Rain Radar Australia displays up to the minute rain and wind radar data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Full screen mode, landscape support, pinch and pan zooming, favourites list, GPS location, nearest radars list, national radar, observation layers (wind speed, wind direction, rain since 9am), plus more.
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At start up choose to display the last radar viewed, your favourite radar, or the closest radar. No tapping, just get the radar you want to display instantaneously.
Displays animated radar images full screen, single tap to show or hide all associated controls.
Double tap to zoom in or out, or pinch and pan.
Updates the available list of radars, and ranges, automatically as they become available without installing version updates.
Displays an optional map pin at your current location if you have location services enabled.
Displays all available radar ranges; 64km, 128km, 256km, 512km, and doppler wind.
All available overlays can be turned on/off independently; current observations (wind speed, wind direction, rain since 9am), locations, range, districts, railways, roads, catchments, lakes & rivers, topography.
Displays the national consolidated radar & satellite images.
Caches static images for fast & efficient display.
Supports landscape mode in all screens.
Note that although Rain Radar Australia uses data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), it is in no way affiliated with the BOM.
Note there may be times where data is unavailable for some part time radars. These times can be found on the BOM site at http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/radar/part-time_table.shtml.
Radar data © the Australian Bureau of Meteorology – www.bom.gov.au
Improved the map view.
Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Clear and simple
The radar images are clearer than on other weather apps and allow you to zoom in for a more localised view, as well as zoom out for a broader perspective.
I’ve been using this app for years. It’s my go-to to know what weather is coming my way. Many a load of washing has been saved from a drenching. I also like to know what’s happening in other parts of the state where relatives live or to keep an eye on impending cyclones up north.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback.
Rain Radar changes
I used to love this app, but now the screen is too busy with all the arrows everywhere. They make it hard to view. Please stop playing around with it the original version was still the best. Also hate the ads.
Developer Response ,
The little arrows (observations of wind direction, wind speed, and rainfall totals) can be turned off under More-Settings-Observations.
Hate is a strong word! The ads can be removed by making an in-app purchase for about the cost of half a cup of coffee.
It is nearly what I want, but re-installing a new iPhone, my favourite weather radar app “Rain?”
Is no longer available. To make this app just as useful, you need to be able to drag the radar map not just left or right, but in any direction. Also a button or option to see the whole of Australia with all the radar details showing, like on the BOM site. I would even pay if these features were added.
- VERVE TECHNOLOGIES PTY. LTD.
- 53.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © Verve Technologies Pty. Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- Generous Tip $2.99
- Massive Tip $4.49
- Amazing Tip $5.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.