When planning your next passage, either locally or offshore, it is essential to know the best time of year to depart by comparing the average wind & wave conditions. This functionality replaces the need for pilot charts, which have traditionally been the go-to tool for passage planning.
You can access this information for any location and passage around the world with PredictWind Local Knowledge.
On the main menu click on Local Knowledge. You can scroll or search an area of interest. We can check an existing passage for seasonal data or create our own passage.
First, we will explore an existing passage.
Click on the passage icon on the map
Click on view details
Scroll down to seasonal weather statistics, here we will see the average monthly statistics for the current month covering the entire passage. The start, end and 3 evenly spaced way points are averaged to give the seasonal data for the route.
Click on view seasonal weather statistics to compare months.
In the table, we can compare monthly averages
Click on a monthly wind rose to see details for that month.
We can click through the next months or previous months.
Click close to exit.
Then Click x
To add a new Passage, Click the Plus button in local knowledge
Click Marine Locations
Scroll the map to your start location
Click Confirm Location
Scroll the map to your end location
Enter the passage name
Other details you know about the passage
A relevant image or video link
Choose Public or to a friend's group
Then tap save
The passage will be saved with your details.
Tap view details to check your passage
The seasonal weather data can take up to 24 hours to be processed and displayed.
You can edit the passage, by clicking on edit Location.
Click X to exit the passage