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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).
It’s THE Weather App on My Construction Jobsites
by arkkeeper on 2020/07/11 06:35
I work in industrial construction across the US. We are constantly exposed to the elements. This app gives me a heads up for air quality and excessive heat warnings. Its radar is quick to load and most importantly the lightning notifications enables me to get my guys out of the way before anything bad happens. Lives really do depend on it and it just always works. Thanks developers for making a great app with lots of small improvements over the years!!
Allergy reports, customizable dash
by mhmehta on 2020/07/11 02:59
I've searched multiple weather and allergy apps and not until WeatherBug did I find a good allergy report on an app that talked about which specific trees were putting out more pollen. I also like the customizable dash. It's so great to have what I need at the top. A couple of times I have had to sort them again. I'm not sure why sometimes the sequence of my dash didn't stay the same. But overall love the app: allergy reports, hourly reports, etc.
Great
by mizzcard on 2020/07/11 02:53
This is the only weather app I use. I use it when I’m traveling for local weather. Love the radar and hourly forecast
Not dependable
by Dig Hey Zoos on 2020/07/11 02:36
I use WeatherBug every day to get a general idea of what to expect. My biggest problem with this app is the radar. We just had a storm pass over an hour ago. It was raining hard and the wind was very strong with lots of lightning, but the radar showed the rain had not arrived yet. I get alerts when lightning is near but if the radar is so behind on updates if a tornado was coming I wonder if I’d get the alert in time.
Holly Coulter
by mallory coulter on 2020/07/11 00:44
I love this app it tells me weather forecast, when pollen is
Constantly wrong!
by Farley213 on 2020/07/10 23:50
We are in the middle of a tropical storm and hurricane warnings. The severe weather notification pops up so I open it to find severe weather warnings for Oklahoma and Montana. I’m in freaking Connecticut! The ONLY accurate thing this app gives is lightning data which is why I keep it. And to the developers who respond asking for me to email them screenshots? I have done this SEVERAL times and nothing is getting fixed. This is a dangerous situation if people are only using this app for severe info. Oh and to the person writing the actual alerts? We get it. You just graduated from college with a big vocabulary. But stop using meteorological terms that have to be googled to figure out what the hell you are talking about. Enough with the abbreviations and tech speak. Just say it..storm coming, duck!
So much better than Weather Channel
by Cfernandes712 on 2020/07/10 21:37
So much more straightforward and useful than the weather channel app. And I get a notification on my watch whenever there is thunder nearby. Sometimes before I even here the thunder whcih is pretty cool.
Great app
by iak-ona on 2020/07/10 20:15
This app is a thorough yet simple to use weather app. I have suggested to multiple people who are happy with it. Highly suggest this app.
five stars!
by Clerical let on 2020/07/10 19:28
I love this app, very useful. I use it to find rain reports and pollen counts
Great weather app
by Leslie JK on 2020/07/10 19:02
This is a great weather app
Love the lightning radar!
by Jennyleehall on 2020/07/10 18:27
Great and reliable lighting maps!
Sharing information
by Txjetmech on 2020/07/10 17:51
This app has started to turn the area around the clock blue when I open it. The only way I have found to stop it is to go to privacy and turn the location services off for this app. I read their statement and they share your information where ever they feel they want to. I don’t like this I use the app for weather and I am not interested in the DNC knowing my business. I will be removing this app. Sorry weatherbug you crossed the line
Inaccurate for my area
by kurtbaby on 2020/07/10 16:40
I don’t understand why this app is often wrong in my area. I am an app developer and there appears to be a disconnect in the app itself. For example, we could be in the middle of a massive downpour with Sparx reporting a massive lightning storm with strikes within 200 feet of my home, and the weather side of the app will report a 10 chance of rain only. If one side of the app sees a massive thunderstorm, shouldn’t my forecast change if the other side knows we are in the middle of a storm? The weather channel app will often reflect the storm while Bug makes it sound like I should be 90% okay to picnic.
Great
by pcdc5 on 2020/07/10 15:16
I use this app multiple times a day. We are in our rainy/hurricane season here and it helps to know what is coming. I like the radar. I find it accurate. I have put this app in 3 different devices. Much better app than some of the others out there.
WORKS FINE FOR ME !
by carterthebarber on 2020/07/10 15:09
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
DOES NOT REPORT ACCURATELY
by lord jason villairifon on 2020/07/10 13:57
Please do not use this app! On multiple occasions I checked this app for the weather and it was wrong. I wanted to go to the beach one weekend, but the weather said that it was going to be raining all weekendHowever I had family down there that told me different (it was sunny all weekend long). Just as recently as today I had clothes drying outside check this app and said it was going to be sunny. It was raining all day, checked another app and it was reporting the rain where is this app was not. Very disappointing
Accurate & Informative
by Ms. LadyBugJr on 2020/07/10 13:14
This app has been the MOST accurate on forecasts for my area with info on everything down to lightening strikes! Alerts for air quality just everything you would want to know weather wise! It’s AWESOME in my opinion!
Accurate and Reliable
by pathlittle0 on 2020/07/10 06:51
I love the accuracy and reliability of WeatherBug. I compare this app with friends weather apps and WeatherBug is simply more reliable than any of the others. I enjoy being able to depend on it and plan my day accordingly. NO weather app is 100% correct at all times but WeatherBug presents me with my best chance. Thanks!
Best weather app
by cesyan2 on 2020/07/10 00:21
Always worked perfectly and comes very handy because is accurate and reliable. Thanks for the good work on keep it updated.
Geoengineering at work
by im for trump on 2020/07/09 23:25
Unfortunately, our weather is manipulated by geoengineering (the spraying you see in the skies that make you dismiss as “chem trails”), so no wonder all these weather apps are constantly wrong! So instead of blaming the weather apps, we blame geoengineering which is a college major at Harvard, for instance...(Have the discernment to look it up please.)
Weather bug
by Chesty1376 on 2020/07/09 23:24
Great service!
Works great
by Darkmatch on 2020/07/09 21:37
Great App
It’s great, but I wish the radar would show the future and not just present. Overall it’s good
by AaNnNnAaOoLlIVvIiAa on 2020/07/09 20:14
😃😃
Your the best around
by milkman74 on 2020/07/09 19:03
Strike first strike hard no mercy sir..
Not Accurate
by Why did yoy do this!😡🤬 on 2020/07/09 18:10
I have a massive issue and one the radar doesn’t work for me and it’s very in accurate. If you want a weather app get your local or the weather channel app not this.
Love this APP
by 67daisygirl on 2020/07/09 18:07
I love this APP! It has been accurate for where I live! Glad to have it because my 100 year old mom will not go anywhere unless she knows the weather!
WeatherBug
by hdnfnfkrkd on 2020/07/09 17:05
Hello! I really like this app. It works AMAZING!
Full of Information
by TMatty1 on 2020/07/09 15:09
The Weather Bug App has all my weather info in one place. I switched from the Weather Channel app to this one due to that. The only improvements that are needed is the rain forecast is always different than the last 10 Day forecast. The Future Rain Radar should run for 5 hours out rather just 1 1/2 hours. Love the App
New user
by bajancanuck on 2020/07/09 14:07
Hi , I like the lay out but I do now seem to be getting any rader readings , the satellite reading works but no cloud cover in rader settings . I am a user in Barbados so I follow the Atlantic basin map.
I like the weather bug
by Grammy times 7 on 2020/07/09 13:44
I’ve had no problems with it. It’s my go to weather App.
Gross Ads
by Bethany1981 on 2020/07/09 13:38
Pretty decent weather forecast. Perverse ads. We both deleted the app because of the ads.
Great App
by pgaorbust on 2020/07/09 12:47
Much better than the paid weather channel app. Gives me the information I need and it’s reliable.
Not very accurate
by CaptWargamer on 2020/07/09 12:07
Isn’t that the main reason to check a weather app is for “reasonable” weather accuracy? Not sure where the app pulls its weather data from but it doesn’t match the local tv channel weather. The local tv weather is surprising accurate. Every hr weather bug says 0% chance of rain. Yet, it also gives me a warning at the same time that says “Strong chance of thunderstorms for the next 3hrs”. I’m very disappointed in weatherbug.
Rain or Shine
by 1221oakland on 2020/07/09 07:41
This ap is easy to read and fine the weather wherever you go. Radar is accurate and easy to understand.
Love it.
by fishingbuddy on 2020/07/09 05:14
Love the app. Very accurate.
Weak
by Sc-79 on 2020/07/09 03:35
Horribly inaccurate hourly information It is pouring out now with lightening and winds ... the app says “zero chance of precipitation hours before and after ... don’t use it if you want accurate weather
Weatherbug
by Wallace-born on 2020/07/08 18:11
Cool app. Dependable and fun.
Gives me up to the minute info
by patsdealk on 2020/07/08 17:52
Love this app!!! No problems at all. Always warns me before a storm or tornado is approaching.
it’s amazing
by ♐️💙Iva Jean💙♐️ on 2020/07/08 16:44
weatherbug has informed me better than any other weather app. i highly recommend this app
Weather bug is best!!!!!!
by Bad awful, uninstalling on 2020/07/08 16:03
Whooho weather bug I just got it looked at it... WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW AWESOME 😎 HAS TO BE IT GUYS!
Inaccurate and annoying
by Devon Rae :P on 2020/07/08 14:59
This app seems to only ever be accurate AFTER THE FACT. We were hit by a massive storm that was on a different app I have but wasn’t on this app. Incredibly frustrating. Not to mention the amount of political adds all over. Regardless of your political party affiliation. Seeing it all over your WEATHER app is just incredibly frustrating and annoying.
Accurate
by duhajshwushwhd on 2020/07/08 12:24
Weather bug is incredibly accurate it is better than the weather app on iPhone.
THE BEST
by Djdjsjkdk on 2020/07/08 04:01
Always accurate. Better than any other apps.
Awful
by guy sitting in rain on 2020/07/07 23:57
Slow to load, and insanely inaccurate. Tired to sitting in the rain whie Weatherbug says it’s sunny and vice versa. A weather app that can’t ever get the weather RIGHT, is just taking up memory on your phone. Steer clear
Better than most!
by 1buckbill on 2020/07/07 22:21
I’ve got 6 weather apps on my pad, this is my favorite.
Weather bug
by Maria Neese on 2020/07/07 21:59
I like it but sometimes it won’t load in r Walmart 😕. But on r homework it works fine. Thanx for alerts weather bug👌
Good app
by disneygirlforlife on 2020/07/07 21:24
Very helpful app.
It is awesome!
by StarMeow20 on 2020/07/07 17:24
This app is truly awesome! A lot of weather apps don’t have these features, and are complete scams! This is the best weather app anyone could use!
Great barometer and sunrise
by Jacsquare on 2020/07/07 16:09
Nice
Slow to load occasionally
by Thor the old 1 on 2020/07/07 15:06
Good site, love the radar functions, I like the lightning strike feature, and the daily and hourly reports. They have been more accurate than other sites so far. It is slow to load sometimes and some color changes on the first screen would enhance the users experience to locate specific features
Trump ad
by Jeremy Robbins on 2020/07/07 14:21
No longer using this app. Saw a Trump digital ad
My favorite weather app
by Loves green girl on 2020/07/07 03:31
I have been with Weather Bug for many years. I have found them to be accurate and they care about my safety! Best all around weather app.
Done with the Bug!
by IntoNeil on 2020/07/07 01:48
I’m deleting the app. If I could #cancel an app this would be the one. It has provided incorrect information regarding rain several times. Today was the last straw. Before my bike ride I checked the app and it said 30% chance of rain. I think that 30% reflected the accuracy of the app. I was caught in a Thunderstorm with torrential rain. Stranded and Alone. My bike was ruined and so were my sneakers. My day...Destroyed! Had I used another app I would of been able to see more than a 30%chance of rain as another app would have given me a accurate report. It has been good in the past but this situation has made me loose trust in the app. I will be weather app shopping for the rest of the evening.!
Would have been 5 if.
by Jeffsten on 2020/07/07 00:01
Would have been 5 stars but I drove through Vermillion South Dakota the middle of April 2020 even it is not saved on my app I get weather alerts for the area. It’s costing me data to have bogus alerts sent to me unless you want to pay for my cell bill?
What happened?
by ARB317 on 2020/07/06 22:22
Recently, the weather stations have changed and they are nowhere close to my home. This isn’t accurate because of the change. I love this app, but it is no help to me now. Why did y’all do that? Bummed.
Amazing
by emma chaberland on 2020/07/06 21:34
It gives me a notice of what is happening before I go and the way it tells me to take shelters
Great Features Though Highly Inaccurate
by Group Fitness on 2020/07/06 21:28
Weather Bug offers great features though is highly inaccurate when called upon to forecast the weather in a timely fashion. I teach outdoor exercise classes and once again it is raining heavily though Weather Bug publishes that it won’t rain for another two hours. Very disappointed.
Bad marketing decision
by Soosahn on 2020/07/06 19:32
Stay away from political ads - unless you don’t mind alienating half the nation. I downloaded the app and before I was finished acquainting myself with it, 5 political ads. I immediately deleted it.
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!!
Sparks malfunction
by Kaspan 49 on 2020/07/06 18:13
Sense the last update sparks does register the closer lightning strikes. The map show lightning strike right on top of me but closest lightning strike registers nothing and there were hundreds of lightning strikes.
Accurate Forecasts
by chatham23 on 2020/07/06 17:49
Much more accurate than weather.com and other apps that come with iphone. I have compared. Almost cancelled plans due to 75% rain chance on other app. Checked Weatherbug - said 0%. Not a drop!
Best app for outdoor sports/fitness instructors
by Zumba Jess on 2020/07/06 17:15
I’m a fitness instructor. In the Covid-era, I have shifted my fitness classes outdoors and need consistently reliable, up to the minute information. This is the best app I have found for my needs. It hasn’t let me down! Best couple of dollars I’ve spent on an app I use every day.
Great for local weather!
by Jaljam79 on 2020/07/06 17:09
Very accurate local weather conditions which means a lot especially if like me your business results around severe weather and avoidance of storms.
Like it a lot
by vvvggggggghffschhgjj on 2020/07/06 02:28
.very good
Necessary
by Oldster812 on 2020/07/06 01:50
This is my go to site when I am planning my day or night. Always helpful.
Very useful
by Nix49987 on 2020/07/06 01:28
Very useful and easy to use. My favorite weather app. I especially like the spark option that shows lightning strikes.
Review
by Vega, MD on 2020/07/05 23:07
Practical app with good future vision of expected weather
Great information.
by MamawRuby on 2020/07/05 20:48
Informative & accurate.
Forecasts consistently wrong
by Timaaa on 2020/07/05 20:31
Why do we even bother to look at your forecast this summer. Your high temperature has been consistently low almost every day. You’ve actually put your users in danger as you missed several high heat warnings until they were on top of us and we were already out for the day. Where do you get your information? Is it some kind of weather pool feed like the AP news? It’s terrible
Forecasting Accuracy
by Six screw on 2020/07/05 19:47
I took a couple meteorology classes in community college when I was learning to fly small aircraft. With a slightly better understanding of weather forecasting than most , I realize the difficulty. That being said, Weather Bug does a very good job overall . Temperature is “ Spot On” , even out several days . Hour by Hour is is also nearly perfect until the critical 36 hour mark. Extended forecast is much better than most. I have found Weather Bug to have a more reliable source than than the National Weather Service. I have 6 Weather apps loaded on my phone and laptop. But I mostly use just 2 .Weather Bug is one of those two. Thank you to the meteorologists who do what do. Meteorology is one of several highly underrated sciences . Thank you again
Great weather ap
by cow/chicken farmer on 2020/07/05 19:34
Love it
My go to weather app
by IAMCROM on 2020/07/05 19:32
Easy to use. Accurate and has great features readily available.
Weather I can count on
by SewUr on 2020/07/05 19:18
Living in central Florida, the lightning capital of the US and having lightning strike our houses 3 times, I check with Weather Bug before I go into the pool ! Appreciate this service.
Weather warning problem
by Christiex619 on 2020/07/05 18:35
So I’ve had the app for a while and for the most part no issue - now all of a sudden I am getting weather warnings for Wyoming and the Dakotas. All very informative, but useless to me as I live in New Hampshire. Where did my local stuff go?
Inaccurate
by Endrea on 2020/07/05 16:06
We have a small pop up storm with thunder and NOTHING on this radar! Using accuweather as it is always right in comparison! Weatherbug I had for years! Used to pay for no ads but terrible after updates! Funny as it shows lightning strikes close to us but NO STORM! Bye weatherbug!
As accurate as forecasting the weather
by scichik on 2020/07/05 14:36
I don’t know if anyone can ever predict the weather but this app tries. So as long as I get an idea of what to expect, I’m good. The radar does take a little time to load, but it’s nice to be able to check when needed.
I Keep looking, but...
by Jim in Kansas on 2020/07/05 08:45
If there is a weather app that is better for me, I haven’t found it. Some have more glitz. Some have more striking maps. Some are quicker. Some are more technical. BUT I keep coming back to WeatherBug. Works for me!
Wonderful
by EnragedOcelot on 2020/07/05 05:19
Outstanding
Gee Gee
by MS Breeze on 2020/07/05 01:32
Love my little accurate weather bug!!!
Great app
by derekboo13 on 2020/07/04 19:12
Such an easy to use and accurate app!
Great app
by Tecky Man on 2020/07/04 17:38
I use to group chat and messaging love it have friends all over the world just great
Good app
by jsszost on 2020/07/04 17:32
This is my go to app for my local weather. Sometimes a little slow but always spot on.
Awesome
by CarlyKayy on 2020/07/04 13:31
Accurate, easy and useful. Use it daily.
Slow to Adapt
by Unclejed1949 on 2020/07/04 12:25
I find that weather bug is slow to adapt to changing weather conditions. I am usually quite satisfied.
Makaha17
by Makaha17 on 2020/07/04 12:21
Have enjoyed and relied on this app for years
Inaccurate
by eicjsgyd on 2020/07/04 07:34
Not veryuseful
Fantastic customer service. Excellent features. “So so” weather accuracy.
by Llamalin on 2020/07/04 07:26
The title says it all.
Works well for me
by geeberhopper on 2020/07/03 22:52
Much more dependable than many other apps I have tried.
Great App
by Skeeteracing on 2020/07/03 22:17
I wiring outside for a living so I am always checking or looking at the weather forecast. This App is great and is usually spot on about the forecast as I would recommend this to anyone
Love weather bug
by Queenie⚡ on 2020/07/03 21:38
Weather bug is great. Everything you want to know to plan your day or week.
Where did the local traffic cams go?
by Burned Notice on 2020/07/03 19:54
Why did you remove the local traffic cams? Now there are no local cameras anywhere near my location. Not one in our area. And we’re not a small town either. We’re the 5th largest city in our state. Please bring the traffic cams back. Update: Added another star because I found the traffic cams have been returned. They are now located in the new commuter section. Thank you.
Love weather
by jgdogowner on 2020/07/03 17:06
So nice to to have someone who you can trust
No sound with videos.
by Jim McPherson on 2020/07/03 13:29
Trying to watch the weekend weather outlook video and there is no sound. Volume is turned up all the way. There is no options to unmute video.
Weather Bug
by BobHud on 2020/07/03 12:24
Simple, easy to use. Generally accurate for temp and rain. Not accurate for wind forecasts.
No weather app is perfect but this is pretty good.
by Sam From Mass. on 2020/07/03 12:00
Title sums it up. Reasonable to good accuracy with forecasting and prompt with alerts. RADAR portion is excellent with MANY overlays to use. As far as differences with other forecasting apps, well, I have 4 weather apps and they all will disagree with one another in various ways. However the one which is my main go to weather app is Weatherbug and has been for many years.
Weather
by Elko54 on 2020/07/03 11:33
Have found weather bug to update, stay true, and the extras to be very on the spot. Always keeping me updated with latest.
Forecasts
by Retrver on 2020/07/03 10:50
Why do you show 70% chance of storms on your dauly report and only zero to 20% chance on a few hourly reports. Seems to be contadictory.
Remove Ads
by KayKaySmith on 2020/07/03 03:30
Remove the ads. Seriously terrible!
Always accurate.
by Momlawyer2 on 2020/07/03 02:41
Wherever in the world I go, it’s right on.
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.
Guys... this was ridiculous.
by Beansy Baby on 2018/09/17 22:24
As many of you know, and clearly this app was aware, there was a hurricane that affected the Carolinas etc. Once upon a time I loved this app, but since this hurricane hit, I cannot believe how repetitive and unhelpful this app was. I got CONSTANT notifications about extended hurricane statements, flash flood statements, and tornado statements. Those are all well and good THE FIRST TIME THEY ARE ISSUED. I had 15+ notifications while trying to conserve phone battery, I eventually turned them off. They also arrived 10+ mins later than TWC (which could be service provider related but not the point of this rant). What would have been most helpful Weatherbug, would have been actual storm updates. We had no power, no radio (our own fault) and couldn’t load a single app to see the radar, but thank god notifications came through.... giving us location/wind speed/ANYTHING useful would have been better. Don’t get rid of the statement updates completely.. maybe just start them as indefinite when there is a hurricane present. LASTLY, the notification that said: “Florence made landfall Friday in North Carolina! Watch the latest footage of the storm on weatherbug.” FORGET YOU. I LIVED THROUGH IT, had a tree fall on the roof while I was trying to sleep I KNOW A HURRICANE CAME THROUGH THATS INSENSITIVE AND UNFREAKINGHELPFUL. I have screen shots to prove all of this.
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. 👌🏻
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.
Not at all accurate
by pumblino on 2020/05/01 09:16
They keep sending out updates but each one proves to be less accurate than before. The other day we had so much rain falling. Weatherbug was updated and said we were to have sunny skies, warm temps in the 60’s and above all a dry day. Nope, it poured for several hours, even knocked out power in a few areas. Thats enough for me to say its time to find a reliable source for weather reports. Reports say they only keep updating to refresh user’s online activities. Look it up people. Update may 1: developers asked me to send them information on where I’m located in an email form. They already know where I’m at as they keep location track on us when we are using the app or not. Then they sell your information to others about my online searches and more. I have no intentions of escalating the remarks with them so they can keep better track of me. They don't get the weather right and I’m not wasting my time with them. There are a thousand different weather services out there in which I'm sure i can find one with accurate predictions. I don't mean 10 days out, but for today and tomorrow is important for planning what it is i wish to do. They screw up my plans so many times saying nice dry sweet day and then it pours half the day. Then when they say it is high chance of rain we get nothing. Why bother?
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...
love this app!!
by maddflower on 2019/06/17 03:13
on memorial day, ohio had a really scary tornado outbreak and i'm lucky enough to have survived through it without being hit by one. i came across this app with my anxiety getting the better of me due to an extreme fear of tornadoes, but i can confidently say i'm happy i found it! it is extremely useful and very interesting to look on the radar. i love the alerts that it provides and they are VERY helpful. thanks for this great app! in light of these tornadoes in ohio, though, i really wish that i could be more reliable on this app with where the tornadoes are and if they have hit where i live. i'm on vacation without my family that lives there and last night when more hit was scary because i did not have a reliable source to where the tornadoes actually were and if my family was safe. i'm very happy with this app and i suppose it can't cover everything but it would have been really helpful to be able to track those tornadoes while it was happening! thank you anyways for such an amazing app, it has been really helpful and fun to mess around with. :)
Usually better than NWS or TWC apps
by TeriMelissa on 2018/06/24 19:07
I’ve been using the Bug since I got my very first iPhone. It zeroes in on my exact weather happening in the moment. There are many pinging spots near almost anywhere to give a good triangulation for my personal weather conditions within a few miles. The radar is easy to understand and accurate. The future casts are as accurate as I’ve ever seen ...and much better than even my 3 local meteorologists on tv. Even as far out as the 10 day forecast I know I can be ready for what may be coming. Where I live the weather is unpredictable moment to moment but Weatherbug stays on top of the quick changes. I love the storm tracker showing dangerous situations like nearby lighting and all severe weather threats. The UV rating, pollen counts and air quality reports are important to me as I am really fair, have severe allergies and asthma. The heads up to make sure I have the proper preventative meds/sunscreen make my outside time much more enjoyable. WeatherBug is an app I use daily; sometimes several times a day. I highly recommend it to everyone!
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
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.
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.
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.
Update: You Removed “Intolerable Flashing Message Icon”
by Mominmidwest on 2018/09/08 16:37
REVIEW UPDATE: THANK YOU, WeatherBug! I’m a WeatherBug fan again! I gave you a week to eliminate the “insanely rapid flashing ‘you’ve got a (trash) message’ icon” before I deleted your app. You removed the annoying add in 1 day! I will again be recommending your app to any one that needs to check the weather. WB=5xStars! PS The lightning ⚡️warning map feature is extremely helpful. Life saver! (*Original Review) I really liked the Weather Bug app for a couple of years. Seemed somewhat accurate. Love the lightning warning and locator feature. But this morning when I opened the WB app, the insanely rapid flashing “you’ve got a (trash) message” icon made me want to delete the app and give it a “0” star rating. I haven’t deleted it yet. I’ll give developer a week to get rid if this new annoyance before I delete the otherwise decent app. However, I am already searching for a different weather. app
Full of bloat & bad ux
by H0317 on 2019/05/20 17:27
The app does what it is supposed to do, but it is full of ads that are prioritized on loading. If you want to quickly check the weather make sure that you wait a few seconds for it to fully load the new data; Ive popped it open to read stale data and closed it many times before I realized it was totally wrong. If you open it up, it takes a long time to load the core of the app but displays ads quickly, which is fun in a hurry. For UX, they pack too much into the buttons and its hard to parse quickly with the eyes. Furthermore, the quick menu button has several mini components that go to different pages on click. You will invariably go to the wrong page (e.g 10 day forecast vs hourly vs time now). Add this to stale data and load times, you get a mess. It is frustrating to use, you have to wait long enough when looking to feel assured the data is trusted. When you click you go to the wrong page, wait for it to load, click the right page, wait for it to load, scroll past ads, find data. Its a silly construct and I’m done with it.
Stick to your default weather app
by Maurrie on 2019/01/19 16:49
I work for my city plowing snow, cutting grass etc, so knowing the weather is apart of my job because I need to be prepared for random call ins and so on. This app sent me completely off. All day I’m checking my default weather app, and Weather Bug, and they’re saying two completely different things. My default app is saying snow starting Friday night leading into all day Saturday. Weather Bug is saying an hour of snow at 11pm then more light snow from like 4am to 10 am Saturday morning. I stay up doing some late reading cus I of course want to believe the forecast with less snow. At around 11:30pm I check Weather Bug again, and it’s completely changed to snow all night leading into snow all day Saturday. But get this. It keeps switching back and forth between barely any snow, to snow all day. Had my job called me in overnight I would’ve been completely crap out of luck, and exhausted working through early Saturday morning into Saturday evening. To sum things up, I will definitely stick to my default weather app. It’s not the fanciest, buts it’s been pretty accurate so far. Definitely more reliable than Weather Bug.
Spark lightning is my favorite part
by RitaRH5 on 2019/07/04 12:27
A few years ago, I worked at a horse boarding farm. No one lived on site. Any time we had lightning, I could watch for strikes on the property from the safety of my home. There were a few times strikes did occur, and I was able to drive out to check on the animals and fence lines, after it was safe to be outside. Even though I no longer work there, I use this feature regularly. Last fall, there was an F0 tornado that passed one block south of my house. The NWS had not issued a warning, and no sirens were turned on. I received a Tornado Warning alert from Weatherbug, and had time to get dogs, cats, and myself to the basement. Many of my neighbors had been watching the storm from their windows, with no idea they should take cover. If it had been a stronger tornado, most likely lives could have been lost. Thank you Weatherbug for keeping me safe that day.
If you can find a better app - you should leave.
by NoLongerAFanOfThisApp on 2019/12/09 04:22
Because you won’t. Of course there are people who are never happy with anything, so once they go elsewhere others can avoid the negativity and appreciate the differences between WeatherBug and it’s competition. Meteorology has yet to become an exact science. Radar is good. Much easier to access and read than others. Gees, one of its competitor’s radar wouldn’t even appear when prompted. I do **not** miss the numerous ads and videos of other competitors either. As for anyone being able to forecast a 10 day with perfect accuracy (look up the word forecast for the guy who gave 5 stars and complained incessantly)- WeatherBug probably exceeds the others if I cared to research it. I don’t care to. I’ve found an app that’s worthy of keeping and have finally deleted all the other less accurate, money grubbing weather apps.
I regret this app
by Jltx15 on 2019/08/17 11:51
I’ve used this app for years for its lightning info which is very useful (thus 2 stars), but not more than that. I recently got fed up with yahoo weather and tried to switch to weatherbug as my primary weather source. That was a mistake. The interface is horribly slow and locks you out until it loads a million ads. I want to see hourly or 10day, ideally both like other apps, but it makes you press the button 14 times for each individually (waiting for ads). Over the last three months of testing the weather forecast has been very inaccurate, worse than yahoo I was replacing. In one case there was a giant black apocalyptic storm on the horizon. Weatherbug said sunny and 0% rain. So I assumed that storm was on some other course and went biking. Pretty soon the black covered half the sky but weatherbug still insisted 0% rain. Later I felt a few drops and weatherbug now admitted 10% chance. Minutes later it was full on biblical deluge for an hour with flooding. Nice. I’ve tried it in Europe with similar poor results. Deleted.
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!
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.
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.
Weatherbug is pretty cool!
by I reviewed this because on 2019/08/26 19:30
I really enjoy Weatherbug for it’s radar feature. It is nice to be able to see what storms are out there and which direction they are heading. I really like how it tells you how far away lightning is. It can also send notifications about weather alerts so you’re in the know if severe weather is on it’s way. I’m also kind of a weather nerd so I like the Weather news feature as well. The one thing that could be perfected a little is the hourly/ weekly forecast. I know that weather is hard to predict but it could be more accurate. A feature that I wish it had was the ability to tell you if it is going to rain in the next hour. DarkSky has this feature and it is really cool because it will send a notification to you if it is going to rain in the near future. All in all though WeatherBug is a nice app.
My go to weather app
by Rob Smelik on 2018/10/26 02:12
I have had a good experience with this app and have been using it for quite a few years. I think it is important to note that this and other weather apps are only as good as the data that feeds them. I live in Northern Virginia and because it is a fairly well populated area the data feeds are updated regularly leading to fairly accurate forecasts. This may not be the same in other areas. Unlike some other reviewers I have found the information to be quite accurate. As far as what is displayed I have always found that this app provides a wide range. From daily and hourly forecasts to live radar and emergency alerts it covers pretty much everything. I pay the yearly subscription to hide the ads which I found annoying. I figure that money helps with future updates and improvements.
My favorite weather app — by far
by Vivideaux on 2018/09/27 02:05
I have tried many weather apps in my day, but Weatherbug tops them all: Tightly linked with National Weather Service data and marvelously easy to use. My wife gets her data from the Weather Channel, which seems fine until you ask the question “Who beats the National Weather Service for meteorological accuracy?” I love the lightning strike feature, which shows strikes that, in my experience, is pretty much instantaneous. I love being able to wake up where I am, or go (or plan to go) anywhere and see a 10-day forecast that you can drill down into, so you are seeing hour-by-hour forecasts. I love the layered, animated weather maps that show me weather patterns here, over the Atlantic, or anywhere else in the world. Weatherbug has always been there for me, rock-solid, and it just seems to keep getting better.
Gulf Coast Area
by PatLouise on 2019/05/10 02:41
Weather reports are accurate and always on point. Warnings and alerts on conditions of current, and future forecasts allows enough time to make whatever needed preparations. During Great weather forecasts, it’s always nice to watch the informative videos about what’s happening in other local, or national locations. The Weather Bug not only informs us about the weather conditions accurately, there are also interesting videos and beautiful photos of our natural environment, various birds, animals, etc. I have enjoyed the Weather Bug app for several years. Whenever a friend shows me their weather app, I tell them that Weather Bug will give you more detailed and accurate information, in any local city area or State. I recommended Weather Bug to family and friends who lives in other states. They love it too!
Update made big difference!
by dustyjean on 2019/01/10 17:56
After I downloaded the latest iOS I had a lot of trouble with WeatherBug and had been so pleased with it in the past. I was turned onto the app by a good friend of mine who is a cross country 18 wheeler driver and he has been raving about it for ages. I first downloaded it about three or four years ago. After having this recent difficulty with the app - long load time and inability to get hourly forecast etc. - I went ahead and deleted it and reinstalled from the App Store. It made a huge difference!! And now I am back to using it on a routine basis and loving it - has been very accurate. I live well outside of Austin Texas in a small town and it uses local weather information from local reporting stations. Keep up the great work and I have referred this app to many many people and will continue to do so!!
Glitches
by LewisLady on 2018/09/04 21:02
WeatherBug used to be my favorite weather app. I especially liked the spark lightning feature that lets you see where lightning strikes have happened. That’s a key safety help! But in the last month or two, it has started being very unreliable. In the middle of a lightning storm, sometimes it will say “stay alert,“ and then if you refresh it it says “Seek shelter immediately,” and the map shows that a lightning strike has happened 15 minutes ago just a couple miles from your house. And what’s much worse, is that now there are annoying ads on it that flash repeatedly at you, as though an urgent message has come through from a friend. I did not fall for it, but it is highly annoying, and deceptive. Weatherbug should not except those kinds of stupid annoying flash-ads!!!
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.
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.
Informative, BUT -
by DJ at East Coast, USA on 2018/03/21 02:59
Have been using WeatherBug a while and have liked the features. Seems more accurate for me than other reviewers probably as I live near coast which has good weather networks due to hurricanes (even though somewhat away the city). BUT recent updates have taken away ability to reorganize features on the Now page by their needed priority. It’s driving me NUTS. Please, Please fix this as certain weather features are more urgently needed than others (while you’re adding more) & trying to scroll through all that isn’t helpful when you’re half asleep or in a hurry after a notification. Thankfully I had already done some reprioritizing before we lost the ability. Otherwise a more informative app than the apple-included TWC iPhone app - I use this daily.
Not accurate...
by Ibanezgrindd on 2018/08/10 07:02
We hardly get any rain here in Phoenix, and when it finally rains, the current weather shows as partly cloudy. We’ll have wind, lightning, thunder.. etc etc and it’s partly cloudy according to weatherbug. When its very very hot here (a picture of a sun with cactus) it shows 0% chance of rain in the valley of the sun for the week to come so I expect to see very hot as the forecast day in and day out. Don’t need weatherbug for that! Strangely one of those 0% precipitation days the clouds started to build heavily and then weatherbug changed its mind and changed the day’s forecast to chance of storms hours before it rained. I downloaded accuweather to do some comparisons in the week to follow. Accuweather had actual percentages for each day for that week. Weather bug had 0% the whole week. It rained twice that week. The 2 days it rained, weatherbug changed it mind that it was going to rain when there was a a visual storm in the sky. But I thought it was 0%? Terrible predictions and un-accurate information. I’ll stick with accuweatherfrom now on
My New Favorite Weather App
by wasteoftym on 2017/09/29 23:59
I had been using Wunderground for the past few years, but when we experienced a recent heatwave with high humidity out here in SoCal I was checking the humidity levels daily on Wunderground and it was giving me numbers that were way off. My body can tell the difference between high humidity and low, and I was feeling it. Yet Wunderground was reporting the humidity at levels like 36%. Um....no way! This kept being consistently wrong for weeks, so I downloaded a couple new apps to try instead. Weather Bug was the best of the bunch. I like the way it's laid out and how it reads on my screen. I find it to be consistently accurate. I'd even buy a paid version to get rid of the ads. They are only mildly annoying, but I prefer my apps that I use a lot to be ad-free. Give it a try!
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.
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!!
Amazing weather app!! So alerting!!!☀️
by Loveyava on 2020/06/25 15:14
This is the best weather app ever!!!!!!! Thank you so much for creating this!!! I love how when there is a storm the app takes it very seriously and notifies you! Great app! Download today!! I would also like to add that I would ask for a request... Can WeatherBug update the radar feature to where it is compatible with more devices? I have an iPad mini 1 and the radar services are not compatible. But everything else is spot on! Me and my mother once compared weather applications and hers was just the leading weather app and mine was this of course. It said it was going to rain from 1-4 on hers and on mine it said no rain so we compared and not a single raindrop fell that day! So accurate and perfect! Other than the radar feature, just thank you!!
Love this weather app but...
by Charmed824 on 2018/10/01 15:02
This has been my “go to” app for weather for years. I love the hourly information, especially the hourly dew point info. However, over the last month or so, the app freezes up, takes forever to refresh or load when clicking between the different options (hourly, 10 day, etc). I hope these glitches will be fixed! UPDATE: This app still doesn’t seem as accurate. It will say one thing for the current conditions, but the hourly condition shows something completely different. And the dew point is never accurate. Currently it says the dew point is 39 but my local Tv station weather app shows the dew point is 51. Plus, I don’t like how I have to scroll all the way down to view the current observations..that info should be right there when you open the app so it’s quick and easy.
Can't arrange NOW page
by montanabobw on 2018/03/31 12:46
My favorite weather app. The info provided is most often more accurate than other apps. I would give the app 5 stars except for: 1) Prior versions allowed the various segments of the NOW page (wind, lightning, UV, etc.) to be rearranged to the user's liking. That ability has unfortunately disappeared. Like another user below, I don't want the new air quality segment at the top of the list. It's good info but it's just not as important to me as other info. In fact, I'd probably put it at or near the end of the list. 2) I've never understood the "flopping around" (various info blinking) that occurs when the app is started. Eventually, after a few seconds, it settles down and stops flopping. It's done this for me for many many versions and on a number of different devices. I write apps for a living. There should be no flopping.
Great weather app
by Pzamz on 2017/12/30 21:15
Got tired of the weather channel app getting slower and slower and taking forever to load and just scroll down the page so tried this and not only is it instantly quick, but put together with common sense. The location of the features were very well thought out and very easy and convenient to use. The pop up instructions are a brilliant idea. Love the fact that it has weather and traffic cams too, that i dont have to use other separate apps. Although it has news and videos the smart thing is they don’t load automatically, which i believe keeps the app fast. You have the option to start a video and that’s the smart way to do it. What’s killing the weather channel app is they don’t give you a choice and the videos run automatically slowing down the app to a crawl. Goodbye weather channel app, you just helped me free up a lot space too!
Not accurate - all about selling your location info
by KB Traveler on 2020/05/16 17:53
I have used WeatherBug ever since Automated Weather Source first developed it. Unfortunately something has changed and I find the quality of its actual and forecast weather to have declined, especially in the last year. Yesterday was the perfect example with WeatherBug showing 0% chance of rain for every hour of the day, while we experienced constant rain showers instead. What I didn’t know was that AWS sold WeatherBug to Ground Truth (xAd). Their website describes themselves as the “largest location-based advertising platform in the world”. Yep their business model is all about selling your phone’s location information (even when the app is closed) - not providing you excellent/accurate weather forecasting. Sad because AWS had a great weather model, collaborating with educational institutions and local communities such as my own. So if your business/occupation is like mine and you require accurate weather forecasting, maybe it is time to look elsewhere.
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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).
It’s THE Weather App on My Construction Jobsites
by arkkeeper on 2020/07/11 06:35
I work in industrial construction across the US. We are constantly exposed to the elements. This app gives me a heads up for air quality and excessive heat warnings. Its radar is quick to load and most importantly the lightning notifications enables me to get my guys out of the way before anything bad happens. Lives really do depend on it and it just always works. Thanks developers for making a great app with lots of small improvements over the years!!
Allergy reports, customizable dash
by mhmehta on 2020/07/11 02:59
I've searched multiple weather and allergy apps and not until WeatherBug did I find a good allergy report on an app that talked about which specific trees were putting out more pollen. I also like the customizable dash. It's so great to have what I need at the top. A couple of times I have had to sort them again. I'm not sure why sometimes the sequence of my dash didn't stay the same. But overall love the app: allergy reports, hourly reports, etc.
Great
by mizzcard on 2020/07/11 02:53
This is the only weather app I use. I use it when I’m traveling for local weather. Love the radar and hourly forecast
Not dependable
by Dig Hey Zoos on 2020/07/11 02:36
I use WeatherBug every day to get a general idea of what to expect. My biggest problem with this app is the radar. We just had a storm pass over an hour ago. It was raining hard and the wind was very strong with lots of lightning, but the radar showed the rain had not arrived yet. I get alerts when lightning is near but if the radar is so behind on updates if a tornado was coming I wonder if I’d get the alert in time.
Holly Coulter
by mallory coulter on 2020/07/11 00:44
I love this app it tells me weather forecast, when pollen is
Constantly wrong!
by Farley213 on 2020/07/10 23:50
We are in the middle of a tropical storm and hurricane warnings. The severe weather notification pops up so I open it to find severe weather warnings for Oklahoma and Montana. I’m in freaking Connecticut! The ONLY accurate thing this app gives is lightning data which is why I keep it. And to the developers who respond asking for me to email them screenshots? I have done this SEVERAL times and nothing is getting fixed. This is a dangerous situation if people are only using this app for severe info. Oh and to the person writing the actual alerts? We get it. You just graduated from college with a big vocabulary. But stop using meteorological terms that have to be googled to figure out what the hell you are talking about. Enough with the abbreviations and tech speak. Just say it..storm coming, duck!
So much better than Weather Channel
by Cfernandes712 on 2020/07/10 21:37
So much more straightforward and useful than the weather channel app. And I get a notification on my watch whenever there is thunder nearby. Sometimes before I even here the thunder whcih is pretty cool.
Great app
by iak-ona on 2020/07/10 20:15
This app is a thorough yet simple to use weather app. I have suggested to multiple people who are happy with it. Highly suggest this app.
five stars!
by Clerical let on 2020/07/10 19:28
I love this app, very useful. I use it to find rain reports and pollen counts
Great weather app
by Leslie JK on 2020/07/10 19:02
This is a great weather app
Love the lightning radar!
by Jennyleehall on 2020/07/10 18:27
Great and reliable lighting maps!
Sharing information
by Txjetmech on 2020/07/10 17:51
This app has started to turn the area around the clock blue when I open it. The only way I have found to stop it is to go to privacy and turn the location services off for this app. I read their statement and they share your information where ever they feel they want to. I don’t like this I use the app for weather and I am not interested in the DNC knowing my business. I will be removing this app. Sorry weatherbug you crossed the line
Inaccurate for my area
by kurtbaby on 2020/07/10 16:40
I don’t understand why this app is often wrong in my area. I am an app developer and there appears to be a disconnect in the app itself. For example, we could be in the middle of a massive downpour with Sparx reporting a massive lightning storm with strikes within 200 feet of my home, and the weather side of the app will report a 10 chance of rain only. If one side of the app sees a massive thunderstorm, shouldn’t my forecast change if the other side knows we are in the middle of a storm? The weather channel app will often reflect the storm while Bug makes it sound like I should be 90% okay to picnic.
Great
by pcdc5 on 2020/07/10 15:16
I use this app multiple times a day. We are in our rainy/hurricane season here and it helps to know what is coming. I like the radar. I find it accurate. I have put this app in 3 different devices. Much better app than some of the others out there.
WORKS FINE FOR ME !
by carterthebarber on 2020/07/10 15:09
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
DOES NOT REPORT ACCURATELY
by lord jason villairifon on 2020/07/10 13:57
Please do not use this app! On multiple occasions I checked this app for the weather and it was wrong. I wanted to go to the beach one weekend, but the weather said that it was going to be raining all weekendHowever I had family down there that told me different (it was sunny all weekend long). Just as recently as today I had clothes drying outside check this app and said it was going to be sunny. It was raining all day, checked another app and it was reporting the rain where is this app was not. Very disappointing
Accurate & Informative
by Ms. LadyBugJr on 2020/07/10 13:14
This app has been the MOST accurate on forecasts for my area with info on everything down to lightening strikes! Alerts for air quality just everything you would want to know weather wise! It’s AWESOME in my opinion!
Accurate and Reliable
by pathlittle0 on 2020/07/10 06:51
I love the accuracy and reliability of WeatherBug. I compare this app with friends weather apps and WeatherBug is simply more reliable than any of the others. I enjoy being able to depend on it and plan my day accordingly. NO weather app is 100% correct at all times but WeatherBug presents me with my best chance. Thanks!
Best weather app
by cesyan2 on 2020/07/10 00:21
Always worked perfectly and comes very handy because is accurate and reliable. Thanks for the good work on keep it updated.
Geoengineering at work
by im for trump on 2020/07/09 23:25
Unfortunately, our weather is manipulated by geoengineering (the spraying you see in the skies that make you dismiss as “chem trails”), so no wonder all these weather apps are constantly wrong! So instead of blaming the weather apps, we blame geoengineering which is a college major at Harvard, for instance...(Have the discernment to look it up please.)
Weather bug
by Chesty1376 on 2020/07/09 23:24
Great service!
Works great
by Darkmatch on 2020/07/09 21:37
Great App
It’s great, but I wish the radar would show the future and not just present. Overall it’s good
by AaNnNnAaOoLlIVvIiAa on 2020/07/09 20:14
😃😃
Your the best around
by milkman74 on 2020/07/09 19:03
Strike first strike hard no mercy sir..
Not Accurate
by Why did yoy do this!😡🤬 on 2020/07/09 18:10
I have a massive issue and one the radar doesn’t work for me and it’s very in accurate. If you want a weather app get your local or the weather channel app not this.
Love this APP
by 67daisygirl on 2020/07/09 18:07
I love this APP! It has been accurate for where I live! Glad to have it because my 100 year old mom will not go anywhere unless she knows the weather!
WeatherBug
by hdnfnfkrkd on 2020/07/09 17:05
Hello! I really like this app. It works AMAZING!
Full of Information
by TMatty1 on 2020/07/09 15:09
The Weather Bug App has all my weather info in one place. I switched from the Weather Channel app to this one due to that. The only improvements that are needed is the rain forecast is always different than the last 10 Day forecast. The Future Rain Radar should run for 5 hours out rather just 1 1/2 hours. Love the App
New user
by bajancanuck on 2020/07/09 14:07
Hi , I like the lay out but I do now seem to be getting any rader readings , the satellite reading works but no cloud cover in rader settings . I am a user in Barbados so I follow the Atlantic basin map.
I like the weather bug
by Grammy times 7 on 2020/07/09 13:44
I’ve had no problems with it. It’s my go to weather App.
Gross Ads
by Bethany1981 on 2020/07/09 13:38
Pretty decent weather forecast. Perverse ads. We both deleted the app because of the ads.
Great App
by pgaorbust on 2020/07/09 12:47
Much better than the paid weather channel app. Gives me the information I need and it’s reliable.
Not very accurate
by CaptWargamer on 2020/07/09 12:07
Isn’t that the main reason to check a weather app is for “reasonable” weather accuracy? Not sure where the app pulls its weather data from but it doesn’t match the local tv channel weather. The local tv weather is surprising accurate. Every hr weather bug says 0% chance of rain. Yet, it also gives me a warning at the same time that says “Strong chance of thunderstorms for the next 3hrs”. I’m very disappointed in weatherbug.
Rain or Shine
by 1221oakland on 2020/07/09 07:41
This ap is easy to read and fine the weather wherever you go. Radar is accurate and easy to understand.
Love it.
by fishingbuddy on 2020/07/09 05:14
Love the app. Very accurate.
Weak
by Sc-79 on 2020/07/09 03:35
Horribly inaccurate hourly information It is pouring out now with lightening and winds ... the app says “zero chance of precipitation hours before and after ... don’t use it if you want accurate weather
Weatherbug
by Wallace-born on 2020/07/08 18:11
Cool app. Dependable and fun.
Gives me up to the minute info
by patsdealk on 2020/07/08 17:52
Love this app!!! No problems at all. Always warns me before a storm or tornado is approaching.
it’s amazing
by ♐️💙Iva Jean💙♐️ on 2020/07/08 16:44
weatherbug has informed me better than any other weather app. i highly recommend this app
Weather bug is best!!!!!!
by Bad awful, uninstalling on 2020/07/08 16:03
Whooho weather bug I just got it looked at it... WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW AWESOME 😎 HAS TO BE IT GUYS!
Inaccurate and annoying
by Devon Rae :P on 2020/07/08 14:59
This app seems to only ever be accurate AFTER THE FACT. We were hit by a massive storm that was on a different app I have but wasn’t on this app. Incredibly frustrating. Not to mention the amount of political adds all over. Regardless of your political party affiliation. Seeing it all over your WEATHER app is just incredibly frustrating and annoying.
Accurate
by duhajshwushwhd on 2020/07/08 12:24
Weather bug is incredibly accurate it is better than the weather app on iPhone.
THE BEST
by Djdjsjkdk on 2020/07/08 04:01
Always accurate. Better than any other apps.
Awful
by guy sitting in rain on 2020/07/07 23:57
Slow to load, and insanely inaccurate. Tired to sitting in the rain whie Weatherbug says it’s sunny and vice versa. A weather app that can’t ever get the weather RIGHT, is just taking up memory on your phone. Steer clear
Better than most!
by 1buckbill on 2020/07/07 22:21
I’ve got 6 weather apps on my pad, this is my favorite.
Weather bug
by Maria Neese on 2020/07/07 21:59
I like it but sometimes it won’t load in r Walmart 😕. But on r homework it works fine. Thanx for alerts weather bug👌
Good app
by disneygirlforlife on 2020/07/07 21:24
Very helpful app.
It is awesome!
by StarMeow20 on 2020/07/07 17:24
This app is truly awesome! A lot of weather apps don’t have these features, and are complete scams! This is the best weather app anyone could use!
Great barometer and sunrise
by Jacsquare on 2020/07/07 16:09
Nice
Slow to load occasionally
by Thor the old 1 on 2020/07/07 15:06
Good site, love the radar functions, I like the lightning strike feature, and the daily and hourly reports. They have been more accurate than other sites so far. It is slow to load sometimes and some color changes on the first screen would enhance the users experience to locate specific features
Trump ad
by Jeremy Robbins on 2020/07/07 14:21
No longer using this app. Saw a Trump digital ad
My favorite weather app
by Loves green girl on 2020/07/07 03:31
I have been with Weather Bug for many years. I have found them to be accurate and they care about my safety! Best all around weather app.
Done with the Bug!
by IntoNeil on 2020/07/07 01:48
I’m deleting the app. If I could #cancel an app this would be the one. It has provided incorrect information regarding rain several times. Today was the last straw. Before my bike ride I checked the app and it said 30% chance of rain. I think that 30% reflected the accuracy of the app. I was caught in a Thunderstorm with torrential rain. Stranded and Alone. My bike was ruined and so were my sneakers. My day...Destroyed! Had I used another app I would of been able to see more than a 30%chance of rain as another app would have given me a accurate report. It has been good in the past but this situation has made me loose trust in the app. I will be weather app shopping for the rest of the evening.!
Would have been 5 if.
by Jeffsten on 2020/07/07 00:01
Would have been 5 stars but I drove through Vermillion South Dakota the middle of April 2020 even it is not saved on my app I get weather alerts for the area. It’s costing me data to have bogus alerts sent to me unless you want to pay for my cell bill?
What happened?
by ARB317 on 2020/07/06 22:22
Recently, the weather stations have changed and they are nowhere close to my home. This isn’t accurate because of the change. I love this app, but it is no help to me now. Why did y’all do that? Bummed.
Amazing
by emma chaberland on 2020/07/06 21:34
It gives me a notice of what is happening before I go and the way it tells me to take shelters
Great Features Though Highly Inaccurate
by Group Fitness on 2020/07/06 21:28
Weather Bug offers great features though is highly inaccurate when called upon to forecast the weather in a timely fashion. I teach outdoor exercise classes and once again it is raining heavily though Weather Bug publishes that it won’t rain for another two hours. Very disappointed.
Bad marketing decision
by Soosahn on 2020/07/06 19:32
Stay away from political ads - unless you don’t mind alienating half the nation. I downloaded the app and before I was finished acquainting myself with it, 5 political ads. I immediately deleted it.
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!!
Sparks malfunction
by Kaspan 49 on 2020/07/06 18:13
Sense the last update sparks does register the closer lightning strikes. The map show lightning strike right on top of me but closest lightning strike registers nothing and there were hundreds of lightning strikes.
Accurate Forecasts
by chatham23 on 2020/07/06 17:49
Much more accurate than weather.com and other apps that come with iphone. I have compared. Almost cancelled plans due to 75% rain chance on other app. Checked Weatherbug - said 0%. Not a drop!
Best app for outdoor sports/fitness instructors
by Zumba Jess on 2020/07/06 17:15
I’m a fitness instructor. In the Covid-era, I have shifted my fitness classes outdoors and need consistently reliable, up to the minute information. This is the best app I have found for my needs. It hasn’t let me down! Best couple of dollars I’ve spent on an app I use every day.
Great for local weather!
by Jaljam79 on 2020/07/06 17:09
Very accurate local weather conditions which means a lot especially if like me your business results around severe weather and avoidance of storms.
Like it a lot
by vvvggggggghffschhgjj on 2020/07/06 02:28
.very good
Necessary
by Oldster812 on 2020/07/06 01:50
This is my go to site when I am planning my day or night. Always helpful.
Very useful
by Nix49987 on 2020/07/06 01:28
Very useful and easy to use. My favorite weather app. I especially like the spark option that shows lightning strikes.
Review
by Vega, MD on 2020/07/05 23:07
Practical app with good future vision of expected weather
Great information.
by MamawRuby on 2020/07/05 20:48
Informative & accurate.
Forecasts consistently wrong
by Timaaa on 2020/07/05 20:31
Why do we even bother to look at your forecast this summer. Your high temperature has been consistently low almost every day. You’ve actually put your users in danger as you missed several high heat warnings until they were on top of us and we were already out for the day. Where do you get your information? Is it some kind of weather pool feed like the AP news? It’s terrible
Forecasting Accuracy
by Six screw on 2020/07/05 19:47
I took a couple meteorology classes in community college when I was learning to fly small aircraft. With a slightly better understanding of weather forecasting than most , I realize the difficulty. That being said, Weather Bug does a very good job overall . Temperature is “ Spot On” , even out several days . Hour by Hour is is also nearly perfect until the critical 36 hour mark. Extended forecast is much better than most. I have found Weather Bug to have a more reliable source than than the National Weather Service. I have 6 Weather apps loaded on my phone and laptop. But I mostly use just 2 .Weather Bug is one of those two. Thank you to the meteorologists who do what do. Meteorology is one of several highly underrated sciences . Thank you again
Great weather ap
by cow/chicken farmer on 2020/07/05 19:34
Love it
My go to weather app
by IAMCROM on 2020/07/05 19:32
Easy to use. Accurate and has great features readily available.
Weather I can count on
by SewUr on 2020/07/05 19:18
Living in central Florida, the lightning capital of the US and having lightning strike our houses 3 times, I check with Weather Bug before I go into the pool ! Appreciate this service.
Weather warning problem
by Christiex619 on 2020/07/05 18:35
So I’ve had the app for a while and for the most part no issue - now all of a sudden I am getting weather warnings for Wyoming and the Dakotas. All very informative, but useless to me as I live in New Hampshire. Where did my local stuff go?
Inaccurate
by Endrea on 2020/07/05 16:06
We have a small pop up storm with thunder and NOTHING on this radar! Using accuweather as it is always right in comparison! Weatherbug I had for years! Used to pay for no ads but terrible after updates! Funny as it shows lightning strikes close to us but NO STORM! Bye weatherbug!
As accurate as forecasting the weather
by scichik on 2020/07/05 14:36
I don’t know if anyone can ever predict the weather but this app tries. So as long as I get an idea of what to expect, I’m good. The radar does take a little time to load, but it’s nice to be able to check when needed.
I Keep looking, but...
by Jim in Kansas on 2020/07/05 08:45
If there is a weather app that is better for me, I haven’t found it. Some have more glitz. Some have more striking maps. Some are quicker. Some are more technical. BUT I keep coming back to WeatherBug. Works for me!
Wonderful
by EnragedOcelot on 2020/07/05 05:19
Outstanding
Gee Gee
by MS Breeze on 2020/07/05 01:32
Love my little accurate weather bug!!!
Great app
by derekboo13 on 2020/07/04 19:12
Such an easy to use and accurate app!
Great app
by Tecky Man on 2020/07/04 17:38
I use to group chat and messaging love it have friends all over the world just great
Good app
by jsszost on 2020/07/04 17:32
This is my go to app for my local weather. Sometimes a little slow but always spot on.
Awesome
by CarlyKayy on 2020/07/04 13:31
Accurate, easy and useful. Use it daily.
Slow to Adapt
by Unclejed1949 on 2020/07/04 12:25
I find that weather bug is slow to adapt to changing weather conditions. I am usually quite satisfied.
Makaha17
by Makaha17 on 2020/07/04 12:21
Have enjoyed and relied on this app for years
Inaccurate
by eicjsgyd on 2020/07/04 07:34
Not veryuseful
Fantastic customer service. Excellent features. “So so” weather accuracy.
by Llamalin on 2020/07/04 07:26
The title says it all.
Works well for me
by geeberhopper on 2020/07/03 22:52
Much more dependable than many other apps I have tried.
Great App
by Skeeteracing on 2020/07/03 22:17
I wiring outside for a living so I am always checking or looking at the weather forecast. This App is great and is usually spot on about the forecast as I would recommend this to anyone
Love weather bug
by Queenie⚡ on 2020/07/03 21:38
Weather bug is great. Everything you want to know to plan your day or week.
Where did the local traffic cams go?
by Burned Notice on 2020/07/03 19:54
Why did you remove the local traffic cams? Now there are no local cameras anywhere near my location. Not one in our area. And we’re not a small town either. We’re the 5th largest city in our state. Please bring the traffic cams back. Update: Added another star because I found the traffic cams have been returned. They are now located in the new commuter section. Thank you.
Love weather
by jgdogowner on 2020/07/03 17:06
So nice to to have someone who you can trust
No sound with videos.
by Jim McPherson on 2020/07/03 13:29
Trying to watch the weekend weather outlook video and there is no sound. Volume is turned up all the way. There is no options to unmute video.
Weather Bug
by BobHud on 2020/07/03 12:24
Simple, easy to use. Generally accurate for temp and rain. Not accurate for wind forecasts.
No weather app is perfect but this is pretty good.
by Sam From Mass. on 2020/07/03 12:00
Title sums it up. Reasonable to good accuracy with forecasting and prompt with alerts. RADAR portion is excellent with MANY overlays to use. As far as differences with other forecasting apps, well, I have 4 weather apps and they all will disagree with one another in various ways. However the one which is my main go to weather app is Weatherbug and has been for many years.
Weather
by Elko54 on 2020/07/03 11:33
Have found weather bug to update, stay true, and the extras to be very on the spot. Always keeping me updated with latest.
Forecasts
by Retrver on 2020/07/03 10:50
Why do you show 70% chance of storms on your dauly report and only zero to 20% chance on a few hourly reports. Seems to be contadictory.
Remove Ads
by KayKaySmith on 2020/07/03 03:30
Remove the ads. Seriously terrible!
Always accurate.
by Momlawyer2 on 2020/07/03 02:41
Wherever in the world I go, it’s right on.
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.
Guys... this was ridiculous.
by Beansy Baby on 2018/09/17 22:24
As many of you know, and clearly this app was aware, there was a hurricane that affected the Carolinas etc. Once upon a time I loved this app, but since this hurricane hit, I cannot believe how repetitive and unhelpful this app was. I got CONSTANT notifications about extended hurricane statements, flash flood statements, and tornado statements. Those are all well and good THE FIRST TIME THEY ARE ISSUED. I had 15+ notifications while trying to conserve phone battery, I eventually turned them off. They also arrived 10+ mins later than TWC (which could be service provider related but not the point of this rant). What would have been most helpful Weatherbug, would have been actual storm updates. We had no power, no radio (our own fault) and couldn’t load a single app to see the radar, but thank god notifications came through.... giving us location/wind speed/ANYTHING useful would have been better. Don’t get rid of the statement updates completely.. maybe just start them as indefinite when there is a hurricane present. LASTLY, the notification that said: “Florence made landfall Friday in North Carolina! Watch the latest footage of the storm on weatherbug.” FORGET YOU. I LIVED THROUGH IT, had a tree fall on the roof while I was trying to sleep I KNOW A HURRICANE CAME THROUGH THATS INSENSITIVE AND UNFREAKINGHELPFUL. I have screen shots to prove all of this.
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. 👌🏻
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.
Not at all accurate
by pumblino on 2020/05/01 09:16
They keep sending out updates but each one proves to be less accurate than before. The other day we had so much rain falling. Weatherbug was updated and said we were to have sunny skies, warm temps in the 60’s and above all a dry day. Nope, it poured for several hours, even knocked out power in a few areas. Thats enough for me to say its time to find a reliable source for weather reports. Reports say they only keep updating to refresh user’s online activities. Look it up people. Update may 1: developers asked me to send them information on where I’m located in an email form. They already know where I’m at as they keep location track on us when we are using the app or not. Then they sell your information to others about my online searches and more. I have no intentions of escalating the remarks with them so they can keep better track of me. They don't get the weather right and I’m not wasting my time with them. There are a thousand different weather services out there in which I'm sure i can find one with accurate predictions. I don't mean 10 days out, but for today and tomorrow is important for planning what it is i wish to do. They screw up my plans so many times saying nice dry sweet day and then it pours half the day. Then when they say it is high chance of rain we get nothing. Why bother?
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...
love this app!!
by maddflower on 2019/06/17 03:13
on memorial day, ohio had a really scary tornado outbreak and i'm lucky enough to have survived through it without being hit by one. i came across this app with my anxiety getting the better of me due to an extreme fear of tornadoes, but i can confidently say i'm happy i found it! it is extremely useful and very interesting to look on the radar. i love the alerts that it provides and they are VERY helpful. thanks for this great app! in light of these tornadoes in ohio, though, i really wish that i could be more reliable on this app with where the tornadoes are and if they have hit where i live. i'm on vacation without my family that lives there and last night when more hit was scary because i did not have a reliable source to where the tornadoes actually were and if my family was safe. i'm very happy with this app and i suppose it can't cover everything but it would have been really helpful to be able to track those tornadoes while it was happening! thank you anyways for such an amazing app, it has been really helpful and fun to mess around with. :)
Usually better than NWS or TWC apps
by TeriMelissa on 2018/06/24 19:07
I’ve been using the Bug since I got my very first iPhone. It zeroes in on my exact weather happening in the moment. There are many pinging spots near almost anywhere to give a good triangulation for my personal weather conditions within a few miles. The radar is easy to understand and accurate. The future casts are as accurate as I’ve ever seen ...and much better than even my 3 local meteorologists on tv. Even as far out as the 10 day forecast I know I can be ready for what may be coming. Where I live the weather is unpredictable moment to moment but Weatherbug stays on top of the quick changes. I love the storm tracker showing dangerous situations like nearby lighting and all severe weather threats. The UV rating, pollen counts and air quality reports are important to me as I am really fair, have severe allergies and asthma. The heads up to make sure I have the proper preventative meds/sunscreen make my outside time much more enjoyable. WeatherBug is an app I use daily; sometimes several times a day. I highly recommend it to everyone!
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
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.
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.
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.
Update: You Removed “Intolerable Flashing Message Icon”
by Mominmidwest on 2018/09/08 16:37
REVIEW UPDATE: THANK YOU, WeatherBug! I’m a WeatherBug fan again! I gave you a week to eliminate the “insanely rapid flashing ‘you’ve got a (trash) message’ icon” before I deleted your app. You removed the annoying add in 1 day! I will again be recommending your app to any one that needs to check the weather. WB=5xStars! PS The lightning ⚡️warning map feature is extremely helpful. Life saver! (*Original Review) I really liked the Weather Bug app for a couple of years. Seemed somewhat accurate. Love the lightning warning and locator feature. But this morning when I opened the WB app, the insanely rapid flashing “you’ve got a (trash) message” icon made me want to delete the app and give it a “0” star rating. I haven’t deleted it yet. I’ll give developer a week to get rid if this new annoyance before I delete the otherwise decent app. However, I am already searching for a different weather. app
Full of bloat & bad ux
by H0317 on 2019/05/20 17:27
The app does what it is supposed to do, but it is full of ads that are prioritized on loading. If you want to quickly check the weather make sure that you wait a few seconds for it to fully load the new data; Ive popped it open to read stale data and closed it many times before I realized it was totally wrong. If you open it up, it takes a long time to load the core of the app but displays ads quickly, which is fun in a hurry. For UX, they pack too much into the buttons and its hard to parse quickly with the eyes. Furthermore, the quick menu button has several mini components that go to different pages on click. You will invariably go to the wrong page (e.g 10 day forecast vs hourly vs time now). Add this to stale data and load times, you get a mess. It is frustrating to use, you have to wait long enough when looking to feel assured the data is trusted. When you click you go to the wrong page, wait for it to load, click the right page, wait for it to load, scroll past ads, find data. Its a silly construct and I’m done with it.
Stick to your default weather app
by Maurrie on 2019/01/19 16:49
I work for my city plowing snow, cutting grass etc, so knowing the weather is apart of my job because I need to be prepared for random call ins and so on. This app sent me completely off. All day I’m checking my default weather app, and Weather Bug, and they’re saying two completely different things. My default app is saying snow starting Friday night leading into all day Saturday. Weather Bug is saying an hour of snow at 11pm then more light snow from like 4am to 10 am Saturday morning. I stay up doing some late reading cus I of course want to believe the forecast with less snow. At around 11:30pm I check Weather Bug again, and it’s completely changed to snow all night leading into snow all day Saturday. But get this. It keeps switching back and forth between barely any snow, to snow all day. Had my job called me in overnight I would’ve been completely crap out of luck, and exhausted working through early Saturday morning into Saturday evening. To sum things up, I will definitely stick to my default weather app. It’s not the fanciest, buts it’s been pretty accurate so far. Definitely more reliable than Weather Bug.
Spark lightning is my favorite part
by RitaRH5 on 2019/07/04 12:27
A few years ago, I worked at a horse boarding farm. No one lived on site. Any time we had lightning, I could watch for strikes on the property from the safety of my home. There were a few times strikes did occur, and I was able to drive out to check on the animals and fence lines, after it was safe to be outside. Even though I no longer work there, I use this feature regularly. Last fall, there was an F0 tornado that passed one block south of my house. The NWS had not issued a warning, and no sirens were turned on. I received a Tornado Warning alert from Weatherbug, and had time to get dogs, cats, and myself to the basement. Many of my neighbors had been watching the storm from their windows, with no idea they should take cover. If it had been a stronger tornado, most likely lives could have been lost. Thank you Weatherbug for keeping me safe that day.
If you can find a better app - you should leave.
by NoLongerAFanOfThisApp on 2019/12/09 04:22
Because you won’t. Of course there are people who are never happy with anything, so once they go elsewhere others can avoid the negativity and appreciate the differences between WeatherBug and it’s competition. Meteorology has yet to become an exact science. Radar is good. Much easier to access and read than others. Gees, one of its competitor’s radar wouldn’t even appear when prompted. I do **not** miss the numerous ads and videos of other competitors either. As for anyone being able to forecast a 10 day with perfect accuracy (look up the word forecast for the guy who gave 5 stars and complained incessantly)- WeatherBug probably exceeds the others if I cared to research it. I don’t care to. I’ve found an app that’s worthy of keeping and have finally deleted all the other less accurate, money grubbing weather apps.
I regret this app
by Jltx15 on 2019/08/17 11:51
I’ve used this app for years for its lightning info which is very useful (thus 2 stars), but not more than that. I recently got fed up with yahoo weather and tried to switch to weatherbug as my primary weather source. That was a mistake. The interface is horribly slow and locks you out until it loads a million ads. I want to see hourly or 10day, ideally both like other apps, but it makes you press the button 14 times for each individually (waiting for ads). Over the last three months of testing the weather forecast has been very inaccurate, worse than yahoo I was replacing. In one case there was a giant black apocalyptic storm on the horizon. Weatherbug said sunny and 0% rain. So I assumed that storm was on some other course and went biking. Pretty soon the black covered half the sky but weatherbug still insisted 0% rain. Later I felt a few drops and weatherbug now admitted 10% chance. Minutes later it was full on biblical deluge for an hour with flooding. Nice. I’ve tried it in Europe with similar poor results. Deleted.
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!
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.
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.
Weatherbug is pretty cool!
by I reviewed this because on 2019/08/26 19:30
I really enjoy Weatherbug for it’s radar feature. It is nice to be able to see what storms are out there and which direction they are heading. I really like how it tells you how far away lightning is. It can also send notifications about weather alerts so you’re in the know if severe weather is on it’s way. I’m also kind of a weather nerd so I like the Weather news feature as well. The one thing that could be perfected a little is the hourly/ weekly forecast. I know that weather is hard to predict but it could be more accurate. A feature that I wish it had was the ability to tell you if it is going to rain in the next hour. DarkSky has this feature and it is really cool because it will send a notification to you if it is going to rain in the near future. All in all though WeatherBug is a nice app.
My go to weather app
by Rob Smelik on 2018/10/26 02:12
I have had a good experience with this app and have been using it for quite a few years. I think it is important to note that this and other weather apps are only as good as the data that feeds them. I live in Northern Virginia and because it is a fairly well populated area the data feeds are updated regularly leading to fairly accurate forecasts. This may not be the same in other areas. Unlike some other reviewers I have found the information to be quite accurate. As far as what is displayed I have always found that this app provides a wide range. From daily and hourly forecasts to live radar and emergency alerts it covers pretty much everything. I pay the yearly subscription to hide the ads which I found annoying. I figure that money helps with future updates and improvements.
My favorite weather app — by far
by Vivideaux on 2018/09/27 02:05
I have tried many weather apps in my day, but Weatherbug tops them all: Tightly linked with National Weather Service data and marvelously easy to use. My wife gets her data from the Weather Channel, which seems fine until you ask the question “Who beats the National Weather Service for meteorological accuracy?” I love the lightning strike feature, which shows strikes that, in my experience, is pretty much instantaneous. I love being able to wake up where I am, or go (or plan to go) anywhere and see a 10-day forecast that you can drill down into, so you are seeing hour-by-hour forecasts. I love the layered, animated weather maps that show me weather patterns here, over the Atlantic, or anywhere else in the world. Weatherbug has always been there for me, rock-solid, and it just seems to keep getting better.
Gulf Coast Area
by PatLouise on 2019/05/10 02:41
Weather reports are accurate and always on point. Warnings and alerts on conditions of current, and future forecasts allows enough time to make whatever needed preparations. During Great weather forecasts, it’s always nice to watch the informative videos about what’s happening in other local, or national locations. The Weather Bug not only informs us about the weather conditions accurately, there are also interesting videos and beautiful photos of our natural environment, various birds, animals, etc. I have enjoyed the Weather Bug app for several years. Whenever a friend shows me their weather app, I tell them that Weather Bug will give you more detailed and accurate information, in any local city area or State. I recommended Weather Bug to family and friends who lives in other states. They love it too!
Update made big difference!
by dustyjean on 2019/01/10 17:56
After I downloaded the latest iOS I had a lot of trouble with WeatherBug and had been so pleased with it in the past. I was turned onto the app by a good friend of mine who is a cross country 18 wheeler driver and he has been raving about it for ages. I first downloaded it about three or four years ago. After having this recent difficulty with the app - long load time and inability to get hourly forecast etc. - I went ahead and deleted it and reinstalled from the App Store. It made a huge difference!! And now I am back to using it on a routine basis and loving it - has been very accurate. I live well outside of Austin Texas in a small town and it uses local weather information from local reporting stations. Keep up the great work and I have referred this app to many many people and will continue to do so!!
Glitches
by LewisLady on 2018/09/04 21:02
WeatherBug used to be my favorite weather app. I especially liked the spark lightning feature that lets you see where lightning strikes have happened. That’s a key safety help! But in the last month or two, it has started being very unreliable. In the middle of a lightning storm, sometimes it will say “stay alert,“ and then if you refresh it it says “Seek shelter immediately,” and the map shows that a lightning strike has happened 15 minutes ago just a couple miles from your house. And what’s much worse, is that now there are annoying ads on it that flash repeatedly at you, as though an urgent message has come through from a friend. I did not fall for it, but it is highly annoying, and deceptive. Weatherbug should not except those kinds of stupid annoying flash-ads!!!
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.
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.
Informative, BUT -
by DJ at East Coast, USA on 2018/03/21 02:59
Have been using WeatherBug a while and have liked the features. Seems more accurate for me than other reviewers probably as I live near coast which has good weather networks due to hurricanes (even though somewhat away the city). BUT recent updates have taken away ability to reorganize features on the Now page by their needed priority. It’s driving me NUTS. Please, Please fix this as certain weather features are more urgently needed than others (while you’re adding more) & trying to scroll through all that isn’t helpful when you’re half asleep or in a hurry after a notification. Thankfully I had already done some reprioritizing before we lost the ability. Otherwise a more informative app than the apple-included TWC iPhone app - I use this daily.
Not accurate...
by Ibanezgrindd on 2018/08/10 07:02
We hardly get any rain here in Phoenix, and when it finally rains, the current weather shows as partly cloudy. We’ll have wind, lightning, thunder.. etc etc and it’s partly cloudy according to weatherbug. When its very very hot here (a picture of a sun with cactus) it shows 0% chance of rain in the valley of the sun for the week to come so I expect to see very hot as the forecast day in and day out. Don’t need weatherbug for that! Strangely one of those 0% precipitation days the clouds started to build heavily and then weatherbug changed its mind and changed the day’s forecast to chance of storms hours before it rained. I downloaded accuweather to do some comparisons in the week to follow. Accuweather had actual percentages for each day for that week. Weather bug had 0% the whole week. It rained twice that week. The 2 days it rained, weatherbug changed it mind that it was going to rain when there was a a visual storm in the sky. But I thought it was 0%? Terrible predictions and un-accurate information. I’ll stick with accuweatherfrom now on
My New Favorite Weather App
by wasteoftym on 2017/09/29 23:59
I had been using Wunderground for the past few years, but when we experienced a recent heatwave with high humidity out here in SoCal I was checking the humidity levels daily on Wunderground and it was giving me numbers that were way off. My body can tell the difference between high humidity and low, and I was feeling it. Yet Wunderground was reporting the humidity at levels like 36%. Um....no way! This kept being consistently wrong for weeks, so I downloaded a couple new apps to try instead. Weather Bug was the best of the bunch. I like the way it's laid out and how it reads on my screen. I find it to be consistently accurate. I'd even buy a paid version to get rid of the ads. They are only mildly annoying, but I prefer my apps that I use a lot to be ad-free. Give it a try!
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.
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!!
Amazing weather app!! So alerting!!!☀️
by Loveyava on 2020/06/25 15:14
This is the best weather app ever!!!!!!! Thank you so much for creating this!!! I love how when there is a storm the app takes it very seriously and notifies you! Great app! Download today!! I would also like to add that I would ask for a request... Can WeatherBug update the radar feature to where it is compatible with more devices? I have an iPad mini 1 and the radar services are not compatible. But everything else is spot on! Me and my mother once compared weather applications and hers was just the leading weather app and mine was this of course. It said it was going to rain from 1-4 on hers and on mine it said no rain so we compared and not a single raindrop fell that day! So accurate and perfect! Other than the radar feature, just thank you!!
Love this weather app but...
by Charmed824 on 2018/10/01 15:02
This has been my “go to” app for weather for years. I love the hourly information, especially the hourly dew point info. However, over the last month or so, the app freezes up, takes forever to refresh or load when clicking between the different options (hourly, 10 day, etc). I hope these glitches will be fixed! UPDATE: This app still doesn’t seem as accurate. It will say one thing for the current conditions, but the hourly condition shows something completely different. And the dew point is never accurate. Currently it says the dew point is 39 but my local Tv station weather app shows the dew point is 51. Plus, I don’t like how I have to scroll all the way down to view the current observations..that info should be right there when you open the app so it’s quick and easy.
Can't arrange NOW page
by montanabobw on 2018/03/31 12:46
My favorite weather app. The info provided is most often more accurate than other apps. I would give the app 5 stars except for: 1) Prior versions allowed the various segments of the NOW page (wind, lightning, UV, etc.) to be rearranged to the user's liking. That ability has unfortunately disappeared. Like another user below, I don't want the new air quality segment at the top of the list. It's good info but it's just not as important to me as other info. In fact, I'd probably put it at or near the end of the list. 2) I've never understood the "flopping around" (various info blinking) that occurs when the app is started. Eventually, after a few seconds, it settles down and stops flopping. It's done this for me for many many versions and on a number of different devices. I write apps for a living. There should be no flopping.
Great weather app
by Pzamz on 2017/12/30 21:15
Got tired of the weather channel app getting slower and slower and taking forever to load and just scroll down the page so tried this and not only is it instantly quick, but put together with common sense. The location of the features were very well thought out and very easy and convenient to use. The pop up instructions are a brilliant idea. Love the fact that it has weather and traffic cams too, that i dont have to use other separate apps. Although it has news and videos the smart thing is they don’t load automatically, which i believe keeps the app fast. You have the option to start a video and that’s the smart way to do it. What’s killing the weather channel app is they don’t give you a choice and the videos run automatically slowing down the app to a crawl. Goodbye weather channel app, you just helped me free up a lot space too!
Not accurate - all about selling your location info
by KB Traveler on 2020/05/16 17:53
I have used WeatherBug ever since Automated Weather Source first developed it. Unfortunately something has changed and I find the quality of its actual and forecast weather to have declined, especially in the last year. Yesterday was the perfect example with WeatherBug showing 0% chance of rain for every hour of the day, while we experienced constant rain showers instead. What I didn’t know was that AWS sold WeatherBug to Ground Truth (xAd). Their website describes themselves as the “largest location-based advertising platform in the world”. Yep their business model is all about selling your phone’s location information (even when the app is closed) - not providing you excellent/accurate weather forecasting. Sad because AWS had a great weather model, collaborating with educational institutions and local communities such as my own. So if your business/occupation is like mine and you require accurate weather forecasting, maybe it is time to look elsewhere.
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