Current and precise weather conditions (METAR) and forecasts (TAF). Not only for pilots.
Requires iOS 11.0 or higher. Available as free download for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
* Additional functionality which needs to be unlocked (one-time purchase). In-app unlock purchases are not transferable between Lite, Pro, and Mac. Volume purchasing available.
** Additional functionality offered within a subscription. The subscription is valid in both AeroWeather Lite and Pro. Cross app subscription support is only available if iCloud (with the same Apple ID) is enabled.
Plus Subscription (prior to Version 3)
Additional features which generate recurring operation costs for us will be offered within a subscription.
There’s only one subscription type which simply varies in time periods (1 month, 12 months). The subscription is valid in both AeroWeather Lite and Pro. For example, you can also use the subscription features in the Pro version even if you purchased the subscription in the Lite version (and vice versa). However, multiple apps support is only available if iCloud (with the same Apple ID) is enabled.
In AeroWeather Lite and Pro the following features are enabled while a subscription is active:
- Dedicated METAR/TAF data source
- Meteograms in app and today widget
- D-ATIS for about 80 US airports
- Area Forecast Discussions (available for most US airports)
- METAR/TAF alert notifications
- METAR raw data archive with up to 6 months of data back (accessible in airport’s detail view)
- Extreme weather group showing min/max of wind and temperature grouped by continent (accessible via ooo-button in main list)
When using Lite also the following features are enabled:
- Removal of ad banner
Premium Plans (Subscriptions)
From version 3.0 on the app incorporates again more weather data. Due to incurring costs to obtain this data and to distribute it we now offer two subscription levels. The previous Plus subscription is a now called “First” (with same features as before plus more), while the new higher tier subscription “Captain” offers even more data on top of that.
Subscriptions are offered for 1 month or 12 months periods. The subscription is valid in both AeroWeather Lite and Pro. For example, you can also use the subscription features in the Pro version even if you purchased the subscription in the Lite version (and vice versa). However, multiple apps support is only available if iCloud (with the same Apple ID) is enabled.
Better organized with groups
AeroWeather Lite now offers built-in groups for nearby stations, today widget, and earthquakes and groups can be mixed with stations.
Depending on your needs, groups can be shown or hidden in the main list view. Each group has its own settings (“ooo” button) for data format (raw/decoded), sort order, and background color (either white as usual or time-based, where a stations background becomes dark when there’s nighttime).
Adaptive user interface for efficient use
When a detail station is shown you can directly swipe through the list without having to go back and forth which is especially useful on iPhones.
Optimized for any device and also supports splitscreens/multitasking on iPads.
3D Touch support: in the station list you can use 3D Touch to get a quick preview of the METAR and TAF on supported iPhones.
Dynamic font sizes: when enabled (in settings) METAR and TAF texts will be sized according to the devices text settings. These can be found in “General > Accessibility > Larger Text”.
Stay up-to-date with alert notifications*
Define multiple METAR alerts for each station with the following criteria:
- flight rule (US NOAA)
- wind speed (and direction)
- runway crosswind
- runway tailwind
- temperature/dew point spread
- dew point
- present weather
- ceiling (BKN and OVC)
Notifications will be sent to your device if the criteria is met (e.g., when wind is greater/equal 10 kts, flight rule changes to IFR). Via 3D Touch or long tap notifications will show raw METAR.
TAF alerts will be sent when new TAF is available.
To get D-ATIS alerts use context menu (tap and hold) on D-ATIS.
Quick access through the METAR/TAF Today Widget
Today widget for quick access of METAR (and raw TAF) in the today screen and through 3D Touch on app icon.
The list can be set either to manual mode (widget group) or to automatic nearby stations mode.
Help other pilots and users and share the weather
This feature (AeroPix) offers users the possibility to take quickly picture(s) of the weather at their current location. The pictures will be available to all other pilots (on the map or within an airport detail view) helping them to get a better idea about local conditions.
The pictures will be automatically deleted after a couple of hours. AeroPix should be especially helpful when there’s no or insufficient webcam coverage. You could sum it up by: one pilot helps another (of course non-pilots are welcome too…).
Your own pictures are also accessible on the “My weather images” group” (e.g. to delete).
Many other features
- Improved map view with direct access to station details.
- Improved METAR/TAF data loading.
- Improved sharing and printing.
- Glossary explaining the most relevant terms.
- Support of URL scheme to launch the app and show a station.
- Option to use World Magnetic Model (WMM) for calculation of magnetic variation and annual change (in station detail view).
- In order to keep AeroWeather Lite free we added a small ad banner at the bottom of the screen (consider getting AeroWeather Pro to have an ad-free app). The ad-banner can be removed through in-app purchase or Plus subscription.
Share METAR/TAF with iMessages
Send current METAR/TAF (in raw format) through the device’s iMessages app.
Simply choose any airport by name, ICAO, or IATA code.
METAR Siri Shortcuts
METAR requests can be defined for any station as Siri shortcut.
“Add to Siri” is available in the station detail view (Lite) or under the “Location” tab (Pro). Simply record your invocation phrase and then ask Siri later with this phrase to display (in raw format) and read-out (ATIS-like) the latest METAR.
All defined Siri shortcuts can be viewed in “Settings > Siri Shortcuts”.
Requires iOS 12 or higher.
More forecast information with Meteograms*
Meteograms show forecasts for (from top to bottom) temperature, dew point, wind direction, wind speed, gusts (if available), snowfall/ice (if available), obstruction to vision, cloud coverage, visibility, and flight rule
We use data from two sources: Meteograms in the US are based on US NOAA MOS models GFS (for long forecast, updated every 6 hours) and LAMP (for 24h forecasts, updated every hour). For all other stations, we use MOSMIX data from DWD (Deutscher Wetterdienst).
Meteograms are available for about 3200 stations.
Available in app and widget.
Get weather in your language
AeroWeather Lite is localized in Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.
Feature comparison of AeroWeather Lite, Pro, and subscription.
Chinese by Chunnan Liu, 邵大海
Danish by Jacob Olsen
Dutch by Marcel Lindenbergh
Finnish by Mika Hissa, Matti Karjalainen
French by Patrick Scheidegger
Italian by Alberto Antonini, PJ Lansbergen a.k.a. Gran Maestro
Japanese by 寺島千晶
Norwegian by Leif Eirik Skaue
Polish by Marcin Leszczuk
Portuguese (Brazilian) by Vinicius Ayres de Araujo (Comanche – 183.599) based on version by Marcello Marques Loriato (LTO)
Spanish by Alejandro Radina
Swedish by Bengt Bergholm
We are committed to provide professional and reliable services, however, AeroWeather is not for operational or navigational use. Do not rely on this application for flight planning. Data decoding might be wrong due to malformatted METAR/TAF. The data presented carries no guarantee whatsoever as to accuracy and/or completeness.
Lakehorn AG will not be liable nor responsible for any resulting damage caused by using this application.
AeroWeather uses weather data from freely available US NOAA, US FAA and other services, which cannot be guaranteed. Costs for AeroWeather are for creation of the apps and backend-services, and not to pay for any weather data. There are no additional charges for freely available weather data sources.
** Additional features which generate recurring operation costs for us will be offered within a subscription. The subscription is valid in both AeroWeather Lite and Pro. For example, you can also use the subscription features in the Pro version even if you purchased the subscription in the Lite version (and vice versa). However, multiple apps support is only available if iCloud (with the same Apple ID) is enabled. Previously purchased unlock features are not affected and will work with or without subscription.
Get AeroWeather Lite for free today
Requires iOS 11.0 or higher. Available as free download for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
*One-time in-app purchases for additional functionality.
AeroWeather Lite is also available as ad free and completely unlocked ‘volume purchasing’ version. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.