FAKE ALERTS! 1/5
UPDATE March 2018
There’s a fake notification showing on the app EVERY SINGLE DAY, I guess to get you to open the app. Then, when you open it, there’s no notification. This has happened every day for at least the past month. STOP IT, Weather Channel. I’m ready to switch apps over this, it’s so annoying! I already open the app at least once a day without this stupid fake notification.
I’ll return to five stars after this stops.
I use this app every single day, or 2-3 times a day. I like the layout, with the current temperature first, followed by the hourly forecasts, and 10 day forecast. It's been pretty accurate. There's additional detailed information available below, including a nationwide map that shows the forecast directions of storms.
There are some ads, but they don't intrude. I don't know why there are so many negative reviews--it surprised me to see those. I have three other weather apps, and hardly ever look at them, because this one is this best and has everything I need.
New version so cumbersome 1/5
Old version was exactly what I needed - quick, efficient, easy to use. This new version is filled with a lot of garbage, useless info, and incredibly cumbersome just to get to a multi day forecast. I’ll be deleting it from all my devices once I choose a replacement. So sad.
New version not great 2/5
Used to love this app, but the latest version removed one of the features I used almost daily, and now I’m not happy. I used to be able to see the current weather in all my saved locations at a glance - that’s gone. Was a great thing to offer. Now I have to go to each location individually. Not at all efficient. Please bring back the locations list!
Too much inapplicable info 1/5
By desert report please
I can’t give a zero so this got a one. I just downloaded this update. All my favorite features are GONE. I did keep the old app and will delete this new version. I’ll begin the search for a new app that suites my purposes.
Mrs Model T 5/5
By The Big Mrs T
My husband and I are over the road truck drivers. We depend on The Weather Channel for planning safe routing.
We still depend on TWC app to keep an eye on weather. Very frustrating when it keeps booting us out
New version disappointing 2/5
By Janet, too
This was an excellent app with an ability to keep/see several locations at a time. Now you are limited to one and have to continually search for any additional locations. I find this a negative change; please bring back the old version!
Despise the layout 2/5
I still have the older version - uncluttered and effective with use of space. I rate that version between a 4 and 5. Recently, though, it has started nagging me to “update” to the newer version, so I finally caved. Endless scrolling, unwanted information, and apparently no way to choose the earliclean layout... I will be looking for a new weather app.
Cannot download App 1/5
Forecast isn't compatible with this device. This is the message I'm getting on my iPhone 5 with Version 9. Please give me a reason for this.
Not for iPad 2/5
I updated this to find it appears to be for phone screens not a tablet. I went back to old version.
Why make things smaller? 1/5
I downloaded this new version and after playing around with it for 5 min I deleted it. Why would you make things smaller? This now looks like the version on my phone which I never used and also deleted because it's so small I cannot read it. Just give me the basics. I don't need to know about ski conditions or air pollution. More is not better. More is smaller, apparently.
Dump this new app - get STORM 1/5
The old Weather Channel app worked pretty well. But now it seems the app programmers are going to force us to use their new “improved” app and discontinue support for the old version. I don’t see any improvements in the new version. Takes longer to load, bewildering graphics, a not-very-intuitive interface, and lots of scrolling to get to basic information.
This might be a good time to examine alternatives. I did, and found Storm. Interesting app. Just about everything you’d want to see at one glance is right there on the initial display. Imagine that.
Why RI newscast? 3/5
I had downloaded this new app for weather asking for New Bedford, MA information. Instead when I get forecast info they show me Rhode Island maps.
Please adjust this for me if possible.
Thank you for any help.
I have the old version and really like it. I started getting pop ups that I should update to the new version. I did and am very disappointed. New version is slower to open, freezes and is more effort to use.
I primarily use the app for today’s weather and to get a quick idea of ten day forecast. This new version takes longer to do that.
I will use the old version until one day it pops up and says no longer supported. Then I will begin a search through the App Store for a different weather program, but hopefully by then this new version might work better
Not user friendly 1/5
The old app allowed to toggle/swipe between locations. This app makes you got to a list in favorites to change. This app has too much information, mostly garbage, on a long scroll down page. You have to hunt for what you want. Compared to the icons on the bottom of the screen like with the older app. You even have to focus for a small current temp reading on the page because the forecast info overwhelms it. Like most weather channel upgrades on TV, they just made it worse, not better. I’ll stick with the old app as long as possible.
Can’t turn off all alerts 1/5
Turned off all alerts, Exited settings, closed app by swiping it off screen, restarted app, went in to settings and rain, government, breaking news still ticked on...
Used to be the best weather app around!!!! Not now the worst app around now thanks weather channel keep up the bad work!!!!
And the 15 day for weather outlook anything past 3or4days is always doom and gloom rain every day no matter what
Getting worse 1/5
The new version is much worse than the old - more scrolling, slower updates, less organized. Why make an update that makes an app less functional?
Lied to 2/5
I paid the $3.99 feature to have ad free service on this app. However there is still a band-ad Every time I go on this app! I’ve been lied to and mislead. I did give this app a two star rating bcuz the large ads are no longer there. But geez guys when you say no ads it means no ads, which means it’s not okay to put a little one at the bottom!!!
Old iPad app is much better! 2/5
Wow, it’s amazing how bad this is compared to the iPad app, which you harassed me to stop using. That app made it quick and easy to see current conditions, then flip over to the forecast. And it made it easy to quickly look at multiple locations. This app, by comparison, is cluttered and requires a lot of scrolling and is just ugly to look at. Giving you two stars because the data is still good. But the design is terrible.
I do not like the new app. I find no improvements from what it was, to how the new app is set up. I’m all for change that involves improvements! I am just not seeing it in this one...
New Weather Channel APP is terrible 1/5
The new app has been updated for advertising. It doesn’t work easily. It has prostituted itself to advertising. Pure crap. This use to be a good app. Can I get the old version back?
So bad 1/5
Way too busy. The prior version so much better!
Great but notifications keep turning on themselves 3/5
Love the app, but when I turn off the notifications and they will turn back on by themselves after I close the app. Please fix this.
Get it together 2/5
Love this app for accurate weather, but it always shows my location in 2 or 3 cities away. I live in a major U.S. city and that’s just unacceptable. Good grief.
That said I like the controls and displays.
Old version is much better 1/5
The older version was simple easy...swap to see other chosen location. This version is way to difficult to manage and find what you want....some do not want a full blown weather station info, just the simple facts please.
Very inaccurate 2/5
This app is not great. The hourly forecasts are a joke, they get the weather wrong when the weather is happening. The other day the app told me it was supposedly snowing while it was sunny and 47 outside. That occurs fairly often. They were preaching that I was suppose to get 11-15 inches of snow yesterday...I got 3.5 inches. As sad as it may be this is still the most accurate weather app I’ve had.
no longer trust 1/5
By Iffy cuff
i used to trust this app until one day when it said it was gonna snow a foot and everyone was expecting no school wednesday or thursday they made wednesday a half a day because the snow wasn’t supposed to start until 12pm so we all went to bed late expecting a foot in the morning and no school. there was no snow on the ground and we had school they also canceled a fun field trip because we thought there was gonna be a lot of snow. well thanks for nothing 🙃
Worse than last App 1/5
Updated to new app, won’t open. Worse than original app which took forever to load due to all the ads, ads blocking your view, etc. Need for ads is a given, no problem there, but it should not effect the performance or usability.
If it ain’t broke... 1/5
I loved my iPad app. Hated the phone app- so hard to get quick, easy to read forecast. Now they did the same to the iPad app. Hard to navigate, I will be holding on to the “old” app as long as it’s there. Most of us just want easy-to-access, clear, concise forecasts. We do not need to wade through minutia to get there. We don’t need extended forecasts in teeny little print [on our 12.9” pads) halfway down the (scrolled) page. Time to find another weather app.
Come on 1/5
Dear Weather Channel App, When are you going to tell us that your forecasting for the last 24 hrs has been an early April Fools Joke? Love, Bartender who thought he was getting a night off
Great info- just never correct for my home location 3/5
I loved this app until I bought an outdoor home thermometer and realized the “current temperature” given by the weather channel app for my exact location is consistently higher than the actual temp. I tried several different outdoor thermometers just to be sure- and they all read the same temp within about 2 degrees... and all read 2-7 degrees cooler than the weather channel app current temperature. I’m still a fan of the app- but a word of caution. If you are depending on the app for anything important- run a test and be sure it is accurate.
I had been relying on the app to take care of my 4 horses and felt terrible when I realized I had been making decisions on their turnout and blanketing- with inaccurate temperature info.
Can’t scroll through your favorites 2/5
Annoying pointless changes to layout and more scrolling to see the same weather information that was in the previous version.
One feature lost is the ability to scroll through your saved favorites to quickly look at different cities.
Not you have to go up to the favorites and choose which city you want to see.
Don’t these people travel? I like to be able to quickly switch between cities and see the weather differences, so I can plan what to take, what to wear when stepping off the plane.
Great app 5/5
Great app always accurate with the weather never get another weather app again shows pollen and humidity all around great
What’s with notifications? 4/5
Despite the occasional blatantly false video about global warming disasters, and the lack of willingness to stick to science, (even scientists disagree with your stupid hyped-up videos) I really have enjoyed this app...
That is until the mandatory notifications. Suddenly I get notifications that it’s going to rain or snow, and it never does. I look at radar and it shows possibilities miles away. So I went into the settings and turned them off. I still get notifications that it is going to rain,10 to 20 times a day. Set it to off, go back out and back in, and it is set to on again. Took me 20 attempts to get it to stop. Then it starts another one that was originally turned off.
Three days later I finally get blessed silence. We shall see how soon it changes on it’s own, again.... At least it’s not mandatory inaccurate lies about global warming.
Weather Channel has caved 1/5
Don’t load the latest version.. you get bombarded with stupid advertising. Weather Channel wants you to download other of there apps.. even after you download these you continue to get stupid ads for the one you downloaded
Absolutely Terrible 1/5
By Angery User82
This app is absolutely terrible. It’s inaccurate a lot of the time. With people that work outside and try to plan their day accordingly, according to the weather, this app is not reliable. It says that were going to receive 8 to 12 inches of snow, all of the local media and news stations are saying we are going to get 1 to 3 inches of snow. Please fix this app
Great for local severe weather alerts! 3/5
My iPhone app has quit showing the weather for my other two set locations. I used to simply be able to swipe right or left to get my other locations. (My iPad weather app still works right swiping back & forth to all set locations.) However, my iPhone will only show my current location unless I manually change it then reset it back again.
Pop up ads have become a SEVERE nuisance as they not only crash or freeze app well over 50% of time but they get in the way while trying to read information.
They need to fix it where people can choose to have only local weather alerts show on lock screen not weather news. I have mine set for local alerts only but it still gives National weather news alerts.
Otherwise, it is very good for severe weather alerts, daily weather & great interactive maps!
Middle of the road 3/5
Its the Weather Channel. You know what you’re getting. I will say I feel like the forecasts have become less accurate. More sensationalized videos and video casts and less factual reliable data. The other day out of nowhere my area came under a “high” tornado and hail threat for 1 hour timeframe and then dropped to 0% chance for the next hour timeframe. Mind you this is the middle of February and it’s 28 degrees outside. Tornadoes don’t form in 28 degree weather. Forecasts have become unusable outside of 3 days. 100% chance of rain 2 days out turns to sunny and partly cloudy in less than 24 hour timeframe. Radar animations freeze a lot and require app restart. Unfortunately there’s not much better apps/forecasting out there so I’m kinda stuck with the evil I know so to speak.
This used to be a great app. But now, I get errors all the time. It always says it’s “Getting your weather data” and is usually several hours behind. It also has issues with location based weather. Not really sure what happened but it’s no longer my go to weather app.
Was a great app before the Ads 2/5
I used the app daily but recent updates have made the GUI hard to navigate with local weather in between several advertisements.
Still have ads after app purchase 1/5
Bought the app to get rid of ads. Still have lots of ads.
What a terrible change 1/5
This so called upgrade is a piece of C***. All I want is temperature data for the next day to two. All there is totally unreliable incomprehensible screens with data for 15 days out which anyone with a modicum of sense knows is as reliable as predicting heads or tails on 15 coin flips.
Total garbage. Back to the old version.
Paid version without ads? 4/5
I can usually deal with ads if I’m getting a good app for free..but I have been annoyed to my limit with the same exact advertisement being played before/after playing any video or content. Im going to have to pay for the paid ad-free version of this app now (good strategy maybe?) to get away from having to hear the same Campbell’s soup ad in between every video. Need more variety in the ads.
Not impressive 1/5
Not only was it not impressive, it was a step back from the previous app. This app does not provide the detail the previous app did. I sure hope they didn’t spend much money developing this, I’ll be looking for a better app compared to the old app.
Old Version much better 2/5
Forced to install the new version. Deleted it immediately. Worse interface than the old version. #Sad!
App gets crashed while clicking on any video 1/5
By Priyanjan chaurasia
App is getting crashed while try to watch any video.. fix this pls
Love this app but now notifications everyday... 2/5
My most used weather app but now they decided to notify me every couple hours... super annoying had to turn off notifications so two stars down from five. Maybe I’ll try some other weather apps
Does NOT Now where Disneyworld is located! 1/5
Do NOT upgrade this app - what kind of app doesn’t know that the zip 32830 is the zipcode for the 24 square MILES that is Disneyworld Fl? (It suggested a location in Spain for that zip). The former version knew. And you can no longer find anything. The links to radar, daily/hourly forecasts, etc. vanished and now there are more ads but less actual information. I am a Software Engineer by profession, and this new version is terrible. I regret upgrading. Time to delete - using their web site in the browser works better.
Enough of the click bait 2/5
Just tell me the temperature and if it’s raining. Lay off the low-grade click bait please.