Apple brings Weather app to the Mac


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With Ventura, Apple launches the native Mac Weather app for the first time. It may have taken a while, but they did a great job. Apple Weather is his latest weather app for Mac, featuring an elegant grid layout of information panels, eye-catching visual backgrounds, and rich, detailed charts that you can see when you drill down. Here’s everything you can do with Apple Weather for Mac.

The new weather experience is now available on all Apple platforms, including iPad with iPadOS 16, and is based on our internal custom weather data sources.

It’s all built on the foundation of Dark Sky, a service Apple acquired in early 2020. There are still reasons why third-party weather apps exist, but most users seem very happy with the upcoming Apple Weather. It is (surprisingly) full-featured…

weather app design

Weather on Mac uses the Sidebar Details layout. Your location is in the list on the left. Enter an address in the search bar to find a location and add it to your list. A dynamic “Where I am” list item gives you quick access to your local weather wherever you are.

Select a location to see its weather data in the main area of ​​the app window. The header contains the current temperature, a summary of conditions, maximum and minimum temperatures. And for visual flair, the page is placed against a background that reflects the current weather, with dynamic animations of rolling clouds, thunder, and falling snow.

Below the header is additional data laid out as a grid of panels. The grid cannot be rearranged or customized, but is designed to help you see the most important data at a glance. In critical situations, a special panel is added at the top to warn of hurricanes, flood risk and other severe weather events.

Adjust the layout of the Weather app

Mac apps allow you to adjust the layout of your app in several ways. Hide or show the sidebar to focus on one city. Toggle the sidebar view by pressing the icon in the upper left of the main view.

You can optionally zoom in on the map. Expanding moves all other grid tiles into a single column, allowing the UI to focus on the map content. By default, the animated map shows the precipitation forecast for the next hour. Clicking on the map label will show the 12-hour forecast instead. Also, use the floating filter buttons to switch the map from showing precipitation to showing temperature or air quality.

By default, Weather defaults to the temperature metric used in your area.[表示]You can override this and display temperatures in your preferred unit of measurement by changing the menu settings (selecting either Celsius or Fahrenheit).

All different weather data available in weather app

Each panel contains visual graphics or charts about different types of weather data. Click a panel to reveal a popover with more details and switch between days. Here’s everything you can access:

Summary of conditions

The first panel shows hourly temperature and weather conditions for the next 24 hours or so. Each time segment displays current conditions and corresponding temperature icons, so you can see the weather for the day at a glance.

Click this panel to visualize the temperature conditions as a line graph. Hovering over the graph displays specific data for points in the graph. The popover view also includes a forecast summary written for the selected time.

10 day forecast

The next panel shows the 10-day forecast grouped by day. It shows the high and low temperatures, and a small bar chart that lets you visually compare the expected temperatures for the next week. Each day’s overview icon reflects the situation and, where applicable, also shows the chance of rain. Click on a specific day to view the temperature forecast chart for that day.

air quality

This panel shows the Air Quality Index. It estimates the number of particles in the air on a scale of 0 to 500. The higher the number, the more polluted the air is, which is bad for your health. Numbers below 50 are generally considered good. Unhealthy levels usually start around the 150 mark. If you’re not sure how to interpret it, click the panel to see more context about the current reading.

Note: Scale may vary by location. In the US, this gives the Air Quality Index. However, the UK, for example, uses a 1-10 scale for air pollution instead.

UV index

The UV index describes the intensity of the sun’s rays and thus the outdoor UV exposure. In addition to your current UV Index reading, this panel also shows when it’s recommended to use sunscreen at certain times of the day. As a general rule, sunscreen and shade are recommended, with a UV index level of 3 or higher.

[UV インデックス]Click on the panel to see detailed color-coded charts and reminders about what the scale means.

sunrise sunset

The next panel prominently displays the time of sunrise or sunset, depending on the current time. This includes visual graphics representing the progression of the sun through the sky.

Click this panel to get details such as first light time, last light time, and total number of hours in the day expected today. The popover panel also includes monthly averages, showing how much sunshine hours have changed over the course of the year.

Wind

The Wind panel displays wind speed using a compass style design. The arrow indicates the current wind direction, and the speed per hour is displayed in the center. Wind speed is calculated as an average over a period of time. The Weather app can also display gust readings. It is defined as higher wind speeds occurring in a short period of time. Click the compass to see more detailed information, including forecast charts over the next 12 hours.

Precipitation

As mentioned earlier, maps can be used to visually display precipitation. But there is another tile that looks at this instantaneous information numerically. Precipitation can include rain, sleet, and snow and is measured in millimeters over a 24-hour period. The Weather app tile shows precipitation for the past 24 years and a forecast for the next 24 hours. Click to see an hourly bar chart.

feels like

The headline measured temperature is not necessarily what your body experiences. It takes factors such as humidity and cold into account to estimate how hot or cold it actually feels to be outside at a given time. In fact, the weather app can tell you why the temperature feels different. Click to display hourly charts, showing data for different days, and showing the highest and lowest values ​​in a line chart.

humidity

Humidity measures the amount of water in the air as a percentage. This weather panel also includes dew point estimates. This is the temperature at which dew drops begin to form. High dew point means high humidity. Click on the panel to see the humidity and dew point percentages.

Visibility

The Visibility panel estimates how far you can see, a measure of air clarity. This is usually measured in miles (or kilometers, depending on your regional settings). Click to see the visibility forecast for the next week and an hourly graph.

pressure

The final panel is pressure. This is displayed as a radial graph from low to high. Alternatively, you can click to display a line chart. Changes in barometric pressure can be used to predict future weather patterns. For example, lower air pressure usually makes it colder and can lead to snow-like conditions. Click on a panel to see daily highs and lows, and see an expanded chart of pressure fluctuations for the next day.

Widgets and notifications

Beyond the app itself, you can also use Apple Weather to receive notifications about important weather events.in the menu bar[天気]Click to open the app settings and set up notifications on your Mac. Choose to receive notifications about your current location and any other supported cities you’ve added to the Weather app.

With notifications enabled, Weather utilizes Dark Sky’s hyperlocal weather algorithms to proactively warn you when it starts to rain. It also alerts you to upcoming sleet, snow, and severe severe weather events such as floods and high winds.

You can also add the weather forecast as a widget to your notification center to see the weather conditions at a glance.To add the weather widget, open the Notification Center sidebar, scroll to the bottom and tap[ウィジェットの編集]Choose.Then from the category list on the left,[天気], then drag the widget to the sidebar and place it where you want it. Small, medium and large widget sizes are available.

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