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Predicting "Weather Windows"

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by tweaker, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. tweaker

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    With all this useless weather for flying at the moment due to rain what are you using to predict "weather windows?"

    How good/reliable/ease of use is the app/forecast you are using?

    Using UAV forecast personally and found it pretty good. Just wanting to find out if there is better/more reliable or something to use as a back up to cross reference etc

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  2. lake_flyer

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    I use UAV Weather Forcast as well as the Dutch METEO Institute KNMI for aviation and maritime weather bulletins.

    And my neighbours site, he's a weather specialist and cartography officer in the Navy and usually has a spot on forcast. But that's very local, not of much use to the rest of the world.

    I also have a weather alarm app on my cellphone that's pretty accurate in predicting storms, Cb's and showers up to 2 hours upfront, with very fresh radar and satellite images so at least you know when to break off your flight. I'm sure there are many apps to provide this service.
     
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  3. damoncooper

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    UAV forecast is awesome:

    http://www.uavforecast.com

    Windyty is also excellent for forecasting micro weather including visualized wind speed and direction at surface and aloft:

    https://www.windyty.com/
     
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  4. lake_flyer

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  5. Arsh

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    Besides the ones mentioned above, I use an app called WeatherUnderground on iOS, by far the best weather app I've used.
     
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    Weather XL app is great and has been 90%+ accurate in UK in last 3 weeks. Gorgeous graphics and hour by hour forecasts....
     
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    UK is a beautiful country but its either raining or too windy to fly
     
  8. Red Baron

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    Yep!!