The top 5 weather apps for your phone

Last week there was news that Apple had bought the famous Dark Sky weather app. It all ended with the fact that he already drank it from Google Play and Android users can not download it. Not everyone knew about this application, but it was very convenient and cross-platform. As a result, those who want to download the weather app now will have to look for something new. I do not use such things often, but I realized it and chose a good selection of the best weather apps from Google Play. Check if you have used them.

The weather is different, but you should know it.

Where can I see the weather on my phone

In order not to get caught in the rain, having a smartphone, you just have to look at the weather on it. There are four main ways to do this.

Many manufacturers pre-install their own or partner weather applications so you do not have to look for them. If your smartphone does not have this, you can try looking for a widget. Very often it is added directly to the main screen and combined with the time widget. If you need more detailed information, click on the section where the temperature is displayed. The app will be expanded to full screen and you can see the forecast for several days and a detailed layout for the next few hours.

The third way is to use a browser. This is inconvenient, but may be appropriate for a one-time request. If you often monitor the weather, it is best to install a separate application. Plus, even without Dark Sky, the choice is now very good.

Weather applications for Android

You can find the application you are interested in on Google Play, but I will save you from it and offer you my choice. Once I found these apps, I decided I would definitely keep one of them. So far I can not decide which one. Can you advise?

Weather application

The first application immediately proved to be one of the best. It has everything! Weather forecast per day, weather forecast per hour, humidity, pressure and even a radar that will show where it is raining at the moment and if this rain can catch you.

The only downside of the application, and then relevant, will be that it is with ads. But this is more of a general problem with third-party applications. We must pay tribute to the fact that in this case, the advertising is very discreet and almost does not bother. It sometimes appears in full screen, but usually gets stuck in the menu. And this does not happen often.

This is probably my favorite app, although there is another one that also looks very good and is perfectly suited for Russia.

Download the weather forecast

Yandex Weather application

On a computer to control the weather, many often watch it on Yandex. For service lovers there is an application. It also has ads, and you can even say that they are more intrusive than other applications, but they are clearly grouped in blocks and do not appear in full screen. At least I did not go out.

The main functions are all in place. There are different types of forecasts and radar with hourly layout.

At the top there are notifications where you can scroll and see what you may find useful. There is even a section in the best deliveries of Yandex, in which you can mention that the weather does not correspond to the specified. I do not know if they will correct the data, but there is a hint of community building.

Download Yandex Weather

Gismeteo application

No less famous and in fact a well-known name is Gismeteo. Once upon a time, I liked this service because it was possible to track a long-term forecast on it. Not only is it not clear how long-term weather forecasts are made, but their accuracy leaves only hope that they will come true. But at least it was and was nice.

Pressure, rainfall, wind speed, humidity … Everything is there – even the geomagnetic environment. The design is very pleasant and minimalist, it is a pity that there is no radar. You can only watch the weather with numbers. If you are not using something, you can turn it off. If, on the other hand, you need more information than a detailed forecast for the week, you should go to the site. The application has a special button for this.

Separately, I was glad I never came across an ad. There are no small banners or pop-ups. This is very nice.

Download Gismeteo

Today Weather Application

This application differs from the previous ones in that it has a shareware distribution model. It can be used completely free of charge, like some other things, but some features will not be available (for example, some types of radar). And on the main page there will be an advertising banner. A subscription can be issued for 199 rubles for six months, for 299 rubles for one year or for 599 forever. The subscription includes disabling ads and unlocking all features.

Other than that, it’s just a good app, like the previous ones. It has everything you need and the interface has many settings that allow you to choose what you need.

Download the weather today

Accuweather application

This app is probably my least favorite. First, the interface looks like something between a regional TV and an accounting program. Also, ads are almost always visible on the screen.

I included it in the rating because many praise the accuracy of the data of this application, while it also has a news section. Maybe someone is helpful. On the other hand, if you need something more than the weather, it is better to install the exclusive application of Yandex, which has weather conditions, news and caller ID to fight against spam. Although he also has his mistakes.

Download Accuweather

Can you trust the weather forecast?

Meteorological forecasts are based on a large volume of research and collected data. To do this, meteorologists have ground, air, sea and even underground sensors. All these are collected and processed together by the largest meteorological centers in the world. One of them is located in Moscow.

The data is then summarized and provided to consumers of this information as soon as possible. Sometimes they differ, but this is often due to different interpretations. If you are interested in how meteorological forecasts are prepared and who does it, you can read my extensive material on this topic.

In the meantime, share your favorite apps in the comments or in the Telegram chat. It will be interesting for all of us.

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