What do iPhone weather symbols mean?

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iPhone weather symbols indicate weather conditions such as rainy, sunny or stormy. There are several symbols in the weather app, each of which displays different weather conditions. Along with these symbols, the weather app also contains color bars that specify different temperature ranges, such as – dark blue means extremely cold, light blue means cold, green means slightly cold, yellow means slightly warm, orange means warmer and red means extremely hot. 

Moreover, it can accurately predict the weather for the next 7 to 10 days, allowing users to plan their future events accordingly. Most importantly, it also has a nifty symbol that can provide alerts and warnings regarding incoming storms and tornadoes. 

After thoroughly going through the iPhone’s weather app and comparing it with the actual weather conditions, we can say that the weather symbols provide quite accurate readings. 

Sky Symbols

The sky symbol provides detailed information regarding the various conditions of the sky. The sky symbol enables users to understand the time of sunrise, sunset etc. Numerous types of sky symbols are displayed on the weather app accordingly. Some of them are mentioned below –

  • Sunrise: This symbol gives information regarding the sunrise and mentions the time and duration of its occurrence.

  • Sunset:This symbol gives information regarding the sunset and mentions the time and duration of its occurrence.

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  • Clear (Daytime):This symbol means that the daytime sky is clear and does not have any influence of clouds. 

  • Partly cloudy:This symbol means that the night-time sky is clear and does not have any influence of clouds. 

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  • Cloudy:This symbol means the sky is overcast and has no sunlight. It means that there is a very high chance of rain.

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  • Cloudy (Night-time):This symbol means that the night sky is overcast and has very high chances of rain.
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Precipitation Symbols:

The precipitation symbol provides detailed information about different types of rain showers. This symbol comes in handy as it predicts rainfall, allowing users to move out accordingly. Numerous types of precipitation symbols are displayed on the weather app. Some of them are mentioned below –

  • Shower: This symbol means there are chances of medium to high rainfall.

  • Heavy Showers: This symbol means that there will be heavy rainfall, and people are requested to stay inside and move out only if there is an emergency.

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  • Drizzle: This symbol means that there will be very light rainfall over a few areas. 

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  • Hail or Mixed Rain: This symbol means that the rain will be accompanied by hail or small, hard balls of snow.

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  • Snow: This symbol means that there will be snowfall, and people are requested to wear warm clothes before going out.

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  • Scattered Snow: This symbol means that there will be scattered snowfall over a particular area or at different intervals.

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  • Heavy Snow or Sleet: This symbol means that heavy snowfall will accompany sleets, an accumulation of ice pellets. 

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  • Blowing Snow: This symbol means the blowing of strong and cold winds, which lift the snow from the ground and gives rise to a snowy wind.

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Air Symbols:

The air symbol provides information regarding the various content present in the air. It also includes information about the different characteristics of air. They also display the presence of dust or smoke in the air. Numerous types of air symbols are displayed on the weather app. Some of them are mentioned below –

  • Dust: This symbol indicates the presence of dust particles in the surrounding air. 

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  • Haze: This symbol means the presence of dust, smoke and water vapour in the air reduces the transparency of the air.

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  • Smoke: This symbol means that there is the presence of smoke in the surrounding air.

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  • Fog: This symbol means that the air is foggy, which means a thick cloud of tiny water droplets gets suspended near the surface.
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  • Windy: This symbol means that the air is windy and strong. 

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  • Frigid Temperatures: This symbol means that the surrounding air is cold and frosty. 

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Storm Symbols:

The storm symbol provides accurate alerts and warnings regarding any incoming storms. They help users to prepare themselves and take necessary safety measures accordingly. The two most important storm symbols are displayed on the weather app. They are mentioned below –

  • Storm: This symbol alerts users regarding incoming storms to help them take necessary safety measures accordingly.

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  • Tornado: This symbol alerts users regarding incoming tornadoes to help them take necessary safety measures and start evaluation if necessary. 

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Conclusion:

These weather symbols are essential features that improve the usability of the weather app in an iPhone. They provide detailed information regarding the surrounding weather and help users take required precautions. 


This article includes a detailed list of four basic weather symbols, and along with them, we have mentioned their respective sub-symbols in an easy and informative manner. We hope this article provided you with all the vital details to help you easily understand the iPhone’s weather symbols feature.

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