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11 best weather apps for iPhone and Android smartphones 2021

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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Wake up in the morning, and you're almost as likely to check the weather as grab a cup of coffee. Even for those who spend most of their days working from home, knowing if the morning is going to dawn with blue skies or a downpour is something most of is would like to know. But today, there are apps that can tell you far more than the temperature of chance for some precipitation.

These 11 weather apps can be downloaded to your iPhone or Android smartphone, and deliver pollen counts, show satellite readings and even pull radar maps — all helpful, and for some likely fun, in planning your day or even the week ahead.



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 250,000 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. This app also works in multiple languages including French, German, Korean and Hindi.

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


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