A new wind forecast application for iPhone and Android from PredictWind offers accurate and detailed wind forecasts, enabling convenient planning for anyone on the water in any location around the world.
PredictWind has announced the launch of its newly developed iPhone and Android app that delivers full wind forecast functionality to smartphones, making forecasts easier and faster to access from any location. The marine wind forecast tool is the most advanced available on an App and allows users to set up and receive forecasts for specific locations, alerts for ideal conditions and check the latest wind observations.
“Using a customized application to get up to date wind forecasts, and applying that information, in detail, to a specific race or passage, is the ideal scenario for sailors,” says PredictWind founder Jon Bilger of the software that has been twelve months in the making.
By using the latest forecasts from PredictWind’s high resolution weather model, the weather routing tool will plot the fastest route for users to sail between two points, and the trip planner will assist users in planning the best time and day to commence their passage.
PredictWind delivers detailed information about many different aspects of weather, including wind speed and direction, down to a one square kilometre area, and records weather observations (nowcasts) from 15,000 weather stations around the globe.
“I use it for my racing, cruising, kiting, and even surfing,” says six time world champion and 2011 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, and one of PredictWind’s biggest proponents, Bill Hardesty, “The weather forecasts are a must, the online routing software makes passage making a pleasure, and the worldwide accuracy is truly amazing.”
“PredictWind forecasts are consistently accurate and very detailed. Our designers have worked hard to create a clean and intuitive user interface specifically for iPhones and Android smartphones,” says Jon Bilger. The PredictWind Forecast App can be downloaded from the iPhone app store and from the Android Market Place.
Recognized as the world leader in high resolution wind forecasting, PredictWind was launched four years ago in a web-based format by America’s Cup weatherman Jon Bilger and a team of technical experts. Visit PredictWind.com for more information.