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  1. Hourly rain percentage.

    BOM has a hourly rain percentage underneath the time and icon for predicted weather, a paid app using the same source should also offer this.

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    The problem is that the radar is centred on the radar station, so by centring the map you will have to crop the radar – we can’t make up the data from no-where.

    By moving the map, we’ll just expose an area of the map that the radar does not cover. So to do that, we need to then zoom in, or use data from another radar. If we zoom in, you don’t get more data, it will just get more blurred, and if try to use another radar, then there is a likely possibility that there is not coverage.

  3. 5 votes
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  4. UV and feels like

    Please add UV forecast - we’re in Australia where getting cancer is unfortunately more of an issue than getting wet.

    Feels like temperature would really help too.

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  5. Lighting tracking g

    I have seen that you have a few requests for this and I think it would be a great addition.
    I know that in Australia Bureau of meteorology has active lighting tracking. Other weather apps like weather zone and flight radar 24 also have this feature so the data source might be more available than back in 2016. Just an idea :)

    Love the app btw!

    18 votes
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  6. Location updating

    Would like to see quicker location updates

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  7. Tour/ how to use the app

    A guide that tells your how to use the app to gain sense of the features.

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  8. Rain Parrot does not fix on my location

    I live at Little Bay (on the coast south of Maroubra) but Rain Parrot shows me the weather for Sydney Airport. Although the airport is a relatively short distance from Little Bay (around 10km) the temperature is quite different- coastal versus cement runways. I don’t have a problem with GPS recognition for other weather and GPS dependent apps, only with Rain Parrot.

    7 votes
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    We are looking into some advanced ways we can merge our current ‘actual’ data with the predicted models, that other apps use, to provide a higher accuracy solution.

    There are loads of apps that ‘fake it’ by using these models, we prefer to give the real data where possible, however we understand that this doesn’t work for everyone, particularly if you are not near a weather station.

  9. Wind direction backwards

    Wind direction is normally given as direction it blows to, not from.

    Check Wikipedia to confirm.

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  10. Please allow for Siri Shortcut integration

    Make this useful in iOS 12.
    Happy with it for now but want to create automation

    18 votes
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  11. 8 votes
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  12. Cloud Cover

    Would be great to have a similar interactive/moving style map with the cloud cover. I work in the film industry and this would be a great feature to assist with if it will be a sunny day or cloudy in regions that are not raining. Just an idea from the film industry side :) great app by the way I love it and use it all the time.

    5 votes
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  13. Change Location

    I love the idea of rain parrot for slipping my bicycle commute in between the showers. To make this even better it would be good to be able to change the location so that I can see predictions on when it will rain along the route. For example the rain here usually comes from the W and my commute home from work is E to W. If I could set the location to my home and see that it isn’t expected to rain there for 40 mins then I know that I could get home dry. Leaving the location at…

    99 votes
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    We are looking into adding additional locations on a separate page. Note we have tried this feature and it isn’t as useful as it sounds, as the rain often travels faster than you can. So by the time you arrive at your new location the rain prediction is completely different to when you left as so much time has passed.

  14. Apple Watch screens

    Last update removed two of the three Apple Watch screens, now can’t access radar and rainfall chart on the watch. Could you please fix? Otherwise a brilliant app.

    49 votes
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  15. Add Location

    Knowing if I have to go home and take washing off the line before it rains; should travel to the soccer game or will it be washed out; drive to the beach or will I get there and turn around; go home to mow the lawn before it’s too late or just ray put are things that really make this app stand out.
    I use alternate locations on other free weather apps all the time, for this paid one that looks specifically at rain, it’s a real asset to those that have invested their cash for you.

    40 votes
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  16. Show rain direction on all radars

    Show the approximate approach direction and timing (like is shown on the 128km radar) on all radar distances

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  17. Horizontal scroll dates

    In the horizontal scroll, it is difficult to determine which day the 3 hour block is referring. Is there a way this can be made easier see?

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  18. Zoom the map

    I have no idea if the radar is showing rain over my location or not. I can’t even tell where my exact location is on the map (it doesn’t show my suburb).
    Zoom in on the map to show details makes the information really relevant and useful. So far, I’m using the weatherzone radar map more than this one.

    11 votes
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  19. Radar sensitivity.

    Are you able to turn down sensitivity on over excited sites e.g. Namoi ( Black Jack Mountain). The two lowest indications are not actually rain, just heavy cloud. I have logged complaints with BOM a number of occasions to no avail. Their techs. could fix this easily as sensitivity is adjustable. Even shows major bushfires as rain!

    2 votes
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  20. Radar times (and predictions?)

    It would be good to have times going along with the radar images, as seems to be common with most apps. Just makes it easier to estimate how quick rain will arrive/pass on that screen as well.

    Also, the Weather Channel app has a radar prediction loop as well, which can be very useful.

    Yours is certainly the nicest animation of all the ones I’ve seen, so would be great to add a few common features.

    20 votes
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    The current design focuses on keeping the design clean and removing any information that is not required. The point of the radar page is that it is always up to date, and will let you know when the next image is arriving. The prediction page tells you when the rain is arriving.

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