A weather app will tell you everything that you need to know about the weather. With a handy widget, you can easily plan your day according to the weather.
A fast trip through the iOS App Store or Google Play will bring up a range of weather apps offering everything from up-to-the-minute forecasts, radar-aided overviews, and extended looks at coming weather patterns.
Here are the best weather applications for Android and iPhone users (with widgets).
Image Source: Matellio
Features And Benefits Of The Best Weather Apps
What makes weather apps the best or worthy to be ranked on a list? Well, let’s share some of the unique features that we love about basic weather apps.
Image Source: Fossbyte
Let’s start by saying that we like apps that provide lots of detail. Gone are the days where we don’t know if it is going to rain or snow. What is the temperature of different hours in a day going to be?
The wind movements, heat, waves, and so much more are among the inclusions that give these apps an advantage.
Everyone also loves an intuitive style. Excellent user experience and interfaces are a must for most users. In the next section, we will review our favorite apps and the features that make them stand out.
Google Assistant isn’t your typical weather app, but it can show you the weather. You can ask Google for the forecast, and you can also get the current weather and weather warnings.
Image Source: Android Gadgets Hack
To get additional info on the site, press the weather card. Your Google Feed application does not provide you with as much functionality as other weather widgets or built-in radars, but it is still a viable app.
It’s great for quick checks, fast updates, and extreme weather warnings. As a bonus, it’s free. On most Android devices, the app comes pre-installed, making it easy for you to immediately stay up to date with the weather in your area.
The Weather Channel
Weather Channel’s free ad-supported weather app is available on Android and iOS. With an extended 10-day forecast, the TWC app offers you a wealth of meteorological data, including temperature, wind, and visibility, on an hourly or daily basis.
Image Source: Wraltechwire
To view rainfall and weather events and extreme weather warnings, interactive maps will display the latest Doppler radar data.
Users can upload pictures, tweets, videos, and photos, and the Weather Channel also provides social media tools.
Emergency: Alerts by the American Red Cross app keeps tabs on everything from hurricanes and floods to severe heat and winter storms. It is good to have access to these warnings on your phone at all times, not just during the hurricane season.
Image Source: Lifewire
Not only can you track hurricanes where you live or when you are in an emergency, but you can also search others cities to get up-to-date information. The app has customizable warnings and provides a map with shelter information in the event of an emergency.
You can use Emergency Warnings to get ready for a probable storm by reading the disaster preparedness information stashed away in Emergency: Alert. Both Android and iOS users can download the app.
Today Weather in 2017 was a delightful surprise. With more than enough features for most people, it’s a clean, functional, and fast weather app.
Image Source: Today Weather
The app provides the usual features, such as weather forecasts, humidity, actual temperature versus real feeling, extreme weather warnings, weather widgets, and other valuable details such as the index of air quality, moon cycles, and times of sunrise/sunset.
The radar is one of the most beautiful radars that we’ve used thus far. With optional in-app purchases, the app is free to download and use. The app is available for Android.
It is always great to mention award winners because that proves the apps that we mentioned are not only good according to us, but the world thinks so too. Flowx was awarded Google Play Editors’ Choice: The 5 Best Weather Forecast Apps.
Image Source: APK Magic
Its main feature is that it gives real data and facts about the weather. This application does intense research to provide you with the best data. It is making sure that you can understand more about the weather and its patterns.
The data shown includes features like wind, pressure, temperature, precipitation, cloud, humidity, waves, and lots more. Flowx is available on the Google Play Store, and it is free.
Another award-winner with over 10 million installs on the Google Play Store alone proves that this is a great app. If you need to monitor a weather situation that is evolving, WeatherBug will help you out. You can watch the Doppler radar for North America with the app.
Image Source: Appolicious
It also provides hurricane forecasts, sparks lightning warnings, air quality information, and pollen count data. It has excellent customizations, multi-language support (English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French & Japanese), and weather news.
Since it draws information from weather services, satellites, and tracking stations, with current, hourly, and 10-day forecasts, WeatherBug can provide hyperlocal real-time conditions.
Weather Underground has a vibrant and responsive interface, quick access to weather forecasts anywhere you need them, and enough other features to place it ahead of most of your phone’s available weather apps.
Image Source: CNET
Weather Underground is full of useful data and features, from telling you how long a current rain shower will last to predicting the wind speed in your area next week.
The app’s other features include a radar map, extreme weather warnings, updates from the ski resort, and sunrise and sunset times. An intelligent prediction tool for running, hiking, or any other outdoor activity is one of the app’s best features.
To use it, define the weather you would like (maybe a sunny afternoon) for your excursion, and Weather Underground will tell you when that forecast is next predicted.Both Android and iOS users can download the app.
When the Yahoo Weather app is mentioned, what comes to mind for most users is the app’s beauty. It shows the weather conditions of different times and can track up to twenty cities.
Image Source: Gadget 360
It has an interactive radar and connects to heat and satellite maps, which is a good thing. It can show a five-day forecast. You get weather alerts, radar, and it features the heat and satellite maps too.
What The Forecast?
Even the name has a funny pun to it. This app is one of the fun apps and is among the good award-winning new weather apps that have hit the market. Over 8206 words are included to turn your phone into a weather station. You can get it for both iOS and Android.
Image Source: Android Authority
It includes an optional setting for profanity (on, some, off) if you want to check out that section. It comes with AerisWeather integration, shows a seven-day weather forecast, attaches the current temperature, among other features.
You can listen to forecasts in different voices, and you can share your weather forecast on Facebook and Twitter.
What The Forecast has a free version and Premium version for members who want to take it a step further. The Premium plans are $1.99 to remove advertising and $1 for voices. Overall, it’s a different obnoxious way of telling the weather that makes it stand out.
Overdrop joins the list of best apps as it has excellent features and a good design. As Dark Sky out of the Play Store market, other apps stepped up their game, and Overdrop is one of those stand-outs.
Image Source: Droid Life
It has a 96-hour radar map, over 50 beautiful widgets, and severe weather condition alerts. There are beautiful themes to select from as well.
It gives a hyperlocal weather forecast, which means it runs a constant weather forecast per GPS location. The app is available on the Google Play Store and App Store, and the Premium versions go for $0.99/ month or $2.49/year.
A lifetime subscription for $8.99 can be purchased directly from the Pro app.
Carrot Weather gives sarcastic comments when giving you the weather forecasts, just like What The Forecast?!! It features accurate hourly temperatures, severe weather notifications, weather maps, and widgets to enhance its usage.
Image Source: Android Authority
It allows customization and personalization, and its weather data sources include AccuWeather, Dark Sky, and ClimaCell.
Another exciting feature is “Time Travel,” which makes you view the weather location of any place 70 years back or ten years into the future. Not all these features are not accessible to all.
Some features such as Time Travel would require you to opt into the Premium membership plan of $1.99/ month or $3.99/year. The latter subscription is a better option, but you already know that. It is available for Android and iOS users.
These days you can learn to play the guitar, make party invitations, and even meditate with apps. But probably one of the most useful apps to have is a weather app since, as you know, people love to talk about the weather.
Now you can always be on top of the weather for conversation purposes and plan your days ahead. With these mentioned apps, you can make correct decisions and plans and know that the weather agrees with you.