The simplest way to download and view GRIB forecast files.
This free app from PredictWind allows the seamless downloading
of multiple GRIB files for your coastal or offshore passage. The
intuitive interface allows you to download and immediately view
GRIB files, weather routes, GMDSS Text forecasts and Satellite
GRIB files are a special binary format of weather data.
It is the same forecast as available on the weather forecast site, but as the files are highly compressed, it is ideal for downloading across wireless communication devices.
How It Works
Select Your Route
Click and drag the start and finish waypoints for your trip. The app will automatically select the relevant high resolution and offshore GRIB files for your trip. High resolution GRIB files are only available with Standard/Professional account.
Download GRIB Files
Click on the download button to download your GRIB files. You have the option to select your parameters such as Wind, Rain, Wave, Cloud, Temperature, Sea Surface Temperature and Current.
View GRIB Files
The GRIB files from your latest download are automatically displayed, and can be animated by the control menus.
The app includes a collection of incredible tools for trip planning and forecasting including PredictWind's powerful Weather Routing, Departure Planning, Destination forecast, GMDSS text forecasts & Satellite imagery.
You can request the GRIB data via email for SSB Email/Satellite phones. The Offshore App automatically creates a file with the request to get your GRIB files delivered via email.
Viewing GRIB Files
The PredictWind Offshore app downloads all the required GRIB files and displays them directly within the app. There is no need for complicated software and file management, simply click and drag your waypoints, download the relevant GRIB files and view the forecast weather automatically displayed in the app.