Offline use of Windy
To all the sailors, boaters and cruisers, mountaineers and just all of you who like Windy and repeatedly ask for the possibility to use it offline via downloading data files:
It is not possible to download the forecast data for offline use.
We do not own the data, we ‘only’ visualise it, so if we were giving it away as GRIB files, we would break the licensing agreements with our data providers.
Although we know that making screenshots (in advance) is not a perfect solution, it is the best of what's available.
Thank you for understanding and stay tuned to Windy whenever possible! :)
Please also check these links: https://community.windy.com/tags/grib file
Maybe add a “save screen shot” button and another link to view screen shots created by the app.
No cyclone approaches Tamil Nadu state, India (capital Chennai)
for the next 4 days.
for cyclones in your area,
you can also refer to
Thank you for making this clear.
My question then is how companies like Predict Wind manage to do this?
We usually download Grib files through a satellite request sent to 'email@example.com'.
They send the data back in package file which we then display in ZY Grib or similar.
Is there no way we can have a Windy Platform to display grib data we retrieve?
I am thinking that Windy must be receiving data to generate the display we are seeing - right - so if windy created the app, and steered us to the data request source /s then we effectively could have an off shore windy app?
Thank you for the amazing Windy platform
All GRIB files that you can received via several web app that you mentioned are GFS files which are free. Some of them offer ECMWF GRIB files but you must subscribe monthly payements.