In this article I’ll introduce a few useful iPhone/iOS apps that I use for monitoring the weather. These are the best I’ve found so far. (Disclaimer: the links in this article are affiliate links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase via these links)
This is one of the most essential apps for any weather watcher. Associated with the Weatherzone website, it provides access to weather observations Australia wide as well as radar, lightning tracker, tides and warnings. There is also a free version, but I really think the paid one is worth it. Read more here.
This is a quick and simple to use app for viewing the radar plots. You can immediately access any radar around Australia from a menu, or it can detect the closest one to you. Your location will be plotted on the map with a blue dot. Find it here.
This app is from a company called the The Early Warning Network and is designed to be an warning and safety app. It provides emergency warnings and also allows you to send pictures from severe weather events to the EWN website and Facebook accounts. Another useful feature is a Help Me feature which sends you location to specified contacts. Last but not least it has a Radar Map feature that plots the radar on top of a more detailed set of maps. Find it here.
This free app from the Bureau of Meteorology is able to show you the levels of any dams in Australia. You can set favourites to track the levels of the local ones you’re interested in. Find it here.