For many of us, our phones have a weather app built in. Whether it’s from Accuweather or even Google Now’s built-in weather card. But sometimes you want to know a bit more than just what the temperature is. There are many apps available for Android that can do just that. And we’re here to show you a few.
This app from Yahoo is a bit unique, because it brings in pictures from Flickr for the background. These pictures were taken near where you are, or where you’re looking at the weather of. So for instance if you’re looking at Chicago, you will see pictures taken from Chicago there. The app also has a satellite image to show when storms are nearby and you can see when the sun will rise and set.
The Weather Channel
Perhaps the most trusted name in weather, the Weather Channel. They also have their own app and it’s pretty good. It’s also perhaps the most comprehensive weather app available right now. It features a notification that will alert you when it’s about to rain. Very helpful if you’re about to go on a run. You can get current weather conditions as well as it being broken down by the hour.
Amber Weather Widget& Forecast
Now this one is a widget that you can place on your home screen, but you’ll also be able to see the complete forecast right there on your home screen. Just tap the widget and it’ll open the app and show you a beautifully designed material design app with the complete forecast for the next 5 days. Including highs, lows, and weather conditions.
Like many of the others on this list, this is also a pretty comprehensive weather app for Android. You can get current conditions at a glance, and also see what the weather might do in the next few hours and even the next few days. It also has a complete satellite image to see what is going on in your area. And as you’d expect, you can also check the weather in other parts of the world.
AccuWeather powers the built-in weather widgets on many smartphones. Including Samsung and HTC. But here we have the full app, and it’s a good one. You have daily and hourly forecasts available, there are also a slew of custom widgets that you can use on your smartphone or tablet. Once more, it also has support for Android Wear, something that not every weather app has right now.
1Weather: Widget Forecast Radar
Here we have another Weather widget that works with all Android devices. This is a clock/weather widget which will show you the weather for the day and it can be set to update at specific intervals, so that way it doesn’t drain your battery or your data. It’s a great looking widget and an even better looking app, and even has a doppler radar.
Transparent Clock & Weather
This widget here is also a clock/weather widget and is able to show you the latest weather right there on your home screen. Like many other widgets, you are also able to adjust how often the widget will refresh to get the latest weather. It’ll show you the high and low for the day, as well as the conditions to expect.
WeatherBug is another pretty popular Weather app, and it’s available virtually everywhere too. WeatherBug will bring you the latest conditions, as well as what the temperature will be at various times of the day. It also uses Spark lightning proximity alerts to show you how far away lightning is from your current location, in case you need to take cover. There are traffic cams located throughout the US and you can use WeatherBug to view them. Additionally, there is also integration with Nest.
This app isn’t quite a weather app, instead what it does is it tracks storms using crowdsourced data. So you can see exactly how close you are to the lightning strikes and see the latest up-to-date information on when the storm might hit your area. This app works for thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and much more. It’s a great app to have on your device when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
NOAA Weather International
This is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s app for bringing you the latest on the weather. You can get up to 7-day forecasts for anywhere in the world, using this app. If you’re looking for an accurate forecast, the NOAA is the most accurate one you can get, hands down. You can bookmark certain locations in the app to check the weather on whenever you want. Additionally you can see your current location.