The newly redesigned version of the WeatherBug app has a unique feature: it can tell users exactly how far away the nearest lightning is.
This feature, called Spark, uses readings from the world’s largest and most advanced array of lightning detectors. It provides users with minute-by-minute and mile-by-mile lightning information, with recommendations for when to seek shelter.
Naturally, this app also provides general weather information, such as forecasts and current weather conditions. This is based on 10,000 neighborhood-level, professional-grade sensors – the densest weather network in the U.S. WeatherBug also delivers data from the National Weather Service, the World Meteorological Society, and numerous other sources.
Pricing and Availability
WeatherBug for iPhone is free to download. WeatherBug Elite for iPhone, with no ads, is available for just $2.99 in iTunes.
An iPad version of the with Spark is expected this summer. An Android one is already available.