The Masters Rowing International Facebook Group had a great discussion on which are the best wind apps to forecast rowing weather.
- 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
- 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.
- LighteningCast (can’t find the domain link)
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.