The PredictWind Offshore App (Windows/Mac/iPad/iPhone & Android) will allow you to download GRIB files, Weather Routes, Departure Planning, GMDSS forecasts & Satellite Imagery.
If you already have a PredictWind account, you do not need to register.
The Free and Basic PredictWind Packages allow you to get Global GRIB files (50km resolution), however, you are not able to get these Gribs over a Satellite/SSB connection on the Free & Basic versions. We recommend buying the Standard or Professional PredictWind Packages for full use of the Offshore Application. You can see a full feature comparison table on our pricing page .
We highly recommend that you look at all the relevant Offshore App help topics, so that you do not miss out on any important features. You can view the 'The Essential' help topics in less than 10 minutes.
The help topics are available without an Internet connection if you select the "help" menu from the Offshore App. All help topics can be printed, if you prefer a hard copy.
The Offshore App has an interface to allow direct downloads with the following Satellite systems:
- Iridium GO!
- The Optimizer gives direct download access for Iridium, Inmarsat, Thuraya, VSAT, MSAT systems. Please check compatibility here.
Alternatively, you can send an email request to get weather data. You will need to have a satellite email system. SSB Radio users can also retrieve data via the Pactor Modem and the email request feature.