*** Best New App by Apple *** Top Rated Mac App by Macworld *** Featured by Lifehacker *** Full Touch Bar Support ***

Forecast Bar offers hyper accurate, hyper local live weather and forecasts right in your menu bar or as a dock app. iCloud Sync keeps your locations and settings in sync across your devices. Custom icon and background packs allow you to customize the look and feel to suit your style.

Opening Forecast Bar displays a gorgeous resizable panel full of relevant weather information, including:
- Current conditions, with current, feels like, high, and low temperatures, cloud conditions, as well as relative humidity
- A succinct description, available in 18 languages, of the weather for the next hour, and next 24 hours
- Create a customized weather summary to use in the app and widget which can contain any combination of 20 data points with everything from wind speeds to location of the nearest storm!
- Animated charts showing temperature and rain forecasts for the next 8 hours
- When rain is detected in the next hour, an animated chart showing rain intensity
- 6 day forecast, with high and low temperatures and weather conditions
- Stunning animated icons for each weather condition (plus two additional icon packs to switch between)
- A gorgeous image matching the weather conditions (which can be dimmed or hidden entirely, from either built-in or online sources)
- Full description of all local NWS severe weather alerts (U.S. only), including Notification Center support
- Radar and satellite imagery (U.S. only)

Clicking again on the current conditions displays an animated panel with additional information, including:
- Current wind conditions with an animated compass
- Dew point and humidity readings, with a "mugginess" animated gauge
- Pressure indicator with trend information
- Sunrise and sunset times for the day
- Moon phase
- Visibility reading
- UV Index

You can click on any day's forecast to see a full 24 hour temperature, precipitation, wind, humidity and UV index chart, along with an hour-by-hour sky condition chart.

Forecast Bar automatically determines your location to provide hyper-local weather data. In addition, you can store unlimited favorited locations, and switch between them easily using keyboard shortcuts. By default, Forecast Bar will automatically detect which units to use for your location, or you can manually set your preferred units.

Forecast Bar supports Dark Sky’s Time Machine feature. Time Machine gives you the ability to check the current weather conditions at a given time, in the past 70 years or the next 70 years.

Forecast Bar offers full support for light and dark menu bar modes, and carefully conserves your computer's power. You can even fully customize what shows in your menu bar or dock on your dock badge. Assign a global keyboard shortcut to show Forecast Bar any time! Even more, there is a Today widget you can use in your Notification Center.

With Notification Forwarding, you can forward precipitation alerts to Forecast Bar for iPhone and iPad! Your Mac will automatically check the weather depending on where your phone is and send notifications when precipitation is coming (requires Forecast Bar for iOS). In addition, you can send the current temperature to iOS devices as an icon badge!

*** Includes a 7-day trial of automatic updates subscription ***

Subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. They will automatically renew at the end of your subscription period (either monthly or annually) unless canceled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions or turn of auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings. Cancellation of the current active subscription period is not allowed.

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What's New

Version 4.0.5

- Fix for rain notifications not appearing
- Fix for high CPU for a small number of users

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Simply, simply…


The developers of this application are geniuses! Having the Mac menu bar app schedule push notifications to update the iOS app icon badge is amazing! Besides that though, this app is an easy way to see the temperature in your menu bar. I like how you can adjust how much detail you want to show so you can have a sun icon or just the temperature. The weather radar is a nice feature. I haven’t gotten a chance to see the rain notifications because it doesn’t rain much where I live. I like the daily summaries, but on the iOS app they always come at 12:00 am (midnight) instead of 8:00 am like I have scheduled.

Other than that minor disorder, this app is amazing, couldn’t ask for better.

This is the best weather app there is.


Sooo I’m a bit paranoid about getting stuck out in bad weather, and as a result I’ve tried pretty much every weather app there is for my Mac, iPad and iPhone, and now even the Apple TV. This is by far the best one I’ve ever come across. I was looking for something that was consistent across my multiple platforms, delivered an accurate and reliable forecast, had notifications for severe weather, and included radar, and this checks off everything on my list. This app is available for all of the Apple devices I use, which is fantastic, and it uses the same nice and easy to read UI consistently on everything. It’s very simple and to the point while including pretty much every bit of weather information I could need - even things like sunrise and sunset times, UV index, and severe weather warnings. It also syncs things like favorited locations across devices which is a nice touch. The forecast is always correct where I live and I especially love the fact that it tells you exactly when to expect rain or storms, and when those weather events are predicted to end. Also, the developers are incredibly nice and very open to user suggestions - I’ve honestly never come across app developers as responsive as these guys. In a nutshell, this has become one of my most-used apps and I like it a lot.

Good but could be better

Richard C Mongler

This is a nice app if you like to geek out on weather but the layout leaves a bit to be desired. I like the fact that it lives in the menu bar and can give you alerts about severe weather/floods/etc. It also has an animated radar map integrated which is a must in my opinion. The bad comes in that the radar map takes several clicks to get to and to get animated. It would be nice if the radar map could be put into the map drop down window and animated by default so you could get a quick view of incoming storms/rain. Additional the when there's a warning for your area it should be shown in the menu bar so you can know aboutg it without having to click the dropdown button. Another downside is that while there are many features to this app there isn't much in the way of customization. There is some but like the issue with radar there needs to be more in the way of pereferences / options. There's also the fact that getting weather updates any faster than once per hour costs an extra $9 a goes up depending on how fast you want them. Considering that there's tons of free apps out there that will tell you the weather in 1 minute increments this seems like a slap in the face after laying down real cash for this app. Give us every 30 minutes by default at the very least. 1 hour updates are pretty much useless when a tornado is coming your way.


Higher Bar, LLC
37.5 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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