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.
For those who geek on radar maps, this Android app lets you view radar maps that you can zoom into for incredibly specific detail. With RadarScope you can find a hurricane eye wall, but also pick up warnings on tornados, thunderstorms, flash floods and marine warnings as well. The radar updates every two to 10 minutes — and that's why you're paying $9.99 to download this app.
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