Offshore Fishing Trips
PredictWind can provide a 14 day marine forecast using the 50km resolution model for any region in the world. When offshore and away from land effects, it is not necessary to get a high resolution forecast. However you can be assured to get the best forecast available using the same technology that is used to generate the high resolution forecasts. The reduced smoothing in PredictWind’s weather model you will allow you to see wind features that are not picked up by other weather models. In addition we use two data sources for the weather model, to produce dual forecasts for comparison. The closer the wind forecasts, the more confidence you can have in the accuracy for your comfort and safety.
Sea Surface Temperature Maps
You can view the Sea Surface Temperature Maps, for your coastal trip so that you can pick the differences in temperature and likely areas for great fishing. These maps are derived from real time data from observations and satellite data and updated every 6 hours.
Free GRIB Viewer
Use the Free Offshore App to automatically download and view the Predict Wind 50km resolution GRIB files. This tool is ideally suited for retrieving the forecasts over slower wireless internet connections and will ensure you always have access to the forecast when there is no internet connection available. In addition get access to weather routing, GMDSS text forecasts and Satellite Imagery.
The Professional Package now includes the world’s first online weather routing. Watch the video on Weather Routing. Simply drag the start and end waypoints on the map, and the PredictWind server will calculate thefastest route or the most comfortable route for your boat using the high resolution 1km-8km or 50km wind forecasts. The comfortable route allows you to avoid motoring in strong winds and large swells. You decide your tolerance level, and the PredictWind routing algorithm will do its best to avoid these areas. You simply need to define your boats’ polar and the optimal path is calculated for both PredictWind forecasts, the NOAA GFS forecast and the Canadian CMC forecasts.
The routing algorithm is also clever enough to avoid the land, right down to a 20m resolution level. So now you can can accurately see your optimal route for fishing trips – for Comfort or for Speed.
Reduce Cost & Download Time
Whilst offshore, getting access to the internet is expensive with satellite communications, and email size is limited with SSB radio data services. PredictWind has the ultimate solution for this problem – The Offshore App is ideally suited for offshore yacht racing allowing your to request weather routes via email. The file size is only 1.5KB, and therefore your communication costs are minimal and the results are quick to download. The optimal route is calculated with the highest resolution wind, swell & ocean current forecasts.