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11 FEBRUARY 2020

The 4 essential weather forecast apps for sailing on your charters.

 

At Becharter one of our main premises is that you are perfectly prepared and informed to make your outings with us a success. Today there are a wide variety of weather forecast applications. This makes it difficult to know which one to choose. Here we present you the applications that we use the most, we hope that you will find them very useful and profitable.

 

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Windy App

This app is our favorite, it’s interface is visually attractive and intuitive. We recommend it because it is one of the few that combines easy use for occasional users, and at the same time, it is complete enough for professionals in the sector.

 

In Windy, you can observe parameters such as:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

- Real time radar and lightning.

- Wind (speed and direction).

- Rain forecast of 3 hours in advance.

- Ambient temperature.

- Clouds.

- Wave height and period.

- Atmospheric pressure.

 

Pros

- Free of charge.

- Multiple languages.

 -Iphone / iOS version.

Website platform.

 

Cons

- Real time radar data is fairly widespread.

 

 

 

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Windfinder App

Another of our favorites that also offers a very intuitive visual interface. We highlight its SUPERFORECAST mode only in web or pro version. It generates forecasts every four times a day, approximately at 2h, 8h, 14h and 20h UTC. There is no time delay, all values are presented as they become available in the database.

 

In Windfinder, you can observe parameters such as:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

- Gusts, intensity and direction of the wind.

- Height, period and direction of the waves.

- Tides in real time.

- Ambient temperature.

- Clouds.

- Atmospheric pressure.

- Relative humidity.

- Weather forecast.

 

Pros

- Free version.

- Save multiple locations.

- Iphone / iOS version.

- Multiple languages.

Website platform.

 

Cons

- If you want to remove the ads you will have to switch to the PRO version.

- Superforecast PRO only.

- Weather alerts only in PRO version.                                                     

 

 

 

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Windguru App

Another one that is well known to everyone. It is especially useful if we want to see at a glance the prediction for 11 consecutive days, which, although it may vary in the coming days, it's a good idea to keep in mind what the week may have in store.

 

In Windguru, you can observe parameters such as:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

- Wave height and direction.

- Wind (speed and direction).

- Water temperature.

- Tides and currents.

- Atmospheric pressure.

 

Pros

- New improved app Windguru Lite version.

- Multiple languages.

Website platform.

 

Cons

- It is not available in iOS systems, but Apple users can use the website from the smartphone.

 

 

 

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PredictWind App

Last but not least, PredictWind. We can highlight two characteristics that make the difference with respect to the others mentioned. The first one would be its capacity of meteorological routing, that is to say, it shows the fastest route and the atmospheric conditions that we will find, and the second characteristic, it has a planner of exits, especially useful to decide that day to leave to sail.

 

In Predictwind, you can observe parameters such as:           

                                                                                                                                                                                              

- Height, direction and period of the swell.

- Wind (speed, direction and gusts).

- Water temperature.

- Rain.

- Cloud.

- Tides.

- Atmospheric pressure.

 

Pros

- Very useful output planner.

- Multiple languages.

Website platform.

- Iphone / iOS version.

- Can be connected with IridiumGO.

 

Cons

- The free version is limited to only 2 favorite places.

- 3 subscription models with high prices compared to the other apps.

- Both the weather route and the departure planner are only available in the STANDARD and PROFESSIONAL versions.

 

Which forecast prediction app do you prefer to use? We invite you to leave a comment on the instagram post and to share your experience. Do you have any doubts about the functioning of any of the apps? Send us an e-mail and we're going to answer your questions. Anyway, if you are patient enough, in the next news we are going to share every detail about how we use them in BeCharter. Don't miss it!

 

 


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