Biggest update of the summer: two new weather profiles — Foil and Dive, plus hundreds of spots

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With the biggest update of the summer, starting with the Windy.app's new version 11.1 from July 28, 2022, two new weather profiles for foiling and diving are available, including hundreds of spots for the latter.

A weather profile is a ready-made set of weather elements and data important for a particular sport. Previously, the app had 11 such profiles, the purpose of which can easily be guessed from their names: Sail, Kite, Windsurf, Surf, Fish, Fish Pro, Air, Ski, Bike, Lite, and Expert. Now there are 13 of them, including Foil and Dive.

Foil weather profile

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Foil is short for foiling. It’s a popular sport whose name comes from the word “hydrofoil,” an underwater fin attached to surfboards, SUPs, and all such, or to the bottom of a boat. The fin literally lifts you above the surface of the water when you move, either by the force of the wind, of the wave itself, or of an electric motor, as in the case of e-foiling. Essentially foiling is a form of surfing, including kitesurfing and windsurfing, as well as yachting. So the same spots are suitable for foiling as for surfing and sailing.

The weather profile includes the following 10 elements:

  • Wind direction
  • Wind speed
  • Wind gusts
  • Air temperature
  • Clouds
  • Precipitation
  • Sea temperature
  • Swell size (heigh)
  • Swell direction
  • Swell period

Dive weather profile

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Dive is short for diving. It is also a popular sport that involves diving in a variety of ways in order to enjoy and explore the underwater world. The diving varieties fall into two large groups: without equipment for holding breath (free diving) and with equipment for artificial respiration (snorkeling, scuba diving, and others). Almost any deep enough reservoirs are suitable for diving, but the cleaner the water in them, the better visibility, so it is usually a large lake, sea or ocean. Popular diving spots are caves, reefs, and shipwrecks. There are also dive resorts, which may include more that one spot.

The weather profile includes the following 13 elements:

  • Swell size (heigh)
  • Swell direction
  • Swell period
  • Sea temperature
  • Wind direction
  • Wind speed
  • Wind gusts
  • Air temperature
  • Clouds
  • Precipitation
  • Tides
  • Moonrise/set
  • Sunrise/set

How to activate new weather profiles and find spots

1. To activate a profile, click on the icon to the right of the list of weather models under the wind rose on the spot page. Select Foil or Dive. Get the weather forecast you are used to in the table. You can also add weather items from other profiles and create your own.

Diving spots on the Weather Map in the Windy.app for iOS

Dive weather profile in the Windy.app for iOS

2. To find a spot, type its name or geographic coordinates in the search box on the Home screen or select the type of spot you want in the Weather Map's Settings. New dive spots are marked by a mask and snorkel icon. As with the other spots, many of them have a spot info section with basic information.

Surf and dive spors search in the Windy.app for iOS

Spot info in the Windy.app for iOS

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About Windy.app

Windy.app is the leading professional weather app for wind sports and outdoor activities: kitesurfing, sailing, fishing, paragliding, and others. It is useful for anyone who is interested in meteorology and wants to become a weather expert. In 2020, the application was recognized the best in its category by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The key features of the app includes 10 Day Weather Forecast, Compare Mode of all major weather models, Live Wind Map, Real-Time Forecast from 30 thousands weather stations, Weather History (2021–2012), Atmospheric Fronts, and others. Windy.app is available for both iOS/iPadOS and Android mobile platforms.

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