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View Real Time Weather Maps on your iPhone

10th November 2021

Jacob Woolcock


One of the cool new features in the Weather App on iOS 15 is the new Real-Time Weather Maps. These detailed and visual maps will help you see what weather is coming and help you plan accordingly. Check out this short #QuickTip video to get started.

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The Weather app on iOS 15 has had a huge update and my favourite new feature is that you can now get these full screen maps showing you the temperature precipitation and air quality.

Here’s how it works…

You’ll see at the moment that it’s raining in New York and if I scroll down slightly you’ll see a new widget of a precipitation map on there as well.

Tapping onto here will bring up a beautiful full screen map and it will show you where the rain is heavier and where it’s lighter at the moment.

But more than that, it’s animated as well so it will show you how that rainfall is going to change over the next few hours.

At the bottom of the screen you’ll see a prompt to zoom out to get more long range forecasting.

So if I pinch and zoom out slightly, rather than just seeing the next hour’s rainfall, I’ll now get the rainfall for the rest of the day which is a really handy feature.

But in the top right corner there’s a new button which will let you choose what layers of data you want to look at.

So right now we’re looking at precipitation but why don’t we switch that to temperature.

Here you can see the temperature in that area and how it differs.

If we choose our layers button one more time we can also switch to air quality and again, just like with the rain, you can zoom out on the map or zoom in as much as you want to see how the air quality differs across the area.

Of course this doesn’t just work in America either.

If I go into another location a bit closer to home like Glastonbury, even if there isn’t a map widget on the screen, I can press the new map button at the bottom left corner of Weather.

That will then bring up the exact same maps as before with those same layer options.

If I jump onto Precipitation you’ll see that rarely for once there’s actually no rain in England which makes it quite hard to demonstrate this feature! But hey you saw it working in New York so it’s all good.

I hope you found this tip helpful.

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