Weather forecast for the week on a digital screen
Getty Images/iStock

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

Like GearBrain on Facebook

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.

Pixel Weather

\u200bPixel Weather

Pixel Weather

Pixel Weather

This is the app designed for everyone nostalgic about the 1980s, a weather report with a "Space Invaders" bend. Pixel Weather certainly delivers the temperature — that's big and bold in pixelated glory in the center of the screen, but you also get fun icons like rainbows, when the weather is bright and sunny.

The $4.99 app is designed for iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, the iPod touch and Apple Watches, and delivers — aside from the temperature — the UV Index, 12-hour forecast and also a 10-day report. It also supports multiple languages including Turkish, French and Japanese.

AcuRite Wireless Home Station (01536) with 5-1 Sensor and Android iPhone Weather Monitoring

Like GearBrain on Facebook
The Conversation (0)

GearBrain Compatibility Find Engine

A pioneering recommendation platform where you can research, discover, buy, and learn how to connect and optimize smart devices.

Join our community! Ask and answer questions about smart devices and save yours in My Gear.

Top Stories

Weekly Deals