Weather RainViewer

Contains adsIn-app purchases
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About this app

Accurate NOAA weather app for Android, available for free. Stay ahead of severe weather and hurricane events with timely alerts and rain notifications. Experience the convenience of a weather widget with a forecast on home screen, allowing you to quickly check the today weather while on the move. Discover the power of the NOAA weather radar map, enabling you to track rain, snow, or any hurricane that comes your way. Enjoy your weather-dependent activities with confidence, whether it's event organizing, active sports, or traveling with kids.

As your local weather app, RainViewer offers you the following key features and advantages:

Weather Forecast

Plan your days better with hourly and daily weather updates. Stay ahead of the rain with our accurate, down-to-minute precipitation forecast.

Weather Alerts

Stay safe with severe weather alerts that warn you about extreme weather conditions. Know when to grab your umbrella or stay indoors with our timely rain forecast alerts.

Weather Radar Map

Keep track of precipitation, storms, and hurricane events in your area. Watch the animated live radar map to see how the storm is changing.

Home Screen Weather Widget

Stay up-to-date with the weather even when the app is closed with our five helpful forecast widgets.

Up to 20 Locations

No matter where you are or where you're going, RainViewer has you covered. Get a hyperlocal weather forecast for any location you want: your home, your office, your vacation spot, or your business trip.

Hurricane Tracker

Be aware of a tropical storm, hurricane, or typhoon nearby. Track its every move on the radar map. Check its strength, speed, and where it goes next. View details about the NOAA hurricane category in the hurricane tracker legend.

Precipitation Direction Arrows

See where the storm is heading with the arrows on the map. Know the storm movement better and stay safe.

Single Radar Mode
View weather data from any radar station you want. Take a closer look at precipitation areas in your location.

Rain Alerts

• Duration. Know the exact start and end time of rain at your location.

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

• Severe Weather Alerts. Get notifications from National Weather Service about a tornado, fire, extreme heat, or flooding nearby.

• Tropical Storms. Get notified about the formation of tropical storms and warnings if they pass through your locations or change their category.


• Precipitation direction arrows
• NOAA hurricane tracker
• Rain radar weather forecast for the next 120 minutes
• 48-hour/14-day weather forecast
• Weather map archive for the previous 48 hours
• Up to 20 favorite locations
• Ad-free experience
Updated on
Sep 25, 2023

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
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

84.4K reviews
Lori Hayes
July 20, 2023
It's accurate sometimes. Don't see a way to contact support. Since last update I have a notification that it's updating location all the time. Update for developer reply: I don't think you understand my complaint. The message in the notification bar was there for more than a day and did not change until I restarted my phone and then it went away.
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July 20, 2023
Lori, hi. This exact message "Update your locations" is being modified in the latest app version. To receive more proper assistance please redirect your question to the app settings -> Send Feedback (almost down the page) -> Send via email. Again, sorry for any issues, we'd be glad to help. 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.
46 people found this review helpful
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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
Joshua Daniels
April 20, 2023
Sometimes radar will blank on zoom or move of map, or even freeze and not play when I press play. Webpage much more reliable but annoying to have to change the theme away from (the weather channel) terrible because it does not have a contrasted color for hail to one that does like my favorite (universal blue) all the time. Just found workaround for that choose theme then create a launcher shortcut for the webpage. But app is great when the radar actually works.
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May 22, 2023
Hi. Sorry for the late response. Thanks a lot for using our app/web versions and for sharing your thoughts here with us. Your comments are being redirected to our dev team for analysis. Meanwhile, probably you'll find it useful to update the app to the latest version. Hopefully, our app will meet your expectations after all. Best

What's new

* Bug fixes and improvements.