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Top 5 Weather Apps For Android

 

With the advancement in technology, weather prediction is no more a matter of fortune-telling. With the advent of high-end radars, sophisticated software, and advanced meteorology, the weather can be forecasted accurately and reliably. To further add to the convenience of the user, there are tons of weather applications available that keep you updated with the latest weather conditions. You simply need to download these apps on your smartphone and you are ready to know whether you need to carry an umbrella or a winter cap for your meeting at the café shop.  Android has one of the most popular app stores that have a multitude of apps in all categories including weather and for your convenience we have picked out the top 5 weather apps for Android:

Weather Bug

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Developed by Earth Networks, Weather Bug is one of the most popular weather apps on Android possessing 4.4 rating. This free app features an easy to navigate layout and is simple to disseminate weather info as well.

Features of the App:

  • The app accesses the largest network of weather and lightning sensors across the globe so as to provide fast alerts and accurate forecasts.
  • Offers Real Time Enhanced Pin Point Forecasts for 2.6 million locations across the globe.
  • The app measures “Total Lightning” and offers exclusive Spark lightning proximity alerts for the saved as well as current locations. So with the app you can have mile by mile as well as minute by minute lightning proximity alerts.
  • The lightning map enables the user to see the lightning strikes in near as well as far away locations.
  • The app provides the extended 10-day forecast so that you can plan your important trips and other events accordingly.
  • Features exclusive Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs), Severe Weather Alerts and National Weather Service (NWS) warnings of your saved as well as current locations.
  • The app comes with enhanced interactive maps that feature multiple layers like humidity, high/low forecast, Doppler Radar, wind speed, pressure, traffic satellite imaging and many other weather data points.
  • The app enables the user to have a customizable home screen with live tiles rearrangements and new backgrounds.
  • The Hurricane Center part of the app provides news regarding latest hurricanes and their current track and also investigates past hurricanes.
  • For some social fun, you can click, send and share photos with other users.
  • To keep you updated with the latest weather happenings, the app provides “News of the Day” from the Meteorology team.
  • The Live Weather Cams enables you to take a live view from more than 2000 weather cameras placed across the US.
  • The app also features photo section and album from where you can view some of the amazing pictures.
  • The new Lifestyle Forecasts feature of the app analyses the specific weather parameters.
  • The app supports multiple languages and provides alerts and forecasts in Portuguese and Spanish as well.
  • You can save multiple locations on the app and it also updates the weather conditions based on the closest weather station location.
  • Its new Cold and Flu section provides latest updates on the flu season and health alerts.

Cost:

The app is available for free to download.

Link for downloading the app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aws.android

 

Yahoo Weather

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Developed by Yahoo, Yahoo Weather is one of the top rated apps that has also been awarded the winner of the Apple’s 2013 Design Awards. With a 4.4 rating, the app has an impressive interface which is user friendly as well as informative. Its clean and concise presentation makes it a must have everyday app.

Features of the App:

  • The app provides accurate forecasts hourly as well as forecasts of 5 days and 10 days so that you can plan accordingly.
  • Enables user to browse the interactive maps with satellite, radar, snow and heat.
  • Provides complete weather information like pressure, wind as well as chance of precipitation.
  • Apps offer animated sunrise, sunset, pressure modules and wind data.
  • You can get impressive images from Flickr matching your location, condition as well as time of the day.
  • The app allows you to submit your captured images by joining Project Weather on Flickr.

 

Cost:

The app is available for free to download

Link for downloading the app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.weather

 

1 Weather: Widget Forecast Radar

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Developed by OneLouder Apps, 1 Weather comes with a 4.6 rating and is one of the top rated Android weather apps.  The app has been judged as the #1 Best Weather App for Android by Phandroid and finds a place in the top 25 Apps you should download right now by CNN Tech. With its simple and attractive interface it comes loaded with array of useful features.

Features of the App:

  • The app provides real time local weather and the forecasts around the globe.
  • The users can get the hourly forecasts and the extended forecast up to 10 days along with precipitation information as well.
  • The interactive charts are made available for 36 hours and 7 days.
  • The Follow my location feature of the app updates the weather automatically as you move from one place to another.
  • Users can save multiple locations and can have quick access to the same as well.
  • With the app the user can set a live weather background, dynamic background or can even create a customized one.
  • App comes with reconfigurable home screen widgets including the 3 clock widgets.
  • It comes with LIVE animated radar plus severe weather layers that include freezing, fire, flood, snow, wind, hurricane and tornados.
  • The comprehensive map layers of the app includes array of information like relative humidity, UV index, radar, dew point, wind speed and surface temperature.
  • The weather information including alert text and screenshots through the app can be shared with your friends through Twitter, email, Google, Facebook and other means.
  • The app supports over 25 different languages.
  • The National Weather Service Area Forecast Discussion provides the details of your area from the NWS meteorologists.
  • Users can select the location of their choice using the Dash Clock integration.
  • For the NWS supported locations, the app offers True server based push alerts along with configurable notification options by alert level and location.
  • App supports the Daydream mode (Android 4.2+).
  • Various educational and interesting facts and videos regarding weather are provided by the app.
  • Animated Lunar phase, sunrise and sunset is also provided by the app.
  • The app supports units of temperature, pressure, distance and wind that can be customized.

 

Cost:

The app is available for free to download.

Link for downloading the App:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handmark.expressweather

AccuWeather

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With a 4.3 rating, AccuWeather is an award winning app created by Accuweather.com that can be downloaded on a wide range of Android powered smartphones as well as tablets to have complete weather information.

Features of the App:

  • The app provides hourly, daily as well as 15 day forecast of the weather.
  • For severe weather alerts, the app provides push notifications.
  • When conditions like wind, snow, ice, rain or thunderstorms are forecasted, an orange exclamation point will be displayed by the app.
  • For outdoor activities and specific health issues like travel, outdoor fitness, respiratory health and others, the app features a customizable My AccuWeather forecast.
  • The app comes with Radar for Europe and North America and it also features satellite overlaying interactive Google Maps across the globe. The user can also get the snapshot map view of their saved locations.
  • The app comes with a home screen widget that displays the 2-day forecast with severe warnings of the weather for your time clock and GPS location. Multi-location and resizable widgets are also available.
  • The app enables you to share the condition of your current location as well a 15 day forecast with your friends and family through social media.
  • Videos of weather and current news are available in English as well as Spanish.
  • The app provides accurate local forecasts for around 3 million locations across the globe with 27 different language support.
  • The weather conditions in the app are updated in every 15 minutes and provide latest details about dew point, wind speed, humidity, precipitation, UV index, time and direction of sunrise and sunset.
  • The exclusive weather forecasting system of AccuWeather- Real feel analyses multiple factors of weather to determine as to how the local temperature actually feels.
  • Users can store unlimited number of locations in the app and can also make a choice between 12-hour or 24 hour time display, metric or imperial units and portrait and landscape view.
  • The status bar on the home screen displays the current temperature for your home location or your current location.
  • The summary of local weather forecast provide an overview of the next 5 days and also provides the details of the dramatic events that may be expected during this time period.

 

Cost:

The app is available for free to download.

Link for downloading the App:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.accuweather.android

 

Weather Channel

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With a 4.2 rating, Weather Channel is one of the popular weather app developed by The Weather Channel that has been appreciated by various experts and has been presented with various awards as well. The app provides accurate weather forecast and details so that you can plan your day accordingly.

Features of the App:

  • The app comes with easy to use interface and provides complete weather information including details about wind speed, pressure, temperature, UV index, dew point, visibility and time of sunset and sunrise.
  • The app makes use of ultra-local TruPoint(sm) forecasting technology and 200 meteorologists so as to provide accurate forecasts.
  • The weather forecast is available hourly, daily, and weekly and for 10 days
  • Available in Celsius as well as Fahrenheit units.
  • The map tab of the app features Hurricane Central that enables the user to keep a track of any tropical storm or full blown hurricanes.
  • The localized maps of the app are accurate and fast and they provide past as well as future radar along with severe WEATHER bulletins regarding tornadoes or storms. The user can also select hybrid views, road or satellite.
  • Another unique feature of the app is the presence of the Travel layer in the phone map tab that allows the user to save their travel routes and then see the impact on weather on these favorite routes.
  • The app provides videos of climate change and local forecasts.
  • The app allows you to manage your locations and also edit as well as save the favorite ones to get Weather widgets and notifications.

 

Cost:

The app is available for free to download.

Link for downloading the app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.weather.Weather

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