12 best weather apps for Android

March 15, 2015
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One of the first really good uses for Android devices was delivering the weather. Although that’s moved into the background, most people still check their weather using their smartphones and it remains one of the most solid uses for smartphones today. Here are the best weather apps for Android.


1Weather best weather apps for android1Weather

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
1Weather has been around for a long time and is not only one of the most popular apps on this list, but also one of the highest rated. It comes with your standard features like your daily and hourly forecast along with access to additional information. There are also some widget selections and the application itself is well designed. There is also daydream support, DashClock support, Android Wear support, and it’s available in more than 25 different languages.
Get it on Google Play


best weather apps for androidAccuweather

[Price: Free]
Accuweather is a free option that gives you pretty much all of the information you need, including extended forecasts, hourly forecasts, and the app itself is also well designed. There are widgets that come in holo dark and holo light that may or may not clash with your themes but overall it’s a solid application with all the right features.
Get it on Google Play
best weather apps for android


best weather apps for androidEye in the Sky Weather

[Price: Free / $2.06]
Eye in the Sky Weather is an app our users requested we try out and it turns out that it’s pretty good. It gives you the weather, has a DashClock extension, and boasts an elegant simplicity when it comes to app design. It’s fun to look at although a few users have reported inaccurate weather from time to time. Overall, it’s a solid option and the paid version just removes advertising.
Get it on Google Play
best weather apps for android


Google Now best android weather appsGoogle Now

[Price: Free]
Google Now has been replacing a lot of things on Android phones and weather is one of them. The app will send you periodic weather updates, weather alerts, and you can even ask for the weather and it will show you. It’s not a dedicated weather app but it’s more than enough for most people who just need to see what it’s going to be like outside. It’s also free and already integrated into most Android devices.
Get it on Google Play


best weather apps for androidGO Weather Forecast and Widgets

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
GO Weather is a long time favorite for Android users and it ranks among the most successful and popular on the list. It has widgets, forecasts, alerts, and you can change which weather provider you want to use. It’s a solid app with some decent features and it’s free to use.
Get it on Google Play
best weather apps for android


instaweather best Android Wear appsInstaWeather for Android Wear

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Many of these apps have Android Wear support but InstaWear has among the best. On top of having weather features directly on your watch, it also contains a set of watch faces to display your weather on your wrist all day long. Whether the styles of the Wear watch faces are good or bad is subject to personal debate, but you have plenty of options to choose from.
Get it on Google Play
instaweather best Android Wear apps


best weather apps for androidRadarNow

[Price: Free / $5.99]
RadarNow is a more minimal weather option that allows you to see weather radars and very basic temperature and forecast information. Unlike most apps, this app downloads radar information directly from the NWS servers directly which gives you uncut, unedited information immediately without going through another weather service. There is a free and premium version with a free 5-day trial of the premium version.
Get it on Google Play
RadarNow best weather apps for Android


best weather apps for androidWeatherBug

[Price: Free]
WeatherBug is a long time favorite of Android users and it was one of the first truly full featured weather apps. Today, it’s totally free to use (without in-app purchases) and while that’s made some paid users unhappy, new users get to use WeatherBug free. It includes weather forecasts, severe weather alerts, widgets, and even stuff like live weather and traffic cams so you can see the weather.
Get it on Google Play


best weather apps for androidThe Weather Channel

[Price: Free]
The Weather Channel has been a long time authority on weather and on Android it’s not different. You can get the forecasts, alerts, radar, and more. Unfortunately the Weather Channel has some unnecessary things like mPoints that clog up the works a bit, but it provides solid weather info and most annoying features like mPoints can be turned off in the settings.
Get it on Google Play


best weather apps for androidWeatherPro

[Price: $2.99 with in app purchases]
WeatherPro is a more simple weather app that is still packed with features. You can get global weather, satellites, weekly and hourly forecasts, weather alerts, and a lot more. The app design is a little old school but no means is it bad. There is also special parts for planning vacations.
Get it on Google Play
best weather apps for android


best weather apps for androidYahoo Weather

[Price: Free]
Yahoo has been very aggressively improving their applications over the last two years and Yahoo Weather is a great example of their hard work paying off. It features beautiful design and graphics with the essential information, alerts, radars, and more. You can track up to 20 cities and even submit your photos by posting them on Flickr with the hashtag #projectweather. It’s uniquely designed and fun to use.
Get it on Google Play


best weather apps for androidYoWindows Weather

[Price: Free / $2.98]
YoWindow Weather is a relatively newer option but has already gained a significant following. It has a lot more flash than most apps with a fun hourly forecast animation where you can scroll and see the weather. It’s a lot of fun and there’s a free version you can use and there are plenty of the basic features.
Get it on Google Play


Wrap up

If we missed any great Android weather apps, let us know in the comments!

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