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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 the office may say clear for the next hour but it may start raining on me before I get home.

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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.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I live in two locations, and I travel a lot. I’d like to know if it’s raining, irrespective of my current location. I expected the app to support this kind of query!

  • Craig commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    App works a treat for my current location. I work in the aviation forecasting role and would love to have the capability to reset the location to other points around Australia - namely airports that my company operate into. This would be a fantastic option if enabled that would provide additional forecasting functionality to the aviation industry and might earn you some additional subscribers ($’s). Well done so far.

  • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I live in a rural area where rain is very important for our livelihood. We would like to be able to fix our location so we can monitor rain fall when travelling away from home. We love the app!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please allow a location set option. We are in an area the Parrot almost always cannot locate for some reason and instead it defers to Mangrove Mountain miles from us or Sydney even though we are 130kms from Observatory Hill!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yep, can’t wait till the set location feature is available. Not much use if you can’t see weather where you are heading, whether it be flying, driving, riding or walking.

  • Craig commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Being able to set manual locations would be useful, currently the app thinks I’m at Garden island which is the navel base 23kms away offshore, the island weather is completely different to onshore conditions in Baldivis 😒

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Mind keeps setting to a different suburb on my phone but my iPad is different.

  • Pi$$ed off commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Waste of bloody money !!! Failed to load every time!! Didn’t realize that it only works in Australia as well !!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just installed this app today and it doesn’t have my location correct.
    Being able to have the correct location is imperative to the app being useful and working as intended.

  • Chris. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I want this as iv paid almost $3 for the app and it has me located in a suburb that’s 30km away from me. Reallly pissed off. It’s great to have all the bells and wistles but it has to WORK.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would be great to adjust location as currently it forecasts for a town 22km away and is always slightly off. As I am hinterland, in a topographical area, it can be a big difference in the 20km.
    Cheers

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would love to use this app to know the weather at my travel destination. So it will be great to change the current location.

    Let’s say if I want to go to the beach I am more interested in the weather at the beach than my current location.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have had thunder, lightening and torrential rain here at Mornington since 9-10 am it's now 1.11pm, can't hear anything for the rain.
    My Rain Parrot has told me all morning "no rain approaching"

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