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How many times do you go out with the warm sun bathing your skin just to be greeted by a rain shower 10 minutes later? Reliable weather alerts, interactive radar maps, and global coverage can easily prevent unpredictable weather shifts from ruining your perfect day.
1. Weather Alerts
Before the Internet, you had no choice but to tune in to TV weather forecasts to get regular updates. It was either that or risk being totally unprepared. With the introduction of super reliable weather apps, you’re finally able to take the forecast with you wherever you go.
The only thing worse than living in a place with highly unpredictable local weather is constantly moving between two or more places with unpredictable weather - you just can’t keep track. Thus, having an app that regularly gives reports on customized places is a great way to be “in-the-know” all the time.
Whether you’re taking a long trip into the wild or simply commuting to work, knowing the hourly weather comes in quite handy. With weather hourly reports you can effortlessly plan every minute of your day and ensure you are equipped for whatever comes your way.
Weather Puppy - Forecast, Radar & Pet Dog Pictures
Whenever you check TV weather reports, they always have huge maps that are too general. Knowing the rain might hit in a 20-mile radius doesn’t help much. AccuWeather radar weather map turns your device into the report center point and ensures every piece of information is about the weather in your exact location.
Weather & Radar
7 days a week you constantly run from one place to another and there’s no time to browse accurate weather reports. With a super simple widget, you can get weather alerts faster than lighting.
NOAA Weather Radar & Alerts
Finding out storm might be coming long after it hits is hardly helpful. There’s little use in preparing when the damage is already done. NOAA Weather Radar gives you real-time alerts packed into beautiful and easy-to-understand graphics. It’s kind of like reading the future.
2. Interactive Radar Maps
For most of us, when told the wind is coming at 3 MPH we don’t really understand what that means. But when you have weather patterns, storms and winds presented in user-friendly radars, you can easily see exactly what’s happening.
Being sprinkled by a warm spring shower is one thing, while a full-blown thunderstorm is quite another. Fortunately, you can easily prepare for the latter when you have an interactive map. Quickly zoom in and instantly find out if the storm is coming your way.
MyRadar Weather Radar
If you’re a storm chaser, it’s critical to know exactly where the dark clouds are heading to avoid ending up in the eye of the storm. With this interactive radar map not only can you tell where the storm is heading, but how fast will it get to a specific point.
You know those weather maps that have so much going on it’s impossible to understand if it’s going to rain or not? You’re left confused more than you were before. Weather Underground lets you easily decide what information you want to see on the live radar while ignoring the rest.
The Weather Channel
Sometimes checking out the past weather can be both fun and useful. With the super smooth radar transitions, you can easily go back into the past and visually find patterns in the local weather. Who knows, you might discover something nobody else knows.
3. Global Weather Coverage
If you often travel you know how hard it is to prepare for the trip. There’s no worse feeling than taking 5 t-shirts just to realize a winter coat was the way to go. Getting a global 5 or even 10 day weather forecast can easily save you from having to make impromptu purchases.
When trying to find out the weather, you can also find thousands of beautiful photos that correspond to the weather and the day. Today Weather packs all the information in a super clean interface where you can easily swipe between as many cities around the world as you want.
Weather by Weatherbug
If you want a weather report for another part of the world, it’s best to get the information from their local channels. That becomes a problem when you don’t speak the language. Instead of learning a new language to find out if it’s going to rain, you can simply use Weatherbug’s super accurate weather reports for over 2.6 million locations around the globe.
The world is a big place where every corner has its own climate and weather. Browsing through endless lists is extremely tiresome, but with a powerful radar map, you have the world’s weather at your fingertips. Doesn’t get better than that.
Still trying to figure out if you’ll need an umbrella today or not? Quickly find the best weather report app for you in our Best 10 Weather Forecast Apps.
Best 10 Weather Forecast Apps
Broad Search:Our unique algorithm scoured the App Store and Google Play Store by searching snow forecasts, hourly weather, international weather and 14 other keywords. From there, we retrieved a total of 2,046 unique apps (816 Android apps and 1230 iOS apps) as potential candidates.
Filter only high-quality apps:We then selected the highest quality apps from the 2,046 apps listed. We compared the number of stars, downloads, and reviews along with the velocity of these apps to create a list of the Best Weather Forecast Apps for both Android & iOS.
Rigorous Research by Editorial Team:Finally, our editorial team spent tens of hours checking every single listed app on our Best 10 list, comparing these apps and their features, to come up with the Best Weather Forecast Apps - Alerts, Radar Maps & Global just for you!
- If you are interested in learning more about our process, find out here.
After filtering through 1,235 word search games, we have chosen Word Search Magic as our top pick with a wild fantasy twist. Word Search Magic offers a unique, magical take on the classic word search game you know and love. Wordscapes is our runner up pick with over 3,700 puzzles. You will never run out of new puzzle challenges and you can enjoy the scenic background of beautiful landscapes as you play.Word Games Oct 19, 2018
After combing through more than 1,500 algebra apps, our top pick for tutorial videos is Khan Academy. With handy tips as you work your way through algebra problems, you will easily understand the solution to any problem and get the right answer every time. Our runner-up pick is Math & Science Tutor with over 500 hours of instructional videos that walk you through every algebra process, so you can easily learn any algebra topic without the need for a book!Education Oct 18, 2018
Atom Tickets is our top pick for keeping a personal movie watchlist after exploring more than1,100 movie and showtime apps. With customized alerts for when movie tickets go on sale at more than 20 movie theater chains, you will never miss a movie premiere again! Movie Hype is our runner-up as you can watch the anticipation build for upcoming movies with an exclusive hype meter to gauge movie popularity and success.Entertainment Oct 17, 2018
After reviewing more than 600 spade card games, our top pick for beginners is Aces Spades with 5 difficulty settings so that newbies and professionals alike can easily jump into a game that matches your skill level. Our runner up pick is Spades +. With a handy beginner tutorial, this is a great first step to learn spades rules with no previous experience or knowledge required.Card Games Oct 16, 2018
After reviewing more than 1,300 PGA tour and golf apps, our favorite pick for tee time selection is GolfNow. With just a few taps, you can find and book tee times at thousands of golf courses worldwide, no phone calls needed! Golfshot is our runner-up with up to 80% in savings when booking tee times, so you can play golf without spending all your hard-earned money!Sports Oct 15, 2018
After combing through 349 apps, PGA TOUR is our pick for the best PGA Tour golf app! As the official app of the PGA Tour, it is your one-stop-shop for all things professional golf and PGA, including player scorecards that you can access anytime. Our runner-up, PGA Championship 2018, keeps you up-to-date with your favorite tournament while also providing tips and tricks to make you a better, more professional golfer, regardless of your skill level. Sports Oct 14, 2018
We’ve carefully combed through 573 recipe apps to bring you our top picks and runner-ups for kids lunch recipes. Each one contains a vast range of easy-to-prepare healthy lunch ideas. But if you want your kids to help with the cooking, Recipes for Kids is our pick for Android. Perhaps you want them to empower them to plan their meals too? In this case, consider our pick for iOS LaLa Lunchbox. If you’re looking for something catered to the busy professional and kids alike, look no further than our runner up, Archana’s Kitchen.Food & Drink Oct 13, 2018
After filtering through more than 500 apps, our top pick for stock trading apps for experienced investors is E*Trade thanks to its variety of stock trading and investment tools that allow you to handle multiple investments, not just buy stocks. Keep everything you need to be a business guru all in one place. Stocks, Forex, Finance, Markets by Investing.com is our runner up, with more than 70 global stock exchanges available for you to track, so you are always in-the-know about investments worldwide. Easily diversify your portfolio and manage your investments like a pro. Finance Oct 12, 2018
- wind forecasts
- weather alerts
- humidity readings
- temperature in status bar
- sunrise/sunset times
- weather radar maps
- severe weather alerts
- global coverage
- barometric pressure charts
- snow forecasts
- dew point readings
- UV index readings
- minute-by-minute forecasts
- lightning alerts
- travel forecasts
- air quality alerts
- crowd reporting
- sync with travel apps
- water temperature readings
- tide charts