There are many weather apps in the PlayStore, finding one that suits both your part of the world with the features you need can be hard though. In the US, there are lots to choose from – AccuWeather, WeatherBug and Weather Channel are all great apps (click on any of the preceding links to view them in the Store) – but as we are close to embarking on our ‘Big Lap’ trip around Australia soon, knowing the local weather forecast with a high degree of accuracy is one of the important things we will need to know. While local radio often provides this information, an app that gets it’s information straight from the Bureau of Meteorology here in Australia is the best for us for sure.
I’ve reviewed the WillyWeather app here and it still is a favourite of mine, but I recently revisited Weatherzone as I used to have it on my phone. I’m pleasantly surprised and impressed with this app now – so much so that I paid for the ‘Pro’ version (only A$1.99) to get the extra features. Note that the Pro version app link is at the bottom of the app store page
I’ve linked to below. This is one of the great features of the Play Store – not only do you get links to similar apps to the one you are looking at but there are also links to other apps made by the same developers. Remember to make use of this feature when you are finding an app.
The free version has plenty of great features – here’s some of the features:
Short and long range forecasts, National radars and synoptic maps with rainfall amounts for 7 days, sunrise & sunset times, UV rating and pollen forecast to name just a few.
Of course, the app includes a GPS location facility to make it easier to get forecasts wherever you are and comes with various sized widgets too.
The Plus version adds push notifications for BOM warnings (which will come in handy for travellers for sure), lightning tracker, 28 day rainfall forecasts and others.
Price : FREE
Size : varies with device
Needs : varies with device