Explore more than 50 meteorological layers with interactive 3D maps, as well as monitor climate changes above the poles, with the Ventusky app for iPhone and iPad. Aside from 3D maps, the new version also lets you monitor climate changes above the Earth’s poles.

For those wondering, classic 2D maps cannot visualize the weather near the poles.

With as many as fifty meteorological layers at your disposal in Ventusky, weather fans are now able to monitor complex phenomenons including jet stream, stratospheric warming, polar vortex, hurricanes and other elements that occur in higher layers of the atmosphere.

From the blurb:

The app combines highly accurate weather forecast for your location with a 3D map showing development of weather in a broader area in a very interesting way. This allows you to see where precipitation is going to come from or where the wind is blowing from.

Ventusky owes its uniqueness to the amount of data displayed.

The app’s forecast of weather, precipitation, wind, cloud cover, atmospheric pressure, snow cover and other meteorological data for different altitudes is available for the whole world.

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Among the meteorological layers available in the app is a newly added layer that shows new snow cover, allowing you to easily see how much snow will fall in the upcoming days.

What this does is enable the more experienced users like meteorologists and climatologists to monitor the climatic changes and make long-term weather forecasts. As a nice example, researches have recently discovered that sudden warming in the stratosphere above the North Pole can lead to arctic blasts all across Europe and North America.

According to the app’s creator David Prantl from Czech Republic, Ventusky is the only native app on iOS and Android that can display more than 50 meteorological layers on a 3D globe.

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Your weather forecast for the first three days is available in Ventusky in convenient one-hour steps and three-hour steps for other days. Other highlights include wind animations, the ability to look up sunrise and sunrise times for a given place, support for the numerical models that up until recently used to be predominantly used by meteorologists, plus several other perks.

For more information, visit the official website at ventusky.com.

Ventusky for iPhone and iPad is $2.99 on App Store.