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Wind Apps to forecast rowing weather

The Masters Rowing International Facebook Group had a great discussion on which are the best wind apps to forecast … read more

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The Masters Rowing International Facebook Group had a great discussion on which are the best wind apps to forecast rowing weather.

Wind Compass app screenshots Wind Compass app screenshots

  • WindCompass is a super simple app that shows windspeed, gusts, wind direction, hourly & daily weather forecast (temp, chance of precipitation) and sunrise/set.
  • Hi-Def Radar
  • MyRadar
  • WindFinder is my personal favourite – it also has an app version.  it shows gust strength as well as wind speed which is pretty important for us rowers.  It shows a 7 day forecast in timeslots every 3 hours.

    WindFinder App WindFinder App

  • LighteningCast (can’t find the domain link)
  • WindGuru

Similar apps to Lightningcast for accurate weather Android

The group also had a great discussion about how much wind we could / should row in.

The best advice was this

I go by wave height, not wind, but 6 inches is horrible to row in, so, in a single, I won’t row over 4-5 inches.

There’s no delicate way to put this. If you’re a regular Rowperfect reader, you’re just . . . well . . . smarter than most people looking to improve their rowing, sculling, coxing or coaching.

About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe

One thought on “Wind Apps to forecast rowing weather

  1. Hey Rebecca – Glad you liked my review of WindCompass and my suggestions for Hi-Def Radar and MyRadar. Thanks for sharing them as a part of this article.

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