Best Weather Apps for Android

collection of weather apps

by Alex Gustman

Updated: August 29, 2021

Weather apps are able to warn about the ambient temperature and weather conditions. To determine the appropriate app, this article will consider the most popular weather apps. 

AccuWeather

It is a free weather app with the ability to disable ads.

The start page contains current weather information. It displays the actual temperature and feels, % humidity, UV index, wind speed and allergy index. The following pages display the hourly and daily forecast, a map with weather information. It is also possible to send conditions or dangers to warn other users.

The settings contain parameters for setting units of measurement, location, temperature notification with an update interval of 30 or 60 minutes. You can also set a notification about the approaching bad weather, the choice of a light or dark design theme.

AccuWeather

Final Score

AccuWeather will please you with extensive information about weather conditions. There is also an allergy index, which is suitable for users with seasonal allergies. The app is regularly supported by developers and does not contain any significant drawbacks.

Download AccuWeather from Google Play

Yahoo Weather

It is a light and not overloaded weather app with intrusive ads.

The start window contains information about the current temperature. Below is the hourly and daily weather forecast; temperature data by sensation, humidity, visibility and UV index. It contains map showing the temperature and wind strength. It provides graph of sunrise and sunset, pressure data and wind speed. If several places have been added, to view the weather, you should flip the screens to the side or select from the list in the side window.

It is worth noting that the change of the graphical interface is not provided. At the same time, each major city has a corresponding background assigned to it.

The app does not contain many settings. There is a choice of measurement units, the amount of permissible traffic consumption per day, daily weather notification in the morning and evening, as well as temperature display in the status bar.

Yahoo Weather

Final Score

Yahoo Weather allows you to choose the permissible amount of traffic consumed per day, set the automatic weather display in the morning and evening, and also pleases non-aggressive advertising. The most significant drawbacks are an error after deleting the location.

Download Yahoo Weather from Google Play

YoWindow

It is a weather app with pleasant effects and a minute-by-minute forecast. It is downloaded for free, but contains disabled ads.

The home screen consists of an animated image and information overlaid on top. The wallpaper is dynamic and changes according to the weather conditions, as well as the state of the day and night. The smooth transition and exposure to sound some effects adds realism: rain and thunderstorms. The volume is changed in the settings. There is also a choice of eight backgrounds.

Another feature is the minute-by-minute forecast. Just swipe your finger across the screen to see how the weather will change in a specific period of time.

The app allows you to view the forecast for the week, as well as displays useful information: pressure, visibility, temperature by sensation and humidity, and also the dew point, the time of sunrise and sunset, the duration of the day and the phase of the moon. Six widgets are also available for easy viewing.

The settings are located in the drop-down window at the top right. The weather settings of the selected city and the alarm clock are also set there. The app parameters include: units of measurement, display in the status bar, effects and animation.

YoWindow

Final Score

The uniqueness of YoWindow is in a beautiful animation corresponding to the situation outside the window, as well as a minute-by-minute weather forecast. The app also contains a selection of the weather provider and an alarm clock. Ads are less aggressive than those of other applications. 

Download YoWindow from Google Play

Weather Underground

The app is downloaded for free on devices with Android 6.0 and higher. Additionally, you will have to tolerate an excess of advertising, only on the main page there are four advertising blocks. Signing up for a subscription will allow you to disable ads and add several premium features, for example, a weather forecast for 15 days, instead of 10. The subscription price is 3.74 USD per month and 18.7 USD when paying for a year. The installation requires 76 MB of memory and up to 510 MB of RAM during operation.

The home page contains a brief summary of the weather conditions of the selected city: the real and tangible temperature, the probability of precipitation, the direction and strength of the wind. In the maximized state, information on the current humidity, visibility, pressure and the index of ultraviolet radiation is available.

Additionally, the main page displays a warning about impending natural phenomena: snowstorm, ice, hurricane, etc. An interactive map of weather changes and air quality is available. There is also an hourly weather forecast for 10 days ahead, as well as a schedule of the duration of the day and night.

From the settings in the program, only the switch of light and dark design, the choice of the map type and units of measurement.

Weather Underground

Final Score

Weather Underground is a fairly functional app for daily use. At the same time, low optimization and excessive advertising content overrides the existing advantages. And taking into account the price of disabling ads, developers are forced to consider alternative weather applications.

Download Weather Underground from Google Play

Weather Home – Live Radar Alerts & Widget

Launcher with built-in weather and radar.

System Requirements

  • The system version is 5.0.
  • The required memory for installation is 104 MB.
  • The use of RAM is 351 MB.
  • Advertising is optionally avaialable.

Weather Home is a full-fledged shell with quick access to the weather in the left desktop screen. The user has access to hourly, daily and weekly weather forecasts. Additional information about precipitation, clouds, wind strength and speed, as well as humidity. Also, the time of sunrise and sunset, the UV index and % of the moon’s illumination.

Weather Home has a built-in radar with weather conditions displayed on the map. In particular, information about air quality and storm tracking.

In the settings, it is possible to select the frequency of weather updates and activate notifications about changes in weather conditions.

Weather Home - Live Radar Alerts & Widget

Main Advantages

  • Additional information on weather conditions.
  • Radar with the display of air quality and forest fires.
  • Tracking storms.

Main Disadvantages

  • Low application optimization and high resource consumption.
  • Plentiful amount of advertising.
  • The weather is only available in the composition with the launcher.

Impression

Weather Home contains a useful radar function that allows you to track the state of forest fires, the number and direction of hurricanes. In addition, the application displays additional weather conditions at the current moment. At the same time, Weather Home is poorly optimized and consumes a high amount of system resources. It is also overloaded with ads and works only as part of the screen shell.

Download Weather Home from Google Play

Weather Forecast & Live Radar Maps: Weather Port

Weather and radar are built into the launcher.

System Requirements

  • The system version is 5.0
  • The required memory for installation is 129 MB.
  • The use of RAM is 531 MB.
  • The aggressive advertising and in-app purchases are optionally available. Disabling ads for a year costs 6.1 USD.

Weather Port is a customizable screen shell with built-in weather and radar. To access the weather, just pull the widget on the main page.

The app displays the weather hourly, for 5 and 8 days ahead. Additionally, the current temperature and the feeling, % of precipitation, humidity, cloudiness, UV index and air velocity are displayed. It’s still sunrise and sunset time.  

The built-in radar allows you to view various weather conditions on the map.

All settings are applicable only to the screen shell.

Weather Forecast & Live Radar Maps: Weather Port

Main Advantages

  • The presence of a weather radar.
  • View various weather conditions.

Main Disadvantages

  • Low application optimization and high consumption of system resources.
  • Aggressive advertising.
  • The weather is not available without using the screen shell.

Impression

The Weather Port contains a sufficient number of parameters for checking the weather and various weather conditions, as well as a radar with a map of weather conditions. At the same time, the application is overloaded with ads and works only in the launcher. In addition, Weather Port has low optimization and high RAM consumption, so the application is not suitable for working on low-power devices. 

Download Weather Port from Google Play

Weather Forecast – Accurate Local Weather & Widget

Weather with widgets and a map of weather conditions.

System Requirements

  • The system version is 4.2+.
  • The required memory for installation is 57 MB.
  • The use of RAM is 688 MB.
  • Aggressive advertising and in-app purchases are optionally available. Complete disabling of advertising forever – 3.9 USD.

The application allows you to view a detailed forecast for 24 and 72 hours, as well as a forecast for 25 days. The summary of additional weather conditions includes: temperature by sensation, wind speed and direction, wind gust, precipitation and cloud cover. There are also humidity values, UV index, visibility, dew point and pressure.

The application optionally displays a map with weather conditions, sunrise and sunset times, as well as information about air quality with the amount of impurities.

The map allows you to select and visually view certain weather conditions by filtering the parameters in the list.   

Only units of measurement can be selected in the settings. There is also a choice of icons inside the application, widget design and weather design in the notification panel.

Weather Forecast - Accurate Local Weather & Widget

Main Advantages

  • The weather forecast for 25 days.
  • Informing about various weather conditions.
  • Map with weather conditions.
  • Time of sunrise and sunset with the duration of the day.
  • Information about air quality.
  • Setting up the visual design.

Main Disadvantages

  • High consumption of system resources.
  • Aggressive advertising availability.

Impression

Informative weather with a well-thought-out design. At the same time, the application requires up to 500 MB of RAM to work, and when using a map with precipitation – 690 MB. Therefore, to use such weather, you need at least 3-4 GB of RAM.

Download Weather Forecast from Google Play

Weather & Radar – Storm alerts

Weather with built-in radar, notification and warning about weather changes.

System Requirements

  • The system version is 6.0.
  • The required memory for installation is 39 MB.
  • The use of RAM is 477 MB.
  • Advertising and in-app purchases are optionally available.

The application allows you to view the weather by the clock, as well as changes in the next 90 minutes. The weather forecast for the day and for 14 days ahead is available. From additional weather conditions: the value of humidity, clouds, wind direction, temperature and UV index. The app also displays the time of sunrise and sunset.

The built-in radar allows you to track changes in weather conditions on the map in real time. You can view several hours of the past time and the forecast of the next few hours, as well as the forecast for 3 days.

The settings allow you to set the preferred units of measurement. Enable weather alerts in the status bar, as well as activate weather warnings and messages.

The application contains ads with the ability to disable them for a certain period. Disconnection for a year will cost 4.8 USD, and for a month – 1 USD.

Weather & Radar - Storm alerts

Main Advantages

  • Weather forecast for 90 minutes, by the hour, for the day and for 14 days.
  • Weather radar availability.
  • Information about weather conditions.

Main Disadvantages

  • Ads availability.
  • High RAM consumption.

Impression

Weather & Radar is not overloaded with unnecessary functions and is suitable for daily use. At the same time, the use of radar increases the consumption of RAM from 250 MB to 477 MB. Therefore, it is advisable to use the application on devices with 3-4 GB of RAM.

Download Weather & Radar – Storm alerts from Google Play

1Weather: Weather Forecast, Widget, Alerts & Radar

Functional weather forecast with radar and storm warning.

System Requirements

  • The system version is 6.0+.
  • The required memory for installation is 67 MB.
  • The use of RAM is 586.
  • Ads and in-app purchases are optionally available.

In 1Weather, the weather forecast is available every minute, hourly and for 3 months ahead. At the same time, there is a significant difference in the accuracy of the forecast – 1-3 days, so the forecast for more than one week is approximate.

The values of precipitation, humidity, UV radiation, pressure, visibility and dew point are available from weather conditions. For each value, there is a brief description for a better understanding of each parameter. The air quality with the concentration of impurities is optionally indicated, as well as the pollen content of weeds, trees and grass.

The built-in radar allows you to track changes in weather conditions on the map, as well as abnormal changes and disasters: fire, floods, frost, hurricanes and cyclones, etc.

1Weather displays the length of the day, the time of sunset and sunrise, as well as phases of the moon. 

The settings allow you to set warnings of impending disasters, change the background of the application’s home page and set your preferred units of measurement.

The application contains ads that are disabled by switching to the PRO version at a cost of less than 1 USD.

1Weather: Weather Forecast, Widget, Alerts & Radar

Main Advantages

  • The weather forecast is minute-by-minute, hourly and for 12 weeks ahead.
  • View weather conditions with a description.
  • Air quality index with the content of impurities in the air.
  • The content of pollen in the air.
  • Radar with tracking of weather changes on the map.
  • Notification of impending disasters.
  • Low cost of deactivating ads.

Main Disadvantages

  • Oversaturation of functions and non-rational arrangement of functions.
  • Abundant advertising content.
  • High consumption of system resources and RAM.

Impression

1Weather has everything you need to track the weather and various weather conditions. The air quality index and pollen content are available, which will be useful for users suffering from allergies. At the same time, the application is oversaturated, and the functions are not arranged rationally, complicating the use of the application. In addition, the application consumes an excessive amount of resources. Therefore, it is advisable to use 1Weather on devices with 4 GB of RAM or more.   

Download 1Weather from Google Play

Conclusion

The article contains various apps for viewing the weather on the Android OS. The main features are described in detail, which will help you choose the most preferred app for daily use.

And which app did you like the most? Share your opinion in the comments below the article.

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