What are the best weather apps?

asked by Anthony Small
26 contributors
26 solutions
  1. 0

    #1Weather Timeline

    Weather Timeline
    This is a simple weather app that focuses on summarising the next hour, the next 48 hours and the next week so you don't have to. Graphs, animated radar maps, extended forecasts, and even almanac data are all available here, so it's gorgeous and powerful at the same time.
    Apps

    Android

    $1.49

    George Silva
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "Now this query actually specifies that it's for a weather app and for Android. The result is also very good as it is indeed a weather app on the Google Play Store, and it has an extremely high 4.7 rating with over 20,000 reviews. The description blurb tells me a good amount of information regarding features for the app and there is a tone of excitement in it which goes to convincing me of the superior quality of the app."
  2. 0

    #2Weather & Radar

    Weather & Radar

    Weather & Radar is an app that provides rainfall and weather radar across the world, customizable weather widgets, current weather in any location, hour-by-hour and 14-day weather forecasts, precipitation, humidity and barometric pressure information, severe weather warnings and more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Ethan Gordon
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "This is an incredibly useful weather app. Because of this, with the weather changing every 23 seconds, I am able to confidently know what exactly to wear on any given day. Also having a rough estimate of what the weather is going to be like over the next week helps me at least kind of plan for the weirdness that is our current weather."
  3. 0

    #3Storm Radar

    Storm Radar

    Storm Radar is a free app that provides a high-resolution weather radar that gives users a detailed view of how much rain or snow is in their area. It also shows how storms are moving, storm tracks, hurricanes, and tropical storms.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Pamela Evans
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "This app for Android give me real time alerts and even rain alerts. This is important to me as I drive long haul and have to be mindful of all weather conditions. The display is easy and intuitive to read. I have no problems using it and avoiding inclement weather."
  1. 0

    #4The Weather Channel

    The Weather Channel
    The Weather Channel is a free weather app for iOS and Android devices. Aside from weather radar, report and hurricane coverage, it also provides national and local weather forecasts for cities. It can also be accessed through web browsers.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Richard Fernandez
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I cannot count the amount of weather apps i have on my phone, there has to be at least 10 i use . But i always keep coming back to the weather channel app. It is the oldest and the most accurate. Any area that i am in i put on the notification and let it alert me of any upcoming bad weather. The alerts and predictions are pretty solid. I will keep using the weather channel app as long as it remains as accurate as it is. "
  2. 0

    #5Radarscope

    Radarscope
    RadarScope is a specialized display utility for weather enthusiasts and meteorologists that allows mobile, Mac, and tablet users to view Nexrad radar data and severe weather warnings. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS, Mac

    $9.99- With in-app purchases.

    Samuel Harper
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Radarscope is a highly rated radar weather app for Android. This is a super useful app especially for those in extreme-weather zones prone to hurricanes and tornadoes. With a live-feed of radar, users can stay up to date on weather-related information in real-time."
  3. 0

    #61Weather

    1Weather
    This app displays current weather info in one view, and a detailed description of predictions in the other view. There is a total of 7 widget displays to choose from.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kevin Chen
    Written on March 7, 2017
    "This was a decent looking weather app. I feel like it didn't differentiate itself well from the other apps though. This was a rather boring, plain app. The weather information was accurate, but it really didn't wow me. It serves it's function, but little else."
  4. 0

    #7AccuWeather

    AccuWeather
    AccuWeather provides you forecast weather, local to international. World class weather radar plus you're up to the minute weather report and current conditions. 
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Pamela Gutierrez
    Written on June 4, 2017
    "Despite its name, AccuWeather is anything but accurate. Whenever it says it's going to rain, the sun is shining. Whenever it says it's going to be sunny, it rains. I don't get it. I guess you could say it's accurate in its inaccuracies."
  5. 0

    #8NOAA Weather Radar

    NOAA Weather Radar

    NOAA Weather Radar gives you real-time radar images on an interactive map enhanced with severe weather alerts and accurate weather info for your exact location. Don't let bad weather take you by surprise.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Jim Gao
    Written on May 3, 2019
    "If you live in a tropical country as I do, then, you would know that storms are a normal occurrence for us. Having said that, it's nice that apps like these exist that helps watch out for storm that might be brewing. The app looks nice and provides plenty of information."
  6. 0

    #9Flowx: Weather Map Forecast

    Flowx: Weather Map Forecast

    Flowx is a weather forecast app for Android boasting interactive weather maps and graphs. Select the specific data that you need from 30+ data types and 16 forecast models.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brandon Harper
    Written on May 3, 2019
    "Flowx is an app that specializes in weekly forecasts rather than daily reports. Not that it's bad. There is plenty of data and info to see at a glance. It's just that it's better suited for planning your next trip and check if the weather will agree with the time."
  7. 0

    #10CARROT Weather

    CARROT Weather

    CARROT Weather is an app that delivers funny weather forecasts, with more than 4000 lines of funny dialogue and some exclusive Apple Watch features.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Tiffany Barnett
    Written on May 3, 2019
    "A unique one even among weather apps with its own personality. It's like your own personal weather assistant with a little snark, complete with lines that it would throw at you as it informs you about the weather."
  8. 0

    #11Hurricane Tracker

    Hurricane Tracker

    Comprehensive radar and hurricanes tracking app, available for Android and iOS devices. You can receive push notifications, in-depth analysis, audio and video updates from a dedicated team.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $4.4- With in-app purchases

    Ryan Keller
    Written on April 14, 2017
    "This app is great. I just wish it didn't take so long after initial release to make it to android. It is the most user friendly and comprehensive hurricane tracking app I have ever used. Everything I need is easy to find. The videos from news stations is rather nice too. I would definitely recommend this app to friends and family. "
  9. 0

    #12Yahoo Weather

    Yahoo Weather
    This app brings you every season to life with instant forecasts combined with beautiful photographs of your location that match current weather conditions.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Megan Mendoza
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "I love this app, and being able to check the weather on the go. The Yahoo Weather app provides you all the details you need on the weather, and I also like the animated future that comes with it. My daughter who is one year old, finds the animation amusing every time I show it to her."
  10. 0

    #13Weather Underground

    Weather Underground
    Weather Underground provides hyper local forecasts and current conditions, interactive radar, customizable alerts, and much more to ensure you’re always prepared for whatever the weather brings.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Sean Hansen
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "This solution only provides answer when the topic seems to be requesting multiple answers. It does go into detail on the apps features and why it might be considered the best so overall I think this is a great solution."
  11. 0

    #14WU Storm

    WU Storm
    WU Storm for iOS brings you the highest definition radar, advanced storm tracking, and real-time severe weather alerts. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Harold Salazar
    Written on May 22, 2017
    "I am not able to access the content and am in the United States, so unfortunately, I have to give this resource/ solution a low rating. It seems like it would be a cool app if I could view/ use it."
  12. 0

    #15Arcus Weather

    Arcus Weather

    Arcus hyper-local weather forecasts gives you the most precise up to the minute weather forecast available. Arcus uses the new Forecast.io (makers of Dark Sky for iOS) API to get the most accurate, and most current weather information.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Christopher Meyer
    Written on January 4, 2017
    "Let me just say, I don't use weather apps that often, I find them kind of unnecessary. But, this recommendation was so on point. The app UI is BEAUTIFUL, it's simple, it displays all the information I need, and it keeps it accurate. This is probably the most accurate weather app out there."
  13. 0

    #16Precise Weather YoWindow

    Precise Weather YoWindow

    With this app you will get full information about the weather, and a live landscape that reflects the weather. Swiping the screen you will be able to see weather changes over time, which allows you to know the weather forecast for the following days. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    James Medina
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "This app really nailed down my local weather for me. It can tell me when it's going to rain and exactly where it's going to happen. "
  14. 0

    #17Weather Sunshine

    Weather Sunshine

    Weather Sunshine is an app for Android to know forecast weather for the next two weeks including high/low temperatures, humidity levels, winter speed and atmospheric pressure.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- Free

    Jose Cunningham
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Weather Sunshine is the best Weather App I have used for my Android App and I have never been disappointed in any way because it can forecast weather for the next two weeks and this includes high or low temperatures,humidity levels,winter speed and atmospheric pressure which is very important.Its been helping a great deal and am happy about this."
  15. 0

    #18Solar Weather

    Solar Weather
    No vector polygons, no dew point calibration and it won't remind you to wear a jacket. Just radiant colorscapes and precision forecasting. A modern meteorological tech-cessory for the aesthetically-inspired. 
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Roy Ramos
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "sadly i have used this app before, it was VERY buggy. i tried this for around a week and it tended to either crash the app or lock my phone up. i would NOT suggest this to anyone"
  16. 0

    #19Weather Line

    Weather Line
    Weather Line is a modern, clean & simple resource to check the weather. (Forecast Graphs + Dark Sky Weather)
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $4.99

    Ishan Sharma
    Written on July 25, 2017
    "There are many weather apps, many are clunky and bloated. This one is clean, gives you the information you want, and no more."
  17. 0

    #20Weather Wiz: Forecast & Widget

    Weather Wiz: Forecast & Widget

    With Weather Wiz you can know real-time weather information hour-by-hour with stunning graphics cool animation and a lot more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Nathan Owens
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Weather Wiz is one of the newer weather apps. It has the basics such as weather conditions, forecast, and more. It has an excellent radar screen. The app includes widgets, moon phases, and more. You can purchase themes as in-app purchases. Otherwise the app is free to download and use."
  18. 0

    #21WeatherBug

    WeatherBug
    WeatherBug has national and local real-time forecasts, news, lighting alerts and radar maps. This widget will allow you to know what's the weather like every time you want to.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Doris Williamson
    Written on April 29, 2017
    "The solution for the weather app for Android is excellent. It takes me to a site for WeatherBug were I can read reviews, find out the rating, and see how many times it has been downloaded."
  19. 0

    #22MeteoEarth

    MeteoEarth
    MeteoEarth is an app that offers interactive global comprehensive 3D weather forecasts.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Heather May
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "One of the best weather apps for Android is definitely MeteoEarth. There are never any glitches, and the weather is pretty accurate. The forecast is in 3D, which makes it very visually appealing. It's my go to app for the weather. "
  20. 0

    #23AccuWeather Platinum

    AccuWeather Platinum

    AccuWeather Platinum is a weather app for Android devices featuring the new AccuWeather MinuteCast® which is a minute-by-minute hyper-localized precipitation forecast that lets you know the type and intensity of the precipitations in your exact street address.

    Other

    Free

    Peter Bowman
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "I used to use wunderground until all of the "improvements" made it next to useless, I'm not usually willing to pay for weather apps, but thought I'd give AccuWeather Platinum a shot. It has the best radar feature that I've come across, and for me, that makes it worth it on its own. The rest of the information is fine and as reliable as these things get, but the radar is the best! "
  21. 0

    #24Prkruti

    Prkruti

    Prkruti is a free app which can track air pollution giving users smart alerts and notifications. It can also give real-time parameter updates like temperature, humidity, dew point, noise, air pressure, and more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Alan Garcia
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "very interesting,very helpful to the society and helpful to each individual."
  22. 0

    #25Dark Sky

    Dark Sky
    Dark Sky is an application for monitoring weather. It has a 24/7 weather forecast, images of current conditions, saved locations, and weather maps. It has rain notifications and a status bar. It is free but can be upgraded to a premium version. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Roland Kendrick Asuncion
    Written on April 16, 2019
    "Dark Sky is known for providing highly accurate local weather forecasting. It gives up-to-the-minute information so you will know when not to forget your umbrella."
  23. 0

    #26MyRadar Weather Radar

    MyRadar Weather Radar

    MyRadar is a fast, easy-to-use, weather radar app that displays animated weather radars around your current location, allowing you to quickly see what weather is coming your way. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Vincent Berry
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "MyRadar is a weather app with a twist as it allows you to actively see incoming clouds and weather patterns. The app allows you to get a broader and more accurate weather forecast than some of the many weather apps that are out there but is mainly useful for tracking storms and there impact on your pending outdoor events."

Summary

Best What are the best weather apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Weather TimelineApps 0 Paid
2Weather & RadarApps 0 Free
3Storm RadarApps 0 Free
4The Weather ChannelApps 0 Free
5RadarscopeApps 0 Paid
61WeatherApps 0 Free
7AccuWeatherApps 0 Free
8NOAA Weather RadarApps 0 Free
9Flowx: Weather Map ForecastApps 0 Free
10CARROT WeatherApps 0 Free
Close

This action requires you to be logged in

Quickly sign in with your social media account:

What interests you most? (Select at least 3)

This will help us to keep things fresh and relevant!

Close

Now that you’ve found a solution...

Why not join our community of sharp minds and pro-active posters?

Be part of a rewarding interactive knowledge exchange!
Close

Join These Inquisitive Minds

Engage, learn and share with a friendly community versed in a massive range of trending topics.