On www.windfinder.com they changed the forecast map. now it looks like this:

new interactive map

before, it had much more details, and you could zoom in it to find out the perfect spot for the forecasted wind direction:

old google map

see http://blog.windfinder.com/post/20001171353/wind-forecasts-on-google-maps

are these googlemap-forecasts still available somewhere?

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    Have you got your pictures the wrong way round? The first one seems to have much more info.
    – Rory Alsop
    May 17 '13 at 10:54
  • nothing wrong here: the new map is the first one. It is not that bad, only in the old map you could zoom in further. that's why I would like to have access to the old map too still
    – rubo77
    May 17 '13 at 19:08

The data from the old wind forecasts probably came from NOAA, and it's available here. The raw data is in the form of GRIB files.

You can do a search for "GRIB Viewer" and find some apps that will work. You can also search for "GRIB KML", and might be able to download grib files in a KML/KMZ format that can be shown on Google Earth or Google Maps.


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