The Weather app attracts quite a bit of attention with this year’s release of iOS 15. It gets a whole new design, new real-time alerts and more. Go below as we take a closer look at the all-new Weather app in iOS 15, including maps, designs and more.
Convenient: The new Weather app in iOS 15
One of the main changes in the iOS 15 Weather app is the interface. It has a completely new design that changes based on current conditions in your area. For example, if it rains outside or it rains soon, the app will adjust the layout to display the hourly forecast, next hour̵
On the other hand, if there is no rain in your area, the app focuses on the 10-day forecast and current conditions at the top, pushing other things like the radar to the bottom. This modular design is a very nice touch in the Weather app in iOS 15, and it works perfectly to also get to the iPad at some point … but it will not happen this year.
There are also “thousands of variations” background designs and animations in the Weather app. These display backgrounds and animations are designed to represent sun position, clouds and precipitation. Here is a GIF of it in action.
There is also a strong focus on weather maps with iOS 15. In the built-in Weather app, you can now see maps for precipitation, air quality and temperature. The maps are in full screen and the precipitation map supports the display of three hours of historical data and one hour of future data in the hour view, and a week’s value of data in the daily view.
Another change is notification support. Like the Dark Sky Weather app, which Apple acquired last year, the Weather app can now send you an alert when rain, snow, hail or sleet is about to start or stop. Apple says this feature is available in the US, UK and Ireland.
The Weather app in iOS 15 is a truly remarkable overhaul, especially from a design perspective. The addition of maps and alerts also helps make it a real competitor to third-party weather apps on the App Store.
What do you think of the new Weather app in iOS 15? Are there any features you think are still missing? Let us know in the comments!
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