iPhone Tricks > Errors and Issues
Posted in Errors and Issues, Apps or Games by Mary on May 11, 2023
Is the stock weather app not accurate on iPhone? Forecasts are way off and not reliable anymore? It’s sunny outside but Weather shows ongoing rain or the other way around? You’re not the only one experiencing this!
Weather Not Working On iPhone?
Apple is experiencing issues with its stock Weather app for iOS. The app broke on three occasions within a month. The last time it happened on May 9th when the service was very slow or simply unavailable for many users.
Apple acknowledged the problem on the System Status page and fixed it a couple of hours later.
Weather Way Off
However, while outages can happen to anyone, more worrisome are reports that complain about the Weather forecast being not accurate, in some cases way off.
For example, this Reddit user shows a clear sky outside his window, while the iOS Weather app is forecasting thunder storms!
The thread has received lots of traction, with numerous other users confirming that lately Weather app is not performing as it used to be.
After the absorption of Dark Sky, one would expect it to become the best weather app on the market. However, something seems to have gone terribly wrong.
Are you also experiencing issues with the iOS Weather app? Share your feedback in the comments!
Weather App Alternative For iPhone
If you don’t trust the built-in Weather app anymore you can try one of the following options until Apple gets its act together:
“The app combines highly accurate weather forecast for your location with a 3D map showing development of weather in a broader area in a very interesting way. This allows you to see where precipitation is going to come from or where the wind is blowing from.
The uniqueness of the app comes from the amount of data displayed. Forecast of weather, precipitation, wind, cloud cover, atmospheric pressure, snow cover and other meteorological data for different altitudes is available for the whole world.”
“Discover a reliable, real-time and hyper-local forecast that will always warn you about upcoming severe weather. Weather Underground combines data from over 250,000+ personal weather stations and a proprietary forecast model to give you the most accurate and hyperlocal forecasts, at a microclimate level.”
“MyRadar is a fast, powerful, easy-to-use weather app that displays animated weather radar around your current location and to quickly show what weather is coming your way.”
“Weawow is a free (and ad-free) weather app enhanced by beautiful weather-related photos taken by photographers around the world.
The photos reflect the current weather at your location, showing you whether it’s fair, cloudy, rainy, snowy.”
Fact: Users report a bug for the iPhone 14 Pro Max causing the tiles not to be displayed correctly.
5. Sky Watch: Atmospheric Planner
“Weather information includes solar cycle, lunar cycle, atmospheric condition, cloud coverage, precipitation, wind, temperature, apparent temperature, dew point, and humidity information.”
6. Carrot Weather
“CARROT’s super accurate weather data gives you lightning-quick access to your current, hourly, and daily forecasts. And the easy-to-read details screens are just dripping with with meteorological goodness.”
Are you using one of the above alternatives for the Weather app? Do you have anything else to suggest? Share your feedback in the comments!
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