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WeatherBug – Weather Forecast
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Download the most popular free weather app powered by the largest professional weather network in the world! WeatherBug is easy to use and provides forecasts for your every need, from storm warnings to pollen levels. Our weather network delivers the fastest alerts and the best real-time forecasts (current, hourly and 10-day). The weather app has 18 different weather maps, including: Doppler radar, lightning, wind, temperature, alerts, pressure, and humidity. Join the millions who rely on WeatherBug for weather forecasts every day! “I love WeatherBug! It’s always accurate & is the first place I go for up-to-the minute weather!” –iOS User WEATHERBUG FEATURES: YOUR WEATHER FORECAST • Real-Time Pinpoint Forecasts: Get the most accurate current, hourly and 10-day weather forecasts • Enhanced Interactive Map: Visualize weather conditions with 18 weather maps • Lifestyle Forecasts: Know how the weather will impact your trips, workouts, allergies, chronic pain and much more • Weather Widget: Customize your alerts and display with weather widgets • Weather Alerts: get alerted to weather conditions and storms TRACK ANY CONDITION • North American Doppler Radar: Doppler radar across the US, Canada, Mexico, Alaska & Hawaii • PulseRad® Radar: radar for many international locations using patented Earth Networks Total Lightning Network® technology. • Spark Lightning Alerts: get minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile lightning proximity alerts • Hurricane Center: hurricane forecasts and changing conditions stay informed • Fire Center: global fire data to know when you are at risk • Winter Weather: Plan ahead with our 10-day snow depth forecast and stay safe in severe winter conditions with our real-time snow storm alerts MORE THAN JUST RAIN • Pollen Count: Keep your allergies in check by knowing what the local pollen conditions are like • Real-Time Traffic Conditions: View local traffic conditions to better plan your day • Air Quality: Get an in-depth look at the air quality around you • Precise Weather Details: Wind speed, UV index, weather observations and more LARGEST WEATHER NETWORK • Forecasts for 2.6 million+ locations worldwide • Largest total lightning detection network • 10,000+ professional-grade weather stations • Live weather & traffic cameras FASTEST WEATHER ALERTS • Get notified of severe weather 50% faster with our Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts • Receive all NWS and NOAA watches and warnings APPLE WATCH SUPPORT • Get vital weather information directly on your Apple Watch, including alerts, glances, and complications CONNECT WITH US • Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WeatherBug • Follow us on Twitter - @WeatherBug • Check us out on Instagram - @weatherbug • Check out WeatherBug's YouTube weather channel broadcast here: https://www.youtube.com/user/WeatherBugVideo Download the weather forecast app used and loved by millions, awarded the "Best Weather App" in 2019 and 2016 by Mediapost Appy Awards. Also, voted the “Best Weather App for iPads” by AppPicker, and “Best App for Moms” by Parent Magazine: WeatherBug! This app may include “Interest-Based Ads” (see https://www.weatherbug.com/legal/privacy#AC) for more information) and may collect or share “Precise Location Data” (see https://www.weatherbug.com/legal/privacy#PLD for more information).
Great app, but slooooooow
by Robinsonka05 on 2019/11/17 17:07
I used this app all the time, it's much more accurate than the weather app that came with my phone. I love the ability to have a favorites list of other cities as well. But it’s SO slow and doesn’t sync with my Apple Watch correctly (temp is never correct).
Swimming in Florida
by submarine22 on 2019/11/17 16:22
I am a swimming coach in Florida where 90% of our meets are outdoors and information on storms helps protect our swimmers.
Good balance of info
by InternalCombustion on 2019/11/17 16:21
My go-to weather app. Decent radar, good amount of detail. My go-to weather app
One That Can Count On
by jthight on 2019/11/17 15:49
WeatherBug is my go to weather app, I can can count on it giving me reliable and accurate weather conditions at home one on the go. It is easy to use and give you what you need to be ready to face what’s outside.
Get it
by rachelbaber on 2019/11/17 14:39
You will love it tells you when a storm is coming you should turn on your notification and you will get notified when there is a storm
Wonderful
by Ruger51 on 2019/11/17 13:50
Weather bug is very wonderful to me because I travel a lot and I have to know what the weather is gonna be like. So, I just have to search for the city that I am going to and boom, I see the weather. I would recommend this app because it is pretty simple and nice to have.
All the Weather I Need
by FabNewport on 2019/11/17 02:49
The weather TThe weather
Convenient
by jbware71 on 2019/11/17 00:37
Weather bug is a great free weather app and is always accurate. Thanks team
Good Program
by sdshepston on 2019/11/16 23:26
Thanks!
Ms 72
by Mrs 72 on 2019/11/16 20:52
Great
Love it!
by HmmBird on 2019/11/16 20:51
Gives all the info we need while traveling. I especially like the connection to my house thermostats, showing approximately how much it is each day to run our AC. However, it sometimes shifts location of where it's receiving it's info while using. We know there is one 2 blocks away, why do we get switched 15 miles away.
Steven
by FTR 308 on 2019/11/16 19:31
It works very well I recommended to everyone.
Best
by jrc7777777 on 2019/11/16 15:39
Hands down best weather app I’ve use!
My GoTo weather ap!
by NicevilleBro on 2019/11/16 12:43
Accurate! Love the hourly and Doppler radar.
Update again
by Ckjr771 on 2019/11/16 07:45
This gets better and better. I love this app for my weather. This my weather man.
Better than the Weather Channel by a ton
by 4560BJ on 2019/11/16 02:03
Found app to be accurate, within reason, and dependable. Do get a little impatient with the adds but remain a solid user
The best
by Dataike on 2019/11/16 00:15
The best weather app
My go-to weather app
by JBR_143 on 2019/11/15 23:32
Works fine, lots of useful info, constantly updated. Highly recommended.
Does the trick
by WellingtonG on 2019/11/15 22:29
So many weather apps out there. This one was user friendly and had all the features I needed including the whether radar. Bueno!!
I use the app
by cglugla83 on 2019/11/15 17:25
I use the app and I like it. It works for me.
App good
by cursedreview on 2019/11/15 13:53
Yes
Weatherbug
by Freddy3M on 2019/11/15 12:12
Me gusta bastante presiso
Dead on
by dalepeterson555 on 2019/11/15 04:16
Ideas weatherbug for years I’d highly unproductively area. Always spot on. Right down to hour.
Better than The Weather Channel
by Mmie78 on 2019/11/15 01:17
I used TWC about 4 years until I discovered this app...TWC app was deleted.
Just on time, with warnings.
by Joletteann on 2019/11/14 22:36
May be slow to load but each day better n once loaded no problems. Gives me enough warnings to get up n take cover or shut downs for electrical that can be struck. Here the Gulf is unpredictable and can change in seconds with funnels that roll to land & drives down center highways. My daughter in law was at the school to pick her son this week. I got a warning from weatherbug that a funnel had rolled up on the main highway 5 miles from her. Warned her & told her to get inside of the school or home. The school did a lockdown & would not let her in. So we road it out in her car with weatherbug being our only point of tracking the tornado. Whew! Thank You Weatherbug
Worst weather app ever.
by Jayson3577 on 2019/11/14 21:46
Like i said before, its the worst weather app ever.
Our privacy shouldNOT be compromised by a weather app
by ^^WeWatch^^ on 2019/11/14 20:16
Everyone, please read the privacy statement. WB is much more invasive than most. There are better and less invasive weather apps out there. NOV 2019 While looking for a pollen count app I came back to see if WB had cleaned up their act and become less invasive. No. What’s the deal? Aren’t they listening to user’s privacy concerns? After a bit of research I found out that WB was purchased precisely for its ability to track users. (Purchasing “ad free” doesn’t protect you either.) WB was purchased by xAd, rebranded as GroundTruth. Do your own research, IMO they are 1984’s BB. USERS ARE THE PRODUCT! Please see first paragraph of Review. MAY 2016 Downloaded the old weather bug again, hoping they had done away with their "improvements." They haven't — still too invasive, too big brotherish. Our privacy should not be compromised by a weather app! Our business is none of their business!!! FEB 2016 Just when I didn't think WB could get any worse... ...now this. Just to open and use Weatherbug app you must agree to, "To use the WeatherBug Services: You must be at least 13 years of age. You may need to register with us in order to access and use some of the Services; You must agree to share with us, or allow us to collect, certain types of information and allow us to share that information with other parties in order to provide certain features and functions within the Services. You agree that we can place advertisements which support the Services within applications, web pages and mobile devices. You agree that we can change or terminate the Services at any time." REJECT! DELETE!!!! Note to WB developers, If someone tells me you have come to your senses I may or may not check to see if you have wised up. JAN 2016 Update FAIL!!! I lost all of my cities, and Now have ads. Cannot see any reason to rebuy!
What happened???
by tfunkster100 on 2019/11/14 17:22
I used to love my Weatherbug! It was on time and accurate on my droid. Now, on iPhone XR, awful! It states ‘not connected to internet”, but ads work fine. I have the setting so I am connected with data when not on wifi and on internet, (same as when I had my droid) but the alerts are always delayed, after the storm has passed!! I go to open and it again states, Sorry, Weatherbug not connected to internet. When clearly the entire phone and the app is connected. The radar map will work on live motion but I have to center it on location. Feedback will not work. (hence why I am doing this here)I have removed and now reinstalling and still same issue!! Forecast will only load fully after several closing and reopening app. This is too much work. It never used to be this way. Please help and fix!!
Beware of viruses
by Colored more on 2019/11/14 15:08
My virus protection software warns me that Weatherbug does NOT have updated certificates. I stopped using them.
I love that I can check the weather for all of my children spread out around the country
by rooster aaa on 2019/11/14 14:38
I love the app! I always hesitate to rate an app until I have it for a while. I have had it on a couple of my devices and have been satisfied.
Temps
by HerbCraft on 2019/11/14 13:53
Why do the current and hourly temps not agree? HerbCraft
Discrepancies
by Loserbaby13 on 2019/11/14 11:21
Sometimes the weather is accurate and other times is off by over 15-20 degrees. I always check with another app if something looks questionable.
Weather bug
by horseheidi on 2019/11/14 03:26
It’s the BEST app I have!!! Thank you
Love Weatherbug!
by lindsab on 2019/11/14 02:05
Best source for weather!
Must have app
by CHL girl on 2019/11/13 23:36
Weatherbug is my go to app for weather! Everyday I check the weather for not only me but also the weather of my family and friends all across the U.S. and also Canada. I would recommend this app to everyone!
Tides
by donnafairies on 2019/11/13 23:15
I can do everything on Weatherbug except check the high tide and low tide. Otherwise it has temperature, humidity, air quality, pollen, maps, doppler, photos of areas you’re interested in. I can make a list of all the towns I’m interested in and check to see how the weather (good or bad) is affecting them.
Broke
by Novice4 on 2019/11/13 16:56
After updating to ver 5.14 the “NOW” menu doesn’t show or refresh on app start. New iPad running latest software here. UPDATE: Reinstall suggested by the developer worked and now back to normal operation again. Thanks for the help. Review updated to my max of 4 stars ~
WeatherBug
by EJohnston99 on 2019/11/13 15:29
This app is never accurate with the weather I looked up in good the temperature and it is 20°F off every time I downloaded an app so I would have to look up on google every time but that was just a waste of time.
Tom h
by TOM’S I TUNES on 2019/11/13 14:32
Good
Reliable!
by deb a-d on 2019/11/13 14:19
Use this all the time. I do a lot of outdoor activities and traveling by car. This app is extremely useful! I’ve found the hourly breakdown especially helpful for my weekly and daily scheduling. Love the daily details screen, too! This is my go-to weather app and recommend it to all my friends.
My go to spot on clear as day reference.
by Looking is Better than Wanting on 2019/11/13 12:16
It’s accurate & reliable It’s become a bit cluttered Over the years but does not crash & gives me the hourly or Day snapshot option Often watch the rain moving east & drive through the other side of a storm to fish in clearer conditions
Most Accurate
by GranSHC on 2019/11/13 05:29
My family and I find the the data reported on this app to be the most accurate for our area in the PNW.
Gooood
by ابوعبدالله١٤٣٣هـ on 2019/11/13 03:23
Gooood
I live by the app
by 5jski on 2019/11/13 02:16
In Houston the forecasts are remarkably accurate. So convenient to have the app and especially the lightening feature.
Great
by Tiff Rdh on 2019/11/13 01:09
Great app!
Great App
by lisajaso on 2019/11/12 22:56
I love Weatherbug. I have no problems with it and it’s much more accurate than the local weather at times!
Not accurate and slow
by IWILLNEVERSAYMYNAME on 2019/11/12 19:26
Its not so accurate it said i was gonna snow the whole day and it never did and when i went in the app it still showed it was gonna snow no so accurate an slow
Great App
by Musche Lover on 2019/11/12 18:19
I got tired of the Weather Channel app always changing their format and decided to give this app a try. I couldn’t be happier with this app. Don’t listen to those who say it is slow - it is probably their wireless, service provider or their internet. This one is fast, reliable and aesthetically pleasing.
Great app
by AAAron B on 2019/11/12 14:47
I’ve had this app for the last 4-5yrs. I’m in the storm restoration field and use it to track the storms as they develop. I’m not a super tec or app savvy person...it gets me what I need and it’s very user friendly! Thanks guys!
Great app
by Ouwantsome2 on 2019/11/12 13:31
Love it. Gives up to date with real time radar etc
Excellent App
by KaBar53 on 2019/11/12 13:04
This app has complete information, even including the barometric pressure. At times, that is very important to many.
Mostly right
by tay bob on 2019/11/12 12:32
Most of the time it is a reliable source so I use it every morning to see how cold it is or if it will rain or snow.
Reliable...more so than others
by CAJules on 2019/11/12 11:41
This is important to me and I’ve come to rely on this app more than the local weathermen. This app is pretty reliable and easy to use. It rarely shuts down on its own.
One of the best weather apps available
by Gdhgftc on 2019/11/12 11:26
Gives comprehensive weather data for wherever you live. I have used it for years and it’s capabilities are always kept up to date and expanded. Mikes Weather page website is my other go to weather source. I recommend both.
Forecast
by Uvmcats84 on 2019/11/12 10:53
The forecasts are wildly inaccurate compared to Accu Weather and Weather Channel. It’s too bad because it’s the most user friendly weather app.
5 stars
by Shastagirlie on 2019/11/12 05:43
Love this app
Good
by ayllllggbn on 2019/11/12 03:30
Good
4 stars beats 3
by Ari C Peterson on 2019/11/12 03:26
I have found this app for hourly and radar to be the best. My husband has used his Weather Channel app and had less accuracy than my using WeatherBug and my grace mom she uses accuweather and I’ve had better results getting more accurate forecasts. I can rely on the predictions but let’s be honest. Who gets 5 stars when a weather app? Think you have to get direct calls from God to call the weather on the mark without any error. My only complaint is the sunrise and sunset feature isn’t always working.
Simple & Easy
by Genesiz on 2019/11/12 00:44
This app is quick, simple, and easy to use. This is what I use to share weather updates with family. I have another more interesting & fairly complicated weather app that Techie’s like. This is my go to app. I use accurate-weather when I want minute by minute, intricate info
Great app just could use some fixing
by brando0522 on 2019/11/12 00:23
This app is probably the best weather app that’s free on the App Store it just needs a little bit of touches. It’s very buggy most of the time and very slow. Sometimes very hard to use but still great app.
Great!
by MJ853853 on 2019/11/12 00:19
Great app
Love the app, add fire map feature?
by Rachelle Bray on 2019/11/11 23:41
Love the app, clear with lots of info. Sometimes the air quality meter seems to contradict itself with the map, the map always showing better air quality than the meter. I think it’d be great to have a fire map/tracker feature so you’d know if there are fires in your area and what’s their progression. Living in California where wildfires are very prominent each year, it’d be great to have the feature to stay informed and know their status from the app.
Love this App
by flboymoonpie on 2019/11/11 23:20
Slow? I hardly get an Internet connection in my house, never had a problem Love it!
Love the Bug!
by MebBryant on 2019/11/11 21:17
I find Weatherbug reliable and spot on anticipating future weather. Several of my friends have been won over after Weatherbug made a correct prediction.
Use it all the time
by Whey2go on 2019/11/11 18:03
A great way to figure out the weather whether it is within the hour or ten days away
User friendly
by Special nurse on 2019/11/11 17:19
I find this app easy to navigate and most of the time fairly accurate as compared to the National Weather Service. There have been times when an update was needed and this didn’t happen. Of course the weather is unpredictable!
Good
by Steen a Dane on 2019/11/11 15:25
A good weather app that doesn’t sensationalize the forecasts.
Great app
by peggmag1 on 2019/11/11 14:52
Always gives me what I need to know!!
Weather Bug
by Lightship1 on 2019/11/11 14:37
Great app, first thing I check in the morning!
Love this app!!
by Milk sac on 2019/11/11 14:19
Always loads fast and I love the way it breaks down hour by hour!!
Most have
by Latin trumper on 2019/11/11 13:42
Great app a most have. I use this app everyday before leaving my house this is a necessary app for everyone. I would highly recommend it if u want to be prepare for what Mother Nature brings
Don’t force a 5 star
by 1hr Commuter on 2019/11/11 13:37
Well I would have give. This a 4 star rating as it is the best free weather app out there but when I said I was enjoying the app it tried to force me to give it a 5 star rating. So here is the stuff I don’t like. The weather map is low resolution, the radar imagery is bubbled together like my 5-year-old was coloring the map. There is no such thing as a raw radar image from NOAA. No forecast on the front page and front page is misleading. Home page shows a high and a low but that is not the forecast numbers like you would expect, it is the current recorded max and min for the day. The only way to get the daily forecast is to look at the hourly or the 10 day forecast. Weather alerts are unreliable at best. We had a tornado warning and never saw an alert from this app (yes I have notifications turned on). All I have to say to the makers of Weather Bug is “Do Better”
Was good. Not so much now
by jlewk on 2019/11/11 11:53
Have been using this for several years and it was quick and accurate. Now takes forever to download as the adds have to download first. I will be looking elsewhere for my weather info
Sooo good
by Logan O'Driscoll on 2019/11/11 02:39
Weather bug is very very accurate!!
Perfect for baseball coaches!
by Crash Course In Brain Surgery on 2019/11/11 02:07
I am the owner of an AAU Baseball team. Cancelled games are difficult to reschedule so I have learned to only rely on this APP. It has only been wrong two times in three years of scheduling games. The TV weather always shows gloom and thus cannot be trusted. Parents have learned I will only cancel if the APP tells me that the rain will be heavy.
Accurate
by Kevie12 on 2019/11/11 00:33
It is one of the best weather apps I’ve used!
A REAL WINNER!
by Happywey on 2019/11/10 23:54
Easy to understand. Lots of special features. I use them everyday; sometimes more than once a day!!! I appreciate the severe weather warnings features it has for both cold and warm weather!!!! I rely ion it EVERY DAY!!! It is amazingly accurate. I love it.
Pretty good overall
by Textract on 2019/11/10 23:02
Other than the hard-to-use layers feature, and being a bit slow at times, a pretty serviceable app. However, lost a star for the inelegant way ads are presented. Find a more user friendly way to manage ads.
Great
by Tabrip on 2019/11/10 21:14
Awesome app that is very accurate
Does a great job.
by Ross1722 on 2019/11/10 16:55
I have used this app for years. It’s the best one I could find. I tried several others but they did not live up to the accuracy and ease of use of Weatherbug.
Love It!
by Punkybear08 on 2019/11/10 16:46
I have used Weather Bug for years! It is so easy to use and I have never had any issues with it!
Best reporting app.for the weather
by Phyl Therese on 2019/11/10 16:42
Always find the weather report to be right on! Helps me to know how to dress and when to go out with my pups! If your report says it will rain in an hour, it usually is right on!
Easy to read/use Wearher App
by Coding manager on 2019/11/10 14:54
I’ve been using Weather Bug app for at least a year or so, and even after trying to move to other apps ended up coming back to WB. They have greatly improved over time. I like that the second I open the app the current temp shows large enough my eyes go right to it. Radar is pretty good but could use some refinement. The hourly forecast is great. I love that you can add cities or additional locations, so when I travel, I can get the weather easily. My biggest complaint is when I remove a city or location, is still get weather alerts for that location for a few weeks. That’s pretty annoying. Otherwise, great app. I will continue to use.
Weatherbug
by OkHntr71 on 2019/11/10 14:36
Can be slow at times, but usually spot on predictions for my area.
Love weather Bug!
by zsedrfcvgyh on 2019/11/10 12:38
Always right and easy to use
The Bug
by Jlshaw52 on 2019/11/10 12:33
Florida is hard to pinpoint .. it works :)
Spot on
by chatycath on 2019/11/10 12:20
Love the accuracy of this weather forecast app! Easy to access the information compared to other weather apps.
Great local weather
by Avperito on 2019/11/10 11:41
Up to date local weather.
Love it
by vinbackyahoo.com on 2019/11/10 11:23
I think it is great, check it several times a day, as our weather changes a lot as most costal weather does.
Battery Problem
by Jetdrive on 2019/11/10 06:09
Even though I only used it twice today it is killing my battery while backgrounded. IOS shows it used 28% of my battery. Needs a bug fix ASAP.
Why do i have to save a place
by R.L. Collins on 2019/11/10 05:24
Why can’t i just look up what the weather is somewhere?? Its a dumb process i have to look up a city save it to my list then i get to see the weather then i have to go and unsave it, can you make it to where i can just look up what the weather is. App seems acurate just don’t like that I can’t do a quick look
Excellent app
by Ginatech on 2019/11/10 03:22
It seems to be pretty accurate. I use it every day.
Weather Bug
by Crashing Every Time I play on 2019/11/09 20:46
I like This App This Is A Good Weather App I Look At This Weather App To Plan My Week End And To Plan My Week This Is A Good WeatherBug Is A Good Weather App To Used I Like This App I Really Like This App It’s A Good Weather App I Am Glad I Got This App I Like This Weather App it is A Good Weather App To Used if You Plan The Weekend This is A Good Weather App To Used Iam A Deer Hunter I Used The Weather Bug To Plan My Week End
Great response when moving back n forth state to state!
by Strawberyluv on 2019/11/09 20:27
Love the way you can zoom down on a city and see the weather in each state before you get there and know exactly what to expect! Great service if planning a trip or figuring out where to go in the state!!
I like WeatherBug a lot!
by F-nmi-J on 2019/11/09 18:41
I've been using it for many years now and see no reason to change. If there's a "new" feature I don't appreciate I can organize my home page in a way that allows me have what I want and ignore the rest. Recently a friend finally switched to WeatherBug after years of being just ok with the program that comes with her phone--in contrast to my long-term satisfaction with my choice. She's glad she finally made the change. The price for the app is right: free, although I did recently start paying for no ads... As long as that fee doesn't escalate, I'll stay with WeatherBug.
Overall a great app, but . . .
by jayrayhayray on 2019/11/09 16:51
I’ve been using Weather Bug for years. It is my favorite weather app. Most of the time it is great, but on rare occasions it does not load properly.
Best available
by woody39153 on 2019/11/09 16:39
I have been using this app every since it Started. It has consistently been improved. I have an app that came on the phone, and I still downloaded weather bug. Enough said!!!! THANKS WEATHER BUG!!!!
Rain Gauge
by blackpurpletulip on 2019/11/09 15:37
Why no totals for rain Weatherunderground shows amounts .86 so far today my address is 21382 78th Terrace, Live Oak FL 32060.7724 but my Latitude is 30.395800 by Longitude-83.183900 will this help???? Again goes straight into monthly totals no repeat no day rain amount ever why is this ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️. Ok yesterday. 11-8-19 had rain amounts SHOW UP CONGRATULATIONS Taken months Big improvements 😍
I like it
by wvbike on 2019/11/09 14:22
Seems fairly accurate, I don’t like to radar view colors as it is different than most other apps, like all weather apps it seems to lag about 5 to 10 minutes behind so rain shows up before radar says it at your location, I do recommend this app
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.
WeatherBug Review
by BionicRonda66 on 2019/07/31 06:02
I love the WeatherBug app & have been using it as my “go-to” weather app for a few years now. I like the way it’s set up and very easy to navigate!! Whether you simply want to see the current temperature in your city, or look at the 10 day forecast for ANY OTHER CITY in the WORLD, it’s always very fast, accurate and up-to-date. WeatherBug also offers alot of other information that I find useful, such as pollen counts, alerts for any dangerous weather that might be headed your way and much more (including a few new video clips each day that mostly relate to strange weather, but there are also some amazing animal videos thrown in that are just fun to watch)!! I’ve always used the app on an iPhone, now on the iPhone XR, and can truthfully say that I’ve never had a single problem with its performance...it seems to run flawlessly, which, for me, is an extremely important feature for an app that reports the weather. So, to sum this up, I would highly recommend that everyone gives it a try...it works great and it’s FREE so you have nothing to lose!!
Used to be better
by brad34785 on 2018/02/22 15:27
When I first downloaded this app several years ago it used to load information much faster, and more consistently. Now, many years and updates later, it rarely even loads any information when i am connected to wifi. The app will open and load the temperature on the home (default) screen when connected to wifi, but I have to turn off the wifi on my iphone, ensure I am connected to my cellular network, and switch between the “now”, “hourly”, and “10 Day” tabs in order to get the app to load information. It started doing this over a year ago. Initially I thought my Wi-Fi connection at home was just poor, but it turns out that I have the same problem connected to any Wi-Fi signal. I have also had this problem with 2 separate iphones. I occasionally delete the app and redownload it just to see if the problem may be a fluke, but I always end up with the same problem. This used to be my favorite weather app, but now I am exploring other apps because of my frustration with this issue. I still love the weather bug app, and in my opinion it has the very best radar maps of any app available. I just hate having to go through so many steps in order to get this app to function the way it is intended to. Please fix this!!!!!
Decent App
by evan.cooperman on 2018/09/27 15:33
Weatherbug is a decent app and I can’t decide whether to give it 3 or 4 stars. I guess I’ll go with 4 because I have only 1 major complaint, though it does bother the heck out of me. I use Weatherbug for my weather most of the time, but one of the biggest complaints I have is that it does not update throughout the day. For example if the forecast is 75 degrees and sunny but it’s only 60 degrees and is raining, the app accurately displays the temperature and weather as of this moment, but the forecast doesn’t update to take the changes into account. If it’s 5:59pm and it’s 60 degrees and raining, obviously at 6:00pm it’s not going to be 75 degrees and sunny! If the app would update with new data based on unforeseen weather patterns I would be much happier with it and would probably update to 5 stars. That, and if somehow they could figure out how to forecast more accurately! I know that is a bigger and more global problem to solve, and is not limited to this app, but here in Chicago the forecast is maybe correct (or close to correct) 50% of the time. I feel like it’s gotten worse over the years, but that’s probably just because our weather has gotten more erratic and is harder to predict now than it used to be.
Guys... this was ridiculous.
by Beansy Baby on 2018/09/17 22:24
As many of you know, and clearly this app was aware, there was a hurricane that affected the Carolinas etc. Once upon a time I loved this app, but since this hurricane hit, I cannot believe how repetitive and unhelpful this app was. I got CONSTANT notifications about extended hurricane statements, flash flood statements, and tornado statements. Those are all well and good THE FIRST TIME THEY ARE ISSUED. I had 15+ notifications while trying to conserve phone battery, I eventually turned them off. They also arrived 10+ mins later than TWC (which could be service provider related but not the point of this rant). What would have been most helpful Weatherbug, would have been actual storm updates. We had no power, no radio (our own fault) and couldn’t load a single app to see the radar, but thank god notifications came through.... giving us location/wind speed/ANYTHING useful would have been better. Don’t get rid of the statement updates completely.. maybe just start them as indefinite when there is a hurricane present. LASTLY, the notification that said: “Florence made landfall Friday in North Carolina! Watch the latest footage of the storm on weatherbug.” FORGET YOU. I LIVED THROUGH IT, had a tree fall on the roof while I was trying to sleep I KNOW A HURRICANE CAME THROUGH THATS INSENSITIVE AND UNFREAKINGHELPFUL. I have screen shots to prove all of this.
Not accurate enough
by Reenee17 on 2018/06/17 20:08
Sad to say, one year later, it's still not accurate for Loxahatchee, Florida. It is not reliable for folks who are attending sports events in our area, when alerts for lightening are necessary. Please fix this. I used to love this app, especially for monitoring storms and proximity of lightening. Unfortunately, it no longer has a base location close to where I live. The closest area is 12 miles away, and only tells me how many miles away the lightening strikes are from THAT area instead of from where I'm standing. I do live in a rural, unincorporated area, but even on WiFi, my current pinned location is not accurate. This is not helpful in monitoring lightening while I'm standing on the soccer field or out riding my bike in MY neighborhood. What is going on 12 miles away anywhere in Florida can be drastically different where I am standing. We were in the middle of a bad electrical storm right over us, and this app was telling me closest strike from another location 12 miles away and showed no immediate alerts. Very bummed. Others should be aware that some areas really are not covered, but doppler can at least give you an idea if a storm is moving towards or away from you. But any news channel doppler can also show you that.
Missing a couple things
by QuestForAwesome on 2019/09/27 22:50
WeatherBug does everything well, especially getting you your notifications, except one thing: notifying and informing you about special weather statements. These are kind of like miscellaneous statements the weather offices put out that contain information they think you need to know, but don’t qualify as a watch or a warning. They’re valuable, but WeatherBug doesn’t notify me when one is issued and they don’t show up anywhere in the app at all. For example, we have a special weather statement informing us that there’s a hard frost coming our way for the first time this season, but WeatherBug seems oblivious. I have to find out things like this from other sources, and I’m really surprised WeatherBug doesn’t include it. I’m writing this review just to ask if you would please fix this, give alerts for all weather notifications, and show them on the map. It would easily be a 5-star app otherwise. The only other thing I’d like to see is an option for the 10-day forecast to be displayed as a continuous graph, with lines through the days going up/down for various things like rain chances, temperature, wind, etc.
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. :)
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!
YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE WEATHERBUG,
by Queen Be-ach on 2019/10/02 16:45
There are a lot of weather apps out there. I think I’ve tried them all. WeatherBug has always come out on top! I live in Florida where they say, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes!” This is so true. I know I can count on this app to help me plan my day. It is easy to set use! I honestly cannot remember a time when WeatherBug has let me down. I’ve not experienced any glitches or freezing as I have on other apps. Its accuracy is greatly appreciated, but my favorite feature is being able to watch the lightning strikes in real time. Lightning has struck in our backyard twice in the last few years, once splitting my favorite magnolia tree (about 30 feet from the back porch) down the middle. Ever since, I keep my mobile phone on me so I know how close the lightning is. (I was on the back porch watching the storm when the lightning hit the tree. It was a “hair-raising experience. Now I move inside when WeatherBug tells me lightning is within 10 miles.) Get the app. You won’t be sorry.
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.
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.
Accuracy of Forecasts
by goblueinA2 on 2019/02/25 16:57
Over the past 15 years I’ve used almost all popular weather apps and for this review I’ll name two others that Weatherbug beats hands down; Accuweather and The Weather Channel app. One would think since the Weather Channel has been the pioneer in forecasts for the longest duration they would put out a dependable app. All too often when I was running that app the forecasts were far off too many times. I’ve never had that issue with weatherbug. Of course hourly conditions can change but what I love about weatherbug is the truth in radar. When the radar shows a front moments away it’s always been spot on. It’s saved me many times when I’ve been out hiking or biking. It gives me plenty of notice when to get the dogs out before a storm. It has also made me a go to guy at work when others want to know the upcoming weather conditions. If you want a dependable weather app look no further.
Please fix it, the app is broken.
by ZheAwesomePenguin on 2019/04/11 15:01
So I used to use WeatherBug a lot. But I do have to admit that sometimes the weather isn’t a true match to what’s happening. Granted, I live in Michigan, where one half of your lawn can be bright and sunny and the other half can be down pouring(I’ve personally witnessed it). But that’s besides the point. The data isn’t the same as what my friend gets from our local weather station. And just recently I tried to open the app to check the weather. (Mostly to read the radar. It’s more reliable to read it yourself if there’s rain or in this case, a spontaneous blizzard in the middle of April), when I discovered that the app takes 30 seconds to buffer, then immediately crashes back to my wallpaper. But, when I looked in the running background apps thing, it was there and so I clicked on it. I don’t know if what I was seeing was real or not, but it showed the normal degrees and the little radar thing, but then it froze and crashed again. The app in it's current state is completely unusable. I grew up watching WeatherBug on the tv every day before I left for school. It’s kind of sad that I have to leave and seek out another weather app. Even with all it’s bugs, I still liked this one.
USED to be my favorite for years!
by iplayd2day on 2019/05/16 14:35
Something happened a month ago after the app update of version 5.9 was completed. After that, my Weatherbug that would slay all of the other apps that family members had, was useless to me. I would sit there and watch an empty frame of the screen, while my data wildly searched to get SOMETHING on there. Still nothing would show up for a good minute or two. One in a while, 30 seconds. It's showing RIGHT NOW that our wind is blowing here at 6mph, yet for the last several HOURS, we've had damaging winds of over 50 mph continual gusts continue to hammer our area. Same thing happened yesterday as well. 6mph vs 50??? I have furniture MOVED off of my patio outside, pillows and tiki torches blown across the yard. I could have perhaps had fair warning to bring them indoors or had them weighed down, but the main issue in question is what happened a month ago and where did my weather bug go??? Can you bring it back? I've deleted and reinstalled several times hoping it would be a success, but it's the same thing, with my poor wifi JAMMING to try to load it up. Never had an issue before. The app was da bomb. Now it's totally useless.
Update: You Removed “Intolerable Flashing Message Icon”
by Mominmidwest on 2018/09/08 16:37
REVIEW UPDATE: THANK YOU, WeatherBug! I’m a WeatherBug fan again! I gave you a week to eliminate the “insanely rapid flashing ‘you’ve got a (trash) message’ icon” before I deleted your app. You removed the annoying add in 1 day! I will again be recommending your app to any one that needs to check the weather. WB=5xStars! PS The lightning ⚡️warning map feature is extremely helpful. Life saver! (*Original Review) I really liked the Weather Bug app for a couple of years. Seemed somewhat accurate. Love the lightning warning and locator feature. But this morning when I opened the WB app, the insanely rapid flashing “you’ve got a (trash) message” icon made me want to delete the app and give it a “0” star rating. I haven’t deleted it yet. I’ll give developer a week to get rid if this new annoyance before I delete the otherwise decent app. However, I am already searching for a different weather. app
Full of bloat & bad ux
by H0317 on 2019/05/20 17:27
The app does what it is supposed to do, but it is full of ads that are prioritized on loading. If you want to quickly check the weather make sure that you wait a few seconds for it to fully load the new data; Ive popped it open to read stale data and closed it many times before I realized it was totally wrong. If you open it up, it takes a long time to load the core of the app but displays ads quickly, which is fun in a hurry. For UX, they pack too much into the buttons and its hard to parse quickly with the eyes. Furthermore, the quick menu button has several mini components that go to different pages on click. You will invariably go to the wrong page (e.g 10 day forecast vs hourly vs time now). Add this to stale data and load times, you get a mess. It is frustrating to use, you have to wait long enough when looking to feel assured the data is trusted. When you click you go to the wrong page, wait for it to load, click the right page, wait for it to load, scroll past ads, find data. Its a silly construct and I’m done with it.
Stick to your default weather app
by Maurrie on 2019/01/19 16:49
I work for my city plowing snow, cutting grass etc, so knowing the weather is apart of my job because I need to be prepared for random call ins and so on. This app sent me completely off. All day I’m checking my default weather app, and Weather Bug, and they’re saying two completely different things. My default app is saying snow starting Friday night leading into all day Saturday. Weather Bug is saying an hour of snow at 11pm then more light snow from like 4am to 10 am Saturday morning. I stay up doing some late reading cus I of course want to believe the forecast with less snow. At around 11:30pm I check Weather Bug again, and it’s completely changed to snow all night leading into snow all day Saturday. But get this. It keeps switching back and forth between barely any snow, to snow all day. Had my job called me in overnight I would’ve been completely crap out of luck, and exhausted working through early Saturday morning into Saturday evening. To sum things up, I will definitely stick to my default weather app. It’s not the fanciest, buts it’s been pretty accurate so far. Definitely more reliable than Weather Bug.
Spark lightning is my favorite part
by RitaRH5 on 2019/07/04 12:27
A few years ago, I worked at a horse boarding farm. No one lived on site. Any time we had lightning, I could watch for strikes on the property from the safety of my home. There were a few times strikes did occur, and I was able to drive out to check on the animals and fence lines, after it was safe to be outside. Even though I no longer work there, I use this feature regularly. Last fall, there was an F0 tornado that passed one block south of my house. The NWS had not issued a warning, and no sirens were turned on. I received a Tornado Warning alert from Weatherbug, and had time to get dogs, cats, and myself to the basement. Many of my neighbors had been watching the storm from their windows, with no idea they should take cover. If it had been a stronger tornado, most likely lives could have been lost. Thank you Weatherbug for keeping me safe that day.
Perfect
by Hope and Cam on 2019/07/18 22:54
This app is amazing for me and my mom. We spend a lot of time in a loud environment. I always tend to have headphones on and I tend to hear noises that sound like thunder. When I hear those noises I check this app to see. This app is very accurate and I would recommend to the average family. This app is great for a daily lifestyle like mine. This is a great app and I recommend it to families that live in storm-prone areas or that live anywhere in any country. This app has never let me down. The future radar and radar are very accurate. This is in my opinion the best weather app of all time. This amazing free weather app has all an average family could need with the Apple phone version including Nearby Wildfires, Closest Strike, Accurate radars, and in hurricane season; the hurricane center. I recommend this app to any family to see this and it will make your life way easier.
I regret this app
by Jltx15 on 2019/08/17 11:51
I’ve used this app for years for its lightning info which is very useful (thus 2 stars), but not more than that. I recently got fed up with yahoo weather and tried to switch to weatherbug as my primary weather source. That was a mistake. The interface is horribly slow and locks you out until it loads a million ads. I want to see hourly or 10day, ideally both like other apps, but it makes you press the button 14 times for each individually (waiting for ads). Over the last three months of testing the weather forecast has been very inaccurate, worse than yahoo I was replacing. In one case there was a giant black apocalyptic storm on the horizon. Weatherbug said sunny and 0% rain. So I assumed that storm was on some other course and went biking. Pretty soon the black covered half the sky but weatherbug still insisted 0% rain. Later I felt a few drops and weatherbug now admitted 10% chance. Minutes later it was full on biblical deluge for an hour with flooding. Nice. I’ve tried it in Europe with similar poor results. Deleted.
Inaccurate radar in Central America
by Microminimike on 2019/05/24 07:36
I’ve been dependent on this app for a long time in the USA with much success with the radar and seeing storms approaching all the time but now that I’m here in Mexico for a vacation I’m finding major huge areas of bad storms nowhere on this radar map. I’ve already gotten soaked twice because of this awful no Central America radar. Accuweather has the accurate radar for Mexico and Central America as all I did was google search “weather radar in Mexico”. Right now as I’m writing this review there is some big rain over Mexico City and surrounding cities not to mention a major tropical storm over Honduras but on this weatherbug radar map there’s not a drop of precipitation showing. Yeah you can see other parts of the world and USA but why not Mexico?! I’m seeing major heavy rain and thunder and lighting with my own eyes and I can’t believe this app has let me down so bad here in Mexico after being such a major dependable radar in the USA. Very dissatisfied and disappointed. You guys need to get on the ball and fix this or copy from accuweather or something because I’m totally about to delete this app.
My favorite weather app — by far
by Vivideaux on 2018/09/27 02:05
I have tried many weather apps in my day, but Weatherbug tops them all: Tightly linked with National Weather Service data and marvelously easy to use. My wife gets her data from the Weather Channel, which seems fine until you ask the question “Who beats the National Weather Service for meteorological accuracy?” I love the lightning strike feature, which shows strikes that, in my experience, is pretty much instantaneous. I love being able to wake up where I am, or go (or plan to go) anywhere and see a 10-day forecast that you can drill down into, so you are seeing hour-by-hour forecasts. I love the layered, animated weather maps that show me weather patterns here, over the Atlantic, or anywhere else in the world. Weatherbug has always been there for me, rock-solid, and it just seems to keep getting better.
Weatherbug is pretty cool!
by I reviewed this because on 2019/08/26 19:30
I really enjoy Weatherbug for it’s radar feature. It is nice to be able to see what storms are out there and which direction they are heading. I really like how it tells you how far away lightning is. It can also send notifications about weather alerts so you’re in the know if severe weather is on it’s way. I’m also kind of a weather nerd so I like the Weather news feature as well. The one thing that could be perfected a little is the hourly/ weekly forecast. I know that weather is hard to predict but it could be more accurate. A feature that I wish it had was the ability to tell you if it is going to rain in the next hour. DarkSky has this feature and it is really cool because it will send a notification to you if it is going to rain in the near future. All in all though WeatherBug is a nice app.
My go to weather app
by Rob Smelik on 2018/10/26 02:12
I have had a good experience with this app and have been using it for quite a few years. I think it is important to note that this and other weather apps are only as good as the data that feeds them. I live in Northern Virginia and because it is a fairly well populated area the data feeds are updated regularly leading to fairly accurate forecasts. This may not be the same in other areas. Unlike some other reviewers I have found the information to be quite accurate. As far as what is displayed I have always found that this app provides a wide range. From daily and hourly forecasts to live radar and emergency alerts it covers pretty much everything. I pay the yearly subscription to hide the ads which I found annoying. I figure that money helps with future updates and improvements.
Gulf Coast Area
by PatLouise on 2019/05/10 02:41
Weather reports are accurate and always on point. Warnings and alerts on conditions of current, and future forecasts allows enough time to make whatever needed preparations. During Great weather forecasts, it’s always nice to watch the informative videos about what’s happening in other local, or national locations. The Weather Bug not only informs us about the weather conditions accurately, there are also interesting videos and beautiful photos of our natural environment, various birds, animals, etc. I have enjoyed the Weather Bug app for several years. Whenever a friend shows me their weather app, I tell them that Weather Bug will give you more detailed and accurate information, in any local city area or State. I recommended Weather Bug to family and friends who lives in other states. They love it too!
Update made big difference!
by dustyjean on 2019/01/10 17:56
After I downloaded the latest iOS I had a lot of trouble with WeatherBug and had been so pleased with it in the past. I was turned onto the app by a good friend of mine who is a cross country 18 wheeler driver and he has been raving about it for ages. I first downloaded it about three or four years ago. After having this recent difficulty with the app - long load time and inability to get hourly forecast etc. - I went ahead and deleted it and reinstalled from the App Store. It made a huge difference!! And now I am back to using it on a routine basis and loving it - has been very accurate. I live well outside of Austin Texas in a small town and it uses local weather information from local reporting stations. Keep up the great work and I have referred this app to many many people and will continue to do so!!
A Bad Storm was Coming - I Got Weather Alerts for SOMEWHERE ELSE
by Amdavis on 2019/09/08 02:43
I live in Charlottesville, VA. We had a bad storm come through here. It tore up our neighborhood with hail, 60+ knot winds, trees down all around us and power outages. Yet, we did NOT get a weather bug alert for the coming storm - I’ve been getting alerts for Boston, MA. I emailed customer support and asked, “Why do I keep getting weather alerts for Boston? I live in Charlottesville.” Yet, their reply was: =-=-= 1. Could you please let us know the location that you have deleted? 2. What type of alert do you receive for that deleted location? 3. Was the deleted location a saved location or just a location that was visited? =-=-= What in the heck are they talking about? I never said ANYTHING about deleting a location. This tells me they didn’t find it important enough to actually READ my email. They did finally get back to me with some logical things to look at. They asked if the wrong city was selected for alerts. It wasn’t. I deleted the app and reloaded it and I’m getting alerts for MY city now. That’s a step in the right direction. I’m still a little frustrated that someone in the beginning didn’t read my email and just tossed some non-pertinent email at me. I also would like to have received an alert for my area when that storm was coming. Almost two weeks later and we’re still cleaning up the damage.
Glitches
by LewisLady on 2018/09/04 21:02
WeatherBug used to be my favorite weather app. I especially liked the spark lightning feature that lets you see where lightning strikes have happened. That’s a key safety help! But in the last month or two, it has started being very unreliable. In the middle of a lightning storm, sometimes it will say “stay alert,“ and then if you refresh it it says “Seek shelter immediately,” and the map shows that a lightning strike has happened 15 minutes ago just a couple miles from your house. And what’s much worse, is that now there are annoying ads on it that flash repeatedly at you, as though an urgent message has come through from a friend. I did not fall for it, but it is highly annoying, and deceptive. Weatherbug should not except those kinds of stupid annoying flash-ads!!!
Reliable and Accurate Weather App
by TexasChuy on 2018/02/10 14:05
The Weather Bug App is reliable, accurate and above all easy to use! It has several easy to find functions to see the weather in your area with accuracy because it uses several different weather stations in your city not just one downtown. My family all have it installed to use when planning their school or work day and looking ahead at the week. We also use it when going out of town. Again it has proven itself a awesome buy because even in other cities away from home the Weather Bug app has given us accurate and an easy to use tool to plan what clothes to pack for that trip. Every time it has been has spot on! I appreciate the effort and staff that keep this app updated and nearly ad free. A definite great app to have.
Accurate and Reliable Weather Alerts
by A. Alper on 2019/09/19 02:36
Recently we had the scare of a potential Cat 5 Hurricane headed its way to Florida. Living here, I paid rapt attention to the warnings on NOAA and on my very own WeatherBug. Although predictions are difficult in nature, WeatherBug was on target with warnings and with information that was not only useful but allowed me to rely on scientific predictions as I worked out my Hurricane plan. WeatherBug not only calculated where the storm was heading but did so in a timely and dependable manner. It is a terrific app that I utilize when making travel arrangements as I have various cities to which I must travel. I am especially impressed by the warnings that appear during storms advising where and how far away a potential danger exists. WeatherBug is by far the best and most user friendly weather app available.
Informative, BUT -
by DJ at East Coast, USA on 2018/03/21 02:59
Have been using WeatherBug a while and have liked the features. Seems more accurate for me than other reviewers probably as I live near coast which has good weather networks due to hurricanes (even though somewhat away the city). BUT recent updates have taken away ability to reorganize features on the Now page by their needed priority. It’s driving me NUTS. Please, Please fix this as certain weather features are more urgently needed than others (while you’re adding more) & trying to scroll through all that isn’t helpful when you’re half asleep or in a hurry after a notification. Thankfully I had already done some reprioritizing before we lost the ability. Otherwise a more informative app than the apple-included TWC iPhone app - I use this daily.
Not accurate...
by Ibanezgrindd on 2018/08/10 07:02
We hardly get any rain here in Phoenix, and when it finally rains, the current weather shows as partly cloudy. We’ll have wind, lightning, thunder.. etc etc and it’s partly cloudy according to weatherbug. When its very very hot here (a picture of a sun with cactus) it shows 0% chance of rain in the valley of the sun for the week to come so I expect to see very hot as the forecast day in and day out. Don’t need weatherbug for that! Strangely one of those 0% precipitation days the clouds started to build heavily and then weatherbug changed its mind and changed the day’s forecast to chance of storms hours before it rained. I downloaded accuweather to do some comparisons in the week to follow. Accuweather had actual percentages for each day for that week. Weather bug had 0% the whole week. It rained twice that week. The 2 days it rained, weatherbug changed it mind that it was going to rain when there was a a visual storm in the sky. But I thought it was 0%? Terrible predictions and un-accurate information. I’ll stick with accuweatherfrom now on
My New Favorite Weather App
by wasteoftym on 2017/09/29 23:59
I had been using Wunderground for the past few years, but when we experienced a recent heatwave with high humidity out here in SoCal I was checking the humidity levels daily on Wunderground and it was giving me numbers that were way off. My body can tell the difference between high humidity and low, and I was feeling it. Yet Wunderground was reporting the humidity at levels like 36%. Um....no way! This kept being consistently wrong for weeks, so I downloaded a couple new apps to try instead. Weather Bug was the best of the bunch. I like the way it's laid out and how it reads on my screen. I find it to be consistently accurate. I'd even buy a paid version to get rid of the ads. They are only mildly annoying, but I prefer my apps that I use a lot to be ad-free. Give it a try!
Much better than Weather Channel!
by DieselDude92 on 2018/10/20 03:25
I had used the Weather Channel app for years. Tolerated the click bait irrelevant videos, annoying ads and obnoxiously frequent platform changes. After the Weather Channel reporter faking the struggle to remain standing while others casually walked along in the background 😂 I finally decided I had enough of the Weather Channel and gave in to my wife’s suggestion to use Weather Bug. I’ll never go back! It’s basically everything on the Weather Channel app without annoying ads and irrelevant click bait videos. In fact, the videos on Weather Bug don’t require you to watch an annoying non-skippable ad before the video like Weather Channel does. The platform is easy to use and works great. Thanks Weather Bug!
Love this weather app but...
by Charmed824 on 2018/10/01 15:02
This has been my “go to” app for weather for years. I love the hourly information, especially the hourly dew point info. However, over the last month or so, the app freezes up, takes forever to refresh or load when clicking between the different options (hourly, 10 day, etc). I hope these glitches will be fixed! UPDATE: This app still doesn’t seem as accurate. It will say one thing for the current conditions, but the hourly condition shows something completely different. And the dew point is never accurate. Currently it says the dew point is 39 but my local Tv station weather app shows the dew point is 51. Plus, I don’t like how I have to scroll all the way down to view the current observations..that info should be right there when you open the app so it’s quick and easy.
Ok, but often just plain wrong
by Bogiebogs on 2018/08/07 11:29
I got this app after trying a bunch of weather apps. It is very intuitive and has the basics of what I want in a weather app. I know the current conditions, have access to hourly forecasts, 10 day forecasts, and maps. The radar is great and is easily accessible. If I want more info, I just scroll down and there it is. My main problem is that the prediction of future weather is often just wrong. For instance, the ten day forecast has for each day a high temperature below 90 and a 50+ percent chance of rain. But when each day actually comes, magically the high is in the mid 90s and the rain chances are zero. Even today was a high of 88 yesterday and today it’s 93. Fifty percent chance of rain for today in yesterday’s forecast, today—nothing. How can it be wrong so often? I like this app for the radar, but for anything other than a few hours out, it’s kinda useless.
Can't arrange NOW page
by montanabobw on 2018/03/31 12:46
My favorite weather app. The info provided is most often more accurate than other apps. I would give the app 5 stars except for: 1) Prior versions allowed the various segments of the NOW page (wind, lightning, UV, etc.) to be rearranged to the user's liking. That ability has unfortunately disappeared. Like another user below, I don't want the new air quality segment at the top of the list. It's good info but it's just not as important to me as other info. In fact, I'd probably put it at or near the end of the list. 2) I've never understood the "flopping around" (various info blinking) that occurs when the app is started. Eventually, after a few seconds, it settles down and stops flopping. It's done this for me for many many versions and on a number of different devices. I write apps for a living. There should be no flopping.
Great weather app
by Pzamz on 2017/12/30 21:15
Got tired of the weather channel app getting slower and slower and taking forever to load and just scroll down the page so tried this and not only is it instantly quick, but put together with common sense. The location of the features were very well thought out and very easy and convenient to use. The pop up instructions are a brilliant idea. Love the fact that it has weather and traffic cams too, that i dont have to use other separate apps. Although it has news and videos the smart thing is they don’t load automatically, which i believe keeps the app fast. You have the option to start a video and that’s the smart way to do it. What’s killing the weather channel app is they don’t give you a choice and the videos run automatically slowing down the app to a crawl. Goodbye weather channel app, you just helped me free up a lot space too!
Love it!!
by Magilmer on 2019/08/10 01:23
My Weather Bug loads fast...if yours isn’t, maybe it’s your internet speed. I love the app. It’s faster than other radar apps I have...when you live in Florida, you have more than one, bet! Weather Bug is my go to for all things weather Sometimes the hourly temps and forecast can be slower to update, but not too bad, and that’s not usually the most important thing for me. Most important is the radar, and it’s up to the exact minute on that. I really like everything about the app. The hourly forecast includes hourly wind speed, that’s real important to me. I had the radar on all the way through Hurricane Michael and knew exactly when the eye was past us and exactly when we could come out from under the mattress in the hallway. Need I say more?
Best weather app available
by Andriod3508 on 2017/12/28 03:20
Weather bug has been the most accurate weather app I have ever had and still is. The representation of the storm has been so accurate that I have always been able to see exactly when a storm starts and when it ends. It gives the most information in the radar picture of any other app. My only complaint is that there is not a pay version of this app. I would pay for it no problem because I hate the adds. Which get worse over time the longer I own this app. It is well worth paying for this since it is the best weather app ( and I have tried a lot and have paid for a few). My only complaint is there is not a paid version. Hate the comerciales . This app is well worth paying for.
Used to be the best weather app out there.
by Lovinbosco on 2018/06/27 20:35
This app is still the one that's the most dependable as well as accurate. There are those times during the year especially in the spring, that we count on their radar, above others, to track super cells and the like because of where we live. I depend on Weather Bug because their radar is updated quicker than the others. This is the weather app I check out everyday, sometimes many times a day when there’s bad weather, I'm glad to have it. I also like that we have our own local pictures now that we can look at as well as around the world. I do wish they would make it so we could comment on them though. There are some outstanding pictures in the gallery that I would love to compliment the photographers on. Low mark is because the took out satellite radar. That helped on so many levels. Thanks
Everything in one place
by Sweaterbug on 2019/04/17 14:03
UPDATE: the new version that auto updated today crashes so I can’t access all the information I love getting. 😕 2nd UPDATE: WeatherBug made the big fix in less than 12 hours. Happy customer again. The AD at my school showed me Weather Bug and the "spark" feature which shows lightning strikes in the local area. I coach, too, so I got it to be able to decide on holding or canceling practice. It fairly automatically switches my location to stay with me and my local conditions in an easy way, and you have access to local radar on the opening screen that is more current than other apps I've tried. The daily and 10 day forecasts are bare bones but useful. It packs a lot into a small space and presents it well.
Appreciated
by Helonie Balony on 2018/09/24 13:34
Really do appreciate knowing what our weather is right up to our home! For example, yesterday which was a Sunday, I was able to ascertain whether we could be able to go to church or not. We are both handicapped, and even though I can still drive, it is difficult to take my husband as he is in a wheelchair. It was pouring rain at 8:30 A.M. we were to leave at 9:15. Your Weather bug enabled me to see that the rain had stopped and we were able to go to church. I am amazed at the accuracy of your weather reports . The other reason for our appreciation is that during a storm I can get the weather on my I Pad when the weather messes up our ability to get weather from our TV Thank you again and again!
Don’t support this app and it’s political hate ads!
by cindy m77 on 2018/01/02 13:23
I have used this app for a number of years. I recently signed on and was exposed to extreme right-wing hate ads. I will not support an app that encourages divisiveness and hate. They should choose their adds more wisely. Don’t download it. Update: After posting this, I was contacted by a representative from the company who devoted a great deal of his time researching this. Apparently ads are regional and may not be screened to prevent this type of political ad. He searched for this and other similar ads and reported that the company was going to remove them. I hope so. Kudos to Weatherbug for their prompt and positive response. I am changing my ratings from one star to three for their effort to prevent this but they should certainly screen all their ads.
Great if you like ads that trick you...
by Cainusrising on 2018/09/16 17:34
I used to love this app, but 2 minutes ago I finally had enough. I live in Western North Carolina and I am watching Hurricane Flo very closely. I went on my Weatherbug App to check out the latest news and, WHAT’S THIS?!?! I had a flashing message symbol, as if I might need to know something right away. Nope! It was just yet another tricky ad Weatherbug had allowed that took me to another page where I was asked to spend money on a product I didn’t want. I’m through. Throwing in the towel. You win advertisers. Good luck in your future endeavors. Weatherbug creators, I hope you make tons of money off of these sorts of unscrupulous ads. I understand the need to have them, but not during a storm where (so far) 14 people have died and people need to get up to date info. Having ads is fine, but not like this. It’s not like there aren’t other weather apps out there that don’t have these types of ads. I’ll keep looking and find one that doesn’t allow manipulative ads.
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WeatherBug – Weather Forecast
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Download the most popular free weather app powered by the largest professional weather network in the world! WeatherBug is easy to use and provides forecasts for your every need, from storm warnings to pollen levels. Our weather network delivers the fastest alerts and the best real-time forecasts (current, hourly and 10-day). The weather app has 18 different weather maps, including: Doppler radar, lightning, wind, temperature, alerts, pressure, and humidity. Join the millions who rely on WeatherBug for weather forecasts every day! “I love WeatherBug! It’s always accurate & is the first place I go for up-to-the minute weather!” –iOS User WEATHERBUG FEATURES: YOUR WEATHER FORECAST • Real-Time Pinpoint Forecasts: Get the most accurate current, hourly and 10-day weather forecasts • Enhanced Interactive Map: Visualize weather conditions with 18 weather maps • Lifestyle Forecasts: Know how the weather will impact your trips, workouts, allergies, chronic pain and much more • Weather Widget: Customize your alerts and display with weather widgets • Weather Alerts: get alerted to weather conditions and storms TRACK ANY CONDITION • North American Doppler Radar: Doppler radar across the US, Canada, Mexico, Alaska & Hawaii • PulseRad® Radar: radar for many international locations using patented Earth Networks Total Lightning Network® technology. • Spark Lightning Alerts: get minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile lightning proximity alerts • Hurricane Center: hurricane forecasts and changing conditions stay informed • Fire Center: global fire data to know when you are at risk • Winter Weather: Plan ahead with our 10-day snow depth forecast and stay safe in severe winter conditions with our real-time snow storm alerts MORE THAN JUST RAIN • Pollen Count: Keep your allergies in check by knowing what the local pollen conditions are like • Real-Time Traffic Conditions: View local traffic conditions to better plan your day • Air Quality: Get an in-depth look at the air quality around you • Precise Weather Details: Wind speed, UV index, weather observations and more LARGEST WEATHER NETWORK • Forecasts for 2.6 million+ locations worldwide • Largest total lightning detection network • 10,000+ professional-grade weather stations • Live weather & traffic cameras FASTEST WEATHER ALERTS • Get notified of severe weather 50% faster with our Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts • Receive all NWS and NOAA watches and warnings APPLE WATCH SUPPORT • Get vital weather information directly on your Apple Watch, including alerts, glances, and complications CONNECT WITH US • Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WeatherBug • Follow us on Twitter - @WeatherBug • Check us out on Instagram - @weatherbug • Check out WeatherBug's YouTube weather channel broadcast here: https://www.youtube.com/user/WeatherBugVideo Download the weather forecast app used and loved by millions, awarded the "Best Weather App" in 2019 and 2016 by Mediapost Appy Awards. Also, voted the “Best Weather App for iPads” by AppPicker, and “Best App for Moms” by Parent Magazine: WeatherBug! This app may include “Interest-Based Ads” (see https://www.weatherbug.com/legal/privacy#AC) for more information) and may collect or share “Precise Location Data” (see https://www.weatherbug.com/legal/privacy#PLD for more information).
Great app, but slooooooow
by Robinsonka05 on 2019/11/17 17:07
I used this app all the time, it's much more accurate than the weather app that came with my phone. I love the ability to have a favorites list of other cities as well. But it’s SO slow and doesn’t sync with my Apple Watch correctly (temp is never correct).
Swimming in Florida
by submarine22 on 2019/11/17 16:22
I am a swimming coach in Florida where 90% of our meets are outdoors and information on storms helps protect our swimmers.
Good balance of info
by InternalCombustion on 2019/11/17 16:21
My go-to weather app. Decent radar, good amount of detail. My go-to weather app
One That Can Count On
by jthight on 2019/11/17 15:49
WeatherBug is my go to weather app, I can can count on it giving me reliable and accurate weather conditions at home one on the go. It is easy to use and give you what you need to be ready to face what’s outside.
Get it
by rachelbaber on 2019/11/17 14:39
You will love it tells you when a storm is coming you should turn on your notification and you will get notified when there is a storm
Wonderful
by Ruger51 on 2019/11/17 13:50
Weather bug is very wonderful to me because I travel a lot and I have to know what the weather is gonna be like. So, I just have to search for the city that I am going to and boom, I see the weather. I would recommend this app because it is pretty simple and nice to have.
All the Weather I Need
by FabNewport on 2019/11/17 02:49
The weather TThe weather
Convenient
by jbware71 on 2019/11/17 00:37
Weather bug is a great free weather app and is always accurate. Thanks team
Good Program
by sdshepston on 2019/11/16 23:26
Thanks!
Ms 72
by Mrs 72 on 2019/11/16 20:52
Great
Love it!
by HmmBird on 2019/11/16 20:51
Gives all the info we need while traveling. I especially like the connection to my house thermostats, showing approximately how much it is each day to run our AC. However, it sometimes shifts location of where it's receiving it's info while using. We know there is one 2 blocks away, why do we get switched 15 miles away.
Steven
by FTR 308 on 2019/11/16 19:31
It works very well I recommended to everyone.
Best
by jrc7777777 on 2019/11/16 15:39
Hands down best weather app I’ve use!
My GoTo weather ap!
by NicevilleBro on 2019/11/16 12:43
Accurate! Love the hourly and Doppler radar.
Update again
by Ckjr771 on 2019/11/16 07:45
This gets better and better. I love this app for my weather. This my weather man.
Better than the Weather Channel by a ton
by 4560BJ on 2019/11/16 02:03
Found app to be accurate, within reason, and dependable. Do get a little impatient with the adds but remain a solid user
The best
by Dataike on 2019/11/16 00:15
The best weather app
My go-to weather app
by JBR_143 on 2019/11/15 23:32
Works fine, lots of useful info, constantly updated. Highly recommended.
Does the trick
by WellingtonG on 2019/11/15 22:29
So many weather apps out there. This one was user friendly and had all the features I needed including the whether radar. Bueno!!
I use the app
by cglugla83 on 2019/11/15 17:25
I use the app and I like it. It works for me.
App good
by cursedreview on 2019/11/15 13:53
Yes
Weatherbug
by Freddy3M on 2019/11/15 12:12
Me gusta bastante presiso
Dead on
by dalepeterson555 on 2019/11/15 04:16
Ideas weatherbug for years I’d highly unproductively area. Always spot on. Right down to hour.
Better than The Weather Channel
by Mmie78 on 2019/11/15 01:17
I used TWC about 4 years until I discovered this app...TWC app was deleted.
Just on time, with warnings.
by Joletteann on 2019/11/14 22:36
May be slow to load but each day better n once loaded no problems. Gives me enough warnings to get up n take cover or shut downs for electrical that can be struck. Here the Gulf is unpredictable and can change in seconds with funnels that roll to land & drives down center highways. My daughter in law was at the school to pick her son this week. I got a warning from weatherbug that a funnel had rolled up on the main highway 5 miles from her. Warned her & told her to get inside of the school or home. The school did a lockdown & would not let her in. So we road it out in her car with weatherbug being our only point of tracking the tornado. Whew! Thank You Weatherbug
Worst weather app ever.
by Jayson3577 on 2019/11/14 21:46
Like i said before, its the worst weather app ever.
Our privacy shouldNOT be compromised by a weather app
by ^^WeWatch^^ on 2019/11/14 20:16
Everyone, please read the privacy statement. WB is much more invasive than most. There are better and less invasive weather apps out there. NOV 2019 While looking for a pollen count app I came back to see if WB had cleaned up their act and become less invasive. No. What’s the deal? Aren’t they listening to user’s privacy concerns? After a bit of research I found out that WB was purchased precisely for its ability to track users. (Purchasing “ad free” doesn’t protect you either.) WB was purchased by xAd, rebranded as GroundTruth. Do your own research, IMO they are 1984’s BB. USERS ARE THE PRODUCT! Please see first paragraph of Review. MAY 2016 Downloaded the old weather bug again, hoping they had done away with their "improvements." They haven't — still too invasive, too big brotherish. Our privacy should not be compromised by a weather app! Our business is none of their business!!! FEB 2016 Just when I didn't think WB could get any worse... ...now this. Just to open and use Weatherbug app you must agree to, "To use the WeatherBug Services: You must be at least 13 years of age. You may need to register with us in order to access and use some of the Services; You must agree to share with us, or allow us to collect, certain types of information and allow us to share that information with other parties in order to provide certain features and functions within the Services. You agree that we can place advertisements which support the Services within applications, web pages and mobile devices. You agree that we can change or terminate the Services at any time." REJECT! DELETE!!!! Note to WB developers, If someone tells me you have come to your senses I may or may not check to see if you have wised up. JAN 2016 Update FAIL!!! I lost all of my cities, and Now have ads. Cannot see any reason to rebuy!
What happened???
by tfunkster100 on 2019/11/14 17:22
I used to love my Weatherbug! It was on time and accurate on my droid. Now, on iPhone XR, awful! It states ‘not connected to internet”, but ads work fine. I have the setting so I am connected with data when not on wifi and on internet, (same as when I had my droid) but the alerts are always delayed, after the storm has passed!! I go to open and it again states, Sorry, Weatherbug not connected to internet. When clearly the entire phone and the app is connected. The radar map will work on live motion but I have to center it on location. Feedback will not work. (hence why I am doing this here)I have removed and now reinstalling and still same issue!! Forecast will only load fully after several closing and reopening app. This is too much work. It never used to be this way. Please help and fix!!
Beware of viruses
by Colored more on 2019/11/14 15:08
My virus protection software warns me that Weatherbug does NOT have updated certificates. I stopped using them.
I love that I can check the weather for all of my children spread out around the country
by rooster aaa on 2019/11/14 14:38
I love the app! I always hesitate to rate an app until I have it for a while. I have had it on a couple of my devices and have been satisfied.
Temps
by HerbCraft on 2019/11/14 13:53
Why do the current and hourly temps not agree? HerbCraft
Discrepancies
by Loserbaby13 on 2019/11/14 11:21
Sometimes the weather is accurate and other times is off by over 15-20 degrees. I always check with another app if something looks questionable.
Weather bug
by horseheidi on 2019/11/14 03:26
It’s the BEST app I have!!! Thank you
Love Weatherbug!
by lindsab on 2019/11/14 02:05
Best source for weather!
Must have app
by CHL girl on 2019/11/13 23:36
Weatherbug is my go to app for weather! Everyday I check the weather for not only me but also the weather of my family and friends all across the U.S. and also Canada. I would recommend this app to everyone!
Tides
by donnafairies on 2019/11/13 23:15
I can do everything on Weatherbug except check the high tide and low tide. Otherwise it has temperature, humidity, air quality, pollen, maps, doppler, photos of areas you’re interested in. I can make a list of all the towns I’m interested in and check to see how the weather (good or bad) is affecting them.
Broke
by Novice4 on 2019/11/13 16:56
After updating to ver 5.14 the “NOW” menu doesn’t show or refresh on app start. New iPad running latest software here. UPDATE: Reinstall suggested by the developer worked and now back to normal operation again. Thanks for the help. Review updated to my max of 4 stars ~
WeatherBug
by EJohnston99 on 2019/11/13 15:29
This app is never accurate with the weather I looked up in good the temperature and it is 20°F off every time I downloaded an app so I would have to look up on google every time but that was just a waste of time.
Tom h
by TOM’S I TUNES on 2019/11/13 14:32
Good
Reliable!
by deb a-d on 2019/11/13 14:19
Use this all the time. I do a lot of outdoor activities and traveling by car. This app is extremely useful! I’ve found the hourly breakdown especially helpful for my weekly and daily scheduling. Love the daily details screen, too! This is my go-to weather app and recommend it to all my friends.
My go to spot on clear as day reference.
by Looking is Better than Wanting on 2019/11/13 12:16
It’s accurate & reliable It’s become a bit cluttered Over the years but does not crash & gives me the hourly or Day snapshot option Often watch the rain moving east & drive through the other side of a storm to fish in clearer conditions
Most Accurate
by GranSHC on 2019/11/13 05:29
My family and I find the the data reported on this app to be the most accurate for our area in the PNW.
Gooood
by ابوعبدالله١٤٣٣هـ on 2019/11/13 03:23
Gooood
I live by the app
by 5jski on 2019/11/13 02:16
In Houston the forecasts are remarkably accurate. So convenient to have the app and especially the lightening feature.
Great
by Tiff Rdh on 2019/11/13 01:09
Great app!
Great App
by lisajaso on 2019/11/12 22:56
I love Weatherbug. I have no problems with it and it’s much more accurate than the local weather at times!
Not accurate and slow
by IWILLNEVERSAYMYNAME on 2019/11/12 19:26
Its not so accurate it said i was gonna snow the whole day and it never did and when i went in the app it still showed it was gonna snow no so accurate an slow
Great App
by Musche Lover on 2019/11/12 18:19
I got tired of the Weather Channel app always changing their format and decided to give this app a try. I couldn’t be happier with this app. Don’t listen to those who say it is slow - it is probably their wireless, service provider or their internet. This one is fast, reliable and aesthetically pleasing.
Great app
by AAAron B on 2019/11/12 14:47
I’ve had this app for the last 4-5yrs. I’m in the storm restoration field and use it to track the storms as they develop. I’m not a super tec or app savvy person...it gets me what I need and it’s very user friendly! Thanks guys!
Great app
by Ouwantsome2 on 2019/11/12 13:31
Love it. Gives up to date with real time radar etc
Excellent App
by KaBar53 on 2019/11/12 13:04
This app has complete information, even including the barometric pressure. At times, that is very important to many.
Mostly right
by tay bob on 2019/11/12 12:32
Most of the time it is a reliable source so I use it every morning to see how cold it is or if it will rain or snow.
Reliable...more so than others
by CAJules on 2019/11/12 11:41
This is important to me and I’ve come to rely on this app more than the local weathermen. This app is pretty reliable and easy to use. It rarely shuts down on its own.
One of the best weather apps available
by Gdhgftc on 2019/11/12 11:26
Gives comprehensive weather data for wherever you live. I have used it for years and it’s capabilities are always kept up to date and expanded. Mikes Weather page website is my other go to weather source. I recommend both.
Forecast
by Uvmcats84 on 2019/11/12 10:53
The forecasts are wildly inaccurate compared to Accu Weather and Weather Channel. It’s too bad because it’s the most user friendly weather app.
5 stars
by Shastagirlie on 2019/11/12 05:43
Love this app
Good
by ayllllggbn on 2019/11/12 03:30
Good
4 stars beats 3
by Ari C Peterson on 2019/11/12 03:26
I have found this app for hourly and radar to be the best. My husband has used his Weather Channel app and had less accuracy than my using WeatherBug and my grace mom she uses accuweather and I’ve had better results getting more accurate forecasts. I can rely on the predictions but let’s be honest. Who gets 5 stars when a weather app? Think you have to get direct calls from God to call the weather on the mark without any error. My only complaint is the sunrise and sunset feature isn’t always working.
Simple & Easy
by Genesiz on 2019/11/12 00:44
This app is quick, simple, and easy to use. This is what I use to share weather updates with family. I have another more interesting & fairly complicated weather app that Techie’s like. This is my go to app. I use accurate-weather when I want minute by minute, intricate info
Great app just could use some fixing
by brando0522 on 2019/11/12 00:23
This app is probably the best weather app that’s free on the App Store it just needs a little bit of touches. It’s very buggy most of the time and very slow. Sometimes very hard to use but still great app.
Great!
by MJ853853 on 2019/11/12 00:19
Great app
Love the app, add fire map feature?
by Rachelle Bray on 2019/11/11 23:41
Love the app, clear with lots of info. Sometimes the air quality meter seems to contradict itself with the map, the map always showing better air quality than the meter. I think it’d be great to have a fire map/tracker feature so you’d know if there are fires in your area and what’s their progression. Living in California where wildfires are very prominent each year, it’d be great to have the feature to stay informed and know their status from the app.
Love this App
by flboymoonpie on 2019/11/11 23:20
Slow? I hardly get an Internet connection in my house, never had a problem Love it!
Love the Bug!
by MebBryant on 2019/11/11 21:17
I find Weatherbug reliable and spot on anticipating future weather. Several of my friends have been won over after Weatherbug made a correct prediction.
Use it all the time
by Whey2go on 2019/11/11 18:03
A great way to figure out the weather whether it is within the hour or ten days away
User friendly
by Special nurse on 2019/11/11 17:19
I find this app easy to navigate and most of the time fairly accurate as compared to the National Weather Service. There have been times when an update was needed and this didn’t happen. Of course the weather is unpredictable!
Good
by Steen a Dane on 2019/11/11 15:25
A good weather app that doesn’t sensationalize the forecasts.
Great app
by peggmag1 on 2019/11/11 14:52
Always gives me what I need to know!!
Weather Bug
by Lightship1 on 2019/11/11 14:37
Great app, first thing I check in the morning!
Love this app!!
by Milk sac on 2019/11/11 14:19
Always loads fast and I love the way it breaks down hour by hour!!
Most have
by Latin trumper on 2019/11/11 13:42
Great app a most have. I use this app everyday before leaving my house this is a necessary app for everyone. I would highly recommend it if u want to be prepare for what Mother Nature brings
Don’t force a 5 star
by 1hr Commuter on 2019/11/11 13:37
Well I would have give. This a 4 star rating as it is the best free weather app out there but when I said I was enjoying the app it tried to force me to give it a 5 star rating. So here is the stuff I don’t like. The weather map is low resolution, the radar imagery is bubbled together like my 5-year-old was coloring the map. There is no such thing as a raw radar image from NOAA. No forecast on the front page and front page is misleading. Home page shows a high and a low but that is not the forecast numbers like you would expect, it is the current recorded max and min for the day. The only way to get the daily forecast is to look at the hourly or the 10 day forecast. Weather alerts are unreliable at best. We had a tornado warning and never saw an alert from this app (yes I have notifications turned on). All I have to say to the makers of Weather Bug is “Do Better”
Was good. Not so much now
by jlewk on 2019/11/11 11:53
Have been using this for several years and it was quick and accurate. Now takes forever to download as the adds have to download first. I will be looking elsewhere for my weather info
Sooo good
by Logan O'Driscoll on 2019/11/11 02:39
Weather bug is very very accurate!!
Perfect for baseball coaches!
by Crash Course In Brain Surgery on 2019/11/11 02:07
I am the owner of an AAU Baseball team. Cancelled games are difficult to reschedule so I have learned to only rely on this APP. It has only been wrong two times in three years of scheduling games. The TV weather always shows gloom and thus cannot be trusted. Parents have learned I will only cancel if the APP tells me that the rain will be heavy.
Accurate
by Kevie12 on 2019/11/11 00:33
It is one of the best weather apps I’ve used!
A REAL WINNER!
by Happywey on 2019/11/10 23:54
Easy to understand. Lots of special features. I use them everyday; sometimes more than once a day!!! I appreciate the severe weather warnings features it has for both cold and warm weather!!!! I rely ion it EVERY DAY!!! It is amazingly accurate. I love it.
Pretty good overall
by Textract on 2019/11/10 23:02
Other than the hard-to-use layers feature, and being a bit slow at times, a pretty serviceable app. However, lost a star for the inelegant way ads are presented. Find a more user friendly way to manage ads.
Great
by Tabrip on 2019/11/10 21:14
Awesome app that is very accurate
Does a great job.
by Ross1722 on 2019/11/10 16:55
I have used this app for years. It’s the best one I could find. I tried several others but they did not live up to the accuracy and ease of use of Weatherbug.
Love It!
by Punkybear08 on 2019/11/10 16:46
I have used Weather Bug for years! It is so easy to use and I have never had any issues with it!
Best reporting app.for the weather
by Phyl Therese on 2019/11/10 16:42
Always find the weather report to be right on! Helps me to know how to dress and when to go out with my pups! If your report says it will rain in an hour, it usually is right on!
Easy to read/use Wearher App
by Coding manager on 2019/11/10 14:54
I’ve been using Weather Bug app for at least a year or so, and even after trying to move to other apps ended up coming back to WB. They have greatly improved over time. I like that the second I open the app the current temp shows large enough my eyes go right to it. Radar is pretty good but could use some refinement. The hourly forecast is great. I love that you can add cities or additional locations, so when I travel, I can get the weather easily. My biggest complaint is when I remove a city or location, is still get weather alerts for that location for a few weeks. That’s pretty annoying. Otherwise, great app. I will continue to use.
Weatherbug
by OkHntr71 on 2019/11/10 14:36
Can be slow at times, but usually spot on predictions for my area.
Love weather Bug!
by zsedrfcvgyh on 2019/11/10 12:38
Always right and easy to use
The Bug
by Jlshaw52 on 2019/11/10 12:33
Florida is hard to pinpoint .. it works :)
Spot on
by chatycath on 2019/11/10 12:20
Love the accuracy of this weather forecast app! Easy to access the information compared to other weather apps.
Great local weather
by Avperito on 2019/11/10 11:41
Up to date local weather.
Love it
by vinbackyahoo.com on 2019/11/10 11:23
I think it is great, check it several times a day, as our weather changes a lot as most costal weather does.
Battery Problem
by Jetdrive on 2019/11/10 06:09
Even though I only used it twice today it is killing my battery while backgrounded. IOS shows it used 28% of my battery. Needs a bug fix ASAP.
Why do i have to save a place
by R.L. Collins on 2019/11/10 05:24
Why can’t i just look up what the weather is somewhere?? Its a dumb process i have to look up a city save it to my list then i get to see the weather then i have to go and unsave it, can you make it to where i can just look up what the weather is. App seems acurate just don’t like that I can’t do a quick look
Excellent app
by Ginatech on 2019/11/10 03:22
It seems to be pretty accurate. I use it every day.
Weather Bug
by Crashing Every Time I play on 2019/11/09 20:46
I like This App This Is A Good Weather App I Look At This Weather App To Plan My Week End And To Plan My Week This Is A Good WeatherBug Is A Good Weather App To Used I Like This App I Really Like This App It’s A Good Weather App I Am Glad I Got This App I Like This Weather App it is A Good Weather App To Used if You Plan The Weekend This is A Good Weather App To Used Iam A Deer Hunter I Used The Weather Bug To Plan My Week End
Great response when moving back n forth state to state!
by Strawberyluv on 2019/11/09 20:27
Love the way you can zoom down on a city and see the weather in each state before you get there and know exactly what to expect! Great service if planning a trip or figuring out where to go in the state!!
I like WeatherBug a lot!
by F-nmi-J on 2019/11/09 18:41
I've been using it for many years now and see no reason to change. If there's a "new" feature I don't appreciate I can organize my home page in a way that allows me have what I want and ignore the rest. Recently a friend finally switched to WeatherBug after years of being just ok with the program that comes with her phone--in contrast to my long-term satisfaction with my choice. She's glad she finally made the change. The price for the app is right: free, although I did recently start paying for no ads... As long as that fee doesn't escalate, I'll stay with WeatherBug.
Overall a great app, but . . .
by jayrayhayray on 2019/11/09 16:51
I’ve been using Weather Bug for years. It is my favorite weather app. Most of the time it is great, but on rare occasions it does not load properly.
Best available
by woody39153 on 2019/11/09 16:39
I have been using this app every since it Started. It has consistently been improved. I have an app that came on the phone, and I still downloaded weather bug. Enough said!!!! THANKS WEATHER BUG!!!!
Rain Gauge
by blackpurpletulip on 2019/11/09 15:37
Why no totals for rain Weatherunderground shows amounts .86 so far today my address is 21382 78th Terrace, Live Oak FL 32060.7724 but my Latitude is 30.395800 by Longitude-83.183900 will this help???? Again goes straight into monthly totals no repeat no day rain amount ever why is this ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️. Ok yesterday. 11-8-19 had rain amounts SHOW UP CONGRATULATIONS Taken months Big improvements 😍
I like it
by wvbike on 2019/11/09 14:22
Seems fairly accurate, I don’t like to radar view colors as it is different than most other apps, like all weather apps it seems to lag about 5 to 10 minutes behind so rain shows up before radar says it at your location, I do recommend this app
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.
WeatherBug Review
by BionicRonda66 on 2019/07/31 06:02
I love the WeatherBug app & have been using it as my “go-to” weather app for a few years now. I like the way it’s set up and very easy to navigate!! Whether you simply want to see the current temperature in your city, or look at the 10 day forecast for ANY OTHER CITY in the WORLD, it’s always very fast, accurate and up-to-date. WeatherBug also offers alot of other information that I find useful, such as pollen counts, alerts for any dangerous weather that might be headed your way and much more (including a few new video clips each day that mostly relate to strange weather, but there are also some amazing animal videos thrown in that are just fun to watch)!! I’ve always used the app on an iPhone, now on the iPhone XR, and can truthfully say that I’ve never had a single problem with its performance...it seems to run flawlessly, which, for me, is an extremely important feature for an app that reports the weather. So, to sum this up, I would highly recommend that everyone gives it a try...it works great and it’s FREE so you have nothing to lose!!
Used to be better
by brad34785 on 2018/02/22 15:27
When I first downloaded this app several years ago it used to load information much faster, and more consistently. Now, many years and updates later, it rarely even loads any information when i am connected to wifi. The app will open and load the temperature on the home (default) screen when connected to wifi, but I have to turn off the wifi on my iphone, ensure I am connected to my cellular network, and switch between the “now”, “hourly”, and “10 Day” tabs in order to get the app to load information. It started doing this over a year ago. Initially I thought my Wi-Fi connection at home was just poor, but it turns out that I have the same problem connected to any Wi-Fi signal. I have also had this problem with 2 separate iphones. I occasionally delete the app and redownload it just to see if the problem may be a fluke, but I always end up with the same problem. This used to be my favorite weather app, but now I am exploring other apps because of my frustration with this issue. I still love the weather bug app, and in my opinion it has the very best radar maps of any app available. I just hate having to go through so many steps in order to get this app to function the way it is intended to. Please fix this!!!!!
Decent App
by evan.cooperman on 2018/09/27 15:33
Weatherbug is a decent app and I can’t decide whether to give it 3 or 4 stars. I guess I’ll go with 4 because I have only 1 major complaint, though it does bother the heck out of me. I use Weatherbug for my weather most of the time, but one of the biggest complaints I have is that it does not update throughout the day. For example if the forecast is 75 degrees and sunny but it’s only 60 degrees and is raining, the app accurately displays the temperature and weather as of this moment, but the forecast doesn’t update to take the changes into account. If it’s 5:59pm and it’s 60 degrees and raining, obviously at 6:00pm it’s not going to be 75 degrees and sunny! If the app would update with new data based on unforeseen weather patterns I would be much happier with it and would probably update to 5 stars. That, and if somehow they could figure out how to forecast more accurately! I know that is a bigger and more global problem to solve, and is not limited to this app, but here in Chicago the forecast is maybe correct (or close to correct) 50% of the time. I feel like it’s gotten worse over the years, but that’s probably just because our weather has gotten more erratic and is harder to predict now than it used to be.
Guys... this was ridiculous.
by Beansy Baby on 2018/09/17 22:24
As many of you know, and clearly this app was aware, there was a hurricane that affected the Carolinas etc. Once upon a time I loved this app, but since this hurricane hit, I cannot believe how repetitive and unhelpful this app was. I got CONSTANT notifications about extended hurricane statements, flash flood statements, and tornado statements. Those are all well and good THE FIRST TIME THEY ARE ISSUED. I had 15+ notifications while trying to conserve phone battery, I eventually turned them off. They also arrived 10+ mins later than TWC (which could be service provider related but not the point of this rant). What would have been most helpful Weatherbug, would have been actual storm updates. We had no power, no radio (our own fault) and couldn’t load a single app to see the radar, but thank god notifications came through.... giving us location/wind speed/ANYTHING useful would have been better. Don’t get rid of the statement updates completely.. maybe just start them as indefinite when there is a hurricane present. LASTLY, the notification that said: “Florence made landfall Friday in North Carolina! Watch the latest footage of the storm on weatherbug.” FORGET YOU. I LIVED THROUGH IT, had a tree fall on the roof while I was trying to sleep I KNOW A HURRICANE CAME THROUGH THATS INSENSITIVE AND UNFREAKINGHELPFUL. I have screen shots to prove all of this.
Not accurate enough
by Reenee17 on 2018/06/17 20:08
Sad to say, one year later, it's still not accurate for Loxahatchee, Florida. It is not reliable for folks who are attending sports events in our area, when alerts for lightening are necessary. Please fix this. I used to love this app, especially for monitoring storms and proximity of lightening. Unfortunately, it no longer has a base location close to where I live. The closest area is 12 miles away, and only tells me how many miles away the lightening strikes are from THAT area instead of from where I'm standing. I do live in a rural, unincorporated area, but even on WiFi, my current pinned location is not accurate. This is not helpful in monitoring lightening while I'm standing on the soccer field or out riding my bike in MY neighborhood. What is going on 12 miles away anywhere in Florida can be drastically different where I am standing. We were in the middle of a bad electrical storm right over us, and this app was telling me closest strike from another location 12 miles away and showed no immediate alerts. Very bummed. Others should be aware that some areas really are not covered, but doppler can at least give you an idea if a storm is moving towards or away from you. But any news channel doppler can also show you that.
Missing a couple things
by QuestForAwesome on 2019/09/27 22:50
WeatherBug does everything well, especially getting you your notifications, except one thing: notifying and informing you about special weather statements. These are kind of like miscellaneous statements the weather offices put out that contain information they think you need to know, but don’t qualify as a watch or a warning. They’re valuable, but WeatherBug doesn’t notify me when one is issued and they don’t show up anywhere in the app at all. For example, we have a special weather statement informing us that there’s a hard frost coming our way for the first time this season, but WeatherBug seems oblivious. I have to find out things like this from other sources, and I’m really surprised WeatherBug doesn’t include it. I’m writing this review just to ask if you would please fix this, give alerts for all weather notifications, and show them on the map. It would easily be a 5-star app otherwise. The only other thing I’d like to see is an option for the 10-day forecast to be displayed as a continuous graph, with lines through the days going up/down for various things like rain chances, temperature, wind, etc.
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. :)
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!
YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE WEATHERBUG,
by Queen Be-ach on 2019/10/02 16:45
There are a lot of weather apps out there. I think I’ve tried them all. WeatherBug has always come out on top! I live in Florida where they say, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes!” This is so true. I know I can count on this app to help me plan my day. It is easy to set use! I honestly cannot remember a time when WeatherBug has let me down. I’ve not experienced any glitches or freezing as I have on other apps. Its accuracy is greatly appreciated, but my favorite feature is being able to watch the lightning strikes in real time. Lightning has struck in our backyard twice in the last few years, once splitting my favorite magnolia tree (about 30 feet from the back porch) down the middle. Ever since, I keep my mobile phone on me so I know how close the lightning is. (I was on the back porch watching the storm when the lightning hit the tree. It was a “hair-raising experience. Now I move inside when WeatherBug tells me lightning is within 10 miles.) Get the app. You won’t be sorry.
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.
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.
Accuracy of Forecasts
by goblueinA2 on 2019/02/25 16:57
Over the past 15 years I’ve used almost all popular weather apps and for this review I’ll name two others that Weatherbug beats hands down; Accuweather and The Weather Channel app. One would think since the Weather Channel has been the pioneer in forecasts for the longest duration they would put out a dependable app. All too often when I was running that app the forecasts were far off too many times. I’ve never had that issue with weatherbug. Of course hourly conditions can change but what I love about weatherbug is the truth in radar. When the radar shows a front moments away it’s always been spot on. It’s saved me many times when I’ve been out hiking or biking. It gives me plenty of notice when to get the dogs out before a storm. It has also made me a go to guy at work when others want to know the upcoming weather conditions. If you want a dependable weather app look no further.
Please fix it, the app is broken.
by ZheAwesomePenguin on 2019/04/11 15:01
So I used to use WeatherBug a lot. But I do have to admit that sometimes the weather isn’t a true match to what’s happening. Granted, I live in Michigan, where one half of your lawn can be bright and sunny and the other half can be down pouring(I’ve personally witnessed it). But that’s besides the point. The data isn’t the same as what my friend gets from our local weather station. And just recently I tried to open the app to check the weather. (Mostly to read the radar. It’s more reliable to read it yourself if there’s rain or in this case, a spontaneous blizzard in the middle of April), when I discovered that the app takes 30 seconds to buffer, then immediately crashes back to my wallpaper. But, when I looked in the running background apps thing, it was there and so I clicked on it. I don’t know if what I was seeing was real or not, but it showed the normal degrees and the little radar thing, but then it froze and crashed again. The app in it's current state is completely unusable. I grew up watching WeatherBug on the tv every day before I left for school. It’s kind of sad that I have to leave and seek out another weather app. Even with all it’s bugs, I still liked this one.
USED to be my favorite for years!
by iplayd2day on 2019/05/16 14:35
Something happened a month ago after the app update of version 5.9 was completed. After that, my Weatherbug that would slay all of the other apps that family members had, was useless to me. I would sit there and watch an empty frame of the screen, while my data wildly searched to get SOMETHING on there. Still nothing would show up for a good minute or two. One in a while, 30 seconds. It's showing RIGHT NOW that our wind is blowing here at 6mph, yet for the last several HOURS, we've had damaging winds of over 50 mph continual gusts continue to hammer our area. Same thing happened yesterday as well. 6mph vs 50??? I have furniture MOVED off of my patio outside, pillows and tiki torches blown across the yard. I could have perhaps had fair warning to bring them indoors or had them weighed down, but the main issue in question is what happened a month ago and where did my weather bug go??? Can you bring it back? I've deleted and reinstalled several times hoping it would be a success, but it's the same thing, with my poor wifi JAMMING to try to load it up. Never had an issue before. The app was da bomb. Now it's totally useless.
Update: You Removed “Intolerable Flashing Message Icon”
by Mominmidwest on 2018/09/08 16:37
REVIEW UPDATE: THANK YOU, WeatherBug! I’m a WeatherBug fan again! I gave you a week to eliminate the “insanely rapid flashing ‘you’ve got a (trash) message’ icon” before I deleted your app. You removed the annoying add in 1 day! I will again be recommending your app to any one that needs to check the weather. WB=5xStars! PS The lightning ⚡️warning map feature is extremely helpful. Life saver! (*Original Review) I really liked the Weather Bug app for a couple of years. Seemed somewhat accurate. Love the lightning warning and locator feature. But this morning when I opened the WB app, the insanely rapid flashing “you’ve got a (trash) message” icon made me want to delete the app and give it a “0” star rating. I haven’t deleted it yet. I’ll give developer a week to get rid if this new annoyance before I delete the otherwise decent app. However, I am already searching for a different weather. app
Full of bloat & bad ux
by H0317 on 2019/05/20 17:27
The app does what it is supposed to do, but it is full of ads that are prioritized on loading. If you want to quickly check the weather make sure that you wait a few seconds for it to fully load the new data; Ive popped it open to read stale data and closed it many times before I realized it was totally wrong. If you open it up, it takes a long time to load the core of the app but displays ads quickly, which is fun in a hurry. For UX, they pack too much into the buttons and its hard to parse quickly with the eyes. Furthermore, the quick menu button has several mini components that go to different pages on click. You will invariably go to the wrong page (e.g 10 day forecast vs hourly vs time now). Add this to stale data and load times, you get a mess. It is frustrating to use, you have to wait long enough when looking to feel assured the data is trusted. When you click you go to the wrong page, wait for it to load, click the right page, wait for it to load, scroll past ads, find data. Its a silly construct and I’m done with it.
Stick to your default weather app
by Maurrie on 2019/01/19 16:49
I work for my city plowing snow, cutting grass etc, so knowing the weather is apart of my job because I need to be prepared for random call ins and so on. This app sent me completely off. All day I’m checking my default weather app, and Weather Bug, and they’re saying two completely different things. My default app is saying snow starting Friday night leading into all day Saturday. Weather Bug is saying an hour of snow at 11pm then more light snow from like 4am to 10 am Saturday morning. I stay up doing some late reading cus I of course want to believe the forecast with less snow. At around 11:30pm I check Weather Bug again, and it’s completely changed to snow all night leading into snow all day Saturday. But get this. It keeps switching back and forth between barely any snow, to snow all day. Had my job called me in overnight I would’ve been completely crap out of luck, and exhausted working through early Saturday morning into Saturday evening. To sum things up, I will definitely stick to my default weather app. It’s not the fanciest, buts it’s been pretty accurate so far. Definitely more reliable than Weather Bug.
Spark lightning is my favorite part
by RitaRH5 on 2019/07/04 12:27
A few years ago, I worked at a horse boarding farm. No one lived on site. Any time we had lightning, I could watch for strikes on the property from the safety of my home. There were a few times strikes did occur, and I was able to drive out to check on the animals and fence lines, after it was safe to be outside. Even though I no longer work there, I use this feature regularly. Last fall, there was an F0 tornado that passed one block south of my house. The NWS had not issued a warning, and no sirens were turned on. I received a Tornado Warning alert from Weatherbug, and had time to get dogs, cats, and myself to the basement. Many of my neighbors had been watching the storm from their windows, with no idea they should take cover. If it had been a stronger tornado, most likely lives could have been lost. Thank you Weatherbug for keeping me safe that day.
Perfect
by Hope and Cam on 2019/07/18 22:54
This app is amazing for me and my mom. We spend a lot of time in a loud environment. I always tend to have headphones on and I tend to hear noises that sound like thunder. When I hear those noises I check this app to see. This app is very accurate and I would recommend to the average family. This app is great for a daily lifestyle like mine. This is a great app and I recommend it to families that live in storm-prone areas or that live anywhere in any country. This app has never let me down. The future radar and radar are very accurate. This is in my opinion the best weather app of all time. This amazing free weather app has all an average family could need with the Apple phone version including Nearby Wildfires, Closest Strike, Accurate radars, and in hurricane season; the hurricane center. I recommend this app to any family to see this and it will make your life way easier.
I regret this app
by Jltx15 on 2019/08/17 11:51
I’ve used this app for years for its lightning info which is very useful (thus 2 stars), but not more than that. I recently got fed up with yahoo weather and tried to switch to weatherbug as my primary weather source. That was a mistake. The interface is horribly slow and locks you out until it loads a million ads. I want to see hourly or 10day, ideally both like other apps, but it makes you press the button 14 times for each individually (waiting for ads). Over the last three months of testing the weather forecast has been very inaccurate, worse than yahoo I was replacing. In one case there was a giant black apocalyptic storm on the horizon. Weatherbug said sunny and 0% rain. So I assumed that storm was on some other course and went biking. Pretty soon the black covered half the sky but weatherbug still insisted 0% rain. Later I felt a few drops and weatherbug now admitted 10% chance. Minutes later it was full on biblical deluge for an hour with flooding. Nice. I’ve tried it in Europe with similar poor results. Deleted.
Inaccurate radar in Central America
by Microminimike on 2019/05/24 07:36
I’ve been dependent on this app for a long time in the USA with much success with the radar and seeing storms approaching all the time but now that I’m here in Mexico for a vacation I’m finding major huge areas of bad storms nowhere on this radar map. I’ve already gotten soaked twice because of this awful no Central America radar. Accuweather has the accurate radar for Mexico and Central America as all I did was google search “weather radar in Mexico”. Right now as I’m writing this review there is some big rain over Mexico City and surrounding cities not to mention a major tropical storm over Honduras but on this weatherbug radar map there’s not a drop of precipitation showing. Yeah you can see other parts of the world and USA but why not Mexico?! I’m seeing major heavy rain and thunder and lighting with my own eyes and I can’t believe this app has let me down so bad here in Mexico after being such a major dependable radar in the USA. Very dissatisfied and disappointed. You guys need to get on the ball and fix this or copy from accuweather or something because I’m totally about to delete this app.
My favorite weather app — by far
by Vivideaux on 2018/09/27 02:05
I have tried many weather apps in my day, but Weatherbug tops them all: Tightly linked with National Weather Service data and marvelously easy to use. My wife gets her data from the Weather Channel, which seems fine until you ask the question “Who beats the National Weather Service for meteorological accuracy?” I love the lightning strike feature, which shows strikes that, in my experience, is pretty much instantaneous. I love being able to wake up where I am, or go (or plan to go) anywhere and see a 10-day forecast that you can drill down into, so you are seeing hour-by-hour forecasts. I love the layered, animated weather maps that show me weather patterns here, over the Atlantic, or anywhere else in the world. Weatherbug has always been there for me, rock-solid, and it just seems to keep getting better.
Weatherbug is pretty cool!
by I reviewed this because on 2019/08/26 19:30
I really enjoy Weatherbug for it’s radar feature. It is nice to be able to see what storms are out there and which direction they are heading. I really like how it tells you how far away lightning is. It can also send notifications about weather alerts so you’re in the know if severe weather is on it’s way. I’m also kind of a weather nerd so I like the Weather news feature as well. The one thing that could be perfected a little is the hourly/ weekly forecast. I know that weather is hard to predict but it could be more accurate. A feature that I wish it had was the ability to tell you if it is going to rain in the next hour. DarkSky has this feature and it is really cool because it will send a notification to you if it is going to rain in the near future. All in all though WeatherBug is a nice app.
My go to weather app
by Rob Smelik on 2018/10/26 02:12
I have had a good experience with this app and have been using it for quite a few years. I think it is important to note that this and other weather apps are only as good as the data that feeds them. I live in Northern Virginia and because it is a fairly well populated area the data feeds are updated regularly leading to fairly accurate forecasts. This may not be the same in other areas. Unlike some other reviewers I have found the information to be quite accurate. As far as what is displayed I have always found that this app provides a wide range. From daily and hourly forecasts to live radar and emergency alerts it covers pretty much everything. I pay the yearly subscription to hide the ads which I found annoying. I figure that money helps with future updates and improvements.
Gulf Coast Area
by PatLouise on 2019/05/10 02:41
Weather reports are accurate and always on point. Warnings and alerts on conditions of current, and future forecasts allows enough time to make whatever needed preparations. During Great weather forecasts, it’s always nice to watch the informative videos about what’s happening in other local, or national locations. The Weather Bug not only informs us about the weather conditions accurately, there are also interesting videos and beautiful photos of our natural environment, various birds, animals, etc. I have enjoyed the Weather Bug app for several years. Whenever a friend shows me their weather app, I tell them that Weather Bug will give you more detailed and accurate information, in any local city area or State. I recommended Weather Bug to family and friends who lives in other states. They love it too!
Update made big difference!
by dustyjean on 2019/01/10 17:56
After I downloaded the latest iOS I had a lot of trouble with WeatherBug and had been so pleased with it in the past. I was turned onto the app by a good friend of mine who is a cross country 18 wheeler driver and he has been raving about it for ages. I first downloaded it about three or four years ago. After having this recent difficulty with the app - long load time and inability to get hourly forecast etc. - I went ahead and deleted it and reinstalled from the App Store. It made a huge difference!! And now I am back to using it on a routine basis and loving it - has been very accurate. I live well outside of Austin Texas in a small town and it uses local weather information from local reporting stations. Keep up the great work and I have referred this app to many many people and will continue to do so!!
A Bad Storm was Coming - I Got Weather Alerts for SOMEWHERE ELSE
by Amdavis on 2019/09/08 02:43
I live in Charlottesville, VA. We had a bad storm come through here. It tore up our neighborhood with hail, 60+ knot winds, trees down all around us and power outages. Yet, we did NOT get a weather bug alert for the coming storm - I’ve been getting alerts for Boston, MA. I emailed customer support and asked, “Why do I keep getting weather alerts for Boston? I live in Charlottesville.” Yet, their reply was: =-=-= 1. Could you please let us know the location that you have deleted? 2. What type of alert do you receive for that deleted location? 3. Was the deleted location a saved location or just a location that was visited? =-=-= What in the heck are they talking about? I never said ANYTHING about deleting a location. This tells me they didn’t find it important enough to actually READ my email. They did finally get back to me with some logical things to look at. They asked if the wrong city was selected for alerts. It wasn’t. I deleted the app and reloaded it and I’m getting alerts for MY city now. That’s a step in the right direction. I’m still a little frustrated that someone in the beginning didn’t read my email and just tossed some non-pertinent email at me. I also would like to have received an alert for my area when that storm was coming. Almost two weeks later and we’re still cleaning up the damage.
Glitches
by LewisLady on 2018/09/04 21:02
WeatherBug used to be my favorite weather app. I especially liked the spark lightning feature that lets you see where lightning strikes have happened. That’s a key safety help! But in the last month or two, it has started being very unreliable. In the middle of a lightning storm, sometimes it will say “stay alert,“ and then if you refresh it it says “Seek shelter immediately,” and the map shows that a lightning strike has happened 15 minutes ago just a couple miles from your house. And what’s much worse, is that now there are annoying ads on it that flash repeatedly at you, as though an urgent message has come through from a friend. I did not fall for it, but it is highly annoying, and deceptive. Weatherbug should not except those kinds of stupid annoying flash-ads!!!
Reliable and Accurate Weather App
by TexasChuy on 2018/02/10 14:05
The Weather Bug App is reliable, accurate and above all easy to use! It has several easy to find functions to see the weather in your area with accuracy because it uses several different weather stations in your city not just one downtown. My family all have it installed to use when planning their school or work day and looking ahead at the week. We also use it when going out of town. Again it has proven itself a awesome buy because even in other cities away from home the Weather Bug app has given us accurate and an easy to use tool to plan what clothes to pack for that trip. Every time it has been has spot on! I appreciate the effort and staff that keep this app updated and nearly ad free. A definite great app to have.
Accurate and Reliable Weather Alerts
by A. Alper on 2019/09/19 02:36
Recently we had the scare of a potential Cat 5 Hurricane headed its way to Florida. Living here, I paid rapt attention to the warnings on NOAA and on my very own WeatherBug. Although predictions are difficult in nature, WeatherBug was on target with warnings and with information that was not only useful but allowed me to rely on scientific predictions as I worked out my Hurricane plan. WeatherBug not only calculated where the storm was heading but did so in a timely and dependable manner. It is a terrific app that I utilize when making travel arrangements as I have various cities to which I must travel. I am especially impressed by the warnings that appear during storms advising where and how far away a potential danger exists. WeatherBug is by far the best and most user friendly weather app available.
Informative, BUT -
by DJ at East Coast, USA on 2018/03/21 02:59
Have been using WeatherBug a while and have liked the features. Seems more accurate for me than other reviewers probably as I live near coast which has good weather networks due to hurricanes (even though somewhat away the city). BUT recent updates have taken away ability to reorganize features on the Now page by their needed priority. It’s driving me NUTS. Please, Please fix this as certain weather features are more urgently needed than others (while you’re adding more) & trying to scroll through all that isn’t helpful when you’re half asleep or in a hurry after a notification. Thankfully I had already done some reprioritizing before we lost the ability. Otherwise a more informative app than the apple-included TWC iPhone app - I use this daily.
Not accurate...
by Ibanezgrindd on 2018/08/10 07:02
We hardly get any rain here in Phoenix, and when it finally rains, the current weather shows as partly cloudy. We’ll have wind, lightning, thunder.. etc etc and it’s partly cloudy according to weatherbug. When its very very hot here (a picture of a sun with cactus) it shows 0% chance of rain in the valley of the sun for the week to come so I expect to see very hot as the forecast day in and day out. Don’t need weatherbug for that! Strangely one of those 0% precipitation days the clouds started to build heavily and then weatherbug changed its mind and changed the day’s forecast to chance of storms hours before it rained. I downloaded accuweather to do some comparisons in the week to follow. Accuweather had actual percentages for each day for that week. Weather bug had 0% the whole week. It rained twice that week. The 2 days it rained, weatherbug changed it mind that it was going to rain when there was a a visual storm in the sky. But I thought it was 0%? Terrible predictions and un-accurate information. I’ll stick with accuweatherfrom now on
My New Favorite Weather App
by wasteoftym on 2017/09/29 23:59
I had been using Wunderground for the past few years, but when we experienced a recent heatwave with high humidity out here in SoCal I was checking the humidity levels daily on Wunderground and it was giving me numbers that were way off. My body can tell the difference between high humidity and low, and I was feeling it. Yet Wunderground was reporting the humidity at levels like 36%. Um....no way! This kept being consistently wrong for weeks, so I downloaded a couple new apps to try instead. Weather Bug was the best of the bunch. I like the way it's laid out and how it reads on my screen. I find it to be consistently accurate. I'd even buy a paid version to get rid of the ads. They are only mildly annoying, but I prefer my apps that I use a lot to be ad-free. Give it a try!
Much better than Weather Channel!
by DieselDude92 on 2018/10/20 03:25
I had used the Weather Channel app for years. Tolerated the click bait irrelevant videos, annoying ads and obnoxiously frequent platform changes. After the Weather Channel reporter faking the struggle to remain standing while others casually walked along in the background 😂 I finally decided I had enough of the Weather Channel and gave in to my wife’s suggestion to use Weather Bug. I’ll never go back! It’s basically everything on the Weather Channel app without annoying ads and irrelevant click bait videos. In fact, the videos on Weather Bug don’t require you to watch an annoying non-skippable ad before the video like Weather Channel does. The platform is easy to use and works great. Thanks Weather Bug!
Love this weather app but...
by Charmed824 on 2018/10/01 15:02
This has been my “go to” app for weather for years. I love the hourly information, especially the hourly dew point info. However, over the last month or so, the app freezes up, takes forever to refresh or load when clicking between the different options (hourly, 10 day, etc). I hope these glitches will be fixed! UPDATE: This app still doesn’t seem as accurate. It will say one thing for the current conditions, but the hourly condition shows something completely different. And the dew point is never accurate. Currently it says the dew point is 39 but my local Tv station weather app shows the dew point is 51. Plus, I don’t like how I have to scroll all the way down to view the current observations..that info should be right there when you open the app so it’s quick and easy.
Ok, but often just plain wrong
by Bogiebogs on 2018/08/07 11:29
I got this app after trying a bunch of weather apps. It is very intuitive and has the basics of what I want in a weather app. I know the current conditions, have access to hourly forecasts, 10 day forecasts, and maps. The radar is great and is easily accessible. If I want more info, I just scroll down and there it is. My main problem is that the prediction of future weather is often just wrong. For instance, the ten day forecast has for each day a high temperature below 90 and a 50+ percent chance of rain. But when each day actually comes, magically the high is in the mid 90s and the rain chances are zero. Even today was a high of 88 yesterday and today it’s 93. Fifty percent chance of rain for today in yesterday’s forecast, today—nothing. How can it be wrong so often? I like this app for the radar, but for anything other than a few hours out, it’s kinda useless.
Can't arrange NOW page
by montanabobw on 2018/03/31 12:46
My favorite weather app. The info provided is most often more accurate than other apps. I would give the app 5 stars except for: 1) Prior versions allowed the various segments of the NOW page (wind, lightning, UV, etc.) to be rearranged to the user's liking. That ability has unfortunately disappeared. Like another user below, I don't want the new air quality segment at the top of the list. It's good info but it's just not as important to me as other info. In fact, I'd probably put it at or near the end of the list. 2) I've never understood the "flopping around" (various info blinking) that occurs when the app is started. Eventually, after a few seconds, it settles down and stops flopping. It's done this for me for many many versions and on a number of different devices. I write apps for a living. There should be no flopping.
Great weather app
by Pzamz on 2017/12/30 21:15
Got tired of the weather channel app getting slower and slower and taking forever to load and just scroll down the page so tried this and not only is it instantly quick, but put together with common sense. The location of the features were very well thought out and very easy and convenient to use. The pop up instructions are a brilliant idea. Love the fact that it has weather and traffic cams too, that i dont have to use other separate apps. Although it has news and videos the smart thing is they don’t load automatically, which i believe keeps the app fast. You have the option to start a video and that’s the smart way to do it. What’s killing the weather channel app is they don’t give you a choice and the videos run automatically slowing down the app to a crawl. Goodbye weather channel app, you just helped me free up a lot space too!
Love it!!
by Magilmer on 2019/08/10 01:23
My Weather Bug loads fast...if yours isn’t, maybe it’s your internet speed. I love the app. It’s faster than other radar apps I have...when you live in Florida, you have more than one, bet! Weather Bug is my go to for all things weather Sometimes the hourly temps and forecast can be slower to update, but not too bad, and that’s not usually the most important thing for me. Most important is the radar, and it’s up to the exact minute on that. I really like everything about the app. The hourly forecast includes hourly wind speed, that’s real important to me. I had the radar on all the way through Hurricane Michael and knew exactly when the eye was past us and exactly when we could come out from under the mattress in the hallway. Need I say more?
Best weather app available
by Andriod3508 on 2017/12/28 03:20
Weather bug has been the most accurate weather app I have ever had and still is. The representation of the storm has been so accurate that I have always been able to see exactly when a storm starts and when it ends. It gives the most information in the radar picture of any other app. My only complaint is that there is not a pay version of this app. I would pay for it no problem because I hate the adds. Which get worse over time the longer I own this app. It is well worth paying for this since it is the best weather app ( and I have tried a lot and have paid for a few). My only complaint is there is not a paid version. Hate the comerciales . This app is well worth paying for.
Used to be the best weather app out there.
by Lovinbosco on 2018/06/27 20:35
This app is still the one that's the most dependable as well as accurate. There are those times during the year especially in the spring, that we count on their radar, above others, to track super cells and the like because of where we live. I depend on Weather Bug because their radar is updated quicker than the others. This is the weather app I check out everyday, sometimes many times a day when there’s bad weather, I'm glad to have it. I also like that we have our own local pictures now that we can look at as well as around the world. I do wish they would make it so we could comment on them though. There are some outstanding pictures in the gallery that I would love to compliment the photographers on. Low mark is because the took out satellite radar. That helped on so many levels. Thanks
Everything in one place
by Sweaterbug on 2019/04/17 14:03
UPDATE: the new version that auto updated today crashes so I can’t access all the information I love getting. 😕 2nd UPDATE: WeatherBug made the big fix in less than 12 hours. Happy customer again. The AD at my school showed me Weather Bug and the "spark" feature which shows lightning strikes in the local area. I coach, too, so I got it to be able to decide on holding or canceling practice. It fairly automatically switches my location to stay with me and my local conditions in an easy way, and you have access to local radar on the opening screen that is more current than other apps I've tried. The daily and 10 day forecasts are bare bones but useful. It packs a lot into a small space and presents it well.
Appreciated
by Helonie Balony on 2018/09/24 13:34
Really do appreciate knowing what our weather is right up to our home! For example, yesterday which was a Sunday, I was able to ascertain whether we could be able to go to church or not. We are both handicapped, and even though I can still drive, it is difficult to take my husband as he is in a wheelchair. It was pouring rain at 8:30 A.M. we were to leave at 9:15. Your Weather bug enabled me to see that the rain had stopped and we were able to go to church. I am amazed at the accuracy of your weather reports . The other reason for our appreciation is that during a storm I can get the weather on my I Pad when the weather messes up our ability to get weather from our TV Thank you again and again!
Don’t support this app and it’s political hate ads!
by cindy m77 on 2018/01/02 13:23
I have used this app for a number of years. I recently signed on and was exposed to extreme right-wing hate ads. I will not support an app that encourages divisiveness and hate. They should choose their adds more wisely. Don’t download it. Update: After posting this, I was contacted by a representative from the company who devoted a great deal of his time researching this. Apparently ads are regional and may not be screened to prevent this type of political ad. He searched for this and other similar ads and reported that the company was going to remove them. I hope so. Kudos to Weatherbug for their prompt and positive response. I am changing my ratings from one star to three for their effort to prevent this but they should certainly screen all their ads.
Great if you like ads that trick you...
by Cainusrising on 2018/09/16 17:34
I used to love this app, but 2 minutes ago I finally had enough. I live in Western North Carolina and I am watching Hurricane Flo very closely. I went on my Weatherbug App to check out the latest news and, WHAT’S THIS?!?! I had a flashing message symbol, as if I might need to know something right away. Nope! It was just yet another tricky ad Weatherbug had allowed that took me to another page where I was asked to spend money on a product I didn’t want. I’m through. Throwing in the towel. You win advertisers. Good luck in your future endeavors. Weatherbug creators, I hope you make tons of money off of these sorts of unscrupulous ads. I understand the need to have them, but not during a storm where (so far) 14 people have died and people need to get up to date info. Having ads is fine, but not like this. It’s not like there aren’t other weather apps out there that don’t have these types of ads. I’ll keep looking and find one that doesn’t allow manipulative ads.
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