Forget about the person who gives the weather forecast on your local channel. There are currently applications for phones that provide updated weather alerts in real time that you cannot find anywhere else. If you want the most reliable and accurate forecasts, you will need to use your phone, not a television or radio. However, not all weather applications are the same. Some specialize in forecasts for a week; others provide satellite images in real time. Here we present our favorites for Android, so you are always ready when you leave home.
How could we not include the Weather Channel application? It is free, complete and has practically everything you need to watch the skies. It changes automatically depending on your location and provides the current weather plus the hourly weather for the next two days, plus forecasts for up to 15 days.
In addition, you can configure it to automatically notify you of extreme weather alerts and you can watch exclusive online content and videos of the Weather Channel television broadcasts.
It also offers a dynamic home screen option that changes according to the time, location and weather and tells you if the weather is good for a variety of outdoor activities. Your weather maps are updated quickly and include lightning information.
AccuWeather is one of the best, not only for its ease of use but also for how complete it is. It includes something called MinuteCast, which AccuWeather tries to give you a minute-by-minute summary of the weather conditions for the next two hours. There are also forecasts per hour for up to three days and one forecast per day for 15 days.
Other functions distinguish it from the rest. You will find information about allergies, sunrise and sunset and news and videos about the weather. You can also submit your own weather reports and videos, and AccuWeather may include them in its own reports.
Dark Sky is one of the most detailed weather applications in the market, capable of informing users at what minute conditions change. Although it is difficult to know how accurate it ends up being, its predictions are not bad at all, and a Dark Sky notification can be the difference between getting wet or not.
The best parts of Dark Sky come with an annual membership of $ 3 dollars; That's where you find the forecasts minute by minute. But it also includes notifications, a widget for the home screen and a summary of the weather of the day directly in your morning notifications. You can sign up to try the free premium features for two weeks, so why not try it for yourself? If you're not interested, the free version comes with daily and weekly forecasts, weather maps and current conditions. Not bad to be free.
Weather Underground (now owned by the Weather Channel) is the largest collection of personal weather stations on the network, which means you'll never be too far from a local weather report.
In addition to local meteorological information, this application is full of data. Presented both in the form of text and graphics, you can find data (current and historical) of temperature, wind speed, daily rainfall and even pollutant information and the current UV index. There are only forecasts for 10 days, a little less than other applications, but as we mentioned, here the important thing is the data.
We also love its webcam section, where you can see photos of what's happening out there, and Wunderphotos, the community photo area. Take a picture and it can be included for others to see.
Do you want to see the whole week at once? No application does better than Flowx. You can easily navigate a whole week of weather on a single screen, with details of wind speed and direction in addition to information on more than 30 types of data. There is a travel mode in case you go somewhere and widgets with graphics for the home screen.
The premium subscription gives you access to a 10-day forecast and more data to consult.
Admit it, consulting the weather is not the funniest thing in the world but it could be. What the Forecast? !! Does the weather talk to you in real terms, with funny comments like Being weather to wear a fedora hat? No, it's never the weather to wear a fedora hat, along with some more common weather data. This keeps you informed of the weather better than you think, and laughing a little bit of the comments is nice. Another nice thing is that it is free.
You can activate or deactivate the rudeness, and as an application for the weather it is quite decent, with the ability to forecast the weather up to seven days in advance and provide forecasts for hours for two days.
If you like outdoor activities, chasing storms or just like real-time weather information, this application is for you. Radars are updated every six minutes and you can see storm alerts. You can also access other data such as rainfall calculations and several other things, none available in an application for normal weather.
This app does not tell you the temperature or give you a forecast. In fact, RadarScope is quite simple. It shows you the radar and now, but nowhere will you find a radar application better than this. For $ 10 dollars it is one of the most expensive, but it is worth it.
The weather from a less serious perspective. Fu *** Weather describes itself as a kind of realistic application, based on what you could say if you would look to see how the weather is. It obviously includes some offensive words, so if you don't like rudeness this application is not for you.
Regardless of how funny, this application is quite good. It contains the conditions of your local weather, hourly forecasts and forecasts for an entire week. You can also see radar maps, satellites, wind and more. If you want to check the fast weather you can use your widget for the home screen, and there are notifications that alert you if the weather is about to get ugly. And if you are the type of person who uses wearable devices, there is also an application for that.