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Seven best weather apps for iPhone and Android smartphones

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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, humidity, snowfall 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.

There are outside devices that deliver local weather details to your phone. Dedicated weather apps, however, can often expand these details — some even come with satellite readings — 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.


The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel

Never get caught in the rain again with this powerful, free mobile app for Android and iOS devices alike. Stay informed with reliable forecasts, interactive radar and real-time rain alerts, backed by The Weather Channel. It's an app that blends comprehensive forecasting with ergonomic UX — one of the most basic weather apps, but also still super effective. It also works on the Apple Watch.


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