Over the past year, we have brought you more than 22 major and countless small updates and features.
Yet we are still ad-free and provide weather forecast to millions of users worldwide. To keep it that way, we decided to move some free features to Premium. We are also bringing new improvements to Premium, like Satellite Archive, better Compare Forecast, and more detailed maps of some models.
Learn more about each Premium feature in a brief introduction below:
1-hour forecast step
Access 1-hour forecast steps in the detailed forecast view and on all the weather maps. Hourly steps provide more detail and accuracy and allow for more fine-grained adjustments for weather events. They can be handy for predicting the timing and intensity of thunderstorms, rain showers, and other fast-moving weather systems that can change quickly.
In other words, you can better understand what is happening in the present and near future, which can help you make decisions about outdoor activities, travel, and other plans that are affected by the weather.
10-day forecast outlook
A 10-day forecast outlook provides a detailed prediction of weather for the next days with all available views - Basic, Airgram, Meteogram, Waves, Wind, and selected weather models.
Open the extended 10-day version at the end of the forecast table.
Forecast updates at least 4 times a day
The forecast provided by each weather model is updated at a minimum of 4 intervals in 24 hours. This means you will always have the latest forecast available at your disposal.
More detailed forecast maps
Higher resolution for all weather maps and models. View the weather conditions for any geographic area with a forecast resolution that considers the orography of the location, such as mountains and mountain ranges, and get more accurate results.
Below is an example of the HRRR model output in the Free (left) vs. Premium account (right), location Grand Canyon. The Premium version shows more weather patterns according to the area's terrain, ensuring a higher level of forecast quality.
Unlimited Favorites and Alerts
Create as many favorites and alerts for any location or webcam as you need, and have everything in one place.
Select weather parameters such as Wind, Rain, Waves, Temperature, and more, and get notified in advance before the conditions occur.
12-hour loop for Radar and Satellite
Track the past and current movement of storm systems, precipitation, or cloud cover with 12-hour history of Radar and Satellite.
Radars emit microwave energy and detect the energy reflected back from precipitation and other atmospheric objects, while satellites capture visible and infrared imagery of the Earth's surface.
Tide forecast in the forecast detail
A new perk for our Premium subscribers and for those who haven't joined the Premium club yet but frequently travel by sea, this is a feature worth subscribing to to elevate your voyages.
A significant change has been made to the detailed forecast. The Waves tab now includes Tide forecast data, allowing you to analyze weather conditions more comprehensively.
Satellite archive going back 1-year
History of satellite imagery for the last 12 months. Whether you are interested in analyzing past severe weather events such as hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical storms or the development of specific weather patterns, our satellite archive got you covered.
Route Planner for planning tasks
Route Planner is a comprehensive tool for planning tasks and trips with all the essential weather parameters. Set your waypoints on the map and view the forecast for the entire duration of the trip.
As a pilot, you will value the VFR and IFR forecast with full-scale Airgram. You will enjoy the Boat option with Waves forecast if you sail.
3D Globe display
View weather from the big picture with our 3D globe mode and visualize weather from a different perspective (desktop only).
Additional mobile widgets
Extra widgets with 1-hour forecast steps in all three sizes and Satellite widgets with BLUE, VISIBLE, INFRA, and INFRA Plus modes.
Learn more about Windy widgets here.
Additional options for Windy's interface allow setting any layer as default and having your favorite parameters present when browsing through or opening the app. Furthermore, you can also save the 1-hour forecast view so Windy remembers your preferred settings.