Why would anyone want to install smartphone weather apps and weather widgets on their Android in the first place?
I'll tell you!
Here are some examples that will show you the benefits of weather apps:
- You could reschedule an event or meeting if you knew it might rain or storm,
- You could go with an umbrella if you knew it might rain or go out with sunglasses if it'll be a sunny day,
- You could even plan an occasion or a big day, depending on if you want one when it rains, shines or snow.
Now all these can be made possible with the use of the accurate weather forecast apps for Android.
Gone are the days when some used the color of the sky to predict if it was going to rain, or shine,
The days when we relied on the radio or the day's newspaper to give us information about the weather
The days when some who know how to read the wind's direction to used it to stipulate the weather conditions.
While these may work sometimes, at other times, it is a prediction gone wrong.
But If it did work, i bet you can't still use these methods to predict how the weather will be two days from now.
The same is not the case for each of these apps, as they give the future trend of the weather to the highest degree of accuracy using artificial intelligence.
And it gets better.
Other than their level of accuracy and giving precise information, they can predict the weather condition in days ahead irrespective of your location.
They are simple enough to be read and understood such that you don't need the man from the weather channel to explain it to you.
Given below, is a list of the most accurate weather apps for Android in 2017 that provide weather notifications.
They will help you decide what to do at which point in time instead of trusting your gut feeling.
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Most Accurate Weather Apps for Android
Weather apps are very important such that most Android phones come preinstalled with a stock weather app or widget.
These are several best free weather app for Android OS, like Weather timeline app, Dark clouds app,
Dark sky app, and more sophisticated ones are also listed below.
Forecaster is a free weather app for Android that gives rain alerts and in each hour, it gives a minute-to-minute forecast of when it is going to rain in the US, UK and Ireland.
The weather estimate for the next 7 days ahead can be conveniently handled by this app.
It maintains a moderate design, more focused on the features it can deliver like displaying the following week's forecast with color-coded lines to keep you informed.
Forecaster Google PlayStore Download
2. Weather Underground
This is one of the best free weather apps for Android that gives local weather forecasts, incorporating notifications and satellite maps.
This app makes use of a community of about 250,000 Weather enthusiasts who report the current weather condition in their area.
Based on the data gathered from their reports, a forecast of the weather is made including the humidity, temperature, wind speed, dew point and visibility.
It also uses an interactive Map with animated radar and satellite to display the different climate stations in your environment.
Using Google Maps, you can pick any location in the world and this app will forecast its weather for the next few hours, days and even 10 days ahead.
Other than forecasts, you also get health news on monitoring air quality, UV risk and local flu outbreaks.
All these features can be accessed on the free and paid versions of the app, but you'll have ads to deal with using the free version.
Weather Underground Google PlayStore Download
3. Weather by Weather Bug
It won the award of the Best Weather App in 2016 and is still being rated as one of the best in 2017.
This app, gives real time weather reports on an hourly basis, and can estimate ahead of a 10 day interval.
Severe weather information such as a dangerous lightning keeps you out of harm's way thanks to this app.
It includes traffic conditions, heat index, humid, UV, Doppler radar, local radar, pressure and temperature, precipitation in its weather reports.
It also has several weather related widgets to take advantage of , provides a forecast of 10 days ahead and gives you up to 18 weather maps.
There is a free and paid version of this app, giving users the basic features of weather apps and allowing them decide to move to more premuim ones.
WeatherBug Google PlayStore Download
4. Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather
Dark Sky is a daily weather app for Android that gives a minute-by-minute forecast of the current location one is.
Its information is more precise, telling you the exact minute it will rain, storm or snow.
Dark Sky's major feature is to notify you every morning of a bad weather, for how long it'll be and generally, when it's most likely going to end.
All these notifications you get on your Android's Homescreen using its widget, which means you do not have to launch the app first.
Its design as with the other apps is very simple yet elegant and there is no free version to this app if one does not consider it's trial version of two weeks.
Its paid version requires only $2.99 subscription fee each year to access the features of this app.
Dark Sky Google PlayStore Download
5. Arcus Weather
Arcus Weather displays weather forecasts on a minute-to-minute basis which is the easiest to understand coupled with its detailed graphs.
For instance, you can get a weather report of:
"Heavy rain starting in 5 minutes, for the next 20 minutes".
You don't only get the exact minute it'll rain, but how long it'll rain from that time.
It shows the radar, precipitation and temperature for the days and gives severe weather alerts.
It also has a widget for displaying the weather on the homescreen, and it can deliver weather news for 10 different locations.
Arcus Weather Google PlayStore Download
6. AccuWeather Platinum
Using your current GPS location, AccuWeather Platinum weather app for Android shows real-time weather maps forecasting the weather and radar changes in the next 2 hours.
There is also a Minute forecast on the app, for a precipitation type and intensity information on a minute basis.
This apps uses animation to display weather data and can predict the weather changes such as when it is going to storm, snow, rain, or be windy, for 15 days ahead and in any part of the world.
Its weather predictions covers geographical locations in countries like Ireland, United States, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Finland,, Switzerland, and Netherlands.
This report is updated every 15 minutes, to keep you informed with what's the weather trend.
AccuWeather Platinum Google PlayStore Download
7. Weather Wiz
It is an hour-hour weather app that can give a 10 day weather estimate in units like Celsius, Kilometer, meters..
You get information about the climate changes in your region, the moon phase, sun status and the radar features.
You can also manually set the weather update frequency to either minutes, hours, days or weeks.
Its design is good, providing custom themes to enable your customize the app to the appearance you feel is the best.
Weather Wiz Google PlayStore Download
8. GO Weather Forecast & Widgets
GO Weather Forecast & Widgets is a free weather app for Android that gives the weather forecast of any city or country in real-time.
It provides forecast on an hourly and 10 days basis with detailed climate reports such as the temperature, pollen counts, visibility, humidity, UV index, radar, sunrises & sunset time and satellite images.
Not only does it provide the listed above, but an elegant design gives it an attractive interface and several widgets (clock widget) in 2*1, 4*1, 4*2, 5*1, 5*2 dimensions.
GO Weather Forecast & Widgets Google PlayStore Download
9. Weather Timeline
Interms of design, this app has got it with its appealing interface.
It gives an hour-hour weather forecast showing the expected sunrise, sunset, temperature and precipitation.
It can also predict weather changes in two days time and the following week.
For selected cities, this app delivers daily weather warnings.
Weather Timeline Google PlayStore Download
10. Yahoo Weather
Yahoo Weather is one of the best weather apps in 2017 powered by Microsoft.
Its forecasts gives an hourly, 5 days and 10 days estimate of the climatic conditions such as pressure and precipitation, with detailed information its changes.
There is an animated sunrise, sunset, wind, and pressure modules, and interactive maps depicting satellite, radar, heat, and snow.
It can keep track of the weather conditions in 20 cities, uses images from Flickr's large gallery, and also allows users to submit their own weather images when they join #projectweather on Flickr.
Being able to track a user's location via GPS, it can accurately predict the weather changes even 10 days from the current day.
Yahoo Weather Google PlayStore Download
Each of these apps serves to provide you with the weather condition in your area.
While one may outperform the other, each is still unique in its own way, hence being classified as one of the best weather apps for Android in 2018.
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