These updates seem to come around quickly :)
Release 2.5.2 should be hitting the store soon.
The main update is full support for iOS14 widgets, in small, medium and large configurations.
The widgets can be customised for any of your favourite places, edit the widget and choose a place from the list. If you don't have any favourites then the last location you viewed should be in the list.
The widgets update on average once an hour, sometimes sooner, but out of our control - it's down to the device.
The small widget displays the next weather highlight. This could be the time when it will next rain, sunrise, sunset, moon rise, tomorrows weather etc. The idea is the highlight is displayed when you need it, so you will find them change throughout the day. I plan to add more highlights in the future, probably starting with twilight times.
The medium widget displays the next highlight and the one after that. For example you might get rain starting at 5pm as the next and sunset at 5:20pm as the one after.
The large widget displays a comprehensive smart forecast for the next hour, some data for the day; low temperature, high temperature etc and the summary for the day and night. These are using our weather text generator so should feel familiar. When evening comes around then we display the night summary and a summary for tomorrow.
All three widgets will also report the number of alerts and the highest severity - similar to the alert indicator in the main app.
Tap on a widget to load that place straight into the main app.
These weather highlights are also available on the Apple Watch if you find you enjoy them on your iPhone / iPad.
Other changes ...
I have reviewed all the complications on the different watch faces and fixed many (small) bugs I found.
There is some confusion with some of the complications, especially if visually they use the Apple Watch gauge widget. The problem is Voiceover reads the percentage fill amount of the gauge and I can't find a way to switch off. So, it gets a little confusing as we also have percentages for chance of rain etc. I can confirm the Apple complications have the same problem, so hopefully Apple will fix in the future.
The other changes are mostly bug fixes which were discovered in beta or reported to me for release 2.5.1.
An update on AerisWeather ... I know many people in the UK and Europe are somewhat disappointed with the accuracy of our new provider - I am too. The good news is I have been raising bugs and they respond quickly with fixes. I also spoke to them directly this week and took them through all the problems we still have. They have pledged to fix some of these after thanksgiving and some of the more challenging ones early in the new year.
Many thanks to our beta testers and translators. Your commitment and contribution to the app is much appreciated. Thank you.
One final snippet ... I have Weather Gods running on the Mac, in preparation for Apple Silicon Macs. If anyone has a new Apple Silicon Mac and would like to help test then please get in touch - especially as I don't know my way around Voiceover on the Mac, special keys, gestures etc. Thanks.
I hope you enjoy the new widgets!