Best Weather Apps

Of course, if you are looking for a weather app for your browser, you should definitely be using Weather Extension. But if you are in search of an app for your phone while on the go, here is a list of some of my favorites. Leave a comment below of your favorite weather app.

Dark Sky (iOS/Android)

Dark Sky is the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information. With down-to-the-minute forecasts, you’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop, right where you’re standing. It’s almost like magic.

Powered by their own weather service, Dark Sky is the best source of accurate weather forecasts to help you plan your life. Install Link

Weather Line (iOS)

Available for iOS, Weather Line is powered by the world’s top 3 data sources, with innovative features like Travel Assist, personalize with 17 themes, animated looping HD radar, and total privacy. Install Link

Yahoo Weather (iOS/Android)

I’m not a big fan of Yahoo’s other products, but I have enjoyed Yahoo Weather for the great design and photos. Prepare for your day with the most accurate hourly, 5-day, and 10-day forecasts. Stunning Flickr photos match your location, time of day, and current conditions. Install Link

Weather Underground

Discover reliable, real-time and hyper-local weather information: with data from over 250,000+ personal weather stations and a proprietary forecast model, Weather Underground gives you the most accurate and hyperlocal forecasts at a microclimate level. Find out about current conditions, interactive nexrad radar, and get customizable alerts and much more. You’ll always be prepared for whatever the weather brings. Install Link


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13 thoughts to “Best Weather Apps”

  1. I’ve been using WeatherBug for years, and have been very happy with it. While I might take a look at these; they would have to *shine* to make me switch permanently.

    When will we see WeatherExtension for Android? 🙂

    1. Thanks for sharing Robert. I’ll checkout Weather Bug. In the future there could be a weather app for iOS/Android 👍

      1. Hey Tim;

        If you REALLY want to make Weather buffs happy; develop a Windows 10 app! The Windows store is surprisingly lacking in good Weather apps for the desktop.

    2. Hi Tim –

      I was initially impressed by the fact that Dark Sky identified my location right to the specific street address. However, they lost me when I found that I have to pay for severe weather alerts.

      Oh well

      1. From my experience the alerts have been accurate. On iOS it’s a one time upgrade that I’ve been using for years so it’s been worth it to me.

        1. $3/yr on Android. I suppose I could just use my Google Opinions cash to pay for it; nothing out of my pocket that way.

  2. Great post. Of all app categories, I’ve paid the most for weather apps. I’d recommend BeWeather too.

  3. Hello,

    On my iPhone I’ve been using Weather Underground for years. I did take last year off from it cause the app was very buggy and their customer service was quite rude. Now last December they did a major overhaul of the app, so I’m back using it and paying. I like it for it’s data from individual weather stations in someone’s backyard. I don’t know of another weather app that pulls data like that. I also use Weather Live. It’s GUI is really nice and has motion. I pay for both.

    Yahoo? Sorry, I couldn’t use them for anything. I’ve even given up my Yahoo email since 1996. They actual track your mouse movements when you’re signed in on a browser.

    I have friends that love Dark Sky. I have also been using the new Climacell which brags they give you street level data. But you have to pay. Another one I have friends that love is Carrot Weather app and they pay $4.99 for it. Seems pricey.

    1. Thanks Bob. Good overview and additional info on weather underground. I’ve been using Dark Sky as my primary for a couple years but I’m always open to other apps and it’s neat to see innovation with weather forecasting.

  4. With Darksky going dark outside the Apple ecosystem, will your app still be able to use their weather data? If not, any ideas what you’ll move to?

    1. Unfortunately not I will have to switch the extension to another api. Right now I am evaluating my options. Don’t worry weather extension will live on!

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