Pocket Weather Australia
iPhone, iPad, Android
Weather can be crazy, so is our support.
- What does the 'feels like' temperature actually mean?
- What do the numbers mean on the optional Radar Overlay?
- What is Delta T?
- What do the weather terms actually mean?
- How do I rearrange my locations?
- Is this a free update?
- I've been waiting for ages to give you guys more money, why only $1.99?
- I'm happy with the previous version, do I have to update?
- Where is the radar and week view in version 3?
- How do I change the radar? Where is the Synoptic radar?
What does the 'feels like' temperature actually mean?
Feels like is roughly speaking an indication of what it would be like to walk around outside, in the shade. It's different to the current temperature because it takes into account things like the wind and humidity.
Here is the more detailed explanation from the Bureau of Meteorology:
"The apparent temperature (AT), invented in the late 1970s, was designed to measure thermal sensation in indoor conditions. It was extended in the early 1980s to include the effect of sun and wind. Only the modification due to wind is taken into account on this site. The AT index used by the Bureau is based on a mathematical model of an adult, walking outdoors, in the shade. The AT is defined as; the temperature, at the reference humidity level, producing the same amount of discomfort as that experienced under the current ambient temperature and humidity."
What do the numbers mean on the optional Radar Overlay?
- Green number : rainfall for that area in mm since 9am this morning
- Red number: current temperature in celsius
- Blue number: wind speed
- Blue Arrow: wind direction
What is Delta T?
To quote the Bureau of Meteorology:
You can read the BOM's full description of Delta T here.
Delta T is used by the agricultural industry. It is an important indicator for acceptable spraying conditions. It is indicative of evaporation rate and droplet lifetime.
What do the weather terms actually mean?
Weather forecasts compress a lot of complex information into standardised, brief descriptions.
If you're a Detailed Dorris and crave more information about the weather terms used in Pocket Weather, check out the Bureau of Meteorology's page on Weather Words here.
How do I rearrange my locations?
Tap the rearrange button in the bottom toolbar, then re-arrange the locations by dragging them with the 3 horizontal bars that appear next to their names.
Is this a free update?
No, it's a brand new app that costs $1.99 and runs on your iPhone and iPad. We've released 4 years worth of free updates to the previous version, and when making such a drastic change we decided to build a brand new application. One of the main reasons for this was to not force an entirely new app onto people who might not want it.
I've been waiting for ages to give you guys more money, why only $1.99?
We get offers all the time from people wanting to donate to us, or get us to charge more for our applications. We feel that for now $1.99 is fair price for an app you use everyday, and we don’t take additional donations. If you really feel strongly about giving us more money, convince a friend or family member to buy our application instead :)
I'm happy with the previous version, do I have to update?
No. The current versions of Pocket Weather Au and Pocket Weather Au HD will run happily just as they always have. We also have a mechanism for releasing bug fixes to these versions, should they break somehow in the future. We intend to keep the weather servers that these are connected to running for at least another year. That said the new version is truly amazing, and we'd love it if you tried it out ;)
Where is the radar and week view in version 3?
They're still there. The lower section of the detail screen is comprised of horizontally swipe-able cards. Swipe to the right for radar; swipe to the left for other cards including weekly forecast. You can also tap a card to enter a detailed full-screen view.
How do I change the radar? Where is the Synoptic radar?
Swipe the today card to the right to view the radar card. Next tap the radar card to open the full screen version. At the top of the screen you can tap the radar name to switch to a different radar.