There are thousands of weather apps on the market. While Apple’s inbuilt weather app is a great and tried-and-tested option, each individual has different preferences and needs when it comes to weather forecasting platforms.
Here are 5 game-changing weather apps available on the Apple app store that you should know about.
The Weather Channel
This app combines a simple and straightforward user interface with additional features that are super useful for weather enthusiasts and laypersons alike. You’ll be able to get accurate daily, hourly as well as 15-day forecast, plus other details such as humidity, UV index, bite-sized weather news, wind speeds, hurricane alerts, and what-not. Plan your adventures with The Weather Channel – and you’ll never have to worry about an unforeseen rainy day ruining your plans.
Dark Sky prides itself in providing up-to-the-minute weather updates. You can view global weather conditions by using the global map to check if rain, snow or hurricanes are heading your way. If you need to head outside, you can plan your outfit without having to worry about unpredictable weather changes, as you can sign up to receive minute-by-minute notifications. There’s also a handy widget that you can install on your Home Screen so that you can rest assured that you’ll receive the most accurate weather updates when you need them most.
WeatherBug has targeted the niche market of people suffering from weather-related allergies. In addition to providing the run-of-the-mill weather forecast, it covers the daily pollen index and specifies which allergies are likely to be triggered on that particular day. There’s also a pretty useful rainfall and storm radar, which enables you to plan and take your umbrella with you before heading out. What’s more – with over 90 countries and 2.6 million cities in its database, WeatherBug is a comprehensive weather app that saves you a lot of unnecessary weather and allergy-related troubles!
Weather Live is the perfect weather app for those individuals out there who are looking to stack their phone with aesthetically-pleasing apps. In addition to the detailed daily, hourly and 7-day forecasts, Weather Live has a highly-customisable display that is designed to suit users with different design tastes. There are 4 different layouts which range from simple to complex, and which can be customised depending on the peculiarities of the area you live in, e.g. if you live in a rainy locale, you might want to place the precipitation parameter at the very top.
This community-driven app is ideal for weather enthusiasts. The data is generated thanks to the painstaking efforts of over 200,000 personal weather stations and enthusiasts. You can join this online community by contributing your observations. Simply add your local sky conditions, and join thousands of other weather aficionados who are as equally committed as you are to tracking weather conditions. Other features such as user-submitted weather photos are also a cool addition to this helpful app.
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