The interface provides weather forecasts for a period of 7 days. Please note that the accuracy decreases as the forecast extends further into the future, so be sure to check regularly for up-to-date information. The displayed winds correspond to the indicated time or are based on the forecasts.
Weather data is updated four times a day, and new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is incorporated as soon as it becomes available.
The update process begins at 09:30 am UTC with the first 12 hours of data. Afterward, approximately every 10 minutes, 24 hours of forecasts are added. The complete forecast for the first week is available by 10:30 am UTC.
At 3:30 pm UTC, the process of updating meteorological data starts, loading the first 12 hours, and then 24 hours of data.
By 17:00 pm UTC, the full forecast is available, potentially impacting the optimal route.
Between these key moments, weather data is temporally interpolated, providing a displayed weather that combines new and old data.
Forecast Format: The weather data grid on the wind map can be 1°x1° or 0.25°x0.25° depending on the races. This format can be changed during a race if circumstances require it.
The first 12 hours of wind updates are integrated into the game interface approximately at 09:40 UTC, 15:40 UTC, 21:40 UTC, and 03:40 UTC. For precise information, be sure to check the interface regularly, as the weather displayed in the game remains the reference, even in cases of GRIB file delivery issues or delays.