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    A massive storm or sudden hail can do much harm to your crops. Knowing what sort of weather awaits you can help you take the correct measures of precaution. With this advanced early warning system and 18 different map types, you can customize everything to suit your needs.
    img by Nitika
    11 months ago
  • img Community
    The best way to get through a snowstorm is to prepare 2 days in advance. With updates from your phone, you'll have a heads up on the incoming snowstorms for your area.
    img by Aubrey
    4 months ago
  • img Community
    Whether you're spending 2 hours on the road or trying to go 20 hours straight to your next destination, the weather can be very dangerous to RV travelers. Get storm or high wind advisories for your route on your phone.
    img by Aubrey
    3 months ago
  • img Community
    When a storm that could take your power out for 3 days is on the way, you need to know as soon as possible. Get updates and alerts on your phone that can give you advanced notice as to what you should prepare for.
    img by Aubrey
    2 months ago
  • img Community

    Take Commuter screen off Home Screen Jan 26, 2021

    By Leo Becker
    Commuter screen unusable and unnecessary. Map is too large city names too large hard to read
  • img Expert
    1. Spark™ Lightning Alerts prepare you for dangerous weather quickly. Get up to date alerts 50% faster than network news
    2. Powered by the world's largest network of over 10,000 professional-grade weather stations to bring you hyper-local weather conditions in real-time
    3. Lifestyles Forecasts let you easily customize weather forecasts for your lifestyle activities: sports games, golf, lawn care, allergies and more

    Reviewed by Laura S on December 11, 2017

  • Terribly slow and contradicting Jul 9, 2018

    By King of Rancho Cucamonga
    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
  • May 8, 2021

    By Andrew Vernon
    App keeps deleting weather stations from available options so every time there is a big update the weather station you got your data from is no longer available to choose and you have to pick one further and further away from your location. This had been an issue FOR YEARS the "stations list" never gets refreshed each big update. I doubt the tech guys will even understand this. The closest station i can get weather from is now at least over 10 Miles away. Used to have 3 or 4 in my city.
  • My favorite weather app is screwed up Jun 28, 2019

    By TexGreenEyes
    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.
  • May 10, 2021

    By A Google user
    I use to use Intellicast. But then - Wunderground bought it an put in on their site , which is largely unusable and cumbersome. This destroyed the easily used Intellicast. It is great to find Weatherbug. I mainly want to see easily accessed radar info. Please do not let Wunderground come near you. Thank you for being a great alternative.
  • Terribly slow and contradicting Jul 9, 2018

    By King of Rancho Cucamonga
    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
  • May 8, 2021

    By Andrew Vernon
    App keeps deleting weather stations from available options so every time there is a big update the weather station you got your data from is no longer available to choose and you have to pick one further and further away from your location. This had been an issue FOR YEARS the "stations list" never gets refreshed each big update. I doubt the tech guys will even understand this. The closest station i can get weather from is now at least over 10 Miles away. Used to have 3 or 4 in my city.
  • My favorite weather app is screwed up Jun 28, 2019

    By TexGreenEyes
    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.
  • May 10, 2021

    By A Google user
    I use to use Intellicast. But then - Wunderground bought it an put in on their site , which is largely unusable and cumbersome. This destroyed the easily used Intellicast. It is great to find Weatherbug. I mainly want to see easily accessed radar info. Please do not let Wunderground come near you. Thank you for being a great alternative.
  • May 10, 2021

    By Leah Jackson
    I really love the app. I've used it for over 10 years now. I had bought the app when I was using iphone and when I switched to android a couple years ago, I didn't purchase it again. I don't care for all the ads, but it's not so much of a nuisance that I would be pushed to pay to get rid of them. I like that I can add as many locations as I want and I can choose which locations I get notifications for. The forecast is fairly accurate, though I don't trust any forecast to be spot on 10 days out.
  • Best weather app i could download Dec 25, 2019

    By W0LF1E_B00M
    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!
  • May 3, 2021

    By Lex Jenkins
    Longtime user on multiple devices. Not perfect but the best I've found. The maps and quick overall look features are good. Lacks ready access to some info such as barometric pressure, allergy reports, etc. The Windy app is much better for visualizing wind conditions and often has more accurate forecasts, with options for multiple forecast models. WeatherBug seems to be resource intensive and I've had to remove it from my older phones and tablets. No problems on my Moto G Power.
  • Used to be better Feb 22, 2018

    By brad34785
    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!!!!!
  • May 8, 2021

    By Kyle Lane
    Nice app. Radar feature is solid. Hourly predictions are usually good indicators. One of the most accurate apps I've used. (Take that with a grain of salt as accuracy and weather don't go together well)
  • Decent App Sep 27, 2018

    By evan.cooperman
    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.
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    Take Commuter screen off Home Screen Jan 26, 2021

    By Leo Becker
    Commuter screen unusable and unnecessary. Map is too large city names too large hard to read
  • May 5, 2021

    By Dan Lambert
    Don't like the idea that the temperature leaves the status bar when WeatherBug decides that the application needs to be updated. I don't want to update all the time. If I have problems with the application, I'll then update it. Update: New update released, and again the status bar temp is nowhere to be seen. Once update was done, status bar temp returned.
  • Build me up, just to break me down Jul 10, 2018

    By The Mr's Mrs.
    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.
  • May 9, 2021

    By Nicole Hornback
    It was accurate, but the reason I know that is because it ONLY SHOWS PAST RADAR. Like, the last hour or so. That's it. No future. Not even 100% current. Just past. Useless information.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Jaymz
    Great overall, but it would be nice to have a 4x1 widget. Also, the background doesn't show the weather conditions at night. Just a generic picture of some dude next to a white Jeep. So dumb. Please fix this. ONE STAR until this is fixed.
  • I deleted this app the second I read their privacy policy and TOA. One star is too generous. Nov 19, 2019

    By mutmadison
    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...
  • May 2, 2021

    By Aaron Maxwell
    I do not care about lightning warnings. There is no way to turn off these types of annoying notifications. You can only silence them or turn off notifications completely, in which you won't be able to see the current temperature without opening the app.
  • Please fix it, the app is broken. Apr 11, 2019

    By ZheAwesomePenguin
    So I used to use WeatherBug a lot. But I do have to admit that sometimes the weather isn’t a true match to what’s happening. Granted, I live in Michigan, where one half of your lawn can be bright and sunny and the other half can be down pouring(I’ve personally witnessed it). But that’s besides the point. The data isn’t the same as what my friend gets from our local weather station. And just recently I tried to open the app to check the weather. (Mostly to read the radar. It’s more reliable to read it yourself if there’s rain or in this case, a spontaneous blizzard in the middle of April), when I discovered that the app takes 30 seconds to buffer, then immediately crashes back to my wallpaper. But, when I looked in the running background apps thing, it was there and so I clicked on it. I don’t know if what I was seeing was real or not, but it showed the normal degrees and the little radar thing, but then it froze and crashed again. The app in it's current state is completely unusable. I grew up watching WeatherBug on the tv every day before I left for school. It’s kind of sad that I have to leave and seek out another weather app. Even with all it’s bugs, I still liked this one.
  • USED to be my favorite for years! May 16, 2019

    By iplayd2day
    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.
  • Deeply wounded me 🥺 Aug 26, 2020

    By littlesnowcub
    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)
  • img Community
    A massive storm or sudden hail can do much harm to your crops. Knowing what sort of weather awaits you can help you take the correct measures of precaution. With this advanced early warning system and 18 different map types, you can customize everything to suit your needs.
    img by Nitika
    11 months ago
  • img Community
    The best way to get through a snowstorm is to prepare 2 days in advance. With updates from your phone, you'll have a heads up on the incoming snowstorms for your area.
    img by Aubrey
    4 months ago
  • img Community
    Whether you're spending 2 hours on the road or trying to go 20 hours straight to your next destination, the weather can be very dangerous to RV travelers. Get storm or high wind advisories for your route on your phone.
    img by Aubrey
    3 months ago
  • img Community
    When a storm that could take your power out for 3 days is on the way, you need to know as soon as possible. Get updates and alerts on your phone that can give you advanced notice as to what you should prepare for.
    img by Aubrey
    2 months ago
  • img Community

    Take Commuter screen off Home Screen Jan 26, 2021

    By Leo Becker
    Commuter screen unusable and unnecessary. Map is too large city names too large hard to read
  • img Expert
    1. Spark™ Lightning Alerts prepare you for dangerous weather quickly. Get up to date alerts 50% faster than network news
    2. Powered by the world's largest network of over 10,000 professional-grade weather stations to bring you hyper-local weather conditions in real-time
    3. Lifestyles Forecasts let you easily customize weather forecasts for your lifestyle activities: sports games, golf, lawn care, allergies and more

    Reviewed by Laura S on December 11, 2017

  • Terribly slow and contradicting Jul 9, 2018

    By King of Rancho Cucamonga
    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
  • May 10, 2021

    By A Google user
    I use to use Intellicast. But then - Wunderground bought it an put in on their site , which is largely unusable and cumbersome. This destroyed the easily used Intellicast. It is great to find Weatherbug. I mainly want to see easily accessed radar info. Please do not let Wunderground come near you. Thank you for being a great alternative.
  • May 10, 2021

    By Leah Jackson
    I really love the app. I've used it for over 10 years now. I had bought the app when I was using iphone and when I switched to android a couple years ago, I didn't purchase it again. I don't care for all the ads, but it's not so much of a nuisance that I would be pushed to pay to get rid of them. I like that I can add as many locations as I want and I can choose which locations I get notifications for. The forecast is fairly accurate, though I don't trust any forecast to be spot on 10 days out.
  • Best weather app i could download Dec 25, 2019

    By W0LF1E_B00M
    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!
  • May 8, 2021

    By Kyle Lane
    Nice app. Radar feature is solid. Hourly predictions are usually good indicators. One of the most accurate apps I've used. (Take that with a grain of salt as accuracy and weather don't go together well)
  • May 9, 2021

    By A Google user
    I see other apps on friends phones but this app is better by far for me anyway the camera feature is awesome too I check the weather daily because I work in it means a lot thanks keep up the good work.This app ask me to remark again or add to or edit my opinion will this app is still number one to me in 2021 so keep it up no other app can touch you well done you all need a raise tell the CEO I said that Sheets C out! .
  • Better than other “top” weather apps Apr 19, 2020

    By HomemadePancakes
    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. 👌🏻
  • May 8, 2021

    By Kathy Reitan Gagnon
    Always accurate and up-to-date. I love the radar feature!! It is my go-to several times a day as I love to be outside. I also like that I can put in a vacation destination and always know what the weather will be like when I get there.
  • love this app!! Jun 17, 2019

    By maddflower
    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. :)
  • May 9, 2021

    By Jason Schmidt
    Great, easy to use app that is direct and to the point. Has everything you need for a quick update. Then dig further and you become a garage meteorologist with the extra data available.
  • My favorite weather app is screwed up Jun 28, 2019

    By TexGreenEyes
    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.
  • May 3, 2021

    By Lex Jenkins
    Longtime user on multiple devices. Not perfect but the best I've found. The maps and quick overall look features are good. Lacks ready access to some info such as barometric pressure, allergy reports, etc. The Windy app is much better for visualizing wind conditions and often has more accurate forecasts, with options for multiple forecast models. WeatherBug seems to be resource intensive and I've had to remove it from my older phones and tablets. No problems on my Moto G Power.
  • Decent App Sep 27, 2018

    By evan.cooperman
    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.
  • I love the app, but where did my widget go? Sep 20, 2020

    By Choirgirl1018
    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.
  • Just Average Weather App May 16, 2020

    By Sundude_99
    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.
  • Love this weather app but... Oct 1, 2018

    By Charmed824
    This has been my “go to” app for weather for years. I love the hourly information, especially the hourly dew point info. However, over the last month or so, the app freezes up, takes forever to refresh or load when clicking between the different options (hourly, 10 day, etc). I hope these glitches will be fixed! UPDATE: This app still doesn’t seem as accurate. It will say one thing for the current conditions, but the hourly condition shows something completely different. And the dew point is never accurate. Currently it says the dew point is 39 but my local Tv station weather app shows the dew point is 51. Plus, I don’t like how I have to scroll all the way down to view the current observations..that info should be right there when you open the app so it’s quick and easy.
  • Can't arrange NOW page Mar 31, 2018

    By montanabobw
    My favorite weather app. The info provided is most often more accurate than other apps. I would give the app 5 stars except for: 1) Prior versions allowed the various segments of the NOW page (wind, lightning, UV, etc.) to be rearranged to the user's liking. That ability has unfortunately disappeared. Like another user below, I don't want the new air quality segment at the top of the list. It's good info but it's just not as important to me as other info. In fact, I'd probably put it at or near the end of the list. 2) I've never understood the "flopping around" (various info blinking) that occurs when the app is started. Eventually, after a few seconds, it settles down and stops flopping. It's done this for me for many many versions and on a number of different devices. I write apps for a living. There should be no flopping.
  • What's going on Jan 24, 2018

    By Pleasefixyoutubenow
    I've used this app for years but lately I haven't liked using it. I know that weather predictions often change but the 10 day forecast changes drastically like 15 times a day now. It goes from snow to sunny to rain to freezing rain. It never used to do this. Honestly, this app hasn't been predicting the weather accurately. For example, in 2 days, no matter what it says it's gonna be on the 10 day forecast today, it's going to change a lot in 2 days. I get sometimes being unsure and really having to change predictions but this is more than I've experienced in the past using this app. I am just frustrated because I don't even know what the weather is anymore unless I look at another weather app and I don't feel like this source is reliable at the moment.
  • Good but missing some features Sep 12, 2020

    By SpectralVeil
    I generally like the app, and have found it to be pretty accurate. It definitely has some bugs, and wish the quality of ads were a little better rather than the classic “absolute garbage/clickbait” that some ad providers do. My biggest complaint is that I haven’t been able to figure out how to look up the weather in a location without saving that location. Sometimes I just want to look up the weather once of a place I will be traveling through that day. It’s not impossible to add and then immediately remove a location, but it is less then ideal. Also current location doesn’t always update effectively and I haven’t figured out a way to do a force update. I think sometimes closing the app and reopening works.
  • Forecasting Accuracy Jul 5, 2020

    By Six screw
    I took a couple meteorology classes in community college when I was learning to fly small aircraft. With a slightly better understanding of weather forecasting than most , I realize the difficulty. That being said, Weather Bug does a very good job overall . Temperature is “ Spot On” , even out several days . Hour by Hour is is also nearly perfect until the critical 36 hour mark. Extended forecast is much better than most. I have found Weather Bug to have a more reliable source than than the National Weather Service. I have 6 Weather apps loaded on my phone and laptop. But I mostly use just 2 .Weather Bug is one of those two. Thank you to the meteorologists who do what do. Meteorology is one of several highly underrated sciences . Thank you again
  • May 8, 2021

    By Andrew Vernon
    App keeps deleting weather stations from available options so every time there is a big update the weather station you got your data from is no longer available to choose and you have to pick one further and further away from your location. This had been an issue FOR YEARS the "stations list" never gets refreshed each big update. I doubt the tech guys will even understand this. The closest station i can get weather from is now at least over 10 Miles away. Used to have 3 or 4 in my city.
  • Used to be better Feb 22, 2018

    By brad34785
    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!!!!!
  • there’s no key for the Alerts map layer :( Jun 26, 2020

    By laila jenkins
    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.
  • Missing a couple things Feb 12, 2020

    By QuestForAwesome
    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.
  • May 10, 2021

    By David Bender
    Needs work. Can't remove pollen alerts. I don't want the alert and even though it's not marked as an alert I want, it will always show the alert and I can't turn it off.
  • 50/50 May 25, 2020

    By Angelscry2o
    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
  • Overall clean look, but needs work Sep 5, 2020

    By LV4NMLS
    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.
  • This Used to be a Great App... Mar 11, 2021

    By Chrissy Saoirse Fae
    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.
  • A Bad Storm was Coming - I Got Weather Alerts for SOMEWHERE ELSE Sep 8, 2019

    By Amdavis
    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.
  • Great weather app Dec 30, 2017

    By Pzamz
    Got tired of the weather channel app getting slower and slower and taking forever to load and just scroll down the page so tried this and not only is it instantly quick, but put together with common sense. The location of the features were very well thought out and very easy and convenient to use. The pop up instructions are a brilliant idea. Love the fact that it has weather and traffic cams too, that i dont have to use other separate apps. Although it has news and videos the smart thing is they don’t load automatically, which i believe keeps the app fast. You have the option to start a video and that’s the smart way to do it. What’s killing the weather channel app is they don’t give you a choice and the videos run automatically slowing down the app to a crawl. Goodbye weather channel app, you just helped me free up a lot space too!
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    Take Commuter screen off Home Screen Jan 26, 2021

    By Leo Becker
    Commuter screen unusable and unnecessary. Map is too large city names too large hard to read
  • May 5, 2021

    By Dan Lambert
    Don't like the idea that the temperature leaves the status bar when WeatherBug decides that the application needs to be updated. I don't want to update all the time. If I have problems with the application, I'll then update it. Update: New update released, and again the status bar temp is nowhere to be seen. Once update was done, status bar temp returned.
  • May 9, 2021

    By Nicole Hornback
    It was accurate, but the reason I know that is because it ONLY SHOWS PAST RADAR. Like, the last hour or so. That's it. No future. Not even 100% current. Just past. Useless information.
  • May 2, 2021

    By Aaron Maxwell
    I do not care about lightning warnings. There is no way to turn off these types of annoying notifications. You can only silence them or turn off notifications completely, in which you won't be able to see the current temperature without opening the app.
  • USED to be my favorite for years! May 16, 2019

    By iplayd2day
    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.
  • Full of bloat & bad ux May 20, 2019

    By H0317
    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! Apr 11, 2021

    By Tara0218
    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.
  • I regret this app Aug 17, 2019

    By Jltx15
    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.
  • Can’t predict RAIN.?? Aug 4, 2020

    By leanerMEANER
    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.
  • Used to be perfect. Now it’s disappointing. Feb 4, 2021

    By TGShuck13
    I used to love weatherbug. It used to be my absolutely, nothing else, weather app that I’d use. But over the last year I’ve been having so much faith that weatherbug will be fixed and stop before my so inaccurate and slow. Nothing has changed. So unfortunately I have to uninstall the app and probably go to weather channel or N.O.A.A. I’m sorry guys :( but as a parent and a frequent driver, I want my weather to be as accurate as possible as I don’t have the weather channel app or cable. So I’d pretty much had enough after I had planned a day out with my daughter cuz weather bug said it was clear with 0% of anything. I wake up in the morning to find 3 1/2 inches of snow on the ground. Now I know that’s not entirely your all’s fault as weather CAN be unpredictable. But not that unpredictable. Much love to the bug company and I hope it gets fixed so I can start using again.
  • Build me up, just to break me down Jul 10, 2018

    By The Mr's Mrs.
    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.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Jaymz
    Great overall, but it would be nice to have a 4x1 widget. Also, the background doesn't show the weather conditions at night. Just a generic picture of some dude next to a white Jeep. So dumb. Please fix this. ONE STAR until this is fixed.
  • I deleted this app the second I read their privacy policy and TOA. One star is too generous. Nov 19, 2019

    By mutmadison
    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...
  • Please fix it, the app is broken. Apr 11, 2019

    By ZheAwesomePenguin
    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.
  • Deeply wounded me 🥺 Aug 26, 2020

    By littlesnowcub
    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)
  • Stick to your default weather app Jan 19, 2019

    By Maurrie
    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.
  • Inaccurate radar in Central America May 24, 2019

    By Microminimike
    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.
  • Not a weather app, more like an advertisement app Mar 12, 2021

    By Fototico
    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?
  • Not accurate... Aug 10, 2018

    By Ibanezgrindd
    We hardly get any rain here in Phoenix, and when it finally rains, the current weather shows as partly cloudy. We’ll have wind, lightning, thunder.. etc etc and it’s partly cloudy according to weatherbug. When its very very hot here (a picture of a sun with cactus) it shows 0% chance of rain in the valley of the sun for the week to come so I expect to see very hot as the forecast day in and day out. Don’t need weatherbug for that! Strangely one of those 0% precipitation days the clouds started to build heavily and then weatherbug changed its mind and changed the day’s forecast to chance of storms hours before it rained. I downloaded accuweather to do some comparisons in the week to follow. Accuweather had actual percentages for each day for that week. Weather bug had 0% the whole week. It rained twice that week. The 2 days it rained, weatherbug changed it mind that it was going to rain when there was a a visual storm in the sky. But I thought it was 0%? Terrible predictions and un-accurate information. I’ll stick with accuweatherfrom now on
  • Not accurate - all about selling your location info May 16, 2020

    By KB Traveler
    I have used WeatherBug ever since Automated Weather Source first developed it. Unfortunately something has changed and I find the quality of its actual and forecast weather to have declined, especially in the last year. Yesterday was the perfect example with WeatherBug showing 0% chance of rain for every hour of the day, while we experienced constant rain showers instead. What I didn’t know was that AWS sold WeatherBug to Ground Truth (xAd). Their website describes themselves as the “largest location-based advertising platform in the world”. Yep their business model is all about selling your phone’s location information (even when the app is closed) - not providing you excellent/accurate weather forecasting. Sad because AWS had a great weather model, collaborating with educational institutions and local communities such as my own. So if your business/occupation is like mine and you require accurate weather forecasting, maybe it is time to look elsewhere.

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