Windy launches Route Planner

  • What an excellent feature, and cements the fact that Windy is thinking outside the box and pushing to progress the fine art of weather exposition..

    • The time and therefore weather should be presented along the route correct for the predicted time of arrival.
    • Maybe actual route planning for road traffic - maybe as extra chargeable, tie-in with TomTom or another route provider?
    • use a small icon of the intended user, car for car journey, plane for flight etc.

    Those are my thoughts so far, but a great feature, look forward to it arriving on mobile.

  • I like the new functionality. There is one thing that I miss:

    I used to set a waypoint easily on a specific latitude/longitude in the old version. Would it be possible to display the lat/lon next to each waypoint, just like this is done for the weather picker? Of course updating realtime when a waypoint is dragged.......

    At the moment it's a bit of a guessing game to put a waypoint on the right lat/lon.

    Thank you,


  • Administrator

    Hey guys, we just published a new version of our route planner. Just some small improvements.


    • added switch to change direction of movement (relative/absolute wind and wave directions)
    • added "reverse route" button
    • route detail remains open when waypoints are changed or any changes are happening
    • uncountable ammount of minor fixes

    Thanks for your feedback, we have been working on another version :-)

  • at you can find a simple version of a routing tool where you can adjust boat speed and starting time. what is missing here though is the forecast in table form or even as a graph. i'm sure windy can go one better. :-) thanks for all the helpful tools!


  • If possible to zoom in on the "time line."
    At least to an hourly zoom
    Would be "a nice to have" feature

  • Love it, once I had a play and got used to the new features. Good stuff Windy.

  • Good job Windy team! Best App kml not uploaded why are problems sir?

  • it's in Kilometers?!!! for navigation???

  • Wen we try to sue te "distance and planning"tool its provided in kilometres! at sea we use nautical miles.

  • Moderator

  • Sailor

    I think most of this has been said but just to reiterate, from a sailing perspective there is little point having the forecast along the entire route for one moment in time as clearly, for a journey of any length, the situation will have changed substantially by the time the boat (moving at 6-7kts) has got there! So it would be really nice if 'boat mode' by default showed the predictions along the route given a specific boat speed.

    That said, I have now got the hang of the fact that the weekdays along the top of the table do not relate to the weather beneath (this was very confusing) and I can make predictions by shifting the bar around. It's a bit cumbersome, but nonetheless worthwhile and helping me guide my friends across the Indian Ocean.

    The last request is that the routes be save-able! (if they are already I have not seen how?). It is a pain to have to keep re-entering multiple waypoints everytime I come back to the app!

    Thanks for everything, this is the most brilliant weather program in existance!

  • Dear Windy,

    Nice feature; I will use it to track distance to my enroute alternates! However, can you provide me the definitions of 1) ECMWF and 2) GFS? Also how is Windy defining [cloud height] 1) medium clouds and 2) low clouds?


  • Moderator

  • @marekd love it love it love it

  • U guys R awesome with cutting edge thinking ....beautifully done once the user gets past the learning curve

  • Pilot

    Toll, das Euer Bestreben ist, vielen Interessenten viel Informationen zur Verfügung zu stellen. Danke
    Hochachtungt für Euer Bemühen,

  • @marekd
    I'm a balloonist and have a high emphasis on surface and lower elevation winds (100m, 300m, 500 m, 750m) for flight planning. Other than that as of now => great tool.

  • This is a super feature, thank you I'll use it for flight planning both VFR and IFR low level to 20.000 ft. For this I would need to add route, departure time ETD, True Airspeed TAS and altitude.
    Important extra information is a 0 degree gradient relative to MSL(!), ising and information about CBs. For routes of a duration of more than one hour, the diagram should show weather relative to time. Alternatively, use time at the midpoint of the route. I would prefer wind arrows north up, but the red/black/green coloring is excellent.
    Finally, a nice to have would be mean of groundspeed and arrival time - ETA.

  • Meteorologist

    Thankyou @marekd for the updated VFR display.

    I greatly appreciate the work you (and the team) are putting into this product - which makes my work a little bit easier :)

  • Moderator

    On VFR, the gray shades are R.H., OK.
    What is the lower limit of the shaded area? 50% ? 90% ?
    The shades are every 10% ?

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