Maps in iOS 15 Now Factors Weather Warnings into Suggested Routes

With each iteration, Apple Maps has been getting better at highlighting current traffic incidents and conditions like road closures so you know what to expect on suggested routes. And it looks like as of iOS 15 Beta 3, Maps will now factor weather warnings into your car journeys, too.

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First spotted by Redditor ChrisSDreiling, the latest version of Maps will alert drivers to known flash floods on routes, and offer alternative suggestions that avoid roads on which the flood warning applies.

With extreme weather events often happening suddenly and without warning, this feature should come as a welcome development, and it'll be interesting to see what other weather event warnings Maps is able to draw on – and in what regions – to ensure that drivers get to where they're going safely.

For the full lowdown on all the new Maps features coming to iPhones with iOS 15, due for release this September, be sure to check out our dedicated Maps guide.

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Top Rated Comments

ignatius345 Avatar
18 months ago
This is great! I hope they add other options as well. I'd love a "less traffic" routing option, even if it added 10 or 15 minutes to the trip. I'd rather be moving than do start/stop traffic. I think a "scenic route" option would also be pretty cool for some situations.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mrjetsondc Avatar
18 months ago

Let me guess, only available in America, coming to Australia in 2050. ??
Quiet mate, you have kangaroos and koalas and beautiful women. You’re doing fine.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LFC2020 Avatar
18 months ago
Let me guess, only available in America, coming to Australia in 2050. ??
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Serban55 Avatar
18 months ago
Thank you Apple
Hurry up for other continents too..because this is brilliant
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Khedron Avatar
18 months ago
Nice clear communication.

Why does the MacRumors summary specify car journeys though? Will pedestrians and cyclists be sent off to drown?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Khedron Avatar
18 months ago

This is great! I hope they add other options as well. I'd love a "less traffic" routing option, even if it added 10 or 15 minutes to the trip. I'd rather be moving than do start/stop traffic. I think a "scenic route" option would also be pretty cool for some situations.
Definitely, and with Apple Watch and the health app stress can easily be correlated with certain routes.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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