RainViewer: Weather Radar Map

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About this app

The best free weather radar and rain forecast app. Track rain, snow, or any storm on the live radar map. RainViewer forecasts where the storm will be moving within the next 90 mins, building a future radar animation for 1000+ radars over the world. Add your favourite places and get rain alerts to plan your day ahead.


• Weather Radar Map. Track the storm pathway: how it moved the past 48 hours, current situation and the forecast of where it will be moving the next 90 minutes.

• Future Radar Forecast. RainViewer creates a future radar animation for 1000+ weather radars in original resolution for the next 90 min, thus you can plan your day ahead.

• Precipitation chart. Shows the intensity of precipitation over the next hour in your area, available for more than 90 countries.

• Favourite Places. Get weather reports for multiple locations: home, office, holiday destination or business trip.

• Weather Forecast. A 24-hour and 7-day weather forecast on a beautifully streamlined graphic. It highlights important data only: temperature and weather conditions.

• Rain Notifications. Stay aware when rainfall, storms, or snowfall is heading to your location. Set rain alerts for any favourite place.

• Homescreen Widget. View local weather conditions for your location or any favourite place in real-time on your home screen.

• Share Radar Animation. Notify friends, colleagues or team members about upcoming rain, snow or storm events by sharing radar animations in .gif or .mp4 format. Or post on Facebook, Snapchat or Twitter.


Available for 90 Countries
1000+ Radar Coverage
32 Languages Supported


• Rain data archive: See how rain or snow has been moving during the previous 6 hours (48 hours Premium Feature).

• Single radar map: All 1000+ radars on a single map or tap on a specific one to view more details.

• HD Radar: View HD information from the radar (smoothing) or view the classic radar (without smoothing).


• Instant alerts: Stay notified when rain or snow is on its way.

• In radius alerts: Specify the radius to receive alerts for nearby precipitation.


• Colour scheme: Select colour scheme for the precipitation layer from the 16 available colour schemes in the app

• Snowfall: Turn on a snow display so that you're ready to make a snowman.

• Measurement units: Select Fahrenheit (°F) or Celsius (°C), Miles (mi) or Kilometers (km) as units to display temperature and distance. Or mixed: Celsius (°C) and Miles (mi) for the UK.

• Night Mode: Set up dark mode for night time.

• Time intervals: Display precipitation map for the last 1hr - 6hr (1hr - 48hr Premium Features)

• Map type: Standard, Hybrid, Terrain.


• Ad-free experience.
• Up to 10 favourite locations.
• Twice as fast radar map updates, every 5 mins.
• Rain radar forecast for the next 90 minutes with 5-min steps.
• 48-hour/14-day weather forecast.
• Set up any favourite place on Home Widget.
• Push notifications of upcoming rain for any favourite location.
• Weather map archive for the previous 48 hours.
• Remove watermarks from radar animation.
• Increase time ranges for shared animation.
Updated on
Jun 11, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
58.2K reviews
Jim Egan
May 16, 2022
Another Update: paid for the upgrade for this which was a mistake. Currently showing drizzle but its clear as a bell outside. No other radar showing rain in bone dry Texas. I've been doing weather for 40 years (forecast for a private group of hundreds). This app is repeatedly wrong with current conditions and it's radar "picture". Amazingly poor example of a "pro" upgraded app. How it can be wrong in a major population center is mind boggling. Avoid!
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May 19, 2022
Hi! Thanks so much for trying our app. We care about our project and its quality, we really do. Jim, we'd be much grateful for some help. Having a meteorological background, your detailed remarks on our functionality would be of great value. Please redirect your notices to either twitter DM (@RainViewer) or e-mail (support@rainviewer.com). Best
May 30, 2021
Update: accuracy has gone to the dogs. Completely unreliable at forecasting precipitation of any kind. Only one nearby radar and apparently it's offline? When it works, it's great. but the design is only so-so -- it looks like a badly ported iPhone app. As a replacement for Dark Sky, this is the best I've found - but it has a long way to go. here's to hoping the developers keep investing, because there's a huge Dark Sky-shaped hole that still hasn't been filled. The widget is great.
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May 31, 2021
Hi again! Despite us using the weather radars data indeed, these radars aren't our property, unfortunately, hence we can't influence their work. If you'd provide us your city name, we'd be able to verify whether our app connects properly to the radar in your area. But again, we aren't authorized to fix this radar if it goes offline, sorry. Regards
Liberty Toad
July 1, 2020
I was literally going to purchase this today, but it just updated and is now subscription based so I changed my mind. It works well but aside from the notifications, it does not really do much more than a good weather app does in terms of radar. Being subscription based means that, over time, it will be a lot more expensive than it was. Pity.
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July 2, 2020
Hi! We appreciate your interest in our app. So sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with the new payment plan. But you are still very welcome to use our free of charge options. Probably you'll find our app interesting enough to become a Premium someday. With deepest sympathy

What's new

RainViewer 2.16 presents the all-new weather widgets with the following features:
- Support the Material You design language
- Easily customizable
- Perfectly match the Android home screen
- Resizable, transparent/semi-transparent
- Fully support Dynamic Color theming