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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.


Pixel 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.
The $2.99 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.

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