Welcome to the WeatheX app!
WeatheX needs you, the citizen scientist, to watch and report severe weather events wherever you are using your smartphone.
Severe weather events are often missed by weather instruments and are difficult to capture. Why? Because weather radar cannot see close to the ground and surface weather stations are sparsely located. Your reports will vastly improve our ability to capture these events and contribute to better understanding.
WeatheX allows you to report the severity, location and timing of hail size, wind damage, flooding and tornadoes. You can also capture a photo or add a description of the event. This information will be used by weather and climate researchers, including the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, Monash University and Australian Bureau of Meteorology. All reports and photos will remain anonymous and no identifying information is collected.
The app also allows you to view the location and time of recent reports across Australia. Zoom, pan and investigate what's happening locally or the other side of the country. You will also see your own report on the map immediately after reporting too!
To get started with reporting, download and open the WeatheX, select the + button on the map and choose a weather type. Please provide a description if possible, or if you need to report a previous event.
We've fixed some bugs with images incorrectly rotated after being taken.
Ratings and Reviews
An app that actually helps scientists
The WeatheX is incredibly simple to use and it’s clear that earlier bugs have now been fixed.
Basically it allows you to record wind, hail, floods and tornadoes with the touch of a few buttons.
What I particularly like about it is that the data goes to researchers who use it to get a better understanding of storms, so we can improve our forecasts and perhaps get a sense of how they may change with global warming.
That to me is the key appeal, knowing that simply by recording an event as it happens, I am directly contributing to a better understanding of extreme events. Who knows, maybe as a result of the research from these observations we may be able to save lives in the future.
If the few seconds I take to record an observation has that kind of benefit, then that’s good enough for me.
Neat citizen science app
What a great app! An easy-to-use app that allows the public to contribute data that could be used to improve forecasts of severe weather. A really nice example of citizen science complementing more traditional scientific data.
What a great simple way to report extreme weather. Very impressed.
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- 41.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.