Raymarine adds global weather forecast data

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Raymarine users get access to weather forecasts from Theyr Weather.

FLIR Systems has announced that the latest Raymarine LightHouse OS now includes a graphical weather forecast (GRIB) viewer app, which enables boaters to access Theyr global weather data on-demand directly on Raymarine multifunction navigation displays.

The LightHouse GRIB Viewer app uses wi-fi to download and display high-resolution weather forecast information on-screen. Raymarine users who subscribe to the service can access the forecasts by connecting to a marina wi-fi, a mobile hotspot or satellite internet.

The Theyr weather forecasts include meteorological information such as wind speed, atmospheric pressure, precipitation, air temperature, sea surface temperature, and wave heights. Boaters in northern Europe can also access tidal stream data while US boaters have access to NEXRAD Doppler weather radar.

“We are thrilled to offer boaters around the world access to current weather forecast data on-demand,” said Grégoire Outters, vice president and general manager of FLIR Maritime. “Knowing what the weather will bring is vitally important to boaters everywhere, whether they are coastal cruising, or making an extended offshore passage.

“The high resolution weather data from Theyr makes it possible for our customers to navigate safely and more efficiently.”

Raymarine MFD users can download the latest LightHouse OS update at Raymarine.com. The forecast service is available as a 30-day free trial and then monthly for US$14.95 or US$99 for annual subscriptions.

In addition to receiving the forecasts on their displays, subscribers can also access weather and ocean forecasts via Theyr’s GRIBview mobile and web applications. For boaters who currently use a free GRIB weather service, the LightHouse GRIB viewer app is also compatible with internet-sourced GRIB weather forecasts.

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