With the iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates, Apple is improving the Weather app by integrating the Apple News section. The Apple News module sits under the 10-day forecast on iPhone, and highlights relevant regional news.


In Raleigh, for example, the app shows a story about hurricanes in the Atlantic, and in San Diego, there’s a story about fire season. Content varies based on location, and tapping on a story displayed in the Weather app opens the Apple News app.

Not all cities show news stories at all times, and it seems that when there is a weather alert at the top of the app, such as rain or severe weather alerts, the news module is removed as well. It’s not clear if weather alerts are limited to specific cities, or only appear when relevant information is available. As of now, it appears that the feature is only available in the US.

Apple appears to have introduced the new server-side Weather app module, but it only appears on devices running iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2, indicating that it’s supposed to be a new feature added with beta updates.

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