About the Weather app and icons on your iPhone and iPod touch

Learn how to use the Weather app on your iPhone to check the weather for your current location or other cities.

With the Weather app, you can look up the weather by city name, postcode and airport code. You can also create a list of cities to track and arrange the cities in the order that you want.

iPhone showing next-hour precipitation

View conditions in the Weather app

To see weather conditions by the hour, just swipe left to right in the hourly forecast. You might see next-hour precipitation and severe weather information depending on conditions and location. You can also scroll down to see details, like the weekly overview, chance of rain and air quality. The air quality scale appears above the hourly forecast when air quality reaches a certain level for that location.

To view another city swipe left or tap the location icon location icon to see your list of cities. If you want to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius, scroll to the bottom of the list and tap Fahrenheit and Celsius

Learn more about data sources and feature availability in the Weather app.

iPhone showing how to delete a city

Add, delete and rearrange cities

To add a city to your weather list:

  1. Tap the location icon location icon, then tap the Spotlight Spotlight icon.
  2. Enter the name of the city, postcode or airport location.
  3. Tap the city, then tap Add.

To delete a city from your weather list, swipe left on the city, then tap Delete. To rearrange the order of the cities on your list, touch and hold the city, then move it up or down to reorder it.

iPhone showing the Weather widget on Home Screen

View conditions in the Weather widget

With iOS 14, you can create a Weather widget on your Home Screen or in Today View — giving you quick access to the conditions for your location. You can also change the location used in the Weather widget. Learn more about creating and using widgets on your iPhone.

View the weather icons

The weather icons indicate a different weather condition, like rain or wind. Here's a list of some of the weather icons and what they mean.

 

sunrise
Sunrise

 

sunset
Sunset

 

Clear
Clear

 

Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy

 

Hot
Hot

 

Dust
Dust

 

Haze
Haze

 

Smoke
Smoke

 

Fog
Fog

 

Windy
Windy

 

Cloudy
Cloudy

 

Thunderstorms
Thunderstorms

 

Showers
Showers

 

Heavy showers
Heavy showers

 

Drizzle
Drizzle

 

Hail/mixed rain
Hail/Mixed rain

 

Hurricane
Hurricane

 

Tornado
Tornado

 

Snow
Snow

 

Scattered snow
Scattered snow

 

Heavy snow/sleet
Heavy snow/Sleet

 

blowing snow
Blowing snow

 

Frigid temps
Frigid temps

 

Cloudy at night
Cloudy

 

Clear at night
Clear 

 

 

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