Everyone should have a basic understanding of the weather. Apps and widgets for checking the weather on mobile devices have been getting better and better over time, and now they’re as good as they’ve ever been. The weather widgets are more functional, provide more specific and accurate information, and have a more contemporary design. Even though Dark Sky is no longer available on Android, there are a lot of other fantastic radar options available today. There are many excellent choices, but we believe we have selected the very best ones. These are the top Android weather apps and widgets right now.
If you’re looking for something a little more robust, check out this list of the top weather radars for Android.
Price: Free / $1.99
The 1 Weather App, developed by OneLouder Apps and available on both iOS and Android, has been around for quite some time and is consistently ranked as one of the best weather apps available. The regular features, such as a daily and hourly forecast, are included, and you can also get access to more data. We also provide access to a number of weather widgets. The aesthetic is modern and minimalistic. It also supports Android Wear, can monitor weather in up to 12 cities, and can be read in 25 different tongues. The free, ad-supported version has all the functionality. It costs an additional $1.99 to disable ads. The radar occasionally refuses to load, but that has been the only problem we’ve encountered.
2. Appy Weather
Price: Free / $3.99 per year
When compared to the other weather apps available, Appy Weather is the newest. It’s loaded with options, including the standard fare found in other weather apps. The hyperlocal weather, the fun, and fashionable user interface, and the highly personalized feed are just a few of its standout features. Presently, it only supports Dark Sky’s API, but hopefully, more will be added soon. The annual price of the subscription is cheap at only $3.99. Although it does suffer from a few hiccups here and there, it is rapidly becoming the default choice for many.
3. MyRadar Weather Radar
Price: Free / $2.99 per month / $24.99 per year
Easy to use and display a weather radar, MyRadar is a great app for anyone who wants to keep tabs on the weather. Among its many capabilities is the ability to display animations showing the approach or departure of rain. The core app is straightforward, but there are in-app purchases available for more advanced functionality. A hurricane tracker and enhanced radar capabilities are just two of the extra features. Aside from “Dark Sky,” this is the only other radar we’ve seen that can hold a candle to this one. To get the standard weather features, though, you should use it in tandem with another weather app.
Price: Free / Up to $7.49
Overdrop, a relatively recent addition to the list, is a weather app. It has a modern aesthetic, with a minimalistic core and subtle flourishes that make for a pleasant experience. In addition to providing current conditions, the app also provides a 24-hour forecast, a seven-day forecast, severe weather alerts, six skins, a variety of widgets, and more. Until the API shuts down, you can also use AccuWeather, WeatherBit, or even Dark Sky. Undoubtedly, it ranks among the best of the bunch.
5. Today Weather
Price: Free / Up to $4.99
In 2017, the weather we have Today was a pleasant surprise. It has more than enough features for most people and is quick and easy to use. The standard features of a weather app are present in this one as well, such as forecasts, humidity, actual temperature versus real feel, severe weather alerts, weather widgets, and the like. It’s also one of the most aesthetically pleasing radars we’ve ever used. You can get the app for nothing and make some in-app purchases if you want.
Price: Free / $2.99 / $8.99 per month
Among the many excellent weather apps available, Accuweather by Accuweather.com stands out. Basics like long-term and hourly forecasts are included. Additional features include radar and the best Wear OS support of any weather app. There’s something called MinuteCast included as well. It provides minute-by-minute forecasts of precipitation to help you better organize your day. Midway through the year 2020, the app underwent a redesign that introduced many new bugs that have yet to be addressed. But as they work out the kinks in the coming year, it should improve. Some users can pay for a premium subscription to access additional features. In order to determine whether or not this entry remains on the list after the next update, we will be keeping a close eye on it.
7. Google Search, Discover, etc
As opposed to other weather apps, Google Assistant is a bit different. Nonetheless, it can display the weather for you. To find out the weather forecast, just ask Google. Get the latest forecast, weather alerts, and more by simply asking. To learn more about the weather, simply click on the card. It lacks the widgets and in-app radar found in competing for weather apps. As a quick check, update, or severe weather alert system, however, it’s hard to beat. And there is no cost at all. Most Android devices also have the app pre-installed.
8. NOAA Weather
Price: Free / $1.99
The data used by the app NOAA Weather Unofficial comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Department of Defense. The latest forecasts, hourly conditions, radar, and more are all available. Multiple city monitoring is supported, and a variety of weather widgets are available. The only drawback is that critical weather alerts can’t be received through the app. Only those can be verified within the app. In addition to the free version, a premium one is also available. You should start with the free one.
9. Storm By The Weather Channel
When compared to standard weather apps, Storm Radar has some unique features. In a similar fashion, it accomplishes its goal. In contrast, it focuses more on natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and other extreme weather. Twenty layers of weather data allow for extensive customization using the weather radar. Predictions, current temperatures, and other supplementary information are all included. It’s ironic that, despite being produced by the same company, we prefer this to the official Weather Channel app. If you’re interested, it’s available for no cost at all in exchange for viewing advertisements.
Price: Free / $19.99
A classic weather app, WeatherBug has been around for a while. Everything you’d want in a weather app is included. What with accurate forecasts, temperature readings, radar images, and severe weather alerts. Plus, it has a lightning warning system, traffic updates, and 18 different weather maps. A separate download is required for the weather widgets. The features and reliability of this weather app are excellent, and it should meet the needs of the vast majority of its users. The developers have done a good job of keeping the user interface updated, or at least up to date. Most users won’t need any upgrades from the free version.