It’s worth taking a fresh look at the Apple weather app on iPhone, iPad and Mac

With Apple integrating Dark Sky into its weather app, I am finding it way more useful. Is it the super-weather-app we have been waiting for?

There are many weather apps, so many. On my iPhone, I have the official Australian Government weather app (BOM), WeatherZone and Rain Parrot. All have some great features but there’s no one “super app”.

For years, Dark Sky was the go to weather app. Apple purchased the company and has slowly been integrating features into its own app. Maybe the Apple weather app, now available for iPad and Mac as well as iPhone, is just that weather super app. It is feature rich.

All on one screen, it does:

  • Hour by hour
  • Day by day
  • Rain radar maps
  • UV index
  • Sunrise/sunset
  • Wind
  • Precipitation
  • Feels like
  • Humidity
  • Visibility
  • Pressure

The only thing missing for me is totes. My work around for that is AU Tides.

Here’s a tip for the weather app – you need to switch on the severe weather alerts. They’re off by default. On the iPhone home screen, hit the three dots and lines bottom right, then the three dots top right, then notifications, then make the selections you want.

Apple has also published a support article explaining what information it offers.

and on the Mac…