Ivan Kuznetsov — author of the Windy.app blog

Ivan Kuznetsov — author of the Windy.app blog


Ivan is an outdoor journalist, editor and writer from the Dolomites, Italy, and Karelia, Finland, with 10 years of professional experience.

In addition to degrees in marketing and management of tourisim, he graduated from the School of Environmental Education of Legambiente, the largest Italian ecological association.

His favorite outdoor activities are road cycling, hiking, trekking and backpacking, climbing via ferratas, kayaking, mushrooms and berry picking, birdwatching and sauna.

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Learn to read Planetary K-Index — get the geomagnetic storms forecast

What is cloud cover and how else do we measure clouds

What is the wind speed and how do we measure it

Windsurf, sail, and do even more. The outdoor guide to Lake Como in Italy

What is the difference between weather and climate, and seasons

How to read contour lines on weather maps. A brief manual

Explore different types of contour lines. Relief, atmosphere, ocean, and more

Contour lines — a useful tool for better weather forecasting

What is cloud top and how else do we measure clouds

What is freezing level chart in your weather forecast? Yes, it is about snow, but not only

Get the weather forecast for all US national parks ranked by your Google search

What is total accumulated precipitation and why is it different

How to read a weather map like an expert. Wind, precipitation, fronts, and more

What is cloud base and how else do we measure clouds

What do weather symbols mean on your favorite app's screen

How to enjoy hiking in the rain if you never did it before

How to read the Air Quality Index map in the area of your living and outdoor activities

Three situations when you may need the offline weather forecast

Everything you want to know about surfing Olympics debut in Japan, 2021

How to read wind direction. Even if it sounds too simple

Learn to read UV Index scale — stay safe under the sun

How to install a weather widget on your smartphone or a website

Safe ice thickness for walking is 10 cm. What about skiing, ice fishing, and riding a huge truck

What are weather stations and why do you need it for weather forecasting

What are tidal datums. Learn about the most common in the world: LAT and MLLW

How to read wind barbs — wind speed and direction symbols

Editor and contibutor

Meet the main electric planes companies

Everything you need to know about electric planes

Choosing a spot for kitesurfing on the Crimea Peninsula. My experience in four places

What is extreme weather and what does it have to do with climate change

It finally happened: the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for climate modeling

The guide to Teide National Park — the most popular one in Spain

What is the Karman line? It defines the edge of space

The best and worst weather for cycling. Examples from 2021 Vuelta a España

Get the weather forecast for kitesurfing, windsurfing, and surfing spots all around Spain

It's all Greek to me. Use Deviation for sailing and other sports

“It’s OK to be afraid. You need to try if you want to grow”. Tips for surfers from Seva Shulgin

The complete guide to wind sports and the wind speed required to practice them

How Windy.app helps its users. Get to know yourself in these stories

How to choose the right windsurf sail size

What are the different types of windsurf sails on the market

How to choose the right kiteboarding kite size

What are the different types of kitesurfing kites

A brief guide to kiteboarding for beginners

How to compare weather forecasts. Yes, they can be different

How to measure wind speed and power conditions by the Beaufort scale

What are weather radars and how to read a live weather radar map

Read the thematic collections of articles in Windy.app blog

How to read snow forecast to get better experience in winter sports

What is feels like temperature and why it is different

What Windy.app users say about winning the WMO Mobile Apps Awards

What does the 10 day weather forecast mean? Let's deal with this and other common durations

How to read wind rose. Look, it is not only beautiful, but useful to you

How to use weather history for better weather forecasting

Find out which weather models Windy.app users choose the most

Sailing routes in the Mediterranean for inexperienced skippers

How to get first-time skipper experience and prepare yourself for sailing


Ivan is also an author of guides to the app, news, and many other pages.


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