How to get rain, bad weather alerts on your iPhone

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

What is the function called?

The feature is called Precipitation in the Next Hour, which sends iPhone users rainfall forecasts and alerts through the Weather app. This feature isn’t new per se, but it was initially only launched in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. However, it is now available in more regions. Apple clarifies that the information it uses to send notifications to iPhone users “is provided by Apple using data from the National Weather Service.”

How to use feature to get rain alert on iPhone?

Here are the steps you need to follow to get rain alerts on your iPhone

1. Open the Weather app and tap the List icon in the lower right corner

2. Tap Enable Notifications

3. Now simply switch to Rainfall next hour option

4. You’ll also need to allow the Weather app to use your location, and you’ll receive rain alerts on your iPhone about an hour in advance.

Things to keep in mind
Alert notifications are sent based on your location. So if you are traveling from one city to another, then you will have to turn it on for individual places separately. This feature is not currently available in all cities/regions.

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