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Top weather apps and widgets from our forum members

Loie Favre
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With winter in full swing (at least for countries in the Northern Hemisphere), weather apps and widgets see an increasing number of downloads. We posed the question to our AndroidPIT forum to see which weather apps our member are using for figuring out how many layers of long-johns they should be wearing.

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Is snow coming your way? Be informed with these apps. © NASA Goddard Photo and Video

WeatherBug

One of the more popular ones is definitely this free Android app which offers weather in real time. WeatherBug includes forecasts for 2.6 million locations around the globe, a new photo section for users to post pictures and albums of the weather and scenery around them, as well as the new in-app camera option for quick photo sharing.

BBC Weather

With my foreigner’s preconception that it always rains in England, it makes sense for the BBC to have a really effective and accurate weather app. This one doesn't muddle around with a flashy interface and keeps it clear and simple bearing only the essentials. It includes hourly forecasts, location search and favorites, pressure, visibility and humidity information and extra details on pollen, pollution, UV and sunrise/set times. Coming in both landscape and portrait mode, it supports 7 and 10 inch tablets and provides a lock screen widget for devices running Android 4.2 and later. Some other functions include NFC sharing, text to speech and sharing via social networks. Install BBC Weather.

Arcus

The Arcus app series made by developers Kushan Jayatilleke comes with three apps: Archus Hyper Local Weather, Arcus Weather Pro Key and Arcus Weather for DashClock. The first listed is your basic forecast app broken down to the exact minute. The choice of either Holo theme dark or light give the interface a clean look. In terms of functions, it offers home screen and lock screen widgets, DashClock extensions, notifications, customizable viewing and more. The Pro version will get rid of ads and give you a few more custom locations to add.

eWeather HD, Radar HD, Alerts

This next app isn’t free, however paying a little bit of money in the Android world goes a long way, especially if you consider the number of excellent free apps that exist. eWeather HD is a step up from a basic weather app and includes animated radars on Google maps to show you weather conditions happening in real time. By taking their data from known weather providers, like US weather, they are able to give some super accurate forecasts. There’s also a few widgets to choose from.

Yahoo Weather app

I personally really like this app and I’m glad someone in our forum mentioned it: far from being drab, Yahoo Weather doesn’t just offer accurate and detailed weather info (heat, wind, severe weather, humidity, UV…) and forecasts for the next 10 days, but also really some stunning photos to match your location, time and current conditions. These photos are from users who have contributed to the app via flickr. It also comes with a nice widget which is sure to spruce up your home screen.

AccuWeather

As a standard app to often come preinstalled on Android devices and Google TVs, Accuweather is definitely a trustworthy free weather app. In working with Google to give you super accurate weather, the app includes customizable forecasts, multilocation widgets, graphs and widgets. Thanks to push notifications, you’ll be informed about severe weather. It goes one step further by providing a health and activity related section for outdoor fitness, travel, respiratory health and more.

I’d say that our AndroidPIT forum members are a bunch of clever and well-informed Android users. We love getting your feedback and the discussions going in the forums, so if you have you own to add, contribute to the forum thread today.

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  • angus pike 5 months ago Link

    Living in the Netherlands, the main apps i use are: Go Weather Pro, Buienalarm (freakishly accurate for rain) and Buienradar.

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  • Jerry Lee 5 months ago Link

    I personally like the Weather Underground apps. They have several nice widgets available. Weather Underground uses personal weather stations around the world to provide weather in your neighborhood, including my personal weather station KTXMCKIN48, providing weather for McKinney, Texas USA.

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  • Ed E. 5 months ago Link

    I've been using the eWeather app for several months now and it is by far the best weather app I've used since my first android phone way back in 2010. It offers more of eveything possible in weather apps......5 stars and if I could give more I would........It's well worth the money.

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  • Wave Harris 5 months ago Link

    eWeather the best:-) :-) :-)

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  • Prashanth S P. 5 months ago Link

    I've been using Transparent weather app,it just doesn't obliterate my wallpapers and well, it has many hotspots, can't think of changing it now...

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  • Bob Carroll 5 months ago Link

    I tried most of these but I prefer Palmary Weather.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.palmarysoft.forecaweather

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  • CJ Brown 5 months ago Link

    WeatherBug works for me ....
    I was having too many problems with Accuweather app

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    John F. 5 months ago Link

    I usually love weather wid gadgets but i can bet you all members try using the Eye on Sky weather app !! I can say its just simply awesome !!

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  • Northernbaygirl 4 months ago Link

    I mainly use 1Weather, I find it to be very accurate and there are 6 widgets available all of which can be customised for colour, transparency etc.

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