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 worldwide. Add your favorite places and get rain alerts to plan your day ahead.


• Weather Radar Map. Track the storm pathway: how it moved the past 48 hours, the current situation, and the forecast of where it will be moving in 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 precipitation intensity over the next hour in your area, available for more than 90 countries.

• Favorite 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.

• Severe Weather Alerts. Get notifications about severe weather alerts sent by National Weather Service. Check the affected area on the map and review detailed information about extreme weather conditions nearby.

• "Material You" Home Screen Widgets. Stay up-to-date with the weather even when the app is closed. Our five helpful widgets display the weather summary, interactive weather radar map, hourly or daily forecast, and minute-by-minute rain intensity forecast. The widgets are easily customizable, resizable, and perfectly match the Android home screen. They also support Dynamic Color theming and can be transparent or semi-transparent.


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.


• Color scheme: Select the color scheme for the precipitation layer from the 16 available color schemes in the app

• Snowfall: Turn on a snow display, so 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 nighttime.

• 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 favorite 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 favorite place on Home Widget.
• Weather map archive for the previous 48 hours.
• Remove watermarks from radar animation.
Updated on
Mar 27, 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
You can request that data be deleted
74.2K reviews
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.
38 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
jim miller
August 14, 2021
This app has a lot going for it. About as up to date as you find, seems accurate location wise, a lot of custom setup choices, direction movement arrows, color choices, can move radar manually, etc. Its rain forecasting is rarely even close to making sense, but not including that in rating as not what I use it for. Thanks for a good radar app.
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August 18, 2021
What a pleasure to receive positive comments from you, thanks! We're trying hard to make RainViewer better each day because our customers are real superstars for us and they deserve the best only.
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

- Alert display improvements for enhanced map details.
- Standardized full-screen interstitial ads for better user experience.
- Data module refactoring for improved performance and efficiency.