How To Get Rain And Bad Weather Alerts On Your iPhone

How To Get Rain And Bad Weather Alerts On Your iPhone

The Weather app on iPhone is actually quite good. There are many features that you can find that may be familiar to most people. However, there is a little known feature on iPhone that can help you avoid getting stuck in rain or even extreme weather conditions.

What is the name of the function?

The feature is called Next-hour Precipitation, which sends forecasts and precipitation alerts to iPhone users via the Weather app. The feature is not new in itself, but was initially only launched in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. However, it is now available in more regions. Apple makes it clear that the information it uses to send alerts to iPhone users is “provided by Apple using data from national weather services.”

How to use the feature to get rain alerts on iPhone?

These are the steps to follow to get rain notifications on iPhone


Open the Weather app and tap the list icon in the lower right corner


Tap Enable Notifications


Now simply enable Precipitation next hour option


Then you have to give the Weather app permission to use the location and you will receive notifications on the iPhone of rain about an hour in advance.

Things to keep in mind
The notifications are sent based on your location. So if you’re traveling from city to city, you’ll need to enable this separately for individual locations. The feature is currently not available in all cities/regions.