Weather/Wind Apps in Canada

  • 2 Oct 2018 11:04 AM
    Reply # 6703400 on 6659615

    Bret - haha trying to forecast the wind in BC is very difficult especially in the islands. We used Windy and the canadian marine weather site also. If you are trying to use these inside the islands it isn't very accurate. The islands tend to create their own wind.  We found it best to look at specific weather stations and buoys to get the conditions. Also knowing the general weather patterns in the area is helpful - that is a whole discussion in itself.

    Peggy

  • 7 Sep 2018 6:23 PM
    Message # 6659615

    Here's a question for everyone -  What weather apps do you use while in Canada?

    Locally, I use SailFlow for wind and WeatherUnderground for general weather stuff.  Those both only work well if you have a "station" nearby that can give you the forecast, though.

    I tried "Windy" in Canada because it "seemed" to have weather stations everywhere - but it was also horribly, Horribly inaccurate!  (It would report a "slight 5 knot northerly" when it was a 10-15 knot southerly.

    I wound up going to the weather.gc.ca website to get the forecasts from there - but they were at times comical:


    "Tonight and Saturday: Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots except for where southeast 10-15 knots".

    okaaaay.....


    So has anyone found a reliable, relatively accurate app for wind in Canada?


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