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Best Android weather apps of all time

by Phil Hornshaw

With your Android device’s connection to the Internet and its GPS capabilities, you can get all the weather data you could ever need for your area -- provided you have the right apps. Check out these awesome weather apps and keep plugged in so you always know what to expect.

1Weather:Widget Forecast Radar (Free)

1Weather:Widget Forecast RadarAdd weather widgets to your Android device’s Home screen with the help of 1Weather, an elegantly designed weather app that makes getting information quick and easy. The app is easy to navigate and brings you forecast information both for your location and any location worldwide. You can also get severe weather alerts and easily navigate the app, thanks to its clean, slick design.

AccuWeather (Free)

AccuWeatherGet severe weather notifications, 15-day forecasts, and lots more info thanks to AccuWeather. Along with Home screen widgets to get you your weather updates faster, the app also brings you updates every 15 minutes and is full of information like humidity, dew points, UV indexes and wind speeds. You can also get five-day local forecasts with all the most important information front-and-center.

Weddar (Free)

WeddarGet your weather information based on how how it feels outside, rather than from arbitrary numbers, using Weddar. The app skips presenting information like wind and humidity in favor of crowd-sourcing the conditions in local areas. That means you can get a more intimate view of the weather, and skip on boring data if it doesn’t interest you.

Yahoo Weather (Free)

Yahoo WeatherYahoo Weather provides all the weather data you could want in a beautiful, photo-heavy presentation. You can scope the local conditions like precipitation, temperature and humidity, or run down the extended forecast in five-day and 10-day presentations to plan your week. The app also features interactive maps that show radar and satellite data (as well as info like heat and snow), and you can pull up more detailed information within the app as well.

RadarScope ($9.99)

RadarScopeWeather geeks, RadarScope is the app for you. It’s filled with radar data and maps that’s great for both amateur and professional meteorologists, as well as people who are just interested in weather info. You can also get tornado, severe weather and flash flood warnings from the app, as well as more in-depth data about maps as you’re looking at them. All the maps automatically every five to 10 minutes, so you always have the most up-to-date data at your fingertips.

The Weather Channel (Free)

The Weather ChannelIf it’s weather data you want, The Weather Channel is the app to get it. It’s packed with information about meteorology, with hourly and 10-day forecasts, local weather maps and information from around the world. You can also check out videos that show things like your forecast and discuss issues such as climate change, and track hurricanes and tropical storms.

InstaWeather (Free)

InstaWeatherInstaWeather marries weather and location data with Instagram photos to create a new way of sharing. You can use the app to share your photos of fun in the sun, winter sports, or whatever else you’re up to, and add the temperature, location, time and place to them in a clean and stylish overlay. There are more than 70 different skins you can add to your photos for different presentations, and you can easily share them to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and wherever else you frequent online.

WeatherBug (Free)

Arcus: Hyper Local WeatherAlong with real-time forecasts that pinpoint your location and give you the most accurate weather data you can get, WeatherBug packs tons of severe weather alerts when you need them. You can get updates about dangerous thunderstorms, lightning in your area, and more in the form of Push notifications, and WeatherBug also includes access to live weather cams and extended forecasts.

Arcus: Hyper Local Weather (Free)

Arcus: Hyper Local WeatherArcus doesn’t just bring you weather data, it focuses in on the most local, useful weather information you can find. That information lets you get forecasts not down to days or hours, but minutes. The app presents all your weather and forecast data in a minimalist design that makes it easy to read quickly, and Arcus allows you to create Home screen widgets with custom information.

Eye in Sky Weather (Free)

Eye in Sky WeatherFor a visual take on the weather, check out Eye in Sky. It includes a set of 14 different for conveying the forecast in an easy to read, visual way, and shows all the information you need so that it can be scanned in seconds. You’ll get temperature, precipitation and other info, but Eye in Sky screens out the more granular data you don’t actually need.