Rain Parrot 4+

Rain Radar and Rain Alerts

Mobile Technology

    • $5.99


"Tried the other night, and I could not have picked a better time to tryout. It told me it would rain in 13 minutes, so I set a timer as a joke. Alarm went off as the sound of rain reached me. Spooky.

Definitely one of those "the future is here" technology moments." - 5 stars from Davexl23

Need to know when it is going to rain? Want a lovely animation of the nearest rain radar? Then do we have the app for you!

Here's a charming app that will send a lovely notification to you before it rains at your location, telling you when it is going to rain down to the minute. You'll never be caught out in the rain again!

Our PollyCloud Weather Engine uses advanced computing modelling to give you highly specific alerts about incoming rain on a minute by minute basis, even while you travel.

Playing or watching sport, doing the washing, hosting a party, building or doing repairs - or even just commuting to work or school - then don't let the weather spoil the party by getting caught out in the rain. Whether you're an outdoorsy person or not, you'll love it.

The is one of the most useful apps made for Australians, with help from those government weather folks and their high tech doppler radar.

But that's not all, we've been working hard to add loads of other features:
- Daily rain notifications
- Local weather, including current wind, rain probability and hourly weather conditions
- Radar view, with custom animations
- Minute by minute rain view
- And more!

What’s New

Version 1.5.14

Improved Apple Watch sync

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17.2K Ratings

17.2K Ratings

DooAs ,

Always accurate

Updated 11 March2023. Still using it. Still loving 🥰 it. Still accurate. M still an app hoarder and this app is still my number 1 weather app. I enjoy this app alot. So trustworthy. I can be in another room and I can hear “rain parrot” words echo and I know rain is approaching soon. I love rain but also like my laundry dry 😆. I have iPhXs with 16.1 iOS software and it runs smoothly on it as it has for years on all other versions. As another reviewer stated colours for the rain depth would be aesthetically appealing if possible PREV REVIEW :Can be MORE accurate than looking at the BOM radar sometimes . Have had this a long time. Have old phone iph5 with iOS 10.3.3. I have had no issues from it. It does crash on opening from alert notification but if i put my finger on the screen when app opens then it stays open. Strange but it works. Ive downloaded 10 weather apps in 5 yrs and this is my favourite. Extremely accurate 9 out of 10 times but i guess that would be cos the 1 out of 10 has evaporated before it hits the ground. I m an app hoarder so i can tell u from experience u will be satisfied to have this app

snurryboy ,

Very Accurate

Willyweather is great if you need a free accurate weather app but it's rainfall chart is based off the closest weather station. If you need proper accurate rain prediction then Rain Parrot is miles ahead and a must have.
It never gets the general prediction wrong and very rarely predicts the specific times and levels without perfection. It might get the predictions off by a minute or two but 95% of the time the notifications and chart are spot on, even when it's 30-45mins before.

I may be missing something and I know it would me difficult to have the same accuracy but it would be awesome to have a chart that updates with the same regularity and predicts the rest of the day/next 12-24 hours, like Willyweather does. Instead of having the mm and % graphed on the chart though, I would prefer to just see some form of % plus heaviness like the rain chart in this app.

NathanielIR ,

Awesome… for the most part

This app is great, but for actual forecasts it’s not exactly impressive. The way it works is by looking at your location and the radar as well as the wind speed and direction at your location to work out how far off rain is. What it doesn’t take into account is the wind speed and direction anywhere else. So for instance maybe at your location the wind is blowing from the west and there’s no rain west of you but there’s rain south-west of you and where that rain is the wind is blowing north-east Rain Parrot will say no rain for the next hour but in reality that rain will blow into the wind that’s coming for you and it will actually rain. It also doesn’t take dissipation info account. So if there’s a small precipitating cloud in the distance coming right at you, Rain Parrot will say it’s gonna rain but that cloud’s gonna run out long before it actually arrives. So overall Rain Parrot is awesome when it’s currently raining so it can tell you roundabout when it will stop (depending on the wind) and it’s pretty good at telling you when it’s about to rain as well as the very short term intensity. But it’s not great with consistent accuracy or rain that’s more than 10-15m out

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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