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With PocketGrib GRIB file viewer you can easily download, view and analyse global weather data.

Wind, preciptation, pressure, temperature and wave data extracted from GRIB files are displayed through our simple interface.

This GRIB viewer is perfect for sailors (both sailing and in the pub), windsurfers, storm chasers, outdoor enthusiasts, amateur and professional meteorologists.

- Choose your map location and have weather information overlaid
- Mapped weather can be animated
- Weather can be viewed as a meteogram (graph) or raw data
- Configurable download to minimise file sizes (great for roaming)
- GRIB files can be downloaded to your PC
- Displays online or offline

PocketGrib downloads and displays the following weather types:
- Wind speed and direction (10 m above mean sea level)
- Precipitation (rain, snow etc)
- Pressure
- Air temperature
- Waves (including Mediterranean and Black Sea)
- Cloud cover
- Relative humidity
- CAPE (Convective Atmospheric Potential Energy)
- Current (Atlantic only)
Direct download of GRIB data from NOAA's GFS (Global Forecast System) model
- Forecasts up to 8 days
- Data steps: 3hr, 6hr, 12hr
- Worldwide Coverage
- Resolution: 0.25°, 0.5°, 1°, 2°
- Data updated 4 times a day (every 6 hours)
Also support for COAMPS, WW3, NOGAPS, RTOFS (Currents) and FNMOC WW3 (Mediterranean wave) models.

By downloading only what the user needs it it possible to keep the GRIB files small which makes it especially convenient for low bandwidth regions or when roaming internationally.

GRIB forecasts are published without human intervention or review. Therefore some knowledge and awareness is required by the end user. Most GRIB models do NOT accurately forecast hurricanes and tropical cyclones so their use should be combined with specific hurricane and tropical cyclone forecasts.

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Recently changed in this version

-Added support for GFS 0.25x0.25° resolution GRIBs

Comments and ratings for PocketGrib
  • (59 stars)

    by Michael Marino on 22/05/2015

    Good information in a very usable package.

  • (59 stars)

    by Mark Noneman on 18/05/2015

    Easy to use. Small GRIB file size is fast to download on the slowest wifi!

  • (59 stars)

    by Jos Van Den Berg on 15/05/2015

    Works perfect.

  • (59 stars)

    by Andrew Lyon on 30/04/2015

    I use this at work on an ATB and at home and find it reliable and easy to use.

  • (59 stars)

    by L Skgncufy on 25/04/2015

    Sometimes the map connection let's it down, but I love the ability to run the grib files on my phone

  • (59 stars)

    by Greg Smith on 23/04/2015

    Easy to use. Low data consumption.

  • (59 stars)

    by danvid marson on 22/04/2015

    totaly---- usefull----- offline even if you save some google maps of your intended location they dont work ofline evan a crappy out line map would improve it 100 % please ignore erlier comment as have now found outline map. you tick a box in the settings so it has improved it 100%

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