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7 best weather apps for iPhone and Android smartphones

Apps for storm tracking, finding the eye of the hurricane and those that deliver the weather with a little 1980s fun too

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If you live anywhere that there's even a hint of unpredictable weather, you definitely have your favorite weather app on hand. However, instead of just checking the temperature, have you ever wondered about wind speed, the UV index, wave swells or even pollen counts? Sure there are smart devices you can put in your home that can track indoor air quality, and even control your home's temperature. But to read the weather outside? We need a little help.

Dedicated weather apps can do more than help you decide whether to bring an umbrella to work. Many now come with satellite readings and radar maps — which are particularly for those who travel. Whether you live in Antarctica or have the worst pollen allergy, everyone should consider downloading a weather forecaster to their phone. Here are some of our favorite weather apps that'll keep you dressed accordingly and ready for the day, wherever you live or maybe be jetting off to next.


NOAA Radar Pro

NOAA Radar Pro

NOAA Radar Pro

The NOAA Radar Pro app is designed for the those who live in areas where natural disasters are more frequent. The iOS app works on iPhones, iPads and also the iPod touch. Push notifications are sent right to your device when tornadoes, snowstorm and flood warnings have been issued. Hurricane trackers show the most recent path, the current and then the forecasted tracking as well.

You can see both radar and satellite plus both 24-hour and 7-day forecasts. You will have to pay $4.99 for all of these details, but the alerts may be worth it for a lot of people.

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