The Weather Channel: Forecast

The Weather Channel Interactive

Weather Lifestyle
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Current Version (3434)
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App last updated Nov 14, 2017
New in version 9.3.1

• Performance enhancements and bug fixes.

As always, we appreciate your feedback. Please email us at with any suggestions or questions. If you like these changes, please let us know by rating and reviewing us in the App Store!


The Weather Channel App for iPhone is your best option for accurate forecasts and timely local weather alerts. Make confident decisions this fall, whether you are planning for the day, the entire week or the next 15 days!

• Learn what the forecast is, whether hourly, daily, weekly, weekend or 15-day.
• Cognitive Home Screen: Changes based on your current location, weather, and time of day, so you get your current conditions plus the weather info you need most.
• Hurricane Central: Monitor tropical storms and hurricanes and get safety and preparedness tips. When a tropical storm or hurricane forms, track it and stay safe with Hurricane Central.
• Detailed Current Conditions: Get “feels like” temperature, humidity, wind speed, and more.
• Weather Maps: Fast-loading radar maps show past and future doppler radar.
• Severe Weather Alerts: Stay safe with real-time National Weather Service notifications of severe weather including severe weather warnings about lightning, hail, flooding and severe storms.

• Need weather information to help plan for road trips, picnics, camping or hiking? – the app lets you track and read detailed weather information in multiple locations around the world.
• Dress, pack and plan appropriately – know the rain and wind forecasts, tides, sunrise and sunset times, phases of the moon and even pollen counts!
• Get high-risk allergy alerts directly from the home screen, links to allergy insights, and a daily pollen outlook with our improved allergy tracker.
• GoRun Forecast: Like to run? Now you can create a personalized GoRun Forecast to help you answer questions like “When should I run?” “What should I wear?” “How far should I go?” Scroll to the Outdoors module in our app to try it out, and let us know what you think at

• Watch our morning show “The Lift”: a 6-minute weather show that airs first on your app. Join Domenica Davis as she covers breaking weather, cool science, and amazing nature clips first thing in the morning. Available on your home screen weekdays from 6-11 a.m. Great for people on the go!
• Weather News: From severe storms to straight-up bizarre weather occurrences, we’ll keep you up to date.
• Stunning Imagery: Amazing background photos match your current weather conditions.
• Sponsors allow us to bring you The Weather Channel app for free

For those of you who want an ad-free version of our weather app, it is here! Our iOS app includes a $3.99 in-app purchase to remove all ads for 1 year. Simply go to the Settings menu in the app to complete the purchase.

• Get precise weather updates, rain and lightning alerts and more of your favorite features right from your Apple Watch.
• Watch Glances: To activate The Weather Channel Glance, open the Apple Watch App on your iPhone, go to the "Glances" section, click "edit," and add "The Weather."

To activate the new The Weather Channel watch face complication, press firmly on the watch face that displays the time and tap "customize." Then browse to the complication showing an umbrella icon.

Forgot your phone? Access many of the top app features on the web, wherever you go: find us at, like us on, and follow us on Twitter @weatherchannel.

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We love feedback! If you love our weather app, please rate and review us in the App Store. If you have questions or suggestions, please email us at with any suggestions or questions.

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Jctcesar on 11/18/2017
Excellent daily information.
Barely useable
Opsnow on 11/18/2017
The more I updated the slower it gets. Ton of video and ads that do not need to be there. It's at the point that should find an alternative for this.
DonaldThe7180 on 11/18/2017
Gave up checking weather
plaztik1951 on 11/18/2017
Used to be great. Even ok to pay for axing the over powering ads. Now A little slower to load. Everyone has bemoaned the loss of the ability of swiping between locations. Please fix.
The slowest App EVER
Rick James Russell on 11/18/2017
This really pisses me off. It has gotten slower and slower! I have even tried deleting the app and reloading it and it still is slow. I don’t know what bugs they claim they keep fixing but it sure is not the time it takes to load this app.
Multiple city's saved
Red eye II on 11/18/2017
I have multiple cities saved and I used to just swipe to find a saved city not any more.
Can't contact help
Nitara on 11/18/2017
The screen is messing up on the home page and there is no way to contact support
Hypnotism hypnotic
*SimplyMe on 11/18/2017
If the same commercial has to play 15 times in a row there is something dangerously wrong with that🤔
Latest update
Ozogirl on 11/18/2017
Keeps crashing
Gus-Is on 11/18/2017
Wondering why I am getting alerts for areas over three hours away from me. I live in Mason, Oh and am receiving alerts for Jericho, Oh. They are north and very east of me.
Bloat! Slow! Horrible!
Mzeik2 on 11/18/2017
App has become almost impossible to use because it is so slow and unresponsive. It’s horrible. I love watching the weather but it’s focus is now ads and they have flowed the app to the point it doesn’t let you scroll or get to the info you need.
Horizon pulse on 11/18/2017
App keeps crashing, but overall is good
Please remove the new pop-up video ads
KevinMiller22 on 11/18/2017
I tried to leave feedback on the link but it's just FAQS. So now it's a review. This new version happs pop up video ads that are annoying. This was from the old days of web with flash and people built blockers to stop it. Why shove it down our throats??? It's ok to have ads but not take over my screen.
Lottalove59 on 11/18/2017
I want the Weather not all the videos that repeat over and over again!! The science is good. But weather service has not gotten any better in the last 30 years. No one knows what they are doing!
Jsearle94 on 11/18/2017
Lose all the BS... less is more. I want the weather, hourly, weekly and radar. Don't need 100 videos. I have to swipe forever to see radar..
Gets Worse With Each Update
gacongdon on 11/18/2017
I have used this app on a daily basis for many years and in general it has been pretty good. Unfortunately TWC keeps tinkering with the app and they tend to worsen it with each new version. Over time the app functionality has degraded and it’s gotten overloaded with ads, features, junk that I don’t want. It needs to be simplified to just focus on the weather. I’ve found another weather app and am moving on. My main issues are: • So many videos, ads, special features that the app takes a long time to open and has jerky operation. • App accumulates a large Document & Data cache file that chews up phone storage. The only way to clear the file is to delete/ reinstall the app. • App now has video ads that you can’t even scroll past without being redirected to a full screen video viewer. • Swipe feature for viewing your saved locations has been removed or is non-functional. • Too much special features, special topics, videos, ads, other unwanted stuff. TWC has lost sight of its mission.
Terrible version
RickJames73 on 11/18/2017
The previous versions were good but this current one is terribly slow. I have no problems with any of my other apps. I finally just got rid of the app and will look for other options.
Ad Overload
DSMIA on 11/18/2017
This app reminds me why there is a thriving ad blocking movement. The unbearable number of ads that drag this app to a crawl are the same reason I have deleted it.
Full Screen
brandonnguyen1999 on 11/18/2017
Great app, but what happened to the Full Screen mode?
dbrown5276 on 11/18/2017
The app could not be loaded without a wifi connection. Not useful.
Not very accurate
Vtv227 on 11/18/2017
I’d probably like it better if it was really geared to where I live. It shows me the weather and temperature for Jean, NV, but I live in Sandy Valley. Actually, nobody lives in Jean, unless one is a ‘guest’ of the correctional facility!
By far the most inaccurate
briańnà28;) on 11/18/2017
By far the most inaccurate weather app in the world
Used to be good
Allez8 on 11/18/2017
This app used to be great. Now it sometimes won’t load and it may take forever to load.
Switching to WeatherBug.
Jbobopenguin on 11/18/2017
Switching to WeatherBug. RIP Weather Channel. Now can't update weather. What happened?? People rely on this app and now it's junk. Nothing has changed since last update. You say your listening to people's comments but are you really? Very disappointed.
Watson stinks
abinoh2001 on 11/18/2017
This app was more responsive BEFORE you got “Watson” involved! 👎🏻
9.3.1 started crashing
jeffiniowa on 11/18/2017
Starts fine. Will show current. But shows data from last time opened, not real data. Go to overview. Then weekly, select a day and get daily details. Try to return (back arrow) and closes. Will crash. Can restart. Now shows real current. Doesn't happen all the time. Seems to happen if I haven't used the app for several hours.
App makes TWC look bad
SkiandRun on 11/18/2017
IBM you are making the TV channel look really bad. This app doesn’t even mirror the actual Weather Channel! Separate non weather related content. There is really no point for this app. Only throw the TWC logo on it. What a joke. I feel sorry for the actual Weather Channel. There should be content from their Meteorologists. Instead you get some wannabe Meteorologist named Ari. Who has no clue what he is talking about. It would be best to call this app IBM Weather and have the Weather Channel have their own app. The reviews speak for themselves. Get rid of the videos. It makes the app slow, freezes and useless. The bait and switch is thing of the past. We no longer pay attention to fake news.
My go to for weather! NOT ANYMORE!
DonaNobisPachem on 11/18/2017
I got tired of the one way view of this app. I stopped using it, took it off my phone and stopped watching it on TV! Their insistence of hounding the idea of “global warming” sickens me! Someone isn’t thinking for themselves! It’s sad!
I check the weather channel every day
paddling maniac on 11/18/2017
I’m so glad to have the weather channel. It’s shockingly accurate, predictions of rain to within 30 minutes. Kudos to the meteorologists and support staff who are doing such a great job. BTW, The raw data comes from satellites that are purchased with USA tax dollars.
Slow and Lags
Kris_TinTin on 11/18/2017
The last few updates has not improved the performance of the app. This use to be my good to app for the weather.. Not anymore. Unless this is for the newer iPhones 7 and up.. But suddenly it is loading horribly slow. And scrolling down to see the weather lags. Swiping to different location is unresponsive.
skltr21 on 11/17/2017
iOS 11.1.1 and this app is still ridiculously glitchy. Super choppy scrolling and force close crashes constantly. Miserable app. iPhone 7
Update 9.3.1 shuts down
AbbeyJKW on 11/17/2017
I love this app but ever since I updated it on or about November 15, 2017, the app shuts down unexpectedly. Must just be a glitch or something?
Bring Back The Swipe!
mathguru1 on 11/17/2017
Why remove the most useful feature! There should also be more options for customizing.
Used to be better
TheHubKid on 11/17/2017
Annoying lags and crashes 4 times out of 5 especially after the latest update. When you open the app it doesn’t automatically give you the weather of your current location but the last city/ town you had looked at on your previous use :/
Previous version was better
Randolph nj on 11/17/2017
The previous version allowed me to swipe across the top to go to other locations. Now I'm taken to a list of my locations from which I have to choose, which I find annoying and inefficient. I also am annoyed by all the ads and videos. I find Weather Underground more user-friendly although it's less colorful.
Weather with a lot of baggage
C Swann on 11/17/2017
Great weather but so much extraneous s$&t it takes forever to load. Tons of useless info. Just give us the weather!
Buggy, laggy and awkward layout
Uta Buuta Solo? on 11/17/2017
One of the most consistently buggy and laggy apps I have ever downloaded. Scrolling lag on an iPhone 6S along with app crashes now and then. Layout is awkward and seems geared to maximize click-bait advertising. If this is what “Powered by Watson” means than I am worried about the future of IBM. There are better weather apps.
Nasheen12 on 11/17/2017
App is force closing.
Kam's PC on 11/17/2017
I love this app and have always used it for my weather. I have an iPhone 7, however whenever I open this app and scroll, it lags a ton. It also crashes at least twice when I use it. Please fix this!
Detest the ads
Spicejar on 11/17/2017
Update July 2017-I used to love this app. Not so much anymore. Hate the ads so I basically use it for a few seconds to get the current local weather and then close it. Still only worth 2 stars. I hate the current version of the app. Crashes at least twice during use and the ads are beyond annoying. Update 11/2017 nothing has been fixed. Slow as molasses, crashing constantly and the ads, ugh. I used to love this app but now I hate it and use only when necessary
Please quit crashing!!
pepprdog on 11/17/2017
Was fine, except the long range forecasts. Anything over one or two days is guessing, not really forecasting. Beyond that it’s pure voodoo. Sure wish it would quit crashing every time I open it, something it’s not done until today, IPhone 6s Plus.
Another App Update Another Crash
GLVALN on 11/17/2017
There was an update today and now TWC consistently crashes AGAIN!!
Ace of spades.740 on 11/17/2017
This app is rarely accurate in forecasting the current weather. And if you work outside where weather affects your job, this app will just make you mad. Will clear sky's when it's raining. Too much advertising on here. Nothing works proper. Skittish and jumpy. 👎🏿 update 11-17-17 since last update you sent out app now closes if you try to click on anything.
Constantly crashes after most recent update
Summer Kelley on 11/17/2017
The app is basically unusable now. Disappointing, because this was my favorite weather app (until today).
Nana@51 on 11/17/2017
Ok, I concede! I have installed nearly every free weather app. , and none are equal, or come close to The Weather Channel’s accuracy or quality. I have reinstalled your app. Again and will continue to use it. I would appreciate it though, that the so called news stories you air would be less political, and more just news. If you continue pushing your political agenda, I will just not watch your so called news stories and just use this app for weather.
Worthless Now
scouty52 on 11/17/2017
Before the last update this App was great After the update a few weeks ago, Worthless! Cannot control the App on the App. Canned delete locations on the App. It says go to the Weather to do that so after doing that on my phone I couldn't do it. It doesn't even match with the App. Please fix this mess!! Thank you Sept. 4, 2017 This App is improving. Could you please put back the little arrow that takes you back to the top. Thank you November 17, 2017 Some things are better and some things are worse. I agree with one of the reviewers below that you always have to swipe to the Favorites page and select the City you are looking for. After you do and close the App, the next time you open the App, you have to do again. There is no default you can choose. And after the most recent updates this App is slow.
Problems Again! Crashing!
Usskywatch on 11/17/2017
10/17/17 - 9.3.1 - Major issues. Every time I go to the radar or watch a video the app crashes after exiting radar or video. iOS 11.1.2. 9/4/17 - Version 9.0 - Radar defaults to 2 hours behind. VERY misleading if you check radar and see precipitation coming and don't check time. Could be dangerous if severe weather is in the area. Needs fixing immediately. 7/27/17 - No issues after update. Nice app. 7/1/17 - App is stable once again. Haven't had a crash or experienced any freezing. Only issue I'm still having is that when you dismiss an alert, it comes right back. 6/29/17 - Thank you for fixing the crashing issue. Still having issue removing alerts. I clear the alerts then when I go back to the alert section all the alerts I cleared are back. 6/26/17 - Need to go from 5 stars to 1 star. App freezing/crashing many times a day after 8.13 update. I've emailed the developers and included crash logs from iOS several times since 8.13 was released. Have not heard back on any of the emails about this issue. App is mostly unusable. 6/10/17 - Issue: Dismissing alerts return. 6/9/17 Update - Thanks for adding the dates to the extended forecast. That was really needed. Still noticing some stutter when scrolling. New alert feature is nice. Works great and accurate. iOS 10 widget works great and updates frequently. Highly recommended weather app. Performance is getting better. Still some slight lag/stutter when scrolling but better.
Ads Ads Ads
Slickfl21 on 11/17/2017
If you like advertisements... this is the app for you... oh and it tells you the weather... after you get smothered in ads!
Swiping between locations is broken
Garbade on 11/17/2017
Can no longer swipe between locations, have to deal with a cludgy menu instead
Often wrong
CHP DIEHARD on 11/17/2017
I downloaded this app for weather not for politics. It seemingly has turned into an app where they enjoy trashing POTUS well I got news. You’re wrong 90% on the weather so don’t bother with politics.
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: The Weather Channel
  • Category: Weather
  • Released: Nov 08, 2008
  • Current Version Released: Nov 14, 2017
  • Version: 9.3.1
  • Size: 145.3 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Devices: iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX,
  • Supported Languages: Arabic; Catalan; Valencian; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Malay; Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Moldavian; Russian; Chinese; Slovak; Spanish; Castilian; Swedish; Thai; Chinese; Turkish; Ukrainian; Vietnamese;