Ventusky: Weather Maps App Reviews

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Crying inside

So I ponied up and bought this app. It is raining where I am for the second day in a row and this app shows nothing. Weather bug showed a huge system, Ventusky showed nothing. I love weather and I am a sailor so I thought this would be a decent enough replacement for Storm when after they tooketh away. I am still hopeful though.

2 stars to 3 stars

When I initially wrote this review I got this app because of the detail you can see with it on an hourly time frame. At the time of writing my initial review I rated 2 stars because after an update the 1 hour time frame was not an option anymore. Now the 1 hour time frame is back as an option so I will bump it 3 stars. My reasoning is even though the 1 hour is an option as it moves through each 1 hour time frame on a majority of them the weather doesn’t change at all until every 3rd 1 hour time frame frame. Also because of the developer response I got from my initial 2 star review stating that the 1 hour time frame being removed as an option was not true. I had the app open in front of my very eyes, searched through numerous settings to try to find the 1 hour time frame that was not showing anymore.

For hurricane forecast

This app is invaluable.

Check time zones

Hi, Just downloaded; for US Eastern Daylight time, it correctly shows UTC +4. However, the app icon shows the moon (night) from 6 pm on. Sunset is in fact about 9 pm locally. Thanks!

Crashes when I need it most

Traveling, finally want to use this app. Nope, crashes... why pay for it when they can’t keep it up to date? iOS 11.4

No astronomical data displayed

This is a potentially very good app for weather. Well designed and presented, but—sun and moon data blocks are blank. There is nothing I can discover to get these displays to work. So three star rating until I can get the app to actually work.

Best Weather App

I have been able to locate some Tropical Storms with this app and predict storm intensity in the Midwest. I would like to say, why is this not #1 in Weather Apps. This app is to die for!

Nice interface

I love this app

Great App

It would be nice if there were some better instructions and a legend to help understand all of the features.

It’s awesome

It tells you everything you need to know

Best Wx App

This is the best for sure 👍

Good app for weather movements

Been using for nearly a year. Working outdoors and traveling between locations this app is very good at helping reduce the stress of not knowing what may come

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Bad app! Keeps crashing.

This app keeps crashing every time I open it - iPhone and iPad alike. I delete it, reinstall it, and works only once. It is paid app, so save your money. Not worth it!

Reliable & Handy

I’ve been looking for an easy affordable tool to help me keep track of the in my area, this App has help me tremendously. I live in a windy are of SoCal in the high desert Northeast of LA, my hobbies include flying RC aircraft and it’s indispensable to have reliable information for flight planning and on the field. Thanks for making it available.

May 2018

I have really enjoyed this app up until this month. I was having issues with it crashing. The developer was quick to respond and the solution they offered corrected the issue. I have adjusted my rating accordingly. Thank you.

Great App but...

They need to change the color option so that wind speed background is legible in the darker shades. When the jet stream at 12K meters is displayed in a dark purple, the wind speed numbers are black and practically invisible. I posted this a while back, and they fixed it to show numbers in white on dark background. Great Job!

Florida Hurricanes

This app gives reliable hurricane predictions. Over the years I have noticed that TV predictions are modified to produce fear in populated areas in an effort to raise awareness and preparedness. With Ventusky, you get more accurate predictions. I have lived in Florida 25 years.

Great App!

5/13/18. The developer has corrected the problem. I always loved the app and now I can use it without issues! 12/2/17 update. Going from 4 to 2 stars. The developer hasn’t fixed the disappearing bug I reported. I can only view the map for a few seconds before it disappears. It becomes totally useless at that point. I’ll definitely change my review if this problem gets corrected. ———————- Love the Web app (found it in the UK Mail coverage of the Irma and Maria hurricanes) and I was hooked. The iOS app is a great start. Two problems I have are that: . The app doesn’t remember the prior setting. . The map disappears when I change settings. Apologies if these have already been reported. Thanks and looking forward to more features. Chuck

Crashing(not anymore)

Keeps crashing on iphone x. Not able to use this app for months now. And its a paid app. Fix please. Update: Reinstalled. Fixed the issue. Thank you


It would very helpful for aviators to know cloud ceilings and layer in addition to the percentage of coverage that you already provide.

Love it

Came from “myradar” after that went downhill. Found the website, which is awesome, that led me here.

App is crashing

The app is crashing as soon as it opens, both on iPhone and iPad.

Impressive how quickly my issue was address

I had a problem with the app not working after upgrading to to IOS 11.3. The developer addressed it immediately. Thanks!

App Crush

Pls update this version. Crush in iPhone 7 Plus iOS 11.3

Newest update

With newest update Not working no wind speed or arrows just blank screen Update Uninstalled app and reinstalled as requested by developer not works great Thanks

Well done!

A visual presentation of weather patterns, in several formats, from several models. I enjoy the application quite thoroughly.

Almost Perfect

It seems to be a little difficult to predict rain and weather related to storms, but it still does it. Amazing app!


On days when you have to decide whether or not it’s even smart to try to get to work, knowing the near real-time local accumulations along your route is invaluable. This is the best app I’ve seen so far for doing that.

Best weather app!

I’ve used the website for a couple years and finally got the app for my phone! This has been more accurate than any other weather apps out there! Love it! Great interface & the info is pretty darn close to what my weather stations indicate. I use this for wind speeds when traveling, planning a fishing trip! Very dependable!!

New Update 3/19/18–Crashes out the gate

Nope... try again. Can not even open the app—/crashes immediately. iPhone 8+

Sailors Dream Ap

As a life long sailor I find myself not only informed but entertained by this app. The maps are not only easy to interpret they are beautiful ! Thanks so much!!!! Weather junkie Leaves happy!!! Best Hillary

Love this app

This is a wonderful app, gives you all the weather you need anywhere on the planet real time.

The best detailed weather app out there

Ventusky has to be the best detailed weather app available today. Reliable forecasts and easy to use graphical display has been proven accurate time after time


This app was recommended by a friend who is a meteorologist. It is awesome! That is all.

So bad

I want to get my money

Incredibly valuable

As a private pilot, I love this app. It gives an incredibly valuable overview of how the air is moving, and how it’s expected to change. The visual display gives you an intuitive sense that’s hard to get any other way. It also shows details, like patches of winds you might not anticipate from a Surface Analysis, METARs, TAFs, or winds aloft. Other layers like temps, air pressure, Thunderstorms and freezing levels also help build your understanding of the day’s conditions. And it’s fun to look at big picture stuff all around the world. Two minor complaints: Value numbers can be impossible to read against dark colored areas like storms, and don’t increase in size when you zoom in. Wind streak lines are a bit short. I’d like to see more custom display settings like on the web version.

Really cool app

I came across this by accident and LOVE it. Really cool during hurricane season

Legends Needed

Similar to the web version, it would be quite nice to display a legend for the colors. Also very nice would be to add more detail elements to the base layer (e.g. roads, more cities). Thank you for a very useful ap.

Mesmerizing Visuals

I watched the 2017 hurricane season on Ventusky as my go to for info. Worth buying.

Tried Many Weather Apps...

None even come close to this app, it’s the best by far. Only wish the cloud layer/imagery was higher resolution - should be an easy improvement to make.

best weather map on the web

the info here is amazing. used it daily in meteorology class- see fronts, high/low patterns, hurricanes develop, coriolis trends, the works. AND it’s beautiful!!

Great App!

If you want a weather App with world wide wind, ocean waves and other weather related events on a global scale, this is it. A very intuitive, and user friendly app that is not full of pesky ads. I use this several times a day and always marvel at the wind and wave illustrations. I love this app!


Please keep improving the already great app and never go to ads!

Web site

Web site is better then the app. More accurate, zoom in and out buttons, easier to use.

Best weather app.

This is my new best weather app. Gives snow depth and temps for the whole area

Best weather visualizer

Occasional freezes easily restarts. First class in every other way.

Actually 5 star app....

...but still buggy. Looses map and you have to reinstall. Developers very communicative. Just hope they fix sometime soon. Invaluable for drone flying.

Highly useful, esp. if you understand CW & CCW winds

Esp. if you understand CW & CCW winds

Use a different forecast model

The GFS model is never accurate. No matter how far out you look at the forecast for this weather model.

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