There are many weather applications available for the iPhone, but not all of them are great. Some provide more information and come with more features while others only give you the same old “weather of your location” and the default stuff, which I am sure you can find in your everyday newspaper too.
If you are looking out for a good weather application for your iPhone, here are five choices you must check out!
1. The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel application has been available for the iPhone for a long time, and is probably the most used third-party application due to its accurate weather predictions and solid, useful features.
Apart from the usual weather report and predictions, the weather channel application also provides the user with an interactive map with animated weather radar showing the user how the weather is moving, giving the user the ability to make a prediction of his own too.
You can also view an hourly, or 10-day weather forecast and view videos of breaking news and weather coverage – a great feature for people who want to watch the weather coverage and not just see it.
AccuWeather provides one of the most reliable and accurate weather forecast available on the Internet, and so, the application does its best to give you that data on your phone.
Just like The Weather Channel app, AccuWeather provides the user with a full-animated radar map with weather forecast, video coverage of weather and even an interactive Google Map on which you may place your contacts and see what weather they are going through – a nifty feature I must say!
Detailed forecasts can be checked from within the app, which include detail such as the wind speed, the UV forecast and other health and lifestyle forecasts.
3. AeroWeather Lite
This application is best suited for anyone who is travelling or is wishing to travel. The AeroWeather Lite application gives the user a complete, detailed forecast of the weather including information like sunrise/sunset, daylight saving times, and wind speed and directions.
Another great feature is that unlike other apps, the AeroWeather Lite shows you the predictions and weather report from more than just one nearby station and shows you as many as it can, giving you the upper-hand of forecasting how the weather is most likely to be – whether best to travel, or not.
WeatherBug is an application for iPhone, and iPad that provides the user with more than just their average weather forecast and details.
The WeatherBug application is fitted with an interactive map and a Doppler radar that allows user to put a pin anywere on the map to view the weather of that specific point.
Another nifty feature found in WeatherBug is the Weather Cam that allows users to view images from more than 2,000 weather stations across the U.S – giving you a hint as to how the weather it (great if you are going to travel to that area).
Thermo is one of the best weather applications available for the iPhone – not because it has many features, because it does not.
The application, unlike others, provides the user with one of the simplest user-interface by just providing the user with a beautifully designed thermometer, which shows the user the current temperate.
The user can also shift between Fahrenheit and Celsius and even refresh the thermometer by simply tapping the thermometer.
There you have it folks. These five great weather applications will keep you up-to date with the weather situation wherever you are, and whenever you want, and features that help you in more than just one-way.
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