Best weather radar apps: discover, compare, choose!

Find all the best apps for Android, iOS, Windows, and Windows Phone to help you forecast the weather in your area or where you are traveling.

Apps have made forecasting the weather far easier than used to be. There are numerous tools out there, all claiming to offer the most accurate prediction of whether the weekend will be sunny or stormy. However, some are more accurate and easier to use than others. This can be a real problem, for making plans – after all if you are planning a BBQ for Saturday and your app is telling you to plan for balmy temperatures, the last thing you want to see is snow. So, if you would rather know the weather before stepping outside your front door, we have a comparison of the best weather apps and widgets for Android.

Compare the best weather and weather radar apps

Android versions comparison

1.AccuWeather

AccuWeather offers worldwide weather forecasts and news.

Accuweather.com

You may already know AccuWeather from its web version, and the Android and iOS apps mirror this same functionality. Its services include the ability to see the current weather anywhere in the world and upcoming forecasts for the next 15 days. The ease with which you can change location makes it brilliant for people who regularly travel. AccuWeather offers lots of additional weather information, this includes weather alerts for some locations, a satellite map to track weather fronts,  and up the minute climate news.

Pros

Push notifications for weather alerts

Handy widgets

Accurate weather forecasts

Cons

Perhaps too much infomation

The interface sometimes feels dated

Download for

Android
iOS
Windows
Mac

2.WeatherBug

Up to the moment weather reports, including allergy forecasts

Earth Networks

Where AccuWeather offers lots of information and tracks points of interest from all over the world, WeatherBug detects your current location to gives you constantly updated information. It shows all the relevant information about the weather in your area and even goes into specifics like dew point, humidity, and pollen count – with is brilliant for hay feaver sufferers. Additional support includes storing locations and video reports, all presented in a clean modern format. A great feature set.

Pros

Provides very detailed weather info

Clear maps

Seven-day forecasts

Live images

Cons

Some features restricted by locations

Sometimes slow to load

3.The Weather Channel

Offering deep dives into your local weather

The Weather Channel app

Perhaps the most recognized source for weather, The Weather Channel provides in-depth weather reports, live radar, and free videos. The app is no exception, offering all of the information available on the web-version presented on a straightforward touch interface. In the apps Local section you can track the current climate, see a 36 hour forecast, or look at the weather for the next 15 days. The Weather Channel app also lets you set up push alerts for sever conditions, breaking weather news, lighting, snow, rain, and pollen in the local area.

Pros

Looks great

Details weather information

Lots video content

Cons

Radar is slow to load

Buggy interface

4.MyRadar Weather Radar

Real-time weather radar to track incoming weather fronts

ACME AtronOmatic

MyRadar Weather Radar is a fast and easy-to-use app that displays an animated weather radar of your current location. This enables you to easily track incoming weather and to plan accordingly – no more excuses for forgetting your umbrella. Just start the app, and a map of your location will pop up, complete with animated weather conditions. Its high-res animated radar helps lets you see weather in vivid and colorful detail, although at times it can be slow to load.

Pros

Helpful for travel and planning outdoor activities

Good and quick radar

Good alert feature

Cons

Radar is sometimes imprecise

Sometimes it can be slow

5.1Weather

Simple and clear information, with all the depth you need

Just 1Weather please

1Weather manages the perfect balance between being simple and clear, while still providing all the detail you could want in an app. It is well designed and offers loads of different widgets to ensure you always have exactly the information you want at your fingertips. You can even track weather in up to 12 different locations at once, so even globe trotters should be able to know the climate conditions where they are and where they are going.

Pros

Attractive and intuitive design

Option to see temperature in notification bar

Includes lots of widgets

Cons

Maps are not always accurate

Download for

Android
iOS

More alternatives

Weather Underground | AND iOS WEB

Yahoo! Weather | ANDiOSWEB

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