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The Weather Channel: Forecast, Radar & Alerts for iOS

By The Weather Channel Interactive Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 24, 2014

The Weather Channel gives you access to weather conditions in your current location or anywhere else in the world. Just let the app use GPS to find you, or type in the name of a city you're interested in, and you'll have a full forecast in front of you in no time.

Pros

Swipe through locations: You can add several different locations to your list of favorites, so you can quickly see what's going on there. From your home location, just swipe left to start paging through other cities to see what kind of weather your friends and family are having or to help you make the best packing decisions.

Multiple aspects: In addition to current information on temperature, wind direction and speed, humidity, and UV index, this app offers a lot of other types of data. Scrolling up reveals an hourly forecast with temperature and chance of precipitation, a 10-day forecast, and a current radar map for your location.

Cons

Banner ads: There are banner ads mixed in with the different weather information sections that you scroll through. Their placement right in the middle of your content makes it easy to hit them by accident.

Radar bugs: The radar map didn't always load during testing. There is also the option to play either the past radar or future projected, but that didn't always seem to work right, either.

Bottom Line

The Weather Channel app offers a lot of information in a smooth and attractive interface. While there are some bugs, it's definitely one of the better options for weather apps.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.0

• Stay prepared for severe weather with access to breaking news videos right on the home screen.

• Performance enhancements and bug fixes.

As always, we appreciate your feedback. Please email us at iphonesupport@weather.com with any suggestions or questions. If you like these changes, please let us know by rating and reviewing us in the App Store!

General

Release October 10, 2017
Date Added October 10, 2017
Version 9.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

Popularity

Total Downloads 14,065
Downloads Last Week 6
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Developer's Description

The Weather Channel App for iPhone is your best option for accurate forecasts and timely local weather alerts. Make confident decisions this summer, whether you are planning for the day, the entire week or the next 15 days. KNOW THE WEATHER ANYWHERE, RIGHT NOW. Learn what the forecast is, whether hourly, daily, weekly, weekend or 15-day. Cognitive Home Screen: Changes based on your current location, weather, and time of day, so you get your current conditions plus the weather info you need most. Hurricane Central: Monitor tropical storms and hurricanes and get safety and preparedness tips. When a tropical storm or hurricane forms, track it and stay safe with Hurricane Central. Detailed Current Conditions: Get "feels like" temperature, humidity, wind speed, and more. Weather Maps: Fast-loading radar maps show past and future doppler radar. Severe Weather Alerts: Stay safe with real-time National Weather Service notifications of severe weather including severe weather warnings about lightning, hail, flooding and severe storms. PLAN YOUR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WITH CONFIDENCE. Need weather information to help plan for road trips, picnics, camping or hiking? - the app lets you track and read detailed weather information in multiple locations around the world. Dress, pack and plan appropriately - know the rain and wind forecasts, tides, sunrise and sunset times, phases of the moon and even pollen counts. Get high-risk allergy alerts directly from the home screen, links to allergy insights, and a daily pollen outlook with our improved allergy tracker. GoRun Forecast: Like to run? Now you can create a personalized GoRun Forecast to help you answer questions like "When should I run? " "What should I wear? " "How far should I go? " Scroll to the Outdoors module in our app to try it out, and let us know what you think at iphonesupport@weather.com. FREE DETAILED WEATHER PROGRAMMING & FEATURES 24/7. Watch our morning show "The Lift": a 6-minute weather show that airs first on your app. Join Domenica Davis as she covers breaking weather, cool science, and amazing nature clips first thing in the morning. Available on your home screen weekdays from 6-11 a. m. Great for people on the go. Weather News: From severe storms to straight-up bizarre weather occurrences, we'll keep you up to date. Stunning Imagery: Amazing background photos match your current weather conditions. Sponsors allow us to bring you The Weather Channel app for free. AD-FREE VERSION. For those of you who want an ad-free version of our weather app, it is here. Our iOS app includes a $3.99 in-app purchase to remove all ads for 1 year. Simply go to the Settings menu in the app to complete the purchase. WEATHER ALERT APPLE WATCH INTEGRATION. Get precise weather updates, rain and lightning alerts and more of your favorite features right from your Apple Watch. Watch Glances: To activate The Weather Channel Glance, open the Apple Watch App on your iPhone, go to the "Glances" section, click "edit, " and add "The Weather." To activate the new The Weather Channel watch face complication, press firmly on the watch face that displays the time and tap "customize. " Then browse to the complication showing an umbrella icon. THE WEATHER CHANNEL ON THE WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA. Forgot your phone? Access many of the top app features on the web, wherever you go: find us at weather.com, like us on facebook.com/theweatherchannel, and follow us on Twitter @weatherchannel. PRIVACY. We respect your privacy. Please check out our Privacy Policy, which can be found here: https://weather.com/en-US/twc/privacy-policy and our Terms of Use, which can be found here: http://www.weather.com/common/home/legal.html. FEEDBACK. We love feedback. If you love our weather app, please rate and review us in the App Store. If you have questions or suggestions, please email us at iphonesupport@weather.com with any suggestions or questions.