Windy: wind and waves forecast App Reviews

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Pretty accurate, UI needs work

This is one of the best weather apps with regards to the accuracy of its forecasts. However, to me, the app design is a bit frustrating: why can't it remember my previous view and instead always defaults to something I am not interested in. Also, it seems absurd that the favorite locations can only be displayed on the map at the expense of some weather data. Those minor gripes seem pretty easy to address, and when they are this app will be perfect.

Dependable and ACCURATE

Amazing, Dependable, ect. any good word you could use double it! This app it VERY dependable! I live in the United States and not in Europe. I thought that it could be a stretch with getting a European Weather app when I live in the US but when they pretty much nailed the paths of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate I new it was time to switch. I had a problem I had no clue which on to get. Some friends from Indian who visited recommended this. It took about 5 minuets to figure out but once you do it is SO easy to use and so accurate I have used this in past winter storms of what to expect and I was more prepared than the rest of my family who was depending on the National Weather Service! Thank you so so much Windy Crew!

excellent weather app

a favorite

Finally! A perfect weather app!

This app is amazing...I love the time lapse for all the components....wind, temp, clouds,’s all there and simple to use. So far I feel it is very can get all the weather information you need in seconds.

Works well!

Great app! Thanks 🙏

Great app

Love this app and use it regularly but please update for iPhone X screen! Also it would be great if it opened to last map location

Lost appeal on iPhone X

Great app but the display isn’t responsive and doesn’t scale up on the iPhone X. Have not tried app on iPad yet.

Beyond what I could have imagined

This app is so good, I continue to be speechless even after a month of solid usage. It gives me the ability to create custom maps with my color preferences and then watch the flow as time progresses through a range of days. And that is only one thing among many. Since I use it on an iPad and I have somewhat large fingers it can be a little tricky sometimes but once done, it’s saved and I can enjoy the results of my handiwork. I thought I saw it was available for a Windows PC/Laptop and if so, next time I’m on I’m going to get it.


Nice app, but the settings are glitchy. Registered as a user to save settings and yet, the units still default to metric.

Love this app!

I have a habit of leaving my location off most of the time to save battery. I noticed when I press the home button it would show me the location and weather of Suffolk county instead of where I am actually located. Not much of an issue if I just turned my location service on but it would be nice to press the button and see the weather update for my area without my location activated.

Really Great

Really great. the interface is very good. right guess. Believe it is the best.thank you very much.👌🏻

Why not?

Just add, 7 days forecast!!! Plus, 24 hours precipitation, (amounts of rain and snow)


I’m sitting here in 40mph winds and it’s showing 3mph. Cute animation though.

Snow measurements not in inches?

Maybe I have not figured out how to configure the app but snow and Ice forecasts are only in centimeters and cannot be converted to inches. Rain does have the option to be shown either way in the metograms.

Not iPhone X optimized!

Please update for iPhone X!

Awesome! However...

The latest update has hidden the altitude slider & made it less convenient to use. Yes, it's still there. But it must be opened each time to use it. Whereas it was right on the main screen in the past, making quick adjustments for comparison very quick & easy. For this less than ideal decision, I've snagged 1 star. But for remaining an awesome FREE app, albeit this little blunder, you get to keep the other 4 stars. How about correcting that tiny error in judgement so I can give you your other star back as I really have no use for it.

Best Reliable Weather App!

Living in the Caribbean, we rely a lot on weather for work and fun such as to go boating, fishing, surfing, etc. I’ve downloaded pretty much every app you can think of and nothing beats Windy. Additionally, it was a great help for this year’s hurricane season. I just have one request: iPhone X support!

Great app (hurricane Maria)

Great app, used for the most part through hurricane Irma and for hurricane Maria just before the cellphone reception and energy source where gone here in Puerto Rico.

GREAT APP! Yet I would like......

to be able to select satellite ir loops as map layer... really beautiful app, thanks guys! jg

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We have a new Weather campion and it’s I use weather geek which is good but not reliable. tells the whole story and it just keeps getting better. Keep up the good works folks you have set the bar.

all I have to say is....


Definitely a great app

Thanks for the great app


I just started using this app. What a find! So much information at your fingertips. I love it. Thank you developer.

Wonderful app, but-

I love the app and have found it particularly useful in monitoring SO2 content of the air during the recent fires in Northern California. My caveat is that the 12.30 upgrade makes it a lot slower on an older device (IPod 5th Gen). I found the upgrade prettier but degraded in performance.

Weather! Hallelujah!

Been looking for weather apps for a while and saw some other app using a source called "Windy" for their radar data so I thought I would check it out. Low and behold Windy turned out to be the weather app of my dreams! So easy to use and so much visual and statistical data at my fingertips. And with the new visual update, things feel sleeker and look more appealing than ever with no features being compromised! For those looking for a no-nonsense and complete weather app, just stop looking and download this! Its premium quality for no cost. Great work on this great app! I hope to use it for a long time to come :) My feedback for the developer would be to keep it optimized and keep the interface clean and to the point. I have old hardware (iPhone 5s) and it would kill it for me if it stopes being as smooth as it is now to pop open and read/see the weather.

Not working with IOS 11.1 beta.

Not a criticism as I am on a beta release. More of a heads up. Love the app.

My favorite weather app by far.

This shows just about everything that an amateur weather buff would like. It's not as localized as other apps but this gives a greater picture overall. The only fault I have found is the forecast temperature for my area, So Cal, are lower than reality. It was 105° today and the forecast was 99°. Other than that it's still my favorite weather app.

What AlpineClimbr said!

Well spoken, indeed. Just go back up and read it again.


To use the app, apparently, logging in with email address and password is required. That is definitely not happening. App removed.

What's not to like?

I love this app! I have used many other ones, this one is easy and intuitive. If you are into Boating, kitesurfing or just want a easy way to get an idea of what the wind and the weather will be for the next few days this works.

Excellent Reference

This is a great app and an excellent reference. I don't understand and the negativity. If you are relying on a iPhone app to give you critical make-or-break marine weather decisions then you probably don't belong offshore. If you use this app as a single component in a well thought out approach to weather forecasting then you're going to love it. It loads fast, has great data (often more accurate than the NBDC text forecasts) and is easy to use.

Great potential but

Unfortunately it randomly crashes hard even on a new IPad Pro 10”.


This App is beyond great! Hats off to the developers!

Sadly VERY Accurate!

With this App I noticed every Hurricane of 2017 before they had names. I’m so impressed with this app. It’s shocking to see but good to be able to monitor major disaster.

Best Weather App for Aviation

I can't believe I didn't run across this app sooner - the features are incredible and perfect for aviation. Very impressed!!!

It's a great app and essential thing

I am a seafarer and when I need to know the weather infomation like wave height, swell, wind conditions and forecasts, I found this application is very useful and very easy to use. Thank you Windy developers.


Finally you have an App!! Keep up the good work! I've been using your website for the past couple years! It works great for winds aloft and forecasting!

Great Radar App!

Accurate Data, Clean Interface, and it's Free. One of my favorite Weather Apps!

Best app ever made

I have not come across a better app with more useful content and graphics in any field..not just weather. Cudos to the developers!

Top class app

Works just spectacular.

Love the look

I found this app through a uk article about hurricane irma. They were using it and the gorgeous colors and look really got my attention. I am a little worried I won't be able to tell if it showing reality or a modeled forecast. Otherwise, it is very refreshing for a high functioning free app to be gorgeous to look at as well.

Fantastic App is an absolutely fantastic app. I found it very useful in forecasting wind speed and direction. I am using it during IRMA Hurricane.

Top Weather Synthesis

Are you kidding me? This is voodoo! This must be what the NHC watches to forecast...

Just awsome!

This must be the best app and the best place to get info about weather. I am in Miami, Florida and it helps me follow hurricane Irma. Thank you!!

Amazing App. Espectacular

Amazing weather app. Easy to understand and very accurate. Radar all over the world. Beautiful design and colors.

Wonderful weather app that can use any model

If you want to model weather (like where a hurricane or storm is going) or just see a forecast, this app is for you! It can show you forecast storm tracks using the American or Euro models or just the weather right now or the forecast. Or the wind or temperature over the whole country. Excellent! Aso uses any units for any preference (any land or even nautical). Highly recommended!

Detailed and FREE

Most likely one of the best weather apps out there.

Love this App!!

Stumbled across this app looking for Hurricane Irma info. This a great app you can track storms and wind directions with!

Probably the best weather app right now

I stumbled upon this app/website through a Hurricane Harvey Reddit thread about a week ago, and honestly it's the best weather app I've ever used. All the loading it does is really fast overall, and it's really cool to see all of the wind patterns so easily.

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