App that warns about weather turning

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by chfilm, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. chfilm macrumors 68000

    chfilm

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    This morning when I left the house it was sunny and 30 degrees Celsius, but later I got caught in an awful thunderstorm in my shorts and white T-shirt. Had I looked on the weather app I would’ve known- but why doesn’t the watch warn you automatically about severe, preannouncdd shifts in the weather conditions? Are there any apps that have this functionality?
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    DarkSky.

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  3. chfilm thread starter macrumors 68000

    chfilm

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    Hmmmm perfectly what I was looking for, thank you- but not available in Germany!?!? Why is that..
    do you know an alternative?
     
  4. fbara macrumors newbie

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    Many different weather apps have this feature. Dark Sky's forecast isn't very reliable, though.

    Just look at the weather in the morning before you get dressed, it takes about 5 seconds.
     
  5. Graham4723 macrumors newbie

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    Currently trying “Rain Alarm” (NOT Rain Alarm - weather warning !). Sends notifications of showers to watch, seems reasonably accurate so far.

    I’m in the UK so can’t check if it’s available in Germany.
     
  6. nikkisharif macrumors member

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    I think it varies by location. Never had any issues with Dark Sky when I lived in Boston & now I’m NYC. It’s pretty perfect, since weather underground is accurate around here.
     
  7. fbara macrumors newbie

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    Take a look at https://forecastadvisor.com and search by your zip code. It will tell you what weather service has historically provided the most accurate forecast for your area.

    The majority of places I’ve looked at over the years shows other sites are more accurate than Dark Sky. DS has a very developer- friendly API that doesn't cost very much. That's why you see their info everywhere; it's cheap to use.
     
  8. staggerlee41 macrumors 6502a

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    Carrot Weather :cool: You can also set custom types of alerts, an example may be x % of humidity. I have tried them all and it is by far the best. Now if you're looking for weather apps focused on radar tracking that's a different story. Still Carrot is the best I have used. The developer frequently posts here, is responsive to any issues and keeps adding great new features!
     
  9. nikkisharif macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info!! Weather underground is on the top of the list for my zip code & that’s what Dark Sky uses. I actually have both apps (and a ton others) & I get the same alerts. Rarely are they off.
     
  10. nikkisharif macrumors member

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    For radar, I’ve found Storm Radar to be the best.
     

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