Top 10 Best Weather Android Apps – 2020

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Autumn has arrived in many parts of the globe, and it brought rain as well. So, it's quite important to know when to expect rain to fall, of course. What better way of doing that than knowing the weather forecast no matter where you are. Well, no matter if it's going to rain, snow, or the sun will dominant all day, it's always good to know what to expect. That's actually why we decided to compile a list of our favorite weather apps for Android, which we do believe are amongst the best ones.

In the list down below, you'll find 10 applications in total. They are not listed in any specific order, by the way. These are only our favorite weather apps for Android, there are many more available in the Google Play Store. These certainly are amongst the best ones, though. Each of these apps has something different to offer, compared to all the rest. Some put more focus on the design of the UI, while others focus more on the sheer amount of info they share. They're all free to use, though some do come with in-app purchases. If you're on the lookout for a new weather app, read on.

Top 10 Best Weather Android Apps 2020

Below is a quick overview of the top 10 best weather Android apps for 2020, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
Weawow$2-$50
ClimaCell$2.99-$19.99
Yahoo Weather
AccuWeather$0.99-$8.99
WeatherBug$3.99-$99.99
YoWindow$0.99-$9.99
Overdrop$1.49-$17.99
Yandex.Weather
Windy.com$1.99-$114.99
Today Weather$0.99-$6.99

Top 10 Best Weather Android Apps 2020 Downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app's Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

Best Weather Android App For Most Users

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Weawow

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.4+

Weawow app managed to get extremely popular since it launched, and there's a good reason for that. This is an excellent app, and users realized that quickly. It is currently holding a 4.9-star rating in the Play Store after over 260,000 reviews, which is saying something. Some people see it as a great Dark Sky alternative, while others simply love this app's combination of simplistic design and useful features.

Weawow's UI is spot on. It looks simplistic, and it's just a joy to use. This app actually uses photos shared by its users, and matches them with weather conditions. You'll get tons of useful info here, including highest and lowest temperature, apparent temperature, probability of rain, UV index, wind direction, air quality, pollen, clouds cover, atmospheric pressure, and so much more. Useful widgets are also included, and many more features.

Download Weawow

Best Weather Android App For Accuracy

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ClimaCell

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

ClimaCell is a newer app, at least compared to others on this list. This app is quite great, though, and extremely accurate as well. It offers minute-by-minute, and street-by-street forecasts, which can come in quite handy. It analyses weather at 1,600 feet resolution (500 meters). The app will also provide you with severe weather alerts, and safety tips from the National Weather Service.

That's not all, though. Tons of useful information can be found inside this app, weather-related, of course. You'll get all the basics, such as the temperature, predictions for every hour remaining in the day, and so on. On top of that, this app looks great. It offers that minimalistic look that most people really like, and it does a great job at it. The design is not boring or anything of the sort, as plenty of color is used as well.

Download ClimaCell

Best Weather Android App For Animated Scenography

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Yahoo Weather

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Yahoo Weather has been around for a long, long time. The company is not exactly in the center of attention any longer, but this app is still doing really well. Yahoo Weather is a very reliable application, which offers a slightly different design than most other weather apps. The design is kind of minimalistic, but thanks to that see-through background, it puts a different spin on things.

It also offers animated scenography based on the time of day and weather conditions, that also makes it kind of unique. You'll also find some nice-looking photos from Flickr included here, while you can track a ton of cities and destinations if you want. You can browse interactive maps, and get radar, satellite, heat, and snow information. This app is also enabled for TalkBack, in case you need that feature.

Download Yahoo Weather

Best Weather Android App For Detailed Forecast

AccuWeather

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

AccuWeather is easily one of the best-known weather apps for Android. This app has been around for a long time, and even though it received quite a few negative reviews in the Play Store lately due to some issues, it's still one of the best weather apps around. This app offers tons of options for you, and it shares a ton of weather-related information as well. All that packed into a really nice-looking package.

This app comes with a 'conditional background feature', which essentially means that the background will be changed based on various conditions. Live weather forecast information can be accessed here, while several weather warnings will be sent out to you. You'll get all the basic information you may want, while the app also provides a daily snapshot of vital stats and detailed live radar maps.

Download AccuWeather

Best Weather Android App For Lightning Alerts

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WeatherBug

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

WeatherBug is, without a doubt, one of the best weather apps for Android. On top of being really accurate, it delivers some unique features. One such example is 'Spark', which provides lightning alerts. The app also has animated weather maps, 18 of them, actually. It can provide weather for over 2.6 million locations all over the world. You'll also get news alerts and featured videos about local conditions and events inside this app.

Weather forecasts and conditions are, of course, included. You will get real-time weather conditions here, and detailed hourly and 10-day forecasts. Doppler radar animation for precipitation is included, and much more. Information regarding air quality, pollen count, hurricanes, and fire are also included here. The app's UI also looks really good, by the way, and that's a huge plus.

Download WeatherBug

Best Weather Android App For Widget Options

YoWindow

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

YoWindow is one of those nice-looking apps that also offer quite a few widget options. If you like having a weather widget on your home screen, you should try this app out. There are several widgets to choose from here. You can opt for a clock and weather widget, or for a weekly weather forecast one. A 14-day forecast widget is also an option, and a widget for today's weather as well.

These widgets are extremely simple in terms of the design, and won't clutter up your home screen by a significant degree. The app's forecast information is also really nice, and it even offers scenic photo-landscapes from some cities in the US, and around the world. The app's design is very simple as well. It combines a nice landscape background with white-colored weather information.

Download YoWindow

Best Weather Android For UI Design

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Overdrop

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

Overdrop is one of the nicest-looking weather apps I've stumbled upon. This application comes with a really minimalistic, and yet excellent-looking UI design. On top of that, it's extremely functional as well. It did not get the popularity some other apps on this list have, but this application is worth trying out, at the very least. The app actually offers over 50 widgets for you to choose from, from white to gray and OLED black.

Overdrop delivers detailed hyperlocal weather data, and can also notify you when severe weather conditions are expected. The app provides a 24-hour forecast, and also a 7-day forecast. Weather notifications are customizable from within the app, and you can also check out radar maps if you want. This app relies on three weather providers, and the developer also says that your privacy is safe, as your data never leaves the device.

Download Overdrop

Best Weather Android App For Gesture Navigation

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Yandex.Weather

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

Yandex.Weather is yet another really popular, and quite compelling app for Android. This application also comes with a minimalistic UI, but also much more than that. This app also packs in gesture navigation, which is not something you'd expect. So, if you swipe up on the main screen, you'll see a daily forecast. Swiping right will get you hourly air temperature changes, while swiping left will reveal wind speed, humidity, and air pressure conditions.

The app also offers home screen and notification panel widgets. You can set predetermined locations for weather information, if that's what you need. The app doesn't have a ton of feature slike some other apps do, but all the basics are here. The most important of all, the app works really well, it's smooth, and a joy to use overall.

Download Yandex.Weather

Best Weather Android App For Radar & Satellite Forecast

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Windy.com

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

If you like to have access to radar and satellite forecast, well, Windy.com is the app for you. The developer claims that this app is used by professional pilots, paragliders, skydivers, and much more. Well, we can see why, as radar and satellite forecast can reveal a ton of accurate information. This app can be extremely useful if you're planning a trip to nature, or perhaps plan on doing some sports activities out of the city. You don't want to be unprepared.

Windy actually brings you all the leading forecasting models, including global ECMWF and GFS, plus local NEMS, AROME and ICON (for Europe), and NAM (for the US). There are 40 weather maps available inside. From wind, rain, temperature, and pressure, to swell or CAPE index, you'll get all the necessary information. The image frequency for the global satellite is 5-15 minutes, based on area, and the doppler radar covers large parts of Europe, America, Asia, and Australia.

Download Windy.com

Best Weather Android App For Data Sources

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Today Weather

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

Today Weather is an app that collects weather data from 10 sources. Thos sources include National Weather Service (weather.gov), Accuweather.com, Here.com, Dark Sky, Foreca.com, Weather.gc.ca, Weatherbit.io, Open Weather Map, Yr.no, and Smhi.se. You'll get a ton of information in this app, and the app's UI is one of the best we've seen. It's simple, and yet really easy to use.

Rain and snow alarm option is available here, the app can notify you. The same goes for severe weather alerts, while the radar option can be accessed as well. You can see daily and weekly forecast without a problem. A widget for quick-view weather forecast is available as well. All other, regular information is visible too, such as actual temperature, humidity, dew point, air pressure, wind speed and direction, and more.

Download Today Weather