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Forecast Websites and/or Apps

Postby rafa_diver » Tue May 04, 2021 1:23 am

Hello everyone!

In Brazil I used to check the Windguru forecast whenever I planned to go kiting.
Now I am living in Florida and I’d like to know which (FREE and RELIABLE) forecast websites or apps you guys would recommend me?

Thank you!

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Re: Forecast Websites and/or Apps

Postby knot_moving » Tue May 04, 2021 4:29 am

Where in Florida?
I am curious how good the NWS wind forecasts are on the peninsula?

Up in panhandle they have definitely improved over past 5 years. Still don’t predict thermal winds too great though.

I use WindAlert. They have free and pay levels.
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Re: Forecast Websites and/or Apps

Postby Kerplow » Tue May 04, 2021 7:04 am

Windguru.cz, Windy.com, Windfinder.com
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Re: Forecast Websites and/or Apps

Postby rafa_diver » Tue May 04, 2021 11:43 am

knot_moving wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 4:29 am
Where in Florida?
I am curious how good the NWS wind forecasts are on the peninsula?

Up in panhandle they have definitely improved over past 5 years. Still don’t predict thermal winds too great though.

I use WindAlert. They have free and pay levels.
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I live in Orlando.

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Re: Forecast Websites and/or Apps

Postby BizB » Tue May 04, 2021 6:41 pm

iGetWind

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Re: Forecast Websites and/or Apps

Postby GetHighOrDieTrying » Wed May 05, 2021 12:02 am

ikitesurf has a proprietary 2km model (free only in the app). it seems to adjust the forcast by local conditions - at least in the US for different regions. it's by far the most accurate one and every serious kiter here uses it.

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Re: Forecast Websites and/or Apps

Postby knot_moving » Wed May 05, 2021 4:27 am

rafa_diver wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 11:43 am
knot_moving wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 4:29 am
Where in Florida?
I am curious how good the NWS wind forecasts are on the peninsula?

Up in panhandle they have definitely improved over past 5 years. Still don’t predict thermal winds too great though.

I use WindAlert. They have free and pay levels.
———————————

I live in Orlando.
Cocoa beach has magical 15kt thermal winds side onshore all spring summer and fall on the Atlantic side. Maybe winter too - I’ve just never been over there in the winter.

Not sure whether the wx apps predict it tho ...

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Re: Forecast Websites and/or Apps

Postby Baptiste_FR » Wed May 05, 2021 9:47 am

The vast majority of Weather forcast website/App are just showing the same thing : estimation/calculation made by meteorological models.
Therefore, there is no website more reliable/accurate than another one, it mainly depend on the model prediction you are looking at (WRF, GFS, ECMWF...)
Some of the Website/App have access to specific forecast model and others don't. So depending on the region you live, you may choose a website or another.

This video explains it very very well :


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