10 Best Weather Apps and Weather Widgets for Android

Weather apps and weather widgets
Weather apps and weather widgets


Smartphones are smart and help us with different things. One of the good use of smartphones is to check the latest weather. You can just take your smartphone and get the latest weather information. There is no need to open the local weather report on TV or search for this on the Internet using your computer. There are many weather apps for Android and these apps are growing with improved information. Few of these apps also offer weather widgets. So, you can quickly get weather information directly from the home screen. In this article, we are listing few best weather apps.

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Best Weather Apps and Weather Widgets for Android

Below is the best weather app for Android that you can use to know about the weather. You can download any of these weather widgets for Android.

1. AccuWeather

AccuWeather Weather apps

AccuWeather is one of the most popular weather apps for Android. It usually comes with accurate information including the RealFeel index and real-time alerts. Other good features are graphs, maps, radar, and even video weather forecasts for your region. It shows Local forecasts offering real-time weather updates, storm alerts, severe weather warnings, and humidity reports. You can also check weather forecasts for up to 15 days in advance.


2. Today Weather

Today Weather

Today Weather is a beautiful weather app with a data-rich UI. The UI gives this app an edge over competitors. The color fun icons, data visuals, charts, and color scheme look really good. The app offers reliable and accurate weather forecasting from more than 10 data sources. It also provides other important at such as air quality, UV index, and pollen count. The app sends alerts for rain and snow. You can also enable the daily weather forecast notification. You can check weather information of any city or place located around the globe. The app is free to download and use. It contains ads and also has some in-app purchases.


3. 1Weather


1Weather is a popular weather app and it has been around for a long time. It offers you daily and hourly weather forecasts along with additional information. It also automatically detects your current location to get the real-time weather report for your location.

It is available in 25 different colors. The free version of this app is ad-supported. The premium app is available for $0.99 to remove ads.


4. Yahoo Weather

Yahoo Weather - Weather apps

Yahoo Weather is a nice weather app for the beautiful weather forecast. It offers information without ever feeling cluttered. It also comes with many sizes and types of widgets for your home screen. It also gives you notifications in your status bar. If you are looking for “weather today at my location,” this app can help you in knowing that.


5. Dark Sky

Dark Sky

Dark Sky was initially launched only for iOS, but now the app is available for Android as well. It claims to fame is the “hyper-local” forecasts. It even shows when the rain will start and stop, down to the minute. The app is free to download and use. It includes full 24-hour forecast, a detailed 7-day forecast along with current conditions, multiple saved locations, historical data, and beautiful weather maps. There is also a premium subscription for more features.


6. Google Now

Google Now - Weather Widgets

Google Now is best known for offering the information you need. You can ask it to offer a weather card to show a daily forecast for your current location, work location, and travel destinations. When you open Google Now, it always shows weather information at a glance. It is not a dedicated weather app but offers enough information when you need it.


7. WeatherBug

WeatherBug - Weather apps

WeatherBug is a nice long-time favorite weather app for Android devices. It is a full-featured weather app to offer you real-time local forecasts. It comes with over 17 map layers including Doppler radar, lightning, wind, temperature, pressure, and humidity. Join millions who rely on WeatherBug every day. It offers forecasts for  2.6 million+ locations worldwide.


8. Amber Weather Widget

Amber Weather Widget

Amber Weather Widget is one of the best weather widgets. You get daily weather forecasts based on your current location. It does not offer real-time forecasts but there are various other nice features such as a detailed weather report, current temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity & visibility, hourly forecasts, and Android wear support.

It offers Hourly forecasts, 7 days forecasts, and long-range weather forecasts. It also brings a Climate overview to check monthly H/L temperature in a year. The app is also translated into over 30 languages for making it available a large number of users.


9. The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel is another nice weather app for Android. The app accesses your current location to provide you weather forecasts. You can also change the current location to see the weather conditions around the world. It also offers weather notifications for not only temperature but also for severe weather like a storm.


10. NOAA


NOAA gets data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It provides highly detailed weather information and aims at hardcore weather nerds. The UI isn’t very good but the data is. You can use the app for weather forecasts, animated radar, hourly forecasts, and current conditions. It uses GPS, nearby cell towers, and Wi-Fi networks for your location to provide you weather data. You can also manually enter your location.


Final words

There are many other weather apps to offer weather reports on the go. By using widgets, you can keep weather information on the home screen of your Android device. I have compiled this list to give you the best weather apps with less effort. you can install any of these apps depending on your choice and never miss any weather updates.

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Frequently asked questions about weather apps

Q. What is the best free weather app for Android phones?

A. You have the list of best weather apps. You can select any of these apps depending on your need and choice. Accuweather and Today Weather are my recommendations.

Q. What weather app is most accurate?

A. All these apps take data from trusted and reliable sources. So, the data accuracy level is good. I personally use Accuweather and found it accurate. Several reports also confirmed that Accuweather data is quite accurate.