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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.


Carrot Weather

Carrot Weather

Carrot Weather

Carrot Weather is the app designed for those who like a little gaming mixed into their data. Designed only for iOS devices, the app costs $4.99 and works on iPhones, iPads, iMessage and the Apple Watch.

The twist to Carrot Weather are the fun elements: characters, snarky dialogue and scenery all happening in the background of the app as it delivers forecasts, details on temperature and even lightning strikes.

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