5 of the Best Weather Apps for Android

Before heading out the door, it is good to find out how the weather is going to be like so you can be prepared for the rain or snow. While you can always get the latest weather updates on the television, a more efficient way would be to use an app on your smartphone. The app will keep you updated about the weather for that day and for the week to come. There are a number of weather apps on the market, and choosing the one that suits you the best is kind of difficult. So for you folks, here are five of the best weather apps that you can use on your Android device:

1. Yahoo! Weather


Yahoo! Weather tops the list when it comes to providing accurate weather information. If you’re looking to go out, check out this app on your device and see what it says. Maybe it will suggest you to take an umbrella with you as it may rain, or maybe it will say the day is going to be sunny so you can wear your shorts. It provides information like wind, pressure, interactive weather models, and so on. You can add up to twenty cities to follow the weather information.

You can download the app for free from the Google Play store.

2. Weather HD Free


If you are looking for a visually attractive weather app, then look no further as Weather HD Free has it all for you. With a really beautiful looking interface, you can see the weather being portrayed as the background in the app. It has animations to take your experience to the next level. You can add as many cities as you want to the app, and swiping through the screen should let you see the weather for the individual cities.

The app is available free of cost in the Google Play store.

3. AccuWeather


AccuWeather is one of the professionally designed weather apps for Android that helps you know the weather for the day. With features like MinuteCast, you get to see the weather updated every minute for better accuracy. It packs dozens of other great features including a weather widget, social sharing, weather summary for the next week, and so on. It supports an unlimited number of locations and has both landscape and portrait modes for you to view.

The app is available for free in the Google Play store.

4. The Weather Channel


The Weather Channel offers some of the great weather features that are not normally found in other apps. Features like weather maps help you know if there are any tornados coming your way and if you need to be alerted, and the normal weather information is always there for you to check out. It shows sunset and sunrise time, wind speed, snow cover and a lot of other things that you may be interested in knowing.

You can get this app for free in the Google Play store.

5. WeatherBug


Do you wish to know how close lightning is to you? WeatherBug can tell you that. The aim of the app is to keep you safe from nature attacks by alerting you of your current weather and such other details that it thinks is useful for you. It provides spark alerts and turns your device into a lightning detector. Besides, it lets you see live cams for various cities to give you an idea of the weather that these cities are enjoying (or suffering from!).


Weather apps are really useful in keeping you updated on the latest weather conditions. Give them a try, and I am sure you won’t leave home unprepared again.


  1. You forgot Weather Underground.
    Possibly the best weather app of the bunch!

    1. Agree.
      All the apps describes above do not give any additional info.
      Quite often they cannot find the current location accurately if it is not a big city

  2. I use YoWindow: “a streamlined weather app that features pleasant animations and the ability to track the weather in multiple locations at once.”

    1. That’s great!

  3. My favorite weather radar app is RadarScope. I have the pro version which is a small fee to see lighting on the radar. The app has all kinds of radar map options to show which weather radar data you want shown.

    1. Thank you for the app description!

  4. My main issue with most weather apps is that they ALWAYS run in the background, not just when I open them. Also a good many of them are very process intensive. Which of these, if any, are lightweight apps that aren’t going to kill my phones performance?

    1. The best way to find out what app works great on your device is to try out the app for a few days on your phone and see if it increases/decreases the performance of your device.

      That way you’ll be able to decide what app to use and what app to let go!


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