Film your own weather report and more with CARROT Weather 5.3

Carrot Weather Smart Layout Screenshots
Carrot Weather Smart Layout Screenshots (Image credit: CARROT Weather)

What you need to know

  • CARROT Weather 5.3 is now available for download.
  • Users can film their own weather reports, use new Smart Layouts, and more.

Fans of the popular CARROT Weather app have a new update to download and this one adds a cool new feature for creating your own weather reports on the fly. Other improvements include new Smart Layouts and more.

Now available for download from the App Store, the CARROT Weather 5.3 update's big headline feature is undoubtedly the ability to film your own weather reports. You can use a script that the app automatically generates for you or create your own, but the results are always going to look great. Users can create screenshots rather than videos if they'd prefer, too

Film your own TV-news-style Weather Reports to share with friends. Each video is just 30 seconds long, and all you have to do is read off the crazy script I generate for you. (Or switch to "unscripted mode" to improvise!) Just tap the Share button to get started.

Arguably more useful, the new Smart Layouts are CARROT's way of surfacing the right weather information at the right time, like information about precipitation when it's raining, for example.

Want to show a more precipitation-focused UI when it's going to rain? Or promote the extended daily forecast to the top of the screen in the evening? Well, now I can intelligently switch your layouts for you! To set a layout as a Smart Layout, just visit the My Layouts screen. (Premium required.)

That's not all, either. New air quality data is included, as is a bunch of new achievements for users to hunt down if that's their kind of thing.

Other improvements include:

  • The Current Observations section can now show active weather alert titles.
  • The weather alerts screen will now show a list of active alerts if more than one weather alert is active.
  • The "next day" summary now focuses more on upcoming changes to weather conditions.
  • Added a "compact height" option for the Current Observations section.
  • Added a "weather condition" data point for the Current Observations section.
  • Added a "next 3 hours" timeframe for cards.
  • Improved the feels like temperature calculations for Environment Canada.

Is it any wonder CARROT Weather is one of the best iPhone apps around?

All of this and more can be had in the CARROT Weather 5.3 update — available from the App Store now. The app is a free download with an optional subscription service available.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.