Marine Forecast Tour

A Marine Forecast from PredictWind

PredictWind combines sophisticated wind weather prediction technology with local topography maps to create the highest resolution marine forecast available for over 20,000 locations around the world.

In addition you can access a lower resolution marine forecast for any area around the world. The marine weather modelling technology is only available through the PredictWind website.

Developed by research scientists over 30 years, it has been adapted to provide hourly predictions to localised areas as small as one square kilometre.

PredictWind, as used by champion sailors around the world, is now accessible with FREE forecasts and no time limits

Forecast Formats

Forecast Table

The table shows the forecast in a text format. This is a commonly used format that is easy to understand and shows both PredictWind forecasts

Forecast Maps

The forecasts are overlaid on Google Maps allowing you to "zoom in" on the 1km and 8km resolution forecasts to see the incredible detail and accuracy in the forecasts

Isobar Maps

View the surface pressure isobars to get a large scale picture of the synoptic situation

Forecast Graphs

Shows the same information as the table, but in a graphical format. This make it very easy to compare the 2 PredictWind forecasts, and graphically view the forecasted trends.

Contour Maps

These static maps are quick to view, and highlight the wind speed contours. In addition you can view rain, cloud cover and Sea Surface Temperature

GRIB Files

Suitable for Offshore and Coastal Trips. Use the Free GRIB viewer to receive the PredictWind GRIB files - same forecast, different format. The files can be downloaded over slower connections and are stored locally on your PC.

Make sure you understand the benefits of the Weather Routing via email - this innovative way is the most cost effective way of getting weather information offshore.

Forecasting Tools

Weather Routing

Find the quickest or safest route on your next trip, and the wind conditions along the route. PredictWind has the world's first online weather routing service. Simply drag the start and end waypoints on the Google map, and the PredictWind server will calculate the fastest route or the safest route for your trip. The safest route allows you to avoid sailing in strong winds and big swells. You decide your tolerance level, and the PredictWind routing algorithm will do its best to avoid these areas. You simply need to select a polar curve that matches your boat, or customize your own polar curve. There is no software to install, and the optimal route is calculated for 4 forecasts.

Forecast Alerts

Be automatically notified when ideal conditions are forecasted.

Boat Tracking

Using the Satellite Communicator or 3G communicator track your boats position on the Google Maps with the weather overlay. Ideal for friends and family to keep in touch.

Departure Planning

What is the best day to depart on your next trip coastal or offshore passage? You will be spanning different weather patterns, and this powerful tool will quickly summarize the wind conditions you will receive if you left on Day1, Day2, Day3, or Day4. Simply drag the start and destination waypoints on the Google Map, the weather routing algorithm will summarize the forecast wind data for the next 4 days of departure.

Live Wind Observations

Real data from 15,000 live stations across the globe.

Forecasts on your Mobile

On your mobile phone web browser go to www.predictwind.mobi to access the forecast in a text format

iPhone Application: Please go the the App store on your iPhone. Search for "PredictWind" and install the application. It is free!

Android Application: Please go the the Market application on your Android phone. Search for "PredictWind" and install the application. It is free!

Communication Hardware

Iridium GO!

  • Voice, Internet, Email & GPS Tracking
  • US$135 a month for unlimited Internet!
  • Use iPhone/Android phone to make a call
  • Seamless integration with PredictWind Offshore Package

Weather Station

  • Accurate Wind Speed & Direction
  • Temperature & Pressure
  • Solar Powered option
  • Full installation kit