Weather Strip’s groundbreaking week-long hourly view shows you the whole forecast at a glance, so you can more quickly choose the best times to go outside — or check on likely weather for upcoming events and outings.
Use the interactive map to see forecasts for any location in the U.S. — including mountains, trails, lakes, and literally anywhere you place a marker!
Extreme weather warnings are shown directly on the forecast timeline, so you can see exactly when the danger is expected — including storms, fires, hurricanes, flooding, landslides, and everything else tracked by NOAA meteorologists.
We take privacy seriously with NO ads, NO tracking, and NO third-party analytics. We only store location data on your local device, and we always use approximated locations when requesting weather forecasts.
We also respect your data plan, with optional background app refresh that automatically learns your habits, and the ability to view your recent forecasts even when your connection drops.
Weather Strip is completely free to try for a month. After that, a minimal subscription price helps us keep the service running. (Subscriptions automatically renew unless canceled within 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renewal at any time by going to your Account Settings on the App Store after purchase.)
Forecasts are issued by the U.S. National Weather Service (NOAA), so the app is currently limited to the United States. Forecasts usually span 168 hours (7 days) but can occasionally be longer or shorter.
Designed by data visualization researcher Robin Stewart to help everyone get outside.
• Small fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Great first version
Excellent visualization of upcoming weather information. Hope to someday see a radar view added, especially with wind visualization like the old Storm app from weatherunderground. WU’s current app doesn’t show cloud cover, which matters to me, but Weather Strip does so, nicely. The height of the rain graph shows percentage chance of rain, but it would be nice if light versus heavy rain was depicted by paler or more saturated blue, as well.
It looks like a nice start to an app I hope to use for a long time. It will be interesting to see how Winter is shown; can’t tell yet because only USA locations are allowed, and it’s not Winter currently. I tried selecting northern Alaska, but the app crashed, and I needed to delete it to get it to stop crashing on launch. But it’s a v1.0, and I don’t live in Alaska, so not really a big concern for me. Looking forward to seeing how this app improves. Saw the announcement for it on nine2fiveMac.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the suggestions! You've probably figured this out by now, but the visualization shows how hard it's expected to rain using blue bars along the bottom of the strip. If there are no bars, that means only light rain is expected. In the winter, those bars also show the expected inches of snow, and there is a light blue area showing the probability of snow.
Yes something strange is going on with the NOAA forecast office in Anchorage and I've reached out to them.
Love the idea and the look is very cool. Off the bat, noticing the weather seems pretty far off from reality. I kept telling my wife it’s going to rain and even my favorite app was expecting it but this one just went on and told me it was raining (heavy in fact) but it wasn’t. My favorite app updated to push the rain back or it eventually said it wasn’t happening. Also, I noticed there isn’t a watch complication or app and no push notification and the lack of location search or timeline (even just to see yesterday which can almost be dragged in) kind of makes it hard to argue for a paid subscription. It’s a cheap subscription but I think I can keep using my favorite until Apple shuts it down.
Edit: I reported the weather in app and got a very nice response letting me know that the weather was supposed to be a probability factor. So I had 65% chance of rain and it was likely to be heavy. Maybe once I get used to it, I’ll appreciate it. For me, if my app says it’s raining, I expect to see rain. I understand weather is always changing so I won’t be upset if it doesn’t rain 5 hours from now.
Great way to display weather forecasts!
This is an extremely exciting way to show the weather forecast. Honestly, I am surprised that no one else seems to have done this timeline view before. The only real complaint I have right now is that it is difficult to select different locations by needing to find them on the map rather than just being able to search by name. I am sure this will be added eventually and I look forward to subscribing once my trial period ends.
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- 4 MB
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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- Unlimited forecasts (Yearly) $3.99
- Unlimited forecasts (Monthly) $0.99
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