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WeatherBug – Weather Forecast
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Download the most popular free weather app powered by the largest professional weather network in the world! WeatherBug is easy to use and provides forecasts for your every need, from storm warnings to pollen levels. Our weather network delivers the fastest alerts and the best real-time forecasts (current, hourly and 10-day). The weather app has 18 different weather maps, including: Doppler radar, lightning, wind, temperature, alerts, pressure, and humidity. Join the millions who rely on WeatherBug for weather forecasts every day! “I love WeatherBug! It’s always accurate & is the first place I go for up-to-the minute weather!” –iOS User WEATHERBUG FEATURES: YOUR WEATHER FORECAST • Real-Time Pinpoint Forecasts: Get the most accurate current, hourly and 10-day weather forecasts • Enhanced Interactive Map: Visualize weather conditions with 19 weather maps • Lifestyle Forecasts: Know how the weather will impact your trips, workouts, allergies, chronic pain and much more • Weather Widget: Customize your alerts and display with weather widgets • Weather Alerts: get alerted to weather conditions and storms TRACK ANY CONDITION • North American Doppler Radar: Doppler radar across the US, Canada, Mexico, Alaska & Hawaii • PulseRad® Radar: radar for many international locations using patented Earth Networks Total Lightning Network® technology. • Spark Lightning Alerts: get minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile lightning proximity alerts • Hurricane Center: hurricane forecasts and changing conditions stay informed • Fire Center: global fire data to know when you are at risk • Winter Weather: Plan ahead with our 10-day snow depth forecast and stay safe in severe winter conditions with our real-time snow storm alerts MORE THAN JUST RAIN • Pollen Count: Keep your allergies in check by knowing what the local pollen conditions are like • Real-Time Traffic Conditions: View local traffic conditions to better plan your day • Air Quality: Get an in-depth look at the air quality around you • Precise Weather Details: Wind speed, UV index, weather observations and more LARGEST WEATHER NETWORK • Forecasts for 2.6 million+ locations worldwide • Largest total lightning detection network • 10,000+ professional-grade weather stations • Live weather & traffic cameras FASTEST WEATHER ALERTS • Get notified of severe weather 50% faster with our Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts • Receive all NWS and NOAA watches and warnings APPLE WATCH SUPPORT • Get vital weather information directly on your Apple Watch, including alerts, glances, and complications CONNECT WITH US • Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WeatherBug • Follow us on Twitter - @WeatherBug • Check us out on Instagram - @weatherbug • Check out WeatherBug's YouTube weather channel broadcast here: https://www.youtube.com/user/WeatherBugVideo Download the weather forecast app used and loved by millions, awarded the "Best Weather App" in 2019 and 2016 by Mediapost Appy Awards. Also, voted the “Best Weather App for iPads” by AppPicker, and “Best App for Moms” by Parent Magazine: WeatherBug! This app may include “Interest-Based Ads” (see https://www.weatherbug.com/legal/privacy#AC) for more information) and may collect or share “Precise Location Data” (see https://www.weatherbug.com/legal/privacy#PLD for more information).
What happened??
by Ylangest on 2021/01/18 05:50
This used to be a great app, but like many apps that start out great, this one got really bad on so many levels. On the rare occasions that it does load, it’s slower than molasses. You seem to have gunked it up with all kinds of junk! Sometimes (when it does load) the weather temperature displayed is way off. I’m not talking a degree or two off...more like 30 degrees off!! Sad to see an app I used to really like a lot deteriorate so much so fast. Getting ready to ditch it. Edit: I brought it down from two stars to one. Horribly slow, if it even opens, that is. Freezes. Again, I really USED TO love this app. Now, it’s barely functional. I just did the latest update, hoping the previous issues would be resolved. They weren’t. Worse, in fact. I didn’t get rid of it after my last review because I remained hopeful that it would be restored to the way it was when I first got it - and loved it - past tense. Now, I’m done. One less tracking app on this phone. Bye.
Good app!
by Jdjduducnrnrhfuvvu on 2021/01/17 21:15
Good app!
Air Quality Alert
by Macinmar on 2021/01/17 20:49
What the heck is measured in Air Quality and who does it? Users were blissful in their ignorance before you added it and, at least in my location, are now cautioned to stay indoors more often than not! This is Florida people, where we live so we can be outdoors.
Favorite Weather App
by Coco of Steeler Nation on 2021/01/17 14:40
For local weather info, you cannot do better than Weatherbug.
Weather Bug
by Crashing Every Time I play on 2021/01/17 14:36
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 I like This Weather Bug App I Helps me plan mine Weekend I Like this App it’s very good I can plan my weekend And work day thank you for Doing A Good job on this app
Easy to use
by Garas 24 on 2021/01/17 13:58
Accurate, easy to use, gives you the info you want.
Weatherbug
by betn2nature on 2021/01/17 12:33
Love this app! Temp is always in line with my digital outdoor thermometer. Almost always solid predictions. Thanks Weatherbug!!
Cannot sign up
by 88Diesels on 2021/01/17 10:38
I keep getting invalid information when trying to sign up.
Slow
by Bradwa on 2021/01/17 07:38
This app was working great until recently. Now it takes forever to open...if it even opens at all.
The best
by lsjdndmxnndjwo on 2021/01/17 01:19
Use app daily
App is reading what’s on my clipboard without permission
by cryptoCP on 2021/01/16 20:28
Unlocked my phone while weatherbug was opened and saw the notification that weatherbug had pasted my clipboard from a banking app. Big no no and a huge privacy concern. Been a great few years but it’s time to move on.
Inaccurate
by TheRealLadyShine on 2021/01/16 14:23
It is snowing here, and Weather Bug says no precipitation today.
Excellent
by SaintRaven on 2021/01/16 14:16
Clearly my favorite weather app. Easy to use and it looks the best to me. Not cluttered. Runs well on every phone or iPad I have had.
It’s good.
by SincityFox on 2021/01/16 11:15
Could be a bit faster to boot up.
For The Most Part Accurate
by My Experience on 2021/01/16 08:12
This app forecast is about as accurate as most other weather apps and television meteorologists. A few days out is pretty accurate but beyond that it’s 50/50.
GREAT APP 👍🏻
by Sugar Ray Hub on 2021/01/15 22:56
Very fast and convenient with ALL at your fingertips
Weather Bug app
by stone wall willie on 2021/01/15 22:37
I love weather bug.
More unpredictable than the weather itself
by TheRealPinkyG on 2021/01/15 22:20
Twice in the last week, we had freezing temps in the deep south that caused the roads to freeze and caused many traffic accidents, yet there were no weather alerts or warnings for my area. This kind of thing has been happening more and more in the last few months. It’s also a sluggish app. I rely much more on other weather apps now.
Favorite weather app
by Bneuch on 2021/01/15 19:23
Keeps us getting outside & dressed right for every occasion!
Weather
by CBB Noles on 2021/01/15 14:42
My biggest problem is very slow pulling up weather. Sometimes it will not pull it up at all. When it works it is actually correct!
Favorite Ap for local weather
by Shebs54 on 2021/01/15 14:06
This is my favorite Ap for local weather. It’s especially good for being aware of weather and outdoor activities. If you do any outdoor sports, including Golf, it’s good to know whether there is a possibility of lightning or other dangerous weather events that might affect your outdoor activity.It’s also easy to switch back-and-forth to other locations in terms of planning travel for packing for a trip.
Use it every day
by MelladoS91 on 2021/01/15 12:54
Easiest way to track weather systems while being on the road all the time
Excellent Application
by Beau Mck on 2021/01/15 10:10
Best weather app
WeatherBug
by Jan-714 on 2021/01/15 04:28
This is the easiest and best site to check the weather for our area. Love it. Thanks WeatherBug. Update: still love this site for weather checks. I use it all the time. Update 8/2019: Still love this weather check site. Again thanks WeatherBug. 😉 Update 9/2020: Would like to see a weather map with radar forecast that shows what to expect over next several hours. Update 1/14/21: I reiterate Weather Bug could be improved with addition of radar forecast map to include few hours ahead of present time.
My go to for weather
by mona in midwest on 2021/01/14 15:41
I have tried other apps but I always come back to Weather Bug. It is the most accurate I found with ability to quickly show me other locations.
Great weather forecast!
by Mhockey0405 on 2021/01/14 13:32
Love the local weather conditions in my town. It is the most accurate. The news stations do not always include out town’s temperature and conditions.
Plagued with ads
by orkwood T Watt on 2021/01/14 02:31
Used to love this app and I’ve used it for years. Updated 2 weeks ago after at least a year of ignoring the updates and now it’s plagued with ads. They appear over the info you want to see and it’s extremely distracting. I sincerely regret updating the app. I wish I could go back.
It is really the BEST !!!
by Helen2Roy on 2021/01/13 23:56
Easy to use... Weather in motion is great... Plus all the other great features amateurs and even pros like.
A long time user
by Motion Lotion on 2021/01/13 23:38
Starting using this app in the early 90s and it’s still my favorite.
Used to be good
by symonwill on 2021/01/13 23:23
I’ve used this app for years and it used to be great. Lately I’ve noticed though that it keeps sending me alerts for non-weather related things. Not sure whose idea that was. Uninstalling after many years.
Better than others
by Llsteph on 2021/01/13 15:50
My husband has one of the other National weather forecasting apps. We live in Oklahoma so the weather is very difficult to predict and is constantly changing. Every morning, while having our coffee, he will tell me the forecast for the next few days. Then I reach for my phone to see if he is right. Sometimes they are similar but my Weather Bug app is typically better at getting the weather right and keeping up with the changes. It is fun to be right about the weather 😁 Thanks Weather Bug for letting me win those discussions!!
Location
by cassyrollica on 2021/01/13 15:03
I put my location on top and I still get the weather reports from a location I was in 4 months ago.
One of my favorite
by Lazyvern on 2021/01/13 14:42
I love checking the weather. This is one of my favorite apps of all the apps. It’s free and gives you the info you want without too many ads. Love the 10 day and the radar and the other user feedback.
Use Every Day
by bassclarman on 2021/01/13 13:10
Weatherbug is my go-to weather app. It's easy to navigate and and gives me the information I need. It's on my phone, iPad, and Apple watch.
Finally found a decent replacement for ruined WeatherUnderground app :)
by MargoRed on 2021/01/13 02:05
So sad TWC bought and ruined my favorite WeatherUnderground app. Finally found a decent replacement :) I just wish the precipitation tools were more accurate. It’s currently snowing here and the app says 0% chance of precitation.
Good Weather App
by bite me this is annoying on 2021/01/12 23:28
I have used Weather Bug for years. I prefer it over many others like the Weather Channel (Weather Channel app works well for tracking tropical storms and other large events). As it is easier to navigate and it’s easy to use the functions built into it. Weather Bug also has more useful features for those that are interested in more than the days weather forecast.
Great app
by DondiCorizon on 2021/01/12 20:19
One of the best weather apps I’ve used thus far
Weather or not?
by Von-Bushnagle on 2021/01/12 17:41
I like the ease of use. Other apps that take you to the internet for the rest of their features bugs me. I haven’t dove into deeper features like signing in; actually considering the $19.99 upgrade if all goes well there. I only use Wi-Fi, so speed a non-issue. I would recommend this app. 👍
Thriftyrvdrifters
by NDakPlowboy on 2021/01/12 13:35
We are part time RVers and the weather is Very important on travel days and weather bug is one of two weather apps we rely on 👩🏻‍🌾🐕🧑‍🌾🇺🇸
Excellent weather forecasting
by strjr on 2021/01/12 04:12
Accurate forecast and guicker reporting than our local news stations.
What’s going on?
by GinnyGT on 2021/01/12 02:04
Weather Bug used to be my favorite weather App, but sometimes I can’t even get it to even give the temp. It is sooo slow, what’s up? ☹️
Taiwan is a country
by doubledragon55555 on 2021/01/11 23:34
It’s absurd that this app list cities in Taiwan as China. Taiwan is not part of China.
ThirdTimesACharm
by k9man53 on 2021/01/11 19:43
I love this APP after the third time of downloading it. The first and second, woke up to see what the weather was and it was blank, for the rest of the morning. I expected it to be working anytime, unless an update was in the works. But, after the second crash, I wrote a review and the developers responded with a suggested fix. It worked. For a developer to respond, means a lot to me. So many do not.
Best Weather App
by Marcus Cove on 2021/01/11 18:37
Closest predictions!
What’s the temp?
by auntjake on 2021/01/11 18:12
So, is it currently 50 degrees on Alameda CA, as per the hourly list or 56 degrees, as per the “NOW” reading? Not sure why I gave it even 3 stars; just wanting to be nice I guess
Update glitches
by bluevenn on 2021/01/11 14:35
Videos have no sound, map goes blank when expanding.
Can't predict weather at all!!!!!
by Mrkjvs on 2021/01/11 14:29
I've noticed over the past 6 months, that WeatherBug predicting weather has been failing considerably . I'm uninstalling it, there's accuweather and others that do a little bit better job. And that orange thing that pops up that says "high thunderstorm probability" I CAN LOOK OUT MY WINDOW AND SEE THAT!!!!, because you only put it on there when there's storms around us. We can see them!!!! It seems as if you’ll put the weather updates on your app, as it’s happening around us, we can see that by being out and about, someone needs to come up with a lot better way of predicting weather the right way. Because you can’t even plan anything around weatherbug.
Great weather app
by Dncn123 on 2021/01/11 04:56
Accurate weather, especially when looking at the hourly forecasts for in a unique weather environment.
My go to
by vegas_lineman on 2021/01/10 22:56
Two thumbs up
I love it ❤️
by Delphine Mckinney on 2021/01/10 21:36
I love it ❤️
Must have app
by CHL girl on 2021/01/10 19:30
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!
Better alt then Weather app from IOS
by B smitty897 on 2021/01/10 16:56
Better alternative then what comes with the phone.
Spot On
by daspirit1 on 2021/01/10 16:43
For the most part outdoes our local tv weather prognosticators and it’s only a click away and always on. Good job guys and gals.
Excelente app
by Joelestivenso12 on 2021/01/10 16:05
Tiene un buen look and feels, las alertas llegan con anticipación
Great App, Slow Load
by Nicegamezynga on 2021/01/10 15:52
I love all the information the app provides but there is such a slow upload I’ve debated using other apps.
Love it.
by Celtic214 on 2021/01/10 14:18
Love it ❤️❤️❤️❤️
They ruined a great app
by stéphane of cape cod on 2021/01/10 14:01
The app used to be great. Easy to use, clear, all I needed. Now they have a gambling spinning slot machine flying around the screen that is visually distracting and incredibly annoying. I’m looking for a new weather app.
Best free weather app.
by WildOrigin on 2021/01/10 13:30
I think the “Bug” appeals to the youth culture. The younger generation is almost pathologically risk averse (scared of everything). Why else would you need a prominent lightning report. Who tracks the nearest lightning strike? We might as well add a feature to track asteroids. An asteroid strike on earth or on our moon for that matter would certainly create a significant “weather event.”
Aggravating notification
by POC TX on 2021/01/10 12:06
Since the last update I constantly receive a notification advising me to always allow location. I have never had to do this in the past. It comes up every time you move from location to location and even moving screen to screen. Notified weather bug but no resolution and it’s been about a month. Guess it’s time to find another weather app!!!
I like it
by Frank talks on 2021/01/10 10:57
App is laid out well. Could boost to 5 stars if they had a station closer to our camp
Great weather app.
by Larry Lams on 2021/01/10 05:28
Loads fast, good graphics and dependable.
Wind
by Mickey0000 on 2021/01/09 23:44
01-08-21 at 17:31: Hi y’all, I like how the wind is displayed on the home page. TY 17:44
My evaluation
by It maters on 2021/01/09 22:07
I am glad to have access to a great source of weather information and forecasts. The one thing that I don’t appreciate is the sensual advertising that is dispersed throughout the weather information. If that would not be part of it I would greatly appreciate it.
Overall Pretty Good
by JJackieT on 2021/01/09 19:40
This is a good app overall. However, the hourly temperatures don’t match up to the high and low temperatures on the Now page.
Location feature needs to be fixed!
by XCalliber927 on 2021/01/09 17:11
It’s constantly tracking my location even when it’s not open. And I have that setting set to only when using the app
PopUp Clutter
by NCmtnman64 on 2021/01/09 15:53
For several weeks now opening the site initiates a permission popup that requires an extra effort to clear it and view. This has ruined the site and I’m moving on.
Widget just a short cut
by KZRev on 2021/01/09 13:51
I love the weather bug and was excited to see there was a widget however when I installed it on my widget screen I don’t see a glance of my location weather. When you tap it it takes you to the WeatherBug. This is unlike other weather widgets that show you your location weather forecast etc. This is just a shortcut to the Weather Bug App which I already have on my home screen so what good is that? The whole point of a widget is you should just be able to glance at it and see the weather versus go into the app. Disappointed, maybe future versions will get better?
Weather Bug
by collabro girl on 2021/01/09 13:23
It is always updated. Let’s me know if a storm is approaching. I love the lightening strikes distance.
Great
by 37);?:/)2$;$;)):);6;); on 2021/01/09 13:07
Love the app! Lags sometimes but most of the time it does what I need it to do. And I would recommend it if you need a easy weather app. Also if you have children who are learning how to tell the weather!!!!🤗
Only Weather App I Trust!
by FuelWithSpark on 2021/01/09 12:48
Weather Bug is usually the accurate one when apps give conflict information. It’s pretty much the only one I turn to now.
Slower then a turtle
by Little B from Ohio on 2021/01/09 06:25
I have had this app for over a year use to really like this app and never had an issue but for the last few weeks it’s been terribly slow loading and most the time it completely shuts down and I have to start the extremely slow loading process again. Please fix it so I can give it a higher rating .
Mostly reliable
by Risty Shackleferd on 2021/01/09 01:46
90 percent of the time this app is accurate and updates quickly. Easy to use.
Great weather app
by 5554567 on 2021/01/09 01:45
So easy to use and very informative. During thunderstorms I always go to “Lightning Alert” and watch where the lightning hits are. Love it.
Great App!!!
by Afrog 24 on 2021/01/08 22:40
I love this app!!! I trust it more than my weather app that comes in my phone! I feel like it is accurate and I love that I get weather updates every time there is a concern near me. They have thought of it all!! This app is great!!!!
Some very useful features.
by Kjr12521 on 2021/01/08 20:16
My go-to app for daily and ten-day forecasts. I like the colors on their temperature map which makes it easy to read and understand. Had some trouble paying for ad-free but the problem went away a few days later. I contacted the developer and got a helpful response.
Really helpful app! Love it!
by a wheels weather on 2021/01/08 19:14
I used Weatherbug for the two years that I lived in South Florida, and for these past two years in North Carolina. When I first moved to Florida I did try some other apps and they just were not good enough. I am very reliant on having weather information and Weatherbug has been a really great help. I especially appreciate the Lightning tracker! It’s helped keep me safe for sure. It has a lot of other very useful information too. I can also keep track of weather, fires, etc., in other cities/regions where my family lives. It has a very user friendly interface and I can set up the home screen in the order I prefer. I also LOVE the short mostly weather-centric videos of people, animals, and landscapes that I probably would never otherwise see. I use it every single day and I’ve never had any issues with it. The past couple days it’s been loading a little slower than usual, but that happens from time to time with most apps. Not a big deal. I have recommended this app to family and friends because it’s a good one!
Best App for Fishing Conditions
by Djtainment on 2021/01/08 18:18
I use this constantly to plan Fishing trips to the coast. The warnings are extremely clear and helpful for safety with the ocean patterns . Great when traveling as well since I can check different areas I save to stay in the know of how to prepare. Get rid of the apps that come with your phone and use this instead
I use this for my boating
by dfiibgg on 2021/01/08 18:16
Its accurate and it gives me what I need to know to be safe. The wind is accurate.
Great app
by zonker5 on 2021/01/08 05:16
Best weather app I have found. Needs a way to edit what is shown; I’d like to be able to delete things I don’t need like cameras and pictures. They just clutter the screen.
🥰
by 7Cam11 on 2021/01/08 03:43
🥰🥰🥰🥰
Hate the widget
by Bderemo on 2021/01/08 03:31
Whats the point of the widget? It always displays a question mark. You have tap on it, open the app then see the display. Defeats the idea of it all together.
Decent
by SNOWFLAKETRIGGER on 2021/01/08 00:08
One of the better weather apps.
Accurate by the hour
by RoxieBlackbear on 2021/01/07 19:57
Weather in Colorado becomes pretty unpredictable, not knowing what will happen next hour or when clouds move away. Helps my planning to start or quit the project. Or ride my motorcycle. Now and then, bug shows up but solved pretty quickly. Consider this app pretty dependable. Am able know weather changes within the hour but 3-4 day’s changes.. still have to check THAT DAY OF PLAN.
Great weather help
by mlfpoetry on 2021/01/07 15:12
The majority of the time weather bug loads good but on my new iPhone there have been a few days loading has been a little slow. I appreciate the warnings which alert my husband to unplug appliances computer etc. yesterday we had spark lightning rather than just lightning. I never heard of spark lightning. Weather bug gives more information than the plain weather app. But I would appreciate the ad icons to not be there. Weather bug is great!
Number one for the weather
by okpar123 on 2021/01/07 14:14
I love easy navigation, precise forecasts and nice graphics!
Luv weatherbug
by shine-ie on 2021/01/07 13:44
Weatherbug keeps me informed and updated on our weather. It keeps me prepared. Thank you weatherbug
Good weather app
by Zagnut on 2021/01/07 13:25
I like this app! I love the up to the minute radar! Thank you!
Very accurate
by Zulu Warlord on 2021/01/07 01:56
Probably the best weather app I’ve used. I use this if I don’t go online to the NWS & I love the lightening strikes reporting!
Quick
by DelilahDog on 2021/01/06 23:39
Easy to glance at before heading out to walk the dog. Pretty accurate for that.
Best Weather App by far
by BeBopDeluxe on 2021/01/06 21:43
For years, Weather Bug has always been a lot faster in all aspects & more accurate than all the other weather app, including The Weather Channel app!
Very accurate weather app
by LindaY in CLE on 2021/01/06 18:00
I love weather bug for my local weather! I also use it to look ahead when I’m traveling to the places where I will be staying. I find it to be exceedingly accurate and very helpful in my planning.
Great!
by JRH-123 on 2021/01/06 16:56
I find it quick and accurate.
GOOD!
by Papa fey on 2021/01/06 15:04
Never had any issues, far better accuracy than others! I recommend!
Easy to use
by Queenduna on 2021/01/06 14:11
Usually quite accurate and always has regular updates.
The bug is cute
by CuteLil Ol Bug on 2021/01/06 01:28
Good info, runs a bit slow unless it’s on house wifi. Overall it’s a good app that does what it’s supposed to
Widget Does Not Work
by KnowNaMe on 2021/01/05 23:10
Last email response I got from weather bug’s support stated there is no timeframe for when the widget “?” icon issue will be resolved. I’d rather they remove the functionality until they can get it working than to have a broken feature. Original post: The Widget displays a question mark instead of the current temperature. You have to open the app and allow it to update for the widget to then temporarily display the temperature. I’ve checked that the appropriate location and background refresh settings are correct.
JJM
by 1964jjm on 2021/01/05 22:53
It’s great, nice to have it, thank you!
Almost perfect. Almost
by Crcoleqwertyuiiopp on 2021/01/05 19:36
I love this app. It is accurate and precise. Having the ability to rearrange the sections is the major reason for the 5 stars. Many features like video, photo sharing and social application have ruined many apps by littering them with garbage. This one does not over do that aspect and the ability to banish those sections to the bottom of tinge page is huge for me. My only complaint is that feedback area on the app doesn’t work anymore leaving no other choice than appealing here. Please stop the pop up asking for me to activate location services to full time. I do not wish to and ha Eminem set while using for a reason This is a battery drain
weather
by rckidd2 on 2021/01/05 19:27
good at telling u the weather for today!
Terribly slow and contradicting
by King of Rancho Cucamonga on 2018/07/09 22:47
It’s horribly slow to load any new info without jumping through hoops. Start switching cities, close out of it completely to name a couple and the radar is spotty at best. What I mean is huge chunks of the radar image are missing, conveniently it’s usually missing around the area I’m trying to look at. Does me no good if the nearest radar image is 200 miles away. Also the hourly and the 10 day rarely if ever jive. 10 day forecast may say %80 chance of storms this afternoon, the hourly will say sunny the whole time with %0 chance of rain and I suppose I could check the radar but oh wait, it doesn’t work. This app used to be absolutely perfect when I first got it in 2012 but now it’s just a headache. It’d be great if you fixed it but it is free so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much. So a few days later they claimed to have looked into the issue and corrected it. I’m telling you I wish everyone worked like these guys! It’s fixed and works flawlessly! The level of support and attention they paid to my measly whining is outstanding. You guys are top notch, thank you. I work outside so having a good weather app is important and you guys are spot on
All weather apps seem to be inaccurate
by xlemnrty on 2018/12/03 15:05
Is it me, or are others experiencing the same issues of inaccurate, not up-to-date weather no matter what app? It seems they all use the same local stations that must be very delayed in their updates to the various apps. Seriously ALWAYS off several degrees, and as for precipitation percentages, they’re so useless, I have begun to laugh at my own gullibility. A couple of mornings ago was so typical ... I wanted to take a bike ride and began looking at the forecast the prior evening showing ZERO chance of rain the next morning. Re-checked the next morning, and same ZERO % chance so I got dressed for my ride, pumped my tires, raised the garage door, when it began to rain ALL DAY. I re-checked the forecast an hour or so later, and the entire hourly forecast had changed. THE KICKER is that this same app has the audacity to provide a TEN DAY forecast 🤣🤣🤣. And almost as bad ... my gullibility to keep checking 🤔🤔🤔. Anyway, I think I’ll go back to the “stick my head out the door” method ... it’s more predictable. I get a bit of a chuckle when folks compare the presentation of info in reviews ... who cares about presentation if the data is unusable. Again ... this doesn’t seem to be a Weatherbug only issue as I have had the same experience with all four of the apps I’ve tried. It seems that the OLD-fashioned TV weather reports are more accurate the night before than the purported “real-time” weather apps.
My favorite weather app is screwed up
by TexGreenEyes on 2019/06/28 17:56
This has been my go-to weather app for years. It gets used multiple times a day, and has never given a hint of trouble. Scratch the glowing praises now because with this last update the app crashes on start-up. I followed the developer’s advice found in a response to someone else’s recent complaint and deleted/re-downloaded the app. Bad idea. The app started up once, and then promptly stopped working again, and I lost all my settings for no good reason. Come on, guys. Don’t let such a good app cause this much frustration. The second star I’m giving is based on my hope that you’ll get this fixed ASAP. Update: Shortly after I posted my review the app started working as expected. Then this morning, just 3 days later, it’s back to crashing at startup. I do not want to uninstall/reinstall again, as I did that before you suggested it in response to my original review. It didn’t work then. I hope this usually excellent app is mended soon. Update #2: It’s been about a week since my first update, and while the app is working better, it still occasionally crashes at startup. This happens about once every other day. I don’t know if it’s related, but the problem seems to occur when I first open the app and I’m not on wifi. Anyway, I’ve updated my stars accordingly.
Build me up, just to break me down
by The Mr's Mrs. on 2018/07/10 10:31
Downloaded WeatherBug app about 2 weeks ago and really liked it and then... the update. Initially, I was quite impressed and pleased with the push notification weather alerts for severe weather. I especially liked that the weather alerts would push to my phone at least 15 minutes before any of my other - even local - weather apps and that they even had a “dangerous storm warning” notification, which was correct each time I received it. The widget worked wonderfully as well and was probably my second favorite feature. Enter the update. Dun dun DUUUNNNN! It completely killed everything I enjoyed and appreciated about the app. I’ve not received a single push notification since nor has the widget been functional despite deleting the app and all its data from both my phone and AppStore account. The widget simply asks that I open the app and agree to TOU and PP, which is not even an option. You agree to the TOU upon initial launch of the app but that does not give the widget functionality. I also dislike that I am unable to remove the township that the app has deemed my home/current location and set it to the correct area as it is mistakenly locating me in another town. Sadly and disappointedly I am deleting the app permanently unless the next version, which seem to be released monthly, remedies these debilitating flaws and restores the app to its previous performance and reliability.
Best weather app i could download
by W0LF1E_B00M on 2019/12/25 11:03
First off I want to start by saying that this app is accurate. I live in a place that gets nasty snowstorms, and its nice to know in advance when I should be prepared to shovel the driveway or get out the snow gear. The radar is really good and I enjoy watching it while I watch the storm on my covered front porch. The one thing I'm not a huge fan of is the ads, but the makers of the app beed to make money somehow so it’s understandable. But my favorite part is how you can customize the page so whatever you want to show up towards the top, will show up towards the top. I must say, i have had three other apps and with this one, the alerts are on parr with what the national weather service applies to your location. Last thing ( I promise !) Is that when an alert is issued to one of the locations i have set, it sends me a notification even if its not the location i have pulled up on the home page. So i get a LOT of weather notifications, once again, its manageable though and interesting to see what the weather is doing at the other locations! That you for taking time to read this and happy holidays!
Used to be better
by brad34785 on 2018/02/22 15:27
When I first downloaded this app several years ago it used to load information much faster, and more consistently. Now, many years and updates later, it rarely even loads any information when i am connected to wifi. The app will open and load the temperature on the home (default) screen when connected to wifi, but I have to turn off the wifi on my iphone, ensure I am connected to my cellular network, and switch between the “now”, “hourly”, and “10 Day” tabs in order to get the app to load information. It started doing this over a year ago. Initially I thought my Wi-Fi connection at home was just poor, but it turns out that I have the same problem connected to any Wi-Fi signal. I have also had this problem with 2 separate iphones. I occasionally delete the app and redownload it just to see if the problem may be a fluke, but I always end up with the same problem. This used to be my favorite weather app, but now I am exploring other apps because of my frustration with this issue. I still love the weather bug app, and in my opinion it has the very best radar maps of any app available. I just hate having to go through so many steps in order to get this app to function the way it is intended to. Please fix this!!!!!
Decent App
by evan.cooperman on 2018/09/27 15:33
Weatherbug is a decent app and I can’t decide whether to give it 3 or 4 stars. I guess I’ll go with 4 because I have only 1 major complaint, though it does bother the heck out of me. I use Weatherbug for my weather most of the time, but one of the biggest complaints I have is that it does not update throughout the day. For example if the forecast is 75 degrees and sunny but it’s only 60 degrees and is raining, the app accurately displays the temperature and weather as of this moment, but the forecast doesn’t update to take the changes into account. If it’s 5:59pm and it’s 60 degrees and raining, obviously at 6:00pm it’s not going to be 75 degrees and sunny! If the app would update with new data based on unforeseen weather patterns I would be much happier with it and would probably update to 5 stars. That, and if somehow they could figure out how to forecast more accurately! I know that is a bigger and more global problem to solve, and is not limited to this app, but here in Chicago the forecast is maybe correct (or close to correct) 50% of the time. I feel like it’s gotten worse over the years, but that’s probably just because our weather has gotten more erratic and is harder to predict now than it used to be.
there’s no key for the Alerts map layer :(
by laila jenkins on 2020/06/26 21:37
i’ve been using weather bug for several years now and it definitely my favorite (i also have the NOAA Weather app and Dark Sky). however, i something i wish would go back to how it used to be is on the Alerts map layer. i live in the midwest so there are lots of severe thunderstorms and frequent tornado risk, so i really rely on that map layer. when i first got the app, the Alerts layer had a key for what the colors and lines meant (severe thunderstorm alert, flash flood watch, tornado watch, etc.) but for the last year or so it seems, that key disappeared and i don’t know what some of the colors mean. i can usually infer for flash flood or thunderstorm based on the radar, but that’s actually something that’s frustrating, since i don’t know what they all mean. pretty sure the key disappeared for other layers too, but those are less important to know specifically what they mean (id like to know when and where tornado watches are), and are easier to guess about. idk if that’s just an issue on my end (don’t think i changed any settings tho), or if the app actually changed, but if that was fixed or changed back to having the key, this would absolutely be 5 stars, since it’s still my favorite weather app.
Better than other “top” weather apps
by HomemadePancakes on 2020/04/19 21:32
I’ve been using this app for a few months and find it to be the best app for tracking air quality. I love that this app can track AQ in ANY part of the world no matter how small or unknown the town/city is. This is a distinctive feature that the other “top rated” AQ apps lack and this to me is a huge disadvantage for them. I’d been living in a very small town in Mexico recently for 4 months and unfortunately became very ill from the air quality. I discovered Weather Bug and began to track the AQ daily and take necessary precautions as this was my first time traveling to Mexico much less anywhere outside the US. The fact that no other app was able to locate where I was living was a MAJOR let down. Weather Bug is easy to use, and gives real time AQ indexes as well as any other weather alerts and things I look for in an AQ app. If the other AQ app developers decide to improve their global location capabilities then I’ll be willing to check them out. Until then I rely on Weather Bug every single day for important AQ information in ANY town or city in the world. 👌🏻
love this app!!
by maddflower on 2019/06/17 03:13
on memorial day, ohio had a really scary tornado outbreak and i'm lucky enough to have survived through it without being hit by one. i came across this app with my anxiety getting the better of me due to an extreme fear of tornadoes, but i can confidently say i'm happy i found it! it is extremely useful and very interesting to look on the radar. i love the alerts that it provides and they are VERY helpful. thanks for this great app! in light of these tornadoes in ohio, though, i really wish that i could be more reliable on this app with where the tornadoes are and if they have hit where i live. i'm on vacation without my family that lives there and last night when more hit was scary because i did not have a reliable source to where the tornadoes actually were and if my family was safe. i'm very happy with this app and i suppose it can't cover everything but it would have been really helpful to be able to track those tornadoes while it was happening! thank you anyways for such an amazing app, it has been really helpful and fun to mess around with. :)
I deleted this app the second I read their privacy policy and TOA. One star is too generous.
by mutmadison on 2019/11/19 06:55
READ THE PRIVACY POLICY AND TOA. It’s lengthy, I know, it’s intentional to dissuade people from reading and understanding it. It’s worth the 5-7 minutes of your life, I promise. Apparently, it’s too much to ask for a simple weather app in 2019 without subjecting yourself to risks known and unknown; all completely out of your control and all so a company can make a profit at the literal expense of its consumers who are the real product. If you have zero concerns with being tracked 24/7 and your precise location being shared; don’t care about your information being monetized and sold to third party sellers whose intentions you know nothing about; unfazed by the strong possibility of your information being leaked and misused; apathetic to your information being sold numerous times a day; or disinterested in the extensive and intrusive methods used in this economic model then, by all means, disregard this review and enjoy your weather app. Personally, I’ll be checking the weather manually from a browser since the weather app industry has proven themselves to be untrustworthy and not at all concerned with consumers (you know, actual human beings) or their privacy. All of this just so people can sell you crap. This truly is the darkest timeline. All I wanted to do is check the weather...
Usually better than NWS or TWC apps
by TeriMelissa on 2018/06/24 19:07
I’ve been using the Bug since I got my very first iPhone. It zeroes in on my exact weather happening in the moment. There are many pinging spots near almost anywhere to give a good triangulation for my personal weather conditions within a few miles. The radar is easy to understand and accurate. The future casts are as accurate as I’ve ever seen ...and much better than even my 3 local meteorologists on tv. Even as far out as the 10 day forecast I know I can be ready for what may be coming. Where I live the weather is unpredictable moment to moment but Weatherbug stays on top of the quick changes. I love the storm tracker showing dangerous situations like nearby lighting and all severe weather threats. The UV rating, pollen counts and air quality reports are important to me as I am really fair, have severe allergies and asthma. The heads up to make sure I have the proper preventative meds/sunscreen make my outside time much more enjoyable. WeatherBug is an app I use daily; sometimes several times a day. I highly recommend it to everyone!
Really helpful app! Love it!
by a wheels weather on 2021/01/08 19:14
I used Weatherbug for the two years that I lived in South Florida, and for these past two years in North Carolina. When I first moved to Florida I did try some other apps and they just were not good enough. I am very reliant on having weather information and Weatherbug has been a really great help. I especially appreciate the Lightning tracker! It’s helped keep me safe for sure. It has a lot of other very useful information too. I can also keep track of weather, fires, etc., in other cities/regions where my family lives. It has a very user friendly interface and I can set up the home screen in the order I prefer. I also LOVE the short mostly weather-centric videos of people, animals, and landscapes that I probably would never otherwise see. I use it every single day and I’ve never had any issues with it. The past couple days it’s been loading a little slower than usual, but that happens from time to time with most apps. Not a big deal. I have recommended this app to family and friends because it’s a good one!
I love the app, but where did my widget go?
by Choirgirl1018 on 2020/09/20 21:10
So I recently updated to IOS14, and ever since then, i can't find the WeatherBug widget anywhere. This is super disappointing because I'm a huge weather erd and like to stay up to date quickly with the features offered to me through that widget. I also use voiceover witch is a built in screenreader on my iPhone made for people with visual impairments, and your app and widget are fully accessible and i've been a long time user of your app. I'd just really like my widget back. I know that this might be an IOS14 thing, but could you guys please update so that all IOS14 users and I can use your widget again? Like i said, i find it super helpful, and now that IOS14 allows me to put widgets directly on the home screen, I was really looking foreword to being abled to see the weather at a glance on my home screen and using the widget more. If and when you guys bring it back, could you put a little thing in there for current conditions other than temperature (ex: sunny, cloudy, 50% chance of storms). That would also be really helpful. Thanks for making such a great app and I hope you can fix this.
Very useful and easy to use
by MoppyDrunk.jr on 2019/06/22 12:50
Weatherbug is great! I feel like every possible weather related issue is addressed in this powerful little app. Information is easy to find, the home screen makes quick work of being able to check multiple weather related items. Noteable features: - Easy to check the weather in different locations. This is very useful if you are a frequent traveler. We add the location to which we are traveling and can easily keep an eye on the weather before we go. - Lightning Information. We have a pool and we check this frequently. It is right there at the push of a button, very quick and easy. - Detailed breakdown of the forecast. You are able to check the weather for the entire day, hourly, and even get a detailed rundown of the weather. - Easy access to weather alerts. This information is also easily accessible at just the push of a button. We are able to quickly check for tornadoes, flash flooding, etc. - Weather related videos. These are an interesting, fun little addition to the app. Videos showing cool weather related things that people have captured and videos of current weather related disasters around the country. - Easy access to check fires around the globe. Thankfully this isn’t a feature we need to use, but it is worth noting how quickly you are able to check this information. This is my family’s “go to” weather app. We’ve been using it for years and have never felt the need to look for something else.
Missing a couple things
by QuestForAwesome on 2020/02/12 20:45
WeatherBug does everything well, especially getting you your notifications, except one thing: notifying and informing you about special weather statements. These are kind of like miscellaneous statements the weather offices put out that contain information they think you need to know, but don’t qualify as a watch or a warning. They’re valuable, but WeatherBug doesn’t notify me when one is issued and they don’t show up anywhere in the app at all. For example, we have a special weather statement informing us that there’s a hard frost coming our way for the first time this season, but WeatherBug seems oblivious. I have to find out things like this from other sources, and I’m really surprised WeatherBug doesn’t include it. I’m writing this review just to ask if you would please fix this, give alerts for all weather notifications, and show them on the map. It would easily be a 5-star app otherwise. The only other thing I’d like to see is an option for the 10-day forecast to be displayed as a continuous graph, with lines through the days going up/down for various things like rain chances, temperature, wind, etc.
Free weather app testing
by tippie7 on 2019/10/21 15:16
I downloaded a bunch of weather apps (all free downloads) and put them to the test. I found I like “Weather Bug” the best. It seems to be accurate and you can customize the main page to see the information you feel is important at the top. I have mine set up so that the current temperature (daily high & low temp), wind direction, and wind speed are all showing right when I open the app. Then as I scroll down I see sunrise & sunset times, air quality, closest major fire, closest lightning strikes, and hurricane center. When you swipe to the page on the right it shows the hourly rain forecast for the week. The next page to the right shows the 10 day forecast. The last page to the right shows the weather radar for the area. I like the app because it is easy to use, easy to read, and seems accurate. After settling on this app I did pay the $3 yearly subscription fee to remove adds, just because they are annoying and to support the app.
50/50
by Angelscry2o on 2020/05/25 01:10
I have pins down to watch the weather where I really need to know due to family locations and myself. Today I received a notification stating lightning within 10 miles of a pin. So I open the app to see what was going on. I then send a text to my daughter and asked her if she was enjoying the rain, cause the pin I’ve placed is within 500 ft of her exact location and because the map showed dead on she was getting rain. She replied back it hasn’t rained all day and sent me a pic of the sun shining and ground/pavement bone dry. I sent her a screenshot and she said I need a new weather app cause it’s not accurate to say the least. I’ve been using weather bug a couple years now and prefer it over others. But I really need a more accurate look at the weather in real time. On of my pins is where I have a storage unit that has high tornado possibilities. I need that so I’ll know when and if my belongings get damaged to file a claim with insurance. But my main concerns are my children, grandchildren and other family members. If their internet goes down I’ll never know until after the fact. Please fix this issue ASAP! Thanks
✅ My Primary Weather App
by Hate Bait and Switch Tactics on 2020/11/27 16:37
I've been using this App for over 6 years and haven't had any problems with it whatsoever as of November 27, 2020. I just installed an update manually and after reading some of the other reviews indicating their troubles with updates, I hope it does not create any issues. However, as none of the other updates I've installed over the years have caused me any problems with the App, I do not anticipate this one to. I suffer from spring and fall seasonal allergies and appreciate that pollen and basic allergy information is easily accessible on the App. I have five or six additional weather Apps installed on my iPhone and iPad that I use when severe weather is imminent, but their interfaces do not give me the basic weather information and forecast as easily as Weatherbug. That said, I highly recommend this app. Like another reviewer commented, the WeatherBug interface is clean and concise, and with a quick glance, provides all the detail I seek under normal weather conditions. Kudos to the designers!
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.
Just Average Weather App
by Sundude_99 on 2020/05/16 21:15
Could be a lot better. For example just give us the current weather, a radar map, and the ten day forecast. Get rid of all that multimedia crap. Location services are poor - the app tries to locate you near some related point of interest. For example, it associates my home location with a high school several miles away and tries to locate one of my favorite locations with a mountain (saved location Bartlett, NH - associated POI is Mt Washington, REALLY!). Neither of these locations have weather representative of where I want to see. Lastly, the pop ups when I am trying to look at the radar map are infuriating. Update: 16May - helpful, intuitive, easy to customize. My only suggestions for improvement are indicated above. I’ll start looking at the radar map and some other info will pop up and cover the map. The adverts at the bottom are hilariously bad. Right now there is a picture of an AppleWatch with an insinuation that it is $49 and a picture of Willa Holland reportedly doing something in a casino.
Overall clean look, but needs work
by LV4NMLS on 2020/09/05 13:40
I wanted a weather app that didn’t use up a lot of memory and gave me more information than just the temperature readings. Weather Bug has a clean, well-organized look and feel. I can even organize my home page to show what’s more important to me from top to bottom. Unfortunately, the forecast isn’t the best. We all know weather is moody and changes at the drop of a needle, but it seems as the forecast doesn’t update until a certain time in the morning. So if I’m up in the middle of the night or even just before sun-up, I will get only the current temperature reading and the high/low in the quick view is inaccurate. It will not update until it assumes everyone is awake. Furthermore, the radar only shows you the previous hour’s movement if you select radar, and only one hour future movement if you select future radar. That’s not enough for me. Other apps will show me 3-4 hours in advance of which direction the rain may be moving. In summary, this app could use improvements. It’s just okay.
Deeply wounded me 🥺
by littlesnowcub on 2020/08/26 05:01
This app caused my astraphobia. Now, I was generally afraid of storms already but one day, my good friend used weather bug to check for lightning when we were in the middle of a thunderstorm in the garage once. I asked about whether bug she said it was a great app! So I decided to download it. That was a horrible decision! I’m sorry to the creators of a bug but this app is way too extreme for children!! severe storm watch, life-threatening thunderstorm warning mediately seek shelter life-threatening Lightning and storms. And when I get the more than half the time it’s not evening for where I live!!And it doesn’t update through the day! It was The only resource I trusted. That was a bad decision. you guys don’t update to the day you lie about lightning strikes, and your warnings are way too dramatic and scary!!!!! 😣 This app should be 17+! it scared me so bad!!! Reason I gave this 2 stars is because for a while I loved it and thought I could trust it. But instead it developed my Astraphobia. even though I am getting treatment for it, still I’m always going to have a permanent fear of storms. Thanks to weather bug! (I’m sorry guys weather bug did not cause my astraphobia but it was a ginormous contributing factor)
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.
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.
Stick to your default weather app
by Maurrie on 2019/01/19 16:49
I work for my city plowing snow, cutting grass etc, so knowing the weather is apart of my job because I need to be prepared for random call ins and so on. This app sent me completely off. All day I’m checking my default weather app, and Weather Bug, and they’re saying two completely different things. My default app is saying snow starting Friday night leading into all day Saturday. Weather Bug is saying an hour of snow at 11pm then more light snow from like 4am to 10 am Saturday morning. I stay up doing some late reading cus I of course want to believe the forecast with less snow. At around 11:30pm I check Weather Bug again, and it’s completely changed to snow all night leading into snow all day Saturday. But get this. It keeps switching back and forth between barely any snow, to snow all day. Had my job called me in overnight I would’ve been completely crap out of luck, and exhausted working through early Saturday morning into Saturday evening. To sum things up, I will definitely stick to my default weather app. It’s not the fanciest, buts it’s been pretty accurate so far. Definitely more reliable than Weather Bug.
Spark lightning is my favorite part
by RitaRH5 on 2019/07/04 12:27
A few years ago, I worked at a horse boarding farm. No one lived on site. Any time we had lightning, I could watch for strikes on the property from the safety of my home. There were a few times strikes did occur, and I was able to drive out to check on the animals and fence lines, after it was safe to be outside. Even though I no longer work there, I use this feature regularly. Last fall, there was an F0 tornado that passed one block south of my house. The NWS had not issued a warning, and no sirens were turned on. I received a Tornado Warning alert from Weatherbug, and had time to get dogs, cats, and myself to the basement. Many of my neighbors had been watching the storm from their windows, with no idea they should take cover. If it had been a stronger tornado, most likely lives could have been lost. Thank you Weatherbug for keeping me safe that day.
If you can find a better app - you should leave.
by NoLongerAFanOfThisApp on 2019/12/09 04:22
Because you won’t. Of course there are people who are never happy with anything, so once they go elsewhere others can avoid the negativity and appreciate the differences between WeatherBug and it’s competition. Meteorology has yet to become an exact science. Radar is good. Much easier to access and read than others. Gees, one of its competitor’s radar wouldn’t even appear when prompted. I do **not** miss the numerous ads and videos of other competitors either. As for anyone being able to forecast a 10 day with perfect accuracy (look up the word forecast for the guy who gave 5 stars and complained incessantly)- WeatherBug probably exceeds the others if I cared to research it. I don’t care to. I’ve found an app that’s worthy of keeping and have finally deleted all the other less accurate, money grubbing weather apps.
I regret this app
by Jltx15 on 2019/08/17 11:51
I’ve used this app for years for its lightning info which is very useful (thus 2 stars), but not more than that. I recently got fed up with yahoo weather and tried to switch to weatherbug as my primary weather source. That was a mistake. The interface is horribly slow and locks you out until it loads a million ads. I want to see hourly or 10day, ideally both like other apps, but it makes you press the button 14 times for each individually (waiting for ads). Over the last three months of testing the weather forecast has been very inaccurate, worse than yahoo I was replacing. In one case there was a giant black apocalyptic storm on the horizon. Weatherbug said sunny and 0% rain. So I assumed that storm was on some other course and went biking. Pretty soon the black covered half the sky but weatherbug still insisted 0% rain. Later I felt a few drops and weatherbug now admitted 10% chance. Minutes later it was full on biblical deluge for an hour with flooding. Nice. I’ve tried it in Europe with similar poor results. Deleted.
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.
Inaccurate radar in Central America
by Microminimike on 2019/05/24 07:36
I’ve been dependent on this app for a long time in the USA with much success with the radar and seeing storms approaching all the time but now that I’m here in Mexico for a vacation I’m finding major huge areas of bad storms nowhere on this radar map. I’ve already gotten soaked twice because of this awful no Central America radar. Accuweather has the accurate radar for Mexico and Central America as all I did was google search “weather radar in Mexico”. Right now as I’m writing this review there is some big rain over Mexico City and surrounding cities not to mention a major tropical storm over Honduras but on this weatherbug radar map there’s not a drop of precipitation showing. Yeah you can see other parts of the world and USA but why not Mexico?! I’m seeing major heavy rain and thunder and lighting with my own eyes and I can’t believe this app has let me down so bad here in Mexico after being such a major dependable radar in the USA. Very dissatisfied and disappointed. You guys need to get on the ball and fix this or copy from accuweather or something because I’m totally about to delete this app.
My Dependable Go-to
by GUS THE WONDER DOG on 2019/12/06 17:08
I use weather bug daily. I have settings/cities saved for each person in my family and friends. This allows me to get weather alerts, check in by curiosity, etc. one of my favorite features is storm accuracy; I can see what the radar is showing at any time and any place I am: let’s say I’m out on errands; it begins to rain and thunder. I instantly pull up my location and know how fast the storm is moving, intensity and so on. I can then decide if it’s safe to continue my rounds or stay parked where I am until the storm passes. I also enjoy the layers one can choose to view. I get barometric headaches when fronts are moving nearby; so, I pull up Satellite filter and can see the patterns and movement of the entire weather system, not just precipitation . I’ve tried other apps and keep coming back to weather bug. I won’t leave again!
My go to weather app
by Rob Smelik on 2018/10/26 02:12
I have had a good experience with this app and have been using it for quite a few years. I think it is important to note that this and other weather apps are only as good as the data that feeds them. I live in Northern Virginia and because it is a fairly well populated area the data feeds are updated regularly leading to fairly accurate forecasts. This may not be the same in other areas. Unlike some other reviewers I have found the information to be quite accurate. As far as what is displayed I have always found that this app provides a wide range. From daily and hourly forecasts to live radar and emergency alerts it covers pretty much everything. I pay the yearly subscription to hide the ads which I found annoying. I figure that money helps with future updates and improvements.
My favorite weather app — by far
by Vivideaux on 2018/09/27 02:05
I have tried many weather apps in my day, but Weatherbug tops them all: Tightly linked with National Weather Service data and marvelously easy to use. My wife gets her data from the Weather Channel, which seems fine until you ask the question “Who beats the National Weather Service for meteorological accuracy?” I love the lightning strike feature, which shows strikes that, in my experience, is pretty much instantaneous. I love being able to wake up where I am, or go (or plan to go) anywhere and see a 10-day forecast that you can drill down into, so you are seeing hour-by-hour forecasts. I love the layered, animated weather maps that show me weather patterns here, over the Atlantic, or anywhere else in the world. Weatherbug has always been there for me, rock-solid, and it just seems to keep getting better.
Gulf Coast Area
by PatLouise on 2019/05/10 02:41
Weather reports are accurate and always on point. Warnings and alerts on conditions of current, and future forecasts allows enough time to make whatever needed preparations. During Great weather forecasts, it’s always nice to watch the informative videos about what’s happening in other local, or national locations. The Weather Bug not only informs us about the weather conditions accurately, there are also interesting videos and beautiful photos of our natural environment, various birds, animals, etc. I have enjoyed the Weather Bug app for several years. Whenever a friend shows me their weather app, I tell them that Weather Bug will give you more detailed and accurate information, in any local city area or State. I recommended Weather Bug to family and friends who lives in other states. They love it too!
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.
A Bad Storm was Coming - I Got Weather Alerts for SOMEWHERE ELSE
by Amdavis on 2019/09/08 02:43
I live in Charlottesville, VA. We had a bad storm come through here. It tore up our neighborhood with hail, 60+ knot winds, trees down all around us and power outages. Yet, we did NOT get a weather bug alert for the coming storm - I’ve been getting alerts for Boston, MA. I emailed customer support and asked, “Why do I keep getting weather alerts for Boston? I live in Charlottesville.” Yet, their reply was: =-=-= 1. Could you please let us know the location that you have deleted? 2. What type of alert do you receive for that deleted location? 3. Was the deleted location a saved location or just a location that was visited? =-=-= What in the heck are they talking about? I never said ANYTHING about deleting a location. This tells me they didn’t find it important enough to actually READ my email. They did finally get back to me with some logical things to look at. They asked if the wrong city was selected for alerts. It wasn’t. I deleted the app and reloaded it and I’m getting alerts for MY city now. That’s a step in the right direction. I’m still a little frustrated that someone in the beginning didn’t read my email and just tossed some non-pertinent email at me. I also would like to have received an alert for my area when that storm was coming. Almost two weeks later and we’re still cleaning up the damage.
Can’t predict RAIN.??
by leanerMEANER on 2020/08/04 15:27
Enough others have already said it. Weather Bug can NOT predict rain. It’s been raining on me several times and I’ve jumped on the app to get an idea when it may clear up but it showed no rain in my state even when I zoomed in tight. It showed precip in areas around me but they were an hour or two or even more drive away. If the rest of the features were not as good as they were I would’ve given it 1 star. UPDATE 8*4*20 Hurricane Isaias is blasting past NJ right now. Severe rain and winds. The hourly prediction for rain is between 50-40% and it’s been POURING out for the past few hours. My gutters are overflowing. It’s just unbelievable how inaccurate the rain prediction continues to be as I’m in my house looking out my window concerned about the tree behind my house coming down and hearing the rain literally pounding on the side of my house. Winds are over 35 mph currently and gusting much higher. I’ll only keep this app for a couple of it’s other features. Predict rain.?? Not a chance.
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.
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.
My New Favorite Weather App
by wasteoftym on 2017/09/29 23:59
I had been using Wunderground for the past few years, but when we experienced a recent heatwave with high humidity out here in SoCal I was checking the humidity levels daily on Wunderground and it was giving me numbers that were way off. My body can tell the difference between high humidity and low, and I was feeling it. Yet Wunderground was reporting the humidity at levels like 36%. Um....no way! This kept being consistently wrong for weeks, so I downloaded a couple new apps to try instead. Weather Bug was the best of the bunch. I like the way it's laid out and how it reads on my screen. I find it to be consistently accurate. I'd even buy a paid version to get rid of the ads. They are only mildly annoying, but I prefer my apps that I use a lot to be ad-free. Give it a try!
The main weather app I use.
by Thehoneymooner on 2020/07/06 18:39
Thank you Weather Bug! I’m a bit of a weather buff myself, and I love this app!! It has everything a weather buff could want! If someone were to ask me what I’d like to have on a weather app, I’d say everything on Weather Bug!! There’s just one thing that I’d add. It’s a map overlay that shows where hail is and isn’t. It shows it moving just a storm cell, but it represents hail only. I saw this very thing on a pilot’s phone app. I think it was an app specifically for pilots. However, if Weather Bug were to make this a in-app purchase, I would have it for sure! I would use it mainly during severe weather season in Texas. But these days you might find severe weather at other times of the year. Just a suggestion. Overall, I’m very happy with Weather Bug. Thank you!!
Love this weather app but...
by Charmed824 on 2018/10/01 15:02
This has been my “go to” app for weather for years. I love the hourly information, especially the hourly dew point info. However, over the last month or so, the app freezes up, takes forever to refresh or load when clicking between the different options (hourly, 10 day, etc). I hope these glitches will be fixed! UPDATE: This app still doesn’t seem as accurate. It will say one thing for the current conditions, but the hourly condition shows something completely different. And the dew point is never accurate. Currently it says the dew point is 39 but my local Tv station weather app shows the dew point is 51. Plus, I don’t like how I have to scroll all the way down to view the current observations..that info should be right there when you open the app so it’s quick and easy.
Can't arrange NOW page
by montanabobw on 2018/03/31 12:46
My favorite weather app. The info provided is most often more accurate than other apps. I would give the app 5 stars except for: 1) Prior versions allowed the various segments of the NOW page (wind, lightning, UV, etc.) to be rearranged to the user's liking. That ability has unfortunately disappeared. Like another user below, I don't want the new air quality segment at the top of the list. It's good info but it's just not as important to me as other info. In fact, I'd probably put it at or near the end of the list. 2) I've never understood the "flopping around" (various info blinking) that occurs when the app is started. Eventually, after a few seconds, it settles down and stops flopping. It's done this for me for many many versions and on a number of different devices. I write apps for a living. There should be no flopping.
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
Not accurate - all about selling your location info
by KB Traveler on 2020/05/16 17:53
I have used WeatherBug ever since Automated Weather Source first developed it. Unfortunately something has changed and I find the quality of its actual and forecast weather to have declined, especially in the last year. Yesterday was the perfect example with WeatherBug showing 0% chance of rain for every hour of the day, while we experienced constant rain showers instead. What I didn’t know was that AWS sold WeatherBug to Ground Truth (xAd). Their website describes themselves as the “largest location-based advertising platform in the world”. Yep their business model is all about selling your phone’s location information (even when the app is closed) - not providing you excellent/accurate weather forecasting. Sad because AWS had a great weather model, collaborating with educational institutions and local communities such as my own. So if your business/occupation is like mine and you require accurate weather forecasting, maybe it is time to look elsewhere.
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Download the most popular free weather app powered by the largest professional weather network in the world! WeatherBug is easy to use and provides forecasts for your every need, from storm warnings to pollen levels. Our weather network delivers the fastest alerts and the best real-time forecasts (current, hourly and 10-day). The weather app has 18 different weather maps, including: Doppler radar, lightning, wind, temperature, alerts, pressure, and humidity. Join the millions who rely on WeatherBug for weather forecasts every day! “I love WeatherBug! It’s always accurate & is the first place I go for up-to-the minute weather!” –iOS User WEATHERBUG FEATURES: YOUR WEATHER FORECAST • Real-Time Pinpoint Forecasts: Get the most accurate current, hourly and 10-day weather forecasts • Enhanced Interactive Map: Visualize weather conditions with 19 weather maps • Lifestyle Forecasts: Know how the weather will impact your trips, workouts, allergies, chronic pain and much more • Weather Widget: Customize your alerts and display with weather widgets • Weather Alerts: get alerted to weather conditions and storms TRACK ANY CONDITION • North American Doppler Radar: Doppler radar across the US, Canada, Mexico, Alaska & Hawaii • PulseRad® Radar: radar for many international locations using patented Earth Networks Total Lightning Network® technology. • Spark Lightning Alerts: get minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile lightning proximity alerts • Hurricane Center: hurricane forecasts and changing conditions stay informed • Fire Center: global fire data to know when you are at risk • Winter Weather: Plan ahead with our 10-day snow depth forecast and stay safe in severe winter conditions with our real-time snow storm alerts MORE THAN JUST RAIN • Pollen Count: Keep your allergies in check by knowing what the local pollen conditions are like • Real-Time Traffic Conditions: View local traffic conditions to better plan your day • Air Quality: Get an in-depth look at the air quality around you • Precise Weather Details: Wind speed, UV index, weather observations and more LARGEST WEATHER NETWORK • Forecasts for 2.6 million+ locations worldwide • Largest total lightning detection network • 10,000+ professional-grade weather stations • Live weather & traffic cameras FASTEST WEATHER ALERTS • Get notified of severe weather 50% faster with our Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts • Receive all NWS and NOAA watches and warnings APPLE WATCH SUPPORT • Get vital weather information directly on your Apple Watch, including alerts, glances, and complications CONNECT WITH US • Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WeatherBug • Follow us on Twitter - @WeatherBug • Check us out on Instagram - @weatherbug • Check out WeatherBug's YouTube weather channel broadcast here: https://www.youtube.com/user/WeatherBugVideo Download the weather forecast app used and loved by millions, awarded the "Best Weather App" in 2019 and 2016 by Mediapost Appy Awards. Also, voted the “Best Weather App for iPads” by AppPicker, and “Best App for Moms” by Parent Magazine: WeatherBug! This app may include “Interest-Based Ads” (see https://www.weatherbug.com/legal/privacy#AC) for more information) and may collect or share “Precise Location Data” (see https://www.weatherbug.com/legal/privacy#PLD for more information).
What happened??
by Ylangest on 2021/01/18 05:50
This used to be a great app, but like many apps that start out great, this one got really bad on so many levels. On the rare occasions that it does load, it’s slower than molasses. You seem to have gunked it up with all kinds of junk! Sometimes (when it does load) the weather temperature displayed is way off. I’m not talking a degree or two off...more like 30 degrees off!! Sad to see an app I used to really like a lot deteriorate so much so fast. Getting ready to ditch it. Edit: I brought it down from two stars to one. Horribly slow, if it even opens, that is. Freezes. Again, I really USED TO love this app. Now, it’s barely functional. I just did the latest update, hoping the previous issues would be resolved. They weren’t. Worse, in fact. I didn’t get rid of it after my last review because I remained hopeful that it would be restored to the way it was when I first got it - and loved it - past tense. Now, I’m done. One less tracking app on this phone. Bye.
Good app!
by Jdjduducnrnrhfuvvu on 2021/01/17 21:15
Good app!
Air Quality Alert
by Macinmar on 2021/01/17 20:49
What the heck is measured in Air Quality and who does it? Users were blissful in their ignorance before you added it and, at least in my location, are now cautioned to stay indoors more often than not! This is Florida people, where we live so we can be outdoors.
Favorite Weather App
by Coco of Steeler Nation on 2021/01/17 14:40
For local weather info, you cannot do better than Weatherbug.
Weather Bug
by Crashing Every Time I play on 2021/01/17 14:36
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 I like This Weather Bug App I Helps me plan mine Weekend I Like this App it’s very good I can plan my weekend And work day thank you for Doing A Good job on this app
Easy to use
by Garas 24 on 2021/01/17 13:58
Accurate, easy to use, gives you the info you want.
Weatherbug
by betn2nature on 2021/01/17 12:33
Love this app! Temp is always in line with my digital outdoor thermometer. Almost always solid predictions. Thanks Weatherbug!!
Cannot sign up
by 88Diesels on 2021/01/17 10:38
I keep getting invalid information when trying to sign up.
Slow
by Bradwa on 2021/01/17 07:38
This app was working great until recently. Now it takes forever to open...if it even opens at all.
The best
by lsjdndmxnndjwo on 2021/01/17 01:19
Use app daily
App is reading what’s on my clipboard without permission
by cryptoCP on 2021/01/16 20:28
Unlocked my phone while weatherbug was opened and saw the notification that weatherbug had pasted my clipboard from a banking app. Big no no and a huge privacy concern. Been a great few years but it’s time to move on.
Inaccurate
by TheRealLadyShine on 2021/01/16 14:23
It is snowing here, and Weather Bug says no precipitation today.
Excellent
by SaintRaven on 2021/01/16 14:16
Clearly my favorite weather app. Easy to use and it looks the best to me. Not cluttered. Runs well on every phone or iPad I have had.
It’s good.
by SincityFox on 2021/01/16 11:15
Could be a bit faster to boot up.
For The Most Part Accurate
by My Experience on 2021/01/16 08:12
This app forecast is about as accurate as most other weather apps and television meteorologists. A few days out is pretty accurate but beyond that it’s 50/50.
GREAT APP 👍🏻
by Sugar Ray Hub on 2021/01/15 22:56
Very fast and convenient with ALL at your fingertips
Weather Bug app
by stone wall willie on 2021/01/15 22:37
I love weather bug.
More unpredictable than the weather itself
by TheRealPinkyG on 2021/01/15 22:20
Twice in the last week, we had freezing temps in the deep south that caused the roads to freeze and caused many traffic accidents, yet there were no weather alerts or warnings for my area. This kind of thing has been happening more and more in the last few months. It’s also a sluggish app. I rely much more on other weather apps now.
Favorite weather app
by Bneuch on 2021/01/15 19:23
Keeps us getting outside & dressed right for every occasion!
Weather
by CBB Noles on 2021/01/15 14:42
My biggest problem is very slow pulling up weather. Sometimes it will not pull it up at all. When it works it is actually correct!
Favorite Ap for local weather
by Shebs54 on 2021/01/15 14:06
This is my favorite Ap for local weather. It’s especially good for being aware of weather and outdoor activities. If you do any outdoor sports, including Golf, it’s good to know whether there is a possibility of lightning or other dangerous weather events that might affect your outdoor activity.It’s also easy to switch back-and-forth to other locations in terms of planning travel for packing for a trip.
Use it every day
by MelladoS91 on 2021/01/15 12:54
Easiest way to track weather systems while being on the road all the time
Excellent Application
by Beau Mck on 2021/01/15 10:10
Best weather app
WeatherBug
by Jan-714 on 2021/01/15 04:28
This is the easiest and best site to check the weather for our area. Love it. Thanks WeatherBug. Update: still love this site for weather checks. I use it all the time. Update 8/2019: Still love this weather check site. Again thanks WeatherBug. 😉 Update 9/2020: Would like to see a weather map with radar forecast that shows what to expect over next several hours. Update 1/14/21: I reiterate Weather Bug could be improved with addition of radar forecast map to include few hours ahead of present time.
My go to for weather
by mona in midwest on 2021/01/14 15:41
I have tried other apps but I always come back to Weather Bug. It is the most accurate I found with ability to quickly show me other locations.
Great weather forecast!
by Mhockey0405 on 2021/01/14 13:32
Love the local weather conditions in my town. It is the most accurate. The news stations do not always include out town’s temperature and conditions.
Plagued with ads
by orkwood T Watt on 2021/01/14 02:31
Used to love this app and I’ve used it for years. Updated 2 weeks ago after at least a year of ignoring the updates and now it’s plagued with ads. They appear over the info you want to see and it’s extremely distracting. I sincerely regret updating the app. I wish I could go back.
It is really the BEST !!!
by Helen2Roy on 2021/01/13 23:56
Easy to use... Weather in motion is great... Plus all the other great features amateurs and even pros like.
A long time user
by Motion Lotion on 2021/01/13 23:38
Starting using this app in the early 90s and it’s still my favorite.
Used to be good
by symonwill on 2021/01/13 23:23
I’ve used this app for years and it used to be great. Lately I’ve noticed though that it keeps sending me alerts for non-weather related things. Not sure whose idea that was. Uninstalling after many years.
Better than others
by Llsteph on 2021/01/13 15:50
My husband has one of the other National weather forecasting apps. We live in Oklahoma so the weather is very difficult to predict and is constantly changing. Every morning, while having our coffee, he will tell me the forecast for the next few days. Then I reach for my phone to see if he is right. Sometimes they are similar but my Weather Bug app is typically better at getting the weather right and keeping up with the changes. It is fun to be right about the weather 😁 Thanks Weather Bug for letting me win those discussions!!
Location
by cassyrollica on 2021/01/13 15:03
I put my location on top and I still get the weather reports from a location I was in 4 months ago.
One of my favorite
by Lazyvern on 2021/01/13 14:42
I love checking the weather. This is one of my favorite apps of all the apps. It’s free and gives you the info you want without too many ads. Love the 10 day and the radar and the other user feedback.
Use Every Day
by bassclarman on 2021/01/13 13:10
Weatherbug is my go-to weather app. It's easy to navigate and and gives me the information I need. It's on my phone, iPad, and Apple watch.
Finally found a decent replacement for ruined WeatherUnderground app :)
by MargoRed on 2021/01/13 02:05
So sad TWC bought and ruined my favorite WeatherUnderground app. Finally found a decent replacement :) I just wish the precipitation tools were more accurate. It’s currently snowing here and the app says 0% chance of precitation.
Good Weather App
by bite me this is annoying on 2021/01/12 23:28
I have used Weather Bug for years. I prefer it over many others like the Weather Channel (Weather Channel app works well for tracking tropical storms and other large events). As it is easier to navigate and it’s easy to use the functions built into it. Weather Bug also has more useful features for those that are interested in more than the days weather forecast.
Great app
by DondiCorizon on 2021/01/12 20:19
One of the best weather apps I’ve used thus far
Weather or not?
by Von-Bushnagle on 2021/01/12 17:41
I like the ease of use. Other apps that take you to the internet for the rest of their features bugs me. I haven’t dove into deeper features like signing in; actually considering the $19.99 upgrade if all goes well there. I only use Wi-Fi, so speed a non-issue. I would recommend this app. 👍
Thriftyrvdrifters
by NDakPlowboy on 2021/01/12 13:35
We are part time RVers and the weather is Very important on travel days and weather bug is one of two weather apps we rely on 👩🏻‍🌾🐕🧑‍🌾🇺🇸
Excellent weather forecasting
by strjr on 2021/01/12 04:12
Accurate forecast and guicker reporting than our local news stations.
What’s going on?
by GinnyGT on 2021/01/12 02:04
Weather Bug used to be my favorite weather App, but sometimes I can’t even get it to even give the temp. It is sooo slow, what’s up? ☹️
Taiwan is a country
by doubledragon55555 on 2021/01/11 23:34
It’s absurd that this app list cities in Taiwan as China. Taiwan is not part of China.
ThirdTimesACharm
by k9man53 on 2021/01/11 19:43
I love this APP after the third time of downloading it. The first and second, woke up to see what the weather was and it was blank, for the rest of the morning. I expected it to be working anytime, unless an update was in the works. But, after the second crash, I wrote a review and the developers responded with a suggested fix. It worked. For a developer to respond, means a lot to me. So many do not.
Best Weather App
by Marcus Cove on 2021/01/11 18:37
Closest predictions!
What’s the temp?
by auntjake on 2021/01/11 18:12
So, is it currently 50 degrees on Alameda CA, as per the hourly list or 56 degrees, as per the “NOW” reading? Not sure why I gave it even 3 stars; just wanting to be nice I guess
Update glitches
by bluevenn on 2021/01/11 14:35
Videos have no sound, map goes blank when expanding.
Can't predict weather at all!!!!!
by Mrkjvs on 2021/01/11 14:29
I've noticed over the past 6 months, that WeatherBug predicting weather has been failing considerably . I'm uninstalling it, there's accuweather and others that do a little bit better job. And that orange thing that pops up that says "high thunderstorm probability" I CAN LOOK OUT MY WINDOW AND SEE THAT!!!!, because you only put it on there when there's storms around us. We can see them!!!! It seems as if you’ll put the weather updates on your app, as it’s happening around us, we can see that by being out and about, someone needs to come up with a lot better way of predicting weather the right way. Because you can’t even plan anything around weatherbug.
Great weather app
by Dncn123 on 2021/01/11 04:56
Accurate weather, especially when looking at the hourly forecasts for in a unique weather environment.
My go to
by vegas_lineman on 2021/01/10 22:56
Two thumbs up
I love it ❤️
by Delphine Mckinney on 2021/01/10 21:36
I love it ❤️
Must have app
by CHL girl on 2021/01/10 19:30
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!
Better alt then Weather app from IOS
by B smitty897 on 2021/01/10 16:56
Better alternative then what comes with the phone.
Spot On
by daspirit1 on 2021/01/10 16:43
For the most part outdoes our local tv weather prognosticators and it’s only a click away and always on. Good job guys and gals.
Excelente app
by Joelestivenso12 on 2021/01/10 16:05
Tiene un buen look and feels, las alertas llegan con anticipación
Great App, Slow Load
by Nicegamezynga on 2021/01/10 15:52
I love all the information the app provides but there is such a slow upload I’ve debated using other apps.
Love it.
by Celtic214 on 2021/01/10 14:18
Love it ❤️❤️❤️❤️
They ruined a great app
by stéphane of cape cod on 2021/01/10 14:01
The app used to be great. Easy to use, clear, all I needed. Now they have a gambling spinning slot machine flying around the screen that is visually distracting and incredibly annoying. I’m looking for a new weather app.
Best free weather app.
by WildOrigin on 2021/01/10 13:30
I think the “Bug” appeals to the youth culture. The younger generation is almost pathologically risk averse (scared of everything). Why else would you need a prominent lightning report. Who tracks the nearest lightning strike? We might as well add a feature to track asteroids. An asteroid strike on earth or on our moon for that matter would certainly create a significant “weather event.”
Aggravating notification
by POC TX on 2021/01/10 12:06
Since the last update I constantly receive a notification advising me to always allow location. I have never had to do this in the past. It comes up every time you move from location to location and even moving screen to screen. Notified weather bug but no resolution and it’s been about a month. Guess it’s time to find another weather app!!!
I like it
by Frank talks on 2021/01/10 10:57
App is laid out well. Could boost to 5 stars if they had a station closer to our camp
Great weather app.
by Larry Lams on 2021/01/10 05:28
Loads fast, good graphics and dependable.
Wind
by Mickey0000 on 2021/01/09 23:44
01-08-21 at 17:31: Hi y’all, I like how the wind is displayed on the home page. TY 17:44
My evaluation
by It maters on 2021/01/09 22:07
I am glad to have access to a great source of weather information and forecasts. The one thing that I don’t appreciate is the sensual advertising that is dispersed throughout the weather information. If that would not be part of it I would greatly appreciate it.
Overall Pretty Good
by JJackieT on 2021/01/09 19:40
This is a good app overall. However, the hourly temperatures don’t match up to the high and low temperatures on the Now page.
Location feature needs to be fixed!
by XCalliber927 on 2021/01/09 17:11
It’s constantly tracking my location even when it’s not open. And I have that setting set to only when using the app
PopUp Clutter
by NCmtnman64 on 2021/01/09 15:53
For several weeks now opening the site initiates a permission popup that requires an extra effort to clear it and view. This has ruined the site and I’m moving on.
Widget just a short cut
by KZRev on 2021/01/09 13:51
I love the weather bug and was excited to see there was a widget however when I installed it on my widget screen I don’t see a glance of my location weather. When you tap it it takes you to the WeatherBug. This is unlike other weather widgets that show you your location weather forecast etc. This is just a shortcut to the Weather Bug App which I already have on my home screen so what good is that? The whole point of a widget is you should just be able to glance at it and see the weather versus go into the app. Disappointed, maybe future versions will get better?
Weather Bug
by collabro girl on 2021/01/09 13:23
It is always updated. Let’s me know if a storm is approaching. I love the lightening strikes distance.
Great
by 37);?:/)2$;$;)):);6;); on 2021/01/09 13:07
Love the app! Lags sometimes but most of the time it does what I need it to do. And I would recommend it if you need a easy weather app. Also if you have children who are learning how to tell the weather!!!!🤗
Only Weather App I Trust!
by FuelWithSpark on 2021/01/09 12:48
Weather Bug is usually the accurate one when apps give conflict information. It’s pretty much the only one I turn to now.
Slower then a turtle
by Little B from Ohio on 2021/01/09 06:25
I have had this app for over a year use to really like this app and never had an issue but for the last few weeks it’s been terribly slow loading and most the time it completely shuts down and I have to start the extremely slow loading process again. Please fix it so I can give it a higher rating .
Mostly reliable
by Risty Shackleferd on 2021/01/09 01:46
90 percent of the time this app is accurate and updates quickly. Easy to use.
Great weather app
by 5554567 on 2021/01/09 01:45
So easy to use and very informative. During thunderstorms I always go to “Lightning Alert” and watch where the lightning hits are. Love it.
Great App!!!
by Afrog 24 on 2021/01/08 22:40
I love this app!!! I trust it more than my weather app that comes in my phone! I feel like it is accurate and I love that I get weather updates every time there is a concern near me. They have thought of it all!! This app is great!!!!
Some very useful features.
by Kjr12521 on 2021/01/08 20:16
My go-to app for daily and ten-day forecasts. I like the colors on their temperature map which makes it easy to read and understand. Had some trouble paying for ad-free but the problem went away a few days later. I contacted the developer and got a helpful response.
Really helpful app! Love it!
by a wheels weather on 2021/01/08 19:14
I used Weatherbug for the two years that I lived in South Florida, and for these past two years in North Carolina. When I first moved to Florida I did try some other apps and they just were not good enough. I am very reliant on having weather information and Weatherbug has been a really great help. I especially appreciate the Lightning tracker! It’s helped keep me safe for sure. It has a lot of other very useful information too. I can also keep track of weather, fires, etc., in other cities/regions where my family lives. It has a very user friendly interface and I can set up the home screen in the order I prefer. I also LOVE the short mostly weather-centric videos of people, animals, and landscapes that I probably would never otherwise see. I use it every single day and I’ve never had any issues with it. The past couple days it’s been loading a little slower than usual, but that happens from time to time with most apps. Not a big deal. I have recommended this app to family and friends because it’s a good one!
Best App for Fishing Conditions
by Djtainment on 2021/01/08 18:18
I use this constantly to plan Fishing trips to the coast. The warnings are extremely clear and helpful for safety with the ocean patterns . Great when traveling as well since I can check different areas I save to stay in the know of how to prepare. Get rid of the apps that come with your phone and use this instead
I use this for my boating
by dfiibgg on 2021/01/08 18:16
Its accurate and it gives me what I need to know to be safe. The wind is accurate.
Great app
by zonker5 on 2021/01/08 05:16
Best weather app I have found. Needs a way to edit what is shown; I’d like to be able to delete things I don’t need like cameras and pictures. They just clutter the screen.
🥰
by 7Cam11 on 2021/01/08 03:43
🥰🥰🥰🥰
Hate the widget
by Bderemo on 2021/01/08 03:31
Whats the point of the widget? It always displays a question mark. You have tap on it, open the app then see the display. Defeats the idea of it all together.
Decent
by SNOWFLAKETRIGGER on 2021/01/08 00:08
One of the better weather apps.
Accurate by the hour
by RoxieBlackbear on 2021/01/07 19:57
Weather in Colorado becomes pretty unpredictable, not knowing what will happen next hour or when clouds move away. Helps my planning to start or quit the project. Or ride my motorcycle. Now and then, bug shows up but solved pretty quickly. Consider this app pretty dependable. Am able know weather changes within the hour but 3-4 day’s changes.. still have to check THAT DAY OF PLAN.
Great weather help
by mlfpoetry on 2021/01/07 15:12
The majority of the time weather bug loads good but on my new iPhone there have been a few days loading has been a little slow. I appreciate the warnings which alert my husband to unplug appliances computer etc. yesterday we had spark lightning rather than just lightning. I never heard of spark lightning. Weather bug gives more information than the plain weather app. But I would appreciate the ad icons to not be there. Weather bug is great!
Number one for the weather
by okpar123 on 2021/01/07 14:14
I love easy navigation, precise forecasts and nice graphics!
Luv weatherbug
by shine-ie on 2021/01/07 13:44
Weatherbug keeps me informed and updated on our weather. It keeps me prepared. Thank you weatherbug
Good weather app
by Zagnut on 2021/01/07 13:25
I like this app! I love the up to the minute radar! Thank you!
Very accurate
by Zulu Warlord on 2021/01/07 01:56
Probably the best weather app I’ve used. I use this if I don’t go online to the NWS & I love the lightening strikes reporting!
Quick
by DelilahDog on 2021/01/06 23:39
Easy to glance at before heading out to walk the dog. Pretty accurate for that.
Best Weather App by far
by BeBopDeluxe on 2021/01/06 21:43
For years, Weather Bug has always been a lot faster in all aspects & more accurate than all the other weather app, including The Weather Channel app!
Very accurate weather app
by LindaY in CLE on 2021/01/06 18:00
I love weather bug for my local weather! I also use it to look ahead when I’m traveling to the places where I will be staying. I find it to be exceedingly accurate and very helpful in my planning.
Great!
by JRH-123 on 2021/01/06 16:56
I find it quick and accurate.
GOOD!
by Papa fey on 2021/01/06 15:04
Never had any issues, far better accuracy than others! I recommend!
Easy to use
by Queenduna on 2021/01/06 14:11
Usually quite accurate and always has regular updates.
The bug is cute
by CuteLil Ol Bug on 2021/01/06 01:28
Good info, runs a bit slow unless it’s on house wifi. Overall it’s a good app that does what it’s supposed to
Widget Does Not Work
by KnowNaMe on 2021/01/05 23:10
Last email response I got from weather bug’s support stated there is no timeframe for when the widget “?” icon issue will be resolved. I’d rather they remove the functionality until they can get it working than to have a broken feature. Original post: The Widget displays a question mark instead of the current temperature. You have to open the app and allow it to update for the widget to then temporarily display the temperature. I’ve checked that the appropriate location and background refresh settings are correct.
JJM
by 1964jjm on 2021/01/05 22:53
It’s great, nice to have it, thank you!
Almost perfect. Almost
by Crcoleqwertyuiiopp on 2021/01/05 19:36
I love this app. It is accurate and precise. Having the ability to rearrange the sections is the major reason for the 5 stars. Many features like video, photo sharing and social application have ruined many apps by littering them with garbage. This one does not over do that aspect and the ability to banish those sections to the bottom of tinge page is huge for me. My only complaint is that feedback area on the app doesn’t work anymore leaving no other choice than appealing here. Please stop the pop up asking for me to activate location services to full time. I do not wish to and ha Eminem set while using for a reason This is a battery drain
weather
by rckidd2 on 2021/01/05 19:27
good at telling u the weather for today!
Terribly slow and contradicting
by King of Rancho Cucamonga on 2018/07/09 22:47
It’s horribly slow to load any new info without jumping through hoops. Start switching cities, close out of it completely to name a couple and the radar is spotty at best. What I mean is huge chunks of the radar image are missing, conveniently it’s usually missing around the area I’m trying to look at. Does me no good if the nearest radar image is 200 miles away. Also the hourly and the 10 day rarely if ever jive. 10 day forecast may say %80 chance of storms this afternoon, the hourly will say sunny the whole time with %0 chance of rain and I suppose I could check the radar but oh wait, it doesn’t work. This app used to be absolutely perfect when I first got it in 2012 but now it’s just a headache. It’d be great if you fixed it but it is free so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much. So a few days later they claimed to have looked into the issue and corrected it. I’m telling you I wish everyone worked like these guys! It’s fixed and works flawlessly! The level of support and attention they paid to my measly whining is outstanding. You guys are top notch, thank you. I work outside so having a good weather app is important and you guys are spot on
All weather apps seem to be inaccurate
by xlemnrty on 2018/12/03 15:05
Is it me, or are others experiencing the same issues of inaccurate, not up-to-date weather no matter what app? It seems they all use the same local stations that must be very delayed in their updates to the various apps. Seriously ALWAYS off several degrees, and as for precipitation percentages, they’re so useless, I have begun to laugh at my own gullibility. A couple of mornings ago was so typical ... I wanted to take a bike ride and began looking at the forecast the prior evening showing ZERO chance of rain the next morning. Re-checked the next morning, and same ZERO % chance so I got dressed for my ride, pumped my tires, raised the garage door, when it began to rain ALL DAY. I re-checked the forecast an hour or so later, and the entire hourly forecast had changed. THE KICKER is that this same app has the audacity to provide a TEN DAY forecast 🤣🤣🤣. And almost as bad ... my gullibility to keep checking 🤔🤔🤔. Anyway, I think I’ll go back to the “stick my head out the door” method ... it’s more predictable. I get a bit of a chuckle when folks compare the presentation of info in reviews ... who cares about presentation if the data is unusable. Again ... this doesn’t seem to be a Weatherbug only issue as I have had the same experience with all four of the apps I’ve tried. It seems that the OLD-fashioned TV weather reports are more accurate the night before than the purported “real-time” weather apps.
My favorite weather app is screwed up
by TexGreenEyes on 2019/06/28 17:56
This has been my go-to weather app for years. It gets used multiple times a day, and has never given a hint of trouble. Scratch the glowing praises now because with this last update the app crashes on start-up. I followed the developer’s advice found in a response to someone else’s recent complaint and deleted/re-downloaded the app. Bad idea. The app started up once, and then promptly stopped working again, and I lost all my settings for no good reason. Come on, guys. Don’t let such a good app cause this much frustration. The second star I’m giving is based on my hope that you’ll get this fixed ASAP. Update: Shortly after I posted my review the app started working as expected. Then this morning, just 3 days later, it’s back to crashing at startup. I do not want to uninstall/reinstall again, as I did that before you suggested it in response to my original review. It didn’t work then. I hope this usually excellent app is mended soon. Update #2: It’s been about a week since my first update, and while the app is working better, it still occasionally crashes at startup. This happens about once every other day. I don’t know if it’s related, but the problem seems to occur when I first open the app and I’m not on wifi. Anyway, I’ve updated my stars accordingly.
Build me up, just to break me down
by The Mr's Mrs. on 2018/07/10 10:31
Downloaded WeatherBug app about 2 weeks ago and really liked it and then... the update. Initially, I was quite impressed and pleased with the push notification weather alerts for severe weather. I especially liked that the weather alerts would push to my phone at least 15 minutes before any of my other - even local - weather apps and that they even had a “dangerous storm warning” notification, which was correct each time I received it. The widget worked wonderfully as well and was probably my second favorite feature. Enter the update. Dun dun DUUUNNNN! It completely killed everything I enjoyed and appreciated about the app. I’ve not received a single push notification since nor has the widget been functional despite deleting the app and all its data from both my phone and AppStore account. The widget simply asks that I open the app and agree to TOU and PP, which is not even an option. You agree to the TOU upon initial launch of the app but that does not give the widget functionality. I also dislike that I am unable to remove the township that the app has deemed my home/current location and set it to the correct area as it is mistakenly locating me in another town. Sadly and disappointedly I am deleting the app permanently unless the next version, which seem to be released monthly, remedies these debilitating flaws and restores the app to its previous performance and reliability.
Best weather app i could download
by W0LF1E_B00M on 2019/12/25 11:03
First off I want to start by saying that this app is accurate. I live in a place that gets nasty snowstorms, and its nice to know in advance when I should be prepared to shovel the driveway or get out the snow gear. The radar is really good and I enjoy watching it while I watch the storm on my covered front porch. The one thing I'm not a huge fan of is the ads, but the makers of the app beed to make money somehow so it’s understandable. But my favorite part is how you can customize the page so whatever you want to show up towards the top, will show up towards the top. I must say, i have had three other apps and with this one, the alerts are on parr with what the national weather service applies to your location. Last thing ( I promise !) Is that when an alert is issued to one of the locations i have set, it sends me a notification even if its not the location i have pulled up on the home page. So i get a LOT of weather notifications, once again, its manageable though and interesting to see what the weather is doing at the other locations! That you for taking time to read this and happy holidays!
Used to be better
by brad34785 on 2018/02/22 15:27
When I first downloaded this app several years ago it used to load information much faster, and more consistently. Now, many years and updates later, it rarely even loads any information when i am connected to wifi. The app will open and load the temperature on the home (default) screen when connected to wifi, but I have to turn off the wifi on my iphone, ensure I am connected to my cellular network, and switch between the “now”, “hourly”, and “10 Day” tabs in order to get the app to load information. It started doing this over a year ago. Initially I thought my Wi-Fi connection at home was just poor, but it turns out that I have the same problem connected to any Wi-Fi signal. I have also had this problem with 2 separate iphones. I occasionally delete the app and redownload it just to see if the problem may be a fluke, but I always end up with the same problem. This used to be my favorite weather app, but now I am exploring other apps because of my frustration with this issue. I still love the weather bug app, and in my opinion it has the very best radar maps of any app available. I just hate having to go through so many steps in order to get this app to function the way it is intended to. Please fix this!!!!!
Decent App
by evan.cooperman on 2018/09/27 15:33
Weatherbug is a decent app and I can’t decide whether to give it 3 or 4 stars. I guess I’ll go with 4 because I have only 1 major complaint, though it does bother the heck out of me. I use Weatherbug for my weather most of the time, but one of the biggest complaints I have is that it does not update throughout the day. For example if the forecast is 75 degrees and sunny but it’s only 60 degrees and is raining, the app accurately displays the temperature and weather as of this moment, but the forecast doesn’t update to take the changes into account. If it’s 5:59pm and it’s 60 degrees and raining, obviously at 6:00pm it’s not going to be 75 degrees and sunny! If the app would update with new data based on unforeseen weather patterns I would be much happier with it and would probably update to 5 stars. That, and if somehow they could figure out how to forecast more accurately! I know that is a bigger and more global problem to solve, and is not limited to this app, but here in Chicago the forecast is maybe correct (or close to correct) 50% of the time. I feel like it’s gotten worse over the years, but that’s probably just because our weather has gotten more erratic and is harder to predict now than it used to be.
there’s no key for the Alerts map layer :(
by laila jenkins on 2020/06/26 21:37
i’ve been using weather bug for several years now and it definitely my favorite (i also have the NOAA Weather app and Dark Sky). however, i something i wish would go back to how it used to be is on the Alerts map layer. i live in the midwest so there are lots of severe thunderstorms and frequent tornado risk, so i really rely on that map layer. when i first got the app, the Alerts layer had a key for what the colors and lines meant (severe thunderstorm alert, flash flood watch, tornado watch, etc.) but for the last year or so it seems, that key disappeared and i don’t know what some of the colors mean. i can usually infer for flash flood or thunderstorm based on the radar, but that’s actually something that’s frustrating, since i don’t know what they all mean. pretty sure the key disappeared for other layers too, but those are less important to know specifically what they mean (id like to know when and where tornado watches are), and are easier to guess about. idk if that’s just an issue on my end (don’t think i changed any settings tho), or if the app actually changed, but if that was fixed or changed back to having the key, this would absolutely be 5 stars, since it’s still my favorite weather app.
Better than other “top” weather apps
by HomemadePancakes on 2020/04/19 21:32
I’ve been using this app for a few months and find it to be the best app for tracking air quality. I love that this app can track AQ in ANY part of the world no matter how small or unknown the town/city is. This is a distinctive feature that the other “top rated” AQ apps lack and this to me is a huge disadvantage for them. I’d been living in a very small town in Mexico recently for 4 months and unfortunately became very ill from the air quality. I discovered Weather Bug and began to track the AQ daily and take necessary precautions as this was my first time traveling to Mexico much less anywhere outside the US. The fact that no other app was able to locate where I was living was a MAJOR let down. Weather Bug is easy to use, and gives real time AQ indexes as well as any other weather alerts and things I look for in an AQ app. If the other AQ app developers decide to improve their global location capabilities then I’ll be willing to check them out. Until then I rely on Weather Bug every single day for important AQ information in ANY town or city in the world. 👌🏻
love this app!!
by maddflower on 2019/06/17 03:13
on memorial day, ohio had a really scary tornado outbreak and i'm lucky enough to have survived through it without being hit by one. i came across this app with my anxiety getting the better of me due to an extreme fear of tornadoes, but i can confidently say i'm happy i found it! it is extremely useful and very interesting to look on the radar. i love the alerts that it provides and they are VERY helpful. thanks for this great app! in light of these tornadoes in ohio, though, i really wish that i could be more reliable on this app with where the tornadoes are and if they have hit where i live. i'm on vacation without my family that lives there and last night when more hit was scary because i did not have a reliable source to where the tornadoes actually were and if my family was safe. i'm very happy with this app and i suppose it can't cover everything but it would have been really helpful to be able to track those tornadoes while it was happening! thank you anyways for such an amazing app, it has been really helpful and fun to mess around with. :)
I deleted this app the second I read their privacy policy and TOA. One star is too generous.
by mutmadison on 2019/11/19 06:55
READ THE PRIVACY POLICY AND TOA. It’s lengthy, I know, it’s intentional to dissuade people from reading and understanding it. It’s worth the 5-7 minutes of your life, I promise. Apparently, it’s too much to ask for a simple weather app in 2019 without subjecting yourself to risks known and unknown; all completely out of your control and all so a company can make a profit at the literal expense of its consumers who are the real product. If you have zero concerns with being tracked 24/7 and your precise location being shared; don’t care about your information being monetized and sold to third party sellers whose intentions you know nothing about; unfazed by the strong possibility of your information being leaked and misused; apathetic to your information being sold numerous times a day; or disinterested in the extensive and intrusive methods used in this economic model then, by all means, disregard this review and enjoy your weather app. Personally, I’ll be checking the weather manually from a browser since the weather app industry has proven themselves to be untrustworthy and not at all concerned with consumers (you know, actual human beings) or their privacy. All of this just so people can sell you crap. This truly is the darkest timeline. All I wanted to do is check the weather...
Usually better than NWS or TWC apps
by TeriMelissa on 2018/06/24 19:07
I’ve been using the Bug since I got my very first iPhone. It zeroes in on my exact weather happening in the moment. There are many pinging spots near almost anywhere to give a good triangulation for my personal weather conditions within a few miles. The radar is easy to understand and accurate. The future casts are as accurate as I’ve ever seen ...and much better than even my 3 local meteorologists on tv. Even as far out as the 10 day forecast I know I can be ready for what may be coming. Where I live the weather is unpredictable moment to moment but Weatherbug stays on top of the quick changes. I love the storm tracker showing dangerous situations like nearby lighting and all severe weather threats. The UV rating, pollen counts and air quality reports are important to me as I am really fair, have severe allergies and asthma. The heads up to make sure I have the proper preventative meds/sunscreen make my outside time much more enjoyable. WeatherBug is an app I use daily; sometimes several times a day. I highly recommend it to everyone!
Really helpful app! Love it!
by a wheels weather on 2021/01/08 19:14
I used Weatherbug for the two years that I lived in South Florida, and for these past two years in North Carolina. When I first moved to Florida I did try some other apps and they just were not good enough. I am very reliant on having weather information and Weatherbug has been a really great help. I especially appreciate the Lightning tracker! It’s helped keep me safe for sure. It has a lot of other very useful information too. I can also keep track of weather, fires, etc., in other cities/regions where my family lives. It has a very user friendly interface and I can set up the home screen in the order I prefer. I also LOVE the short mostly weather-centric videos of people, animals, and landscapes that I probably would never otherwise see. I use it every single day and I’ve never had any issues with it. The past couple days it’s been loading a little slower than usual, but that happens from time to time with most apps. Not a big deal. I have recommended this app to family and friends because it’s a good one!
I love the app, but where did my widget go?
by Choirgirl1018 on 2020/09/20 21:10
So I recently updated to IOS14, and ever since then, i can't find the WeatherBug widget anywhere. This is super disappointing because I'm a huge weather erd and like to stay up to date quickly with the features offered to me through that widget. I also use voiceover witch is a built in screenreader on my iPhone made for people with visual impairments, and your app and widget are fully accessible and i've been a long time user of your app. I'd just really like my widget back. I know that this might be an IOS14 thing, but could you guys please update so that all IOS14 users and I can use your widget again? Like i said, i find it super helpful, and now that IOS14 allows me to put widgets directly on the home screen, I was really looking foreword to being abled to see the weather at a glance on my home screen and using the widget more. If and when you guys bring it back, could you put a little thing in there for current conditions other than temperature (ex: sunny, cloudy, 50% chance of storms). That would also be really helpful. Thanks for making such a great app and I hope you can fix this.
Very useful and easy to use
by MoppyDrunk.jr on 2019/06/22 12:50
Weatherbug is great! I feel like every possible weather related issue is addressed in this powerful little app. Information is easy to find, the home screen makes quick work of being able to check multiple weather related items. Noteable features: - Easy to check the weather in different locations. This is very useful if you are a frequent traveler. We add the location to which we are traveling and can easily keep an eye on the weather before we go. - Lightning Information. We have a pool and we check this frequently. It is right there at the push of a button, very quick and easy. - Detailed breakdown of the forecast. You are able to check the weather for the entire day, hourly, and even get a detailed rundown of the weather. - Easy access to weather alerts. This information is also easily accessible at just the push of a button. We are able to quickly check for tornadoes, flash flooding, etc. - Weather related videos. These are an interesting, fun little addition to the app. Videos showing cool weather related things that people have captured and videos of current weather related disasters around the country. - Easy access to check fires around the globe. Thankfully this isn’t a feature we need to use, but it is worth noting how quickly you are able to check this information. This is my family’s “go to” weather app. We’ve been using it for years and have never felt the need to look for something else.
Missing a couple things
by QuestForAwesome on 2020/02/12 20:45
WeatherBug does everything well, especially getting you your notifications, except one thing: notifying and informing you about special weather statements. These are kind of like miscellaneous statements the weather offices put out that contain information they think you need to know, but don’t qualify as a watch or a warning. They’re valuable, but WeatherBug doesn’t notify me when one is issued and they don’t show up anywhere in the app at all. For example, we have a special weather statement informing us that there’s a hard frost coming our way for the first time this season, but WeatherBug seems oblivious. I have to find out things like this from other sources, and I’m really surprised WeatherBug doesn’t include it. I’m writing this review just to ask if you would please fix this, give alerts for all weather notifications, and show them on the map. It would easily be a 5-star app otherwise. The only other thing I’d like to see is an option for the 10-day forecast to be displayed as a continuous graph, with lines through the days going up/down for various things like rain chances, temperature, wind, etc.
Free weather app testing
by tippie7 on 2019/10/21 15:16
I downloaded a bunch of weather apps (all free downloads) and put them to the test. I found I like “Weather Bug” the best. It seems to be accurate and you can customize the main page to see the information you feel is important at the top. I have mine set up so that the current temperature (daily high & low temp), wind direction, and wind speed are all showing right when I open the app. Then as I scroll down I see sunrise & sunset times, air quality, closest major fire, closest lightning strikes, and hurricane center. When you swipe to the page on the right it shows the hourly rain forecast for the week. The next page to the right shows the 10 day forecast. The last page to the right shows the weather radar for the area. I like the app because it is easy to use, easy to read, and seems accurate. After settling on this app I did pay the $3 yearly subscription fee to remove adds, just because they are annoying and to support the app.
50/50
by Angelscry2o on 2020/05/25 01:10
I have pins down to watch the weather where I really need to know due to family locations and myself. Today I received a notification stating lightning within 10 miles of a pin. So I open the app to see what was going on. I then send a text to my daughter and asked her if she was enjoying the rain, cause the pin I’ve placed is within 500 ft of her exact location and because the map showed dead on she was getting rain. She replied back it hasn’t rained all day and sent me a pic of the sun shining and ground/pavement bone dry. I sent her a screenshot and she said I need a new weather app cause it’s not accurate to say the least. I’ve been using weather bug a couple years now and prefer it over others. But I really need a more accurate look at the weather in real time. On of my pins is where I have a storage unit that has high tornado possibilities. I need that so I’ll know when and if my belongings get damaged to file a claim with insurance. But my main concerns are my children, grandchildren and other family members. If their internet goes down I’ll never know until after the fact. Please fix this issue ASAP! Thanks
✅ My Primary Weather App
by Hate Bait and Switch Tactics on 2020/11/27 16:37
I've been using this App for over 6 years and haven't had any problems with it whatsoever as of November 27, 2020. I just installed an update manually and after reading some of the other reviews indicating their troubles with updates, I hope it does not create any issues. However, as none of the other updates I've installed over the years have caused me any problems with the App, I do not anticipate this one to. I suffer from spring and fall seasonal allergies and appreciate that pollen and basic allergy information is easily accessible on the App. I have five or six additional weather Apps installed on my iPhone and iPad that I use when severe weather is imminent, but their interfaces do not give me the basic weather information and forecast as easily as Weatherbug. That said, I highly recommend this app. Like another reviewer commented, the WeatherBug interface is clean and concise, and with a quick glance, provides all the detail I seek under normal weather conditions. Kudos to the designers!
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.
Just Average Weather App
by Sundude_99 on 2020/05/16 21:15
Could be a lot better. For example just give us the current weather, a radar map, and the ten day forecast. Get rid of all that multimedia crap. Location services are poor - the app tries to locate you near some related point of interest. For example, it associates my home location with a high school several miles away and tries to locate one of my favorite locations with a mountain (saved location Bartlett, NH - associated POI is Mt Washington, REALLY!). Neither of these locations have weather representative of where I want to see. Lastly, the pop ups when I am trying to look at the radar map are infuriating. Update: 16May - helpful, intuitive, easy to customize. My only suggestions for improvement are indicated above. I’ll start looking at the radar map and some other info will pop up and cover the map. The adverts at the bottom are hilariously bad. Right now there is a picture of an AppleWatch with an insinuation that it is $49 and a picture of Willa Holland reportedly doing something in a casino.
Overall clean look, but needs work
by LV4NMLS on 2020/09/05 13:40
I wanted a weather app that didn’t use up a lot of memory and gave me more information than just the temperature readings. Weather Bug has a clean, well-organized look and feel. I can even organize my home page to show what’s more important to me from top to bottom. Unfortunately, the forecast isn’t the best. We all know weather is moody and changes at the drop of a needle, but it seems as the forecast doesn’t update until a certain time in the morning. So if I’m up in the middle of the night or even just before sun-up, I will get only the current temperature reading and the high/low in the quick view is inaccurate. It will not update until it assumes everyone is awake. Furthermore, the radar only shows you the previous hour’s movement if you select radar, and only one hour future movement if you select future radar. That’s not enough for me. Other apps will show me 3-4 hours in advance of which direction the rain may be moving. In summary, this app could use improvements. It’s just okay.
Deeply wounded me 🥺
by littlesnowcub on 2020/08/26 05:01
This app caused my astraphobia. Now, I was generally afraid of storms already but one day, my good friend used weather bug to check for lightning when we were in the middle of a thunderstorm in the garage once. I asked about whether bug she said it was a great app! So I decided to download it. That was a horrible decision! I’m sorry to the creators of a bug but this app is way too extreme for children!! severe storm watch, life-threatening thunderstorm warning mediately seek shelter life-threatening Lightning and storms. And when I get the more than half the time it’s not evening for where I live!!And it doesn’t update through the day! It was The only resource I trusted. That was a bad decision. you guys don’t update to the day you lie about lightning strikes, and your warnings are way too dramatic and scary!!!!! 😣 This app should be 17+! it scared me so bad!!! Reason I gave this 2 stars is because for a while I loved it and thought I could trust it. But instead it developed my Astraphobia. even though I am getting treatment for it, still I’m always going to have a permanent fear of storms. Thanks to weather bug! (I’m sorry guys weather bug did not cause my astraphobia but it was a ginormous contributing factor)
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.
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.
Stick to your default weather app
by Maurrie on 2019/01/19 16:49
I work for my city plowing snow, cutting grass etc, so knowing the weather is apart of my job because I need to be prepared for random call ins and so on. This app sent me completely off. All day I’m checking my default weather app, and Weather Bug, and they’re saying two completely different things. My default app is saying snow starting Friday night leading into all day Saturday. Weather Bug is saying an hour of snow at 11pm then more light snow from like 4am to 10 am Saturday morning. I stay up doing some late reading cus I of course want to believe the forecast with less snow. At around 11:30pm I check Weather Bug again, and it’s completely changed to snow all night leading into snow all day Saturday. But get this. It keeps switching back and forth between barely any snow, to snow all day. Had my job called me in overnight I would’ve been completely crap out of luck, and exhausted working through early Saturday morning into Saturday evening. To sum things up, I will definitely stick to my default weather app. It’s not the fanciest, buts it’s been pretty accurate so far. Definitely more reliable than Weather Bug.
Spark lightning is my favorite part
by RitaRH5 on 2019/07/04 12:27
A few years ago, I worked at a horse boarding farm. No one lived on site. Any time we had lightning, I could watch for strikes on the property from the safety of my home. There were a few times strikes did occur, and I was able to drive out to check on the animals and fence lines, after it was safe to be outside. Even though I no longer work there, I use this feature regularly. Last fall, there was an F0 tornado that passed one block south of my house. The NWS had not issued a warning, and no sirens were turned on. I received a Tornado Warning alert from Weatherbug, and had time to get dogs, cats, and myself to the basement. Many of my neighbors had been watching the storm from their windows, with no idea they should take cover. If it had been a stronger tornado, most likely lives could have been lost. Thank you Weatherbug for keeping me safe that day.
If you can find a better app - you should leave.
by NoLongerAFanOfThisApp on 2019/12/09 04:22
Because you won’t. Of course there are people who are never happy with anything, so once they go elsewhere others can avoid the negativity and appreciate the differences between WeatherBug and it’s competition. Meteorology has yet to become an exact science. Radar is good. Much easier to access and read than others. Gees, one of its competitor’s radar wouldn’t even appear when prompted. I do **not** miss the numerous ads and videos of other competitors either. As for anyone being able to forecast a 10 day with perfect accuracy (look up the word forecast for the guy who gave 5 stars and complained incessantly)- WeatherBug probably exceeds the others if I cared to research it. I don’t care to. I’ve found an app that’s worthy of keeping and have finally deleted all the other less accurate, money grubbing weather apps.
I regret this app
by Jltx15 on 2019/08/17 11:51
I’ve used this app for years for its lightning info which is very useful (thus 2 stars), but not more than that. I recently got fed up with yahoo weather and tried to switch to weatherbug as my primary weather source. That was a mistake. The interface is horribly slow and locks you out until it loads a million ads. I want to see hourly or 10day, ideally both like other apps, but it makes you press the button 14 times for each individually (waiting for ads). Over the last three months of testing the weather forecast has been very inaccurate, worse than yahoo I was replacing. In one case there was a giant black apocalyptic storm on the horizon. Weatherbug said sunny and 0% rain. So I assumed that storm was on some other course and went biking. Pretty soon the black covered half the sky but weatherbug still insisted 0% rain. Later I felt a few drops and weatherbug now admitted 10% chance. Minutes later it was full on biblical deluge for an hour with flooding. Nice. I’ve tried it in Europe with similar poor results. Deleted.
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.
Inaccurate radar in Central America
by Microminimike on 2019/05/24 07:36
I’ve been dependent on this app for a long time in the USA with much success with the radar and seeing storms approaching all the time but now that I’m here in Mexico for a vacation I’m finding major huge areas of bad storms nowhere on this radar map. I’ve already gotten soaked twice because of this awful no Central America radar. Accuweather has the accurate radar for Mexico and Central America as all I did was google search “weather radar in Mexico”. Right now as I’m writing this review there is some big rain over Mexico City and surrounding cities not to mention a major tropical storm over Honduras but on this weatherbug radar map there’s not a drop of precipitation showing. Yeah you can see other parts of the world and USA but why not Mexico?! I’m seeing major heavy rain and thunder and lighting with my own eyes and I can’t believe this app has let me down so bad here in Mexico after being such a major dependable radar in the USA. Very dissatisfied and disappointed. You guys need to get on the ball and fix this or copy from accuweather or something because I’m totally about to delete this app.
My Dependable Go-to
by GUS THE WONDER DOG on 2019/12/06 17:08
I use weather bug daily. I have settings/cities saved for each person in my family and friends. This allows me to get weather alerts, check in by curiosity, etc. one of my favorite features is storm accuracy; I can see what the radar is showing at any time and any place I am: let’s say I’m out on errands; it begins to rain and thunder. I instantly pull up my location and know how fast the storm is moving, intensity and so on. I can then decide if it’s safe to continue my rounds or stay parked where I am until the storm passes. I also enjoy the layers one can choose to view. I get barometric headaches when fronts are moving nearby; so, I pull up Satellite filter and can see the patterns and movement of the entire weather system, not just precipitation . I’ve tried other apps and keep coming back to weather bug. I won’t leave again!
My go to weather app
by Rob Smelik on 2018/10/26 02:12
I have had a good experience with this app and have been using it for quite a few years. I think it is important to note that this and other weather apps are only as good as the data that feeds them. I live in Northern Virginia and because it is a fairly well populated area the data feeds are updated regularly leading to fairly accurate forecasts. This may not be the same in other areas. Unlike some other reviewers I have found the information to be quite accurate. As far as what is displayed I have always found that this app provides a wide range. From daily and hourly forecasts to live radar and emergency alerts it covers pretty much everything. I pay the yearly subscription to hide the ads which I found annoying. I figure that money helps with future updates and improvements.
My favorite weather app — by far
by Vivideaux on 2018/09/27 02:05
I have tried many weather apps in my day, but Weatherbug tops them all: Tightly linked with National Weather Service data and marvelously easy to use. My wife gets her data from the Weather Channel, which seems fine until you ask the question “Who beats the National Weather Service for meteorological accuracy?” I love the lightning strike feature, which shows strikes that, in my experience, is pretty much instantaneous. I love being able to wake up where I am, or go (or plan to go) anywhere and see a 10-day forecast that you can drill down into, so you are seeing hour-by-hour forecasts. I love the layered, animated weather maps that show me weather patterns here, over the Atlantic, or anywhere else in the world. Weatherbug has always been there for me, rock-solid, and it just seems to keep getting better.
Gulf Coast Area
by PatLouise on 2019/05/10 02:41
Weather reports are accurate and always on point. Warnings and alerts on conditions of current, and future forecasts allows enough time to make whatever needed preparations. During Great weather forecasts, it’s always nice to watch the informative videos about what’s happening in other local, or national locations. The Weather Bug not only informs us about the weather conditions accurately, there are also interesting videos and beautiful photos of our natural environment, various birds, animals, etc. I have enjoyed the Weather Bug app for several years. Whenever a friend shows me their weather app, I tell them that Weather Bug will give you more detailed and accurate information, in any local city area or State. I recommended Weather Bug to family and friends who lives in other states. They love it too!
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.
A Bad Storm was Coming - I Got Weather Alerts for SOMEWHERE ELSE
by Amdavis on 2019/09/08 02:43
I live in Charlottesville, VA. We had a bad storm come through here. It tore up our neighborhood with hail, 60+ knot winds, trees down all around us and power outages. Yet, we did NOT get a weather bug alert for the coming storm - I’ve been getting alerts for Boston, MA. I emailed customer support and asked, “Why do I keep getting weather alerts for Boston? I live in Charlottesville.” Yet, their reply was: =-=-= 1. Could you please let us know the location that you have deleted? 2. What type of alert do you receive for that deleted location? 3. Was the deleted location a saved location or just a location that was visited? =-=-= What in the heck are they talking about? I never said ANYTHING about deleting a location. This tells me they didn’t find it important enough to actually READ my email. They did finally get back to me with some logical things to look at. They asked if the wrong city was selected for alerts. It wasn’t. I deleted the app and reloaded it and I’m getting alerts for MY city now. That’s a step in the right direction. I’m still a little frustrated that someone in the beginning didn’t read my email and just tossed some non-pertinent email at me. I also would like to have received an alert for my area when that storm was coming. Almost two weeks later and we’re still cleaning up the damage.
Can’t predict RAIN.??
by leanerMEANER on 2020/08/04 15:27
Enough others have already said it. Weather Bug can NOT predict rain. It’s been raining on me several times and I’ve jumped on the app to get an idea when it may clear up but it showed no rain in my state even when I zoomed in tight. It showed precip in areas around me but they were an hour or two or even more drive away. If the rest of the features were not as good as they were I would’ve given it 1 star. UPDATE 8*4*20 Hurricane Isaias is blasting past NJ right now. Severe rain and winds. The hourly prediction for rain is between 50-40% and it’s been POURING out for the past few hours. My gutters are overflowing. It’s just unbelievable how inaccurate the rain prediction continues to be as I’m in my house looking out my window concerned about the tree behind my house coming down and hearing the rain literally pounding on the side of my house. Winds are over 35 mph currently and gusting much higher. I’ll only keep this app for a couple of it’s other features. Predict rain.?? Not a chance.
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.
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.
My New Favorite Weather App
by wasteoftym on 2017/09/29 23:59
I had been using Wunderground for the past few years, but when we experienced a recent heatwave with high humidity out here in SoCal I was checking the humidity levels daily on Wunderground and it was giving me numbers that were way off. My body can tell the difference between high humidity and low, and I was feeling it. Yet Wunderground was reporting the humidity at levels like 36%. Um....no way! This kept being consistently wrong for weeks, so I downloaded a couple new apps to try instead. Weather Bug was the best of the bunch. I like the way it's laid out and how it reads on my screen. I find it to be consistently accurate. I'd even buy a paid version to get rid of the ads. They are only mildly annoying, but I prefer my apps that I use a lot to be ad-free. Give it a try!
The main weather app I use.
by Thehoneymooner on 2020/07/06 18:39
Thank you Weather Bug! I’m a bit of a weather buff myself, and I love this app!! It has everything a weather buff could want! If someone were to ask me what I’d like to have on a weather app, I’d say everything on Weather Bug!! There’s just one thing that I’d add. It’s a map overlay that shows where hail is and isn’t. It shows it moving just a storm cell, but it represents hail only. I saw this very thing on a pilot’s phone app. I think it was an app specifically for pilots. However, if Weather Bug were to make this a in-app purchase, I would have it for sure! I would use it mainly during severe weather season in Texas. But these days you might find severe weather at other times of the year. Just a suggestion. Overall, I’m very happy with Weather Bug. Thank you!!
Love this weather app but...
by Charmed824 on 2018/10/01 15:02
This has been my “go to” app for weather for years. I love the hourly information, especially the hourly dew point info. However, over the last month or so, the app freezes up, takes forever to refresh or load when clicking between the different options (hourly, 10 day, etc). I hope these glitches will be fixed! UPDATE: This app still doesn’t seem as accurate. It will say one thing for the current conditions, but the hourly condition shows something completely different. And the dew point is never accurate. Currently it says the dew point is 39 but my local Tv station weather app shows the dew point is 51. Plus, I don’t like how I have to scroll all the way down to view the current observations..that info should be right there when you open the app so it’s quick and easy.
Can't arrange NOW page
by montanabobw on 2018/03/31 12:46
My favorite weather app. The info provided is most often more accurate than other apps. I would give the app 5 stars except for: 1) Prior versions allowed the various segments of the NOW page (wind, lightning, UV, etc.) to be rearranged to the user's liking. That ability has unfortunately disappeared. Like another user below, I don't want the new air quality segment at the top of the list. It's good info but it's just not as important to me as other info. In fact, I'd probably put it at or near the end of the list. 2) I've never understood the "flopping around" (various info blinking) that occurs when the app is started. Eventually, after a few seconds, it settles down and stops flopping. It's done this for me for many many versions and on a number of different devices. I write apps for a living. There should be no flopping.
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
Not accurate - all about selling your location info
by KB Traveler on 2020/05/16 17:53
I have used WeatherBug ever since Automated Weather Source first developed it. Unfortunately something has changed and I find the quality of its actual and forecast weather to have declined, especially in the last year. Yesterday was the perfect example with WeatherBug showing 0% chance of rain for every hour of the day, while we experienced constant rain showers instead. What I didn’t know was that AWS sold WeatherBug to Ground Truth (xAd). Their website describes themselves as the “largest location-based advertising platform in the world”. Yep their business model is all about selling your phone’s location information (even when the app is closed) - not providing you excellent/accurate weather forecasting. Sad because AWS had a great weather model, collaborating with educational institutions and local communities such as my own. So if your business/occupation is like mine and you require accurate weather forecasting, maybe it is time to look elsewhere.
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