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 Live is just a beautiful app, with forecasts and temperatures spread across backgrounds with sunsets and deep blue skies. You can see three-hour forecasts, along with details on pressure, precipitation and even visibility. The basic version of this iOS and Android app is free, but premium versions start at $2.99 for weekly subscription, $5.99 a month, or $19.99 for an annual subscription.
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