One of RainViewer’s most useful tools is the ability to share radar animation. In other words, precipitation (rain or snow) motion shown on the map can be exported as a .gif or a .mp4 file and shared on social media, sent to friends or family to inform them of an approaching storm.

Below is a video that shows how to create radar animation. Before watching the video, I will just say that it’s a matter of tapping one button only. Dead simple!

Animation Settings

The animation can be exported as a .mp4 or .gif file. 

To select a file format, please go to the RainViewer Settings:

  1. Tap the ‘i’ with a circle around it (on Android, tap the three dots then Settings)
  2. Find ‘Share animation’ settings and select .gif or .mp4. format.

Animation setting in RainViewer on iPhone and Android

Additional Settings:

On both iOS and Android devices, you can create landscape animations. Simply rotate your device and then export the animation. For instance, this exported animation will work perfectly for sharing on YouTube.

The animation will have the same map type that is set while exporting the animation: on  iPhone - Normal, Satelite, Hybrid and OSM; on Android - Standard, Dark Map, Hybrid, Terrain, Silver Map and Night Map.

Share Weather Radar Animation


Below is an example of an animation you can create with RainViewer app. It’s an mp4 file with Full HD resolution. 

The animation you’ve created can be used as an illustration for a blog post, especially if you write about whether or forecast. The most common scenario is sharing animations made with RainViewer on social media since it is the quickest way to notify followers about upcoming snow, rain or storm event.