These days it’s always great to keep an eye out for the unforeseen weather conditions before leaving for home or office. So I have compiled a list of top 5 weather apps for Android phones and tablets.
I don’t know if it’s just me or everyone noticed that the weather this year has been really very unpredictable. You leave home in full bright sunlight and all of a sudden it starts raining. Few times it happened to me that I left without a umbrella and when I got back home, I was worried if my phone is gonna survive the brutal rain. Thankfully it survived. But then I decided to always keep a plastic bag with me leaving home when there are chances of thunderstorm or heavy rain and keep an eye on weather conditions.
Top 5 Weather Apps for Android:
I have never been fond of using weather apps as they never proved out beneficial. I have used the stock weather app but mostly its prediction is wrong. So I decided to dig into weather apps and find out the best app to use on my Android phone. I came up with a list of top 5 weather apps for Android phones. Which I would like to share with you guys as well.
The Weather Channel
It makes most accurate weather predictions. It has everything regarding weather and each day’s conditions. The weather channel has attractive and easy to use interface. It also gives you notifications if the rain is expected in few hours. It gives comprehensive details of each hour and along with a weather map.
WeatherBug is one of the most popular weather app in the Google Play Store. Apart from everyday’s detailed weather report, it also brings you direct access to traffic cams. So before leaving home you can check the weather outside your office or home in real time via traffic video. It also has spark lightning proximity alerts which notify you about the location and distance of the lightning strikes from your current location.
Well, I love this app. Not because it’s great in predicting the weather conditions but because of its interface. Although Yahoo weather is not that efficient where I live in predicting weather conditions. But it has great interface as it displays stunning pictures from flickr of your current city or location in the background. The background updates frequently. Yahoo weather also displays satellite picture of your area if storm is closing in. Another great thing about this app is that it shows the sunset and dawn timing. Yahoo weather also shows a windmill on the interface. if the wind is strong you would see the windmill blowing fast opposite to the direction of wind. So you can estimate the speed of wind and its direction.
Weather Underground is a comprehensive app to keep a check on the weather conditions. It has everything related to each day’s weather conditions. It also displays satellite image of your location. So you can see if clouds or storm is approaching. While traveling you can keep an eye on weather conditions of other countries and cities. It predicts weather of following days and it also breaks down day in hours and shows the weather condition respective to each hour.
Its a great app if you live in a place which is prone to storms. Although it’s not a basic weather app. It’s a crowdsourced app which tracks storms. Using Storm Shield you can estimate how close you are to the storm and lightning strikes prone area. This app also updates you about storm current location and the time left for it to strike your area. Thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes or floods; This app works for every hazard situations and conditions.
That’s all from my side. I hope you liked my list of top 5 Weather Apps for Android phones. If you think I missed out a great weather app. I am all ears to your choice. Let me know in the comments about your favourite weather app and why you like it?