishing center located in Nagshead North Carolina on the outer banks. Most of our fishing is done on the western wall of the golf stream where it crosses the hundred fathom them curve. This app Windy is by far the most reliable source of information that I can use to determine whether I’m gonna have a safe day a beautiful day or whether I should go at all it’s an important factor on how I treat my people for my business because of the accuracy of this app. I’ve been in business for 34 years and looked at all kinds of things for information for safe passage in the ocean and yours is by far the best I recommend it to anyone and it is been my pleasure to use it thank you so much Captain Bill Maxwell !!!!
  • Most thorough and well designed wind/weather app Apr 7, 2018

    By Medic781
    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.
  • Jun 3, 2021

    By Andrew Jackson
    Love this app. The tutorials are very helpful in understanding how to use different features and very easy to understand.
  • Great, Versatile App for Water/Wind Sports Jul 24, 2018

    By So It's Come To This:
    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.
  • May 16, 2021

    By Francesco Demoro
    Easily the best app I have used so far. I use it for kayaking (guide/instructor) all the time and the predictions are very reliable up to the hour and time when the wind/waves/swell, change speed and direction. The PRO version with all the features unlocked it makes your planning even easier ( a MUST have). I'm certainly very happy with it. Thanks to the WindyApp team for the great work.
  • Weather forecast when and where I need it Jun 24, 2020

    By Remington1137
    In the spring and summer I do a lot of fishing offshore. My boat is a 21’ Striper. I need to know if it’s going to be windy. I ALWAYS check Windy’s forecast when I’m planning a trip. They let me pinpoint the areas I’ll be fishing and give me an accurate prediction of the weather. In the fall I hunt waterfowl. Again I’ll ALWAYS check windy before I hunt. I save my hunting spots as “favorites” If it shows a weather front coming in, with high winds, I’ll start making plans to hunt those days. Here too their forecasts have been highly accurate.
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By Reece Leondiris
    Experiencing a problem with the wind vectors not showing. The transparency is not the issue. However only sometimes (on mobile data) the wind direction lines do not show. Leaving only with the satalite map image. Would like this fixed as it cannot be relied on while sailing.
  • Suggestion for weather widget Jul 24, 2019

    By Wbrexaidfdmsk
    Thank you for this app. It has really great presentations. The weather widget on the initial screen has temperature and wind velocity but not wind direction. It would be great to have wind direction as does the forecast detail current weather block, which shows it as point of the compass, for example NW. The arrow in a circle direction indicators require me to translate in my head to the point of the compass, for example, SSW. If only there was something that showed actual current and historical. Or maybe I’m not identifying it. The predictions, even short term, are pretty often wrong in my out of the way corner of the world. Current according to the prediction is pretty often wrong.
  • May 17, 2021

    By Pete Aldersley
    i use it for cycling - its ideal. I use the bike profile when planning a ride. This way I can make sure the wind is in the optimal direction for the homebound leg. Absolutely vital tool for cyclists.
  • May 30, 2021

    By Paul Warren
    I do not recall subscribing to this app, but was suddenly billed $43 dollars for a whole year. If you're not prepared to pay or aren't sure whether you want this app, don't download. I may have thought I was doing some 7 day free trial but I had no idea I would be billed $43. I can't tell you whether it was a good app or not. I have no reason to spend $43 on a weather app, so I am hoping that I can get my money back
  • May 29, 2021

    By Karsten Keese
    The software bleeds customers dry with recurring subscription fees and no option to buy it once and for all. Millions of companies and professionals around the globe thrive just fine by selling instead of renting their products, so there is no reason why we should accept to pay ad infinitum on mobile devices. This milkingware has been uninstalled, because I have better things to do than keeping an eye on a sporadically appearing whatever in some random app. Make it easy to find and permanent!
  • ABSOLUTE JOKE OF A CO. W/ FALSE PROMISES Nov 4, 2020

    By Bignorwegian
    The app developers have turned Windy into a greedy, money hungry app. They once used to show wave height and now it is only available if you “pay for pro”. When I originally contacted Windy they told me this was an error by developers and the next update wave height would be included for all. THAT TURNED OUT TO BE A COMPLETE OUTRIGHT LIE. I am not one to say “look at me”...but I commercial fish, I tournament fish...and there are many on Long Island who know who I am. Once upon a time I used to recommend Windy to everyone in my industry. Now...now, out of principle bc you told me lies that it would be included the next update, I will NEVER use your app. I will NEVER recommend your app and I will go as far to tell everyone I know never to trust your lie-filled company. Dont forget who your demographic is. IE salt of the earth fisherman who operate in an oldschool manner and on principle. DONT string us along with lies saying it will be included in the next update. And then follow up w me a week later “oh yea forgot to tell you, youll need to pay for pro to actually get it”. Dont push the old salty dog...
  • May 29, 2021

    By Monty Montaine
    Can not be trusted..said wind in North Vancouver was 1.7kts..it was more like 25kts..super windy..im deleting this app can't trust it..same thing happened a few weeks ago..said a bug wind was coming over night in bedwell bay so I left early instead of staying over night..no wind..ruined my weekend
  • Windy Oct 3, 2020

    By ddjanowski
    I like the app itself, its interface is well designed and intuitive. However, I use the app mostly in one area for paddle boarding and kayaking trips on the Hudson River in New York City. My route, dictated by the tidal currents and winds—especially when paddle boarding—are limited to about 15 miles north of midtown Manhattan to the Verrazano Narrows (entrance and exit of the upper harbor). I have found over the course of about four years of use that the app’s wind speed predictions are accurate about 50% of the time. On many occasions I have encountered winds about 10 mph greater than predicted or predictions of gusting speeds that are in actuality steady speeds. These are not of much concern for sailors but for other human-powered watercraft it is much more of a factor. All that said I’m not a meteorologist and do know that wind prediction is an extremely complex science, especially so given the complex topography of the area in question in this review.
  • May 31, 2021

    By Ronnie Ruff
    App will not just give me my local weather. I want a refund. Temps are off a full 10°
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Javier Carrera
    For some reason the app started prompting me to update it every time I launch it even though keep choosing NO. I don't want to update and I don't want to be notified or prompted to do it. It has become extremely annoying.
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Kelvin Tay
    I am having problem with the apps now as the tidal direction and current speed are not available on my Windy apps anymore. I was told there is a bug issue but I've tried to install the apps when Windy team adviced me to do so but it wont work. I like the Windy apps but the recent problem i am encountering is really making me lose faith on this apps.
  • What happened with the new update? Oct 5, 2020

    By kwaide
    We used to love this App for the fact you could see swell heights and weather forecasts for at least a week out, and was always pretty accurate. But now after updating the swell heights have gone away and I only can see a forecast for 2 day. Very disappointed if this is a way of trying to collect money by now cutting out the free version of this app. I have recommended this app to numerous amounts of people and would be a total shame if they have taken away the features we all used in order to make profit.
  • Buyer Beware! Windy gives away your fishing spots Aug 24, 2018

    By CaptMB
    I bought the pro version of windy because im a professional fisherman and wanted all the features possible at my disposal. I picked a few fishing spots and named them for my personal use to help with decision on what direction to go in the mornings when i left the dock with my paying passengers. The windy app made my personal fishing spots public and now i have both my competition and private boats hammering my spots. Needless to say windy has made my summer much more difficult than it needed to be. Ive tried to contact windy regarding removal of my fishing spots but they have just ignored me....

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  • img Expert
    1. Considering the vast amount of weather data, the beautiful UI design makes it super easy & enjoyable to read
    2. Numerous helpful widgets make your life much easier when you're surfing, fishing or doing any other activity that requires high focus
    3. Besides finding out the weather report for today & the future, you can also open a detailed weather archive for the 2012-2016 period

    Reviewed by Antonio Rozich on February 21, 2018

  • A narrow-minded review for the rest of us... Aug 10, 2020

    By Mc7859
    This is a very narrow-minded review for those of us who are just weather junkies - we're not flying kites (at least not every day), sailing boats, or otherwise out playing in the wind. We just want the best weather info available, both forecasted and observed. I've got every remotely serious weather app in the app store and subscribe to the premium services of a couple dozen of them. There's only one thing (in my opinion) that this app does that other available apps don't do better (and it's the only one that has this feature at all): it allows you to stack the parameters of several different models for easy comparison. I've created a custom profile that lets me see the model parameters I'm interested in grouped together for easy comparison: temperature, precip, wind, etc. The other Windy app's maps are far better, LuckGrib is far better at displaying the models and ALL the parameters, etc. I could go on with this sort of comparison for pages, but this app is the only that has the killer feature of letting me position the data in a chart in the order I want it - for that reason alone, I pay the subscription. Their support is also first class and they listen to requests from their users. But the custom profile comparison capability is the reason this app has a place on my home screen, and the reason I think it deserves 5 stars in a very crowded category.
  • TUNA FISHING Jun 4, 2021

    By TUNA FEVER
    My name is Bill Maxwell I am the owner and operator of the sport fishing boat TunaFever. From April through November my 57 foot sport fish weather permitting seven days a week between 45 and 55 miles offshore. We operate out of the Oregon in Inlet fishing center located in Nagshead North Carolina on the outer banks. Most of our fishing is done on the western wall of the golf stream where it crosses the hundred fathom them curve. This app Windy is by far the most reliable source of information that I can use to determine whether I’m gonna have a safe day a beautiful day or whether I should go at all it’s an important factor on how I treat my people for my business because of the accuracy of this app. I’ve been in business for 34 years and looked at all kinds of things for information for safe passage in the ocean and yours is by far the best I recommend it to anyone and it is been my pleasure to use it thank you so much Captain Bill Maxwell !!!!
  • Most thorough and well designed wind/weather app Apr 7, 2018

    By Medic781
    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.
  • Jun 3, 2021

    By Andrew Jackson
    Love this app. The tutorials are very helpful in understanding how to use different features and very easy to understand.
  • May 16, 2021

    By Francesco Demoro
    Easily the best app I have used so far. I use it for kayaking (guide/instructor) all the time and the predictions are very reliable up to the hour and time when the wind/waves/swell, change speed and direction. The PRO version with all the features unlocked it makes your planning even easier ( a MUST have). I'm certainly very happy with it. Thanks to the WindyApp team for the great work.
  • Weather forecast when and where I need it Jun 24, 2020

    By Remington1137
    In the spring and summer I do a lot of fishing offshore. My boat is a 21’ Striper. I need to know if it’s going to be windy. I ALWAYS check Windy’s forecast when I’m planning a trip. They let me pinpoint the areas I’ll be fishing and give me an accurate prediction of the weather. In the fall I hunt waterfowl. Again I’ll ALWAYS check windy before I hunt. I save my hunting spots as “favorites” If it shows a weather front coming in, with high winds, I’ll start making plans to hunt those days. Here too their forecasts have been highly accurate.
  • May 17, 2021

    By Pete Aldersley
    i use it for cycling - its ideal. I use the bike profile when planning a ride. This way I can make sure the wind is in the optimal direction for the homebound leg. Absolutely vital tool for cyclists.
  • May 31, 2021

    By Manish Gulati
    Super app.. most accurate forecast of wind .. along with educational tidbits.
  • Boater beware! Older boater that is. Jun 3, 2018

    By GDIndy
    If your hoping to use this app for boating activities on the water be advised, the fonts, color contrasts and info lines are difficult enough to read from your recliner at home let alone a bouncing boat. There is no way on my iPhone to expand the font size to read or pinch down. Great info if your at dock planning a voyage but of little help if you are underway. :( Issue is visual. I cannot zoom into very small data bands to read comfortably. Need to have ability to zoom especially when moving.
  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Karas No Ryu
    Widget inactive, since update, it is the main reason I bought the program, but now it is not working correctly. OK, maybe it is the system updates fault. Anyways, I still stick with 5 stars . Every time for my location the prognosis is always accurate.
  • Great, Versatile App for Water/Wind Sports Jul 24, 2018

    By So It's Come To This:
    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.
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By Reece Leondiris
    Experiencing a problem with the wind vectors not showing. The transparency is not the issue. However only sometimes (on mobile data) the wind direction lines do not show. Leaving only with the satalite map image. Would like this fixed as it cannot be relied on while sailing.
  • Suggestion for weather widget Jul 24, 2019

    By Wbrexaidfdmsk
    Thank you for this app. It has really great presentations. The weather widget on the initial screen has temperature and wind velocity but not wind direction. It would be great to have wind direction as does the forecast detail current weather block, which shows it as point of the compass, for example NW. The arrow in a circle direction indicators require me to translate in my head to the point of the compass, for example, SSW. If only there was something that showed actual current and historical. Or maybe I’m not identifying it. The predictions, even short term, are pretty often wrong in my out of the way corner of the world. Current according to the prediction is pretty often wrong.
  • Apr 6, 2021

    By jp l
    Looks very interesting but too short test period and not cheap yearly subscription fees will keep me from going forward. Tkks for your answer, and I have decided to test all functions one year. You will be my benchmark to compare other offers.
  • May 2, 2021

    By Tëma S
    I like the app very much. Although, after some time the wind map starts stuttering and overall the app is not as smooth as after installing. I simply reinstall it when I see this and it helps.. but it would be much better if devs could fix this.
  • Almost what I need Jul 2, 2018

    By MSEP 10-10
    It would get 5 stars if it had all. After the old Storm app was revised to give better radar tools but fewer wind tools, I went looking for what was missing. The Windy tables with all info are perfect. But the map is not helpful. It would be better for me if rather than wind rose for the single station, it could integrate a map with all wind vectors from many sources along with the radar. Then it would have all my met, waves, and tide info in one place.
  • Not for the feint of heart Sep 22, 2018

    By GMak
    This is a very confusing app for the casual user without an advanced degree in meteorology or atmospheric sciences. Basic info like “what direction is the wind blowing?” is represented by arrows which are pointing relative to the orientation of the separate true north arrow so it’s hard to tell EXACTLY which way the wind is blowing. If you have a degree in atmospheric science - which I don’t - this may be a great app. I can’t evaluate it on that level. But for the average user, info could be presented a lot more clearly.
  • Great App: room for improvement Jul 31, 2018

    By J@A/\/\M3E$S
    I love to kite and I have been using windy to watch the wind and it’s been pretty accurate so far. It has more locations than I thought it would and it’s my main source of information before I get out under a kite. I use the kite model the most but the kite sizes are set for someone much lighter than I am. There should be a place in either in settings or profile for the user to input body weight for accurate kite sizes.
  • One of the best out there Oct 15, 2018

    By Nassik
    I have subtracted one star as I find the activity oriented features a bit lacking. If we could specify few parameters of the equipment we use it will be a killer. I myself find relying to windy notifications more and more and I just feel a lot more intelligence can be applied here, to provide a, sort of, personalized forecast. To me the fifth star is in the personalization of the windy experience.
  • Almost perfect Jun 28, 2019

    By phuket1
    Have used lots of wind forecast apps for sailing, kiting, this one is one of the best. Only one simple improvement that would really make it great would be if they coukd just add the capability to just create groups of favorite spots. Currently it seems they only allow one large list of favorites. Other wind apps you can create a groups of favorites.
  • Subscriptions by deception. Placement of continue without subscribing way out of line of sight Nov 15, 2019

    By Allen Lieberman
    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!
  • Brighter fonts, option to hide the offers Jun 26, 2018

    By m@tiphone
    It is a great app that I use daily. However for an outdoor app, it is most of the times hard to read in sunlight. The hour font color is unreadable in sunlight. It is a grey shaded font in a black background. Good luck reading that. Also using the color black on the wind speed with a blue background is also not a great combination. Much better would be to use white for more contrast. Last remark is that I would like to see an option to hide the 'offers'. It takes screen space and have absolutely no interest in it.
  • I almost love this, but Apr 17, 2018

    By Not impressive
    The first day I used this app it seemed like I hit the jackpot. Forecast wind event was right on time. I live in an RV so need accuracy in reporting. As I type this, Windy reports winds of only 7mph while my other weather app is more accurately reporting the 36mph gusts we are experiencing. So I question the accuracy or ability of the app for real time reporting. We will see if it does better later this week when we are expecting another windy day. But a bit disappointed at this point.
  • Aggravating notifications Jul 17, 2020

    By Jingjangs
    I had push notifications on, for whatever reason I honestly couldn’t tell you. However in the past 2 & 1/2 hours I’ve been notified about your “pro sale” half a dozen times which is just ridiculous. I’ve read the pro version isn’t worthwhile hence not forking over cash for it. Have since turned all notifications off.
  • Not entirely accurate Jul 22, 2018

    By klassell
    I use this app as a general suggestion of wind speeds to expect but it’s often not very accurate. Also every time I open the app it gives me a notification alert but not for anything specific. Goes away when I open the menu sidebar but inevitably returns each time I open the app anew. Would give anything to have an accurate wind predictor !!!
  • Tide data is completely unreliable Aug 20, 2018

    By capt-dan
    This app had a beautiful user interface. Regrettably the data it shows is sometimes incorrect. I could understand wind data being off. However, today I planned to bring my boat to the dock for some maintenance based on the tide readout. I was very surprised to find out that the app was reading high tide when the reality was low tide. Do not trust tides on this app.
  • Too complicated Feb 25, 2021

    By Mission Fishin
    I find that this app is too complicated to use. I tried it as an alternative to Windfinder, but I keep going back to Windfinder because it gives me all the info on one page without a bunch of clutter. Now I have to figure out how to delete this app so I don’t continue to be charged.
  • May 29, 2021

    By Karsten Keese
    The software bleeds customers dry with recurring subscription fees and no option to buy it once and for all. Millions of companies and professionals around the globe thrive just fine by selling instead of renting their products, so there is no reason why we should accept to pay ad infinitum on mobile devices. This milkingware has been uninstalled, because I have better things to do than keeping an eye on a sporadically appearing whatever in some random app. Make it easy to find and permanent!
  • Windy Oct 3, 2020

    By ddjanowski
    I like the app itself, its interface is well designed and intuitive. However, I use the app mostly in one area for paddle boarding and kayaking trips on the Hudson River in New York City. My route, dictated by the tidal currents and winds—especially when paddle boarding—are limited to about 15 miles north of midtown Manhattan to the Verrazano Narrows (entrance and exit of the upper harbor). I have found over the course of about four years of use that the app’s wind speed predictions are accurate about 50% of the time. On many occasions I have encountered winds about 10 mph greater than predicted or predictions of gusting speeds that are in actuality steady speeds. These are not of much concern for sailors but for other human-powered watercraft it is much more of a factor. All that said I’m not a meteorologist and do know that wind prediction is an extremely complex science, especially so given the complex topography of the area in question in this review.
  • What happened with the new update? Oct 5, 2020

    By kwaide
    We used to love this App for the fact you could see swell heights and weather forecasts for at least a week out, and was always pretty accurate. But now after updating the swell heights have gone away and I only can see a forecast for 2 day. Very disappointed if this is a way of trying to collect money by now cutting out the free version of this app. I have recommended this app to numerous amounts of people and would be a total shame if they have taken away the features we all used in order to make profit.
  • upgrade trashed local weather stations May 30, 2021

    By cnymph
    This past upgrade lost all the weather stations on Roatan. Prior to the upgrade there were stations available on the Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras. Now there’s nothing. Clicking on the airport Coxen Hole, brings up wind forecasts on Cayos Cochino, closer to the mainland. This is useless for shore diving wave high TS, paddle boarding, kite surfing etc. Might as well just pick a location and check out the conditions visually by yourself. Big disappointment.
  • A nice UI, but the data is garbage. Oct 15, 2018

    By Bokra11
    A nice well designed app, but unfortunately not very useful since at least for San Francisco Bay it shows values that off bu a factor 10 from reality. It is always off for swell (showing waves up to 15ft tall in a 5-mile enclosed bay with 1.5 ft actual) and it is usually way under for the wind - typically by a factor of 2. Bottom line - it is good for entertainment value, but mostly useless as a wind forecast tool...
  • May 30, 2021

    By Paul Warren
    I do not recall subscribing to this app, but was suddenly billed $43 dollars for a whole year. If you're not prepared to pay or aren't sure whether you want this app, don't download. I may have thought I was doing some 7 day free trial but I had no idea I would be billed $43. I can't tell you whether it was a good app or not. I have no reason to spend $43 on a weather app, so I am hoping that I can get my money back
  • ABSOLUTE JOKE OF A CO. W/ FALSE PROMISES Nov 4, 2020

    By Bignorwegian
    The app developers have turned Windy into a greedy, money hungry app. They once used to show wave height and now it is only available if you “pay for pro”. When I originally contacted Windy they told me this was an error by developers and the next update wave height would be included for all. THAT TURNED OUT TO BE A COMPLETE OUTRIGHT LIE. I am not one to say “look at me”...but I commercial fish, I tournament fish...and there are many on Long Island who know who I am. Once upon a time I used to recommend Windy to everyone in my industry. Now...now, out of principle bc you told me lies that it would be included the next update, I will NEVER use your app. I will NEVER recommend your app and I will go as far to tell everyone I know never to trust your lie-filled company. Dont forget who your demographic is. IE salt of the earth fisherman who operate in an oldschool manner and on principle. DONT string us along with lies saying it will be included in the next update. And then follow up w me a week later “oh yea forgot to tell you, youll need to pay for pro to actually get it”. Dont push the old salty dog...
  • May 29, 2021

    By Monty Montaine
    Can not be trusted..said wind in North Vancouver was 1.7kts..it was more like 25kts..super windy..im deleting this app can't trust it..same thing happened a few weeks ago..said a bug wind was coming over night in bedwell bay so I left early instead of staying over night..no wind..ruined my weekend
  • May 31, 2021

    By Ronnie Ruff
    App will not just give me my local weather. I want a refund. Temps are off a full 10°
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Javier Carrera
    For some reason the app started prompting me to update it every time I launch it even though keep choosing NO. I don't want to update and I don't want to be notified or prompted to do it. It has become extremely annoying.
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Kelvin Tay
    I am having problem with the apps now as the tidal direction and current speed are not available on my Windy apps anymore. I was told there is a bug issue but I've tried to install the apps when Windy team adviced me to do so but it wont work. I like the Windy apps but the recent problem i am encountering is really making me lose faith on this apps.
  • Buyer Beware! Windy gives away your fishing spots Aug 24, 2018

    By CaptMB
    I bought the pro version of windy because im a professional fisherman and wanted all the features possible at my disposal. I picked a few fishing spots and named them for my personal use to help with decision on what direction to go in the mornings when i left the dock with my paying passengers. The windy app made my personal fishing spots public and now i have both my competition and private boats hammering my spots. Needless to say windy has made my summer much more difficult than it needed to be. Ive tried to contact windy regarding removal of my fishing spots but they have just ignored me....
  • App ok, renewal policy is awful Jul 3, 2020

    By khgdhvitfjh
    I don’t recall ever signing up for the Pro version, but just discovered a charge on my card for automatic renewal for the Pro version. I did not receive advanced notice that my renewal was approaching and that I would be charged for an annual subscription. I see absolutely no way to turn off automatic renewal within the app (if it is in there, it is well hidden). While I think the app is decent, I feel ripped off when companies resort to tactics like this to retain subscribers. Note: I had to call Apple to turn off auto renew... what gives?
  • Updated - still Incorrect tide tables Oct 14, 2019

    By Diana&Sean
    Updated - several weeks ago (September) the developer sent an email asking for more details on my review stating the tides are incorrect. I sent a reply with the detailed location and have never heard back. With diurnal tides and an 8-10 ft tidal change twice per day having accurate tide info is critical. Developer, do you have a response? App looks great but the information for tides in our area is 100% inaccurate (times for high/low and height). The data doesn’t match any other source making it unusable.
  • Don’t waste your money on the pro version Jul 4, 2020

    By Abie Babie
    It’s always wrong. You’re better off just looking out the window. I fell for it but the pro version is no different than the free one. I wanted the sailing alerts and local tides, so I bought it, but there are no alerts and no local tides. Nothing different from the free version. Plus the wind and tide info has absolutely nothing to do with what’s going on here. After several attempts to communicate with them, I got no response. They don’t care. They got my money. That’s all they care about.

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