This has always been my favorite weather app. Not the flashiest but the most accurate. The most recent update ruined it. It forces ads on you. I find myself using other weather apps now but I am hoping they will wake up. Angering users is bad practice.
New ads 1/5
The video ads after closing the radar screen are unacceptable. I do not mind the ads placed on the main page because I know that you have to make revenue for your app. And I do think this app is one of the best for up to date and accurate information. However, using my mobile data every time I close the radar page is wrong. Please remove, Or will be deleting your app.
Ads showing up randomly 1/5
Ads are showing up randomly even though I have the yearly subscription. They are the full-screen ones.
non-stop attack by video ads 1/5
After the most recent update you can’t use the app for more than a few seconds before you get hit by an obnoxious drive-by video ad. Just an awful user experience now, if this isn’t changed soon I’ll be deleting and moving on to something else.
Why does it play an ad video when I try to close the map? 1/5
Latest update added adds and crashes 1/5
By Poppy Sinclair
A decent, useful app ruined for what purpose? It now needs a forced quit to shut down, shows ads, and crashes whenever I try to access the “remove ads” option. Unlike others, I won’t keep using it if this isn’t remedied quickly. Some of us have supported WU for years.
This app is going to crap 1/5
WTH happened to the webcam views and now there are full screen video ads? If you wanted to see how fast your app can be deleted from user phones, now you know.
I’m a paying “ad free” user, but I’m being shown ads anyway. 1/5
I hate ads in-app, so I paid for the privilege to remove them. This was fine until the latest update but I’m now being shown ads even though I paid wunderground to not have to deal with them in-app.
Paid for ad-free, still get ads 1/5
I have used Wunderground for years and loved it. Two years in a row now, I have paid to remove ads and to support the developer. However, I and many other users are not impressed with the latest release.
Starting about a week ago I started getting full page advertisements when I close out of the radar map. What makes these doubly infuriating is how small and transparent the close button usually is. I though that this was an issue with my installed version so I reinstalled the app. No change. Now that I’ve come to the reviews I see that I am far from the only user infuriated by this.
In short, buyer beware. Don’t pay for this app’s “remove ads” feature because you’ll still get ads.
Another paid user 1/5
Who can’t remove ads now. Just the fact they haven’t fixed this known issue is knowledge enough to give it one star.
Auto play ads!!! 1/5
Used this app for many years. Now when I close the wundermap I get an annoying auto play ad. Too bad. This used to be a really nice app and web site. Time to find a new one.
Awful video ads 1/5
This used to be my go-to weather app. My only weather app really. Not anymore. Video ads are loud, too intrusive, eat up data, and ooo up constantly, making the app a chore to use. App deleted.
Used to love it 3/5
I think this is my favorite weather app, but now when I close the radar image, an ad pops up and you can’t close it. I HATE HATE HATE that. So stupid.
Auto play video ads 1/5
Every time I try to close the weather map, an auto play videos starts up instead. It is loud, takes up the whole screen, and annoys everybody around me. This is totally unacceptable. I have to force quit the app in order to get rid of the ad. If this problem is not fixed, I will be dropping the app completely.
Mostly good 3/5
I like this app, and have come to depend on its hyper-local forecasts. That said, lately I’ve noticed my local station doesn’t display the correct temperature. It’s shows one temp on the map, in the location list, and on the website, but shows a much different (10° cooler) temp in the app when I select the location. It doesn’t happen for any other location, and unfortunately there’s no “report a problem” button, so I’m here leaving a review... anyway, it’s really annoying and has me looking around for a new weather app.
Ads appear after update 1/5
Ads on a version that I previously paid for? Unacceptable.
No more weather cams 1/5
My favorite feature was the weather cams so I could see my favorite places every day. They just took the webcam feature away so now this is just another weather app no better than any other.
Ditto NOT AD FREE 1/5
Paid for ad-free and it's just not true. Logged out and back in, deleted and re-installed. Still full screen loud video ads that I have to close the app to stop.
Mandatory ads 3/5
I paid a yearly fee to remove ads and now I must sit through a mandatory TV commercial for a new truck whenever I close the radar. I can't cancel it and it comes up repeatedly. This is not only poor coding but a great way to squander whatever goodwill you have developed. If this isn't removed I will switch to a different weather app.
Video ads all of a sudden? 1/5
What’s with the video ads??? That would be annoying AF no matter what, but I pay for ad-free. Either refund my money or remove the ads.
Blaring advertisements 1/5
Have used this app for many years and liked it. Now they started full page advertisements with sound, that take over the screen.
I have since quit using the app. I understand the need for advertisements, however, full page advertisements that take over are extremely annoying.
Ads even though I paid for ad-free 1/5
By Josh Ockert
I paid the subscription fee in order to go ad-free and to support the developers. Sadly, I am STILL get highly intrusive full-screen ads. For shame! Look elsewhere, these folks don't deserve your money or trust.
Breach of contract. 1/5
Paid for no ads, now getting ads after latest update.
This is just terrible. If not fixed by weeks end will resort to legal action.
Latest versions not good 2/5
So many problems. Freezing, crashing and incorrect data. Really disappointing. Have used this app for years.
Ads bug? 4/5
By A. S. Hopper
I have the ads free subscription, when I 'x' out of map screen a full screen ad pops up...
I love this app over any other weather app. The maps are fairly accurate and it provides more details than most.
I have paid for this app thinking that it would no longer have ads. Not true! Save yourself $1.99. You still gets ads whenever you look at the map in full. Annoying!!
Paid ad-free is not ad-free. 1/5
DO NOT BUY THIS APP. I paid for annual subscription for ad-free but I'm still getting FULL SCREEN pop up ads especially when closing the map.
Adds after paying to remove them 2/5
Love the app, but today started playing adds after I close the radar, even though I’ve paid for an add free experience.
Awful intrusive ads 1/5
I don’t mind some ads in the app, but they’ve recently added full screen video ads that are horrifically intrusive and always seem to pop up at the wrong time (like when I’m trying to check a nearby weather station real quick). Super bad move – now I really don’t feel like paying for this rubbish at all. Besides the ads, the app crashes about 50% of the time when I open it and it’s been that way for months.
WAS my go to weather app 1/5
Really??? Video ads after accessing the radar. How was this ever considered a good idea. I have no problem with in app advertising, but not obtrusive like this.
This was once my go to weather app but now that day has passed.
WU is lying, no ad-free version 2/5
Paid for ad-free version, but get a full page ad when closing the weather map
Horrible ads 1/5
I loved this app, it was accurate and easy to use. But these new ads are ridiculous. The timer to get out of the radar... you serious?
Paid for ad free...still getting ads 1/5
After opening the radar map and then closing it the ads pop up, sent an email to the developers and got no response. I’m paid until Aug. of 2018 after which I will be dumping this app.
What happened?? 1/5
I’ve used this app for 5 years and all of a sudden I have full screen video adds that I must watch before seeing the weather. It’s like they’re being purposely obnoxious with the adds just so you’ll upgrade for 1.99 to shut them off. Also, what’s up with “...we don’t want premature death...” on their description of air quality?
Used to be the best app 1/5
I paid for this app and it worked wonderful for a long time but recently started crashing and now I get these awful ads even though I have paid extra to NOT have the ads!! I am looking for another app until weather underground goes back to the way they were!!! I am VERY disappointed!
No ads subscription = ads 1/5
I've been paying these folks for an ad-free subscription for years. Unfortunately, this doesn't mean I'm spared from the intrusive full screen video ads that auto-play with sound. Filed a chargeback. Yet another proof that TWC ruins everything they touch.
Old version was 5* but dead w/ iOS 11. :( 2/5
Update Dec path 2017. - if only another app could access individual weather stations - latest “update” removes webcams & adds $&*#@$ video talking commercials!
Old review. sept 2017. App is nice & pretty & powerful , but not nearly as easy to use for basic info as pre IOS 11 version which was 5*.
For instance with old version it opens immediately to all of the little icons showing temperatures wherever you are including your location if that is what is set up. From there you can scroll to other places in the world and look or immediately click on any icon with the temperature to see the local conditions. Also you can click from that screen back to your location or click the starred locations on the main screen to go to cities you have set up previously. This is all most people want to do and it takes many more steps with the new version.
I paid... Why am I still seeing video ads???
Best weather app for your location 4/5
It has so many stations in my neighborhood I can choose one that is close to where I am. It is always within one or two degrees when I check on them. Much better than the apps that use your zip code.
Ads even after you pay to remove them 1/5
I've always been a fan of WU. The Storm app was the best weather app around, bar none. Thanks to a merger, it's crap. The layout is counter intuitive. Before, data was 1-2 clicks away. Now, some of the things require extensive menu diving. The worst part, though, is that they still display ads even after you pay to remove them. Close the radar screen and you'll find out. I'm pretty sure charging people for something and not delivering is illegal.
Ads are a breach of trust 1/5
I’ve been a paying supporter of wunderground for years and the introduction of ads when using the radar is a huge breach of trust for me. It’s a lazy way to increase revenue and a terrible design choice. Would gladly pay more for the subscription —even get charged a prorated amount for the rest of the year— but throwing ads in my face is extremely disappointing.
Ads appearing after I paid. 1/5
I paid so as not to have ads. Now they’re popping up every time I close my radar screen.
Get rid of the ads 1/5
There is nothing worse than checking the weather in a situation where silence is needed, then some stupid ad comes on at full volume. Surprise! You are now the center of attention in a crowd of hundreds of people, when all you wanted was to know if it was still raining.
Was 5 stars until the video ads started. Sad to say I have turned several friends on to this app, but the video ads are so annoying all are moving to another app. The data is accurate but there are too many free sources with the same data and without the EXTREMELY ANNOYING video ads.
I will give until New Years Day, at which time the app will go the way of the other annoying apps...DELETE.
Disappointed they removed webcams and photos 3/5
It is a good local source just not as good and interesting as it used to be.
Ad issue 2/5
The last version started giving me ads even though I have paid to have them turned off. Overall it is t a bad app, but I would prefer that the ads be removed since I have paid for that.
Widget inconsistent 2/5
Among other degradations going on with the app is that the information displayed by the widget is different from the one in the app for the same location. Used to be the same ... Have they been bought by Microsoft or something?
Video ads? Deleted app. 1/5
Now infested with forced full screen video ads with sound. Whoever thought this was a good idea - thanks for ruining a decent app.
Broke with adds 1/5
Recent add additions make the app unusable. I don’t want to look at a stupid full screen app every time I close the radar. I’m switching to a different weather app.
Data is the best but app is awful 1/5
There’s no arguing that WU has the most accurate forecasts of the major weather sources, but this app is pathetic. For the last few years it seems like every update fixes some bugs and introduces new ones - from the widget displaying inaccurate information, to advertisements still showing up after paying to remove them, to app crashes, to notifications not working. Until WU gets it together and develops a decent app, I’ll be using The Weather Channel.