Many web based services (including services such as US Grib, Windfinder, WindGuru, MetView, BuoyWeather, and SeaBreeze) use the freely available GFS model from the USA Met Service (NOAA). Whilst the GFS is a good weather model, and free, it is only run at 60km resolution and therefore does not capture the local topography effects. At PredictWind we run our own proprietary model at 60km/8km/1km resolution capturing the local topography effects to produce a forecast of unparalleled accuracy. Please see the resolution video to gain a better understanding of the impact on resolution on accuracy.
- What does PWG / PWE / GFS / ECMWF stand for?
- Are there certain weather situations that the model will perform poorly?
- What happens if the forecast is wrong yesterday, should I still trust today's forecast?
- How accurate should I expect the forecast to be?
- What do the abbreviations TWS, TWD, TWA, SOG & COG stand for?