Best weather apps – Android, iPhone and Windows 8

These are the best weather apps for Android, iPhone and Windows 8

The best weather apps

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AccuWeather for iPhone – free, for iOS
AccuWeather has long been one of the unofficial kings of the weather app scene, thanks to offering some great, detailed, and completely free weather forecasting apps. Stay connected to the latest forecast with AccuWeather – Weather for Life. This free, award winning weather app features the new AccuWeather MinuteCast®, the leading minute-by-minute precipitation forecast that is hyper-localized to your exact street address. Now supporting iOS 8!

Weather+ – free, for iOS
A very cute little thing offering an HTC-like flip clock above its weather status reports, which tell you about wind speed, humidity, pressure and more, alongside custom location settings letting you voyeuristically spy on weather in other parts of the world.

The Weather Channel – free, for Android
The Weather Channel’s app takes data to the next level, offering hourly updates and even breaking it down into simple “plain English” alerts. If it thinks it’s going to rain at half past four, it’ll tell you as much. The app also goes 10 days out into the future with its long-range predictions, with some really, really nice, clean widgets to jazz up your Home screen. It’s another gorgeous app

Met Office Weather application – free, for iOS
The UK’s famous bearer of bad news has an incredibly complex app out for iOS (and also Android and WP), offering our familiar weather warnings, long range forecasts and more. The app gives out five-day forecasts covering over 5,000 UK spots, using geo data to automatically find the exact tree you’re hiding under. It also gives you the “feels like” temperature and wind speeds, so you know if you need to jumper-up for the dangerous run to the newsagent.

WeatherBug – free, for Android
WeatherBug is a fast, beautiful, easy-to-use app that uses the best real-time, neighborhood-level weather data to help you Know Before™. Get access to the world’s largest network of professional weather and lightning sensors for the most accurate forecasts, the fastest severe weather alerts and more. Only WeatherBug provides exclusive Spark™ lightning proximity alerts for your current and saved locations. Find out exactly how far away lightning is to you and stay safer!

Yahoo Weather – free, for Android
The big search company also does a fine weather app, with its complex tool offering some beautiful transparent widgets, even supporting Android 4.2’s new lock screen widget system. Another big selling point is the inclusion of crowd-sourced photos, which pulls in some great snaps from users via Yahoo’s Flickr imaging portal. It’s not the most detailed weather app, but it’s definitely one of the prettiest.


Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.

Supported Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese