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Forecast Bar - Weather, Radar and Alerts

By Real Casual Games, LLC

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*** Best New App by Apple as a Best New App *** 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 full 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
- 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)

*** Purchase includes one-year of hourly premium weather updates from Dark Sky. If you would prefer more frequent updates (10, 15 or 30 minutes) you can optionally upgrade easily within the app. ***

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. Furthermore, clicking on the radar icon will display an interactive radar map.

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).

If you have any ideas or problems with Forecast Bar, drop us an email to or add them to our support site!

*where available

What's New in Version 2.8.3

- Bug fixes and various improvements


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Customer Reviews

Still love it

Some two years later, I’m still loving this app; no complaints; the developer is still on top of development, providing regular updates (to both iOS and macOS versions). I even signed up for the in-app purchase for faster update frequency. Having tried several weather apps over the years, this is hands-down the best — no gimmicks, just useful data in a beautiful package.

Original review:
Informative and easy on the eyes, no-nonsense app. The developer seems to be constantly improving and tweaking the app based on user feedback. Great job on the improved option to add and manage locations that is part of the most recent update (2.1).


I am a meteorologist by degree although no longer in the field. I have been looking for a solid app that was not too heavy but gave me good info quickly and was reliable. Thus far even though this cost me $15 for a year. I think that is worth it for 10 minute updates on any mac. I love the ability to click on the radar to get sunrise, sunset, live radar - cloud cover- current visibility. I would like to see an option for public weather reports and maybe current conditions. Tides would be nice as well. I just started playing with the app so hopefully there are more cool features I will find.

👍Best Menu Bar Weather App, 👎High CPU Usage

👍Without a doubt, this is the best menu bar app out there. I use it daily and it gives you far more info than any other app. Protip: You can “open” it with alfred and just pop down the forecast from the menubar- even assign it a hotkey.

👎CPU usage is crazy for what it is. This is why I can’t give it 5 stars. I feel bad not going ahead and giving it 5 anyways, but the CPU usage is so high that I have to close it from time to time when doing video editing or other intense data processing. For that reason, I think a change needs to come and once it does, this is a 5 star app for sure.

Forecast Bar - Weather, Radar and Alerts
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  • $5.99
  • Category: Weather
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.8.3
  • Size: 34.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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  1. One Year of 15min Background Updates$6.99
  2. One Year of 10min Background Updates$9.99
  3. One Year of 1 Hour Background Updates$2.99
  4. One Year of 30min Background Updates$4.99