Types of spots in the Windy.app

Types of spots in the Windy.app

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This page lists the main types of spots you can find, choose, make favorites, share, and do much more in the Windy.app application, community and site. All of them can be divided into several main groups:

  • Spots by sports
  • Weather stations
  • Nearest spots
  • Spots in seach
  • Other spots
  • Personal spots

Depending on the app's section you can find them:

  • On the app's Home screen
  • In the app's search
  • On the Weather Map
  • On the Spot screen
  • In the Windy.app Community
  • In your user profile

There are all the same spots on the Windy.app site, including Spots section by country, the Wind Map, Spotfinder for kitesurfing (more sports on the way), as well as the selections of best outdoor spots on various sports on the Windy.app blog.

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

Spots by sports and outdoor activities

As applied to outdoor activities, spots are special places for various sports. They can range in size from a particular point on a map for paragliding to the world's biggest ski areas like Dolomiti Superski in Italy, or some national parks where you can go hiking. But it's usually a relatively small place, like a beach for all kinds of surfing, a marina for yachting, or a cave or series of reefs for diving. Another type of spot is a mountain passes, which can be called "outdoor hubs" for many sports at once, including the same hiking and skiing, road cycling and mountain biking, climbing, and others. In the case of skydiving, your spot is the airport from which you take off and where you usually land (as well as the entire sky as you fly). So here are the kind of spots you can find in the Windy.app database:

Fishing spots — two fishes icon

Fishing sport in the Windy.app for iOS

Snow spots (ski resorts) — skier / snowflake icon

Snow spots in the Windy.app for iOS

Kite spots — kite icon

Kite spots in the Windy.app for iOS

Surf spots — surfboard icon

Surf spots in the Windy.app for iOS

Dive spots — dive mask and snorkel icon

Dive spots in the Windy.app for iOS

Windsurf spots — windsurf sail icon

Windsurf spots in the Windy.app for iOS

Marinas — boat / sail icon

Marinas in the Windy.app for iOS

Other spots (General outdoor spots) — geo icon

Outdoor spots in the Windy.app for iOS

Weather stations

Weather stations are the world’s main instruments for collecting weather data from which weather forecasts are made. But they also show the weather in real-time. Windy.app contains almost all the official stations in the world that are part of the WMO network — more than 30,000. In the app, they are also another type of spot for which you can see both real weather (wind and temperature) and a forecast for the next 1–10 days depending on the selected weather model for that spot. Like other outdoor spots, they can be found on the Home screen, in the search, on the Weather Map, and on the Spots screens themselves. You can do almost all of the same things with the weather stations, which will be described right below, as you do with other spots.

Learn also how to read weather stations screen in the Windy.app.

Weather station on the Weather Map — wind generator icon

Weather station on the weather map in the Windy.app for iOS

Live weather stations with the wind forecast and the most accurate weather model on the Weather Map

Live Weather Stations in the Windy.app for iOS

Nearest spots

Nearest spots and weather stations are spots based on your current location. To see them, you first need to give the app access to it in your phone's settings. You can also make your current location (and absolutely any point on the map) a spot and get a weather forecast for it.

Your current location as a spot on the Weather Map + widget on the Home screen

Your current location as a spot in the Windy.app for iOS

Nearest spot to your current location on the Home screen

Nearest spot to your current location on the Home screen in the Windy.app for iOS

Three nearest weather stations to your current location on the Home screen

Nearest weather stations in the Windy.app for iOS

Nearest spots to your current location on the Home screen

Nearest spots in the Windy.app for iOS

Nearest spots and weather stations in seach

Nearest spots and weather stations in seach in the Windy.app for iOS

Spots and weather stations with a route to your current location

Spots with a route to location in the Windy.app for iOS

Spots in the search

The spots in the search are some of the ones already listed above, as well as the three new types of spots you see in the search.

Found spots and weather stations in the search

Found spots in the Windy.app for iOS

Viewed spots and weather stations in the search

Viewed spots and Popular spots in the Windy.app for iOS

Popular spots in the search

Popular spots in the Windy.app for iOS

Other spots

Other spots are various additional types of spots you see depending on your other actions as a user. The main one with a self-speaking name is Favorite spots and weather stations.

Showed or hidden spots and weather stations in the Weather Map Settings

Showed or hidden spots in the Weather Map Settings in the Windy.app for iOS

Favorite spots and weather stations on the Home screen

Favorite Spots in the Windy.app for iOS

Pined (and unpined) spots and weather stations at the top of the Favorite spots list on the Home screen

Pined favorite spots on the Home screen in the Windy.app for iOS

Favorite spots and weather stations on the Weather Map (star icon)

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

Favorite spots and weather stations in your User Profile

Favorite spots in the User Profile in the Windy.app for iOS

Three nearest weather stations to a spot on its screen

Three nearest weather stations on the Spot screen in the Windy.app for iOS

Any point as a spot on the Weather Map and in search by geographic coordinates + widget on the Home screen

Any point on the Weather Map in the Windy.app for iOS

Favorite spots with offline weather forecast

Favorite spots with offline weather forecast in the Windy.app for iOS

Reviewed spots + free Windy.app Pro

Reviewed spots in the Windy.app for iOS

Saved spots and weather stations (on a screenshot)

Saved spots in the Windy.app for iOS

Shared spots and weather stations by a link, screenshoot, email and in other ways

Shared spots in the Windy.app for iOS

Spots in the Windy.app Community

The spots in the Community section are the spots that other app users have tagged in their photos. This is another good way to find a great spot you are looking for, immediately see how it looks like in reality, read a comment, and in some cases get to know the local outdoor enthusiast (author of the post) if he/she left his nickname in Instagram.

Spots in the Windy.app Community section in the Windy.app for iOS

Personal spots

Personal spots are spots and weather stations that you can add to the app if you don't find them in the database. In the first case, select any spot on the map and click "+", to the right of its coordinates, in the second — write to us at [email protected]

Private personal spots and weather stations (only you see it)

Private personal spot in the Windy.app for iOS

Public personal spots and weather stations (everybody see it)

Public personal spot in the Windy.app for iOS

Spots on the Windy.app site

Spots on the Windy.app site are all the same spots and weather stations found in the app. They are also available in similar places: on the Home page, in the search, in the Spots section by country, and on the Wind Map. On the site, they are classified by number and popularity among the app users who added them to their Favorites. For fans of kitesurfing, Sportsfinder is available separately (other sports on the way). Here's exactly what kind of spots are available:

  • Last visited spot by a user
  • The world's 12 top spots
  • The 16 top countries by spots
  • All spots in a country
  • The world's 24 top spots
  • Top 10 spots in each country
  • Nearby spots to each spot
  • Closest weather station to a spot
  • Spots on the Wind Map

Selections of best spots on the Windy.app blog

The best spot on the Windy.app blog are groups of different spots, specially selected by the editors of Windy.app and other experts for the same purpose — to help you find and choose places to practice your favorite sports and outdoor activities. These can be the most popular spots or the least known, the best spots for particular seasonals, the spots classified by geography: for the whole world, individual regions and countries, and the like. Here are a few examples:

And here's a collection of all articles about the world's best outdoor spots.

 

Updated on December 1, 2022.

Text: Windy.app

Cover photo: Rahul Bhosale / Unsplash

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