Apple in iOS 16 He made some notable changes to the Weather app, adding new types of notifications and increasing the information you can see about everything from humidity to temperature to visibility. For many of these new features, Apple has integrated information from Dark Sky, a weather app Purchased in 2020.
This guide highlights all that’s new in iOS 16 related to weather.
There are no significant updates to the overall design of the Weather app, but Apple has updated the information available to you.
The longtime Weather app includes little modules that show you information including 10-day weather forecast, daily temperature, air quality, precipitation, UV index, sunset/sunrise times, wind, humidity, and “as if” temperature , visibility, and pressure, but you can now make use of any of these modules to get more information and quickly switch between them by clicking on the icon in the top right.
The temperature unit displays a graph of the temperature over the course of the day, including a high peak and a low. This should clarify the problem people have had with iOS 15 A weather app that made it unclear when the daily drop was measured. The unit also provides a textual overview of weather conditions.
In the 10-day forecast, you can tap any day to see the daily graph of temperature ranges, plus there’s still an option to see the larger, color-coded temperature map.
The Air Quality module displays a graph of the current air conditions in your area, along with additional information about the health effects of current conditions and primary pollutants. You can still see a larger map of air quality, too.
The precipitation module is similar to previously available precipitation information, which shows a map of where storms will strike. Zoom provides a 12-hour rainfall forecast. There is also an interface that provides details about the total amount of precipitation in the past 24 hours, and how much rain, sleet or snow was at any time.
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This unit 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.
The UV Index unit shows the current UV rating and peak UV levels during the day. It also provides a text that lets you know if sun protection is recommended.
sunset / sunrise
The Sunset and Sunrise module lets you know when the sunrise or sunset depends on the time of day, and when you can expect the first and last light. It also includes monthly average sunrise and sunset and readings for total daylight.
The wind module provides a daily summary, current wind conditions and a graph of wind speed and direction throughout the day.
The humidity unit displays a graph of humidity throughout the day, broken down into six-hour increments. It also provides average humidity and dew point.
The vision module provides a viewing range in miles throughout the day, along with a daily summary.
The pressure unit shows the current pressure and pressure over the course of the day and a reading of whether the pressure is rising or falling.
Severe weather notifications
The Weather app in iOS 16 can send a notification if there’s a severe weather alert near you, so you can get alerted about rainstorms, floods, tornadoes, heat waves, tornadoes, and more.
You can turn on severe weather alerts for both your current location and any location you’ve added to the Weather app.
According to Apple, severe weather data Available in Australia, Canada, Japan, China, Brazil, India, Mexico, Thailand, the United States and most countries and regions in Europe.
weather lock screen
Although it is not technically part of the Weather app, there is a dedicated weather lock screen in iOS 16. It depicts the current temperature and displays 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 do in the Weather mobile app.
There are also a number of different weather widgets that you can add to any of your lock screens. There are larger readings with temperature, current conditions, and high/low along with individual air quality, UV index and temperature options.
Using the weather widget requires that location services be activated.
In iOS 15, you can only add up to 20 alternative locations to the Weather app, but in iOS 16, you can have a total of 50 locations.
Weather app for iPad
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