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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).
Not as good
by Longtime Reds Fan on 2021/05/04 21:48
Before the last update the lightning was shown with the radar. Not it isn’t. It’s a pain to have to switch screens every time. Still like it because it does show the lightning.
Broken on iPhone 12
by mrmdpgh on 2021/05/04 21:38
Won’t go past the tracking screen when first opening. Seems that TFN new version is broken.
Livinthedream62
by livinthedream62 on 2021/05/04 19:12
Use to love this app but with every update it keeps getting worse. Very slow to update locations and radar is sub par to say the least. Accuracy is poor. Like I said, use to love it. Not so much anymore.
Huge cost increase with no added features
by JRF_USA on 2021/05/04 18:29
ORIGINAL REVIEW: I’ve used and liked WeatherBug for years but with the latest subscription version, the ad-free price has increased a whopping 250% from $3.99/year to $9.99/year. No additional features, just a much bigger dent in your wallet. UPDATE: My original review was specifically about the increased cost of the paid (ad-free) subscription however the developer's comment (below) is about the free version with ads. Please read my review and the response carefully.
Love it
by Xplode4u on 2021/05/04 17:39
Works well been using for about 5 years now.
Terrible
by Yeppppejeje on 2021/05/04 14:50
Probably the worst weather all available. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this app. It’s hourly forecast is wrong 95% of the time.
Easy. To use
by ngamtns on 2021/05/04 13:58
Only weather app I use
Most accurate compared to others
by Lauren Schwarze on 2021/05/03 23:59
Weather Bug has been consistently more accurate than the Apple default weather app as well as my local Fox weather app and the Weather Channel app. It’s the only weather app I trust now.
freezing
by Zozo1234577890135794326 on 2021/05/03 22:31
used to love this app but recently it’s been freezing up terribly on maps and i’m honestly losing my patience with it. might have to delete.
Good weather site
by Journeys End on 2021/05/03 21:47
Mostly a good predictor/accurate. Easy to use and informative.
Rate
by talmx on 2021/05/03 20:18
Best weather app
Great weather app for sailors!
by Weather+ on 2021/05/03 18:15
Especially like the lightning notification feature.
Keeps me prepared
by Pinball great on 2021/05/03 13:06
I love it. It’s usually very accurate. Great app.
Alerts
by pollen alerts on 2021/05/03 11:55
I love the pollen alerts! My family suffers from bad allergies and this helps us be prepared!
It’s our “go to” source to plan our day
by Marrow55 on 2021/05/03 10:17
The Weather Bug app is our trusted source to view the days temps and precipitation. It gives us a quick view so we can can our day knowing what to expect. Because Weather Bug makes it incredibly easy to follow weather on multiple towns & states, we always know what the weather is where are children and grandchildren are. Thanks Weather Bug
Ok but some issues
by Justajokegame on 2021/05/03 04:33
I find that it works only 1/2 of the time. Sometimes the APP just fails. Sad because when it does work it’s a nice APP.
Slow slow
by lstone711 on 2021/05/03 01:38
Ap is nice to have at finger tips but is slow
Has become essentially unusable
by Mamille2 on 2021/05/03 01:18
I’m not sure if it was the latest iOS update or if it was upgrading my device to iPhone 12, but this app is now so buggy, it’s not even worth opening. I keep it on my phone because I like lighting alerts, but if I should DARE to tap on radar or scroll down or click through the daily/hourly/weekly tabs, the app crashes and shuts down. I’ve been hoping an app update would resolve the issue...I can’t even get the thing to work long enough to report it to app support!
Always on
by Carol XR on 2021/05/03 00:54
Weather bug has been my go to channel for all things weather for many years. Love it.
Go-to for weather
by Raydioboss on 2021/05/03 00:43
Replaces about 3 other apps.
Great
by crayfish 1234 on 2021/05/02 16:17
Great weather information. Keep up the great work
Weather Bug
by dandragon1223 on 2021/05/02 14:40
A very good and reliable and very underrated app. I recommend you download this app it's a very amazing weather app. the best app for weather.
Slower
by American750 on 2021/05/02 14:39
Works ok! I still like it, just for some reason it has slowed way down loading in the past months. Yes, internet speed is good. All other apps work fine.
What was once fast and easy is now slow and spammy
by &@$ Nickname on 2021/05/02 12:12
The app used to be fast and easy to use. But in the past two years performance dropped and dropped until it takes over a minute to load up the data. And then, it is still loading ad content. While loading the ads, nothing works. I don’t need alerts for places I visit but am not at. So when I’m in Virginia I don’t need alerts for Denver, Utah, Missouri, of the places where I checked the weather when visiting over a year ago. This app will be replaced on my phone.
Doesn’t Work
by SueNYY2 on 2021/05/02 08:07
I don’t know what happened to your app but it no longer works for me. It takes forever to open then it crashes. Tried it without wifi on LTE and same thing happens. Occasionally it will open but it takes forever to load everything. What is going on with your app? It used to be the best weather app. From reading all the reviews looks like everyone is having the same issue.
WeatherBug
by Stefanos944t on 2021/05/02 06:24
The best app I have ever used to know the weather I can’t go a day without looking at it!
Love my Bug!
by Temarr915livingthedream on 2021/05/02 04:29
I have this app on every device that I use! Accurate and easy to use in an emergent situation! Love my bug!
Review
by Granny "K" on 2021/05/02 02:16
I think this is the best weather app available. The information is right on the money. I just love this app. Maps are great. Love love love it.
App Version 5.21.2
by dd-wa on 2021/05/02 01:48
Just started using this current version on my iPhone. I can say that this app is no longer a data hog. It was a few updates ago when the app went bad. I had to take the app out of using cellular data because in a single use it grabbed nearly 100 MB of data. Now, it’s more reasonable around 15 MB looking at most of the app content. I have put this app back to using cellular. I had rated this app “1 Star” due to the recent bad updates. I bumped it up to a 4 stars as it’s looking better in responsiveness and data use. However, I will maintain the data-use watch for now just in case it happens again.
Besides very inaccurate readings and forecasts, now incredibly slow.
by LaraCroft_NYC on 2021/05/02 00:42
Besides very inaccurate readings and forecasts, now new update incredibly slow. Different pieces of the display screen pop up slowly, one at a time. Yawn. 🥱😴
What the heck happened?
by Shmarius on 2021/05/01 21:11
This has been my go to weather app for over 10 years but it has become terribly slow and unreliable. Also bogged down with ads and click bait. Sad to say it's time to uninstall and move on.
Awesome
by daryaee on 2021/05/01 18:13
Always notifying me when I need to know some thing
WX
by Mickey0000 on 2021/05/01 18:06
05/01/2021 @ 1300. WB is a great app I like how the wind is shown. TWC is bugging people to pay and yet they run advertising on their app I would think that should pay them. I don’t mind a bar with advertising on it. All in all the Weather Bug is an amazing app. TY
Accurate weather
by Fish dungeon on 2021/05/01 13:17
I use everyday and it gives me all the information I need to begin my day and plan my week.
Radar addict
by Mememememe&you on 2021/05/01 13:04
Love Love Love all the map options
App crashes constantly and will never load the page
by guccisshoes on 2021/05/01 07:16
I have used this app for 10+ years and it used to be the best. The last 2 I have used it less and less. It became very slow and glitchy. It was to the point I could open another website in the browser faster and with less of a headache. However, the recent update has rendered the app useless to me. I am not going to pay for “ad free” subscription to remove all the ads crashing the app. After all these years it appears Weather Bug has became greedy and in the process essentially overloaded their application with so many ads. Ads that for sure are boosting their revenue, but the app won’t even work with them. This seems to be a ploy to force users into purchasing a paid subscription. I will just look out the window for now.
Good but slow alerts
by fdkid0426 on 2021/05/01 01:40
Today I received a WIND ADVISORY and storm shield and accuweather and 2 min later weather bug goes off THIS APP IS SLOW TO NOTIFICATE YOU!
An Idea for Improvement
by hoppybarb on 2021/04/30 22:44
I like all your on-going information. Here is what I wish you could provide. 1. The history from the day or night before. How much rain did the area get? What were the highs and lows of temperatures. 2. And for the soon to be future I’d love to see the expected movement on the coming clouds, storms, etc. Also, what estimated time the storms (especially hail or rain) is going to hit the specific areas. Some of that is shown in the hourly weather, I realize. But as much detail as possible would be wonderful. Thanks for all you provide!!
No longer loads
by JettaJack on 2021/04/30 20:05
App just sits and spins. iOS up to date. App up to date. Doesn’t work anymore.
Love it!
by Jimmilyn Denise on 2021/04/30 16:25
Easy to use and understand. Love the radar pic! This is where I go for weather.
Dependable
by McPenelope on 2021/04/30 14:10
It provides accuracy wherever I go or prepare to go.
I love the bug
by L/zott on 2021/04/30 11:59
I love the map service I love seeing all the storms going across the country I think it's amazing I like looking at the lightning strikes
User friendly
by UrsusMajor1 on 2021/04/30 11:30
Works really well with Apple’s iPhone. Not so much with Android phone.
Great, the app is perfect for a quick check on the weather. I count on it!
by pammyann on 2021/04/30 10:39
Easy to use. Accurate.
Great future
by Bobbyflav on 2021/04/30 03:19
The extended forecast is very helpful. Love it!
Safe
by 𝙉𝙖𝙨𝙝 𝘽. on 2021/04/30 01:10
This app kept me safe and informed during the ongoing tornado that happened. It kept me feeling safe and like I knew what was going on.
So far so good
by Safet Joe on 2021/04/30 00:07
Always there when we need you. Love Sparky. I will give 5 stars when you make the map/radar more ... more.
Accurate
by 1234:::@ on 2021/04/29 13:00
It’s amazing and almost always accurate🤩🤩🤩
Slow
by km1@$)48 on 2021/04/29 02:12
App is incredibly slow to load. Good when it works but not reliable
Great
by ELOYHERE on 2021/04/29 01:01
A truly great application for a rainy day.
No Longer Works
by Kmattaway on 2021/04/29 00:55
I used to use WeatherBug all the time. It worked great. Then out of no where it stopped working. It takes forever to boot up now. I cannot get it to switch to show a map or the hourly updates without the app crashing. It’s incredibly frustrating because the design of the app used to be the easiest and best out of all the weather apps. I wish they would fix this issue. Unfortunately, I feel I will need to delete the app all together.
Maps
by Charger9 on 2021/04/28 21:15
Truly love this App! However if I could one recommendation, it would be to improve the Map quality (detail and zoom in for more detail). Other than that it is my go to application for weather.
Weather bug
by Jlgio on 2021/04/28 19:32
Weatherbug has gotten terribly, terribly slow, often opening only to a frozen state and then ultimately crashing. As we approach storm season in my area, I typically rely heavily on Weatherbug’s lightening tracker and notifications. Now with how long it takes the app to respond, this functionality is useless, as is the entire application. I will be looking for a new, dependable weather app.
Best ever!!!
by ahumes295 on 2021/04/28 17:46
It’s been my go to for 3+ years.
Slow
by wolfcreek19 on 2021/04/28 15:05
I’ve used this app for years. Always very impressed however I’ve noticed lately that it is painfully slow. Takes forever to load.
Alerts
by hdbikergreg on 2021/04/28 14:05
I started using the bug in the late 90’s. I miss the old flashing bug to notify me of an alert. I know, text have taken over but I miss the old days pre text.
Perfect
by Easton Londry on 2021/04/28 11:47
I love this app it is so easy to see ahead of time for baseball and football to prepare it even gives me alerts when pollen is high near me and I like that because I have allergies also when there is a storm it alerts me
I seriously love this app
by kenadie 7 on 2021/04/28 01:20
This app is awesome! It is not confusing unlike the weather app called weather.
As accurate as a weather app can be
by ckehn on 2021/04/28 00:44
Best one out there
Slow
by scottydo50 on 2021/04/27 22:04
Ridiculously slow
Used to love you
by Littleburnsy on 2021/04/27 18:11
I’ve used this app for years and loved it. Now in the last couple of months, it’s slow to load won’t go between hourly and 10 day without crashing. Have to go back into and start over. I love the radar effects and that’s what keeps me here, but I’m struggling to stay. Please fix
Slow
by ktdid77 on 2021/04/27 15:30
Used to be one of my favorite apps. Now it loads so slowly my phone times out before anything loads. I click 10 Day forecast and after 30 second the app crashes or if I’m lucky it may load.
Not happy again
by Dyanranda on 2021/04/27 15:02
I can't get the app to open up. I have tried everything, deleting it and reinstalled, checked for updates. Shutting the iPad off and restarting it and nothinG has worked!!!! This happened again after the April 26, 2021 update!!!!!!!!!
Reordering the “cards” is a great feature
by sk_sk_sk on 2021/04/27 12:09
A little too battery intensive but a great app
App shutting off
by Hoop there it is on 2021/04/27 12:02
Every time I try to open today’s weather outlook the app shuts down. This is happening on my iPhone and iPad. Just noticed it this week.
Best Weather APP
by Timmer1234 on 2021/04/27 11:52
Weatherbug is the best weather app I have used to date. Quick to load and more accurate than other APPS. It is my go to APP for up to the minute forecasts.
Most accurate for PNW weather.
by Alex Gwhite on 2021/04/26 22:18
I do landscaping in the Bellingham Washington area and the weather seems to change every five minutes. This is the only app that seems to keep up with the weather and forecast it accurately.
Great app for weather
by Ckjr771 on 2021/04/26 19:54
I enjoy using this app on all my smartphones and Apple 🍎 PadPro24gb, 1tb hard drive. Fast app. This update is great on my iPad Pro, works on my iPhone 12ProMax 1tb
Recently changed it is slow to respond
by mz.Nformed on 2021/04/26 18:20
Otherwise good
Love it
by papakilo on 2021/04/26 17:09
My favorite of all that I’ve tried
Oops! Broken Widget?
by Weather-less on 2021/04/26 16:10
Since the update yesterday (Sunday, April 25), the app doesn’t seem to update the widget. The widget is still showing the weather from before the update. The full app seems to be correct. Help!
Nice app
by Kshaw7 on 2021/04/26 15:22
I been using this app for years it’s always been my go to weather app,and it don’t have a bunch of adds thrown at you every second.
Feature Request
by QtrPonderosa on 2021/04/26 12:22
Great app. Use it all the time, traveling, kids sports when traveling. If it doesn’t already exist and I am just missing it, the ability to enable and disable alerts for a specific location AFTER they have been added to my list does not exist. I have to delete the location and add it back to enable or disable alerts for that location. Also, question, if alerts are disabled for a location, does that mean any severe weather alerts will be disabled as well?
Radar colors are unconventional
by gufghgxd on 2021/04/26 09:56
I don’t like blue color for rain typically rain is green
Accurate
by papizanblonde on 2021/04/26 09:49
Radar is more accurate than the NWS
Apple Watch only shows the current location.
by PowerWizard on 2021/04/26 08:25
What happened to the ability to see multiple cities on the Apple Watch display. In previous revisions, you could scroll across and see your favorite locations on the watch. Now that ability has been disabled. Can you kindly bring that back? This was a Great app, but now I’m disappointed with limited locations displayed. Watch out.... Why is personal health info is tracked on a weather app????
Weather bug versus AccuWeather
by cv srr no tvjj on 2021/04/26 04:46
As an outside painting co. and planter ie.gardening. I need to know weather in advance. After two months of daily comparison the winner is weather bug..
iPad version has major issue
by DarkDoz on 2021/04/26 02:27
1 feedback does not work 2 login has issue 3 login on iPhone works but not iPad Fix in next update since apple going to update 14.5
Inaccurate Weather Forecasts
by gjs@rr on 2021/04/26 00:01
WeatherBug has proven to be significantly inaccurate regarding next day and extended forecasts. Temperature and precipitation are almost always significantly off. In comparison I have used Dark Sky for a long time and my experience has been their next day and extended forecast closely mirrors what actually occurs.
Dad1not2
by Dad1not2 on 2021/04/25 20:04
Weather Bug is accurate all the time. Great weather prediction for days to come. Great weather maps
Favorite Weather App
by NPRFan55 on 2021/04/25 19:51
I find weather bug to be the most accurate app.
It’s awesome and not annoying
by Fitzy588 on 2021/04/25 16:22
Doesn’t have pop up ads like the weather channel app. And provides accurate weather details 24/7
Love it, but...
by Badger2nole on 2021/04/25 15:15
Love the app on my phone. Great information and given that I travel all over the country, I appreciate the severe weather alerts. However, in the last few weeks it has been constantly crashing on my Apple watch. I have it as a complication so I can glance at the temp, and it has stopped working. I uninstall and install daily. It works once and then fails to open after that. Love it for my phone but I hope the watch issue gets fixed soon. 5 stars other than that.
Favorite
by Vitaminseller on 2021/04/25 14:18
My favorite weather app. I have all the towns I go to .
WAS great...
by dabarany on 2021/04/25 13:29
This was a great app, but with recent “enhancements”, has degraded significantly. It now crashes, no longer background loads. I hope they fix it next release.
Review
by chell1985jan on 2021/04/25 12:24
Like the usage of the diff virtual maps. Very user friendly
Picture
by Disconnec on 2021/04/25 05:23
Picture behind my data on the front is distracting!!!!! Lady with a dog????? Has nothing to do with weather! Screen says night and hazy and I have this lady in daylight and trees on screen with Now, Hourly, Ten Day, Maps...... make her go away please,... distracting.....
Loading
by jmm fl on 2021/04/25 03:13
Good app.I use it a lot,however many times it takes a long time to load
Nothing but blue skies......
by Barb Nutting on 2021/04/25 00:09
Your lightning strike screen is always right on, and right over me👍
Weatherbug
by Denny 1954 on 2021/04/24 20:28
I like the app it’s just a little bit slow!
Usually consult before I go out.
by edsothercat on 2021/04/24 19:21
I’ve been using Weather Bug for years. Always fairly accurate, at least for my area.
Weather News Crashes App
by PlanoCustomer on 2021/04/24 16:52
Since the most recent update, 5.21.2(3), I cannot open Weather News without the app completely crashing. Please fix.
A little slow
by Water Chic on 2021/04/24 16:45
A little slow and doesn’t show on my home screen.
Bad App
by GG_Pufferfish29-Fortnite on 2021/04/24 15:47
This app is never right and I do not like it. Never right temp, never right anything. Do not get this app!!!!!
Good app
by hurleyberg on 2021/04/24 13:17
This app is awesome and I think it’s really helpful
Accurate but the app is dreadfully slow
by Kweeeenn on 2021/04/24 12:39
I loved this app at first, but over the years it has become very sluggish. The weather is a usually very accurate, but it’s obnoxious how slowly it loads.
Horrible!
by Paramedic054 on 2021/04/24 08:07
Seriously one of the worst apps ever. Horribly slow, always laggy and the widget has to be deleted every couple days because it just stops working.
Error central
by JustCallMeChristopher on 2021/04/24 03:27
It seems after purchasing the “ad removal” this app has came across a lot of problems. I’ve been a huge fan of WeatherBug, but I think it’s time I should part ways and move onto bigger and better things
Accurate and current
by mrmarty59 on 2021/04/23 19:45
That’s all I ask for. Quick local, weather approaching warnings. Also Good 5-7 day forecasts. Keep up the good work guys 👍
Terribly slow and contradicting
by King of Rancho Cucamonga on 2018/07/09 22:47
It’s horribly slow to load any new info without jumping through hoops. Start switching cities, close out of it completely to name a couple and the radar is spotty at best. What I mean is huge chunks of the radar image are missing, conveniently it’s usually missing around the area I’m trying to look at. Does me no good if the nearest radar image is 200 miles away. Also the hourly and the 10 day rarely if ever jive. 10 day forecast may say %80 chance of storms this afternoon, the hourly will say sunny the whole time with %0 chance of rain and I suppose I could check the radar but oh wait, it doesn’t work. This app used to be absolutely perfect when I first got it in 2012 but now it’s just a headache. It’d be great if you fixed it but it is free so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much. So a few days later they claimed to have looked into the issue and corrected it. I’m telling you I wish everyone worked like these guys! It’s fixed and works flawlessly! The level of support and attention they paid to my measly whining is outstanding. You guys are top notch, thank you. I work outside so having a good weather app is important and you guys are spot on
All weather apps seem to be inaccurate
by xlemnrty on 2018/12/03 15:05
Is it me, or are others experiencing the same issues of inaccurate, not up-to-date weather no matter what app? It seems they all use the same local stations that must be very delayed in their updates to the various apps. Seriously ALWAYS off several degrees, and as for precipitation percentages, they’re so useless, I have begun to laugh at my own gullibility. A couple of mornings ago was so typical ... I wanted to take a bike ride and began looking at the forecast the prior evening showing ZERO chance of rain the next morning. Re-checked the next morning, and same ZERO % chance so I got dressed for my ride, pumped my tires, raised the garage door, when it began to rain ALL DAY. I re-checked the forecast an hour or so later, and the entire hourly forecast had changed. THE KICKER is that this same app has the audacity to provide a TEN DAY forecast 🤣🤣🤣. And almost as bad ... my gullibility to keep checking 🤔🤔🤔. Anyway, I think I’ll go back to the “stick my head out the door” method ... it’s more predictable. I get a bit of a chuckle when folks compare the presentation of info in reviews ... who cares about presentation if the data is unusable. Again ... this doesn’t seem to be a Weatherbug only issue as I have had the same experience with all four of the apps I’ve tried. It seems that the OLD-fashioned TV weather reports are more accurate the night before than the purported “real-time” weather apps.
My favorite weather app is screwed up
by TexGreenEyes on 2019/06/28 17:56
This has been my go-to weather app for years. It gets used multiple times a day, and has never given a hint of trouble. Scratch the glowing praises now because with this last update the app crashes on start-up. I followed the developer’s advice found in a response to someone else’s recent complaint and deleted/re-downloaded the app. Bad idea. The app started up once, and then promptly stopped working again, and I lost all my settings for no good reason. Come on, guys. Don’t let such a good app cause this much frustration. The second star I’m giving is based on my hope that you’ll get this fixed ASAP. Update: Shortly after I posted my review the app started working as expected. Then this morning, just 3 days later, it’s back to crashing at startup. I do not want to uninstall/reinstall again, as I did that before you suggested it in response to my original review. It didn’t work then. I hope this usually excellent app is mended soon. Update #2: It’s been about a week since my first update, and while the app is working better, it still occasionally crashes at startup. This happens about once every other day. I don’t know if it’s related, but the problem seems to occur when I first open the app and I’m not on wifi. Anyway, I’ve updated my stars accordingly.
Build me up, just to break me down
by The Mr's Mrs. on 2018/07/10 10:31
Downloaded WeatherBug app about 2 weeks ago and really liked it and then... the update. Initially, I was quite impressed and pleased with the push notification weather alerts for severe weather. I especially liked that the weather alerts would push to my phone at least 15 minutes before any of my other - even local - weather apps and that they even had a “dangerous storm warning” notification, which was correct each time I received it. The widget worked wonderfully as well and was probably my second favorite feature. Enter the update. Dun dun DUUUNNNN! It completely killed everything I enjoyed and appreciated about the app. I’ve not received a single push notification since nor has the widget been functional despite deleting the app and all its data from both my phone and AppStore account. The widget simply asks that I open the app and agree to TOU and PP, which is not even an option. You agree to the TOU upon initial launch of the app but that does not give the widget functionality. I also dislike that I am unable to remove the township that the app has deemed my home/current location and set it to the correct area as it is mistakenly locating me in another town. Sadly and disappointedly I am deleting the app permanently unless the next version, which seem to be released monthly, remedies these debilitating flaws and restores the app to its previous performance and reliability.
Best weather app i could download
by W0LF1E_B00M on 2019/12/25 11:03
First off I want to start by saying that this app is accurate. I live in a place that gets nasty snowstorms, and its nice to know in advance when I should be prepared to shovel the driveway or get out the snow gear. The radar is really good and I enjoy watching it while I watch the storm on my covered front porch. The one thing I'm not a huge fan of is the ads, but the makers of the app beed to make money somehow so it’s understandable. But my favorite part is how you can customize the page so whatever you want to show up towards the top, will show up towards the top. I must say, i have had three other apps and with this one, the alerts are on parr with what the national weather service applies to your location. Last thing ( I promise !) Is that when an alert is issued to one of the locations i have set, it sends me a notification even if its not the location i have pulled up on the home page. So i get a LOT of weather notifications, once again, its manageable though and interesting to see what the weather is doing at the other locations! That you for taking time to read this and happy holidays!
Used to be better
by brad34785 on 2018/02/22 15:27
When I first downloaded this app several years ago it used to load information much faster, and more consistently. Now, many years and updates later, it rarely even loads any information when i am connected to wifi. The app will open and load the temperature on the home (default) screen when connected to wifi, but I have to turn off the wifi on my iphone, ensure I am connected to my cellular network, and switch between the “now”, “hourly”, and “10 Day” tabs in order to get the app to load information. It started doing this over a year ago. Initially I thought my Wi-Fi connection at home was just poor, but it turns out that I have the same problem connected to any Wi-Fi signal. I have also had this problem with 2 separate iphones. I occasionally delete the app and redownload it just to see if the problem may be a fluke, but I always end up with the same problem. This used to be my favorite weather app, but now I am exploring other apps because of my frustration with this issue. I still love the weather bug app, and in my opinion it has the very best radar maps of any app available. I just hate having to go through so many steps in order to get this app to function the way it is intended to. Please fix this!!!!!
Decent App
by evan.cooperman on 2018/09/27 15:33
Weatherbug is a decent app and I can’t decide whether to give it 3 or 4 stars. I guess I’ll go with 4 because I have only 1 major complaint, though it does bother the heck out of me. I use Weatherbug for my weather most of the time, but one of the biggest complaints I have is that it does not update throughout the day. For example if the forecast is 75 degrees and sunny but it’s only 60 degrees and is raining, the app accurately displays the temperature and weather as of this moment, but the forecast doesn’t update to take the changes into account. If it’s 5:59pm and it’s 60 degrees and raining, obviously at 6:00pm it’s not going to be 75 degrees and sunny! If the app would update with new data based on unforeseen weather patterns I would be much happier with it and would probably update to 5 stars. That, and if somehow they could figure out how to forecast more accurately! I know that is a bigger and more global problem to solve, and is not limited to this app, but here in Chicago the forecast is maybe correct (or close to correct) 50% of the time. I feel like it’s gotten worse over the years, but that’s probably just because our weather has gotten more erratic and is harder to predict now than it used to be.
there’s no key for the Alerts map layer :(
by laila jenkins on 2020/06/26 21:37
i’ve been using weather bug for several years now and it definitely my favorite (i also have the NOAA Weather app and Dark Sky). however, i something i wish would go back to how it used to be is on the Alerts map layer. i live in the midwest so there are lots of severe thunderstorms and frequent tornado risk, so i really rely on that map layer. when i first got the app, the Alerts layer had a key for what the colors and lines meant (severe thunderstorm alert, flash flood watch, tornado watch, etc.) but for the last year or so it seems, that key disappeared and i don’t know what some of the colors mean. i can usually infer for flash flood or thunderstorm based on the radar, but that’s actually something that’s frustrating, since i don’t know what they all mean. pretty sure the key disappeared for other layers too, but those are less important to know specifically what they mean (id like to know when and where tornado watches are), and are easier to guess about. idk if that’s just an issue on my end (don’t think i changed any settings tho), or if the app actually changed, but if that was fixed or changed back to having the key, this would absolutely be 5 stars, since it’s still my favorite weather app.
Better than other “top” weather apps
by HomemadePancakes on 2020/04/19 21:32
I’ve been using this app for a few months and find it to be the best app for tracking air quality. I love that this app can track AQ in ANY part of the world no matter how small or unknown the town/city is. This is a distinctive feature that the other “top rated” AQ apps lack and this to me is a huge disadvantage for them. I’d been living in a very small town in Mexico recently for 4 months and unfortunately became very ill from the air quality. I discovered Weather Bug and began to track the AQ daily and take necessary precautions as this was my first time traveling to Mexico much less anywhere outside the US. The fact that no other app was able to locate where I was living was a MAJOR let down. Weather Bug is easy to use, and gives real time AQ indexes as well as any other weather alerts and things I look for in an AQ app. If the other AQ app developers decide to improve their global location capabilities then I’ll be willing to check them out. Until then I rely on Weather Bug every single day for important AQ information in ANY town or city in the world. 👌🏻
love this app!!
by maddflower on 2019/06/17 03:13
on memorial day, ohio had a really scary tornado outbreak and i'm lucky enough to have survived through it without being hit by one. i came across this app with my anxiety getting the better of me due to an extreme fear of tornadoes, but i can confidently say i'm happy i found it! it is extremely useful and very interesting to look on the radar. i love the alerts that it provides and they are VERY helpful. thanks for this great app! in light of these tornadoes in ohio, though, i really wish that i could be more reliable on this app with where the tornadoes are and if they have hit where i live. i'm on vacation without my family that lives there and last night when more hit was scary because i did not have a reliable source to where the tornadoes actually were and if my family was safe. i'm very happy with this app and i suppose it can't cover everything but it would have been really helpful to be able to track those tornadoes while it was happening! thank you anyways for such an amazing app, it has been really helpful and fun to mess around with. :)
I deleted this app the second I read their privacy policy and TOA. One star is too generous.
by mutmadison on 2019/11/19 06:55
READ THE PRIVACY POLICY AND TOA. It’s lengthy, I know, it’s intentional to dissuade people from reading and understanding it. It’s worth the 5-7 minutes of your life, I promise. Apparently, it’s too much to ask for a simple weather app in 2019 without subjecting yourself to risks known and unknown; all completely out of your control and all so a company can make a profit at the literal expense of its consumers who are the real product. If you have zero concerns with being tracked 24/7 and your precise location being shared; don’t care about your information being monetized and sold to third party sellers whose intentions you know nothing about; unfazed by the strong possibility of your information being leaked and misused; apathetic to your information being sold numerous times a day; or disinterested in the extensive and intrusive methods used in this economic model then, by all means, disregard this review and enjoy your weather app. Personally, I’ll be checking the weather manually from a browser since the weather app industry has proven themselves to be untrustworthy and not at all concerned with consumers (you know, actual human beings) or their privacy. All of this just so people can sell you crap. This truly is the darkest timeline. All I wanted to do is check the weather...
Usually better than NWS or TWC apps
by TeriMelissa on 2018/06/24 19:07
I’ve been using the Bug since I got my very first iPhone. It zeroes in on my exact weather happening in the moment. There are many pinging spots near almost anywhere to give a good triangulation for my personal weather conditions within a few miles. The radar is easy to understand and accurate. The future casts are as accurate as I’ve ever seen ...and much better than even my 3 local meteorologists on tv. Even as far out as the 10 day forecast I know I can be ready for what may be coming. Where I live the weather is unpredictable moment to moment but Weatherbug stays on top of the quick changes. I love the storm tracker showing dangerous situations like nearby lighting and all severe weather threats. The UV rating, pollen counts and air quality reports are important to me as I am really fair, have severe allergies and asthma. The heads up to make sure I have the proper preventative meds/sunscreen make my outside time much more enjoyable. WeatherBug is an app I use daily; sometimes several times a day. I highly recommend it to everyone!
Really helpful app! Love it!
by a wheels weather on 2021/01/08 19:14
I used Weatherbug for the two years that I lived in South Florida, and for these past two years in North Carolina. When I first moved to Florida I did try some other apps and they just were not good enough. I am very reliant on having weather information and Weatherbug has been a really great help. I especially appreciate the Lightning tracker! It’s helped keep me safe for sure. It has a lot of other very useful information too. I can also keep track of weather, fires, etc., in other cities/regions where my family lives. It has a very user friendly interface and I can set up the home screen in the order I prefer. I also LOVE the short mostly weather-centric videos of people, animals, and landscapes that I probably would never otherwise see. I use it every single day and I’ve never had any issues with it. The past couple days it’s been loading a little slower than usual, but that happens from time to time with most apps. Not a big deal. I have recommended this app to family and friends because it’s a good one!
I love the app, but where did my widget go?
by Choirgirl1018 on 2020/09/20 21:10
So I recently updated to IOS14, and ever since then, i can't find the WeatherBug widget anywhere. This is super disappointing because I'm a huge weather erd and like to stay up to date quickly with the features offered to me through that widget. I also use voiceover witch is a built in screenreader on my iPhone made for people with visual impairments, and your app and widget are fully accessible and i've been a long time user of your app. I'd just really like my widget back. I know that this might be an IOS14 thing, but could you guys please update so that all IOS14 users and I can use your widget again? Like i said, i find it super helpful, and now that IOS14 allows me to put widgets directly on the home screen, I was really looking foreword to being abled to see the weather at a glance on my home screen and using the widget more. If and when you guys bring it back, could you put a little thing in there for current conditions other than temperature (ex: sunny, cloudy, 50% chance of storms). That would also be really helpful. Thanks for making such a great app and I hope you can fix this.
Very useful and easy to use
by MoppyDrunk.jr on 2019/06/22 12:50
Weatherbug is great! I feel like every possible weather related issue is addressed in this powerful little app. Information is easy to find, the home screen makes quick work of being able to check multiple weather related items. Noteable features: - Easy to check the weather in different locations. This is very useful if you are a frequent traveler. We add the location to which we are traveling and can easily keep an eye on the weather before we go. - Lightning Information. We have a pool and we check this frequently. It is right there at the push of a button, very quick and easy. - Detailed breakdown of the forecast. You are able to check the weather for the entire day, hourly, and even get a detailed rundown of the weather. - Easy access to weather alerts. This information is also easily accessible at just the push of a button. We are able to quickly check for tornadoes, flash flooding, etc. - Weather related videos. These are an interesting, fun little addition to the app. Videos showing cool weather related things that people have captured and videos of current weather related disasters around the country. - Easy access to check fires around the globe. Thankfully this isn’t a feature we need to use, but it is worth noting how quickly you are able to check this information. This is my family’s “go to” weather app. We’ve been using it for years and have never felt the need to look for something else.
Missing a couple things
by QuestForAwesome on 2020/02/12 20:45
WeatherBug does everything well, especially getting you your notifications, except one thing: notifying and informing you about special weather statements. These are kind of like miscellaneous statements the weather offices put out that contain information they think you need to know, but don’t qualify as a watch or a warning. They’re valuable, but WeatherBug doesn’t notify me when one is issued and they don’t show up anywhere in the app at all. For example, we have a special weather statement informing us that there’s a hard frost coming our way for the first time this season, but WeatherBug seems oblivious. I have to find out things like this from other sources, and I’m really surprised WeatherBug doesn’t include it. I’m writing this review just to ask if you would please fix this, give alerts for all weather notifications, and show them on the map. It would easily be a 5-star app otherwise. The only other thing I’d like to see is an option for the 10-day forecast to be displayed as a continuous graph, with lines through the days going up/down for various things like rain chances, temperature, wind, etc.
Free weather app testing
by tippie7 on 2019/10/21 15:16
I downloaded a bunch of weather apps (all free downloads) and put them to the test. I found I like “Weather Bug” the best. It seems to be accurate and you can customize the main page to see the information you feel is important at the top. I have mine set up so that the current temperature (daily high & low temp), wind direction, and wind speed are all showing right when I open the app. Then as I scroll down I see sunrise & sunset times, air quality, closest major fire, closest lightning strikes, and hurricane center. When you swipe to the page on the right it shows the hourly rain forecast for the week. The next page to the right shows the 10 day forecast. The last page to the right shows the weather radar for the area. I like the app because it is easy to use, easy to read, and seems accurate. After settling on this app I did pay the $3 yearly subscription fee to remove adds, just because they are annoying and to support the app.
50/50
by Angelscry2o on 2020/05/25 01:10
I have pins down to watch the weather where I really need to know due to family locations and myself. Today I received a notification stating lightning within 10 miles of a pin. So I open the app to see what was going on. I then send a text to my daughter and asked her if she was enjoying the rain, cause the pin I’ve placed is within 500 ft of her exact location and because the map showed dead on she was getting rain. She replied back it hasn’t rained all day and sent me a pic of the sun shining and ground/pavement bone dry. I sent her a screenshot and she said I need a new weather app cause it’s not accurate to say the least. I’ve been using weather bug a couple years now and prefer it over others. But I really need a more accurate look at the weather in real time. On of my pins is where I have a storage unit that has high tornado possibilities. I need that so I’ll know when and if my belongings get damaged to file a claim with insurance. But my main concerns are my children, grandchildren and other family members. If their internet goes down I’ll never know until after the fact. Please fix this issue ASAP! Thanks
✅ My Primary Weather App
by Hate Bait and Switch Tactics on 2020/11/27 16:37
I've been using this App for over 6 years and haven't had any problems with it whatsoever as of November 27, 2020. I just installed an update manually and after reading some of the other reviews indicating their troubles with updates, I hope it does not create any issues. However, as none of the other updates I've installed over the years have caused me any problems with the App, I do not anticipate this one to. I suffer from spring and fall seasonal allergies and appreciate that pollen and basic allergy information is easily accessible on the App. I have five or six additional weather Apps installed on my iPhone and iPad that I use when severe weather is imminent, but their interfaces do not give me the basic weather information and forecast as easily as Weatherbug. That said, I highly recommend this app. Like another reviewer commented, the WeatherBug interface is clean and concise, and with a quick glance, provides all the detail I seek under normal weather conditions. Kudos to the designers!
Accuracy of Forecasts
by goblueinA2 on 2019/02/25 16:57
Over the past 15 years I’ve used almost all popular weather apps and for this review I’ll name two others that Weatherbug beats hands down; Accuweather and The Weather Channel app. One would think since the Weather Channel has been the pioneer in forecasts for the longest duration they would put out a dependable app. All too often when I was running that app the forecasts were far off too many times. I’ve never had that issue with weatherbug. Of course hourly conditions can change but what I love about weatherbug is the truth in radar. When the radar shows a front moments away it’s always been spot on. It’s saved me many times when I’ve been out hiking or biking. It gives me plenty of notice when to get the dogs out before a storm. It has also made me a go to guy at work when others want to know the upcoming weather conditions. If you want a dependable weather app look no further.
Please fix it, the app is broken.
by ZheAwesomePenguin on 2019/04/11 15:01
So I used to use WeatherBug a lot. But I do have to admit that sometimes the weather isn’t a true match to what’s happening. Granted, I live in Michigan, where one half of your lawn can be bright and sunny and the other half can be down pouring(I’ve personally witnessed it). But that’s besides the point. The data isn’t the same as what my friend gets from our local weather station. And just recently I tried to open the app to check the weather. (Mostly to read the radar. It’s more reliable to read it yourself if there’s rain or in this case, a spontaneous blizzard in the middle of April), when I discovered that the app takes 30 seconds to buffer, then immediately crashes back to my wallpaper. But, when I looked in the running background apps thing, it was there and so I clicked on it. I don’t know if what I was seeing was real or not, but it showed the normal degrees and the little radar thing, but then it froze and crashed again. The app in it's current state is completely unusable. I grew up watching WeatherBug on the tv every day before I left for school. It’s kind of sad that I have to leave and seek out another weather app. Even with all it’s bugs, I still liked this one.
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.
USED to be my favorite for years!
by iplayd2day on 2019/05/16 14:35
Something happened a month ago after the app update of version 5.9 was completed. After that, my Weatherbug that would slay all of the other apps that family members had, was useless to me. I would sit there and watch an empty frame of the screen, while my data wildly searched to get SOMETHING on there. Still nothing would show up for a good minute or two. One in a while, 30 seconds. It's showing RIGHT NOW that our wind is blowing here at 6mph, yet for the last several HOURS, we've had damaging winds of over 50 mph continual gusts continue to hammer our area. Same thing happened yesterday as well. 6mph vs 50??? I have furniture MOVED off of my patio outside, pillows and tiki torches blown across the yard. I could have perhaps had fair warning to bring them indoors or had them weighed down, but the main issue in question is what happened a month ago and where did my weather bug go??? Can you bring it back? I've deleted and reinstalled several times hoping it would be a success, but it's the same thing, with my poor wifi JAMMING to try to load it up. Never had an issue before. The app was da bomb. Now it's totally useless.
Update: You Removed “Intolerable Flashing Message Icon”
by Mominmidwest on 2018/09/08 16:37
REVIEW UPDATE: THANK YOU, WeatherBug! I’m a WeatherBug fan again! I gave you a week to eliminate the “insanely rapid flashing ‘you’ve got a (trash) message’ icon” before I deleted your app. You removed the annoying add in 1 day! I will again be recommending your app to any one that needs to check the weather. WB=5xStars! PS The lightning ⚡️warning map feature is extremely helpful. Life saver! (*Original Review) I really liked the Weather Bug app for a couple of years. Seemed somewhat accurate. Love the lightning warning and locator feature. But this morning when I opened the WB app, the insanely rapid flashing “you’ve got a (trash) message” icon made me want to delete the app and give it a “0” star rating. I haven’t deleted it yet. I’ll give developer a week to get rid if this new annoyance before I delete the otherwise decent app. However, I am already searching for a different weather. app
Overall clean look, but needs work
by LV4NMLS on 2020/09/05 13:40
I wanted a weather app that didn’t use up a lot of memory and gave me more information than just the temperature readings. Weather Bug has a clean, well-organized look and feel. I can even organize my home page to show what’s more important to me from top to bottom. Unfortunately, the forecast isn’t the best. We all know weather is moody and changes at the drop of a needle, but it seems as the forecast doesn’t update until a certain time in the morning. So if I’m up in the middle of the night or even just before sun-up, I will get only the current temperature reading and the high/low in the quick view is inaccurate. It will not update until it assumes everyone is awake. Furthermore, the radar only shows you the previous hour’s movement if you select radar, and only one hour future movement if you select future radar. That’s not enough for me. Other apps will show me 3-4 hours in advance of which direction the rain may be moving. In summary, this app could use improvements. It’s just okay.
Deeply wounded me 🥺
by littlesnowcub on 2020/08/26 05:01
This app caused my astraphobia. Now, I was generally afraid of storms already but one day, my good friend used weather bug to check for lightning when we were in the middle of a thunderstorm in the garage once. I asked about whether bug she said it was a great app! So I decided to download it. That was a horrible decision! I’m sorry to the creators of a bug but this app is way too extreme for children!! severe storm watch, life-threatening thunderstorm warning mediately seek shelter life-threatening Lightning and storms. And when I get the more than half the time it’s not evening for where I live!!And it doesn’t update through the day! It was The only resource I trusted. That was a bad decision. you guys don’t update to the day you lie about lightning strikes, and your warnings are way too dramatic and scary!!!!! 😣 This app should be 17+! it scared me so bad!!! Reason I gave this 2 stars is because for a while I loved it and thought I could trust it. But instead it developed my Astraphobia. even though I am getting treatment for it, still I’m always going to have a permanent fear of storms. Thanks to weather bug! (I’m sorry guys weather bug did not cause my astraphobia but it was a ginormous contributing factor)
This Used to be a Great App...
by Chrissy Saoirse Fae on 2021/03/11 09:12
When I first got this app a couple of years ago, it was great. Now, it's so bogged down with animated ads that the forecast either takes forever to load or doesn't load completely - or even, sometimes, at all. I don't open your app to see the ads (or rather, be bombarded by them); I go to see the forecast. The moment I can't do that, or can't do it in a reasonable amount of time because of the stupid ads, the app becomes pretty much useless for what I got it for. You should ease up or you're probably going to lose customers over this. Heads up - sometimes, less is more. More effective, anyway. I give it 3 stars as it stands - not only because of the ridiculous loading issues, but also because the forecast is generally inaccurate, as well. The app sometimes doesn't show that it's supposed to be snowing until 3 hours after it started snowing, and will often show temps that are 20-30 degrees off the mark. The only thing it's actually good for is showing lightning strikes and their distance from you.
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.
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.
Used to love this app!
by Tara0218 on 2021/04/11 15:10
WeatherBug used to be my #1 go to weather app, I'd refuse to use any other. It was always the most accurate, and I loved how easy it was to navigate and use. However, whatever updates they've been doing to this app over the last 6 months has really driven this thing down into the ground. My widgets no longer work half the time, they display question marks instead of temperatures for the week. If not that, then they show 100°+ days every day. I live in Northeastern Michigan...so that's nothing more than a flaw in the app. The radars have a mind of their own. Sometimes they load, sometimes they just disappear and you can't even select the layers to show the current radar/future radar/etc. It'll also tell me it's going to rain for the day, and then I never see a drop. I'm just so done with this garbage app now. Like I said, it USED to work just fine!! Not any longer though. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling too, that worked for about a day until it reverted back to nonsense. This time I'll be uninstalling for good.
Stick to your default weather app
by Maurrie on 2019/01/19 16:49
I work for my city plowing snow, cutting grass etc, so knowing the weather is apart of my job because I need to be prepared for random call ins and so on. This app sent me completely off. All day I’m checking my default weather app, and Weather Bug, and they’re saying two completely different things. My default app is saying snow starting Friday night leading into all day Saturday. Weather Bug is saying an hour of snow at 11pm then more light snow from like 4am to 10 am Saturday morning. I stay up doing some late reading cus I of course want to believe the forecast with less snow. At around 11:30pm I check Weather Bug again, and it’s completely changed to snow all night leading into snow all day Saturday. But get this. It keeps switching back and forth between barely any snow, to snow all day. Had my job called me in overnight I would’ve been completely crap out of luck, and exhausted working through early Saturday morning into Saturday evening. To sum things up, I will definitely stick to my default weather app. It’s not the fanciest, buts it’s been pretty accurate so far. Definitely more reliable than Weather Bug.
Spark lightning is my favorite part
by RitaRH5 on 2019/07/04 12:27
A few years ago, I worked at a horse boarding farm. No one lived on site. Any time we had lightning, I could watch for strikes on the property from the safety of my home. There were a few times strikes did occur, and I was able to drive out to check on the animals and fence lines, after it was safe to be outside. Even though I no longer work there, I use this feature regularly. Last fall, there was an F0 tornado that passed one block south of my house. The NWS had not issued a warning, and no sirens were turned on. I received a Tornado Warning alert from Weatherbug, and had time to get dogs, cats, and myself to the basement. Many of my neighbors had been watching the storm from their windows, with no idea they should take cover. If it had been a stronger tornado, most likely lives could have been lost. Thank you Weatherbug for keeping me safe that day.
If you can find a better app - you should leave.
by NoLongerAFanOfThisApp on 2019/12/09 04:22
Because you won’t. Of course there are people who are never happy with anything, so once they go elsewhere others can avoid the negativity and appreciate the differences between WeatherBug and it’s competition. Meteorology has yet to become an exact science. Radar is good. Much easier to access and read than others. Gees, one of its competitor’s radar wouldn’t even appear when prompted. I do **not** miss the numerous ads and videos of other competitors either. As for anyone being able to forecast a 10 day with perfect accuracy (look up the word forecast for the guy who gave 5 stars and complained incessantly)- WeatherBug probably exceeds the others if I cared to research it. I don’t care to. I’ve found an app that’s worthy of keeping and have finally deleted all the other less accurate, money grubbing weather apps.
I regret this app
by Jltx15 on 2019/08/17 11:51
I’ve used this app for years for its lightning info which is very useful (thus 2 stars), but not more than that. I recently got fed up with yahoo weather and tried to switch to weatherbug as my primary weather source. That was a mistake. The interface is horribly slow and locks you out until it loads a million ads. I want to see hourly or 10day, ideally both like other apps, but it makes you press the button 14 times for each individually (waiting for ads). Over the last three months of testing the weather forecast has been very inaccurate, worse than yahoo I was replacing. In one case there was a giant black apocalyptic storm on the horizon. Weatherbug said sunny and 0% rain. So I assumed that storm was on some other course and went biking. Pretty soon the black covered half the sky but weatherbug still insisted 0% rain. Later I felt a few drops and weatherbug now admitted 10% chance. Minutes later it was full on biblical deluge for an hour with flooding. Nice. I’ve tried it in Europe with similar poor results. Deleted.
Weatherbug is pretty cool!
by I reviewed this because on 2019/08/26 19:30
I really enjoy Weatherbug for it’s radar feature. It is nice to be able to see what storms are out there and which direction they are heading. I really like how it tells you how far away lightning is. It can also send notifications about weather alerts so you’re in the know if severe weather is on it’s way. I’m also kind of a weather nerd so I like the Weather news feature as well. The one thing that could be perfected a little is the hourly/ weekly forecast. I know that weather is hard to predict but it could be more accurate. A feature that I wish it had was the ability to tell you if it is going to rain in the next hour. DarkSky has this feature and it is really cool because it will send a notification to you if it is going to rain in the near future. All in all though WeatherBug is a nice app.
Inaccurate radar in Central America
by Microminimike on 2019/05/24 07:36
I’ve been dependent on this app for a long time in the USA with much success with the radar and seeing storms approaching all the time but now that I’m here in Mexico for a vacation I’m finding major huge areas of bad storms nowhere on this radar map. I’ve already gotten soaked twice because of this awful no Central America radar. Accuweather has the accurate radar for Mexico and Central America as all I did was google search “weather radar in Mexico”. Right now as I’m writing this review there is some big rain over Mexico City and surrounding cities not to mention a major tropical storm over Honduras but on this weatherbug radar map there’s not a drop of precipitation showing. Yeah you can see other parts of the world and USA but why not Mexico?! I’m seeing major heavy rain and thunder and lighting with my own eyes and I can’t believe this app has let me down so bad here in Mexico after being such a major dependable radar in the USA. Very dissatisfied and disappointed. You guys need to get on the ball and fix this or copy from accuweather or something because I’m totally about to delete this app.
My Dependable Go-to
by GUS THE WONDER DOG on 2019/12/06 17:08
I use weather bug daily. I have settings/cities saved for each person in my family and friends. This allows me to get weather alerts, check in by curiosity, etc. one of my favorite features is storm accuracy; I can see what the radar is showing at any time and any place I am: let’s say I’m out on errands; it begins to rain and thunder. I instantly pull up my location and know how fast the storm is moving, intensity and so on. I can then decide if it’s safe to continue my rounds or stay parked where I am until the storm passes. I also enjoy the layers one can choose to view. I get barometric headaches when fronts are moving nearby; so, I pull up Satellite filter and can see the patterns and movement of the entire weather system, not just precipitation . I’ve tried other apps and keep coming back to weather bug. I won’t leave again!
My go to weather app
by Rob Smelik on 2018/10/26 02:12
I have had a good experience with this app and have been using it for quite a few years. I think it is important to note that this and other weather apps are only as good as the data that feeds them. I live in Northern Virginia and because it is a fairly well populated area the data feeds are updated regularly leading to fairly accurate forecasts. This may not be the same in other areas. Unlike some other reviewers I have found the information to be quite accurate. As far as what is displayed I have always found that this app provides a wide range. From daily and hourly forecasts to live radar and emergency alerts it covers pretty much everything. I pay the yearly subscription to hide the ads which I found annoying. I figure that money helps with future updates and improvements.
GREAT WEATHER APP
by CatsAquí on 2021/01/24 06:58
I’ve been using weatherbug for a while now. I liked it so much that I decided to pay for it. It gives you everything from how close lightning is, which is helpful during the summer especially, to the hourly weather graph which you can tap for extra data, such as dewpoint, real feel, windchill, wind, etc. The radar is excellent. Always very accurate for my area. The app itself is very intuitive and easy to use. I like that it is customizable. The weather cams are very cool as well as the featured videos. There’s also a hurricane tracker which is really great to see when storms are coming up this way. It even has data for pollen and allergies. I can’t say enough good things about this app. Everything is right there when you need it. And the widget is really great, too, on iOS. Thanks developers for a really wonderful app. Worth every penny.
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!
Not a weather app, more like an advertisement app
by Fototico on 2021/03/12 16:03
The Weather Bug used to be my go to website way before there was an app. So when the app came out I was happy. I used it for a long time but for some reason I stopped using it. Today, after at least a couple of years, ma be more, if not using it I tried it. I don't remember if it was the way it was today when I stopped using it but if it was it explains why I stopped using it. This app is nothing more and nothing less than an advertisement app. It has advertisement up the wazooo! Seriously, this junk has more advertisement than an advertisement agency. I would say that 90 tp 95 percent of it's content is advertisement for stupid sites and products. The developer or whoever makes the decision about the app needs to be let go because he/she has ruined a good thing. I used it for a couple of minutes and deleted it as fast as I could never to use install it again. Bye bye Ad Big, I mean Weather App. You used to be good, now other apps are much better and get this, with very little to no ads. How about that? Cool, uh?
Accurate and Reliable Weather Alerts
by A. Alper on 2019/09/19 02:36
Recently we had the scare of a potential Cat 5 Hurricane headed its way to Florida. Living here, I paid rapt attention to the warnings on NOAA and on my very own WeatherBug. Although predictions are difficult in nature, WeatherBug was on target with warnings and with information that was not only useful but allowed me to rely on scientific predictions as I worked out my Hurricane plan. WeatherBug not only calculated where the storm was heading but did so in a timely and dependable manner. It is a terrific app that I utilize when making travel arrangements as I have various cities to which I must travel. I am especially impressed by the warnings that appear during storms advising where and how far away a potential danger exists. WeatherBug is by far the best and most user friendly weather app available.
A Bad Storm was Coming - I Got Weather Alerts for SOMEWHERE ELSE
by Amdavis on 2019/09/08 02:43
I live in Charlottesville, VA. We had a bad storm come through here. It tore up our neighborhood with hail, 60+ knot winds, trees down all around us and power outages. Yet, we did NOT get a weather bug alert for the coming storm - I’ve been getting alerts for Boston, MA. I emailed customer support and asked, “Why do I keep getting weather alerts for Boston? I live in Charlottesville.” Yet, their reply was: =-=-= 1. Could you please let us know the location that you have deleted? 2. What type of alert do you receive for that deleted location? 3. Was the deleted location a saved location or just a location that was visited? =-=-= What in the heck are they talking about? I never said ANYTHING about deleting a location. This tells me they didn’t find it important enough to actually READ my email. They did finally get back to me with some logical things to look at. They asked if the wrong city was selected for alerts. It wasn’t. I deleted the app and reloaded it and I’m getting alerts for MY city now. That’s a step in the right direction. I’m still a little frustrated that someone in the beginning didn’t read my email and just tossed some non-pertinent email at me. I also would like to have received an alert for my area when that storm was coming. Almost two weeks later and we’re still cleaning up the damage.
Love it!!
by Magilmer on 2019/08/10 01:23
My Weather Bug loads fast...if yours isn’t, maybe it’s your internet speed. I love the app. It’s faster than other radar apps I have...when you live in Florida, you have more than one, bet! Weather Bug is my go to for all things weather Sometimes the hourly temps and forecast can be slower to update, but not too bad, and that’s not usually the most important thing for me. Most important is the radar, and it’s up to the exact minute on that. I really like everything about the app. The hourly forecast includes hourly wind speed, that’s real important to me. I had the radar on all the way through Hurricane Michael and knew exactly when the eye was past us and exactly when we could come out from under the mattress in the hallway. Need I say more?
Can’t predict RAIN.??
by leanerMEANER on 2020/08/04 15:27
Enough others have already said it. Weather Bug can NOT predict rain. It’s been raining on me several times and I’ve jumped on the app to get an idea when it may clear up but it showed no rain in my state even when I zoomed in tight. It showed precip in areas around me but they were an hour or two or even more drive away. If the rest of the features were not as good as they were I would’ve given it 1 star. UPDATE 8*4*20 Hurricane Isaias is blasting past NJ right now. Severe rain and winds. The hourly prediction for rain is between 50-40% and it’s been POURING out for the past few hours. My gutters are overflowing. It’s just unbelievable how inaccurate the rain prediction continues to be as I’m in my house looking out my window concerned about the tree behind my house coming down and hearing the rain literally pounding on the side of my house. Winds are over 35 mph currently and gusting much higher. I’ll only keep this app for a couple of it’s other features. Predict rain.?? Not a chance.
Informative, BUT -
by DJ at East Coast, USA on 2018/03/21 02:59
Have been using WeatherBug a while and have liked the features. Seems more accurate for me than other reviewers probably as I live near coast which has good weather networks due to hurricanes (even though somewhat away the city). BUT recent updates have taken away ability to reorganize features on the Now page by their needed priority. It’s driving me NUTS. Please, Please fix this as certain weather features are more urgently needed than others (while you’re adding more) & trying to scroll through all that isn’t helpful when you’re half asleep or in a hurry after a notification. Thankfully I had already done some reprioritizing before we lost the ability. Otherwise a more informative app than the apple-included TWC iPhone app - I use this daily.
My New Favorite Weather App
by wasteoftym on 2017/09/29 23:59
I had been using Wunderground for the past few years, but when we experienced a recent heatwave with high humidity out here in SoCal I was checking the humidity levels daily on Wunderground and it was giving me numbers that were way off. My body can tell the difference between high humidity and low, and I was feeling it. Yet Wunderground was reporting the humidity at levels like 36%. Um....no way! This kept being consistently wrong for weeks, so I downloaded a couple new apps to try instead. Weather Bug was the best of the bunch. I like the way it's laid out and how it reads on my screen. I find it to be consistently accurate. I'd even buy a paid version to get rid of the ads. They are only mildly annoying, but I prefer my apps that I use a lot to be ad-free. Give it a try!
The main weather app I use.
by Thehoneymooner on 2020/07/06 18:39
Thank you Weather Bug! I’m a bit of a weather buff myself, and I love this app!! It has everything a weather buff could want! If someone were to ask me what I’d like to have on a weather app, I’d say everything on Weather Bug!! There’s just one thing that I’d add. It’s a map overlay that shows where hail is and isn’t. It shows it moving just a storm cell, but it represents hail only. I saw this very thing on a pilot’s phone app. I think it was an app specifically for pilots. However, if Weather Bug were to make this a in-app purchase, I would have it for sure! I would use it mainly during severe weather season in Texas. But these days you might find severe weather at other times of the year. Just a suggestion. Overall, I’m very happy with Weather Bug. Thank you!!
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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).
Not as good
by Longtime Reds Fan on 2021/05/04 21:48
Before the last update the lightning was shown with the radar. Not it isn’t. It’s a pain to have to switch screens every time. Still like it because it does show the lightning.
Broken on iPhone 12
by mrmdpgh on 2021/05/04 21:38
Won’t go past the tracking screen when first opening. Seems that TFN new version is broken.
Livinthedream62
by livinthedream62 on 2021/05/04 19:12
Use to love this app but with every update it keeps getting worse. Very slow to update locations and radar is sub par to say the least. Accuracy is poor. Like I said, use to love it. Not so much anymore.
Huge cost increase with no added features
by JRF_USA on 2021/05/04 18:29
ORIGINAL REVIEW: I’ve used and liked WeatherBug for years but with the latest subscription version, the ad-free price has increased a whopping 250% from $3.99/year to $9.99/year. No additional features, just a much bigger dent in your wallet. UPDATE: My original review was specifically about the increased cost of the paid (ad-free) subscription however the developer's comment (below) is about the free version with ads. Please read my review and the response carefully.
Love it
by Xplode4u on 2021/05/04 17:39
Works well been using for about 5 years now.
Terrible
by Yeppppejeje on 2021/05/04 14:50
Probably the worst weather all available. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this app. It’s hourly forecast is wrong 95% of the time.
Easy. To use
by ngamtns on 2021/05/04 13:58
Only weather app I use
Most accurate compared to others
by Lauren Schwarze on 2021/05/03 23:59
Weather Bug has been consistently more accurate than the Apple default weather app as well as my local Fox weather app and the Weather Channel app. It’s the only weather app I trust now.
freezing
by Zozo1234577890135794326 on 2021/05/03 22:31
used to love this app but recently it’s been freezing up terribly on maps and i’m honestly losing my patience with it. might have to delete.
Good weather site
by Journeys End on 2021/05/03 21:47
Mostly a good predictor/accurate. Easy to use and informative.
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by talmx on 2021/05/03 20:18
Best weather app
Great weather app for sailors!
by Weather+ on 2021/05/03 18:15
Especially like the lightning notification feature.
Keeps me prepared
by Pinball great on 2021/05/03 13:06
I love it. It’s usually very accurate. Great app.
Alerts
by pollen alerts on 2021/05/03 11:55
I love the pollen alerts! My family suffers from bad allergies and this helps us be prepared!
It’s our “go to” source to plan our day
by Marrow55 on 2021/05/03 10:17
The Weather Bug app is our trusted source to view the days temps and precipitation. It gives us a quick view so we can can our day knowing what to expect. Because Weather Bug makes it incredibly easy to follow weather on multiple towns & states, we always know what the weather is where are children and grandchildren are. Thanks Weather Bug
Ok but some issues
by Justajokegame on 2021/05/03 04:33
I find that it works only 1/2 of the time. Sometimes the APP just fails. Sad because when it does work it’s a nice APP.
Slow slow
by lstone711 on 2021/05/03 01:38
Ap is nice to have at finger tips but is slow
Has become essentially unusable
by Mamille2 on 2021/05/03 01:18
I’m not sure if it was the latest iOS update or if it was upgrading my device to iPhone 12, but this app is now so buggy, it’s not even worth opening. I keep it on my phone because I like lighting alerts, but if I should DARE to tap on radar or scroll down or click through the daily/hourly/weekly tabs, the app crashes and shuts down. I’ve been hoping an app update would resolve the issue...I can’t even get the thing to work long enough to report it to app support!
Always on
by Carol XR on 2021/05/03 00:54
Weather bug has been my go to channel for all things weather for many years. Love it.
Go-to for weather
by Raydioboss on 2021/05/03 00:43
Replaces about 3 other apps.
Great
by crayfish 1234 on 2021/05/02 16:17
Great weather information. Keep up the great work
Weather Bug
by dandragon1223 on 2021/05/02 14:40
A very good and reliable and very underrated app. I recommend you download this app it's a very amazing weather app. the best app for weather.
Slower
by American750 on 2021/05/02 14:39
Works ok! I still like it, just for some reason it has slowed way down loading in the past months. Yes, internet speed is good. All other apps work fine.
What was once fast and easy is now slow and spammy
by &@$ Nickname on 2021/05/02 12:12
The app used to be fast and easy to use. But in the past two years performance dropped and dropped until it takes over a minute to load up the data. And then, it is still loading ad content. While loading the ads, nothing works. I don’t need alerts for places I visit but am not at. So when I’m in Virginia I don’t need alerts for Denver, Utah, Missouri, of the places where I checked the weather when visiting over a year ago. This app will be replaced on my phone.
Doesn’t Work
by SueNYY2 on 2021/05/02 08:07
I don’t know what happened to your app but it no longer works for me. It takes forever to open then it crashes. Tried it without wifi on LTE and same thing happens. Occasionally it will open but it takes forever to load everything. What is going on with your app? It used to be the best weather app. From reading all the reviews looks like everyone is having the same issue.
WeatherBug
by Stefanos944t on 2021/05/02 06:24
The best app I have ever used to know the weather I can’t go a day without looking at it!
Love my Bug!
by Temarr915livingthedream on 2021/05/02 04:29
I have this app on every device that I use! Accurate and easy to use in an emergent situation! Love my bug!
Review
by Granny "K" on 2021/05/02 02:16
I think this is the best weather app available. The information is right on the money. I just love this app. Maps are great. Love love love it.
App Version 5.21.2
by dd-wa on 2021/05/02 01:48
Just started using this current version on my iPhone. I can say that this app is no longer a data hog. It was a few updates ago when the app went bad. I had to take the app out of using cellular data because in a single use it grabbed nearly 100 MB of data. Now, it’s more reasonable around 15 MB looking at most of the app content. I have put this app back to using cellular. I had rated this app “1 Star” due to the recent bad updates. I bumped it up to a 4 stars as it’s looking better in responsiveness and data use. However, I will maintain the data-use watch for now just in case it happens again.
Besides very inaccurate readings and forecasts, now incredibly slow.
by LaraCroft_NYC on 2021/05/02 00:42
Besides very inaccurate readings and forecasts, now new update incredibly slow. Different pieces of the display screen pop up slowly, one at a time. Yawn. 🥱😴
What the heck happened?
by Shmarius on 2021/05/01 21:11
This has been my go to weather app for over 10 years but it has become terribly slow and unreliable. Also bogged down with ads and click bait. Sad to say it's time to uninstall and move on.
Awesome
by daryaee on 2021/05/01 18:13
Always notifying me when I need to know some thing
WX
by Mickey0000 on 2021/05/01 18:06
05/01/2021 @ 1300. WB is a great app I like how the wind is shown. TWC is bugging people to pay and yet they run advertising on their app I would think that should pay them. I don’t mind a bar with advertising on it. All in all the Weather Bug is an amazing app. TY
Accurate weather
by Fish dungeon on 2021/05/01 13:17
I use everyday and it gives me all the information I need to begin my day and plan my week.
Radar addict
by Mememememe&you on 2021/05/01 13:04
Love Love Love all the map options
App crashes constantly and will never load the page
by guccisshoes on 2021/05/01 07:16
I have used this app for 10+ years and it used to be the best. The last 2 I have used it less and less. It became very slow and glitchy. It was to the point I could open another website in the browser faster and with less of a headache. However, the recent update has rendered the app useless to me. I am not going to pay for “ad free” subscription to remove all the ads crashing the app. After all these years it appears Weather Bug has became greedy and in the process essentially overloaded their application with so many ads. Ads that for sure are boosting their revenue, but the app won’t even work with them. This seems to be a ploy to force users into purchasing a paid subscription. I will just look out the window for now.
Good but slow alerts
by fdkid0426 on 2021/05/01 01:40
Today I received a WIND ADVISORY and storm shield and accuweather and 2 min later weather bug goes off THIS APP IS SLOW TO NOTIFICATE YOU!
An Idea for Improvement
by hoppybarb on 2021/04/30 22:44
I like all your on-going information. Here is what I wish you could provide. 1. The history from the day or night before. How much rain did the area get? What were the highs and lows of temperatures. 2. And for the soon to be future I’d love to see the expected movement on the coming clouds, storms, etc. Also, what estimated time the storms (especially hail or rain) is going to hit the specific areas. Some of that is shown in the hourly weather, I realize. But as much detail as possible would be wonderful. Thanks for all you provide!!
No longer loads
by JettaJack on 2021/04/30 20:05
App just sits and spins. iOS up to date. App up to date. Doesn’t work anymore.
Love it!
by Jimmilyn Denise on 2021/04/30 16:25
Easy to use and understand. Love the radar pic! This is where I go for weather.
Dependable
by McPenelope on 2021/04/30 14:10
It provides accuracy wherever I go or prepare to go.
I love the bug
by L/zott on 2021/04/30 11:59
I love the map service I love seeing all the storms going across the country I think it's amazing I like looking at the lightning strikes
User friendly
by UrsusMajor1 on 2021/04/30 11:30
Works really well with Apple’s iPhone. Not so much with Android phone.
Great, the app is perfect for a quick check on the weather. I count on it!
by pammyann on 2021/04/30 10:39
Easy to use. Accurate.
Great future
by Bobbyflav on 2021/04/30 03:19
The extended forecast is very helpful. Love it!
Safe
by 𝙉𝙖𝙨𝙝 𝘽. on 2021/04/30 01:10
This app kept me safe and informed during the ongoing tornado that happened. It kept me feeling safe and like I knew what was going on.
So far so good
by Safet Joe on 2021/04/30 00:07
Always there when we need you. Love Sparky. I will give 5 stars when you make the map/radar more ... more.
Accurate
by 1234:::@ on 2021/04/29 13:00
It’s amazing and almost always accurate🤩🤩🤩
Slow
by km1@$)48 on 2021/04/29 02:12
App is incredibly slow to load. Good when it works but not reliable
Great
by ELOYHERE on 2021/04/29 01:01
A truly great application for a rainy day.
No Longer Works
by Kmattaway on 2021/04/29 00:55
I used to use WeatherBug all the time. It worked great. Then out of no where it stopped working. It takes forever to boot up now. I cannot get it to switch to show a map or the hourly updates without the app crashing. It’s incredibly frustrating because the design of the app used to be the easiest and best out of all the weather apps. I wish they would fix this issue. Unfortunately, I feel I will need to delete the app all together.
Maps
by Charger9 on 2021/04/28 21:15
Truly love this App! However if I could one recommendation, it would be to improve the Map quality (detail and zoom in for more detail). Other than that it is my go to application for weather.
Weather bug
by Jlgio on 2021/04/28 19:32
Weatherbug has gotten terribly, terribly slow, often opening only to a frozen state and then ultimately crashing. As we approach storm season in my area, I typically rely heavily on Weatherbug’s lightening tracker and notifications. Now with how long it takes the app to respond, this functionality is useless, as is the entire application. I will be looking for a new, dependable weather app.
Best ever!!!
by ahumes295 on 2021/04/28 17:46
It’s been my go to for 3+ years.
Slow
by wolfcreek19 on 2021/04/28 15:05
I’ve used this app for years. Always very impressed however I’ve noticed lately that it is painfully slow. Takes forever to load.
Alerts
by hdbikergreg on 2021/04/28 14:05
I started using the bug in the late 90’s. I miss the old flashing bug to notify me of an alert. I know, text have taken over but I miss the old days pre text.
Perfect
by Easton Londry on 2021/04/28 11:47
I love this app it is so easy to see ahead of time for baseball and football to prepare it even gives me alerts when pollen is high near me and I like that because I have allergies also when there is a storm it alerts me
I seriously love this app
by kenadie 7 on 2021/04/28 01:20
This app is awesome! It is not confusing unlike the weather app called weather.
As accurate as a weather app can be
by ckehn on 2021/04/28 00:44
Best one out there
Slow
by scottydo50 on 2021/04/27 22:04
Ridiculously slow
Used to love you
by Littleburnsy on 2021/04/27 18:11
I’ve used this app for years and loved it. Now in the last couple of months, it’s slow to load won’t go between hourly and 10 day without crashing. Have to go back into and start over. I love the radar effects and that’s what keeps me here, but I’m struggling to stay. Please fix
Slow
by ktdid77 on 2021/04/27 15:30
Used to be one of my favorite apps. Now it loads so slowly my phone times out before anything loads. I click 10 Day forecast and after 30 second the app crashes or if I’m lucky it may load.
Not happy again
by Dyanranda on 2021/04/27 15:02
I can't get the app to open up. I have tried everything, deleting it and reinstalled, checked for updates. Shutting the iPad off and restarting it and nothinG has worked!!!! This happened again after the April 26, 2021 update!!!!!!!!!
Reordering the “cards” is a great feature
by sk_sk_sk on 2021/04/27 12:09
A little too battery intensive but a great app
App shutting off
by Hoop there it is on 2021/04/27 12:02
Every time I try to open today’s weather outlook the app shuts down. This is happening on my iPhone and iPad. Just noticed it this week.
Best Weather APP
by Timmer1234 on 2021/04/27 11:52
Weatherbug is the best weather app I have used to date. Quick to load and more accurate than other APPS. It is my go to APP for up to the minute forecasts.
Most accurate for PNW weather.
by Alex Gwhite on 2021/04/26 22:18
I do landscaping in the Bellingham Washington area and the weather seems to change every five minutes. This is the only app that seems to keep up with the weather and forecast it accurately.
Great app for weather
by Ckjr771 on 2021/04/26 19:54
I enjoy using this app on all my smartphones and Apple 🍎 PadPro24gb, 1tb hard drive. Fast app. This update is great on my iPad Pro, works on my iPhone 12ProMax 1tb
Recently changed it is slow to respond
by mz.Nformed on 2021/04/26 18:20
Otherwise good
Love it
by papakilo on 2021/04/26 17:09
My favorite of all that I’ve tried
Oops! Broken Widget?
by Weather-less on 2021/04/26 16:10
Since the update yesterday (Sunday, April 25), the app doesn’t seem to update the widget. The widget is still showing the weather from before the update. The full app seems to be correct. Help!
Nice app
by Kshaw7 on 2021/04/26 15:22
I been using this app for years it’s always been my go to weather app,and it don’t have a bunch of adds thrown at you every second.
Feature Request
by QtrPonderosa on 2021/04/26 12:22
Great app. Use it all the time, traveling, kids sports when traveling. If it doesn’t already exist and I am just missing it, the ability to enable and disable alerts for a specific location AFTER they have been added to my list does not exist. I have to delete the location and add it back to enable or disable alerts for that location. Also, question, if alerts are disabled for a location, does that mean any severe weather alerts will be disabled as well?
Radar colors are unconventional
by gufghgxd on 2021/04/26 09:56
I don’t like blue color for rain typically rain is green
Accurate
by papizanblonde on 2021/04/26 09:49
Radar is more accurate than the NWS
Apple Watch only shows the current location.
by PowerWizard on 2021/04/26 08:25
What happened to the ability to see multiple cities on the Apple Watch display. In previous revisions, you could scroll across and see your favorite locations on the watch. Now that ability has been disabled. Can you kindly bring that back? This was a Great app, but now I’m disappointed with limited locations displayed. Watch out.... Why is personal health info is tracked on a weather app????
Weather bug versus AccuWeather
by cv srr no tvjj on 2021/04/26 04:46
As an outside painting co. and planter ie.gardening. I need to know weather in advance. After two months of daily comparison the winner is weather bug..
iPad version has major issue
by DarkDoz on 2021/04/26 02:27
1 feedback does not work 2 login has issue 3 login on iPhone works but not iPad Fix in next update since apple going to update 14.5
Inaccurate Weather Forecasts
by gjs@rr on 2021/04/26 00:01
WeatherBug has proven to be significantly inaccurate regarding next day and extended forecasts. Temperature and precipitation are almost always significantly off. In comparison I have used Dark Sky for a long time and my experience has been their next day and extended forecast closely mirrors what actually occurs.
Dad1not2
by Dad1not2 on 2021/04/25 20:04
Weather Bug is accurate all the time. Great weather prediction for days to come. Great weather maps
Favorite Weather App
by NPRFan55 on 2021/04/25 19:51
I find weather bug to be the most accurate app.
It’s awesome and not annoying
by Fitzy588 on 2021/04/25 16:22
Doesn’t have pop up ads like the weather channel app. And provides accurate weather details 24/7
Love it, but...
by Badger2nole on 2021/04/25 15:15
Love the app on my phone. Great information and given that I travel all over the country, I appreciate the severe weather alerts. However, in the last few weeks it has been constantly crashing on my Apple watch. I have it as a complication so I can glance at the temp, and it has stopped working. I uninstall and install daily. It works once and then fails to open after that. Love it for my phone but I hope the watch issue gets fixed soon. 5 stars other than that.
Favorite
by Vitaminseller on 2021/04/25 14:18
My favorite weather app. I have all the towns I go to .
WAS great...
by dabarany on 2021/04/25 13:29
This was a great app, but with recent “enhancements”, has degraded significantly. It now crashes, no longer background loads. I hope they fix it next release.
Review
by chell1985jan on 2021/04/25 12:24
Like the usage of the diff virtual maps. Very user friendly
Picture
by Disconnec on 2021/04/25 05:23
Picture behind my data on the front is distracting!!!!! Lady with a dog????? Has nothing to do with weather! Screen says night and hazy and I have this lady in daylight and trees on screen with Now, Hourly, Ten Day, Maps...... make her go away please,... distracting.....
Loading
by jmm fl on 2021/04/25 03:13
Good app.I use it a lot,however many times it takes a long time to load
Nothing but blue skies......
by Barb Nutting on 2021/04/25 00:09
Your lightning strike screen is always right on, and right over me👍
Weatherbug
by Denny 1954 on 2021/04/24 20:28
I like the app it’s just a little bit slow!
Usually consult before I go out.
by edsothercat on 2021/04/24 19:21
I’ve been using Weather Bug for years. Always fairly accurate, at least for my area.
Weather News Crashes App
by PlanoCustomer on 2021/04/24 16:52
Since the most recent update, 5.21.2(3), I cannot open Weather News without the app completely crashing. Please fix.
A little slow
by Water Chic on 2021/04/24 16:45
A little slow and doesn’t show on my home screen.
Bad App
by GG_Pufferfish29-Fortnite on 2021/04/24 15:47
This app is never right and I do not like it. Never right temp, never right anything. Do not get this app!!!!!
Good app
by hurleyberg on 2021/04/24 13:17
This app is awesome and I think it’s really helpful
Accurate but the app is dreadfully slow
by Kweeeenn on 2021/04/24 12:39
I loved this app at first, but over the years it has become very sluggish. The weather is a usually very accurate, but it’s obnoxious how slowly it loads.
Horrible!
by Paramedic054 on 2021/04/24 08:07
Seriously one of the worst apps ever. Horribly slow, always laggy and the widget has to be deleted every couple days because it just stops working.
Error central
by JustCallMeChristopher on 2021/04/24 03:27
It seems after purchasing the “ad removal” this app has came across a lot of problems. I’ve been a huge fan of WeatherBug, but I think it’s time I should part ways and move onto bigger and better things
Accurate and current
by mrmarty59 on 2021/04/23 19:45
That’s all I ask for. Quick local, weather approaching warnings. Also Good 5-7 day forecasts. Keep up the good work guys 👍
Terribly slow and contradicting
by King of Rancho Cucamonga on 2018/07/09 22:47
It’s horribly slow to load any new info without jumping through hoops. Start switching cities, close out of it completely to name a couple and the radar is spotty at best. What I mean is huge chunks of the radar image are missing, conveniently it’s usually missing around the area I’m trying to look at. Does me no good if the nearest radar image is 200 miles away. Also the hourly and the 10 day rarely if ever jive. 10 day forecast may say %80 chance of storms this afternoon, the hourly will say sunny the whole time with %0 chance of rain and I suppose I could check the radar but oh wait, it doesn’t work. This app used to be absolutely perfect when I first got it in 2012 but now it’s just a headache. It’d be great if you fixed it but it is free so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much. So a few days later they claimed to have looked into the issue and corrected it. I’m telling you I wish everyone worked like these guys! It’s fixed and works flawlessly! The level of support and attention they paid to my measly whining is outstanding. You guys are top notch, thank you. I work outside so having a good weather app is important and you guys are spot on
All weather apps seem to be inaccurate
by xlemnrty on 2018/12/03 15:05
Is it me, or are others experiencing the same issues of inaccurate, not up-to-date weather no matter what app? It seems they all use the same local stations that must be very delayed in their updates to the various apps. Seriously ALWAYS off several degrees, and as for precipitation percentages, they’re so useless, I have begun to laugh at my own gullibility. A couple of mornings ago was so typical ... I wanted to take a bike ride and began looking at the forecast the prior evening showing ZERO chance of rain the next morning. Re-checked the next morning, and same ZERO % chance so I got dressed for my ride, pumped my tires, raised the garage door, when it began to rain ALL DAY. I re-checked the forecast an hour or so later, and the entire hourly forecast had changed. THE KICKER is that this same app has the audacity to provide a TEN DAY forecast 🤣🤣🤣. And almost as bad ... my gullibility to keep checking 🤔🤔🤔. Anyway, I think I’ll go back to the “stick my head out the door” method ... it’s more predictable. I get a bit of a chuckle when folks compare the presentation of info in reviews ... who cares about presentation if the data is unusable. Again ... this doesn’t seem to be a Weatherbug only issue as I have had the same experience with all four of the apps I’ve tried. It seems that the OLD-fashioned TV weather reports are more accurate the night before than the purported “real-time” weather apps.
My favorite weather app is screwed up
by TexGreenEyes on 2019/06/28 17:56
This has been my go-to weather app for years. It gets used multiple times a day, and has never given a hint of trouble. Scratch the glowing praises now because with this last update the app crashes on start-up. I followed the developer’s advice found in a response to someone else’s recent complaint and deleted/re-downloaded the app. Bad idea. The app started up once, and then promptly stopped working again, and I lost all my settings for no good reason. Come on, guys. Don’t let such a good app cause this much frustration. The second star I’m giving is based on my hope that you’ll get this fixed ASAP. Update: Shortly after I posted my review the app started working as expected. Then this morning, just 3 days later, it’s back to crashing at startup. I do not want to uninstall/reinstall again, as I did that before you suggested it in response to my original review. It didn’t work then. I hope this usually excellent app is mended soon. Update #2: It’s been about a week since my first update, and while the app is working better, it still occasionally crashes at startup. This happens about once every other day. I don’t know if it’s related, but the problem seems to occur when I first open the app and I’m not on wifi. Anyway, I’ve updated my stars accordingly.
Build me up, just to break me down
by The Mr's Mrs. on 2018/07/10 10:31
Downloaded WeatherBug app about 2 weeks ago and really liked it and then... the update. Initially, I was quite impressed and pleased with the push notification weather alerts for severe weather. I especially liked that the weather alerts would push to my phone at least 15 minutes before any of my other - even local - weather apps and that they even had a “dangerous storm warning” notification, which was correct each time I received it. The widget worked wonderfully as well and was probably my second favorite feature. Enter the update. Dun dun DUUUNNNN! It completely killed everything I enjoyed and appreciated about the app. I’ve not received a single push notification since nor has the widget been functional despite deleting the app and all its data from both my phone and AppStore account. The widget simply asks that I open the app and agree to TOU and PP, which is not even an option. You agree to the TOU upon initial launch of the app but that does not give the widget functionality. I also dislike that I am unable to remove the township that the app has deemed my home/current location and set it to the correct area as it is mistakenly locating me in another town. Sadly and disappointedly I am deleting the app permanently unless the next version, which seem to be released monthly, remedies these debilitating flaws and restores the app to its previous performance and reliability.
Best weather app i could download
by W0LF1E_B00M on 2019/12/25 11:03
First off I want to start by saying that this app is accurate. I live in a place that gets nasty snowstorms, and its nice to know in advance when I should be prepared to shovel the driveway or get out the snow gear. The radar is really good and I enjoy watching it while I watch the storm on my covered front porch. The one thing I'm not a huge fan of is the ads, but the makers of the app beed to make money somehow so it’s understandable. But my favorite part is how you can customize the page so whatever you want to show up towards the top, will show up towards the top. I must say, i have had three other apps and with this one, the alerts are on parr with what the national weather service applies to your location. Last thing ( I promise !) Is that when an alert is issued to one of the locations i have set, it sends me a notification even if its not the location i have pulled up on the home page. So i get a LOT of weather notifications, once again, its manageable though and interesting to see what the weather is doing at the other locations! That you for taking time to read this and happy holidays!
Used to be better
by brad34785 on 2018/02/22 15:27
When I first downloaded this app several years ago it used to load information much faster, and more consistently. Now, many years and updates later, it rarely even loads any information when i am connected to wifi. The app will open and load the temperature on the home (default) screen when connected to wifi, but I have to turn off the wifi on my iphone, ensure I am connected to my cellular network, and switch between the “now”, “hourly”, and “10 Day” tabs in order to get the app to load information. It started doing this over a year ago. Initially I thought my Wi-Fi connection at home was just poor, but it turns out that I have the same problem connected to any Wi-Fi signal. I have also had this problem with 2 separate iphones. I occasionally delete the app and redownload it just to see if the problem may be a fluke, but I always end up with the same problem. This used to be my favorite weather app, but now I am exploring other apps because of my frustration with this issue. I still love the weather bug app, and in my opinion it has the very best radar maps of any app available. I just hate having to go through so many steps in order to get this app to function the way it is intended to. Please fix this!!!!!
Decent App
by evan.cooperman on 2018/09/27 15:33
Weatherbug is a decent app and I can’t decide whether to give it 3 or 4 stars. I guess I’ll go with 4 because I have only 1 major complaint, though it does bother the heck out of me. I use Weatherbug for my weather most of the time, but one of the biggest complaints I have is that it does not update throughout the day. For example if the forecast is 75 degrees and sunny but it’s only 60 degrees and is raining, the app accurately displays the temperature and weather as of this moment, but the forecast doesn’t update to take the changes into account. If it’s 5:59pm and it’s 60 degrees and raining, obviously at 6:00pm it’s not going to be 75 degrees and sunny! If the app would update with new data based on unforeseen weather patterns I would be much happier with it and would probably update to 5 stars. That, and if somehow they could figure out how to forecast more accurately! I know that is a bigger and more global problem to solve, and is not limited to this app, but here in Chicago the forecast is maybe correct (or close to correct) 50% of the time. I feel like it’s gotten worse over the years, but that’s probably just because our weather has gotten more erratic and is harder to predict now than it used to be.
there’s no key for the Alerts map layer :(
by laila jenkins on 2020/06/26 21:37
i’ve been using weather bug for several years now and it definitely my favorite (i also have the NOAA Weather app and Dark Sky). however, i something i wish would go back to how it used to be is on the Alerts map layer. i live in the midwest so there are lots of severe thunderstorms and frequent tornado risk, so i really rely on that map layer. when i first got the app, the Alerts layer had a key for what the colors and lines meant (severe thunderstorm alert, flash flood watch, tornado watch, etc.) but for the last year or so it seems, that key disappeared and i don’t know what some of the colors mean. i can usually infer for flash flood or thunderstorm based on the radar, but that’s actually something that’s frustrating, since i don’t know what they all mean. pretty sure the key disappeared for other layers too, but those are less important to know specifically what they mean (id like to know when and where tornado watches are), and are easier to guess about. idk if that’s just an issue on my end (don’t think i changed any settings tho), or if the app actually changed, but if that was fixed or changed back to having the key, this would absolutely be 5 stars, since it’s still my favorite weather app.
Better than other “top” weather apps
by HomemadePancakes on 2020/04/19 21:32
I’ve been using this app for a few months and find it to be the best app for tracking air quality. I love that this app can track AQ in ANY part of the world no matter how small or unknown the town/city is. This is a distinctive feature that the other “top rated” AQ apps lack and this to me is a huge disadvantage for them. I’d been living in a very small town in Mexico recently for 4 months and unfortunately became very ill from the air quality. I discovered Weather Bug and began to track the AQ daily and take necessary precautions as this was my first time traveling to Mexico much less anywhere outside the US. The fact that no other app was able to locate where I was living was a MAJOR let down. Weather Bug is easy to use, and gives real time AQ indexes as well as any other weather alerts and things I look for in an AQ app. If the other AQ app developers decide to improve their global location capabilities then I’ll be willing to check them out. Until then I rely on Weather Bug every single day for important AQ information in ANY town or city in the world. 👌🏻
love this app!!
by maddflower on 2019/06/17 03:13
on memorial day, ohio had a really scary tornado outbreak and i'm lucky enough to have survived through it without being hit by one. i came across this app with my anxiety getting the better of me due to an extreme fear of tornadoes, but i can confidently say i'm happy i found it! it is extremely useful and very interesting to look on the radar. i love the alerts that it provides and they are VERY helpful. thanks for this great app! in light of these tornadoes in ohio, though, i really wish that i could be more reliable on this app with where the tornadoes are and if they have hit where i live. i'm on vacation without my family that lives there and last night when more hit was scary because i did not have a reliable source to where the tornadoes actually were and if my family was safe. i'm very happy with this app and i suppose it can't cover everything but it would have been really helpful to be able to track those tornadoes while it was happening! thank you anyways for such an amazing app, it has been really helpful and fun to mess around with. :)
I deleted this app the second I read their privacy policy and TOA. One star is too generous.
by mutmadison on 2019/11/19 06:55
READ THE PRIVACY POLICY AND TOA. It’s lengthy, I know, it’s intentional to dissuade people from reading and understanding it. It’s worth the 5-7 minutes of your life, I promise. Apparently, it’s too much to ask for a simple weather app in 2019 without subjecting yourself to risks known and unknown; all completely out of your control and all so a company can make a profit at the literal expense of its consumers who are the real product. If you have zero concerns with being tracked 24/7 and your precise location being shared; don’t care about your information being monetized and sold to third party sellers whose intentions you know nothing about; unfazed by the strong possibility of your information being leaked and misused; apathetic to your information being sold numerous times a day; or disinterested in the extensive and intrusive methods used in this economic model then, by all means, disregard this review and enjoy your weather app. Personally, I’ll be checking the weather manually from a browser since the weather app industry has proven themselves to be untrustworthy and not at all concerned with consumers (you know, actual human beings) or their privacy. All of this just so people can sell you crap. This truly is the darkest timeline. All I wanted to do is check the weather...
Usually better than NWS or TWC apps
by TeriMelissa on 2018/06/24 19:07
I’ve been using the Bug since I got my very first iPhone. It zeroes in on my exact weather happening in the moment. There are many pinging spots near almost anywhere to give a good triangulation for my personal weather conditions within a few miles. The radar is easy to understand and accurate. The future casts are as accurate as I’ve ever seen ...and much better than even my 3 local meteorologists on tv. Even as far out as the 10 day forecast I know I can be ready for what may be coming. Where I live the weather is unpredictable moment to moment but Weatherbug stays on top of the quick changes. I love the storm tracker showing dangerous situations like nearby lighting and all severe weather threats. The UV rating, pollen counts and air quality reports are important to me as I am really fair, have severe allergies and asthma. The heads up to make sure I have the proper preventative meds/sunscreen make my outside time much more enjoyable. WeatherBug is an app I use daily; sometimes several times a day. I highly recommend it to everyone!
Really helpful app! Love it!
by a wheels weather on 2021/01/08 19:14
I used Weatherbug for the two years that I lived in South Florida, and for these past two years in North Carolina. When I first moved to Florida I did try some other apps and they just were not good enough. I am very reliant on having weather information and Weatherbug has been a really great help. I especially appreciate the Lightning tracker! It’s helped keep me safe for sure. It has a lot of other very useful information too. I can also keep track of weather, fires, etc., in other cities/regions where my family lives. It has a very user friendly interface and I can set up the home screen in the order I prefer. I also LOVE the short mostly weather-centric videos of people, animals, and landscapes that I probably would never otherwise see. I use it every single day and I’ve never had any issues with it. The past couple days it’s been loading a little slower than usual, but that happens from time to time with most apps. Not a big deal. I have recommended this app to family and friends because it’s a good one!
I love the app, but where did my widget go?
by Choirgirl1018 on 2020/09/20 21:10
So I recently updated to IOS14, and ever since then, i can't find the WeatherBug widget anywhere. This is super disappointing because I'm a huge weather erd and like to stay up to date quickly with the features offered to me through that widget. I also use voiceover witch is a built in screenreader on my iPhone made for people with visual impairments, and your app and widget are fully accessible and i've been a long time user of your app. I'd just really like my widget back. I know that this might be an IOS14 thing, but could you guys please update so that all IOS14 users and I can use your widget again? Like i said, i find it super helpful, and now that IOS14 allows me to put widgets directly on the home screen, I was really looking foreword to being abled to see the weather at a glance on my home screen and using the widget more. If and when you guys bring it back, could you put a little thing in there for current conditions other than temperature (ex: sunny, cloudy, 50% chance of storms). That would also be really helpful. Thanks for making such a great app and I hope you can fix this.
Very useful and easy to use
by MoppyDrunk.jr on 2019/06/22 12:50
Weatherbug is great! I feel like every possible weather related issue is addressed in this powerful little app. Information is easy to find, the home screen makes quick work of being able to check multiple weather related items. Noteable features: - Easy to check the weather in different locations. This is very useful if you are a frequent traveler. We add the location to which we are traveling and can easily keep an eye on the weather before we go. - Lightning Information. We have a pool and we check this frequently. It is right there at the push of a button, very quick and easy. - Detailed breakdown of the forecast. You are able to check the weather for the entire day, hourly, and even get a detailed rundown of the weather. - Easy access to weather alerts. This information is also easily accessible at just the push of a button. We are able to quickly check for tornadoes, flash flooding, etc. - Weather related videos. These are an interesting, fun little addition to the app. Videos showing cool weather related things that people have captured and videos of current weather related disasters around the country. - Easy access to check fires around the globe. Thankfully this isn’t a feature we need to use, but it is worth noting how quickly you are able to check this information. This is my family’s “go to” weather app. We’ve been using it for years and have never felt the need to look for something else.
Missing a couple things
by QuestForAwesome on 2020/02/12 20:45
WeatherBug does everything well, especially getting you your notifications, except one thing: notifying and informing you about special weather statements. These are kind of like miscellaneous statements the weather offices put out that contain information they think you need to know, but don’t qualify as a watch or a warning. They’re valuable, but WeatherBug doesn’t notify me when one is issued and they don’t show up anywhere in the app at all. For example, we have a special weather statement informing us that there’s a hard frost coming our way for the first time this season, but WeatherBug seems oblivious. I have to find out things like this from other sources, and I’m really surprised WeatherBug doesn’t include it. I’m writing this review just to ask if you would please fix this, give alerts for all weather notifications, and show them on the map. It would easily be a 5-star app otherwise. The only other thing I’d like to see is an option for the 10-day forecast to be displayed as a continuous graph, with lines through the days going up/down for various things like rain chances, temperature, wind, etc.
Free weather app testing
by tippie7 on 2019/10/21 15:16
I downloaded a bunch of weather apps (all free downloads) and put them to the test. I found I like “Weather Bug” the best. It seems to be accurate and you can customize the main page to see the information you feel is important at the top. I have mine set up so that the current temperature (daily high & low temp), wind direction, and wind speed are all showing right when I open the app. Then as I scroll down I see sunrise & sunset times, air quality, closest major fire, closest lightning strikes, and hurricane center. When you swipe to the page on the right it shows the hourly rain forecast for the week. The next page to the right shows the 10 day forecast. The last page to the right shows the weather radar for the area. I like the app because it is easy to use, easy to read, and seems accurate. After settling on this app I did pay the $3 yearly subscription fee to remove adds, just because they are annoying and to support the app.
50/50
by Angelscry2o on 2020/05/25 01:10
I have pins down to watch the weather where I really need to know due to family locations and myself. Today I received a notification stating lightning within 10 miles of a pin. So I open the app to see what was going on. I then send a text to my daughter and asked her if she was enjoying the rain, cause the pin I’ve placed is within 500 ft of her exact location and because the map showed dead on she was getting rain. She replied back it hasn’t rained all day and sent me a pic of the sun shining and ground/pavement bone dry. I sent her a screenshot and she said I need a new weather app cause it’s not accurate to say the least. I’ve been using weather bug a couple years now and prefer it over others. But I really need a more accurate look at the weather in real time. On of my pins is where I have a storage unit that has high tornado possibilities. I need that so I’ll know when and if my belongings get damaged to file a claim with insurance. But my main concerns are my children, grandchildren and other family members. If their internet goes down I’ll never know until after the fact. Please fix this issue ASAP! Thanks
✅ My Primary Weather App
by Hate Bait and Switch Tactics on 2020/11/27 16:37
I've been using this App for over 6 years and haven't had any problems with it whatsoever as of November 27, 2020. I just installed an update manually and after reading some of the other reviews indicating their troubles with updates, I hope it does not create any issues. However, as none of the other updates I've installed over the years have caused me any problems with the App, I do not anticipate this one to. I suffer from spring and fall seasonal allergies and appreciate that pollen and basic allergy information is easily accessible on the App. I have five or six additional weather Apps installed on my iPhone and iPad that I use when severe weather is imminent, but their interfaces do not give me the basic weather information and forecast as easily as Weatherbug. That said, I highly recommend this app. Like another reviewer commented, the WeatherBug interface is clean and concise, and with a quick glance, provides all the detail I seek under normal weather conditions. Kudos to the designers!
Accuracy of Forecasts
by goblueinA2 on 2019/02/25 16:57
Over the past 15 years I’ve used almost all popular weather apps and for this review I’ll name two others that Weatherbug beats hands down; Accuweather and The Weather Channel app. One would think since the Weather Channel has been the pioneer in forecasts for the longest duration they would put out a dependable app. All too often when I was running that app the forecasts were far off too many times. I’ve never had that issue with weatherbug. Of course hourly conditions can change but what I love about weatherbug is the truth in radar. When the radar shows a front moments away it’s always been spot on. It’s saved me many times when I’ve been out hiking or biking. It gives me plenty of notice when to get the dogs out before a storm. It has also made me a go to guy at work when others want to know the upcoming weather conditions. If you want a dependable weather app look no further.
Please fix it, the app is broken.
by ZheAwesomePenguin on 2019/04/11 15:01
So I used to use WeatherBug a lot. But I do have to admit that sometimes the weather isn’t a true match to what’s happening. Granted, I live in Michigan, where one half of your lawn can be bright and sunny and the other half can be down pouring(I’ve personally witnessed it). But that’s besides the point. The data isn’t the same as what my friend gets from our local weather station. And just recently I tried to open the app to check the weather. (Mostly to read the radar. It’s more reliable to read it yourself if there’s rain or in this case, a spontaneous blizzard in the middle of April), when I discovered that the app takes 30 seconds to buffer, then immediately crashes back to my wallpaper. But, when I looked in the running background apps thing, it was there and so I clicked on it. I don’t know if what I was seeing was real or not, but it showed the normal degrees and the little radar thing, but then it froze and crashed again. The app in it's current state is completely unusable. I grew up watching WeatherBug on the tv every day before I left for school. It’s kind of sad that I have to leave and seek out another weather app. Even with all it’s bugs, I still liked this one.
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.
USED to be my favorite for years!
by iplayd2day on 2019/05/16 14:35
Something happened a month ago after the app update of version 5.9 was completed. After that, my Weatherbug that would slay all of the other apps that family members had, was useless to me. I would sit there and watch an empty frame of the screen, while my data wildly searched to get SOMETHING on there. Still nothing would show up for a good minute or two. One in a while, 30 seconds. It's showing RIGHT NOW that our wind is blowing here at 6mph, yet for the last several HOURS, we've had damaging winds of over 50 mph continual gusts continue to hammer our area. Same thing happened yesterday as well. 6mph vs 50??? I have furniture MOVED off of my patio outside, pillows and tiki torches blown across the yard. I could have perhaps had fair warning to bring them indoors or had them weighed down, but the main issue in question is what happened a month ago and where did my weather bug go??? Can you bring it back? I've deleted and reinstalled several times hoping it would be a success, but it's the same thing, with my poor wifi JAMMING to try to load it up. Never had an issue before. The app was da bomb. Now it's totally useless.
Update: You Removed “Intolerable Flashing Message Icon”
by Mominmidwest on 2018/09/08 16:37
REVIEW UPDATE: THANK YOU, WeatherBug! I’m a WeatherBug fan again! I gave you a week to eliminate the “insanely rapid flashing ‘you’ve got a (trash) message’ icon” before I deleted your app. You removed the annoying add in 1 day! I will again be recommending your app to any one that needs to check the weather. WB=5xStars! PS The lightning ⚡️warning map feature is extremely helpful. Life saver! (*Original Review) I really liked the Weather Bug app for a couple of years. Seemed somewhat accurate. Love the lightning warning and locator feature. But this morning when I opened the WB app, the insanely rapid flashing “you’ve got a (trash) message” icon made me want to delete the app and give it a “0” star rating. I haven’t deleted it yet. I’ll give developer a week to get rid if this new annoyance before I delete the otherwise decent app. However, I am already searching for a different weather. app
Overall clean look, but needs work
by LV4NMLS on 2020/09/05 13:40
I wanted a weather app that didn’t use up a lot of memory and gave me more information than just the temperature readings. Weather Bug has a clean, well-organized look and feel. I can even organize my home page to show what’s more important to me from top to bottom. Unfortunately, the forecast isn’t the best. We all know weather is moody and changes at the drop of a needle, but it seems as the forecast doesn’t update until a certain time in the morning. So if I’m up in the middle of the night or even just before sun-up, I will get only the current temperature reading and the high/low in the quick view is inaccurate. It will not update until it assumes everyone is awake. Furthermore, the radar only shows you the previous hour’s movement if you select radar, and only one hour future movement if you select future radar. That’s not enough for me. Other apps will show me 3-4 hours in advance of which direction the rain may be moving. In summary, this app could use improvements. It’s just okay.
Deeply wounded me 🥺
by littlesnowcub on 2020/08/26 05:01
This app caused my astraphobia. Now, I was generally afraid of storms already but one day, my good friend used weather bug to check for lightning when we were in the middle of a thunderstorm in the garage once. I asked about whether bug she said it was a great app! So I decided to download it. That was a horrible decision! I’m sorry to the creators of a bug but this app is way too extreme for children!! severe storm watch, life-threatening thunderstorm warning mediately seek shelter life-threatening Lightning and storms. And when I get the more than half the time it’s not evening for where I live!!And it doesn’t update through the day! It was The only resource I trusted. That was a bad decision. you guys don’t update to the day you lie about lightning strikes, and your warnings are way too dramatic and scary!!!!! 😣 This app should be 17+! it scared me so bad!!! Reason I gave this 2 stars is because for a while I loved it and thought I could trust it. But instead it developed my Astraphobia. even though I am getting treatment for it, still I’m always going to have a permanent fear of storms. Thanks to weather bug! (I’m sorry guys weather bug did not cause my astraphobia but it was a ginormous contributing factor)
This Used to be a Great App...
by Chrissy Saoirse Fae on 2021/03/11 09:12
When I first got this app a couple of years ago, it was great. Now, it's so bogged down with animated ads that the forecast either takes forever to load or doesn't load completely - or even, sometimes, at all. I don't open your app to see the ads (or rather, be bombarded by them); I go to see the forecast. The moment I can't do that, or can't do it in a reasonable amount of time because of the stupid ads, the app becomes pretty much useless for what I got it for. You should ease up or you're probably going to lose customers over this. Heads up - sometimes, less is more. More effective, anyway. I give it 3 stars as it stands - not only because of the ridiculous loading issues, but also because the forecast is generally inaccurate, as well. The app sometimes doesn't show that it's supposed to be snowing until 3 hours after it started snowing, and will often show temps that are 20-30 degrees off the mark. The only thing it's actually good for is showing lightning strikes and their distance from you.
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.
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.
Used to love this app!
by Tara0218 on 2021/04/11 15:10
WeatherBug used to be my #1 go to weather app, I'd refuse to use any other. It was always the most accurate, and I loved how easy it was to navigate and use. However, whatever updates they've been doing to this app over the last 6 months has really driven this thing down into the ground. My widgets no longer work half the time, they display question marks instead of temperatures for the week. If not that, then they show 100°+ days every day. I live in Northeastern Michigan...so that's nothing more than a flaw in the app. The radars have a mind of their own. Sometimes they load, sometimes they just disappear and you can't even select the layers to show the current radar/future radar/etc. It'll also tell me it's going to rain for the day, and then I never see a drop. I'm just so done with this garbage app now. Like I said, it USED to work just fine!! Not any longer though. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling too, that worked for about a day until it reverted back to nonsense. This time I'll be uninstalling for good.
Stick to your default weather app
by Maurrie on 2019/01/19 16:49
I work for my city plowing snow, cutting grass etc, so knowing the weather is apart of my job because I need to be prepared for random call ins and so on. This app sent me completely off. All day I’m checking my default weather app, and Weather Bug, and they’re saying two completely different things. My default app is saying snow starting Friday night leading into all day Saturday. Weather Bug is saying an hour of snow at 11pm then more light snow from like 4am to 10 am Saturday morning. I stay up doing some late reading cus I of course want to believe the forecast with less snow. At around 11:30pm I check Weather Bug again, and it’s completely changed to snow all night leading into snow all day Saturday. But get this. It keeps switching back and forth between barely any snow, to snow all day. Had my job called me in overnight I would’ve been completely crap out of luck, and exhausted working through early Saturday morning into Saturday evening. To sum things up, I will definitely stick to my default weather app. It’s not the fanciest, buts it’s been pretty accurate so far. Definitely more reliable than Weather Bug.
Spark lightning is my favorite part
by RitaRH5 on 2019/07/04 12:27
A few years ago, I worked at a horse boarding farm. No one lived on site. Any time we had lightning, I could watch for strikes on the property from the safety of my home. There were a few times strikes did occur, and I was able to drive out to check on the animals and fence lines, after it was safe to be outside. Even though I no longer work there, I use this feature regularly. Last fall, there was an F0 tornado that passed one block south of my house. The NWS had not issued a warning, and no sirens were turned on. I received a Tornado Warning alert from Weatherbug, and had time to get dogs, cats, and myself to the basement. Many of my neighbors had been watching the storm from their windows, with no idea they should take cover. If it had been a stronger tornado, most likely lives could have been lost. Thank you Weatherbug for keeping me safe that day.
If you can find a better app - you should leave.
by NoLongerAFanOfThisApp on 2019/12/09 04:22
Because you won’t. Of course there are people who are never happy with anything, so once they go elsewhere others can avoid the negativity and appreciate the differences between WeatherBug and it’s competition. Meteorology has yet to become an exact science. Radar is good. Much easier to access and read than others. Gees, one of its competitor’s radar wouldn’t even appear when prompted. I do **not** miss the numerous ads and videos of other competitors either. As for anyone being able to forecast a 10 day with perfect accuracy (look up the word forecast for the guy who gave 5 stars and complained incessantly)- WeatherBug probably exceeds the others if I cared to research it. I don’t care to. I’ve found an app that’s worthy of keeping and have finally deleted all the other less accurate, money grubbing weather apps.
I regret this app
by Jltx15 on 2019/08/17 11:51
I’ve used this app for years for its lightning info which is very useful (thus 2 stars), but not more than that. I recently got fed up with yahoo weather and tried to switch to weatherbug as my primary weather source. That was a mistake. The interface is horribly slow and locks you out until it loads a million ads. I want to see hourly or 10day, ideally both like other apps, but it makes you press the button 14 times for each individually (waiting for ads). Over the last three months of testing the weather forecast has been very inaccurate, worse than yahoo I was replacing. In one case there was a giant black apocalyptic storm on the horizon. Weatherbug said sunny and 0% rain. So I assumed that storm was on some other course and went biking. Pretty soon the black covered half the sky but weatherbug still insisted 0% rain. Later I felt a few drops and weatherbug now admitted 10% chance. Minutes later it was full on biblical deluge for an hour with flooding. Nice. I’ve tried it in Europe with similar poor results. Deleted.
Weatherbug is pretty cool!
by I reviewed this because on 2019/08/26 19:30
I really enjoy Weatherbug for it’s radar feature. It is nice to be able to see what storms are out there and which direction they are heading. I really like how it tells you how far away lightning is. It can also send notifications about weather alerts so you’re in the know if severe weather is on it’s way. I’m also kind of a weather nerd so I like the Weather news feature as well. The one thing that could be perfected a little is the hourly/ weekly forecast. I know that weather is hard to predict but it could be more accurate. A feature that I wish it had was the ability to tell you if it is going to rain in the next hour. DarkSky has this feature and it is really cool because it will send a notification to you if it is going to rain in the near future. All in all though WeatherBug is a nice app.
Inaccurate radar in Central America
by Microminimike on 2019/05/24 07:36
I’ve been dependent on this app for a long time in the USA with much success with the radar and seeing storms approaching all the time but now that I’m here in Mexico for a vacation I’m finding major huge areas of bad storms nowhere on this radar map. I’ve already gotten soaked twice because of this awful no Central America radar. Accuweather has the accurate radar for Mexico and Central America as all I did was google search “weather radar in Mexico”. Right now as I’m writing this review there is some big rain over Mexico City and surrounding cities not to mention a major tropical storm over Honduras but on this weatherbug radar map there’s not a drop of precipitation showing. Yeah you can see other parts of the world and USA but why not Mexico?! I’m seeing major heavy rain and thunder and lighting with my own eyes and I can’t believe this app has let me down so bad here in Mexico after being such a major dependable radar in the USA. Very dissatisfied and disappointed. You guys need to get on the ball and fix this or copy from accuweather or something because I’m totally about to delete this app.
My Dependable Go-to
by GUS THE WONDER DOG on 2019/12/06 17:08
I use weather bug daily. I have settings/cities saved for each person in my family and friends. This allows me to get weather alerts, check in by curiosity, etc. one of my favorite features is storm accuracy; I can see what the radar is showing at any time and any place I am: let’s say I’m out on errands; it begins to rain and thunder. I instantly pull up my location and know how fast the storm is moving, intensity and so on. I can then decide if it’s safe to continue my rounds or stay parked where I am until the storm passes. I also enjoy the layers one can choose to view. I get barometric headaches when fronts are moving nearby; so, I pull up Satellite filter and can see the patterns and movement of the entire weather system, not just precipitation . I’ve tried other apps and keep coming back to weather bug. I won’t leave again!
My go to weather app
by Rob Smelik on 2018/10/26 02:12
I have had a good experience with this app and have been using it for quite a few years. I think it is important to note that this and other weather apps are only as good as the data that feeds them. I live in Northern Virginia and because it is a fairly well populated area the data feeds are updated regularly leading to fairly accurate forecasts. This may not be the same in other areas. Unlike some other reviewers I have found the information to be quite accurate. As far as what is displayed I have always found that this app provides a wide range. From daily and hourly forecasts to live radar and emergency alerts it covers pretty much everything. I pay the yearly subscription to hide the ads which I found annoying. I figure that money helps with future updates and improvements.
GREAT WEATHER APP
by CatsAquí on 2021/01/24 06:58
I’ve been using weatherbug for a while now. I liked it so much that I decided to pay for it. It gives you everything from how close lightning is, which is helpful during the summer especially, to the hourly weather graph which you can tap for extra data, such as dewpoint, real feel, windchill, wind, etc. The radar is excellent. Always very accurate for my area. The app itself is very intuitive and easy to use. I like that it is customizable. The weather cams are very cool as well as the featured videos. There’s also a hurricane tracker which is really great to see when storms are coming up this way. It even has data for pollen and allergies. I can’t say enough good things about this app. Everything is right there when you need it. And the widget is really great, too, on iOS. Thanks developers for a really wonderful app. Worth every penny.
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!
Not a weather app, more like an advertisement app
by Fototico on 2021/03/12 16:03
The Weather Bug used to be my go to website way before there was an app. So when the app came out I was happy. I used it for a long time but for some reason I stopped using it. Today, after at least a couple of years, ma be more, if not using it I tried it. I don't remember if it was the way it was today when I stopped using it but if it was it explains why I stopped using it. This app is nothing more and nothing less than an advertisement app. It has advertisement up the wazooo! Seriously, this junk has more advertisement than an advertisement agency. I would say that 90 tp 95 percent of it's content is advertisement for stupid sites and products. The developer or whoever makes the decision about the app needs to be let go because he/she has ruined a good thing. I used it for a couple of minutes and deleted it as fast as I could never to use install it again. Bye bye Ad Big, I mean Weather App. You used to be good, now other apps are much better and get this, with very little to no ads. How about that? Cool, uh?
Accurate and Reliable Weather Alerts
by A. Alper on 2019/09/19 02:36
Recently we had the scare of a potential Cat 5 Hurricane headed its way to Florida. Living here, I paid rapt attention to the warnings on NOAA and on my very own WeatherBug. Although predictions are difficult in nature, WeatherBug was on target with warnings and with information that was not only useful but allowed me to rely on scientific predictions as I worked out my Hurricane plan. WeatherBug not only calculated where the storm was heading but did so in a timely and dependable manner. It is a terrific app that I utilize when making travel arrangements as I have various cities to which I must travel. I am especially impressed by the warnings that appear during storms advising where and how far away a potential danger exists. WeatherBug is by far the best and most user friendly weather app available.
A Bad Storm was Coming - I Got Weather Alerts for SOMEWHERE ELSE
by Amdavis on 2019/09/08 02:43
I live in Charlottesville, VA. We had a bad storm come through here. It tore up our neighborhood with hail, 60+ knot winds, trees down all around us and power outages. Yet, we did NOT get a weather bug alert for the coming storm - I’ve been getting alerts for Boston, MA. I emailed customer support and asked, “Why do I keep getting weather alerts for Boston? I live in Charlottesville.” Yet, their reply was: =-=-= 1. Could you please let us know the location that you have deleted? 2. What type of alert do you receive for that deleted location? 3. Was the deleted location a saved location or just a location that was visited? =-=-= What in the heck are they talking about? I never said ANYTHING about deleting a location. This tells me they didn’t find it important enough to actually READ my email. They did finally get back to me with some logical things to look at. They asked if the wrong city was selected for alerts. It wasn’t. I deleted the app and reloaded it and I’m getting alerts for MY city now. That’s a step in the right direction. I’m still a little frustrated that someone in the beginning didn’t read my email and just tossed some non-pertinent email at me. I also would like to have received an alert for my area when that storm was coming. Almost two weeks later and we’re still cleaning up the damage.
Love it!!
by Magilmer on 2019/08/10 01:23
My Weather Bug loads fast...if yours isn’t, maybe it’s your internet speed. I love the app. It’s faster than other radar apps I have...when you live in Florida, you have more than one, bet! Weather Bug is my go to for all things weather Sometimes the hourly temps and forecast can be slower to update, but not too bad, and that’s not usually the most important thing for me. Most important is the radar, and it’s up to the exact minute on that. I really like everything about the app. The hourly forecast includes hourly wind speed, that’s real important to me. I had the radar on all the way through Hurricane Michael and knew exactly when the eye was past us and exactly when we could come out from under the mattress in the hallway. Need I say more?
Can’t predict RAIN.??
by leanerMEANER on 2020/08/04 15:27
Enough others have already said it. Weather Bug can NOT predict rain. It’s been raining on me several times and I’ve jumped on the app to get an idea when it may clear up but it showed no rain in my state even when I zoomed in tight. It showed precip in areas around me but they were an hour or two or even more drive away. If the rest of the features were not as good as they were I would’ve given it 1 star. UPDATE 8*4*20 Hurricane Isaias is blasting past NJ right now. Severe rain and winds. The hourly prediction for rain is between 50-40% and it’s been POURING out for the past few hours. My gutters are overflowing. It’s just unbelievable how inaccurate the rain prediction continues to be as I’m in my house looking out my window concerned about the tree behind my house coming down and hearing the rain literally pounding on the side of my house. Winds are over 35 mph currently and gusting much higher. I’ll only keep this app for a couple of it’s other features. Predict rain.?? Not a chance.
Informative, BUT -
by DJ at East Coast, USA on 2018/03/21 02:59
Have been using WeatherBug a while and have liked the features. Seems more accurate for me than other reviewers probably as I live near coast which has good weather networks due to hurricanes (even though somewhat away the city). BUT recent updates have taken away ability to reorganize features on the Now page by their needed priority. It’s driving me NUTS. Please, Please fix this as certain weather features are more urgently needed than others (while you’re adding more) & trying to scroll through all that isn’t helpful when you’re half asleep or in a hurry after a notification. Thankfully I had already done some reprioritizing before we lost the ability. Otherwise a more informative app than the apple-included TWC iPhone app - I use this daily.
My New Favorite Weather App
by wasteoftym on 2017/09/29 23:59
I had been using Wunderground for the past few years, but when we experienced a recent heatwave with high humidity out here in SoCal I was checking the humidity levels daily on Wunderground and it was giving me numbers that were way off. My body can tell the difference between high humidity and low, and I was feeling it. Yet Wunderground was reporting the humidity at levels like 36%. Um....no way! This kept being consistently wrong for weeks, so I downloaded a couple new apps to try instead. Weather Bug was the best of the bunch. I like the way it's laid out and how it reads on my screen. I find it to be consistently accurate. I'd even buy a paid version to get rid of the ads. They are only mildly annoying, but I prefer my apps that I use a lot to be ad-free. Give it a try!
The main weather app I use.
by Thehoneymooner on 2020/07/06 18:39
Thank you Weather Bug! I’m a bit of a weather buff myself, and I love this app!! It has everything a weather buff could want! If someone were to ask me what I’d like to have on a weather app, I’d say everything on Weather Bug!! There’s just one thing that I’d add. It’s a map overlay that shows where hail is and isn’t. It shows it moving just a storm cell, but it represents hail only. I saw this very thing on a pilot’s phone app. I think it was an app specifically for pilots. However, if Weather Bug were to make this a in-app purchase, I would have it for sure! I would use it mainly during severe weather season in Texas. But these days you might find severe weather at other times of the year. Just a suggestion. Overall, I’m very happy with Weather Bug. Thank you!!
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