With iOS 15, Apple has significantly improved the default weather application. However, one of the most interesting new features is somewhat hidden in the application’s intricacies. This is the precipitation radar, which displays on a map in real time the areas where the probability of rain is highest. The new version of the weather application actually hides a map on which it is possible to place other layers.
In addition to precipitation, you can thus consult a detailed map of air quality – which goes well beyond an index by city since you can see the masses of polluted air moving throughout the territory. These layers are complemented by a detailed temperature display as colored regions. With all these additions, it becomes unnecessary to pay for access to more professional weather applications.
Everything is already there in the iPhone’s default Weather app. Provided of course to be under iOS 15 – the previous versions of the Weather application do not contain such maps allowing to visually represent the hottest areas, the most polluted or those where it is raining at the moment. We explain the very simple procedure to follow to access these cards.
How to View the Ultra-Advanced Weather Map with Radar on Your iPhone
To do this :
- Open the app Weather report* from your iPhone
- Go to the map icon, bottom left
- Go to the third icon from the top, at the top right of the screen (shaped like a stack of papers)
- Select precipitation to display a precipitation map
* Only the iOS 15 version of the native iPhone Weather app offers radar maps
Rather than displaying pictograms with a number per city, this radar overlay represents precipitation as colored areas. The scale goes from blue for light rain to yellow for heavy precipitation or even white for the most extreme weather phenomena.
As you can see, you can display two other views of the same type for temperatures and air quality. The principle is the same, namely colored areas rather than less precise figures by city. The scale is quite familiar for temperatures since blue represents the coldest temperatures and dark red the most extreme temperatures.
For air quality, the scale goes from blue for “good air quality”, to purple for “extremely bad” quality, passing through green (average quality), yellow (degraded quality), red (poor quality) and dark red when the quality is “very poor”. What do you think of this secret weather map? Share your feedback in the comments of this article!