> Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters FishingBoating Features Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : PredictWind and MetService partner for live wind data
PredictWind and MetService partner for live wind data

'Screen shot of the real time wind observations - displayed on a PC/Mac screen. A mobile application is also available to give subscribers instant weather in their pockets.'    PredictWind.com

Real-time observations of wind speed and direction are now available from 84 weather stations throughout New Zealand, thanks to a new partnership between Auckland company PredictWind and the New Zealand MetService.

Auckland company PredictWind and the New Zealand MetService have this week announced a service that makes real time observations of wind data available for as little as $1.60 per month, via PredictWind’s website and Android and iPhone Apps.

Predictwind can graph real-time observations from 1-24 hour periods -  PredictWind.com  
The launch of the service also marks the completion of the first stage in PredictWind's plans to roll out observational data for thousands of weather stations worldwide.

PredictWind makes technology that is proven in the competitive world of grand prix yacht racing accessible to recreational racing and cruising sailors, fishermen, kayakers and other water users. Since the company first commercialised its America's Cup winning wind prediction technology in 2008, it has gathered a following of more than 50,000 subscribers worldwide, eager to utilise its accurate and detailed wind forecast services.

Now users can check the accuracy of forecasts by viewing real time weather station data that is updated every minute.

'The presentation of real time wind data is a critical part of the decision making process for racing sailors, cruising sailors, and powerboaters,' says founder Jon Bilger.

'Being able to look at real time trends in wind speed and direction, enables our customers to make better decisions on the water. Like, is the wind speed still increasing, or has it reached the peak? The comparison of the real time weather data and the PredictWind forecast can give the customer a huge level of confidence in the forecast.'

Under the partnership, PredictWind displays wind speed and direction at one minute intervals, taken from each MetService weather station from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island. Data is also taken from the well known Coastguard Nowcasting stations such as Bean Rock, Manukau Heads, Tiri and Channel Island, which are long relied on by boaties as important measures of current conditions.

Predictwind uses real-time weather data provided from 84 MetService stations around NZ. -  PredictWind.com  
'We have designed the technology for the average boatie who wants to see what is happening now, like they can with their VHF, but also get a snapshot of the trend over the last six hours,' says Jon Bilger.

The weather station data can be graphed for the last 1, 6 or 48 hour periods. Individual weather stations can be graphed, or compared with other stations. The weather data can also be animated on Google Maps to see variations over the surrounding areas.

'Wherever you are, you want weather information that’s both relevant and useful,' says MetService’s general manager communications Jacqui Bridges. 'Teaming up with PredictWind is a great way for MetService to get this data to boaties where and when they most need it, be it for safety or sporting success.'

PredictWind services, including forecasting, routing, boat tracking and weather alerts, can be obtained on a free or paid basis from www.predictwind.com, and the PredictWind App can be downloaded from the iPhone/iPad or Android App stores.


by Zoe Hawkins

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=97469

9:07 AM Mon 21 May 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

21 Mar 2012  PredictWind launch new wind forecast App for iPhone and Android
07 Mar 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Light winds or not for race finish?
06 Mar 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Saturday party, Sunday finish predicted for Leg 4
27 Feb 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Camper slips down the fleet
26 Feb 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Camper loses lead as breakaway group forms
25 Feb 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Puma heads for New Zealand at 20kts plus
25 Feb 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Camper lead, but is Puma about to pounce?
24 Feb 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Will the East come through with a dividend?
23 Feb 2012  Gladwell's Line: Who is really leading the Volvo Ocean Race?
21 Feb 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Lead changes as fleet make big move north
MORE STORIES ...






Power Boat News





Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,






























Yamaha inspires students to succeed by Yamaha Motor Australia,








Swan celebrates sales success *Feature by Jeni Bone,




Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science by Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and colleagues,


Stealth i14 out of China by Neil Patchett,


















2014 National 4x4 Outdoors Show: Popularity of caravanning and camping
2015 Sydney Inte'l Boat Show - Boating Industry commences planning
Last chance to join 2014 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this evening
Pacific Boating membership offers hassle-free boating *Feature
Marine15 expands trade, networking and B2B opportunities *Feature
2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - Huge prize packs up for grabs
4X4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo wows water lovers
John Wilson has sights set on second P1 SuperStock title
Torquay Grand Prix - Pertemps tops table on penultimate day
Plain sailing for yachts with river cargo ship ban in Shanghai
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this afternoon
Sydney Int'l Boat Show - Stellar results for Multihull Solutions
NSW Environment Minister awards 'Fish Friendly' Marina Accreditations
Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new'
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - High-Diver Steve Black is back
4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating Expo - Campfire cooking corner
See the heat with FLIR ONE *Feature
John Temple to retire, Will Sangster appointed General Manager
Multihull Central launches Aquila range at SIBS *Feature
If all else fails read the instructions!!   
If all else fails read the instructions!!   
Sun shines on recreational boating at Sydney International Boat Show   
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature   
2014 Offshore Superboat Championships - The boats are back!   
Sydney International Boat Show - Days 3 & 4 *Feature   
Kirby Marine launch 13metre Naiad Tender   
Shellfish reefs in Port Phillip Bay to be rejuvenated   
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - What's your trailer boat worth?   
Custom exhaust system solves buoyancy problem   
Sydney International Boat Show - Day 2 *Feature   
Marine Rescue volunteers celebrate new unit and $120,000 vessel   
Sydney International Boat Show - images from Day 1 *Feature   
Pantaenius Insurance - being seen in yellow, green and orange *Feature   
Sydney International Boat Show begins!   
Sydney International Boat Show - Changed conditions on Sydney Harbour   
Fraser Island annual fishing closure starts August 1   
Mildura boaters reminded Murray River will be low until mid August   
Gold Coast Broadwater no closer to welcoming supermaxis *Feature   
Sydney International Boat Show - all systems go!   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT