[Updated] iPhone Weather App Now Showing Next-Hour Snow, as Well as Precipitation, Information in UK

next-hour precipitation iPhone weather app

LONDON – Next-hour precipitation information has arrived in the iPhone weather app for users in the UK, Ireland, and some other places in Europe. I noticed the addition here in London. (My phone is running iOS 14.4.) Meanwhile, Irish MacRumors readers reported seeing the addition, as did Dutch site iCultureDetails of snowfall in the next hour is also available.

Dark Sky Comes to iPhone Weather App

The next-hour precipitation feature tells users the chance of drizzle or rain in the coming hour, and how long it will last. It also gives very granular location information – the name of my building appeared at the bottom when I was at home.

iPhone weather App next hour precipitation

As noted on Daily Observations, the next-hour precipitation previously seen Dark Sky in the iPhone Weather. Apple acquired Dark Sky in March 2020.

Next Hour Snow Information Also Available

The update to the iPhone Weather app also provides information on snowfall for the next hour too. (This came up on my phone because London and other parts of the UK are seeing varying degrees of snowfall at the time of this writing.)

The Weather widget that users can put on their iPhone homescreen also shows this and gives details of ‘flurries’ in the same way it shows ‘next-hour precipitation’.

[Update, Monday 8 February: Includes snowfall information.]

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