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WeatherBug – Weather Forecast

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WeatherBug – Weather Forecast
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Download the most popular free weather app powered by the largest professional weather network in the world! WeatherBug is easy to use and provides forecasts for your every need, from storm warnings to pollen levels. Our weather network delivers the fastest alerts and the best real-time forecasts (current, hourly and 10-day). The weather app has 18 different weather maps, including: Doppler radar, lightning, wind, temperature, alerts, pressure, and humidity. Join the millions who rely on WeatherBug for weather forecasts every day! “I love WeatherBug! It’s always accurate & is the first place I go for up-to-the minute weather!” –iOS User WEATHERBUG FEATURES: YOUR WEATHER FORECAST • Real-Time Pinpoint Forecasts: Get the most accurate current, hourly and 10-day weather forecasts • Enhanced Interactive Map: Visualize weather conditions with 18 weather maps • Lifestyle Forecasts: Know how the weather will impact your trips, workouts, allergies, chronic pain and much more • Weather Widget: Customize your alerts and display with weather widgets • Weather Alerts: get alerted to weather conditions and storms TRACK ANY CONDITION • North American Doppler Radar: Doppler radar across the US, Canada, Mexico, Alaska & Hawaii • PulseRad® Radar: radar for many international locations using patented Earth Networks Total Lightning Network® technology. • Spark Lightning Alerts: get minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile lightning proximity alerts • Hurricane Center: hurricane forecasts and changing conditions stay informed • Fire Center: global fire data to know when you are at risk • Winter Weather: Plan ahead with our 10-day snow depth forecast and stay safe in severe winter conditions with our real-time snow storm alerts MORE THAN JUST RAIN • Pollen Count: Keep your allergies in check by knowing what the local pollen conditions are like • Real-Time Traffic Conditions: View local traffic conditions to better plan your day • Air Quality: Get an in-depth look at the air quality around you • Precise Weather Details: Wind speed, UV index, weather observations and more LARGEST WEATHER NETWORK • Forecasts for 2.6 million+ locations worldwide • Largest total lightning detection network • 10,000+ professional-grade weather stations • Live weather & traffic cameras FASTEST WEATHER ALERTS • Get notified of severe weather 50% faster with our Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts • Receive all NWS and NOAA watches and warnings APPLE WATCH SUPPORT • Get vital weather information directly on your Apple Watch, including alerts, glances, and complications CONNECT WITH US • Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WeatherBug • Follow us on Twitter - @WeatherBug • Check us out on Instagram - @weatherbug • Check out WeatherBug's YouTube weather channel broadcast here: https://www.youtube.com/user/WeatherBugVideo Download the weather forecast app used and loved by millions, awarded the "Best Weather App" in 2019 and 2016 by Mediapost Appy Awards. Also, voted the “Best Weather App for iPads” by AppPicker, and “Best App for Moms” by Parent Magazine: WeatherBug! This app may include “Interest-Based Ads” (see https://www.weatherbug.com/legal/privacy#AC) for more information) and may collect or share “Precise Location Data” (see https://www.weatherbug.com/legal/privacy#PLD for more information).
Best weather app ever!
by starla216 on 2019/10/16 03:11
Never had a more accurate weather app. Love it!
Lots of adds but otherwise delighted!
by TucsonV's on 2019/10/16 02:25
Very fast & intuitive interface. Adds are a unavoidable nuisance for freeware!)
Slow
by A listener to all music! on 2019/10/16 00:29
The app was always loading slow even with the ad removal. I enjoyed the app wouldn’t work but most times I’d say 50% of the time it did not.
Bug in app keeps alerting me to old location
by outdoortechie on 2019/10/16 00:14
I’ve removed an old favorite location, but WeatherBug still gives me alerts. Must be a bug. And, the forecasts have been very inaccurate at times.
Great app for weather!!
by BeautifulTrandy on 2019/10/15 22:14
I really love watching the little videos clips ppl post through here that involves weather or animals or natural disasters. Gods creation is TRULY breathtaking however u see it!! So I really recommend this app to everyone of every age!
Works for me.
by hadyskeeper on 2019/10/15 22:12
This app is visually quick to let me see what is coming at a glance and more information is available for times I want to investigate more and do it quickly. Such as checking out other areas in the my country or over the seas.
Pictures
by ACWGW on 2019/10/15 21:45
Pictures never update anymore? Why
Helpful
by Crazy Mema 1997 on 2019/10/15 21:25
Since hurricane Michael (Cat5) hit in 2018 October 10th. We have had sketchy cellular service most of the towers were damaged or down. I depend on this app so that I will be aware of what’s going on around me weather wise! Very helpful thank you!
Update 5.13.3
by e.hawk5555 on 2019/10/15 21:16
After latest update 5.13.3 on iphone x app non responsive. Opens to agreement page but doesnt allow you to click “i agree” and just sits on that page. Next update please.
The app is slow, however, enjoy all the info. it gives.
by Phyllis P.D. on 2019/10/15 20:50
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Ads
by Bobcatdee on 2019/10/15 18:40
Why am I getting ads on this ap that will not go away. I have to shut down my phone completely and then reboot it.
This is literally so good
by by, im leaving😎 on 2019/10/15 17:14
I love this app so much give shelbys dad a raise please he’s the BEST DATA SCIENTIST OUT THERE
Still tops in its class
by Home_School_Dad on 2019/10/15 16:22
Been using Weatherbug on all my devices for years. It’s consistently had the better interface over competitors and the development team is responsive with updates and fixes. Just seems to have gotten a bit slow these days
Love the app
by sassygma63 on 2019/10/15 15:43
Always accurate
Close to an Excellent Weather
by PowerMark80 on 2019/10/15 15:30
Weather Bug was the first weather app I used on my company smart phone. It is an excellent app for checking local weather quickly and with accuracy. Provides important weather updates quickly without providing spurious events that cause irritating events that cause a lack of confidence in the app. I am well pleased with Weather Bug and I have used the app for over ten years.
Happy thus far
by Farmboymj on 2019/10/15 12:40
I live in the country so getting a good signal is 50/50 chance. So I rely on the weather bug when I can
I love it !
by Aalexanderr on 2019/10/15 11:35
This is the best
Weather Bug
by JRL@SH on 2019/10/15 02:00
Love the Weather Bug app. It is so easy to use. Always has current an accurate wether information available. I absolutely love the lightening strike information. I also love the nearest fire to my location. I have not heard of these features on any other Website. Keep up the great work on your app & weather information. Thank you! John L.
My go-to source
by Norrispi on 2019/10/15 01:26
I find this app reliable and my go-to source each day.
Weather Bug
by jsss50 on 2019/10/15 00:40
I think it’s great beats the tv weather people
Excellent application!
by lincfong on 2019/10/14 20:00
Excellent way to get accurate weather information.
Really good
by Jacsquare on 2019/10/14 19:47
So like all weather apps I have seen this one too can be off. But I have found it to be a little more accurate. And I really like the tiles in the main page I can select and organize or I can eliminate them all. Example is sunrise sunset. I hunt a lot having easy access to that info is very helpful. And unlike other reviews I found it very easy to add other cities or areas. And save. Almost too easy. One click to chsnge the primary location. Anyway. I would like to see some of the graphics go away to speed it up when I am in a low cell area and then I will rate w 5 stars
Can not click Accept button
by MWB4311 on 2019/10/14 15:51
Have been using weatherbug for years. Great app. New phone with iOS 13.1.2 and cannot accept terms. Reinstalling does not work so likely a compatibility issue.
Slow And Inaccurate
by 24242426 on 2019/10/14 12:39
It’s very slow and it usually won’t let me use it on cellular data. It also has different data than other apps and website has shown.
Good
by LDD78 on 2019/10/14 12:34
No issues, the ads are easy to maneuver around and I get a pretty accurate weather report.
Fishing forecast
by tractor Bw on 2019/10/14 12:31
I really like this app I Farm and I use it all the time it keeps me going. I wish it would have the fishing forecast and expected rain fall amounts thanks
Radar
by ladydae43 on 2019/10/14 12:29
The Doppler radar doesn’t always work and the app is slow.
Love it
by ciddog91 on 2019/10/14 12:06
Excellent app. Use it before planning all my motorcycle rides and boat trips.
What l want
by 2506dboyd on 2019/10/14 11:15
Good apps, it warns me of up coming storms l think it is just as accurate as the weather man. Keep up the good work.
Great App
by twbaj5 on 2019/10/14 11:07
Great weather App. Gives up to date alerts and love the features. Worth having on your phone.
Can’t Accept Term on new iPhone 11 Pro Max
by Kohler73 on 2019/10/14 05:37
I’ve used Weather Bug for years... totally my preference except now I can’t use it! I’ve tapped the Accept button a million times - won’t move past the screen.. I’ve even uninstalled and down loaded it again... still cant... every other app and page works... fix it please!?
Wooden
by WoodyPA on 2019/10/14 03:45
Accurate ,easy to use weather app.
Good weather app
by bdbskalanf on 2019/10/14 02:41
Reliable with relevant notifications. Could use less ads
Review
by 1st Woody on 2019/10/14 00:04
Not spot on in my area. But gives a good generalization.
Works great
by gigirific on 2019/10/13 23:00
My favorite weather app
Favorite weather app
by SkyLee1994 on 2019/10/13 21:32
Easy to use. I use this app daily.
Adds!
by wiotter on 2019/10/13 18:39
Why all the adds that cover wx info? Get rid if them!!
WeatherBug
by Jerry Sheets on 2019/10/13 17:48
Great product to use. Thanks
Great!
by person18641234 on 2019/10/13 17:47
This app is amazing and easy to use! Tells you everything you need to know and it’s accurate too!
Best weather app I have found
by ZanyBlondee on 2019/10/13 15:28
Love this app! I can rely on what it says and track the weather.
Best weather app ever!
by Italnstaln2000 on 2019/10/13 15:07
I’ve been using the weather bug app since it was released in 2000 for PCs. All of the functions are outstanding! Been using it on all my cell phones since that app was released. My wife uses others , and hands down, the BUG out does them all! Thanks ! Michael
Used to love
by Kdglav on 2019/10/13 14:31
This was my go to app for weather until this last update now it only gives you hourly for 4 hrs and then all adds
Good stuff
by Nevernormal on 2019/10/13 13:09
Yup, I said it.
Lightning
by ginimay on 2019/10/13 12:42
I love weather bug I am terrified of storms. Knowing how far away lightning strikes are is a great comfort to me. Thanks. I love weather bug like knowing how far away lightning storms are. Very comforting to me. Knowing temp and how to dress for the day is another plus.
Weather Bug is so amazing!
by Challete on 2019/10/13 12:06
It is very accurate and never fails to tell me the right things. It is very fast downloading to tell you important news and helps me stay safe by telling me all the details like how close the closest lighting strike to me is. I enjoy weather bug and will definitely still be using it in the future.
Kwick180
by kwick180 on 2019/10/13 01:02
I love this app. Been using it for years. Better than all others
Latest version missing key feature
by darkwillow12 on 2019/10/13 00:35
The wind speed broke with this latest version. The red needle moves around but the actual speed isn’t working or visible anymore.
It’s what I need
by jaw443 on 2019/10/12 22:43
It’s straightforward, easy to find what I’m looking for, works consistently. Of several I looked at it was the only one that was exactly what I want
Spotdied
by Spotdied on 2019/10/12 18:42
I like it gives me wind and mileage on lightning near me. I can golf with peace of mind that I won’t have sparks in my hair.
Good but buggy
by JasonBrad on 2019/10/12 15:41
I love the data it provides but it can be really buggy sometimes (pun intended). But seriously. They need to fix the glitchyness.
Slow
by BBerg80 on 2019/10/12 14:33
The radar is slow making it hard to predict when the precipitation will be in my area.
Love it
by Hoosier!!!!!!!!!!!! on 2019/10/12 14:13
I love this app, hourly updates & 10 days options are great. I like the map the best to see how close the rain is away, so l can plan my dogs walks.
Best weather app I have used
by Mad at i beer on 2019/10/12 02:33
This has been my most reliable weather app at least for where I live and I love the radar function because I am outside a lot.
Fted
by Biggest Trump supporter on 2019/10/12 00:24
Just great check several times a day , Most accurate ,
Awesome Weather App
by JackieLeeMc on 2019/10/11 22:52
I’ve downloaded many weather apps but WeatherBug has surpassed them all. It’s fast, accurate, easy to digest, love all the features and have a great time exploring different regions throughout the country. My wife had another app but changed to WeatherBug when advertisements started to constantly harass her. No complaints from either of us. We love it!
Very informative and user friendly
by Nhung NJ on 2019/10/11 21:20
I love the layout and easy to view hourly forecast and 10 day forecast. Great info
Great app
by Gregmelin on 2019/10/11 21:07
I love it. It updates regularly and mostly shows lightning strikes which is fantastic
I love the see the radar and it is pretty accurate
by i love the radar on 2019/10/11 21:00
I love seeing the radar
Inaccurate
by PlatinumKanikas on 2019/10/11 18:13
Weatherbug used to be so accurate, but has gotten terrible over the last few months. I understand weather being off a few degrees, but a 30-40° difference is ridiculous. Also, I keep getting these crazy high temperatures of >200°F which is obviously not correct (even for Texas). I love the layout and map, but it is time to search for a new weather app.
App saved my days at work and just day to day
by AnarchicZombi3 on 2019/10/11 17:12
Used it for making sure landscape lawn routes were good and knowing when storms would hit. I honestly use it for the radar and lightning strikes nearby for work. Use it day to day for weather and it’s always accurate to at the very least +or- 5 degrees
Great App
by Guffey60 on 2019/10/11 16:14
Does load a bit slow but not bad with good cell connection. Love to get wind speed along with general weather and be able to check all of my favorite cities quickly.
Accurate
by The Sandlot Kd on 2019/10/11 15:52
Always good info
Too many alerts?
by AH248 on 2019/10/11 15:48
While I certainly want to know what’s going on, recently Weatherbug has been sending out (what seems like) duplicate alerts for coastal flooding in 2 different states (that I have chosen for alerts). Every day, for the past week, & several per week for months, they are sent - while we have had mostly very dry conditions. What’s is going on???!!!
No more lightening alerts
by DrBoo on 2019/10/11 13:04
The lightning alerts need to go away.
I love Weatherbug!
by dpsrss on 2019/10/11 12:44
I depend on my Weatherbug App each day to know what is going on around my local area, as well as when we travel as far as the conditions outside. It gives accurate information and that is why you have a weather app in the first place,l
Easy to use
by chaobnm22 on 2019/10/11 12:16
Great app and easy to use.
Great weather app
by Squashhead on 2019/10/11 12:13
But a LOT of ads. It’s pretty incredible how many ads they squeeze onto the page. You have to keep scrolling & scrolling to find the information you need.
Slow on updates
by BVfromGA on 2019/10/11 10:59
At times there are lags in weather updates.
Update problem?
by Edgyice on 2019/10/11 09:59
Since new Apple update, no longer shows wind speeds.
Great
by true-ear21 on 2019/10/11 00:58
Great. No issues to speak of.
Latest update has created problems
by Disgust by your greed on 2019/10/11 00:15
I have the newest version of Google maps. When I zoom in and zoom out the area becomes blurred and only clears when I zoom back to the previous zoom depth.
I get what INeed
by hebner mom on 2019/10/10 23:07
This app has always been reliable. It has prepared for many situations
Needs a new UPDATE
by Cagirl52 on 2019/10/10 22:33
I love this app but for the past several days the Wind velocity has NOT worked. I live in an area where this is important. PLEASE FIX!
Best weather app ever
by Lewis of Florida on 2019/10/10 22:18
Weather Bug gives you the most comprehensive up to date information. The spark lightning feature is very helpful
Good app
by Fatimah3736 on 2019/10/10 17:31
This is a good weather app. Even with all our technology, the planet and its moods remain, in the end, unpredictable at times. Science is a human endeavor and we are not unflawed. I like this app. Judith
Update needed
by jmanr78 on 2019/10/10 17:30
Ever since the update to work with dak mode the app isn’t showing wind speed just direction. Please fix ASAP thanks
Love it
by Salisu59 on 2019/10/10 16:44
Great weather app!!!!!
Excellent
by TNXRing10 on 2019/10/10 14:47
Works great!
What happened?
by Rasqualle on 2019/10/10 13:11
This used to be a good app. Now on the map, we only get the satellite view and it is so hard to see radar, etc. Looking for a different app to use.
Reliable
by dogdaze5 on 2019/10/10 11:03
I have 4 weather apps on my iPhone and the free version of Weatherbug is the most reliable of them, even better than the ones I purchased. I own horses and it is so critical to keep an eye on the weather so I can plan their care. Nice to have this app handy for that:-)
Great app
by Shrugbo on 2019/10/10 10:35
Love the lightning and timing of the motion. Gives a great progression of the storms. Liken the 10 day also.
Als Weather
by B i g AL on 2019/10/10 03:26
This app is the best thing since slice bread.
I can’t agree to the updated version
by Anna.Suzanne on 2019/10/10 02:14
It won’t let me click on “I agree” on the updated version. I have tried again and again and it just won’t let me click on it. I’ve deleted and reinstalled it multiple times and read through all of the terms and conditions. I have read through the privacy policy and it still won’t let me click. I love the app and I just want it back.
Ads ads ads :(
by allnicknamesRs on 2019/10/10 01:13
Too many!
Great
by crayfish 1234 on 2019/10/09 23:14
Great weather information. We when on vacation and the weather forecast was right on thanks.
Radar
by LWW46 on 2019/10/09 22:45
I like the way the radar shows the area I’m n.
Love the rain heads-up
by Yaboiphill on 2019/10/09 22:22
As a farmer it’s really nice to know when it’s about to rain so I can already have my jacket at the ready when the first drop falls. Love how specific to the area the data is. Nothing but good :)
Weather Bug App and Forecast’s
by DHeasley on 2019/10/09 20:57
I have used Weather Bug for several years now and forecasts have been spot on. This App is my go to to check the weather for the day. D Heasley
Can’t accept privacy policy on iPhone 11 iOS 13
by Amy0821!?!!!? on 2019/10/09 20:08
When I upgraded my phone, I get this message: “Use of our app requires that you agree to our Terms of Use and review our Privacy Policy.” But I cannot click the “I AGREE” button. I uninstalled and reinstalled but had the same problem.
Very good!
by Nickname96AG on 2019/10/09 18:20
This is my favorite app and I recommend it to everyone - spot on reports, excellent radar and lightning alert system, and decent future predicting. I’ve used it since 2014 and it’s been consistently accurate
Best ever weather app
by Gnort on 2019/10/09 15:19
After several tries, I have decided Weather Bug is the best of the lot.
Great App!! Always accurate!
by CJohnson0601 on 2019/10/09 14:38
I don’t ever use any other weather app now. Definitely download it! The notifications and alerts are not overwhelming like some apps.
Weather Bug
by akalott on 2019/10/09 14:31
I only use this App. It’s very accurate. In my small town, I need to know the 10 day forecast. I don’t live close to larger cities. I find this app gives me a chance of knowing what the weather is going to be quicker and more accurate than the weather person on television!
Great App
by Tdh006 on 2019/10/09 11:36
Always accurate. Great weather maps!
Worthy Of A Place On Your Device
by DisappointingApp on 2019/10/09 07:19
I look at weather every day on my iPad, using several apps to do so. I’m pretty knowledgeable on the weather subject and have culled those apps that aren’t impressive. One app I like is “Weather Bug”. It gives significant information for each location which you, yourself, choose and updates that information hourly. It allows you to look at “forecast” weather, per each location, on either an hourly basis or alternatively for the next ten days. I consider it worthy of a place on my ‘desktop’.
Keep it simple
by Twirl me on 2019/10/09 06:06
I started using WeatherBug when the weather channel app became complicated and difficult to use. Now Weather Bug has a problem. I’m not interested in maps summaries all that stuff and yet it pops up without my bidding it to do so. I’m going to start looking for another more simple app that lets me decide what I want to see instead of forcing me to look at something For which I have no interest.
Robear7175
by Robear7175 on 2019/10/09 03:55
Easy to use a lot of information and always accurate
Weather accurately
by DRWORDS on 2019/10/08 23:08
Since I’ve been using this app to watch the weather it has been more accurate than what’s on the TV.
Slow
by Tractorlady- Clara45 on 2019/10/08 22:17
Sometimes very slow!
Terribly slow and contradicting
by King of Rancho Cucamonga on 2018/07/09 22:47
It’s horribly slow to load any new info without jumping through hoops. Start switching cities, close out of it completely to name a couple and the radar is spotty at best. What I mean is huge chunks of the radar image are missing, conveniently it’s usually missing around the area I’m trying to look at. Does me no good if the nearest radar image is 200 miles away. Also the hourly and the 10 day rarely if ever jive. 10 day forecast may say %80 chance of storms this afternoon, the hourly will say sunny the whole time with %0 chance of rain and I suppose I could check the radar but oh wait, it doesn’t work. This app used to be absolutely perfect when I first got it in 2012 but now it’s just a headache. It’d be great if you fixed it but it is free so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much. So a few days later they claimed to have looked into the issue and corrected it. I’m telling you I wish everyone worked like these guys! It’s fixed and works flawlessly! The level of support and attention they paid to my measly whining is outstanding. You guys are top notch, thank you. I work outside so having a good weather app is important and you guys are spot on
All weather apps seem to be inaccurate
by xlemnrty on 2018/12/03 15:05
Is it me, or are others experiencing the same issues of inaccurate, not up-to-date weather no matter what app? It seems they all use the same local stations that must be very delayed in their updates to the various apps. Seriously ALWAYS off several degrees, and as for precipitation percentages, they’re so useless, I have begun to laugh at my own gullibility. A couple of mornings ago was so typical ... I wanted to take a bike ride and began looking at the forecast the prior evening showing ZERO chance of rain the next morning. Re-checked the next morning, and same ZERO % chance so I got dressed for my ride, pumped my tires, raised the garage door, when it began to rain ALL DAY. I re-checked the forecast an hour or so later, and the entire hourly forecast had changed. THE KICKER is that this same app has the audacity to provide a TEN DAY forecast 🤣🤣🤣. And almost as bad ... my gullibility to keep checking 🤔🤔🤔. Anyway, I think I’ll go back to the “stick my head out the door” method ... it’s more predictable. I get a bit of a chuckle when folks compare the presentation of info in reviews ... who cares about presentation if the data is unusable. Again ... this doesn’t seem to be a Weatherbug only issue as I have had the same experience with all four of the apps I’ve tried. It seems that the OLD-fashioned TV weather reports are more accurate the night before than the purported “real-time” weather apps.
My favorite weather app is screwed up
by TexGreenEyes on 2019/06/28 17:56
This has been my go-to weather app for years. It gets used multiple times a day, and has never given a hint of trouble. Scratch the glowing praises now because with this last update the app crashes on start-up. I followed the developer’s advice found in a response to someone else’s recent complaint and deleted/re-downloaded the app. Bad idea. The app started up once, and then promptly stopped working again, and I lost all my settings for no good reason. Come on, guys. Don’t let such a good app cause this much frustration. The second star I’m giving is based on my hope that you’ll get this fixed ASAP. Update: Shortly after I posted my review the app started working as expected. Then this morning, just 3 days later, it’s back to crashing at startup. I do not want to uninstall/reinstall again, as I did that before you suggested it in response to my original review. It didn’t work then. I hope this usually excellent app is mended soon. Update #2: It’s been about a week since my first update, and while the app is working better, it still occasionally crashes at startup. This happens about once every other day. I don’t know if it’s related, but the problem seems to occur when I first open the app and I’m not on wifi. Anyway, I’ve updated my stars accordingly.
Build me up, just to break me down
by The Mr's Mrs. on 2018/07/10 10:31
Downloaded WeatherBug app about 2 weeks ago and really liked it and then... the update. Initially, I was quite impressed and pleased with the push notification weather alerts for severe weather. I especially liked that the weather alerts would push to my phone at least 15 minutes before any of my other - even local - weather apps and that they even had a “dangerous storm warning” notification, which was correct each time I received it. The widget worked wonderfully as well and was probably my second favorite feature. Enter the update. Dun dun DUUUNNNN! It completely killed everything I enjoyed and appreciated about the app. I’ve not received a single push notification since nor has the widget been functional despite deleting the app and all its data from both my phone and AppStore account. The widget simply asks that I open the app and agree to TOU and PP, which is not even an option. You agree to the TOU upon initial launch of the app but that does not give the widget functionality. I also dislike that I am unable to remove the township that the app has deemed my home/current location and set it to the correct area as it is mistakenly locating me in another town. Sadly and disappointedly I am deleting the app permanently unless the next version, which seem to be released monthly, remedies these debilitating flaws and restores the app to its previous performance and reliability.
love this app!!
by maddflower on 2019/06/17 03:13
on memorial day, ohio had a really scary tornado outbreak and i'm lucky enough to have survived through it without being hit by one. i came across this app with my anxiety getting the better of me due to an extreme fear of tornadoes, but i can confidently say i'm happy i found it! it is extremely useful and very interesting to look on the radar. i love the alerts that it provides and they are VERY helpful. thanks for this great app! in light of these tornadoes in ohio, though, i really wish that i could be more reliable on this app with where the tornadoes are and if they have hit where i live. i'm on vacation without my family that lives there and last night when more hit was scary because i did not have a reliable source to where the tornadoes actually were and if my family was safe. i'm very happy with this app and i suppose it can't cover everything but it would have been really helpful to be able to track those tornadoes while it was happening! thank you anyways for such an amazing app, it has been really helpful and fun to mess around with. :)
Used to be better
by brad34785 on 2018/02/22 15:27
When I first downloaded this app several years ago it used to load information much faster, and more consistently. Now, many years and updates later, it rarely even loads any information when i am connected to wifi. The app will open and load the temperature on the home (default) screen when connected to wifi, but I have to turn off the wifi on my iphone, ensure I am connected to my cellular network, and switch between the “now”, “hourly”, and “10 Day” tabs in order to get the app to load information. It started doing this over a year ago. Initially I thought my Wi-Fi connection at home was just poor, but it turns out that I have the same problem connected to any Wi-Fi signal. I have also had this problem with 2 separate iphones. I occasionally delete the app and redownload it just to see if the problem may be a fluke, but I always end up with the same problem. This used to be my favorite weather app, but now I am exploring other apps because of my frustration with this issue. I still love the weather bug app, and in my opinion it has the very best radar maps of any app available. I just hate having to go through so many steps in order to get this app to function the way it is intended to. Please fix this!!!!!
Decent App
by evan.cooperman on 2018/09/27 15:33
Weatherbug is a decent app and I can’t decide whether to give it 3 or 4 stars. I guess I’ll go with 4 because I have only 1 major complaint, though it does bother the heck out of me. I use Weatherbug for my weather most of the time, but one of the biggest complaints I have is that it does not update throughout the day. For example if the forecast is 75 degrees and sunny but it’s only 60 degrees and is raining, the app accurately displays the temperature and weather as of this moment, but the forecast doesn’t update to take the changes into account. If it’s 5:59pm and it’s 60 degrees and raining, obviously at 6:00pm it’s not going to be 75 degrees and sunny! If the app would update with new data based on unforeseen weather patterns I would be much happier with it and would probably update to 5 stars. That, and if somehow they could figure out how to forecast more accurately! I know that is a bigger and more global problem to solve, and is not limited to this app, but here in Chicago the forecast is maybe correct (or close to correct) 50% of the time. I feel like it’s gotten worse over the years, but that’s probably just because our weather has gotten more erratic and is harder to predict now than it used to be.
Guys... this was ridiculous.
by Beansy Baby on 2018/09/17 22:24
As many of you know, and clearly this app was aware, there was a hurricane that affected the Carolinas etc. Once upon a time I loved this app, but since this hurricane hit, I cannot believe how repetitive and unhelpful this app was. I got CONSTANT notifications about extended hurricane statements, flash flood statements, and tornado statements. Those are all well and good THE FIRST TIME THEY ARE ISSUED. I had 15+ notifications while trying to conserve phone battery, I eventually turned them off. They also arrived 10+ mins later than TWC (which could be service provider related but not the point of this rant). What would have been most helpful Weatherbug, would have been actual storm updates. We had no power, no radio (our own fault) and couldn’t load a single app to see the radar, but thank god notifications came through.... giving us location/wind speed/ANYTHING useful would have been better. Don’t get rid of the statement updates completely.. maybe just start them as indefinite when there is a hurricane present. LASTLY, the notification that said: “Florence made landfall Friday in North Carolina! Watch the latest footage of the storm on weatherbug.” FORGET YOU. I LIVED THROUGH IT, had a tree fall on the roof while I was trying to sleep I KNOW A HURRICANE CAME THROUGH THATS INSENSITIVE AND UNFREAKINGHELPFUL. I have screen shots to prove all of this.
Not accurate enough
by Reenee17 on 2018/06/17 20:08
Sad to say, one year later, it's still not accurate for Loxahatchee, Florida. It is not reliable for folks who are attending sports events in our area, when alerts for lightening are necessary. Please fix this. I used to love this app, especially for monitoring storms and proximity of lightening. Unfortunately, it no longer has a base location close to where I live. The closest area is 12 miles away, and only tells me how many miles away the lightening strikes are from THAT area instead of from where I'm standing. I do live in a rural, unincorporated area, but even on WiFi, my current pinned location is not accurate. This is not helpful in monitoring lightening while I'm standing on the soccer field or out riding my bike in MY neighborhood. What is going on 12 miles away anywhere in Florida can be drastically different where I am standing. We were in the middle of a bad electrical storm right over us, and this app was telling me closest strike from another location 12 miles away and showed no immediate alerts. Very bummed. Others should be aware that some areas really are not covered, but doppler can at least give you an idea if a storm is moving towards or away from you. But any news channel doppler can also show you that.
Missing a couple things
by QuestForAwesome on 2019/09/27 22:50
WeatherBug does everything well, especially getting you your notifications, except one thing: notifying and informing you about special weather statements. These are kind of like miscellaneous statements the weather offices put out that contain information they think you need to know, but don’t qualify as a watch or a warning. They’re valuable, but WeatherBug doesn’t notify me when one is issued and they don’t show up anywhere in the app at all. For example, we have a special weather statement informing us that there’s a hard frost coming our way for the first time this season, but WeatherBug seems oblivious. I have to find out things like this from other sources, and I’m really surprised WeatherBug doesn’t include it. I’m writing this review just to ask if you would please fix this, give alerts for all weather notifications, and show them on the map. It would easily be a 5-star app otherwise. The only other thing I’d like to see is an option for the 10-day forecast to be displayed as a continuous graph, with lines through the days going up/down for various things like rain chances, temperature, wind, etc.
WeatherBug Review
by BionicRonda66 on 2019/07/31 06:02
I love the WeatherBug app & have been using it as my “go-to” weather app for a few years now. I like the way it’s set up and very easy to navigate!! Whether you simply want to see the current temperature in your city, or look at the 10 day forecast for ANY OTHER CITY in the WORLD, it’s always very fast, accurate and up-to-date. WeatherBug also offers alot of other information that I find useful, such as pollen counts, alerts for any dangerous weather that might be headed your way and much more (including a few new video clips each day that mostly relate to strange weather, but there are also some amazing animal videos thrown in that are just fun to watch)!! I’ve always used the app on an iPhone, now on the iPhone XR, and can truthfully say that I’ve never had a single problem with its performance...it seems to run flawlessly, which, for me, is an extremely important feature for an app that reports the weather. So, to sum this up, I would highly recommend that everyone gives it a try...it works great and it’s FREE so you have nothing to lose!!
Usually better than NWS or TWC apps
by TeriMelissa on 2018/06/24 19:07
I’ve been using the Bug since I got my very first iPhone. It zeroes in on my exact weather happening in the moment. There are many pinging spots near almost anywhere to give a good triangulation for my personal weather conditions within a few miles. The radar is easy to understand and accurate. The future casts are as accurate as I’ve ever seen ...and much better than even my 3 local meteorologists on tv. Even as far out as the 10 day forecast I know I can be ready for what may be coming. Where I live the weather is unpredictable moment to moment but Weatherbug stays on top of the quick changes. I love the storm tracker showing dangerous situations like nearby lighting and all severe weather threats. The UV rating, pollen counts and air quality reports are important to me as I am really fair, have severe allergies and asthma. The heads up to make sure I have the proper preventative meds/sunscreen make my outside time much more enjoyable. WeatherBug is an app I use daily; sometimes several times a day. I highly recommend it to everyone!
Very useful and easy to use
by MoppyDrunk.jr on 2019/06/22 12:50
Weatherbug is great! I feel like every possible weather related issue is addressed in this powerful little app. Information is easy to find, the home screen makes quick work of being able to check multiple weather related items. Noteable features: - Easy to check the weather in different locations. This is very useful if you are a frequent traveler. We add the location to which we are traveling and can easily keep an eye on the weather before we go. - Lightning Information. We have a pool and we check this frequently. It is right there at the push of a button, very quick and easy. - Detailed breakdown of the forecast. You are able to check the weather for the entire day, hourly, and even get a detailed rundown of the weather. - Easy access to weather alerts. This information is also easily accessible at just the push of a button. We are able to quickly check for tornadoes, flash flooding, etc. - Weather related videos. These are an interesting, fun little addition to the app. Videos showing cool weather related things that people have captured and videos of current weather related disasters around the country. - Easy access to check fires around the globe. Thankfully this isn’t a feature we need to use, but it is worth noting how quickly you are able to check this information. This is my family’s “go to” weather app. We’ve been using it for years and have never felt the need to look for something else.
YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE WEATHERBUG,
by Queen Be-ach on 2019/10/02 16:45
There are a lot of weather apps out there. I think I’ve tried them all. WeatherBug has always come out on top! I live in Florida where they say, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes!” This is so true. I know I can count on this app to help me plan my day. It is easy to set use! I honestly cannot remember a time when WeatherBug has let me down. I’ve not experienced any glitches or freezing as I have on other apps. Its accuracy is greatly appreciated, but my favorite feature is being able to watch the lightning strikes in real time. Lightning has struck in our backyard twice in the last few years, once splitting my favorite magnolia tree (about 30 feet from the back porch) down the middle. Ever since, I keep my mobile phone on me so I know how close the lightning is. (I was on the back porch watching the storm when the lightning hit the tree. It was a “hair-raising experience. Now I move inside when WeatherBug tells me lightning is within 10 miles.) Get the app. You won’t be sorry.
Accuracy of Forecasts
by goblueinA2 on 2019/02/25 16:57
Over the past 15 years I’ve used almost all popular weather apps and for this review I’ll name two others that Weatherbug beats hands down; Accuweather and The Weather Channel app. One would think since the Weather Channel has been the pioneer in forecasts for the longest duration they would put out a dependable app. All too often when I was running that app the forecasts were far off too many times. I’ve never had that issue with weatherbug. Of course hourly conditions can change but what I love about weatherbug is the truth in radar. When the radar shows a front moments away it’s always been spot on. It’s saved me many times when I’ve been out hiking or biking. It gives me plenty of notice when to get the dogs out before a storm. It has also made me a go to guy at work when others want to know the upcoming weather conditions. If you want a dependable weather app look no further.
Please fix it, the app is broken.
by ZheAwesomePenguin on 2019/04/11 15:01
So I used to use WeatherBug a lot. But I do have to admit that sometimes the weather isn’t a true match to what’s happening. Granted, I live in Michigan, where one half of your lawn can be bright and sunny and the other half can be down pouring(I’ve personally witnessed it). But that’s besides the point. The data isn’t the same as what my friend gets from our local weather station. And just recently I tried to open the app to check the weather. (Mostly to read the radar. It’s more reliable to read it yourself if there’s rain or in this case, a spontaneous blizzard in the middle of April), when I discovered that the app takes 30 seconds to buffer, then immediately crashes back to my wallpaper. But, when I looked in the running background apps thing, it was there and so I clicked on it. I don’t know if what I was seeing was real or not, but it showed the normal degrees and the little radar thing, but then it froze and crashed again. The app in it's current state is completely unusable. I grew up watching WeatherBug on the tv every day before I left for school. It’s kind of sad that I have to leave and seek out another weather app. Even with all it’s bugs, I still liked this one.
USED to be my favorite for years!
by iplayd2day on 2019/05/16 14:35
Something happened a month ago after the app update of version 5.9 was completed. After that, my Weatherbug that would slay all of the other apps that family members had, was useless to me. I would sit there and watch an empty frame of the screen, while my data wildly searched to get SOMETHING on there. Still nothing would show up for a good minute or two. One in a while, 30 seconds. It's showing RIGHT NOW that our wind is blowing here at 6mph, yet for the last several HOURS, we've had damaging winds of over 50 mph continual gusts continue to hammer our area. Same thing happened yesterday as well. 6mph vs 50??? I have furniture MOVED off of my patio outside, pillows and tiki torches blown across the yard. I could have perhaps had fair warning to bring them indoors or had them weighed down, but the main issue in question is what happened a month ago and where did my weather bug go??? Can you bring it back? I've deleted and reinstalled several times hoping it would be a success, but it's the same thing, with my poor wifi JAMMING to try to load it up. Never had an issue before. The app was da bomb. Now it's totally useless.
Update: You Removed “Intolerable Flashing Message Icon”
by Mominmidwest on 2018/09/08 16:37
REVIEW UPDATE: THANK YOU, WeatherBug! I’m a WeatherBug fan again! I gave you a week to eliminate the “insanely rapid flashing ‘you’ve got a (trash) message’ icon” before I deleted your app. You removed the annoying add in 1 day! I will again be recommending your app to any one that needs to check the weather. WB=5xStars! PS The lightning ⚡️warning map feature is extremely helpful. Life saver! (*Original Review) I really liked the Weather Bug app for a couple of years. Seemed somewhat accurate. Love the lightning warning and locator feature. But this morning when I opened the WB app, the insanely rapid flashing “you’ve got a (trash) message” icon made me want to delete the app and give it a “0” star rating. I haven’t deleted it yet. I’ll give developer a week to get rid if this new annoyance before I delete the otherwise decent app. However, I am already searching for a different weather. app
Full of bloat & bad ux
by H0317 on 2019/05/20 17:27
The app does what it is supposed to do, but it is full of ads that are prioritized on loading. If you want to quickly check the weather make sure that you wait a few seconds for it to fully load the new data; Ive popped it open to read stale data and closed it many times before I realized it was totally wrong. If you open it up, it takes a long time to load the core of the app but displays ads quickly, which is fun in a hurry. For UX, they pack too much into the buttons and its hard to parse quickly with the eyes. Furthermore, the quick menu button has several mini components that go to different pages on click. You will invariably go to the wrong page (e.g 10 day forecast vs hourly vs time now). Add this to stale data and load times, you get a mess. It is frustrating to use, you have to wait long enough when looking to feel assured the data is trusted. When you click you go to the wrong page, wait for it to load, click the right page, wait for it to load, scroll past ads, find data. Its a silly construct and I’m done with it.
Stick to your default weather app
by Maurrie on 2019/01/19 16:49
I work for my city plowing snow, cutting grass etc, so knowing the weather is apart of my job because I need to be prepared for random call ins and so on. This app sent me completely off. All day I’m checking my default weather app, and Weather Bug, and they’re saying two completely different things. My default app is saying snow starting Friday night leading into all day Saturday. Weather Bug is saying an hour of snow at 11pm then more light snow from like 4am to 10 am Saturday morning. I stay up doing some late reading cus I of course want to believe the forecast with less snow. At around 11:30pm I check Weather Bug again, and it’s completely changed to snow all night leading into snow all day Saturday. But get this. It keeps switching back and forth between barely any snow, to snow all day. Had my job called me in overnight I would’ve been completely crap out of luck, and exhausted working through early Saturday morning into Saturday evening. To sum things up, I will definitely stick to my default weather app. It’s not the fanciest, buts it’s been pretty accurate so far. Definitely more reliable than Weather Bug.
Spark lightning is my favorite part
by RitaRH5 on 2019/07/04 12:27
A few years ago, I worked at a horse boarding farm. No one lived on site. Any time we had lightning, I could watch for strikes on the property from the safety of my home. There were a few times strikes did occur, and I was able to drive out to check on the animals and fence lines, after it was safe to be outside. Even though I no longer work there, I use this feature regularly. Last fall, there was an F0 tornado that passed one block south of my house. The NWS had not issued a warning, and no sirens were turned on. I received a Tornado Warning alert from Weatherbug, and had time to get dogs, cats, and myself to the basement. Many of my neighbors had been watching the storm from their windows, with no idea they should take cover. If it had been a stronger tornado, most likely lives could have been lost. Thank you Weatherbug for keeping me safe that day.
Perfect
by Hope and Cam on 2019/07/18 22:54
This app is amazing for me and my mom. We spend a lot of time in a loud environment. I always tend to have headphones on and I tend to hear noises that sound like thunder. When I hear those noises I check this app to see. This app is very accurate and I would recommend to the average family. This app is great for a daily lifestyle like mine. This is a great app and I recommend it to families that live in storm-prone areas or that live anywhere in any country. This app has never let me down. The future radar and radar are very accurate. This is in my opinion the best weather app of all time. This amazing free weather app has all an average family could need with the Apple phone version including Nearby Wildfires, Closest Strike, Accurate radars, and in hurricane season; the hurricane center. I recommend this app to any family to see this and it will make your life way easier.
I regret this app
by Jltx15 on 2019/08/17 11:51
I’ve used this app for years for its lightning info which is very useful (thus 2 stars), but not more than that. I recently got fed up with yahoo weather and tried to switch to weatherbug as my primary weather source. That was a mistake. The interface is horribly slow and locks you out until it loads a million ads. I want to see hourly or 10day, ideally both like other apps, but it makes you press the button 14 times for each individually (waiting for ads). Over the last three months of testing the weather forecast has been very inaccurate, worse than yahoo I was replacing. In one case there was a giant black apocalyptic storm on the horizon. Weatherbug said sunny and 0% rain. So I assumed that storm was on some other course and went biking. Pretty soon the black covered half the sky but weatherbug still insisted 0% rain. Later I felt a few drops and weatherbug now admitted 10% chance. Minutes later it was full on biblical deluge for an hour with flooding. Nice. I’ve tried it in Europe with similar poor results. Deleted.
Inaccurate radar in Central America
by Microminimike on 2019/05/24 07:36
I’ve been dependent on this app for a long time in the USA with much success with the radar and seeing storms approaching all the time but now that I’m here in Mexico for a vacation I’m finding major huge areas of bad storms nowhere on this radar map. I’ve already gotten soaked twice because of this awful no Central America radar. Accuweather has the accurate radar for Mexico and Central America as all I did was google search “weather radar in Mexico”. Right now as I’m writing this review there is some big rain over Mexico City and surrounding cities not to mention a major tropical storm over Honduras but on this weatherbug radar map there’s not a drop of precipitation showing. Yeah you can see other parts of the world and USA but why not Mexico?! I’m seeing major heavy rain and thunder and lighting with my own eyes and I can’t believe this app has let me down so bad here in Mexico after being such a major dependable radar in the USA. Very dissatisfied and disappointed. You guys need to get on the ball and fix this or copy from accuweather or something because I’m totally about to delete this app.
My favorite weather app — by far
by Vivideaux on 2018/09/27 02:05
I have tried many weather apps in my day, but Weatherbug tops them all: Tightly linked with National Weather Service data and marvelously easy to use. My wife gets her data from the Weather Channel, which seems fine until you ask the question “Who beats the National Weather Service for meteorological accuracy?” I love the lightning strike feature, which shows strikes that, in my experience, is pretty much instantaneous. I love being able to wake up where I am, or go (or plan to go) anywhere and see a 10-day forecast that you can drill down into, so you are seeing hour-by-hour forecasts. I love the layered, animated weather maps that show me weather patterns here, over the Atlantic, or anywhere else in the world. Weatherbug has always been there for me, rock-solid, and it just seems to keep getting better.
Weatherbug is pretty cool!
by I reviewed this because on 2019/08/26 19:30
I really enjoy Weatherbug for it’s radar feature. It is nice to be able to see what storms are out there and which direction they are heading. I really like how it tells you how far away lightning is. It can also send notifications about weather alerts so you’re in the know if severe weather is on it’s way. I’m also kind of a weather nerd so I like the Weather news feature as well. The one thing that could be perfected a little is the hourly/ weekly forecast. I know that weather is hard to predict but it could be more accurate. A feature that I wish it had was the ability to tell you if it is going to rain in the next hour. DarkSky has this feature and it is really cool because it will send a notification to you if it is going to rain in the near future. All in all though WeatherBug is a nice app.
My go to weather app
by Rob Smelik on 2018/10/26 02:12
I have had a good experience with this app and have been using it for quite a few years. I think it is important to note that this and other weather apps are only as good as the data that feeds them. I live in Northern Virginia and because it is a fairly well populated area the data feeds are updated regularly leading to fairly accurate forecasts. This may not be the same in other areas. Unlike some other reviewers I have found the information to be quite accurate. As far as what is displayed I have always found that this app provides a wide range. From daily and hourly forecasts to live radar and emergency alerts it covers pretty much everything. I pay the yearly subscription to hide the ads which I found annoying. I figure that money helps with future updates and improvements.
Gulf Coast Area
by PatLouise on 2019/05/10 02:41
Weather reports are accurate and always on point. Warnings and alerts on conditions of current, and future forecasts allows enough time to make whatever needed preparations. During Great weather forecasts, it’s always nice to watch the informative videos about what’s happening in other local, or national locations. The Weather Bug not only informs us about the weather conditions accurately, there are also interesting videos and beautiful photos of our natural environment, various birds, animals, etc. I have enjoyed the Weather Bug app for several years. Whenever a friend shows me their weather app, I tell them that Weather Bug will give you more detailed and accurate information, in any local city area or State. I recommended Weather Bug to family and friends who lives in other states. They love it too!
Update made big difference!
by dustyjean on 2019/01/10 17:56
After I downloaded the latest iOS I had a lot of trouble with WeatherBug and had been so pleased with it in the past. I was turned onto the app by a good friend of mine who is a cross country 18 wheeler driver and he has been raving about it for ages. I first downloaded it about three or four years ago. After having this recent difficulty with the app - long load time and inability to get hourly forecast etc. - I went ahead and deleted it and reinstalled from the App Store. It made a huge difference!! And now I am back to using it on a routine basis and loving it - has been very accurate. I live well outside of Austin Texas in a small town and it uses local weather information from local reporting stations. Keep up the great work and I have referred this app to many many people and will continue to do so!!
A Bad Storm was Coming - I Got Weather Alerts for SOMEWHERE ELSE
by Amdavis on 2019/09/08 02:43
I live in Charlottesville, VA. We had a bad storm come through here. It tore up our neighborhood with hail, 60+ knot winds, trees down all around us and power outages. Yet, we did NOT get a weather bug alert for the coming storm - I’ve been getting alerts for Boston, MA. I emailed customer support and asked, “Why do I keep getting weather alerts for Boston? I live in Charlottesville.” Yet, their reply was: =-=-= 1. Could you please let us know the location that you have deleted? 2. What type of alert do you receive for that deleted location? 3. Was the deleted location a saved location or just a location that was visited? =-=-= What in the heck are they talking about? I never said ANYTHING about deleting a location. This tells me they didn’t find it important enough to actually READ my email. They did finally get back to me with some logical things to look at. They asked if the wrong city was selected for alerts. It wasn’t. I deleted the app and reloaded it and I’m getting alerts for MY city now. That’s a step in the right direction. I’m still a little frustrated that someone in the beginning didn’t read my email and just tossed some non-pertinent email at me. I also would like to have received an alert for my area when that storm was coming. Almost two weeks later and we’re still cleaning up the damage.
Glitches
by LewisLady on 2018/09/04 21:02
WeatherBug used to be my favorite weather app. I especially liked the spark lightning feature that lets you see where lightning strikes have happened. That’s a key safety help! But in the last month or two, it has started being very unreliable. In the middle of a lightning storm, sometimes it will say “stay alert,“ and then if you refresh it it says “Seek shelter immediately,” and the map shows that a lightning strike has happened 15 minutes ago just a couple miles from your house. And what’s much worse, is that now there are annoying ads on it that flash repeatedly at you, as though an urgent message has come through from a friend. I did not fall for it, but it is highly annoying, and deceptive. Weatherbug should not except those kinds of stupid annoying flash-ads!!!
Reliable and Accurate Weather App
by TexasChuy on 2018/02/10 14:05
The Weather Bug App is reliable, accurate and above all easy to use! It has several easy to find functions to see the weather in your area with accuracy because it uses several different weather stations in your city not just one downtown. My family all have it installed to use when planning their school or work day and looking ahead at the week. We also use it when going out of town. Again it has proven itself a awesome buy because even in other cities away from home the Weather Bug app has given us accurate and an easy to use tool to plan what clothes to pack for that trip. Every time it has been has spot on! I appreciate the effort and staff that keep this app updated and nearly ad free. A definite great app to have.
Accurate and Reliable Weather Alerts
by A. Alper on 2019/09/19 02:36
Recently we had the scare of a potential Cat 5 Hurricane headed its way to Florida. Living here, I paid rapt attention to the warnings on NOAA and on my very own WeatherBug. Although predictions are difficult in nature, WeatherBug was on target with warnings and with information that was not only useful but allowed me to rely on scientific predictions as I worked out my Hurricane plan. WeatherBug not only calculated where the storm was heading but did so in a timely and dependable manner. It is a terrific app that I utilize when making travel arrangements as I have various cities to which I must travel. I am especially impressed by the warnings that appear during storms advising where and how far away a potential danger exists. WeatherBug is by far the best and most user friendly weather app available.
Informative, BUT -
by DJ at East Coast, USA on 2018/03/21 02:59
Have been using WeatherBug a while and have liked the features. Seems more accurate for me than other reviewers probably as I live near coast which has good weather networks due to hurricanes (even though somewhat away the city). BUT recent updates have taken away ability to reorganize features on the Now page by their needed priority. It’s driving me NUTS. Please, Please fix this as certain weather features are more urgently needed than others (while you’re adding more) & trying to scroll through all that isn’t helpful when you’re half asleep or in a hurry after a notification. Thankfully I had already done some reprioritizing before we lost the ability. Otherwise a more informative app than the apple-included TWC iPhone app - I use this daily.
Not accurate...
by Ibanezgrindd on 2018/08/10 07:02
We hardly get any rain here in Phoenix, and when it finally rains, the current weather shows as partly cloudy. We’ll have wind, lightning, thunder.. etc etc and it’s partly cloudy according to weatherbug. When its very very hot here (a picture of a sun with cactus) it shows 0% chance of rain in the valley of the sun for the week to come so I expect to see very hot as the forecast day in and day out. Don’t need weatherbug for that! Strangely one of those 0% precipitation days the clouds started to build heavily and then weatherbug changed its mind and changed the day’s forecast to chance of storms hours before it rained. I downloaded accuweather to do some comparisons in the week to follow. Accuweather had actual percentages for each day for that week. Weather bug had 0% the whole week. It rained twice that week. The 2 days it rained, weatherbug changed it mind that it was going to rain when there was a a visual storm in the sky. But I thought it was 0%? Terrible predictions and un-accurate information. I’ll stick with accuweatherfrom now on
My New Favorite Weather App
by wasteoftym on 2017/09/29 23:59
I had been using Wunderground for the past few years, but when we experienced a recent heatwave with high humidity out here in SoCal I was checking the humidity levels daily on Wunderground and it was giving me numbers that were way off. My body can tell the difference between high humidity and low, and I was feeling it. Yet Wunderground was reporting the humidity at levels like 36%. Um....no way! This kept being consistently wrong for weeks, so I downloaded a couple new apps to try instead. Weather Bug was the best of the bunch. I like the way it's laid out and how it reads on my screen. I find it to be consistently accurate. I'd even buy a paid version to get rid of the ads. They are only mildly annoying, but I prefer my apps that I use a lot to be ad-free. Give it a try!
Much better than Weather Channel!
by DieselDude92 on 2018/10/20 03:25
I had used the Weather Channel app for years. Tolerated the click bait irrelevant videos, annoying ads and obnoxiously frequent platform changes. After the Weather Channel reporter faking the struggle to remain standing while others casually walked along in the background 😂 I finally decided I had enough of the Weather Channel and gave in to my wife’s suggestion to use Weather Bug. I’ll never go back! It’s basically everything on the Weather Channel app without annoying ads and irrelevant click bait videos. In fact, the videos on Weather Bug don’t require you to watch an annoying non-skippable ad before the video like Weather Channel does. The platform is easy to use and works great. Thanks Weather Bug!
Love this weather app but...
by Charmed824 on 2018/10/01 15:02
This has been my “go to” app for weather for years. I love the hourly information, especially the hourly dew point info. However, over the last month or so, the app freezes up, takes forever to refresh or load when clicking between the different options (hourly, 10 day, etc). I hope these glitches will be fixed! UPDATE: This app still doesn’t seem as accurate. It will say one thing for the current conditions, but the hourly condition shows something completely different. And the dew point is never accurate. Currently it says the dew point is 39 but my local Tv station weather app shows the dew point is 51. Plus, I don’t like how I have to scroll all the way down to view the current observations..that info should be right there when you open the app so it’s quick and easy.
Ok, but often just plain wrong
by Bogiebogs on 2018/08/07 11:29
I got this app after trying a bunch of weather apps. It is very intuitive and has the basics of what I want in a weather app. I know the current conditions, have access to hourly forecasts, 10 day forecasts, and maps. The radar is great and is easily accessible. If I want more info, I just scroll down and there it is. My main problem is that the prediction of future weather is often just wrong. For instance, the ten day forecast has for each day a high temperature below 90 and a 50+ percent chance of rain. But when each day actually comes, magically the high is in the mid 90s and the rain chances are zero. Even today was a high of 88 yesterday and today it’s 93. Fifty percent chance of rain for today in yesterday’s forecast, today—nothing. How can it be wrong so often? I like this app for the radar, but for anything other than a few hours out, it’s kinda useless.
Can't arrange NOW page
by montanabobw on 2018/03/31 12:46
My favorite weather app. The info provided is most often more accurate than other apps. I would give the app 5 stars except for: 1) Prior versions allowed the various segments of the NOW page (wind, lightning, UV, etc.) to be rearranged to the user's liking. That ability has unfortunately disappeared. Like another user below, I don't want the new air quality segment at the top of the list. It's good info but it's just not as important to me as other info. In fact, I'd probably put it at or near the end of the list. 2) I've never understood the "flopping around" (various info blinking) that occurs when the app is started. Eventually, after a few seconds, it settles down and stops flopping. It's done this for me for many many versions and on a number of different devices. I write apps for a living. There should be no flopping.
Great weather app
by Pzamz on 2017/12/30 21:15
Got tired of the weather channel app getting slower and slower and taking forever to load and just scroll down the page so tried this and not only is it instantly quick, but put together with common sense. The location of the features were very well thought out and very easy and convenient to use. The pop up instructions are a brilliant idea. Love the fact that it has weather and traffic cams too, that i dont have to use other separate apps. Although it has news and videos the smart thing is they don’t load automatically, which i believe keeps the app fast. You have the option to start a video and that’s the smart way to do it. What’s killing the weather channel app is they don’t give you a choice and the videos run automatically slowing down the app to a crawl. Goodbye weather channel app, you just helped me free up a lot space too!
Love it!!
by Magilmer on 2019/08/10 01:23
My Weather Bug loads fast...if yours isn’t, maybe it’s your internet speed. I love the app. It’s faster than other radar apps I have...when you live in Florida, you have more than one, bet! Weather Bug is my go to for all things weather Sometimes the hourly temps and forecast can be slower to update, but not too bad, and that’s not usually the most important thing for me. Most important is the radar, and it’s up to the exact minute on that. I really like everything about the app. The hourly forecast includes hourly wind speed, that’s real important to me. I had the radar on all the way through Hurricane Michael and knew exactly when the eye was past us and exactly when we could come out from under the mattress in the hallway. Need I say more?
Best weather app available
by Andriod3508 on 2017/12/28 03:20
Weather bug has been the most accurate weather app I have ever had and still is. The representation of the storm has been so accurate that I have always been able to see exactly when a storm starts and when it ends. It gives the most information in the radar picture of any other app. My only complaint is that there is not a pay version of this app. I would pay for it no problem because I hate the adds. Which get worse over time the longer I own this app. It is well worth paying for this since it is the best weather app ( and I have tried a lot and have paid for a few). My only complaint is there is not a paid version. Hate the comerciales . This app is well worth paying for.
Used to be the best weather app out there.
by Lovinbosco on 2018/06/27 20:35
This app is still the one that's the most dependable as well as accurate. There are those times during the year especially in the spring, that we count on their radar, above others, to track super cells and the like because of where we live. I depend on Weather Bug because their radar is updated quicker than the others. This is the weather app I check out everyday, sometimes many times a day when there’s bad weather, I'm glad to have it. I also like that we have our own local pictures now that we can look at as well as around the world. I do wish they would make it so we could comment on them though. There are some outstanding pictures in the gallery that I would love to compliment the photographers on. Low mark is because the took out satellite radar. That helped on so many levels. Thanks
Everything in one place
by Sweaterbug on 2019/04/17 14:03
UPDATE: the new version that auto updated today crashes so I can’t access all the information I love getting. 😕 2nd UPDATE: WeatherBug made the big fix in less than 12 hours. Happy customer again. The AD at my school showed me Weather Bug and the "spark" feature which shows lightning strikes in the local area. I coach, too, so I got it to be able to decide on holding or canceling practice. It fairly automatically switches my location to stay with me and my local conditions in an easy way, and you have access to local radar on the opening screen that is more current than other apps I've tried. The daily and 10 day forecasts are bare bones but useful. It packs a lot into a small space and presents it well.
Appreciated
by Helonie Balony on 2018/09/24 13:34
Really do appreciate knowing what our weather is right up to our home! For example, yesterday which was a Sunday, I was able to ascertain whether we could be able to go to church or not. We are both handicapped, and even though I can still drive, it is difficult to take my husband as he is in a wheelchair. It was pouring rain at 8:30 A.M. we were to leave at 9:15. Your Weather bug enabled me to see that the rain had stopped and we were able to go to church. I am amazed at the accuracy of your weather reports . The other reason for our appreciation is that during a storm I can get the weather on my I Pad when the weather messes up our ability to get weather from our TV Thank you again and again!
Don’t support this app and it’s political hate ads!
by cindy m77 on 2018/01/02 13:23
I have used this app for a number of years. I recently signed on and was exposed to extreme right-wing hate ads. I will not support an app that encourages divisiveness and hate. They should choose their adds more wisely. Don’t download it. Update: After posting this, I was contacted by a representative from the company who devoted a great deal of his time researching this. Apparently ads are regional and may not be screened to prevent this type of political ad. He searched for this and other similar ads and reported that the company was going to remove them. I hope so. Kudos to Weatherbug for their prompt and positive response. I am changing my ratings from one star to three for their effort to prevent this but they should certainly screen all their ads.
Advertisements, Advertisements and More Advertisements
by Traxel on 2018/07/21 19:57
I PURCHASED WeatherBug so I could skip the ads included in the free version. They have chosen to ignore the purchases made by who knows how many people and insult the buyer be placing LARGE and annoying ADVERTISEMENTS in the current version. In addition, the application displays a RED number 1 on the home screen of my iPad but when I launch the app there are NO Weather Alerts. Is this to ensure that more of the unwanted ads are seen? Living in a part of the country where weather alerts are frequent I need an app that is reliable. Don't waste your money or time with this app. Find an application that will provide you valid weather alerts and does not include large advertisements. So far I am using AccuWeather and MyRadarPro.
Great if you like ads that trick you...
by Cainusrising on 2018/09/16 17:34
I used to love this app, but 2 minutes ago I finally had enough. I live in Western North Carolina and I am watching Hurricane Flo very closely. I went on my Weatherbug App to check out the latest news and, WHAT’S THIS?!?! I had a flashing message symbol, as if I might need to know something right away. Nope! It was just yet another tricky ad Weatherbug had allowed that took me to another page where I was asked to spend money on a product I didn’t want. I’m through. Throwing in the towel. You win advertisers. Good luck in your future endeavors. Weatherbug creators, I hope you make tons of money off of these sorts of unscrupulous ads. I understand the need to have them, but not during a storm where (so far) 14 people have died and people need to get up to date info. Having ads is fine, but not like this. It’s not like there aren’t other weather apps out there that don’t have these types of ads. I’ll keep looking and find one that doesn’t allow manipulative ads.
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WeatherBug – Weather Forecast
Description
Download the most popular free weather app powered by the largest professional weather network in the world! WeatherBug is easy to use and provides forecasts for your every need, from storm warnings to pollen levels. Our weather network delivers the fastest alerts and the best real-time forecasts (current, hourly and 10-day). The weather app has 18 different weather maps, including: Doppler radar, lightning, wind, temperature, alerts, pressure, and humidity. Join the millions who rely on WeatherBug for weather forecasts every day! “I love WeatherBug! It’s always accurate & is the first place I go for up-to-the minute weather!” –iOS User WEATHERBUG FEATURES: YOUR WEATHER FORECAST • Real-Time Pinpoint Forecasts: Get the most accurate current, hourly and 10-day weather forecasts • Enhanced Interactive Map: Visualize weather conditions with 18 weather maps • Lifestyle Forecasts: Know how the weather will impact your trips, workouts, allergies, chronic pain and much more • Weather Widget: Customize your alerts and display with weather widgets • Weather Alerts: get alerted to weather conditions and storms TRACK ANY CONDITION • North American Doppler Radar: Doppler radar across the US, Canada, Mexico, Alaska & Hawaii • PulseRad® Radar: radar for many international locations using patented Earth Networks Total Lightning Network® technology. • Spark Lightning Alerts: get minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile lightning proximity alerts • Hurricane Center: hurricane forecasts and changing conditions stay informed • Fire Center: global fire data to know when you are at risk • Winter Weather: Plan ahead with our 10-day snow depth forecast and stay safe in severe winter conditions with our real-time snow storm alerts MORE THAN JUST RAIN • Pollen Count: Keep your allergies in check by knowing what the local pollen conditions are like • Real-Time Traffic Conditions: View local traffic conditions to better plan your day • Air Quality: Get an in-depth look at the air quality around you • Precise Weather Details: Wind speed, UV index, weather observations and more LARGEST WEATHER NETWORK • Forecasts for 2.6 million+ locations worldwide • Largest total lightning detection network • 10,000+ professional-grade weather stations • Live weather & traffic cameras FASTEST WEATHER ALERTS • Get notified of severe weather 50% faster with our Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts • Receive all NWS and NOAA watches and warnings APPLE WATCH SUPPORT • Get vital weather information directly on your Apple Watch, including alerts, glances, and complications CONNECT WITH US • Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WeatherBug • Follow us on Twitter - @WeatherBug • Check us out on Instagram - @weatherbug • Check out WeatherBug's YouTube weather channel broadcast here: https://www.youtube.com/user/WeatherBugVideo Download the weather forecast app used and loved by millions, awarded the "Best Weather App" in 2019 and 2016 by Mediapost Appy Awards. Also, voted the “Best Weather App for iPads” by AppPicker, and “Best App for Moms” by Parent Magazine: WeatherBug! This app may include “Interest-Based Ads” (see https://www.weatherbug.com/legal/privacy#AC) for more information) and may collect or share “Precise Location Data” (see https://www.weatherbug.com/legal/privacy#PLD for more information).
Best weather app ever!
by starla216 on 2019/10/16 03:11
Never had a more accurate weather app. Love it!
Lots of adds but otherwise delighted!
by TucsonV's on 2019/10/16 02:25
Very fast & intuitive interface. Adds are a unavoidable nuisance for freeware!)
Slow
by A listener to all music! on 2019/10/16 00:29
The app was always loading slow even with the ad removal. I enjoyed the app wouldn’t work but most times I’d say 50% of the time it did not.
Bug in app keeps alerting me to old location
by outdoortechie on 2019/10/16 00:14
I’ve removed an old favorite location, but WeatherBug still gives me alerts. Must be a bug. And, the forecasts have been very inaccurate at times.
Great app for weather!!
by BeautifulTrandy on 2019/10/15 22:14
I really love watching the little videos clips ppl post through here that involves weather or animals or natural disasters. Gods creation is TRULY breathtaking however u see it!! So I really recommend this app to everyone of every age!
Works for me.
by hadyskeeper on 2019/10/15 22:12
This app is visually quick to let me see what is coming at a glance and more information is available for times I want to investigate more and do it quickly. Such as checking out other areas in the my country or over the seas.
Pictures
by ACWGW on 2019/10/15 21:45
Pictures never update anymore? Why
Helpful
by Crazy Mema 1997 on 2019/10/15 21:25
Since hurricane Michael (Cat5) hit in 2018 October 10th. We have had sketchy cellular service most of the towers were damaged or down. I depend on this app so that I will be aware of what’s going on around me weather wise! Very helpful thank you!
Update 5.13.3
by e.hawk5555 on 2019/10/15 21:16
After latest update 5.13.3 on iphone x app non responsive. Opens to agreement page but doesnt allow you to click “i agree” and just sits on that page. Next update please.
The app is slow, however, enjoy all the info. it gives.
by Phyllis P.D. on 2019/10/15 20:50
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Ads
by Bobcatdee on 2019/10/15 18:40
Why am I getting ads on this ap that will not go away. I have to shut down my phone completely and then reboot it.
This is literally so good
by by, im leaving😎 on 2019/10/15 17:14
I love this app so much give shelbys dad a raise please he’s the BEST DATA SCIENTIST OUT THERE
Still tops in its class
by Home_School_Dad on 2019/10/15 16:22
Been using Weatherbug on all my devices for years. It’s consistently had the better interface over competitors and the development team is responsive with updates and fixes. Just seems to have gotten a bit slow these days
Love the app
by sassygma63 on 2019/10/15 15:43
Always accurate
Close to an Excellent Weather
by PowerMark80 on 2019/10/15 15:30
Weather Bug was the first weather app I used on my company smart phone. It is an excellent app for checking local weather quickly and with accuracy. Provides important weather updates quickly without providing spurious events that cause irritating events that cause a lack of confidence in the app. I am well pleased with Weather Bug and I have used the app for over ten years.
Happy thus far
by Farmboymj on 2019/10/15 12:40
I live in the country so getting a good signal is 50/50 chance. So I rely on the weather bug when I can
I love it !
by Aalexanderr on 2019/10/15 11:35
This is the best
Weather Bug
by JRL@SH on 2019/10/15 02:00
Love the Weather Bug app. It is so easy to use. Always has current an accurate wether information available. I absolutely love the lightening strike information. I also love the nearest fire to my location. I have not heard of these features on any other Website. Keep up the great work on your app & weather information. Thank you! John L.
My go-to source
by Norrispi on 2019/10/15 01:26
I find this app reliable and my go-to source each day.
Weather Bug
by jsss50 on 2019/10/15 00:40
I think it’s great beats the tv weather people
Excellent application!
by lincfong on 2019/10/14 20:00
Excellent way to get accurate weather information.
Really good
by Jacsquare on 2019/10/14 19:47
So like all weather apps I have seen this one too can be off. But I have found it to be a little more accurate. And I really like the tiles in the main page I can select and organize or I can eliminate them all. Example is sunrise sunset. I hunt a lot having easy access to that info is very helpful. And unlike other reviews I found it very easy to add other cities or areas. And save. Almost too easy. One click to chsnge the primary location. Anyway. I would like to see some of the graphics go away to speed it up when I am in a low cell area and then I will rate w 5 stars
Can not click Accept button
by MWB4311 on 2019/10/14 15:51
Have been using weatherbug for years. Great app. New phone with iOS 13.1.2 and cannot accept terms. Reinstalling does not work so likely a compatibility issue.
Slow And Inaccurate
by 24242426 on 2019/10/14 12:39
It’s very slow and it usually won’t let me use it on cellular data. It also has different data than other apps and website has shown.
Good
by LDD78 on 2019/10/14 12:34
No issues, the ads are easy to maneuver around and I get a pretty accurate weather report.
Fishing forecast
by tractor Bw on 2019/10/14 12:31
I really like this app I Farm and I use it all the time it keeps me going. I wish it would have the fishing forecast and expected rain fall amounts thanks
Radar
by ladydae43 on 2019/10/14 12:29
The Doppler radar doesn’t always work and the app is slow.
Love it
by ciddog91 on 2019/10/14 12:06
Excellent app. Use it before planning all my motorcycle rides and boat trips.
What l want
by 2506dboyd on 2019/10/14 11:15
Good apps, it warns me of up coming storms l think it is just as accurate as the weather man. Keep up the good work.
Great App
by twbaj5 on 2019/10/14 11:07
Great weather App. Gives up to date alerts and love the features. Worth having on your phone.
Can’t Accept Term on new iPhone 11 Pro Max
by Kohler73 on 2019/10/14 05:37
I’ve used Weather Bug for years... totally my preference except now I can’t use it! I’ve tapped the Accept button a million times - won’t move past the screen.. I’ve even uninstalled and down loaded it again... still cant... every other app and page works... fix it please!?
Wooden
by WoodyPA on 2019/10/14 03:45
Accurate ,easy to use weather app.
Good weather app
by bdbskalanf on 2019/10/14 02:41
Reliable with relevant notifications. Could use less ads
Review
by 1st Woody on 2019/10/14 00:04
Not spot on in my area. But gives a good generalization.
Works great
by gigirific on 2019/10/13 23:00
My favorite weather app
Favorite weather app
by SkyLee1994 on 2019/10/13 21:32
Easy to use. I use this app daily.
Adds!
by wiotter on 2019/10/13 18:39
Why all the adds that cover wx info? Get rid if them!!
WeatherBug
by Jerry Sheets on 2019/10/13 17:48
Great product to use. Thanks
Great!
by person18641234 on 2019/10/13 17:47
This app is amazing and easy to use! Tells you everything you need to know and it’s accurate too!
Best weather app I have found
by ZanyBlondee on 2019/10/13 15:28
Love this app! I can rely on what it says and track the weather.
Best weather app ever!
by Italnstaln2000 on 2019/10/13 15:07
I’ve been using the weather bug app since it was released in 2000 for PCs. All of the functions are outstanding! Been using it on all my cell phones since that app was released. My wife uses others , and hands down, the BUG out does them all! Thanks ! Michael
Used to love
by Kdglav on 2019/10/13 14:31
This was my go to app for weather until this last update now it only gives you hourly for 4 hrs and then all adds
Good stuff
by Nevernormal on 2019/10/13 13:09
Yup, I said it.
Lightning
by ginimay on 2019/10/13 12:42
I love weather bug I am terrified of storms. Knowing how far away lightning strikes are is a great comfort to me. Thanks. I love weather bug like knowing how far away lightning storms are. Very comforting to me. Knowing temp and how to dress for the day is another plus.
Weather Bug is so amazing!
by Challete on 2019/10/13 12:06
It is very accurate and never fails to tell me the right things. It is very fast downloading to tell you important news and helps me stay safe by telling me all the details like how close the closest lighting strike to me is. I enjoy weather bug and will definitely still be using it in the future.
Kwick180
by kwick180 on 2019/10/13 01:02
I love this app. Been using it for years. Better than all others
Latest version missing key feature
by darkwillow12 on 2019/10/13 00:35
The wind speed broke with this latest version. The red needle moves around but the actual speed isn’t working or visible anymore.
It’s what I need
by jaw443 on 2019/10/12 22:43
It’s straightforward, easy to find what I’m looking for, works consistently. Of several I looked at it was the only one that was exactly what I want
Spotdied
by Spotdied on 2019/10/12 18:42
I like it gives me wind and mileage on lightning near me. I can golf with peace of mind that I won’t have sparks in my hair.
Good but buggy
by JasonBrad on 2019/10/12 15:41
I love the data it provides but it can be really buggy sometimes (pun intended). But seriously. They need to fix the glitchyness.
Slow
by BBerg80 on 2019/10/12 14:33
The radar is slow making it hard to predict when the precipitation will be in my area.
Love it
by Hoosier!!!!!!!!!!!! on 2019/10/12 14:13
I love this app, hourly updates & 10 days options are great. I like the map the best to see how close the rain is away, so l can plan my dogs walks.
Best weather app I have used
by Mad at i beer on 2019/10/12 02:33
This has been my most reliable weather app at least for where I live and I love the radar function because I am outside a lot.
Fted
by Biggest Trump supporter on 2019/10/12 00:24
Just great check several times a day , Most accurate ,
Awesome Weather App
by JackieLeeMc on 2019/10/11 22:52
I’ve downloaded many weather apps but WeatherBug has surpassed them all. It’s fast, accurate, easy to digest, love all the features and have a great time exploring different regions throughout the country. My wife had another app but changed to WeatherBug when advertisements started to constantly harass her. No complaints from either of us. We love it!
Very informative and user friendly
by Nhung NJ on 2019/10/11 21:20
I love the layout and easy to view hourly forecast and 10 day forecast. Great info
Great app
by Gregmelin on 2019/10/11 21:07
I love it. It updates regularly and mostly shows lightning strikes which is fantastic
I love the see the radar and it is pretty accurate
by i love the radar on 2019/10/11 21:00
I love seeing the radar
Inaccurate
by PlatinumKanikas on 2019/10/11 18:13
Weatherbug used to be so accurate, but has gotten terrible over the last few months. I understand weather being off a few degrees, but a 30-40° difference is ridiculous. Also, I keep getting these crazy high temperatures of >200°F which is obviously not correct (even for Texas). I love the layout and map, but it is time to search for a new weather app.
App saved my days at work and just day to day
by AnarchicZombi3 on 2019/10/11 17:12
Used it for making sure landscape lawn routes were good and knowing when storms would hit. I honestly use it for the radar and lightning strikes nearby for work. Use it day to day for weather and it’s always accurate to at the very least +or- 5 degrees
Great App
by Guffey60 on 2019/10/11 16:14
Does load a bit slow but not bad with good cell connection. Love to get wind speed along with general weather and be able to check all of my favorite cities quickly.
Accurate
by The Sandlot Kd on 2019/10/11 15:52
Always good info
Too many alerts?
by AH248 on 2019/10/11 15:48
While I certainly want to know what’s going on, recently Weatherbug has been sending out (what seems like) duplicate alerts for coastal flooding in 2 different states (that I have chosen for alerts). Every day, for the past week, & several per week for months, they are sent - while we have had mostly very dry conditions. What’s is going on???!!!
No more lightening alerts
by DrBoo on 2019/10/11 13:04
The lightning alerts need to go away.
I love Weatherbug!
by dpsrss on 2019/10/11 12:44
I depend on my Weatherbug App each day to know what is going on around my local area, as well as when we travel as far as the conditions outside. It gives accurate information and that is why you have a weather app in the first place,l
Easy to use
by chaobnm22 on 2019/10/11 12:16
Great app and easy to use.
Great weather app
by Squashhead on 2019/10/11 12:13
But a LOT of ads. It’s pretty incredible how many ads they squeeze onto the page. You have to keep scrolling & scrolling to find the information you need.
Slow on updates
by BVfromGA on 2019/10/11 10:59
At times there are lags in weather updates.
Update problem?
by Edgyice on 2019/10/11 09:59
Since new Apple update, no longer shows wind speeds.
Great
by true-ear21 on 2019/10/11 00:58
Great. No issues to speak of.
Latest update has created problems
by Disgust by your greed on 2019/10/11 00:15
I have the newest version of Google maps. When I zoom in and zoom out the area becomes blurred and only clears when I zoom back to the previous zoom depth.
I get what INeed
by hebner mom on 2019/10/10 23:07
This app has always been reliable. It has prepared for many situations
Needs a new UPDATE
by Cagirl52 on 2019/10/10 22:33
I love this app but for the past several days the Wind velocity has NOT worked. I live in an area where this is important. PLEASE FIX!
Best weather app ever
by Lewis of Florida on 2019/10/10 22:18
Weather Bug gives you the most comprehensive up to date information. The spark lightning feature is very helpful
Good app
by Fatimah3736 on 2019/10/10 17:31
This is a good weather app. Even with all our technology, the planet and its moods remain, in the end, unpredictable at times. Science is a human endeavor and we are not unflawed. I like this app. Judith
Update needed
by jmanr78 on 2019/10/10 17:30
Ever since the update to work with dak mode the app isn’t showing wind speed just direction. Please fix ASAP thanks
Love it
by Salisu59 on 2019/10/10 16:44
Great weather app!!!!!
Excellent
by TNXRing10 on 2019/10/10 14:47
Works great!
What happened?
by Rasqualle on 2019/10/10 13:11
This used to be a good app. Now on the map, we only get the satellite view and it is so hard to see radar, etc. Looking for a different app to use.
Reliable
by dogdaze5 on 2019/10/10 11:03
I have 4 weather apps on my iPhone and the free version of Weatherbug is the most reliable of them, even better than the ones I purchased. I own horses and it is so critical to keep an eye on the weather so I can plan their care. Nice to have this app handy for that:-)
Great app
by Shrugbo on 2019/10/10 10:35
Love the lightning and timing of the motion. Gives a great progression of the storms. Liken the 10 day also.
Als Weather
by B i g AL on 2019/10/10 03:26
This app is the best thing since slice bread.
I can’t agree to the updated version
by Anna.Suzanne on 2019/10/10 02:14
It won’t let me click on “I agree” on the updated version. I have tried again and again and it just won’t let me click on it. I’ve deleted and reinstalled it multiple times and read through all of the terms and conditions. I have read through the privacy policy and it still won’t let me click. I love the app and I just want it back.
Ads ads ads :(
by allnicknamesRs on 2019/10/10 01:13
Too many!
Great
by crayfish 1234 on 2019/10/09 23:14
Great weather information. We when on vacation and the weather forecast was right on thanks.
Radar
by LWW46 on 2019/10/09 22:45
I like the way the radar shows the area I’m n.
Love the rain heads-up
by Yaboiphill on 2019/10/09 22:22
As a farmer it’s really nice to know when it’s about to rain so I can already have my jacket at the ready when the first drop falls. Love how specific to the area the data is. Nothing but good :)
Weather Bug App and Forecast’s
by DHeasley on 2019/10/09 20:57
I have used Weather Bug for several years now and forecasts have been spot on. This App is my go to to check the weather for the day. D Heasley
Can’t accept privacy policy on iPhone 11 iOS 13
by Amy0821!?!!!? on 2019/10/09 20:08
When I upgraded my phone, I get this message: “Use of our app requires that you agree to our Terms of Use and review our Privacy Policy.” But I cannot click the “I AGREE” button. I uninstalled and reinstalled but had the same problem.
Very good!
by Nickname96AG on 2019/10/09 18:20
This is my favorite app and I recommend it to everyone - spot on reports, excellent radar and lightning alert system, and decent future predicting. I’ve used it since 2014 and it’s been consistently accurate
Best ever weather app
by Gnort on 2019/10/09 15:19
After several tries, I have decided Weather Bug is the best of the lot.
Great App!! Always accurate!
by CJohnson0601 on 2019/10/09 14:38
I don’t ever use any other weather app now. Definitely download it! The notifications and alerts are not overwhelming like some apps.
Weather Bug
by akalott on 2019/10/09 14:31
I only use this App. It’s very accurate. In my small town, I need to know the 10 day forecast. I don’t live close to larger cities. I find this app gives me a chance of knowing what the weather is going to be quicker and more accurate than the weather person on television!
Great App
by Tdh006 on 2019/10/09 11:36
Always accurate. Great weather maps!
Worthy Of A Place On Your Device
by DisappointingApp on 2019/10/09 07:19
I look at weather every day on my iPad, using several apps to do so. I’m pretty knowledgeable on the weather subject and have culled those apps that aren’t impressive. One app I like is “Weather Bug”. It gives significant information for each location which you, yourself, choose and updates that information hourly. It allows you to look at “forecast” weather, per each location, on either an hourly basis or alternatively for the next ten days. I consider it worthy of a place on my ‘desktop’.
Keep it simple
by Twirl me on 2019/10/09 06:06
I started using WeatherBug when the weather channel app became complicated and difficult to use. Now Weather Bug has a problem. I’m not interested in maps summaries all that stuff and yet it pops up without my bidding it to do so. I’m going to start looking for another more simple app that lets me decide what I want to see instead of forcing me to look at something For which I have no interest.
Robear7175
by Robear7175 on 2019/10/09 03:55
Easy to use a lot of information and always accurate
Weather accurately
by DRWORDS on 2019/10/08 23:08
Since I’ve been using this app to watch the weather it has been more accurate than what’s on the TV.
Slow
by Tractorlady- Clara45 on 2019/10/08 22:17
Sometimes very slow!
Terribly slow and contradicting
by King of Rancho Cucamonga on 2018/07/09 22:47
It’s horribly slow to load any new info without jumping through hoops. Start switching cities, close out of it completely to name a couple and the radar is spotty at best. What I mean is huge chunks of the radar image are missing, conveniently it’s usually missing around the area I’m trying to look at. Does me no good if the nearest radar image is 200 miles away. Also the hourly and the 10 day rarely if ever jive. 10 day forecast may say %80 chance of storms this afternoon, the hourly will say sunny the whole time with %0 chance of rain and I suppose I could check the radar but oh wait, it doesn’t work. This app used to be absolutely perfect when I first got it in 2012 but now it’s just a headache. It’d be great if you fixed it but it is free so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much. So a few days later they claimed to have looked into the issue and corrected it. I’m telling you I wish everyone worked like these guys! It’s fixed and works flawlessly! The level of support and attention they paid to my measly whining is outstanding. You guys are top notch, thank you. I work outside so having a good weather app is important and you guys are spot on
All weather apps seem to be inaccurate
by xlemnrty on 2018/12/03 15:05
Is it me, or are others experiencing the same issues of inaccurate, not up-to-date weather no matter what app? It seems they all use the same local stations that must be very delayed in their updates to the various apps. Seriously ALWAYS off several degrees, and as for precipitation percentages, they’re so useless, I have begun to laugh at my own gullibility. A couple of mornings ago was so typical ... I wanted to take a bike ride and began looking at the forecast the prior evening showing ZERO chance of rain the next morning. Re-checked the next morning, and same ZERO % chance so I got dressed for my ride, pumped my tires, raised the garage door, when it began to rain ALL DAY. I re-checked the forecast an hour or so later, and the entire hourly forecast had changed. THE KICKER is that this same app has the audacity to provide a TEN DAY forecast 🤣🤣🤣. And almost as bad ... my gullibility to keep checking 🤔🤔🤔. Anyway, I think I’ll go back to the “stick my head out the door” method ... it’s more predictable. I get a bit of a chuckle when folks compare the presentation of info in reviews ... who cares about presentation if the data is unusable. Again ... this doesn’t seem to be a Weatherbug only issue as I have had the same experience with all four of the apps I’ve tried. It seems that the OLD-fashioned TV weather reports are more accurate the night before than the purported “real-time” weather apps.
My favorite weather app is screwed up
by TexGreenEyes on 2019/06/28 17:56
This has been my go-to weather app for years. It gets used multiple times a day, and has never given a hint of trouble. Scratch the glowing praises now because with this last update the app crashes on start-up. I followed the developer’s advice found in a response to someone else’s recent complaint and deleted/re-downloaded the app. Bad idea. The app started up once, and then promptly stopped working again, and I lost all my settings for no good reason. Come on, guys. Don’t let such a good app cause this much frustration. The second star I’m giving is based on my hope that you’ll get this fixed ASAP. Update: Shortly after I posted my review the app started working as expected. Then this morning, just 3 days later, it’s back to crashing at startup. I do not want to uninstall/reinstall again, as I did that before you suggested it in response to my original review. It didn’t work then. I hope this usually excellent app is mended soon. Update #2: It’s been about a week since my first update, and while the app is working better, it still occasionally crashes at startup. This happens about once every other day. I don’t know if it’s related, but the problem seems to occur when I first open the app and I’m not on wifi. Anyway, I’ve updated my stars accordingly.
Build me up, just to break me down
by The Mr's Mrs. on 2018/07/10 10:31
Downloaded WeatherBug app about 2 weeks ago and really liked it and then... the update. Initially, I was quite impressed and pleased with the push notification weather alerts for severe weather. I especially liked that the weather alerts would push to my phone at least 15 minutes before any of my other - even local - weather apps and that they even had a “dangerous storm warning” notification, which was correct each time I received it. The widget worked wonderfully as well and was probably my second favorite feature. Enter the update. Dun dun DUUUNNNN! It completely killed everything I enjoyed and appreciated about the app. I’ve not received a single push notification since nor has the widget been functional despite deleting the app and all its data from both my phone and AppStore account. The widget simply asks that I open the app and agree to TOU and PP, which is not even an option. You agree to the TOU upon initial launch of the app but that does not give the widget functionality. I also dislike that I am unable to remove the township that the app has deemed my home/current location and set it to the correct area as it is mistakenly locating me in another town. Sadly and disappointedly I am deleting the app permanently unless the next version, which seem to be released monthly, remedies these debilitating flaws and restores the app to its previous performance and reliability.
love this app!!
by maddflower on 2019/06/17 03:13
on memorial day, ohio had a really scary tornado outbreak and i'm lucky enough to have survived through it without being hit by one. i came across this app with my anxiety getting the better of me due to an extreme fear of tornadoes, but i can confidently say i'm happy i found it! it is extremely useful and very interesting to look on the radar. i love the alerts that it provides and they are VERY helpful. thanks for this great app! in light of these tornadoes in ohio, though, i really wish that i could be more reliable on this app with where the tornadoes are and if they have hit where i live. i'm on vacation without my family that lives there and last night when more hit was scary because i did not have a reliable source to where the tornadoes actually were and if my family was safe. i'm very happy with this app and i suppose it can't cover everything but it would have been really helpful to be able to track those tornadoes while it was happening! thank you anyways for such an amazing app, it has been really helpful and fun to mess around with. :)
Used to be better
by brad34785 on 2018/02/22 15:27
When I first downloaded this app several years ago it used to load information much faster, and more consistently. Now, many years and updates later, it rarely even loads any information when i am connected to wifi. The app will open and load the temperature on the home (default) screen when connected to wifi, but I have to turn off the wifi on my iphone, ensure I am connected to my cellular network, and switch between the “now”, “hourly”, and “10 Day” tabs in order to get the app to load information. It started doing this over a year ago. Initially I thought my Wi-Fi connection at home was just poor, but it turns out that I have the same problem connected to any Wi-Fi signal. I have also had this problem with 2 separate iphones. I occasionally delete the app and redownload it just to see if the problem may be a fluke, but I always end up with the same problem. This used to be my favorite weather app, but now I am exploring other apps because of my frustration with this issue. I still love the weather bug app, and in my opinion it has the very best radar maps of any app available. I just hate having to go through so many steps in order to get this app to function the way it is intended to. Please fix this!!!!!
Decent App
by evan.cooperman on 2018/09/27 15:33
Weatherbug is a decent app and I can’t decide whether to give it 3 or 4 stars. I guess I’ll go with 4 because I have only 1 major complaint, though it does bother the heck out of me. I use Weatherbug for my weather most of the time, but one of the biggest complaints I have is that it does not update throughout the day. For example if the forecast is 75 degrees and sunny but it’s only 60 degrees and is raining, the app accurately displays the temperature and weather as of this moment, but the forecast doesn’t update to take the changes into account. If it’s 5:59pm and it’s 60 degrees and raining, obviously at 6:00pm it’s not going to be 75 degrees and sunny! If the app would update with new data based on unforeseen weather patterns I would be much happier with it and would probably update to 5 stars. That, and if somehow they could figure out how to forecast more accurately! I know that is a bigger and more global problem to solve, and is not limited to this app, but here in Chicago the forecast is maybe correct (or close to correct) 50% of the time. I feel like it’s gotten worse over the years, but that’s probably just because our weather has gotten more erratic and is harder to predict now than it used to be.
Guys... this was ridiculous.
by Beansy Baby on 2018/09/17 22:24
As many of you know, and clearly this app was aware, there was a hurricane that affected the Carolinas etc. Once upon a time I loved this app, but since this hurricane hit, I cannot believe how repetitive and unhelpful this app was. I got CONSTANT notifications about extended hurricane statements, flash flood statements, and tornado statements. Those are all well and good THE FIRST TIME THEY ARE ISSUED. I had 15+ notifications while trying to conserve phone battery, I eventually turned them off. They also arrived 10+ mins later than TWC (which could be service provider related but not the point of this rant). What would have been most helpful Weatherbug, would have been actual storm updates. We had no power, no radio (our own fault) and couldn’t load a single app to see the radar, but thank god notifications came through.... giving us location/wind speed/ANYTHING useful would have been better. Don’t get rid of the statement updates completely.. maybe just start them as indefinite when there is a hurricane present. LASTLY, the notification that said: “Florence made landfall Friday in North Carolina! Watch the latest footage of the storm on weatherbug.” FORGET YOU. I LIVED THROUGH IT, had a tree fall on the roof while I was trying to sleep I KNOW A HURRICANE CAME THROUGH THATS INSENSITIVE AND UNFREAKINGHELPFUL. I have screen shots to prove all of this.
Not accurate enough
by Reenee17 on 2018/06/17 20:08
Sad to say, one year later, it's still not accurate for Loxahatchee, Florida. It is not reliable for folks who are attending sports events in our area, when alerts for lightening are necessary. Please fix this. I used to love this app, especially for monitoring storms and proximity of lightening. Unfortunately, it no longer has a base location close to where I live. The closest area is 12 miles away, and only tells me how many miles away the lightening strikes are from THAT area instead of from where I'm standing. I do live in a rural, unincorporated area, but even on WiFi, my current pinned location is not accurate. This is not helpful in monitoring lightening while I'm standing on the soccer field or out riding my bike in MY neighborhood. What is going on 12 miles away anywhere in Florida can be drastically different where I am standing. We were in the middle of a bad electrical storm right over us, and this app was telling me closest strike from another location 12 miles away and showed no immediate alerts. Very bummed. Others should be aware that some areas really are not covered, but doppler can at least give you an idea if a storm is moving towards or away from you. But any news channel doppler can also show you that.
Missing a couple things
by QuestForAwesome on 2019/09/27 22:50
WeatherBug does everything well, especially getting you your notifications, except one thing: notifying and informing you about special weather statements. These are kind of like miscellaneous statements the weather offices put out that contain information they think you need to know, but don’t qualify as a watch or a warning. They’re valuable, but WeatherBug doesn’t notify me when one is issued and they don’t show up anywhere in the app at all. For example, we have a special weather statement informing us that there’s a hard frost coming our way for the first time this season, but WeatherBug seems oblivious. I have to find out things like this from other sources, and I’m really surprised WeatherBug doesn’t include it. I’m writing this review just to ask if you would please fix this, give alerts for all weather notifications, and show them on the map. It would easily be a 5-star app otherwise. The only other thing I’d like to see is an option for the 10-day forecast to be displayed as a continuous graph, with lines through the days going up/down for various things like rain chances, temperature, wind, etc.
WeatherBug Review
by BionicRonda66 on 2019/07/31 06:02
I love the WeatherBug app & have been using it as my “go-to” weather app for a few years now. I like the way it’s set up and very easy to navigate!! Whether you simply want to see the current temperature in your city, or look at the 10 day forecast for ANY OTHER CITY in the WORLD, it’s always very fast, accurate and up-to-date. WeatherBug also offers alot of other information that I find useful, such as pollen counts, alerts for any dangerous weather that might be headed your way and much more (including a few new video clips each day that mostly relate to strange weather, but there are also some amazing animal videos thrown in that are just fun to watch)!! I’ve always used the app on an iPhone, now on the iPhone XR, and can truthfully say that I’ve never had a single problem with its performance...it seems to run flawlessly, which, for me, is an extremely important feature for an app that reports the weather. So, to sum this up, I would highly recommend that everyone gives it a try...it works great and it’s FREE so you have nothing to lose!!
Usually better than NWS or TWC apps
by TeriMelissa on 2018/06/24 19:07
I’ve been using the Bug since I got my very first iPhone. It zeroes in on my exact weather happening in the moment. There are many pinging spots near almost anywhere to give a good triangulation for my personal weather conditions within a few miles. The radar is easy to understand and accurate. The future casts are as accurate as I’ve ever seen ...and much better than even my 3 local meteorologists on tv. Even as far out as the 10 day forecast I know I can be ready for what may be coming. Where I live the weather is unpredictable moment to moment but Weatherbug stays on top of the quick changes. I love the storm tracker showing dangerous situations like nearby lighting and all severe weather threats. The UV rating, pollen counts and air quality reports are important to me as I am really fair, have severe allergies and asthma. The heads up to make sure I have the proper preventative meds/sunscreen make my outside time much more enjoyable. WeatherBug is an app I use daily; sometimes several times a day. I highly recommend it to everyone!
Very useful and easy to use
by MoppyDrunk.jr on 2019/06/22 12:50
Weatherbug is great! I feel like every possible weather related issue is addressed in this powerful little app. Information is easy to find, the home screen makes quick work of being able to check multiple weather related items. Noteable features: - Easy to check the weather in different locations. This is very useful if you are a frequent traveler. We add the location to which we are traveling and can easily keep an eye on the weather before we go. - Lightning Information. We have a pool and we check this frequently. It is right there at the push of a button, very quick and easy. - Detailed breakdown of the forecast. You are able to check the weather for the entire day, hourly, and even get a detailed rundown of the weather. - Easy access to weather alerts. This information is also easily accessible at just the push of a button. We are able to quickly check for tornadoes, flash flooding, etc. - Weather related videos. These are an interesting, fun little addition to the app. Videos showing cool weather related things that people have captured and videos of current weather related disasters around the country. - Easy access to check fires around the globe. Thankfully this isn’t a feature we need to use, but it is worth noting how quickly you are able to check this information. This is my family’s “go to” weather app. We’ve been using it for years and have never felt the need to look for something else.
YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE WEATHERBUG,
by Queen Be-ach on 2019/10/02 16:45
There are a lot of weather apps out there. I think I’ve tried them all. WeatherBug has always come out on top! I live in Florida where they say, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes!” This is so true. I know I can count on this app to help me plan my day. It is easy to set use! I honestly cannot remember a time when WeatherBug has let me down. I’ve not experienced any glitches or freezing as I have on other apps. Its accuracy is greatly appreciated, but my favorite feature is being able to watch the lightning strikes in real time. Lightning has struck in our backyard twice in the last few years, once splitting my favorite magnolia tree (about 30 feet from the back porch) down the middle. Ever since, I keep my mobile phone on me so I know how close the lightning is. (I was on the back porch watching the storm when the lightning hit the tree. It was a “hair-raising experience. Now I move inside when WeatherBug tells me lightning is within 10 miles.) Get the app. You won’t be sorry.
Accuracy of Forecasts
by goblueinA2 on 2019/02/25 16:57
Over the past 15 years I’ve used almost all popular weather apps and for this review I’ll name two others that Weatherbug beats hands down; Accuweather and The Weather Channel app. One would think since the Weather Channel has been the pioneer in forecasts for the longest duration they would put out a dependable app. All too often when I was running that app the forecasts were far off too many times. I’ve never had that issue with weatherbug. Of course hourly conditions can change but what I love about weatherbug is the truth in radar. When the radar shows a front moments away it’s always been spot on. It’s saved me many times when I’ve been out hiking or biking. It gives me plenty of notice when to get the dogs out before a storm. It has also made me a go to guy at work when others want to know the upcoming weather conditions. If you want a dependable weather app look no further.
Please fix it, the app is broken.
by ZheAwesomePenguin on 2019/04/11 15:01
So I used to use WeatherBug a lot. But I do have to admit that sometimes the weather isn’t a true match to what’s happening. Granted, I live in Michigan, where one half of your lawn can be bright and sunny and the other half can be down pouring(I’ve personally witnessed it). But that’s besides the point. The data isn’t the same as what my friend gets from our local weather station. And just recently I tried to open the app to check the weather. (Mostly to read the radar. It’s more reliable to read it yourself if there’s rain or in this case, a spontaneous blizzard in the middle of April), when I discovered that the app takes 30 seconds to buffer, then immediately crashes back to my wallpaper. But, when I looked in the running background apps thing, it was there and so I clicked on it. I don’t know if what I was seeing was real or not, but it showed the normal degrees and the little radar thing, but then it froze and crashed again. The app in it's current state is completely unusable. I grew up watching WeatherBug on the tv every day before I left for school. It’s kind of sad that I have to leave and seek out another weather app. Even with all it’s bugs, I still liked this one.
USED to be my favorite for years!
by iplayd2day on 2019/05/16 14:35
Something happened a month ago after the app update of version 5.9 was completed. After that, my Weatherbug that would slay all of the other apps that family members had, was useless to me. I would sit there and watch an empty frame of the screen, while my data wildly searched to get SOMETHING on there. Still nothing would show up for a good minute or two. One in a while, 30 seconds. It's showing RIGHT NOW that our wind is blowing here at 6mph, yet for the last several HOURS, we've had damaging winds of over 50 mph continual gusts continue to hammer our area. Same thing happened yesterday as well. 6mph vs 50??? I have furniture MOVED off of my patio outside, pillows and tiki torches blown across the yard. I could have perhaps had fair warning to bring them indoors or had them weighed down, but the main issue in question is what happened a month ago and where did my weather bug go??? Can you bring it back? I've deleted and reinstalled several times hoping it would be a success, but it's the same thing, with my poor wifi JAMMING to try to load it up. Never had an issue before. The app was da bomb. Now it's totally useless.
Update: You Removed “Intolerable Flashing Message Icon”
by Mominmidwest on 2018/09/08 16:37
REVIEW UPDATE: THANK YOU, WeatherBug! I’m a WeatherBug fan again! I gave you a week to eliminate the “insanely rapid flashing ‘you’ve got a (trash) message’ icon” before I deleted your app. You removed the annoying add in 1 day! I will again be recommending your app to any one that needs to check the weather. WB=5xStars! PS The lightning ⚡️warning map feature is extremely helpful. Life saver! (*Original Review) I really liked the Weather Bug app for a couple of years. Seemed somewhat accurate. Love the lightning warning and locator feature. But this morning when I opened the WB app, the insanely rapid flashing “you’ve got a (trash) message” icon made me want to delete the app and give it a “0” star rating. I haven’t deleted it yet. I’ll give developer a week to get rid if this new annoyance before I delete the otherwise decent app. However, I am already searching for a different weather. app
Full of bloat & bad ux
by H0317 on 2019/05/20 17:27
The app does what it is supposed to do, but it is full of ads that are prioritized on loading. If you want to quickly check the weather make sure that you wait a few seconds for it to fully load the new data; Ive popped it open to read stale data and closed it many times before I realized it was totally wrong. If you open it up, it takes a long time to load the core of the app but displays ads quickly, which is fun in a hurry. For UX, they pack too much into the buttons and its hard to parse quickly with the eyes. Furthermore, the quick menu button has several mini components that go to different pages on click. You will invariably go to the wrong page (e.g 10 day forecast vs hourly vs time now). Add this to stale data and load times, you get a mess. It is frustrating to use, you have to wait long enough when looking to feel assured the data is trusted. When you click you go to the wrong page, wait for it to load, click the right page, wait for it to load, scroll past ads, find data. Its a silly construct and I’m done with it.
Stick to your default weather app
by Maurrie on 2019/01/19 16:49
I work for my city plowing snow, cutting grass etc, so knowing the weather is apart of my job because I need to be prepared for random call ins and so on. This app sent me completely off. All day I’m checking my default weather app, and Weather Bug, and they’re saying two completely different things. My default app is saying snow starting Friday night leading into all day Saturday. Weather Bug is saying an hour of snow at 11pm then more light snow from like 4am to 10 am Saturday morning. I stay up doing some late reading cus I of course want to believe the forecast with less snow. At around 11:30pm I check Weather Bug again, and it’s completely changed to snow all night leading into snow all day Saturday. But get this. It keeps switching back and forth between barely any snow, to snow all day. Had my job called me in overnight I would’ve been completely crap out of luck, and exhausted working through early Saturday morning into Saturday evening. To sum things up, I will definitely stick to my default weather app. It’s not the fanciest, buts it’s been pretty accurate so far. Definitely more reliable than Weather Bug.
Spark lightning is my favorite part
by RitaRH5 on 2019/07/04 12:27
A few years ago, I worked at a horse boarding farm. No one lived on site. Any time we had lightning, I could watch for strikes on the property from the safety of my home. There were a few times strikes did occur, and I was able to drive out to check on the animals and fence lines, after it was safe to be outside. Even though I no longer work there, I use this feature regularly. Last fall, there was an F0 tornado that passed one block south of my house. The NWS had not issued a warning, and no sirens were turned on. I received a Tornado Warning alert from Weatherbug, and had time to get dogs, cats, and myself to the basement. Many of my neighbors had been watching the storm from their windows, with no idea they should take cover. If it had been a stronger tornado, most likely lives could have been lost. Thank you Weatherbug for keeping me safe that day.
Perfect
by Hope and Cam on 2019/07/18 22:54
This app is amazing for me and my mom. We spend a lot of time in a loud environment. I always tend to have headphones on and I tend to hear noises that sound like thunder. When I hear those noises I check this app to see. This app is very accurate and I would recommend to the average family. This app is great for a daily lifestyle like mine. This is a great app and I recommend it to families that live in storm-prone areas or that live anywhere in any country. This app has never let me down. The future radar and radar are very accurate. This is in my opinion the best weather app of all time. This amazing free weather app has all an average family could need with the Apple phone version including Nearby Wildfires, Closest Strike, Accurate radars, and in hurricane season; the hurricane center. I recommend this app to any family to see this and it will make your life way easier.
I regret this app
by Jltx15 on 2019/08/17 11:51
I’ve used this app for years for its lightning info which is very useful (thus 2 stars), but not more than that. I recently got fed up with yahoo weather and tried to switch to weatherbug as my primary weather source. That was a mistake. The interface is horribly slow and locks you out until it loads a million ads. I want to see hourly or 10day, ideally both like other apps, but it makes you press the button 14 times for each individually (waiting for ads). Over the last three months of testing the weather forecast has been very inaccurate, worse than yahoo I was replacing. In one case there was a giant black apocalyptic storm on the horizon. Weatherbug said sunny and 0% rain. So I assumed that storm was on some other course and went biking. Pretty soon the black covered half the sky but weatherbug still insisted 0% rain. Later I felt a few drops and weatherbug now admitted 10% chance. Minutes later it was full on biblical deluge for an hour with flooding. Nice. I’ve tried it in Europe with similar poor results. Deleted.
Inaccurate radar in Central America
by Microminimike on 2019/05/24 07:36
I’ve been dependent on this app for a long time in the USA with much success with the radar and seeing storms approaching all the time but now that I’m here in Mexico for a vacation I’m finding major huge areas of bad storms nowhere on this radar map. I’ve already gotten soaked twice because of this awful no Central America radar. Accuweather has the accurate radar for Mexico and Central America as all I did was google search “weather radar in Mexico”. Right now as I’m writing this review there is some big rain over Mexico City and surrounding cities not to mention a major tropical storm over Honduras but on this weatherbug radar map there’s not a drop of precipitation showing. Yeah you can see other parts of the world and USA but why not Mexico?! I’m seeing major heavy rain and thunder and lighting with my own eyes and I can’t believe this app has let me down so bad here in Mexico after being such a major dependable radar in the USA. Very dissatisfied and disappointed. You guys need to get on the ball and fix this or copy from accuweather or something because I’m totally about to delete this app.
My favorite weather app — by far
by Vivideaux on 2018/09/27 02:05
I have tried many weather apps in my day, but Weatherbug tops them all: Tightly linked with National Weather Service data and marvelously easy to use. My wife gets her data from the Weather Channel, which seems fine until you ask the question “Who beats the National Weather Service for meteorological accuracy?” I love the lightning strike feature, which shows strikes that, in my experience, is pretty much instantaneous. I love being able to wake up where I am, or go (or plan to go) anywhere and see a 10-day forecast that you can drill down into, so you are seeing hour-by-hour forecasts. I love the layered, animated weather maps that show me weather patterns here, over the Atlantic, or anywhere else in the world. Weatherbug has always been there for me, rock-solid, and it just seems to keep getting better.
Weatherbug is pretty cool!
by I reviewed this because on 2019/08/26 19:30
I really enjoy Weatherbug for it’s radar feature. It is nice to be able to see what storms are out there and which direction they are heading. I really like how it tells you how far away lightning is. It can also send notifications about weather alerts so you’re in the know if severe weather is on it’s way. I’m also kind of a weather nerd so I like the Weather news feature as well. The one thing that could be perfected a little is the hourly/ weekly forecast. I know that weather is hard to predict but it could be more accurate. A feature that I wish it had was the ability to tell you if it is going to rain in the next hour. DarkSky has this feature and it is really cool because it will send a notification to you if it is going to rain in the near future. All in all though WeatherBug is a nice app.
My go to weather app
by Rob Smelik on 2018/10/26 02:12
I have had a good experience with this app and have been using it for quite a few years. I think it is important to note that this and other weather apps are only as good as the data that feeds them. I live in Northern Virginia and because it is a fairly well populated area the data feeds are updated regularly leading to fairly accurate forecasts. This may not be the same in other areas. Unlike some other reviewers I have found the information to be quite accurate. As far as what is displayed I have always found that this app provides a wide range. From daily and hourly forecasts to live radar and emergency alerts it covers pretty much everything. I pay the yearly subscription to hide the ads which I found annoying. I figure that money helps with future updates and improvements.
Gulf Coast Area
by PatLouise on 2019/05/10 02:41
Weather reports are accurate and always on point. Warnings and alerts on conditions of current, and future forecasts allows enough time to make whatever needed preparations. During Great weather forecasts, it’s always nice to watch the informative videos about what’s happening in other local, or national locations. The Weather Bug not only informs us about the weather conditions accurately, there are also interesting videos and beautiful photos of our natural environment, various birds, animals, etc. I have enjoyed the Weather Bug app for several years. Whenever a friend shows me their weather app, I tell them that Weather Bug will give you more detailed and accurate information, in any local city area or State. I recommended Weather Bug to family and friends who lives in other states. They love it too!
Update made big difference!
by dustyjean on 2019/01/10 17:56
After I downloaded the latest iOS I had a lot of trouble with WeatherBug and had been so pleased with it in the past. I was turned onto the app by a good friend of mine who is a cross country 18 wheeler driver and he has been raving about it for ages. I first downloaded it about three or four years ago. After having this recent difficulty with the app - long load time and inability to get hourly forecast etc. - I went ahead and deleted it and reinstalled from the App Store. It made a huge difference!! And now I am back to using it on a routine basis and loving it - has been very accurate. I live well outside of Austin Texas in a small town and it uses local weather information from local reporting stations. Keep up the great work and I have referred this app to many many people and will continue to do so!!
A Bad Storm was Coming - I Got Weather Alerts for SOMEWHERE ELSE
by Amdavis on 2019/09/08 02:43
I live in Charlottesville, VA. We had a bad storm come through here. It tore up our neighborhood with hail, 60+ knot winds, trees down all around us and power outages. Yet, we did NOT get a weather bug alert for the coming storm - I’ve been getting alerts for Boston, MA. I emailed customer support and asked, “Why do I keep getting weather alerts for Boston? I live in Charlottesville.” Yet, their reply was: =-=-= 1. Could you please let us know the location that you have deleted? 2. What type of alert do you receive for that deleted location? 3. Was the deleted location a saved location or just a location that was visited? =-=-= What in the heck are they talking about? I never said ANYTHING about deleting a location. This tells me they didn’t find it important enough to actually READ my email. They did finally get back to me with some logical things to look at. They asked if the wrong city was selected for alerts. It wasn’t. I deleted the app and reloaded it and I’m getting alerts for MY city now. That’s a step in the right direction. I’m still a little frustrated that someone in the beginning didn’t read my email and just tossed some non-pertinent email at me. I also would like to have received an alert for my area when that storm was coming. Almost two weeks later and we’re still cleaning up the damage.
Glitches
by LewisLady on 2018/09/04 21:02
WeatherBug used to be my favorite weather app. I especially liked the spark lightning feature that lets you see where lightning strikes have happened. That’s a key safety help! But in the last month or two, it has started being very unreliable. In the middle of a lightning storm, sometimes it will say “stay alert,“ and then if you refresh it it says “Seek shelter immediately,” and the map shows that a lightning strike has happened 15 minutes ago just a couple miles from your house. And what’s much worse, is that now there are annoying ads on it that flash repeatedly at you, as though an urgent message has come through from a friend. I did not fall for it, but it is highly annoying, and deceptive. Weatherbug should not except those kinds of stupid annoying flash-ads!!!
Reliable and Accurate Weather App
by TexasChuy on 2018/02/10 14:05
The Weather Bug App is reliable, accurate and above all easy to use! It has several easy to find functions to see the weather in your area with accuracy because it uses several different weather stations in your city not just one downtown. My family all have it installed to use when planning their school or work day and looking ahead at the week. We also use it when going out of town. Again it has proven itself a awesome buy because even in other cities away from home the Weather Bug app has given us accurate and an easy to use tool to plan what clothes to pack for that trip. Every time it has been has spot on! I appreciate the effort and staff that keep this app updated and nearly ad free. A definite great app to have.
Accurate and Reliable Weather Alerts
by A. Alper on 2019/09/19 02:36
Recently we had the scare of a potential Cat 5 Hurricane headed its way to Florida. Living here, I paid rapt attention to the warnings on NOAA and on my very own WeatherBug. Although predictions are difficult in nature, WeatherBug was on target with warnings and with information that was not only useful but allowed me to rely on scientific predictions as I worked out my Hurricane plan. WeatherBug not only calculated where the storm was heading but did so in a timely and dependable manner. It is a terrific app that I utilize when making travel arrangements as I have various cities to which I must travel. I am especially impressed by the warnings that appear during storms advising where and how far away a potential danger exists. WeatherBug is by far the best and most user friendly weather app available.
Informative, BUT -
by DJ at East Coast, USA on 2018/03/21 02:59
Have been using WeatherBug a while and have liked the features. Seems more accurate for me than other reviewers probably as I live near coast which has good weather networks due to hurricanes (even though somewhat away the city). BUT recent updates have taken away ability to reorganize features on the Now page by their needed priority. It’s driving me NUTS. Please, Please fix this as certain weather features are more urgently needed than others (while you’re adding more) & trying to scroll through all that isn’t helpful when you’re half asleep or in a hurry after a notification. Thankfully I had already done some reprioritizing before we lost the ability. Otherwise a more informative app than the apple-included TWC iPhone app - I use this daily.
Not accurate...
by Ibanezgrindd on 2018/08/10 07:02
We hardly get any rain here in Phoenix, and when it finally rains, the current weather shows as partly cloudy. We’ll have wind, lightning, thunder.. etc etc and it’s partly cloudy according to weatherbug. When its very very hot here (a picture of a sun with cactus) it shows 0% chance of rain in the valley of the sun for the week to come so I expect to see very hot as the forecast day in and day out. Don’t need weatherbug for that! Strangely one of those 0% precipitation days the clouds started to build heavily and then weatherbug changed its mind and changed the day’s forecast to chance of storms hours before it rained. I downloaded accuweather to do some comparisons in the week to follow. Accuweather had actual percentages for each day for that week. Weather bug had 0% the whole week. It rained twice that week. The 2 days it rained, weatherbug changed it mind that it was going to rain when there was a a visual storm in the sky. But I thought it was 0%? Terrible predictions and un-accurate information. I’ll stick with accuweatherfrom now on
My New Favorite Weather App
by wasteoftym on 2017/09/29 23:59
I had been using Wunderground for the past few years, but when we experienced a recent heatwave with high humidity out here in SoCal I was checking the humidity levels daily on Wunderground and it was giving me numbers that were way off. My body can tell the difference between high humidity and low, and I was feeling it. Yet Wunderground was reporting the humidity at levels like 36%. Um....no way! This kept being consistently wrong for weeks, so I downloaded a couple new apps to try instead. Weather Bug was the best of the bunch. I like the way it's laid out and how it reads on my screen. I find it to be consistently accurate. I'd even buy a paid version to get rid of the ads. They are only mildly annoying, but I prefer my apps that I use a lot to be ad-free. Give it a try!
Much better than Weather Channel!
by DieselDude92 on 2018/10/20 03:25
I had used the Weather Channel app for years. Tolerated the click bait irrelevant videos, annoying ads and obnoxiously frequent platform changes. After the Weather Channel reporter faking the struggle to remain standing while others casually walked along in the background 😂 I finally decided I had enough of the Weather Channel and gave in to my wife’s suggestion to use Weather Bug. I’ll never go back! It’s basically everything on the Weather Channel app without annoying ads and irrelevant click bait videos. In fact, the videos on Weather Bug don’t require you to watch an annoying non-skippable ad before the video like Weather Channel does. The platform is easy to use and works great. Thanks Weather Bug!
Love this weather app but...
by Charmed824 on 2018/10/01 15:02
This has been my “go to” app for weather for years. I love the hourly information, especially the hourly dew point info. However, over the last month or so, the app freezes up, takes forever to refresh or load when clicking between the different options (hourly, 10 day, etc). I hope these glitches will be fixed! UPDATE: This app still doesn’t seem as accurate. It will say one thing for the current conditions, but the hourly condition shows something completely different. And the dew point is never accurate. Currently it says the dew point is 39 but my local Tv station weather app shows the dew point is 51. Plus, I don’t like how I have to scroll all the way down to view the current observations..that info should be right there when you open the app so it’s quick and easy.
Ok, but often just plain wrong
by Bogiebogs on 2018/08/07 11:29
I got this app after trying a bunch of weather apps. It is very intuitive and has the basics of what I want in a weather app. I know the current conditions, have access to hourly forecasts, 10 day forecasts, and maps. The radar is great and is easily accessible. If I want more info, I just scroll down and there it is. My main problem is that the prediction of future weather is often just wrong. For instance, the ten day forecast has for each day a high temperature below 90 and a 50+ percent chance of rain. But when each day actually comes, magically the high is in the mid 90s and the rain chances are zero. Even today was a high of 88 yesterday and today it’s 93. Fifty percent chance of rain for today in yesterday’s forecast, today—nothing. How can it be wrong so often? I like this app for the radar, but for anything other than a few hours out, it’s kinda useless.
Can't arrange NOW page
by montanabobw on 2018/03/31 12:46
My favorite weather app. The info provided is most often more accurate than other apps. I would give the app 5 stars except for: 1) Prior versions allowed the various segments of the NOW page (wind, lightning, UV, etc.) to be rearranged to the user's liking. That ability has unfortunately disappeared. Like another user below, I don't want the new air quality segment at the top of the list. It's good info but it's just not as important to me as other info. In fact, I'd probably put it at or near the end of the list. 2) I've never understood the "flopping around" (various info blinking) that occurs when the app is started. Eventually, after a few seconds, it settles down and stops flopping. It's done this for me for many many versions and on a number of different devices. I write apps for a living. There should be no flopping.
Great weather app
by Pzamz on 2017/12/30 21:15
Got tired of the weather channel app getting slower and slower and taking forever to load and just scroll down the page so tried this and not only is it instantly quick, but put together with common sense. The location of the features were very well thought out and very easy and convenient to use. The pop up instructions are a brilliant idea. Love the fact that it has weather and traffic cams too, that i dont have to use other separate apps. Although it has news and videos the smart thing is they don’t load automatically, which i believe keeps the app fast. You have the option to start a video and that’s the smart way to do it. What’s killing the weather channel app is they don’t give you a choice and the videos run automatically slowing down the app to a crawl. Goodbye weather channel app, you just helped me free up a lot space too!
Love it!!
by Magilmer on 2019/08/10 01:23
My Weather Bug loads fast...if yours isn’t, maybe it’s your internet speed. I love the app. It’s faster than other radar apps I have...when you live in Florida, you have more than one, bet! Weather Bug is my go to for all things weather Sometimes the hourly temps and forecast can be slower to update, but not too bad, and that’s not usually the most important thing for me. Most important is the radar, and it’s up to the exact minute on that. I really like everything about the app. The hourly forecast includes hourly wind speed, that’s real important to me. I had the radar on all the way through Hurricane Michael and knew exactly when the eye was past us and exactly when we could come out from under the mattress in the hallway. Need I say more?
Best weather app available
by Andriod3508 on 2017/12/28 03:20
Weather bug has been the most accurate weather app I have ever had and still is. The representation of the storm has been so accurate that I have always been able to see exactly when a storm starts and when it ends. It gives the most information in the radar picture of any other app. My only complaint is that there is not a pay version of this app. I would pay for it no problem because I hate the adds. Which get worse over time the longer I own this app. It is well worth paying for this since it is the best weather app ( and I have tried a lot and have paid for a few). My only complaint is there is not a paid version. Hate the comerciales . This app is well worth paying for.
Used to be the best weather app out there.
by Lovinbosco on 2018/06/27 20:35
This app is still the one that's the most dependable as well as accurate. There are those times during the year especially in the spring, that we count on their radar, above others, to track super cells and the like because of where we live. I depend on Weather Bug because their radar is updated quicker than the others. This is the weather app I check out everyday, sometimes many times a day when there’s bad weather, I'm glad to have it. I also like that we have our own local pictures now that we can look at as well as around the world. I do wish they would make it so we could comment on them though. There are some outstanding pictures in the gallery that I would love to compliment the photographers on. Low mark is because the took out satellite radar. That helped on so many levels. Thanks
Everything in one place
by Sweaterbug on 2019/04/17 14:03
UPDATE: the new version that auto updated today crashes so I can’t access all the information I love getting. 😕 2nd UPDATE: WeatherBug made the big fix in less than 12 hours. Happy customer again. The AD at my school showed me Weather Bug and the "spark" feature which shows lightning strikes in the local area. I coach, too, so I got it to be able to decide on holding or canceling practice. It fairly automatically switches my location to stay with me and my local conditions in an easy way, and you have access to local radar on the opening screen that is more current than other apps I've tried. The daily and 10 day forecasts are bare bones but useful. It packs a lot into a small space and presents it well.
Appreciated
by Helonie Balony on 2018/09/24 13:34
Really do appreciate knowing what our weather is right up to our home! For example, yesterday which was a Sunday, I was able to ascertain whether we could be able to go to church or not. We are both handicapped, and even though I can still drive, it is difficult to take my husband as he is in a wheelchair. It was pouring rain at 8:30 A.M. we were to leave at 9:15. Your Weather bug enabled me to see that the rain had stopped and we were able to go to church. I am amazed at the accuracy of your weather reports . The other reason for our appreciation is that during a storm I can get the weather on my I Pad when the weather messes up our ability to get weather from our TV Thank you again and again!
Don’t support this app and it’s political hate ads!
by cindy m77 on 2018/01/02 13:23
I have used this app for a number of years. I recently signed on and was exposed to extreme right-wing hate ads. I will not support an app that encourages divisiveness and hate. They should choose their adds more wisely. Don’t download it. Update: After posting this, I was contacted by a representative from the company who devoted a great deal of his time researching this. Apparently ads are regional and may not be screened to prevent this type of political ad. He searched for this and other similar ads and reported that the company was going to remove them. I hope so. Kudos to Weatherbug for their prompt and positive response. I am changing my ratings from one star to three for their effort to prevent this but they should certainly screen all their ads.
Advertisements, Advertisements and More Advertisements
by Traxel on 2018/07/21 19:57
I PURCHASED WeatherBug so I could skip the ads included in the free version. They have chosen to ignore the purchases made by who knows how many people and insult the buyer be placing LARGE and annoying ADVERTISEMENTS in the current version. In addition, the application displays a RED number 1 on the home screen of my iPad but when I launch the app there are NO Weather Alerts. Is this to ensure that more of the unwanted ads are seen? Living in a part of the country where weather alerts are frequent I need an app that is reliable. Don't waste your money or time with this app. Find an application that will provide you valid weather alerts and does not include large advertisements. So far I am using AccuWeather and MyRadarPro.
Great if you like ads that trick you...
by Cainusrising on 2018/09/16 17:34
I used to love this app, but 2 minutes ago I finally had enough. I live in Western North Carolina and I am watching Hurricane Flo very closely. I went on my Weatherbug App to check out the latest news and, WHAT’S THIS?!?! I had a flashing message symbol, as if I might need to know something right away. Nope! It was just yet another tricky ad Weatherbug had allowed that took me to another page where I was asked to spend money on a product I didn’t want. I’m through. Throwing in the towel. You win advertisers. Good luck in your future endeavors. Weatherbug creators, I hope you make tons of money off of these sorts of unscrupulous ads. I understand the need to have them, but not during a storm where (so far) 14 people have died and people need to get up to date info. Having ads is fine, but not like this. It’s not like there aren’t other weather apps out there that don’t have these types of ads. I’ll keep looking and find one that doesn’t allow manipulative ads.
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