Everything New in the iOS 16 Weather App

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Everything New in the iOS 16 Weather App
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In iOS 16, Apple made some notable changes to the Weather app, adding new types of notifications and enhancing information you can see on just about everything from humidity to temperature to visibility. For many of these new features, Apple has included information from Dark Sky, a weather app it bought in 2020.

iOS 16 Weather Guide Feature
This guide highlights everything weather related that’s new in iOS 16.

weather module

There are no significant updates to the overall design of the Weather app, but Apple has updated the information available to you.

Weather App iOS 16 Module 2


The Weather app has long since had short modules that show you information that includes a 10-day forecast, daily temperature, air quality, precipitation, UV index, sunset/sunrise time, wind, humidity, “feels like” temperature, Visibility includes. pressure, but you can now tap into any of these modules for more information and quickly swap between them by tapping the icon in the top right.

Temperature

The Temperature module shows a graph of temperatures for the entire day, including peak highs and peak lows. This should clarify an issue people had with the iOS 15 Weather app that didn’t make it clear when the daily low was measured. The module also provides a text overview of weather conditions.

ios 16 weather app temperature


In the 10-day forecast, you can tap any day to view daily charts for temperature ranges, plus there’s still the option to view a large color-coded temperature map.

air quality

The Air Quality module shows a graph of the current air conditions in your area, along with additional information on current conditions and the health effects of the primary pollutant. You can still see a larger air quality map as well.

ios 16 weather app air quality

precipitation

The Precipitation module is similar to the precipitation information already available, showing a map of where the storm is going to hit. Zooming in gives a 12-hour rain forecast. There is also an interface that provides details on the total amount of precipitation and how much rain, hail or snow has occurred during the past 24 hours.

ios 16 weather app rain

feels like

This module provides a second temperature chart that takes into account humidity, wind and other factors so you can get a better idea of ​​what the ambient temperature is like.

ios 16 weather app it looks like

UV Index

The UV Index module shows the current UV rating and peak UV level during the day. It also provides text telling you whether sun protection is recommended.

iOS 16 Weather App UV Index

Sunset Sunrise

The Sunset and Sunrise module lets you know whether sunrise or sunset depends on the time of day, and when you can expect first light and last light. It also includes monthly sunrise and sunset averages and a readout of total daylight hours.

ios 16 weather app sunset

Air

The Wind module provides a daily summary, current wind conditions and a graph of wind speed and direction throughout the day.

ios 16 weather app wind

damp

The Humidity module shows a chart of humidity throughout the day, divided into six-hour increments. It also provides average humidity and dew point.

ios 16 weather app humidity

visibility

The Visibility module provides the visibility range in miles throughout the day, along with a daily summary.

ios 16 weather app visibility

Pressure

The pressure module shows a readout on the current pressure, the day’s pressure, and whether the pressure is rising or falling.

ios 16 weather app pressure

severe weather notifications

The Weather app in iOS 16 is able to send a notification if you have a severe weather alert issued, so you can get a heads up for major rain storms, floods, tornadoes, heat waves, tornadoes, and more .

ios 16 weather app severe weather


You can turn on severe weather alerts for your current location and any location you’ve added to the Weather app.

Severe weather data, according to Apple available in Australia, Canada, Japan, China, Brazil, India, Mexico, Thailand, the United States and most countries and regions in Europe.

weather lock screen

Although not technically part of the Weather app, iOS 16 has a dedicated weather lock screen. It shows the current temperature and shows artwork from the Weather app for your location. So if it’s sunny, you’ll see the sun, or if it’s raining, you’ll see rain, just like you’d see in an animated weather app.

iOS 16 Weather Lock Screen

There are also many different weather widgets that you can add to any of your lock screens. There’s a large readout with individual air quality, UV index, and temperature options along with temperature, current status, and high/low.

weather app widget ios 16

Location services need to be activated in order to use the weather widget.

more space

In iOS 15, you can only add 20 optional locations in the Weather app, but in iOS 16, you can have a total of 50.

weather app for ipad

With the iOS 16/iPadOS 16 update, there’s finally a weather app for the iPad. It’s similar to the iPhone’s Weather app, but tailored to fit the larger iPad’s display.

ipad weather map ipad 16

guide feedback

Have questions about the Weather app in iOS 16, learn about a feature we missed, or want to give feedback on this guide? Send us an email here.

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