My Lightning Tracker is the best app for monitoring lightning strikes all around the world in close to real-time. With a sleek modern design, you can watch thunderstorms as they occur. You can also receive notifications whenever strikes are detected in your area.

- Detects and displays lightning strikes all around the world!
- See a history of hotspots where lightning strikes occur most often!
- View more detailed information about where the thunderstorm is occurring on a map.
- Receive a lightning alarm when a storm is nearby so that you can monitor it live.
- Share a strike with your friends so that they can see where the thunder & lightning is occurring too!
- Monitor the weather radar to track what could be coming.
- Full support for the latest iPhone and iPad models.

If you want the most efficient way of keeping up lightning strikes and thunderstorms, then My Lightning Tracker is the right lightning network for you. This version is similar to apps such as Blitzortung, Lightning Cast, Spark and Live Lightning.

What’s New

Version 4.1.4

Small bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20.4K Ratings

20.4K Ratings

Conrad1995 ,

A very useful app !

I’m a pilot and like most wingnuts we are kind of weather geeks.
However this is real world , relevant intel that is pertain-able to safe operations. Took a lot of classes in college over the course of 6 years of study ( don’t laugh , I finally graduated after changing my major 3 times ).
Meteorology was probably the most useful knowledge I acquired & Calculus being the least applicable info I think that I ever had to digest ( heartburn ) . Get this app and you’ll. Be surprised how much you’ll use it.
Keeping the family safe during the kids outdoor sporting events, or summiting the Grand Teton in a summer afternoon. Knowing the proximity of lighting is critical.
Read “ Bolt from the Blue “ and other stories of climbing and the hazards of Lighting. GREAT APP !

Al Clr ,

Reliable lightning alert app but could use a little tweaking

This app for seeing detected and getting alerted of real-time lightning strikes is pretty good and actually does its job alerting you about them for the most part through push notifications. And the alerting time interval and radial distance settings are also a very good and useful +.

But, I really wish that the push notifications alert messages would also include the DISTANCE of the nearest / latest strike instead of just displaying that lightning was detected. Then, the alerting aspect would be A Lot more useful if this was also included every time the app is set to alert you, despite the radial distance set from the location. This is because I'd want to know how close the latest strike is. Especially if the storm(s) is moving toward set location for push alerts.

TXAggie97 ,

Great lightning detection! Would like to see “saved location” feature!

This is one of the best lightning detection apps out there! Reliable strike data, color coded time dots, and nice push notifications. I would love to see the ability to add some saved locations to the app and send push notifications based on those saved locations. You can manually turn off the auto-update location feature to have the app just fixed on one point and notify based on that point but then you lose current location notifications. Having a saved location in addition to current location would help me to monitor lightning at a sports practice location for example.

App Privacy

The developer, JRustonApps B.V., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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