So I’ve observed, that at least in my area, when it rains the new precipitation map usually ends up not charting the area I’m actually in and most likely interested in. Below are a screenshot from my iPhone 12 mini (16.3.1) as well a my 14" MBP (13.2.1). No mater how much I zoom in or zoom out, the area closest to where I am, is not being plotted — note the diagonal gray lines indicating no data. This has happened pretty much every single time it has rained in the last two months. I cannot move around on the map or find a zoom level that would let me see what’s going on anywhere remotely close to where I actually live.
Anybody else seeing this? It’s a bit odd because DarkSky never had this issue with precipitation charting in the Bay Area. And I would have thought that’s where Apple got it from.
I’ve seen this (I’m in new england). Sometimes the data fills in; sometimes it fills in faster if I let the animation run. Zooming out while the animation runs also helps. Also changing from next hour forecast to 12 hour forecast helps.
I’ve seen this complain several times on Reddit recently. I’m thinking it needs an update, or Apple’s servers that run this do.
Yep I see this all the time (I’m in Las Vegas). It also seems that the rain prediction is less accurate than what Dark Sky provided. There is a feedback option on the iPhone and I have twice send in feedback about errors (Weather says it is raining and the sun is shining brightly or it is raining and Weather says clear sky). I can sometimes get the map to correct by zoom in and out, but mostly it just fails.
Maybe they are cutting back on the costs of generating live predictions. I hope the bean counters don’t realise that, on average, weather predictions would be 80% accurate if they simply predicted it would be the same as yesterday!
This happens to me all the time in Portland, OR, but it worked in the past. I don’t know when the problem started, but the precipitation map (recent & future) is basically unusable in Apple’s Weather app on my iPhone SE (2022). The temperature map works fine; I don’t know what’s so special about the precipitation map that causes this.
Same issue here. I’ve given up and bookmarked the NWS radar for my area. Free, accurate. I remember that it took me a lot of fiddling with their many options to get what I wanted and omit what I didn’t want. So, if it helps anyone reverse engineer settings for their own locale, here is my link for the New York City area with my preferred settings. NWS Radar
similar experience in japan. said it was a cloudy day yet looking out the window it was pissing down with rain. checked their map. it was zoomed out to show most of east asia. zooming in, there was no radar data at all. [thumbs up 絵文字 here]
excuse the obvious rant but it’s typical broken apple software. for such a rich corpse, they sure seem unable to either hire competent coders or write decent code. or both.
When you look at the radar when you open the app before tapping it, it’s obviously right (at least it has been in my experience). This is clearly some sort of bug and it’s too bad that Apple doesn’t update stock apps without a full iOS version update process, because this would be the perfect example of using the App Store to update a stock app.
I saw this problem occasionally with Dark Sky, whose quality deteriorated over time after the Apple purchase. But sadly, this kind of problem isn’t unusual when a big corporation buys a little one to either stop the competition or fill in a gap.