WeatherBug provides hyperlocal weather reports and alerts for nearly any location on the planet. And it does this with pinpoint accuracy and otherworldly speed, pulling data from 10,000-plus weather services, satellites, tracking stations, and other sources.
Cruising into Hong Kong on a 50-foot monohull? WeatherBug helps you outrun nasty squalls. Fond of Viking reenactments, iron helmet and all? A burning question might be “How close is the nearest lightning strike?” This app knows.
It also helps you get ready for work.
One click shows real-time weather conditions (temp, clouds, wind) at your GPS pin. You’ll see forecasts for the next few hours to the next 10 days, along with weather and radar maps. There’s also a wealth of videos (time-lapse storms, fires, floods, blizzards) that vividly depict nature being nature.
WeatherBug reports air-quality, pollen counts, phases of the moon, UV levels, even traffic conditions. And if you’re concerned about catching cold when you’re caught out in the elements, check the app for advisories on flu season (or other epidemics), with a color-coded map showing outbreaks.
The rest of the time, WeatherBug keeps you prepared. It may not predict ants at your picnic, but you’ll know if you need an umbrella.