The Weather Channel App for iPad – best local forecast, radar map, and storm tracking
By The Weather Channel Interactive
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Make confident decisions based on the most accurate, precise forecast available. Favorite app features:
KNOW THE WEATHER ANYWHERE, RIGHT NOW
• Forecasts: Hourly and 10-day forecasts.
• Detailed Current Conditions: Get “feels like” weather, humidity, wind speed, and more. (Access them by tapping the circle on your main screen).
• Weather Maps: Fast-loading radar maps show past and future radar.
• Push alerts & badges: Know about severe weather in your area. To set your alerts, tap the magnifying glass to open your favorite locations. Then, tap the information icon next to your location of choice. From there, you can activate your severe and pollen alerts.
DEEP DIVE INTO YOUR WEATHER
• Weather News: From severe storms to straight-up bizarre weather occurrences, we’ll keep you up to date.
• Severe weather mode: During a severe event, we’ll activate a severe ticker at the top of your App.
• Seasonal Tools: Use our pollen counts to help plan your outdoor activities.
• Travel destination weather (airplane icon): Get everything you need to plan your next trip, such as average temperatures and precipitation, forecasts, the best time to visit, maps, and details to understand how the weather feels compared to your hometown.
• Stunning Imagery: Amazing background photos match your current weather conditions.
THE WEATHER CHANNEL ON THE WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA
All the weather, wherever you go: find us at weather.com, like us on facebook.com/theweatherchannel, and follow us on Twitter @weatherchannel.
We love when you provide us with feedback. If you love our weather app, please rate and review us in the App Store. If you have questions or suggestions, please submit them to email@example.com.
What's New in Version 4.5.1
- Back by popular demand: pollen counts!
- Performance enhancements and bug fixes.
As always, we appreciate your feedback. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions or questions. If you love our app, please let us know by rating us in the App Store.
Easy to use but buggy
The pictures are mostly lovely and the interface is easy to view and use. It's often buggy, though, sometimes never loading past the opening screen. I updated last night, and the app would not run at all this morning. I had to delete it and download again. Sometimes this app is unstable to the point of shutting down completely and unexpectedly, taking me back to my desktop. Another feature I find really agitating is on the weather map page. The point dropped at my selected cities is fine, but there's also a big white box with the city name in it. I cannot get rid of the big label and it's so large, it covers other city names around it on the map. Please axe this huge label! The point is enough, because we users are smart enough to know which location we've chosen. And probably the most annoying feature is the meaningless ads. Beware of the upgrade! A year ago I paid to go ad free, and it was not cheap. $3.99 if I remember correctly. The absence of ads was well worth the price...until shortly thereafter when the constant ads reappeared. TWC stole my money. I'm searching for a new weather app now.
I used to love my iPad version of the Weather Channel App! It was big and beautiful, to fill my iPad's larger screen; and I could opt to upgrade, at a price, to remove ads! Now, the ad-free upgrade has been yanked out from under me, and I cannot find how to restore it, or purchase it anew. It really bugs me to lose that option. Furthermore, the badge icon for the app always shows "1" notification--regardless of what is going on with the weather. I cannot get rid of the "1" on the badge icon; for there is no alert to view to make it go away. If there is an alert, the notification for that alert goes away after viewing the alert; but the renegade "1" stays there still. This badge icon has had this bug for probably a month or more; but I've finally decided to write a review about it (and about the ad-free option being removed--even though I paid for it on my iPhone). Please fix both of these two problems--thanks! Then, I will be able to resume visually enjoying checking my iPad Weather Channel App once again!
A Weather Buff :-)
Love it, but bugs need to be fixed
I have used the app for a long time and love it, but it has a number of bugs on my iPad. When it opens on the Forecast page, it doesn't update. You have to switch to the Current page for it to update and then switch back to the Forecast page. In fact, lately when I open the app, it shows no location and no temperature. It shows the standard circle for the Current weather page, but it's blank. It's necessary to go to one of the other pages, such as the radar page, then go back to weather to get information. This is very frustrating and annoying and was never an issue with earlier versions. I have several locations saved in Favorites, and swiping between them is slow and clunky, with a pause in the middle of the transition. Also, I can only swipe in one did now, and I used to be able to swipe in both directions, which I found more useful and practical. I've resorted to simply using magnifying glass in the lower right corner to choose another of the locations in my favorites. Seems like IBM, which now owns this, could do better.