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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 19 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).
Keep crashing
by leahdiw1 on 2020/10/23 01:32
Love it but the first time I open it up it shuts down.
Favorite weather app
by rob in pensacola on 2020/10/22 21:17
No weather forecasting is perfect...but Weatherbug is by far my favorite weather app!!
Love it!
by Don_Cafetero on 2020/10/22 18:57
I enjoy the alerts and also like the accuracy of the information provided in the app.
Weather for free
by Big Dutch Boy on 2020/10/22 12:54
Hey, it’s user friendly , fairly accurate , and free! I like it!
Love weather big!
by Feelin.Froggy on 2020/10/22 12:14
I live on the coast of NC & I use this app all day everyday. Thank you for all the helpful notifications💙
App use to be the best to me
by Jr135 on 2020/10/22 11:44
I don’t even use the app because it never loads up. It takes forever on wifi or cell phone network, but most of the time it doesn’t load. I started using the Apple weather app instead.
Why?
by tlexvold on 2020/10/22 11:14
New update (10/22/20) causes app to crash after opening. I am running newest IOS release. Why wouldn’t this be tested before release?
Ads “in and out of the app?”
by sabinek on 2020/10/22 10:26
The new version wants to sell my location data for ads in and out of the app. Deleted!
Weather bug is great
by Kdw777777 on 2020/10/21 20:51
I love wether bug it so good
WeatherBug
by Gregory1964 on 2020/10/21 19:11
From my experience it’s one of the better weather app’s. I like it.
Weatherbug
by Mdeel. on 2020/10/21 18:15
It’s a wonderful most accurate weather app I’ve seen. I’ve had it and tried others since cell phones came out with weather apps. In our region Dave Deriks is the best weatherman they are as well. Better than Jim cantorre and doesn’t receive the recognition he should.
I Love the Bug!!
by Redheadedsandy on 2020/10/21 14:03
I Love this Weatherbug!! It’s Accurate & Fast!! I can check the weather anytime day/night and it gives me accurate readings on this Crazy Oklahoma Weather. Thank you so much!!!
Very useful
by mjoc1 on 2020/10/21 12:00
Helps me plan my day
Satisfied
by screw72 on 2020/10/21 10:33
The app can be slow at times, but on a whole it has answered my questions about weather in my home town or weather I will encounter in other places on a particular day.
Best Weather App
by Royd R on 2020/10/21 10:29
Weather bug has been a great weather app for me, always accurate and up-to-date, and reliable. I travel a lot, and it’s great how it stores each city I visit. Would recommend it to everyone.
Decent
by Я◊ῳλи on 2020/10/21 01:59
Seems to be an alright app but the 2 problems I have is that the lighting strikes aren’t accurate, says my front yard had lightning strike and it wasn’t, also when you are trying to zoom in or out the thing glitches and it will have one section white and the others are of 500 miles away
RatIng
by sherrie babe on 2020/10/20 23:04
Wonderful
Been responsive
by cdogcoach on 2020/10/20 20:16
I feel it’s doing what I want it to! Projections for the week a little slow! But overall I like this app!!!🙏🏼🙏🏼
Love it!!
by tressj62 on 2020/10/20 15:03
Huge fan of weather bug and the app. Have been for a long time!! It keeps getting better. Love the storm maps and the pollen maps and the air quality is soooo important to us asthmatics. Keep up the good work
iPad 4 NOW supported
by Jascrtns on 2020/10/20 14:43
UPDATE, App update 5.18.5 now fixes the problems with using this app on IPad 4 and maybe other problems people were reporting. This app gives a lot of information and the many layers available under the map tab allows great flexibility in the information that I want displayed. Great response from the developers of this app to the problems I had originally identified. Best response I've ever had from a developer. Update ver 5.18.2 to Apple products no longer supports the IPad 4 using IOS 10.3.3 even though IOS 10 is supposed to be supported. With no option to download a previous version the free app is 100% unusable. This was a great app until the October 6 th update. Update to my review, app update to ver. 5.18.4 still not working with IPad 4.
Not Accurate
by xXsammiXx on 2020/10/20 13:05
The app will often indicate 0% chance of precipitation when a downpour is occurring. Temperature generally seems to be accurate.
Best for me
by Colorado Ken on 2020/10/20 11:12
My go to weather everyday!
Love it
by Saphiremist821 on 2020/10/20 10:50
This app is easy to use, and is accurate as accurate can be. Considering weather is not always accurate.
Construction
by mr dez14 on 2020/10/20 08:53
We use weather bug daily during lightning season, here in Miami Florida ,where it rains almost every day in the summer months. We always watch how far the lighting is striking near our job site so we can keep everyone safe.the best weather app PERIOD........
Loads slow
by hdkebdidbd on 2020/10/19 21:29
This app is great but it loads very slow I use it a lot if they could make it faster that would be amazing.
My favorite!!
by CJB243 on 2020/10/19 20:38
I installed Weather Bug on my first cell phone. It has been my favorite weather forecaster over all these years. I cannot only program to see my Weather, but I can program to see what’s going on in Florida at my sisters house.
Works great for me
by ocala harry on 2020/10/19 16:24
Gives me all the accurate weather info I want. Exact data for my location. Lets me know of dangerous weather in my area.
Easy to use
by Partycakes on 2020/10/19 12:52
Nice weather app that’s easy to use. I like that I can get the weather in an instant!
App is rarely correct ...
by JamesF03 on 2020/10/19 05:09
And constantly using location services even when it is set to only use while app is open! I paid for this ... an app that rarely gives the correct weather even though it is constantly using location services ... Design is dated and not very functional , seriously needs a redesign too, plus lacking different widget sizes and functions!
Good app
by mchance47 on 2020/10/19 03:08
Reasonably accurate predictions. Dead-on precipitation maps. Speedy.
Widget
by eprev on 2020/10/19 01:19
New widget for iOS 14 doesn’t keep up with my current location. Have to open the app, then the widget shows the weather for my current location. Still does it even with location services always on for the app. Old widget before iOS 14 was way better, kept up with current location and showed more detail.
Great Service
by cfdshjiyrewvnks on 2020/10/18 18:16
I fish year round in northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. I need an accurate forecast because I fish out of a boat. When a storm is coming, rain or snow, the forecast is essential for everyone’s safety. That is why I’ve learned to trust their information.
Awesome
by Big ballershdjfn on 2020/10/18 13:15
Great weather app for what it is.
Don’t waste your time
by old do in oh on 2020/10/18 13:11
This app is constantly off in its forecast. Many times the daily will call for high chance of rain but the hourly will show zero chance of rain or it will show zero chance of rain all night and the next day but it starts pouring during the night and rains all day. I’m switching apps.
Lightning detection is the best
by Rob M aka MaverickDG on 2020/10/18 12:39
I’ve use four different weather apps. This app is the absolute best for real time lightning detection of the four. (NOAA weather app, The Weather Channel app, LightningFinder app and this one, Weather Bug app)
Life saver during Extreme Weather and Fires!
by Michelle Vendelin on 2020/10/17 23:58
Weather Bug has become my essential tool for travel and staying alerted to weather and air quality changes in the West. And, all in the midst of wild fires, wind, rain and extreme heat of 2020! The app gave us great information to make decisions. Thank you for such a great service, I recommend to my friends when ever they will listen.
Add dew point to all the graphics!
by Paul from NYS on 2020/10/17 21:20
Humidity is worthless. Reel feel is only marginally better. But if I see the dew point is at or over 60 I know I will feel the humidity even if the temperature is in the upper 60s or 70s.
Yes
by mufflesmcbarky on 2020/10/17 15:14
Is good.
Weather
by buckeye granny on 2020/10/17 02:45
It does everything I need.....just click the bug when you want to know what’s happening and it pops up on screen. What more can I expect? It has proven credible!
I love It
by katakilina on 2020/10/17 01:05
I don’t understand why others complain it’s too slow because it has served me perfectly. Maybe they have a bad system that works too slow.
Useless app with deceiving weather
by Thailand Mike on 2020/10/17 00:56
This app is useless. The hourly weather is 90% wrong. Says no rail all day yet it is rai I g the past hour. I tried using it for 4 months but it is always wrong. Useless and deceiving weather
Still horrible
by Farley213 on 2020/10/17 00:44
Here we are in the middle of a major rainstorm and the radar goes completely blank. This app is useless except for the lightning data. You can see I’ve written several reviews below and all have fallen on deaf ears. And now I see from other reviews that the new update has made it even worse. Way to go! - Today we are in severe warnings with up to 60-70mph winds, with tornadoes, hail and heavy rain. What does weather bug say? 85 degrees, partly cloudy and no precipitation predicted in the hourly. No severe alert warnings. Nothing. Just an hourly forecast of a sunny, hot summer day. In the meantime my phone has been blowing up with severe alerts from the other weather app. The only thing this app is good for is the lighting map. Always on point and the only reason I keep it. For those who rely solely on this one? RUN. Delete it and find a more accurate app. This was the best app around now it’s the most inaccurate and quite frankly dangerous one out there. If I were relying on this app today with storms on the horizon? I’d be screwed. Oh yeah and for when we DO get alert? We get them for the whole country! I’ve written here, I’ve sent in feedback, I’ve emailed what the hell? We get a severe alert that a storm is coming and I go to see how close it is and do we need to take shelter or whatever and I then have to scroll through the weather for Mississippi, Wyoming, California, the gulf, Nevada BEFORE I can find New England where I live?! This isn’t a game! This is outright irresponsible. Storms are getting worse and we don’t have time to scroll through every other region to find ours! So when two hurricanes hit the gulf, you think they had time to read about the weather in other parts of the country while they are trying to pack up their belongings? Just tell them how long they have to get ready! It’s a simple thing! You use our location for the radar, for the forecast (both always wrong btw) why do you make us have to struggle to find A SEVERE ALERT at a critical time? And stop with the meteorological terms!! Whoever is writing these for the public doesn’t have to show he went to school for it. Just tell us...severe storms, what’s coming, (lightning, tornado, high winds, etc) and our immediate location. BOOM DONE. No scientific terms that I need a damned dictionary for to see if the upcoming storm is going to be brutal or not. Don’t need the history of why it developed before I get to its current location. Just damned ridiculous. I don’t understand why this is allowed to continue. We are in a critical time with storms and should, for our safety, be able to pick up the phone, hit the alert and read what is about to hit OUR LOCATION. Not hit all across the country. We are still in recovery from the last major storm and just want to know what the next one will bring. To US. As I’m sure other areas of the country don’t need to know what’s happening here during a storm warning, we too do not need to know that as a storm is about to hit us here, there is something happening in the Midwest. Either truly help us with this or pass the alerts on to someone else.
Good and useful app
by iosannie on 2020/10/17 00:39
Ipad 4 - won't open since the update. Can't use until this is fixed. UPDATE: The problem has been fixed. App is working fine now.
Will not open after update...
by Overloadedservers on 2020/10/16 23:42
Was a great tool! Now ashes before fully opening.... But after reporting the big, they got right on it to get it to run on my old old iPad!!! Thanks, upgraded to five stars.
As good as any
by edzulo on 2020/10/16 23:35
It accurate as any other weather app or weather person can possibly be in Michigan
Great app but needs improvement
by mohneysj on 2020/10/16 22:27
I love the lightening feature on this app. Working outside, tracking the storms is essential for safety. I wish the app could use your specific gps location instead of the closest weather tower to calculate lightening distance. Alert feature could be improved to set a distance and then get an alert when it’s been clear for 30’
Stephen2
by stelpen2 on 2020/10/16 20:59
Use you folks daily Reliable Thank you so much
Will not open...crashes
by Jeff 74 on 2020/10/16 20:28
The latest version of the app 5.18.2 and currently 5.18.3 will not open with iOS 10.3.4. It crashes right after opening. Please correct this bug UPDATE: received frequent emails from WeatherBug engineering team and they finally pushed out the current version 5.18.5 yet successfully solve my problems with it crashing each time I try to open. A great job by their engineer in team! Job well done! Thank you!
App fixed for IPad 4
by Leigh7818 on 2020/10/16 20:16
UPDATE-10-16-2020 App has been fixed for Ipad 4. Thank you WeatherBug & John for all your help and great customer service! UPDATE-10-7-2020 The app still won't open on iPad 4 even after the latest update of 10-6-2020 Please fix. I try to open up and it crashes. Won't open. Please fix soon as I do love this app!
Good ap
by ltrain50 on 2020/10/16 18:29
Works and gets to the point: the weather
Beat weather app in the App Store.
by Josiah Beran on 2020/10/16 15:59
I got this app after my father recommended it after I couldn’t find a fast and accurate weather app. One thing that I really like about it is how you can see where the nearest fire is on a map. Since I live in California, this is very helpful. The radar works like a charm and is very helpful since i am outside a lot. The 10 day is normally pretty accurate but has failed me one or to times. But compared to all the other ones it is the best.
This app is great
by Addie Meyer on 2020/10/16 14:20
So for me I’ve downloaded a lot of weather apps and non really work but weather bug is amazing 😀😃😄😁😆 I for me the weather feels accurate and I like that I can see the temperature for other places like Spokane and
Accurate but drop the cheesy videos
by sweetwatersea on 2020/10/16 03:06
Weather content accurate and clear. Well presented info. Skip the silly vids.
Crashes immediately
by Dennis Ring on 2020/10/16 02:57
Recent update causes instant crash at launch. Uninstalled and reinstalled, no change. Tried to launch " app support" from App Store and that also crashed at launch. Thoughts?
Accuracy varies
by Temp Gal on 2020/10/16 01:44
Current temperatures are always off for majority of the day and times. Even with all the updates that are implemented, they never seem to correct this issue.
👍🏻
by chucksrw on 2020/10/15 23:27
Far better than weather.com
Slow for quick glance
by EDM Raver on 2020/10/15 20:08
I love it but the speed at which it loads up new data is pretty slow.
Epic app
by MAMAZ02 on 2020/10/15 17:51
Best available! Tells All warns effectively
I like this
by AL1DMAT on 2020/10/15 07:31
I have used this app on other systems for years and it has always given me everything I asked for. WeatherBug is now crashing instantly. As soon as you tap the button, the screen flashes and the app crashes.
App doesn't work
by nmt1405 on 2020/10/15 01:47
Since last update the App won't open on more than one device.
Slowest app I have
by Syrin23 on 2020/10/15 00:09
When you open this, expect a 30 second delay before you get any info
Slow on updating
by tim man 2020 on 2020/10/14 14:08
It doesn’t give bad weather updates quite enough. It needs a range that you can set for your location so you don’t get alerts out side your location
Useful, accurate, easy to navigate
by SKbbaby on 2020/10/14 03:02
Gives all the needed info, launches quick once opened. The adds are not annoying as other weather apps such as the weather channel. Love this app
Please remember the elite users
by BamBamBanana on 2020/10/13 23:36
Great app
Great fun app
by Warki49 on 2020/10/13 21:32
By far my favorite app, so relaxing a fun to see my favorite places in the world and on the commuter section see real timer live pics and videos! Highly recommended
App Doesn't Work
by Doodfuss on 2020/10/13 18:38
You updated your App yesterday and now I cannot get it to work! It starts to open, then closes immediately after.
Miss old weather widget
by ben.393 on 2020/10/13 14:23
Hi, thanks for the great app, I use it for my daily weather forecast and love how customizable and affordable it is! I just updated and miss the old version of the weatherbug widget that had the temperature and forecast graph for the whole day! I loved using it to get a quick glance at weather for the day. Hope it’s coming back in a future update. Thanks!
WeathwrBug Widgetless
by cinnameg23 on 2020/10/13 12:05
Where is this WeatherBug Widget that the newest version is supposed to come with? Additional, I searched and searched for it on the App Store for iOS.....nothing. Not in settings or notifications in the WeatherBug app either. Otherwise, I like this app. Was hoping the widget would be available.....what a let down!
WeatherBug
by bfrank1929 on 2020/10/13 02:31
I feel it is a great weather app!!!!
Great app
by PJ-R on 2020/10/13 02:21
Up to date weather information locally and anywhere I have on my list. Never a problem.
Very inaccurate
by epr19632 on 2020/10/12 22:16
Weather bug showed no rain for the next three days so I did some concrete work, 2 hours later we got about 2 inches of rain. Bunch of elementary school students providing the weather.
A.Roane
by Guardian52 on 2020/10/12 21:46
Excellent!!
Awesome app
by charliebrown28281 on 2020/10/12 21:37
ONE OF THE BEST I EVER TRIED HIGHLY RECOMMEND !!!!! 5 SYARS NO DOUBT
Worst update ever"
by teddys camera on 2020/10/12 21:35
Won't even open since recent update
Spark Lightning
by SkyKeith on 2020/10/12 20:18
I particularly like the Spark Lightning feature. Great to be able to visualize where the closest lightning is and figure out how soon it might be here.
Find this app to be the most reliable out of the few I have tried. Ty, weatherbug!
by nicoleu1223 on 2020/10/12 18:52
It’s always spot on!
Accurate
by Prinsez54 on 2020/10/12 17:01
Weather in Wisconsin is a fickle thing. Weather Bug is as accurate as any and often better than local news.
Does everything it is supposed to do
by Swptmp on 2020/10/12 16:47
I had another weather app that I liked, but then the app did an update. That update was a flaming hot mess. I then found out the owner of the aforementioned app supported a certain political person that is facing some serious political and financial problems. Delete. WeatherBug gives me everything I need in an easy to use interface. Don’t change anything! And if you live in the USA vote!!!!
Best Weather App
by ojbbnggnhccfgj on 2020/10/12 15:57
It’s So nice I don’t even have to explain! JUST DOWNLOAD IT!🤩
Bjedmonson
by Bjedmonson on 2020/10/12 15:44
I love weather bug! Love having the weather at my fingertips!
Love it!
by Lhamo62 on 2020/10/12 15:43
I’m very surprised at any negative reviews on here! I’ve been using weatherbug for 4 years and I love it! No app for weather can be 100% accurate all the time, but Weatherbug has up to the second lightning info in real time, something no other app I’ve seen offers. 6 stars if I could!
Lightning Alerts are on point
by ligh it up lightning mane on 2020/10/12 14:27
Weather Bug is the only free app that provides accurate real time lightning alerts.
Great app
by NorMcg on 2020/10/12 14:10
I find it very informative and I depend on the information everyday and I find it very accurate thank you
10/10 Would recommend
by k8e_bell on 2020/10/12 13:10
Highly accurate wherever I go in the United States. I wouldn’t know about anything outside of the States though.
The Boss
by Spook158 on 2020/10/12 12:16
Been using WeatherBug for a few years and it’s usually pretty accurate. I use it a lot in the field and it helps keep me dry while I work outside.
The weather bug
by Skilboy on 2020/10/12 03:44
My wife and I really enjoy this app !! Don’t watch the news so we get our weather here. Thank you
Weather bug
by jimmyjam63 on 2020/10/11 19:50
You are the most outstanding weather people on line. I used others but you are the most accurate and closest to what are weather actually is
My “Go To” Weather App
by Purrsi on 2020/10/11 19:02
Weather Bug keeps me up-to-date on my local weather. One tap opens hourly forecast and Doppler radar map. Very helpful timing taking my dog out for walks around breaks in inclement weather. I use it on my iPad. I also use it to see weather happening at friends and relatives locations. Opens right up and ready to go! I 🥰 it!
Ads
by notmycc69 on 2020/10/11 15:00
It was inevitable that weatherbug would fill the screen with ads. Pay $20 or the app will drive you crazy with annoying ads. Bye.
Can't open app
by &&@@&87 on 2020/10/11 14:23
Do not update. Very buggy, won't open after update.
Weather Bug review
by Hobie53 on 2020/10/11 14:07
It’s one of my favorites. I enjoy the hourly, daily, radar features.
No choice
by Silver Owl 1969 on 2020/10/11 03:58
My weather bug wants me to have a widget. I don’t know what it is exactly, right now I don’t want it. The only way I can get on the weather bug app., is to accept the widget by clicking Got This. I love the weather bug when I can use it. So, it has 4 stars right now. If I didn’t love the app, I would have given fewer stars.
Great app
by sandyb54 on 2020/10/10 22:57
I always use this app to see weather conditions in my area. And it’s spot on. Love it- won’t settle for any of the lesser weather apps. Thank you!
Its raining not "partly cloudy"
by Hyufr204x on 2020/10/10 18:57
Where does Weather Bug get its information from? Why is it always wrong?
Not happy
by Dyanranda on 2020/10/10 18:28
I can't get the app to open up. I have tried everything, deleting it and reinstalled, checked for updates. Shutting the iPad off and restarting it and nothinG has worked!!!!
Too many adds
by Adam .w on 2020/10/10 17:12
It’s like 80% advertisement
Can’t pick closest station
by Scsoco on 2020/10/10 13:22
I have a weatherbug station 100 yards away from my house that reports if I use the weatherbug website, but will not let me use or even see on the app. The weather station that it defaults is 9 miles away and in the mountains, it might as well be in another state for how different the weather is!
Very helpful app
by Goreeli on 2020/10/10 11:25
Especially when thunder storms are present
Did a sw update, now app crashing immediately
by Inhappy111 on 2020/10/10 02:54
Did a usual sw update. Now the app disappears when I try to start it. Rebooted iPad which was supposed to fix it. It didn't. I should have never done a sw update.
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.
Best weather app i could download
by W0LF1E_B00M on 2019/12/25 11:03
First off I want to start by saying that this app is accurate. I live in a place that gets nasty snowstorms, and its nice to know in advance when I should be prepared to shovel the driveway or get out the snow gear. The radar is really good and I enjoy watching it while I watch the storm on my covered front porch. The one thing I'm not a huge fan of is the ads, but the makers of the app beed to make money somehow so it’s understandable. But my favorite part is how you can customize the page so whatever you want to show up towards the top, will show up towards the top. I must say, i have had three other apps and with this one, the alerts are on parr with what the national weather service applies to your location. Last thing ( I promise !) Is that when an alert is issued to one of the locations i have set, it sends me a notification even if its not the location i have pulled up on the home page. So i get a LOT of weather notifications, once again, its manageable though and interesting to see what the weather is doing at the other locations! That you for taking time to read this and happy holidays!
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.
there’s no key for the Alerts map layer :(
by laila jenkins on 2020/06/26 21:37
i’ve been using weather bug for several years now and it definitely my favorite (i also have the NOAA Weather app and Dark Sky). however, i something i wish would go back to how it used to be is on the Alerts map layer. i live in the midwest so there are lots of severe thunderstorms and frequent tornado risk, so i really rely on that map layer. when i first got the app, the Alerts layer had a key for what the colors and lines meant (severe thunderstorm alert, flash flood watch, tornado watch, etc.) but for the last year or so it seems, that key disappeared and i don’t know what some of the colors mean. i can usually infer for flash flood or thunderstorm based on the radar, but that’s actually something that’s frustrating, since i don’t know what they all mean. pretty sure the key disappeared for other layers too, but those are less important to know specifically what they mean (id like to know when and where tornado watches are), and are easier to guess about. idk if that’s just an issue on my end (don’t think i changed any settings tho), or if the app actually changed, but if that was fixed or changed back to having the key, this would absolutely be 5 stars, since it’s still my favorite weather app.
Better than other “top” weather apps
by HomemadePancakes on 2020/04/19 21:32
I’ve been using this app for a few months and find it to be the best app for tracking air quality. I love that this app can track AQ in ANY part of the world no matter how small or unknown the town/city is. This is a distinctive feature that the other “top rated” AQ apps lack and this to me is a huge disadvantage for them. I’d been living in a very small town in Mexico recently for 4 months and unfortunately became very ill from the air quality. I discovered Weather Bug and began to track the AQ daily and take necessary precautions as this was my first time traveling to Mexico much less anywhere outside the US. The fact that no other app was able to locate where I was living was a MAJOR let down. Weather Bug is easy to use, and gives real time AQ indexes as well as any other weather alerts and things I look for in an AQ app. If the other AQ app developers decide to improve their global location capabilities then I’ll be willing to check them out. Until then I rely on Weather Bug every single day for important AQ information in ANY town or city in the world. 👌🏻
Not at all accurate
by pumblino on 2020/05/01 09:16
They keep sending out updates but each one proves to be less accurate than before. The other day we had so much rain falling. Weatherbug was updated and said we were to have sunny skies, warm temps in the 60’s and above all a dry day. Nope, it poured for several hours, even knocked out power in a few areas. Thats enough for me to say its time to find a reliable source for weather reports. Reports say they only keep updating to refresh user’s online activities. Look it up people. Update may 1: developers asked me to send them information on where I’m located in an email form. They already know where I’m at as they keep location track on us when we are using the app or not. Then they sell your information to others about my online searches and more. I have no intentions of escalating the remarks with them so they can keep better track of me. They don't get the weather right and I’m not wasting my time with them. There are a thousand different weather services out there in which I'm sure i can find one with accurate predictions. I don't mean 10 days out, but for today and tomorrow is important for planning what it is i wish to do. They screw up my plans so many times saying nice dry sweet day and then it pours half the day. Then when they say it is high chance of rain we get nothing. Why bother?
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. :)
I deleted this app the second I read their privacy policy and TOA. One star is too generous.
by mutmadison on 2019/11/19 06:55
READ THE PRIVACY POLICY AND TOA. It’s lengthy, I know, it’s intentional to dissuade people from reading and understanding it. It’s worth the 5-7 minutes of your life, I promise. Apparently, it’s too much to ask for a simple weather app in 2019 without subjecting yourself to risks known and unknown; all completely out of your control and all so a company can make a profit at the literal expense of its consumers who are the real product. If you have zero concerns with being tracked 24/7 and your precise location being shared; don’t care about your information being monetized and sold to third party sellers whose intentions you know nothing about; unfazed by the strong possibility of your information being leaked and misused; apathetic to your information being sold numerous times a day; or disinterested in the extensive and intrusive methods used in this economic model then, by all means, disregard this review and enjoy your weather app. Personally, I’ll be checking the weather manually from a browser since the weather app industry has proven themselves to be untrustworthy and not at all concerned with consumers (you know, actual human beings) or their privacy. All of this just so people can sell you crap. This truly is the darkest timeline. All I wanted to do is check the weather...
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!
I love the app, but where did my widget go?
by Choirgirl1018 on 2020/09/20 21:10
So I recently updated to IOS14, and ever since then, i can't find the WeatherBug widget anywhere. This is super disappointing because I'm a huge weather erd and like to stay up to date quickly with the features offered to me through that widget. I also use voiceover witch is a built in screenreader on my iPhone made for people with visual impairments, and your app and widget are fully accessible and i've been a long time user of your app. I'd just really like my widget back. I know that this might be an IOS14 thing, but could you guys please update so that all IOS14 users and I can use your widget again? Like i said, i find it super helpful, and now that IOS14 allows me to put widgets directly on the home screen, I was really looking foreword to being abled to see the weather at a glance on my home screen and using the widget more. If and when you guys bring it back, could you put a little thing in there for current conditions other than temperature (ex: sunny, cloudy, 50% chance of storms). That would also be really helpful. Thanks for making such a great app and I hope you can fix this.
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.
Missing a couple things
by QuestForAwesome on 2020/02/12 20:45
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.
Free weather app testing
by tippie7 on 2019/10/21 15:16
I downloaded a bunch of weather apps (all free downloads) and put them to the test. I found I like “Weather Bug” the best. It seems to be accurate and you can customize the main page to see the information you feel is important at the top. I have mine set up so that the current temperature (daily high & low temp), wind direction, and wind speed are all showing right when I open the app. Then as I scroll down I see sunrise & sunset times, air quality, closest major fire, closest lightning strikes, and hurricane center. When you swipe to the page on the right it shows the hourly rain forecast for the week. The next page to the right shows the 10 day forecast. The last page to the right shows the weather radar for the area. I like the app because it is easy to use, easy to read, and seems accurate. After settling on this app I did pay the $3 yearly subscription fee to remove adds, just because they are annoying and to support the app.
50/50
by Angelscry2o on 2020/05/25 01:10
I have pins down to watch the weather where I really need to know due to family locations and myself. Today I received a notification stating lightning within 10 miles of a pin. So I open the app to see what was going on. I then send a text to my daughter and asked her if she was enjoying the rain, cause the pin I’ve placed is within 500 ft of her exact location and because the map showed dead on she was getting rain. She replied back it hasn’t rained all day and sent me a pic of the sun shining and ground/pavement bone dry. I sent her a screenshot and she said I need a new weather app cause it’s not accurate to say the least. I’ve been using weather bug a couple years now and prefer it over others. But I really need a more accurate look at the weather in real time. On of my pins is where I have a storage unit that has high tornado possibilities. I need that so I’ll know when and if my belongings get damaged to file a claim with insurance. But my main concerns are my children, grandchildren and other family members. If their internet goes down I’ll never know until after the fact. Please fix this issue ASAP! Thanks
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.
Deeply wounded me 🥺
by littlesnowcub on 2020/08/26 05:01
This app caused my astraphobia. Now, I was generally afraid of storms already but one day, my good friend used weather bug to check for lightning when we were in the middle of a thunderstorm in the garage once. I asked about whether bug she said it was a great app! So I decided to download it. That was a horrible decision! I’m sorry to the creators of a bug but this app is way too extreme for children!! severe storm watch, life-threatening thunderstorm warning mediately seek shelter life-threatening Lightning and storms. And when I get the more than half the time it’s not evening for where I live!!And it doesn’t update through the day! It was The only resource I trusted. That was a bad decision. you guys don’t update to the day you lie about lightning strikes, and your warnings are way too dramatic and scary!!!!! 😣 This app should be 17+! it scared me so bad!!! Reason I gave this 2 stars is because for a while I loved it and thought I could trust it. But instead it developed my Astraphobia. even though I am getting treatment for it, still I’m always going to have a permanent fear of storms. Thanks to weather bug! (I’m sorry guys weather bug did not cause my astraphobia but it was a ginormous contributing factor)
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.
Just Average Weather App
by Sundude_99 on 2020/05/16 21:15
Could be a lot better. For example just give us the current weather, a radar map, and the ten day forecast. Get rid of all that multimedia crap. Location services are poor - the app tries to locate you near some related point of interest. For example, it associates my home location with a high school several miles away and tries to locate one of my favorite locations with a mountain (saved location Bartlett, NH - associated POI is Mt Washington, REALLY!). Neither of these locations have weather representative of where I want to see. Lastly, the pop ups when I am trying to look at the radar map are infuriating. Update: 16May - helpful, intuitive, easy to customize. My only suggestions for improvement are indicated above. I’ll start looking at the radar map and some other info will pop up and cover the map. The adverts at the bottom are hilariously bad. Right now there is a picture of an AppleWatch with an insinuation that it is $49 and a picture of Willa Holland reportedly doing something in a casino.
Overall clean look, but needs work
by LV4NMLS on 2020/09/05 13:40
I wanted a weather app that didn’t use up a lot of memory and gave me more information than just the temperature readings. Weather Bug has a clean, well-organized look and feel. I can even organize my home page to show what’s more important to me from top to bottom. Unfortunately, the forecast isn’t the best. We all know weather is moody and changes at the drop of a needle, but it seems as the forecast doesn’t update until a certain time in the morning. So if I’m up in the middle of the night or even just before sun-up, I will get only the current temperature reading and the high/low in the quick view is inaccurate. It will not update until it assumes everyone is awake. Furthermore, the radar only shows you the previous hour’s movement if you select radar, and only one hour future movement if you select future radar. That’s not enough for me. Other apps will show me 3-4 hours in advance of which direction the rain may be moving. In summary, this app could use improvements. It’s just okay.
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.
If you can find a better app - you should leave.
by NoLongerAFanOfThisApp on 2019/12/09 04:22
Because you won’t. Of course there are people who are never happy with anything, so once they go elsewhere others can avoid the negativity and appreciate the differences between WeatherBug and it’s competition. Meteorology has yet to become an exact science. Radar is good. Much easier to access and read than others. Gees, one of its competitor’s radar wouldn’t even appear when prompted. I do **not** miss the numerous ads and videos of other competitors either. As for anyone being able to forecast a 10 day with perfect accuracy (look up the word forecast for the guy who gave 5 stars and complained incessantly)- WeatherBug probably exceeds the others if I cared to research it. I don’t care to. I’ve found an app that’s worthy of keeping and have finally deleted all the other less accurate, money grubbing weather apps.
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.
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.
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 Dependable Go-to
by GUS THE WONDER DOG on 2019/12/06 17:08
I use weather bug daily. I have settings/cities saved for each person in my family and friends. This allows me to get weather alerts, check in by curiosity, etc. one of my favorite features is storm accuracy; I can see what the radar is showing at any time and any place I am: let’s say I’m out on errands; it begins to rain and thunder. I instantly pull up my location and know how fast the storm is moving, intensity and so on. I can then decide if it’s safe to continue my rounds or stay parked where I am until the storm passes. I also enjoy the layers one can choose to view. I get barometric headaches when fronts are moving nearby; so, I pull up Satellite filter and can see the patterns and movement of the entire weather system, not just precipitation . I’ve tried other apps and keep coming back to weather bug. I won’t leave again!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Can’t predict RAIN.??
by leanerMEANER on 2020/08/04 15:27
Enough others have already said it. Weather Bug can NOT predict rain. It’s been raining on me several times and I’ve jumped on the app to get an idea when it may clear up but it showed no rain in my state even when I zoomed in tight. It showed precip in areas around me but they were an hour or two or even more drive away. If the rest of the features were not as good as they were I would’ve given it 1 star. UPDATE 8*4*20 Hurricane Isaias is blasting past NJ right now. Severe rain and winds. The hourly prediction for rain is between 50-40% and it’s been POURING out for the past few hours. My gutters are overflowing. It’s just unbelievable how inaccurate the rain prediction continues to be as I’m in my house looking out my window concerned about the tree behind my house coming down and hearing the rain literally pounding on the side of my house. Winds are over 35 mph currently and gusting much higher. I’ll only keep this app for a couple of it’s other features. Predict rain.?? Not a chance.
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!
The main weather app I use.
by Thehoneymooner on 2020/07/06 18:39
Thank you Weather Bug! I’m a bit of a weather buff myself, and I love this app!! It has everything a weather buff could want! If someone were to ask me what I’d like to have on a weather app, I’d say everything on Weather Bug!! There’s just one thing that I’d add. It’s a map overlay that shows where hail is and isn’t. It shows it moving just a storm cell, but it represents hail only. I saw this very thing on a pilot’s phone app. I think it was an app specifically for pilots. However, if Weather Bug were to make this a in-app purchase, I would have it for sure! I would use it mainly during severe weather season in Texas. But these days you might find severe weather at other times of the year. Just a suggestion. Overall, I’m very happy with Weather Bug. Thank you!!
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.
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!
Not accurate - all about selling your location info
by KB Traveler on 2020/05/16 17:53
I have used WeatherBug ever since Automated Weather Source first developed it. Unfortunately something has changed and I find the quality of its actual and forecast weather to have declined, especially in the last year. Yesterday was the perfect example with WeatherBug showing 0% chance of rain for every hour of the day, while we experienced constant rain showers instead. What I didn’t know was that AWS sold WeatherBug to Ground Truth (xAd). Their website describes themselves as the “largest location-based advertising platform in the world”. Yep their business model is all about selling your phone’s location information (even when the app is closed) - not providing you excellent/accurate weather forecasting. Sad because AWS had a great weather model, collaborating with educational institutions and local communities such as my own. So if your business/occupation is like mine and you require accurate weather forecasting, maybe it is time to look elsewhere.
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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 19 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).
Keep crashing
by leahdiw1 on 2020/10/23 01:32
Love it but the first time I open it up it shuts down.
Favorite weather app
by rob in pensacola on 2020/10/22 21:17
No weather forecasting is perfect...but Weatherbug is by far my favorite weather app!!
Love it!
by Don_Cafetero on 2020/10/22 18:57
I enjoy the alerts and also like the accuracy of the information provided in the app.
Weather for free
by Big Dutch Boy on 2020/10/22 12:54
Hey, it’s user friendly , fairly accurate , and free! I like it!
Love weather big!
by Feelin.Froggy on 2020/10/22 12:14
I live on the coast of NC & I use this app all day everyday. Thank you for all the helpful notifications💙
App use to be the best to me
by Jr135 on 2020/10/22 11:44
I don’t even use the app because it never loads up. It takes forever on wifi or cell phone network, but most of the time it doesn’t load. I started using the Apple weather app instead.
Why?
by tlexvold on 2020/10/22 11:14
New update (10/22/20) causes app to crash after opening. I am running newest IOS release. Why wouldn’t this be tested before release?
Ads “in and out of the app?”
by sabinek on 2020/10/22 10:26
The new version wants to sell my location data for ads in and out of the app. Deleted!
Weather bug is great
by Kdw777777 on 2020/10/21 20:51
I love wether bug it so good
WeatherBug
by Gregory1964 on 2020/10/21 19:11
From my experience it’s one of the better weather app’s. I like it.
Weatherbug
by Mdeel. on 2020/10/21 18:15
It’s a wonderful most accurate weather app I’ve seen. I’ve had it and tried others since cell phones came out with weather apps. In our region Dave Deriks is the best weatherman they are as well. Better than Jim cantorre and doesn’t receive the recognition he should.
I Love the Bug!!
by Redheadedsandy on 2020/10/21 14:03
I Love this Weatherbug!! It’s Accurate & Fast!! I can check the weather anytime day/night and it gives me accurate readings on this Crazy Oklahoma Weather. Thank you so much!!!
Very useful
by mjoc1 on 2020/10/21 12:00
Helps me plan my day
Satisfied
by screw72 on 2020/10/21 10:33
The app can be slow at times, but on a whole it has answered my questions about weather in my home town or weather I will encounter in other places on a particular day.
Best Weather App
by Royd R on 2020/10/21 10:29
Weather bug has been a great weather app for me, always accurate and up-to-date, and reliable. I travel a lot, and it’s great how it stores each city I visit. Would recommend it to everyone.
Decent
by Я◊ῳλи on 2020/10/21 01:59
Seems to be an alright app but the 2 problems I have is that the lighting strikes aren’t accurate, says my front yard had lightning strike and it wasn’t, also when you are trying to zoom in or out the thing glitches and it will have one section white and the others are of 500 miles away
RatIng
by sherrie babe on 2020/10/20 23:04
Wonderful
Been responsive
by cdogcoach on 2020/10/20 20:16
I feel it’s doing what I want it to! Projections for the week a little slow! But overall I like this app!!!🙏🏼🙏🏼
Love it!!
by tressj62 on 2020/10/20 15:03
Huge fan of weather bug and the app. Have been for a long time!! It keeps getting better. Love the storm maps and the pollen maps and the air quality is soooo important to us asthmatics. Keep up the good work
iPad 4 NOW supported
by Jascrtns on 2020/10/20 14:43
UPDATE, App update 5.18.5 now fixes the problems with using this app on IPad 4 and maybe other problems people were reporting. This app gives a lot of information and the many layers available under the map tab allows great flexibility in the information that I want displayed. Great response from the developers of this app to the problems I had originally identified. Best response I've ever had from a developer. Update ver 5.18.2 to Apple products no longer supports the IPad 4 using IOS 10.3.3 even though IOS 10 is supposed to be supported. With no option to download a previous version the free app is 100% unusable. This was a great app until the October 6 th update. Update to my review, app update to ver. 5.18.4 still not working with IPad 4.
Not Accurate
by xXsammiXx on 2020/10/20 13:05
The app will often indicate 0% chance of precipitation when a downpour is occurring. Temperature generally seems to be accurate.
Best for me
by Colorado Ken on 2020/10/20 11:12
My go to weather everyday!
Love it
by Saphiremist821 on 2020/10/20 10:50
This app is easy to use, and is accurate as accurate can be. Considering weather is not always accurate.
Construction
by mr dez14 on 2020/10/20 08:53
We use weather bug daily during lightning season, here in Miami Florida ,where it rains almost every day in the summer months. We always watch how far the lighting is striking near our job site so we can keep everyone safe.the best weather app PERIOD........
Loads slow
by hdkebdidbd on 2020/10/19 21:29
This app is great but it loads very slow I use it a lot if they could make it faster that would be amazing.
My favorite!!
by CJB243 on 2020/10/19 20:38
I installed Weather Bug on my first cell phone. It has been my favorite weather forecaster over all these years. I cannot only program to see my Weather, but I can program to see what’s going on in Florida at my sisters house.
Works great for me
by ocala harry on 2020/10/19 16:24
Gives me all the accurate weather info I want. Exact data for my location. Lets me know of dangerous weather in my area.
Easy to use
by Partycakes on 2020/10/19 12:52
Nice weather app that’s easy to use. I like that I can get the weather in an instant!
App is rarely correct ...
by JamesF03 on 2020/10/19 05:09
And constantly using location services even when it is set to only use while app is open! I paid for this ... an app that rarely gives the correct weather even though it is constantly using location services ... Design is dated and not very functional , seriously needs a redesign too, plus lacking different widget sizes and functions!
Good app
by mchance47 on 2020/10/19 03:08
Reasonably accurate predictions. Dead-on precipitation maps. Speedy.
Widget
by eprev on 2020/10/19 01:19
New widget for iOS 14 doesn’t keep up with my current location. Have to open the app, then the widget shows the weather for my current location. Still does it even with location services always on for the app. Old widget before iOS 14 was way better, kept up with current location and showed more detail.
Great Service
by cfdshjiyrewvnks on 2020/10/18 18:16
I fish year round in northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. I need an accurate forecast because I fish out of a boat. When a storm is coming, rain or snow, the forecast is essential for everyone’s safety. That is why I’ve learned to trust their information.
Awesome
by Big ballershdjfn on 2020/10/18 13:15
Great weather app for what it is.
Don’t waste your time
by old do in oh on 2020/10/18 13:11
This app is constantly off in its forecast. Many times the daily will call for high chance of rain but the hourly will show zero chance of rain or it will show zero chance of rain all night and the next day but it starts pouring during the night and rains all day. I’m switching apps.
Lightning detection is the best
by Rob M aka MaverickDG on 2020/10/18 12:39
I’ve use four different weather apps. This app is the absolute best for real time lightning detection of the four. (NOAA weather app, The Weather Channel app, LightningFinder app and this one, Weather Bug app)
Life saver during Extreme Weather and Fires!
by Michelle Vendelin on 2020/10/17 23:58
Weather Bug has become my essential tool for travel and staying alerted to weather and air quality changes in the West. And, all in the midst of wild fires, wind, rain and extreme heat of 2020! The app gave us great information to make decisions. Thank you for such a great service, I recommend to my friends when ever they will listen.
Add dew point to all the graphics!
by Paul from NYS on 2020/10/17 21:20
Humidity is worthless. Reel feel is only marginally better. But if I see the dew point is at or over 60 I know I will feel the humidity even if the temperature is in the upper 60s or 70s.
Yes
by mufflesmcbarky on 2020/10/17 15:14
Is good.
Weather
by buckeye granny on 2020/10/17 02:45
It does everything I need.....just click the bug when you want to know what’s happening and it pops up on screen. What more can I expect? It has proven credible!
I love It
by katakilina on 2020/10/17 01:05
I don’t understand why others complain it’s too slow because it has served me perfectly. Maybe they have a bad system that works too slow.
Useless app with deceiving weather
by Thailand Mike on 2020/10/17 00:56
This app is useless. The hourly weather is 90% wrong. Says no rail all day yet it is rai I g the past hour. I tried using it for 4 months but it is always wrong. Useless and deceiving weather
Still horrible
by Farley213 on 2020/10/17 00:44
Here we are in the middle of a major rainstorm and the radar goes completely blank. This app is useless except for the lightning data. You can see I’ve written several reviews below and all have fallen on deaf ears. And now I see from other reviews that the new update has made it even worse. Way to go! - Today we are in severe warnings with up to 60-70mph winds, with tornadoes, hail and heavy rain. What does weather bug say? 85 degrees, partly cloudy and no precipitation predicted in the hourly. No severe alert warnings. Nothing. Just an hourly forecast of a sunny, hot summer day. In the meantime my phone has been blowing up with severe alerts from the other weather app. The only thing this app is good for is the lighting map. Always on point and the only reason I keep it. For those who rely solely on this one? RUN. Delete it and find a more accurate app. This was the best app around now it’s the most inaccurate and quite frankly dangerous one out there. If I were relying on this app today with storms on the horizon? I’d be screwed. Oh yeah and for when we DO get alert? We get them for the whole country! I’ve written here, I’ve sent in feedback, I’ve emailed what the hell? We get a severe alert that a storm is coming and I go to see how close it is and do we need to take shelter or whatever and I then have to scroll through the weather for Mississippi, Wyoming, California, the gulf, Nevada BEFORE I can find New England where I live?! This isn’t a game! This is outright irresponsible. Storms are getting worse and we don’t have time to scroll through every other region to find ours! So when two hurricanes hit the gulf, you think they had time to read about the weather in other parts of the country while they are trying to pack up their belongings? Just tell them how long they have to get ready! It’s a simple thing! You use our location for the radar, for the forecast (both always wrong btw) why do you make us have to struggle to find A SEVERE ALERT at a critical time? And stop with the meteorological terms!! Whoever is writing these for the public doesn’t have to show he went to school for it. Just tell us...severe storms, what’s coming, (lightning, tornado, high winds, etc) and our immediate location. BOOM DONE. No scientific terms that I need a damned dictionary for to see if the upcoming storm is going to be brutal or not. Don’t need the history of why it developed before I get to its current location. Just damned ridiculous. I don’t understand why this is allowed to continue. We are in a critical time with storms and should, for our safety, be able to pick up the phone, hit the alert and read what is about to hit OUR LOCATION. Not hit all across the country. We are still in recovery from the last major storm and just want to know what the next one will bring. To US. As I’m sure other areas of the country don’t need to know what’s happening here during a storm warning, we too do not need to know that as a storm is about to hit us here, there is something happening in the Midwest. Either truly help us with this or pass the alerts on to someone else.
Good and useful app
by iosannie on 2020/10/17 00:39
Ipad 4 - won't open since the update. Can't use until this is fixed. UPDATE: The problem has been fixed. App is working fine now.
Will not open after update...
by Overloadedservers on 2020/10/16 23:42
Was a great tool! Now ashes before fully opening.... But after reporting the big, they got right on it to get it to run on my old old iPad!!! Thanks, upgraded to five stars.
As good as any
by edzulo on 2020/10/16 23:35
It accurate as any other weather app or weather person can possibly be in Michigan
Great app but needs improvement
by mohneysj on 2020/10/16 22:27
I love the lightening feature on this app. Working outside, tracking the storms is essential for safety. I wish the app could use your specific gps location instead of the closest weather tower to calculate lightening distance. Alert feature could be improved to set a distance and then get an alert when it’s been clear for 30’
Stephen2
by stelpen2 on 2020/10/16 20:59
Use you folks daily Reliable Thank you so much
Will not open...crashes
by Jeff 74 on 2020/10/16 20:28
The latest version of the app 5.18.2 and currently 5.18.3 will not open with iOS 10.3.4. It crashes right after opening. Please correct this bug UPDATE: received frequent emails from WeatherBug engineering team and they finally pushed out the current version 5.18.5 yet successfully solve my problems with it crashing each time I try to open. A great job by their engineer in team! Job well done! Thank you!
App fixed for IPad 4
by Leigh7818 on 2020/10/16 20:16
UPDATE-10-16-2020 App has been fixed for Ipad 4. Thank you WeatherBug & John for all your help and great customer service! UPDATE-10-7-2020 The app still won't open on iPad 4 even after the latest update of 10-6-2020 Please fix. I try to open up and it crashes. Won't open. Please fix soon as I do love this app!
Good ap
by ltrain50 on 2020/10/16 18:29
Works and gets to the point: the weather
Beat weather app in the App Store.
by Josiah Beran on 2020/10/16 15:59
I got this app after my father recommended it after I couldn’t find a fast and accurate weather app. One thing that I really like about it is how you can see where the nearest fire is on a map. Since I live in California, this is very helpful. The radar works like a charm and is very helpful since i am outside a lot. The 10 day is normally pretty accurate but has failed me one or to times. But compared to all the other ones it is the best.
This app is great
by Addie Meyer on 2020/10/16 14:20
So for me I’ve downloaded a lot of weather apps and non really work but weather bug is amazing 😀😃😄😁😆 I for me the weather feels accurate and I like that I can see the temperature for other places like Spokane and
Accurate but drop the cheesy videos
by sweetwatersea on 2020/10/16 03:06
Weather content accurate and clear. Well presented info. Skip the silly vids.
Crashes immediately
by Dennis Ring on 2020/10/16 02:57
Recent update causes instant crash at launch. Uninstalled and reinstalled, no change. Tried to launch " app support" from App Store and that also crashed at launch. Thoughts?
Accuracy varies
by Temp Gal on 2020/10/16 01:44
Current temperatures are always off for majority of the day and times. Even with all the updates that are implemented, they never seem to correct this issue.
👍🏻
by chucksrw on 2020/10/15 23:27
Far better than weather.com
Slow for quick glance
by EDM Raver on 2020/10/15 20:08
I love it but the speed at which it loads up new data is pretty slow.
Epic app
by MAMAZ02 on 2020/10/15 17:51
Best available! Tells All warns effectively
I like this
by AL1DMAT on 2020/10/15 07:31
I have used this app on other systems for years and it has always given me everything I asked for. WeatherBug is now crashing instantly. As soon as you tap the button, the screen flashes and the app crashes.
App doesn't work
by nmt1405 on 2020/10/15 01:47
Since last update the App won't open on more than one device.
Slowest app I have
by Syrin23 on 2020/10/15 00:09
When you open this, expect a 30 second delay before you get any info
Slow on updating
by tim man 2020 on 2020/10/14 14:08
It doesn’t give bad weather updates quite enough. It needs a range that you can set for your location so you don’t get alerts out side your location
Useful, accurate, easy to navigate
by SKbbaby on 2020/10/14 03:02
Gives all the needed info, launches quick once opened. The adds are not annoying as other weather apps such as the weather channel. Love this app
Please remember the elite users
by BamBamBanana on 2020/10/13 23:36
Great app
Great fun app
by Warki49 on 2020/10/13 21:32
By far my favorite app, so relaxing a fun to see my favorite places in the world and on the commuter section see real timer live pics and videos! Highly recommended
App Doesn't Work
by Doodfuss on 2020/10/13 18:38
You updated your App yesterday and now I cannot get it to work! It starts to open, then closes immediately after.
Miss old weather widget
by ben.393 on 2020/10/13 14:23
Hi, thanks for the great app, I use it for my daily weather forecast and love how customizable and affordable it is! I just updated and miss the old version of the weatherbug widget that had the temperature and forecast graph for the whole day! I loved using it to get a quick glance at weather for the day. Hope it’s coming back in a future update. Thanks!
WeathwrBug Widgetless
by cinnameg23 on 2020/10/13 12:05
Where is this WeatherBug Widget that the newest version is supposed to come with? Additional, I searched and searched for it on the App Store for iOS.....nothing. Not in settings or notifications in the WeatherBug app either. Otherwise, I like this app. Was hoping the widget would be available.....what a let down!
WeatherBug
by bfrank1929 on 2020/10/13 02:31
I feel it is a great weather app!!!!
Great app
by PJ-R on 2020/10/13 02:21
Up to date weather information locally and anywhere I have on my list. Never a problem.
Very inaccurate
by epr19632 on 2020/10/12 22:16
Weather bug showed no rain for the next three days so I did some concrete work, 2 hours later we got about 2 inches of rain. Bunch of elementary school students providing the weather.
A.Roane
by Guardian52 on 2020/10/12 21:46
Excellent!!
Awesome app
by charliebrown28281 on 2020/10/12 21:37
ONE OF THE BEST I EVER TRIED HIGHLY RECOMMEND !!!!! 5 SYARS NO DOUBT
Worst update ever"
by teddys camera on 2020/10/12 21:35
Won't even open since recent update
Spark Lightning
by SkyKeith on 2020/10/12 20:18
I particularly like the Spark Lightning feature. Great to be able to visualize where the closest lightning is and figure out how soon it might be here.
Find this app to be the most reliable out of the few I have tried. Ty, weatherbug!
by nicoleu1223 on 2020/10/12 18:52
It’s always spot on!
Accurate
by Prinsez54 on 2020/10/12 17:01
Weather in Wisconsin is a fickle thing. Weather Bug is as accurate as any and often better than local news.
Does everything it is supposed to do
by Swptmp on 2020/10/12 16:47
I had another weather app that I liked, but then the app did an update. That update was a flaming hot mess. I then found out the owner of the aforementioned app supported a certain political person that is facing some serious political and financial problems. Delete. WeatherBug gives me everything I need in an easy to use interface. Don’t change anything! And if you live in the USA vote!!!!
Best Weather App
by ojbbnggnhccfgj on 2020/10/12 15:57
It’s So nice I don’t even have to explain! JUST DOWNLOAD IT!🤩
Bjedmonson
by Bjedmonson on 2020/10/12 15:44
I love weather bug! Love having the weather at my fingertips!
Love it!
by Lhamo62 on 2020/10/12 15:43
I’m very surprised at any negative reviews on here! I’ve been using weatherbug for 4 years and I love it! No app for weather can be 100% accurate all the time, but Weatherbug has up to the second lightning info in real time, something no other app I’ve seen offers. 6 stars if I could!
Lightning Alerts are on point
by ligh it up lightning mane on 2020/10/12 14:27
Weather Bug is the only free app that provides accurate real time lightning alerts.
Great app
by NorMcg on 2020/10/12 14:10
I find it very informative and I depend on the information everyday and I find it very accurate thank you
10/10 Would recommend
by k8e_bell on 2020/10/12 13:10
Highly accurate wherever I go in the United States. I wouldn’t know about anything outside of the States though.
The Boss
by Spook158 on 2020/10/12 12:16
Been using WeatherBug for a few years and it’s usually pretty accurate. I use it a lot in the field and it helps keep me dry while I work outside.
The weather bug
by Skilboy on 2020/10/12 03:44
My wife and I really enjoy this app !! Don’t watch the news so we get our weather here. Thank you
Weather bug
by jimmyjam63 on 2020/10/11 19:50
You are the most outstanding weather people on line. I used others but you are the most accurate and closest to what are weather actually is
My “Go To” Weather App
by Purrsi on 2020/10/11 19:02
Weather Bug keeps me up-to-date on my local weather. One tap opens hourly forecast and Doppler radar map. Very helpful timing taking my dog out for walks around breaks in inclement weather. I use it on my iPad. I also use it to see weather happening at friends and relatives locations. Opens right up and ready to go! I 🥰 it!
Ads
by notmycc69 on 2020/10/11 15:00
It was inevitable that weatherbug would fill the screen with ads. Pay $20 or the app will drive you crazy with annoying ads. Bye.
Can't open app
by &&@@&87 on 2020/10/11 14:23
Do not update. Very buggy, won't open after update.
Weather Bug review
by Hobie53 on 2020/10/11 14:07
It’s one of my favorites. I enjoy the hourly, daily, radar features.
No choice
by Silver Owl 1969 on 2020/10/11 03:58
My weather bug wants me to have a widget. I don’t know what it is exactly, right now I don’t want it. The only way I can get on the weather bug app., is to accept the widget by clicking Got This. I love the weather bug when I can use it. So, it has 4 stars right now. If I didn’t love the app, I would have given fewer stars.
Great app
by sandyb54 on 2020/10/10 22:57
I always use this app to see weather conditions in my area. And it’s spot on. Love it- won’t settle for any of the lesser weather apps. Thank you!
Its raining not "partly cloudy"
by Hyufr204x on 2020/10/10 18:57
Where does Weather Bug get its information from? Why is it always wrong?
Not happy
by Dyanranda on 2020/10/10 18:28
I can't get the app to open up. I have tried everything, deleting it and reinstalled, checked for updates. Shutting the iPad off and restarting it and nothinG has worked!!!!
Too many adds
by Adam .w on 2020/10/10 17:12
It’s like 80% advertisement
Can’t pick closest station
by Scsoco on 2020/10/10 13:22
I have a weatherbug station 100 yards away from my house that reports if I use the weatherbug website, but will not let me use or even see on the app. The weather station that it defaults is 9 miles away and in the mountains, it might as well be in another state for how different the weather is!
Very helpful app
by Goreeli on 2020/10/10 11:25
Especially when thunder storms are present
Did a sw update, now app crashing immediately
by Inhappy111 on 2020/10/10 02:54
Did a usual sw update. Now the app disappears when I try to start it. Rebooted iPad which was supposed to fix it. It didn't. I should have never done a sw update.
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.
Best weather app i could download
by W0LF1E_B00M on 2019/12/25 11:03
First off I want to start by saying that this app is accurate. I live in a place that gets nasty snowstorms, and its nice to know in advance when I should be prepared to shovel the driveway or get out the snow gear. The radar is really good and I enjoy watching it while I watch the storm on my covered front porch. The one thing I'm not a huge fan of is the ads, but the makers of the app beed to make money somehow so it’s understandable. But my favorite part is how you can customize the page so whatever you want to show up towards the top, will show up towards the top. I must say, i have had three other apps and with this one, the alerts are on parr with what the national weather service applies to your location. Last thing ( I promise !) Is that when an alert is issued to one of the locations i have set, it sends me a notification even if its not the location i have pulled up on the home page. So i get a LOT of weather notifications, once again, its manageable though and interesting to see what the weather is doing at the other locations! That you for taking time to read this and happy holidays!
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.
there’s no key for the Alerts map layer :(
by laila jenkins on 2020/06/26 21:37
i’ve been using weather bug for several years now and it definitely my favorite (i also have the NOAA Weather app and Dark Sky). however, i something i wish would go back to how it used to be is on the Alerts map layer. i live in the midwest so there are lots of severe thunderstorms and frequent tornado risk, so i really rely on that map layer. when i first got the app, the Alerts layer had a key for what the colors and lines meant (severe thunderstorm alert, flash flood watch, tornado watch, etc.) but for the last year or so it seems, that key disappeared and i don’t know what some of the colors mean. i can usually infer for flash flood or thunderstorm based on the radar, but that’s actually something that’s frustrating, since i don’t know what they all mean. pretty sure the key disappeared for other layers too, but those are less important to know specifically what they mean (id like to know when and where tornado watches are), and are easier to guess about. idk if that’s just an issue on my end (don’t think i changed any settings tho), or if the app actually changed, but if that was fixed or changed back to having the key, this would absolutely be 5 stars, since it’s still my favorite weather app.
Better than other “top” weather apps
by HomemadePancakes on 2020/04/19 21:32
I’ve been using this app for a few months and find it to be the best app for tracking air quality. I love that this app can track AQ in ANY part of the world no matter how small or unknown the town/city is. This is a distinctive feature that the other “top rated” AQ apps lack and this to me is a huge disadvantage for them. I’d been living in a very small town in Mexico recently for 4 months and unfortunately became very ill from the air quality. I discovered Weather Bug and began to track the AQ daily and take necessary precautions as this was my first time traveling to Mexico much less anywhere outside the US. The fact that no other app was able to locate where I was living was a MAJOR let down. Weather Bug is easy to use, and gives real time AQ indexes as well as any other weather alerts and things I look for in an AQ app. If the other AQ app developers decide to improve their global location capabilities then I’ll be willing to check them out. Until then I rely on Weather Bug every single day for important AQ information in ANY town or city in the world. 👌🏻
Not at all accurate
by pumblino on 2020/05/01 09:16
They keep sending out updates but each one proves to be less accurate than before. The other day we had so much rain falling. Weatherbug was updated and said we were to have sunny skies, warm temps in the 60’s and above all a dry day. Nope, it poured for several hours, even knocked out power in a few areas. Thats enough for me to say its time to find a reliable source for weather reports. Reports say they only keep updating to refresh user’s online activities. Look it up people. Update may 1: developers asked me to send them information on where I’m located in an email form. They already know where I’m at as they keep location track on us when we are using the app or not. Then they sell your information to others about my online searches and more. I have no intentions of escalating the remarks with them so they can keep better track of me. They don't get the weather right and I’m not wasting my time with them. There are a thousand different weather services out there in which I'm sure i can find one with accurate predictions. I don't mean 10 days out, but for today and tomorrow is important for planning what it is i wish to do. They screw up my plans so many times saying nice dry sweet day and then it pours half the day. Then when they say it is high chance of rain we get nothing. Why bother?
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. :)
I deleted this app the second I read their privacy policy and TOA. One star is too generous.
by mutmadison on 2019/11/19 06:55
READ THE PRIVACY POLICY AND TOA. It’s lengthy, I know, it’s intentional to dissuade people from reading and understanding it. It’s worth the 5-7 minutes of your life, I promise. Apparently, it’s too much to ask for a simple weather app in 2019 without subjecting yourself to risks known and unknown; all completely out of your control and all so a company can make a profit at the literal expense of its consumers who are the real product. If you have zero concerns with being tracked 24/7 and your precise location being shared; don’t care about your information being monetized and sold to third party sellers whose intentions you know nothing about; unfazed by the strong possibility of your information being leaked and misused; apathetic to your information being sold numerous times a day; or disinterested in the extensive and intrusive methods used in this economic model then, by all means, disregard this review and enjoy your weather app. Personally, I’ll be checking the weather manually from a browser since the weather app industry has proven themselves to be untrustworthy and not at all concerned with consumers (you know, actual human beings) or their privacy. All of this just so people can sell you crap. This truly is the darkest timeline. All I wanted to do is check the weather...
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!
I love the app, but where did my widget go?
by Choirgirl1018 on 2020/09/20 21:10
So I recently updated to IOS14, and ever since then, i can't find the WeatherBug widget anywhere. This is super disappointing because I'm a huge weather erd and like to stay up to date quickly with the features offered to me through that widget. I also use voiceover witch is a built in screenreader on my iPhone made for people with visual impairments, and your app and widget are fully accessible and i've been a long time user of your app. I'd just really like my widget back. I know that this might be an IOS14 thing, but could you guys please update so that all IOS14 users and I can use your widget again? Like i said, i find it super helpful, and now that IOS14 allows me to put widgets directly on the home screen, I was really looking foreword to being abled to see the weather at a glance on my home screen and using the widget more. If and when you guys bring it back, could you put a little thing in there for current conditions other than temperature (ex: sunny, cloudy, 50% chance of storms). That would also be really helpful. Thanks for making such a great app and I hope you can fix this.
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.
Missing a couple things
by QuestForAwesome on 2020/02/12 20:45
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.
Free weather app testing
by tippie7 on 2019/10/21 15:16
I downloaded a bunch of weather apps (all free downloads) and put them to the test. I found I like “Weather Bug” the best. It seems to be accurate and you can customize the main page to see the information you feel is important at the top. I have mine set up so that the current temperature (daily high & low temp), wind direction, and wind speed are all showing right when I open the app. Then as I scroll down I see sunrise & sunset times, air quality, closest major fire, closest lightning strikes, and hurricane center. When you swipe to the page on the right it shows the hourly rain forecast for the week. The next page to the right shows the 10 day forecast. The last page to the right shows the weather radar for the area. I like the app because it is easy to use, easy to read, and seems accurate. After settling on this app I did pay the $3 yearly subscription fee to remove adds, just because they are annoying and to support the app.
50/50
by Angelscry2o on 2020/05/25 01:10
I have pins down to watch the weather where I really need to know due to family locations and myself. Today I received a notification stating lightning within 10 miles of a pin. So I open the app to see what was going on. I then send a text to my daughter and asked her if she was enjoying the rain, cause the pin I’ve placed is within 500 ft of her exact location and because the map showed dead on she was getting rain. She replied back it hasn’t rained all day and sent me a pic of the sun shining and ground/pavement bone dry. I sent her a screenshot and she said I need a new weather app cause it’s not accurate to say the least. I’ve been using weather bug a couple years now and prefer it over others. But I really need a more accurate look at the weather in real time. On of my pins is where I have a storage unit that has high tornado possibilities. I need that so I’ll know when and if my belongings get damaged to file a claim with insurance. But my main concerns are my children, grandchildren and other family members. If their internet goes down I’ll never know until after the fact. Please fix this issue ASAP! Thanks
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.
Deeply wounded me 🥺
by littlesnowcub on 2020/08/26 05:01
This app caused my astraphobia. Now, I was generally afraid of storms already but one day, my good friend used weather bug to check for lightning when we were in the middle of a thunderstorm in the garage once. I asked about whether bug she said it was a great app! So I decided to download it. That was a horrible decision! I’m sorry to the creators of a bug but this app is way too extreme for children!! severe storm watch, life-threatening thunderstorm warning mediately seek shelter life-threatening Lightning and storms. And when I get the more than half the time it’s not evening for where I live!!And it doesn’t update through the day! It was The only resource I trusted. That was a bad decision. you guys don’t update to the day you lie about lightning strikes, and your warnings are way too dramatic and scary!!!!! 😣 This app should be 17+! it scared me so bad!!! Reason I gave this 2 stars is because for a while I loved it and thought I could trust it. But instead it developed my Astraphobia. even though I am getting treatment for it, still I’m always going to have a permanent fear of storms. Thanks to weather bug! (I’m sorry guys weather bug did not cause my astraphobia but it was a ginormous contributing factor)
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.
Just Average Weather App
by Sundude_99 on 2020/05/16 21:15
Could be a lot better. For example just give us the current weather, a radar map, and the ten day forecast. Get rid of all that multimedia crap. Location services are poor - the app tries to locate you near some related point of interest. For example, it associates my home location with a high school several miles away and tries to locate one of my favorite locations with a mountain (saved location Bartlett, NH - associated POI is Mt Washington, REALLY!). Neither of these locations have weather representative of where I want to see. Lastly, the pop ups when I am trying to look at the radar map are infuriating. Update: 16May - helpful, intuitive, easy to customize. My only suggestions for improvement are indicated above. I’ll start looking at the radar map and some other info will pop up and cover the map. The adverts at the bottom are hilariously bad. Right now there is a picture of an AppleWatch with an insinuation that it is $49 and a picture of Willa Holland reportedly doing something in a casino.
Overall clean look, but needs work
by LV4NMLS on 2020/09/05 13:40
I wanted a weather app that didn’t use up a lot of memory and gave me more information than just the temperature readings. Weather Bug has a clean, well-organized look and feel. I can even organize my home page to show what’s more important to me from top to bottom. Unfortunately, the forecast isn’t the best. We all know weather is moody and changes at the drop of a needle, but it seems as the forecast doesn’t update until a certain time in the morning. So if I’m up in the middle of the night or even just before sun-up, I will get only the current temperature reading and the high/low in the quick view is inaccurate. It will not update until it assumes everyone is awake. Furthermore, the radar only shows you the previous hour’s movement if you select radar, and only one hour future movement if you select future radar. That’s not enough for me. Other apps will show me 3-4 hours in advance of which direction the rain may be moving. In summary, this app could use improvements. It’s just okay.
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.
If you can find a better app - you should leave.
by NoLongerAFanOfThisApp on 2019/12/09 04:22
Because you won’t. Of course there are people who are never happy with anything, so once they go elsewhere others can avoid the negativity and appreciate the differences between WeatherBug and it’s competition. Meteorology has yet to become an exact science. Radar is good. Much easier to access and read than others. Gees, one of its competitor’s radar wouldn’t even appear when prompted. I do **not** miss the numerous ads and videos of other competitors either. As for anyone being able to forecast a 10 day with perfect accuracy (look up the word forecast for the guy who gave 5 stars and complained incessantly)- WeatherBug probably exceeds the others if I cared to research it. I don’t care to. I’ve found an app that’s worthy of keeping and have finally deleted all the other less accurate, money grubbing weather apps.
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.
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.
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 Dependable Go-to
by GUS THE WONDER DOG on 2019/12/06 17:08
I use weather bug daily. I have settings/cities saved for each person in my family and friends. This allows me to get weather alerts, check in by curiosity, etc. one of my favorite features is storm accuracy; I can see what the radar is showing at any time and any place I am: let’s say I’m out on errands; it begins to rain and thunder. I instantly pull up my location and know how fast the storm is moving, intensity and so on. I can then decide if it’s safe to continue my rounds or stay parked where I am until the storm passes. I also enjoy the layers one can choose to view. I get barometric headaches when fronts are moving nearby; so, I pull up Satellite filter and can see the patterns and movement of the entire weather system, not just precipitation . I’ve tried other apps and keep coming back to weather bug. I won’t leave again!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Can’t predict RAIN.??
by leanerMEANER on 2020/08/04 15:27
Enough others have already said it. Weather Bug can NOT predict rain. It’s been raining on me several times and I’ve jumped on the app to get an idea when it may clear up but it showed no rain in my state even when I zoomed in tight. It showed precip in areas around me but they were an hour or two or even more drive away. If the rest of the features were not as good as they were I would’ve given it 1 star. UPDATE 8*4*20 Hurricane Isaias is blasting past NJ right now. Severe rain and winds. The hourly prediction for rain is between 50-40% and it’s been POURING out for the past few hours. My gutters are overflowing. It’s just unbelievable how inaccurate the rain prediction continues to be as I’m in my house looking out my window concerned about the tree behind my house coming down and hearing the rain literally pounding on the side of my house. Winds are over 35 mph currently and gusting much higher. I’ll only keep this app for a couple of it’s other features. Predict rain.?? Not a chance.
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!
The main weather app I use.
by Thehoneymooner on 2020/07/06 18:39
Thank you Weather Bug! I’m a bit of a weather buff myself, and I love this app!! It has everything a weather buff could want! If someone were to ask me what I’d like to have on a weather app, I’d say everything on Weather Bug!! There’s just one thing that I’d add. It’s a map overlay that shows where hail is and isn’t. It shows it moving just a storm cell, but it represents hail only. I saw this very thing on a pilot’s phone app. I think it was an app specifically for pilots. However, if Weather Bug were to make this a in-app purchase, I would have it for sure! I would use it mainly during severe weather season in Texas. But these days you might find severe weather at other times of the year. Just a suggestion. Overall, I’m very happy with Weather Bug. Thank you!!
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.
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!
Not accurate - all about selling your location info
by KB Traveler on 2020/05/16 17:53
I have used WeatherBug ever since Automated Weather Source first developed it. Unfortunately something has changed and I find the quality of its actual and forecast weather to have declined, especially in the last year. Yesterday was the perfect example with WeatherBug showing 0% chance of rain for every hour of the day, while we experienced constant rain showers instead. What I didn’t know was that AWS sold WeatherBug to Ground Truth (xAd). Their website describes themselves as the “largest location-based advertising platform in the world”. Yep their business model is all about selling your phone’s location information (even when the app is closed) - not providing you excellent/accurate weather forecasting. Sad because AWS had a great weather model, collaborating with educational institutions and local communities such as my own. So if your business/occupation is like mine and you require accurate weather forecasting, maybe it is time to look elsewhere.
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