Weather Strip 4+

Forecasts at a glance

Math Easel, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 640 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

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.

The beautiful home screen and lock screen widgets set new records for the most detailed weather forecasts ever displayed in such a small space.

Use the interactive map to see forecasts for any location in the world — 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. Weather Strip only stores location data on your local device, and it always uses approximate locations when requesting weather forecasts.

Weather Strip also respects 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 two weeks. 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.)

Not all features are available in all locations. Forecasts are issued by Foreca globally and by the U.S. National Weather Service (NOAA NWS) in 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 enjoy the outdoors.

What’s New

Version 1.7.3

• Improved contrast and legibility on lock screen widgets
• Smaller fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
640 Ratings

640 Ratings

rastamous ,

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! The blue bars along the bottom of the timeline indicate how hard it's expected to rain. (If there are no bars, that means only light rain is expected.) In the winter, there's a corresponding visual for the probability of snow and the expected inches of snowfall.

Weather Strip also now includes multiple forecast providers to ensure there is always a valid forecast available.

RichardDaniels ,

The best, as long as you only need a forecast

Compared to other weather apps, this one shows you so little. It's pared down to just about the absolute minimum a weather app could be. And yet it shows you everything you need to see. The temperature, cloudiness, precipitation, and wind for the next several hours (scrollable) and for the week. There is no need to interpret or drill down into the app’s UI; data is shown so clearly that from the moment you open the app, there's almost no need to scroll, tap, zoom, or do anything else to get at the weather data you want. The minimalist design lets the data shine through to the maximum extent possible, and it's beautiful.

There is, however, one thing it doesn't show, and that's the current conditions. You get temperature, wind, and humidity, but not whether it's currently precipitating, what kind of precipitation, and how much. I feel like it's pretty important to know what's going on right now (not even for the next hour -- just literally right now) but Weather Strip only provides the forecast for right now, which is not quite as good. That said I still love this app and plan to make it my primary weather app; it's just a shame it can't be my *only* weather app.

Dan~in~Boston ,

Intuitive, Beautiful, Efficient

What a beautifully designed, effective, visual approach to showing the current and forecasted weather in a way that is intuitive and lets you quickly get a true sense of what the day(s) ahead will be like. There are loads of details available too, at a glance, without the need for a whole lot of poking around and clicking as in some other apps. But the magic is in the well thought out interactive visualization that blends display of raw data with a representation of what the data actually means. Really nice job, a tour de force actually.
(I guess the one good thing about Apple planning to kill off the much loved Dark Sky app for their mush less usable Weather app is that it led me to discover this effective and enjoyable alternative.)

App Privacy

The developer, Math Easel, LLC, 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:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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