The Weather app for iPhone is elegant but bare-bones. There are subtle, beautiful animations but nothing like radar maps to keep the really weather geeks happy. Still, you can check the temperature in celsius or fahrenheit, see hourly forecasts for the current day and daily forecasts for the next five days. You can also get humidity, chance of precipitation, and wind data for your current location or any major location, anywhere in the world. You can even access an overview in Notification Center or use Siri to access any and all of it.
How to add, remove, and reorder locations in Weather for iPhone
The Weather app for iPhone can show you a list of cities along with local times and temperatures. That makes it incredibly easy to glance at wide range of information. In addition to the weather for your current location, you can also add additional locations based on city name, area or zip code, or airport code. You can arrange all the cities in just exactly the order you want, and you can even remove ones you no longer want.
How to get humidity, chance of rain, wind, and more info from Weather for iPhone
The Weather app for iPhone provides easy to see temperature and precipitation information for one or more locations, all at a glance. But what about humidity level? Chance of rain? Wind direction and speed? And what the temperature actually feels like when you go out? Luckily, Apple's built-in Weather app provides all of that information as well. It's hidden behind a gesture, but once you know it, you can get to all of it with just a simple tap.
How to switch between celsius and fahrenheit in Weather for iPhone
The Weather App for iPhone can show you temperatures on the celsius scale used by most countries in the world. For those in the Bahamas, Belize, the Cayman Islands, and the United States, however, Weather can also show you temperatures on the fahrenheit scale. While you can't set each location independently, you can quickly and easily toggle between celsius and fahrenheit, and back again, for all locations.
How to enable or disable weather on the Today View in Notification Center
Notification Center, Apple's easy to pull down repository for all your alerts, includes a Today view that gives you not only day and date, next appointment, next destination, calendar list, reminders, stocks, an tomorrow's highlight all at a quick glance, but a weather summary as well. Best of all, you can easily turn it on or off in Settings.
How to check the weather and get forecasts using Siri
Siri not only makes for a great digital assistant but a great weather forecaster as well. With a little help from Siri, you can make sure you're never caught without your umbrella, raincoat, snow shovel, or suntan lotion again.
Even though Apple has their own, built-in Weather app, with edge-to-edge graphics and subtle, elegant animations, and all the basics covered, its still decidedly on the simple side. Since weather apps have become something of a playground for great designers and developers these days, there are many excellent, yet very different alternatives to be found in the App Store. The toughest part is choosing between them. So which weather apps for iPhone are the very best?
The iPad, unlike the iPhone, doesn't include a built-in Weather app. That means, if you're at all curious about sunrise or sunset, chance for precipitation, or anything else climate related, you have to go to the App Store. Luckily, weather is one of the most popular app categories on the store, and developers and designers have had a field day making the perfect weather apps to suit a wide range of needs. So many, in fact, choosing just the right one to suit your needs can be almost overwhelming. That's where we come in. From minimalist or power-packed, here are the best weather apps for iPad!