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peselito
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Hey there,

I was wondering which Apps or websites you guys can recommend for getting a weather forcast (most importantly the wind conditions) to be able to plan flights? Are there any good ones or do you just rely on the basic weather apps on your phones and the first-hand experience outside?

regards,
peselito

2018-1-26
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spookster
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Flight distance : 419649 ft
Germany
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I use UAV Forecast App (Free Version - only 24 hour forecasts) & Weather Underground (App and on PC).
Also the app from the german weather service (deutscher wetterdienst) which is only for germany though.
2018-1-26
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SOUNDWAVE439
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Flight distance : 115597 ft
United States
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if you have iOS just use weather since it gives wind and humidity and visual.
2018-1-26
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Foxeuphoria
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As spookster has mentioned UAV forecast is amazing.  Not only does it provide 24 hours forecast in the free version, but it also charts wind and gust speeds by elevation, meaning you can better estimate the proper flight plan for the day.
2018-1-26
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PedramN
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Hello dear folks. I suggest "windy" app from windy.com for weather and especially wind condition. This app is amazing simply and worthy of try. Regards
2018-1-26
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flying_seb
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United States
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thank you all for the recommendations!
2018-1-26
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Grmachine
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United States
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I downloaded Kittyhawk, it's a pay app but it's pretty cool. I haven't subscribed to it yet, still on the trial version. But tons of free apps out there.
2018-1-26
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DylanR2011
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Flight distance : 148596 ft
United States
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I've been using UAV Forecast free version, NOAA, and my stock weather app. UAV Forecast is only free 24 hour forecast but it's the most critical of flying conditions for sure.
2018-1-26
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Vulcan-XH558
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Flight distance : 62054 ft
United Kingdom
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Another Windy user here (that’ll be the Brussel Sprouts).
I’ll check out UAV forecast later.
2018-1-27
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Fenit2000
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Flight distance : 100279 ft
United States
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I have been using UAV, but have now checked out Windy as suggested by others and it looks very cool. What I do like about UAV though is it’s very simple and clear and gives you everything you need on the opening screen.
2018-1-27
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Flighty
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Flight distance : 1917969 ft
Croatia
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I have both Windy and UAV Forecast, I prefer the information supplied by UAV.
2018-1-27
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embayweather
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Flight distance : 556667 ft
United Kingdom
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I would support Kittyhawk too, but for strictly weather then look at MeteoEarth. Wind at any level (and I have not had any sprouts), precipitation, cloud cover, forecast.
2018-1-27
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"Maverick"1776
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Flight distance : 22123 ft
United States
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UAV Forecast is great. It shows you wind speed, gust, and temperature from multiple altitude levels.
2018-1-28
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Todd in Chicago
Second Officer
Flight distance : 513757 ft
United States
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Yeah...

Another UAV user here.  Very simple approach...look at the top....it's either "Good to Fly" or "Not good to fly"...

Cheers...

Todd in Chicago
2018-1-28
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tvon
Second Officer
Flight distance : 43373 ft
United States
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UAV forecast, great app
2018-1-28
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MikB
Captain
Flight distance : 13346 ft
France
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Use windy.com for planning your next flights and UAV on the day.
2018-1-29
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PS013
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Flight distance : 2650650 ft
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Since you are in th USA, the national weather service provides a great service. ( www.weather.gov )

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapC ... ;FcstType=graphical
2018-1-29
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fansdf7d83d7
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Look out the window, what you see is what you get
But when it comes to weather forecast apps, I like Weather Underground. They have accurate hourly forecasts with wind speed and direction. I've always found them as accurate as anyone. Free website and app...forecast about a week out. You can do your own research and to decide what works best for you. This can help https://travelsites.com/weather-sites/
2019-7-29
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wamuBugMe
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Hey there,
The real-time weather forecast on this site https://world-weather.info/forecast/usa/san_diego/ - is great for tracking weather.  Such weather phenomena as a blizzard, snowstorm, snowfall, and even just rain are usually very local and poorly predicted. If you are planning a business trip, you will, of course, watch the weather forecast in another city - this application works all over the world. You will roughly know what to prepare for or when to buy a ticket for a plane.
2019-11-20
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