15 Best Weather Apps

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John Corpuz

John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school. As a contributor to Tom's Guide he's found a happy middle ground writing about apps, mobile gaming and other geekery.

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  • Anonymous
    For your smartphone? No, sir, I don't have an iPhone nor an Android... WP anyone?
  • bystander
    It would have been really nice to have had a comparison of accuracy, or even compare what gave more conservative information and what not. Weather accuracy is very important to me. I've been using The Weather Channel for the last year, but I'd be interested in how it compares in accuracy, unless they all get the same info from the same place.
  • deathengine
    Radarscope is my app of choice. Best radar app i have seen.
    Weather apps? Kinda boring. I converted to GO apps on my DROID RAZR MAXX.

    I guess I wouldn't mind seeing an article on the different Android launchers.
  • Anonymous
    What about Weather Bug?? Been using on Android for years and I consider it the best!. What kind of review is this not even including Weather Bug!
  • Rbee
    For iPhone, I strongly recommend Weather Pod. A truly stunning visual weather app that has various great weather related features.
  • Cy-Kill
    AccuWeather is the worst app I've ever tried, it constantly gave the wrong info, never updated itself properly with the correct info, so I went back to the tried and true TWN app!
  • Art Faucett
    Used to have TWC app until they ruined it with the last update. Using Raindar for my radar, and Pro Weather alert for my warnings.
  • TheOnion
    I used to use Accuweather. The App is beautiful. I got tired of how slow it loaded. I switched to Weatherbug. I also used 1Weather on my last phone. I liked it but it didn't have radar. Looks like they might have added that so it may warrant another go.
  • overlandpark4me
    When the Weather Ch started naming winter storms and making up fake tornado terms, I haven't watched them, or will put one of their apps on any device. Thankfully Direct TV finally got smart and kicked them to the curb too.....
  • DonInLowell
    I've had a "Smartphone" for years and occasionally buy apps that suit me. I bought WeatherBug a couple of years back simply because it displayed radar and cloud mass. Others do this too and to me, it's all I need to know on any given day, which way the inclement weather is moving.
  • Glowbug
    I like Tornado GPS even though it is in its infancy for the ability to display radar data in real 3d. It is the only mobile app to date to do so. I use Radar Scope first and Tornado GPS when tornados may be close by to see the structure inside the storm.
  • Tracy Scanlon
    What about a weather app for COMPUTERS? Bing's weather is all about travel and tourism, I want a scientific weather app?:??:
  • Hot_Carl
    I like F-Chops for android.
  • iveycole
    Anyone other than me have issues with WeatherBug being slow? Have it on a W7 pc, Android table, and iPhone and it's slow on all three. I've used WB for many years and the performance degrades with each update. I liked it really well a bunch of levels back but now at the point of ditching it and trying something else. Just wondering.
  • jimiki
    You should mention the ridiculously large advertisement in the Yahoo Weather app. The half screen ad in intolerable.
  • ameehaddad
    thanks for list
  • Hot_Carl
    Not as well known but check out F-Chops WeatherPod. Its one of those weather apps that gives you something funny with each forecast, but also has the Stinkin' Badges check in game where checking in earns you points and unlocks badges, depending on the current weather conditions. Its really a fun way to follow the weather!
  • Web_Developer
    There are variety of weather apps in the market and some apps provide more advanced options then the other apps. Some weather apps provide delayed notifications while other free apps has a very few options. I have only used WeatheMate app in my iPhone/iPad. because it is free and it has screen sharing, radio/satellite map, NWS radio and collection of widgets and wallpapers to customize the home screen.
  • Paul NZ
    My choice look out the window
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