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The Weather Network remains front and centre in emerging technologies with a new Watch app

There's a new way to get the latest weather info. Here's how

Digital writers

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 6:00 AM - The weather info you need is now available on your wrist with this new Apple Watch app from The Weather Network, released Thursday.

"It's a priority for us to be available on the newest technologies so Canadians have access to the information they need to plan their day," said Naomi Lipowski, director of emerging technologies for The Weather Network.

Here are three cool things the new app does for you.

Current conditions. All of them

Current temperature and any precipitation for your area are the first things the app shows, with a subtle background to match the conditions.

Swipe down and wind speed will give you an idea of how blustery it will be, while the humidity reading gives you a heads up of how sticky it will be.

There's also atmospheric pressure, cloud ceiling, visibility for drivers, sunset and sunrise times and, for the comparative minded, the previous day's weather stats.

Swipe sideways between favourite cities to see conditions for other locations.

Know when rain is coming, and when it will stop

The app puts precipitation start and stop times on the watch face, covering the next 30 to 60 minutes and beyond whenever wet stuff is imminent.

Know when severe weather threatens

When Environment Canada issues a public notification about threatening weather, it appears on the watch. Tap the red alert icon to get the full notification text.

To get the new Watch app, update The Weather Network iPhone app. Open the Apple Watch app on your phone and set The Weather Network to “Show App on Apple Watch” and “Show in Glances.” It will appear on the Apple Watch synced to your phone.

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