NOAA Weather Unofficial

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About this app

This weather app is not affiliated with NOAA or the National Weather Service. Products provided by NOAA are in the public domain, and this app's use of those products is compliant with NOAA/NWS terms of use.

This app provides forecasts, animated radar, hourly forecast, and current conditions, all in an intuitive and easy to use interface. Just the information you need, provided accurately, quickly, and for your exact location.

★ "A no-nonsense approach to show weather data on your phone, but done well and great looking" - Android Central

This app uses NOAA point forecasts from your GPS location to get the most localized weather available. Point forecasts are great for climbing, hiking, skiing, or any outdoor activity where weather from a nearby city isn't accurate enough.

GPS on the phone will provide the most accurate location, but usually isn't needed. Nearby cell towers and Wi-Fi networks can also provide this information, and will be checked first to save time and battery. You can also enter a location manually.

To provided highly localized forecasting, this app uses point forecasts from the National Weather Service (NOAA/NWS), and is therefore only available in the US.

If there is severe weather this will display at the top of the forecast. This app currently does NOT support severe weather alerts or notifications. NOAA is providing this service directly through cell carriers. You can read more about the service at

There are also several differently sized widgets available which can be placed on your homescreen to provide some basic weather information, without the need to open the app.

Forecast discussion is available through the menu button.

Permission: Location
This app requires your location to provide you with the most accurate weather. This is fundamental to how the app works. You can still add manual locations as well if you prefer.

Permission: Photos/Media/Files
This permission is required by Google Maps so that it can cache map tiles for faster loading. It sounds like the app is doing something with your photos or media, but it is not. The permission means that the app has permission to access your files (which includes photos and media), but does not mean they are actually being accessed. It is a subtle but important distinction. Contact me if you have further questions about this.

These are the non-simplified permissions as listed in the Android manifest:
android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" (location access listed above)
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" (check for network connection)
android.permission.INTERNET" (download weather)
android.permission.VIBRATE" (for zoom feedback on old radar)
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" (this is Photos/Media/Files listed above)" (required by google maps)

FAQ (Frequently asked questions):

Please contact me if you have any further questions or problems.

This is the ad supported free version of NOAA Weather. You are also limited to 3 saved locations. Upgrade to remove ads and this restriction.

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Beta Channel (for newest features)
Updated on
Nov 28, 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 2 others
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

91.5K reviews
Jeff Wisniewski
October 30, 2023
App stopped working about a week ago. Cannot download forecast. This would happen occasionally in the past, but has been consistent now for the past week. I used to like the app as the ads were less obtrusive than other weather apps, but if it no longer works, I guess the only option is to delete it. Working normally again now. Can't seem to manage my updates anymore with Android. Every time something updates automatically, something stops working until it gets fixed with the next update.
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Stephen Henderson
October 29, 2023
Over the past year or so it only works about 1/3 of the time. 2/3 you get "download error" on the forecast and 75% for the radar the most important part. It seems the developers let it just exist without any sort of updates. Except for the colors of the radar which makes no sense now since severe storms/plain rain all show as green and not red. I'll likely be sadly deleting from all devices in the near future
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Les Dudek
July 13, 2023
I've been using this app for years. My go-to weather app. Fast and uncluttered. The best radar presentation I've found and has looping. Easy to zoom out and see radar and warning boxes from anywhere in the U.S. Ads confined to bottom edge of screen are not intrusive. The hourly forecast map is easy to modify to see the just measurements you want (temp, humidity, wind speed, chance of precip, cloud cover and many more). Highly recommend.
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What's new

* Various minor improvements & bug fixes

* Fixed wind speed bug in hourly
* Fixed crash while enabling location based alerts

* NOAA API change

* Improved use of observation backup sources
* Wide widget can be resized horizontally

* Migration to new NOAA NowCOAST maps