Stop wondering and start KNOWING. Time rain and storms to your exact location with RainAware. RainAware updates quickly to stay ahead of changing weather. We create a customized forecast just for you. Skies look dark? Doesn't always mean rain. Don't be surprised again, know for sure!
►Why settle for this: "There is a 50% chance of rain today"
►When you can have this: "It's going to rain in 1 hour 30 minutes"
Stay dry when running errands, at the golf course, at the lake, or working outdoors. The uses are endless.
► Rain Clock counts down the minutes until precipitation arrives at your location. Rotates counterclockwise. When colors hit the top, it's raining! Estimates up to three hours out.
► Updates every minute to stay ahead of even the most changeable, crazy weather.
► See precipitation chances and intensity up to 12 hours away based on RainAware model simulation.
► View radar imagery with your location highlighted. Play animation to verify it's coming.
► See clouds forming or dissipating with high-res visible satellite imagery. Works at night too!
► Background weather images change depending on the threat. Lightning, rain, snow, ice.
► Live rain times keep you ahead of Airport delays and ballgame cancellations.
► Easily share your rain time on social media and warn friends and family of impending storms.
► Answers the question: When is it going to rain?
► Customize your precipitation experience with advanced settings.
► 5-Star Support: Let us help you get the most out of your app by providing feedback via the settings menu.
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When it comes to weather forecasting, you can't be perfect. But you CAN be the best. While RainAware does an excellent job most of the time, unpredictable situations do occur. Think of RainAware as a tool. With time, you will gain proficiency. Make sure to use the advanced settings, they are there to maximize performance in your area.
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View the RainAware service coverage map before purchasing: https://www.rainaware.com/rainaware_coverage_map.gif
--- NOTES ---
RainAware is ONLY for use in the continental United States. RainAware relies on National Weather Service radars and may not work properly if a radar is down or if the beam is blocked by mountains. Extremely light sprinkles or drizzle may not always be detected. Precipitation times will change as RainAware adjusts to rapidly changing weather conditions. Precipitation can form suddenly or dissipate at any time. Works best when precipitation is moving. Times are estimates and have inherent error. Advanced settings are there to mitigate these issues.
- Added Radar setting to manually choose between single-site radar (most timely) or composite radar (better coverage in the West and cleaner), or use default-mode which lets the RainAware system decide which method to use.
- Worked with NWS to improve 7-day forecast reliability.
- Updated for iOS 14.x
Ratings and Reviews
Location accuracy is bad - UPDATE 2 to 5 stars
I live in Florida and really wanted this program to work. It is everything I wanted, except accurate. It is a full half-mile off from my IPhone compass location, which is extremely accurate. In Florida, a half-mile is the difference between getting drenched in a thunderous downpour and working on your tan. I have been drenched twice by relying on it. If they can fix that problem. I would give it a solid four stars.
Update: After using this program for a couple years, all of my concerns about accuracy have been fixed. I doubt if you can find a better program for the essentials you need to plan around local weather changes. With family spread around the country, I can quickly zoom into their local weather as well.
The look and feel of this app is superb, in my opinion. It is clean and free of clutter, while making access to the core information instantaneous.
As to accuracy...well, its a weather forecast, folks. Any meteorologist will admit there is art as well as science in the profession. Im not sure what RainAware uses as its data source(s), but I have found it at least as accurate as NWS, Accuweather, etc. The link to radar imagery allows the user to draw their own conclusions as to the adequacy of the forecast.
RainAware fills a very specific niche, providing ultra short term predictions.
Amazing it not freakishly accurate
This app is great it can tell you when to expect rain and how long it will last as well as the density of the rainfall. I kid you not I was showing it off at a picnic ; it started raining, my spouse asked how long it’s going to rain and check the app. App said 17 minutes. Another guest challenged me how does it know that to the minute? I set timer for 17 minutes. Timer went off and rain stopped. The other person got the app after that.
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- RainAware LLC
- 74.6 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.