A lot of people ask me this question, “How Accurate is Weather Bug?“. In my opinion, its accuracy depends on how you interpret the grid lines and their orientation. It may be wrong at some points, but its accuracy for the whole month would be great. I also learned that there are some conditions that the system doesn’t consider as reliable and its calculation will probably underrate these conditions.
- Basics of Weather Bug
So, let’s have a look at the basics of how the Weather bug works. When it comes to a tropical storm, the post will be valid along with any point on the coastline. This means that the areas near the coastlines are going to receive higher precipitation amounts than inland. As such, the post bylines are not a practical concept in the February weather forecast, but the chances are that tropical storms will hit the coastlines in those areas. In other words, posts are only valid from the afternoon of the previous day to the afternoon of the next day. As such, they have not considered a reliable source of predicting the rain or rainfall for the whole month.
- Post by tool
The post by is a great tool to use for determining the expected conditions, but you need to know exactly where to place your grid reference. With Weatherbug, you can set the grid reference with mouse clicks to set your locations. For instance, when you place the point between Oxley Bridge and East Cowes, you will get the expected conditions for that area. If you were to use the post by itself, you would need to move the cursor to the exact point and then drag the mouse to set your grid reference.
- Live storm function
Another important feature of Weatherbug is its “Live Storm” function, which lets you see the live storm map over your computer screen. It gives you a picture of the approaching storm even before it takes place. This allows you to prepare for the approaching bad weather and have a clear forecast of what the weather is going to look like prior to the storm. You can find this” Cull Weather” button on the “Settings” icon on the top right corner of your screen.
How Accurate Is Weatherbug? In terms of accuracy, the program is pretty good. The “daytime” display of the weather bug gives you an indication of the temperature in the general area. This, in turn, helps you determine how to dress appropriately for the weather on that day.
On the other hand, if you are looking to use the program in forecasting the future (for instance, if you want to know the exact time before you go out partying), you may find that the interactive forecast tool of the Weatherbug lacks an option to show the precipitation. On the other hand, the program does offer a comprehensive weather map of your entire city. Whether you are looking for local weather or a global overview, the Weatherbug system is certainly worth checking out. It is definitely one of the best ways of getting an accurate weather forecast!
Here are some other weather forecasting apps that many rely on:
- Dark Sky:
Available exclusively for iOS devices, the highly acclaimed Dark Sky app has delivered ideas of a new era of cloud-based real-time weather data and up-to-date global weather forecasts since 2021. Considered a pioneering service, the Dark Sky app is an incredible achievement in presenting accurate real-time weather data that is accessible from any location on the planet. While the Dark Sky app was only part of the large suite of Apple mobile apps designed to complement the larger I smartphone and tablet experience, the Dark Sky app is the first to receive major coverage on the Apple mobile platform. While the Dark Sky app became a part of the larger Apple universe on March 31, 2021, it is now rated as the #1 best app on iTunes, with an impressive average rating of 4.6 stars based on over 120,000 customer ratings.
- The Weather Channel:
The Weather Channel has finally released the new mobile application that will allow iPhone and Android users to receive real-time weather information as well as live streaming videos from the TV station themselves! Unfortunately, this new offering does not have everything that they promised, but still, it is an improvement over the pathetic iPhone and Android apps that are currently available.
- NOAA Radar Pro:
The most advanced and user-friendly radar monitoring system on the planet is now available on the Apple App Store, the NOAA Radar Pro. The NOAA Radar Pro allows you to view your local area weather radar maps on your iPhone and also provides live updating information on severe weather conditions. You can receive real-time weather reports on anything from light winds to severe thunderstorms from anywhere in the country. No matter what the conditions are outside, the information on your screen will let you know what to do in order to best protect yourself, your family, your business, and your home.
- Air Visual Air Quality Forecast:
Qi Gong is very important to AirVisual Air Quality Forecast, it is a method to enhance the energy and positive flow of qi through our bodies. The app makes use of a combination of AirVisual AVI Maps (with live data overlaid on real-time Google Maps) along with detailed technical analysis and real-time monitoring from over 400 monitoring stations throughout China. AirVisual is an independent supplier of aerial imaging services providing data-based mapping and surveillance mapping solutions in China. The Qi Gong method is part of the Chinese State Institute of Technology for Research on Science and Technology (SITRAT). It also integrates Chinese meteorological data as well as satellite and weather forecasts into its mapping and surveillance system. In addition to this service, AirVisual also offers live remote detection and notification of low-level visual anomalies.
- Carrot Weather:
Carrot Weather is a fun, clean, and very informative app for iOS and Android that forecasts the upcoming weather with humor. I first found this app while doing some research about the benefits of being “at home” with your devices. The reason being, that I love staying “on-line” but want to keep an eye on the weather just in case it drops to save battery life.
- Weather Line:
Weather Line is among the most loved weather applications for iPhone and it now has a second installment. This is not just a big brush and polish release though, with plenty to make the upgrade worthwhile. At the top of this list is what Weather Line calls Super Forecast. With its blend of iPhone 4’s graphics and advanced physics, Super Forecast will blow you away with its beautiful graphics and smooth performance. From day to night, from temperature to wind speed, Super Forecast will help you get the most accurate weather reports in the fastest way possible.
- Yahoo Weather:
Yahoo Weather is a very user-friendly website that gives all the relevant information you would need about any given day. Yahoo Weather is a free service that gives current information on wind speed and barometric pressure along with other weather conditions of local interest. It also provides a UV Index Forecast and other data such as current temperatures, cloudiness, and precipitation. Whether you are looking for local weather details, national, international, or regional weather forecasts, Yahoo Weather can help you find what you need.