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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.


Weather Underground

Weather Underground

Weather Underground

Working on both iOS and Android devices, the Weather Underground app focuses on very local climates, pulling data from more than 200,000 weather stations to deliver its reports. There are rain and snow reports, local weather up to 10 days in advance, UV index, air quality and even local fly outbreak information.

The app is free — but for a bit more, $1.99, you can get your weather add-free, or pay for a premium experience for $3.99 a month or $19.99 a year.

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