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11 iPhone, Android Weather Apps For Rain Or Shine

Need an umbrella? Before you rush out the door, check the forecast with one of these mobile weather apps for iOS or Android.
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(Image: Apple App Store)

(Image: Apple App Store)

The Starks said it best: Winter is coming.

They didn't need smartphones for their forecast, of course, but those of us outside Winterfell (or entirely unfamiliar with Game of Thrones) are different.

Our mobile devices, in addition to acting as secretaries, navigators, and personal trainers, are also meteorologists. Instead of opening the window, most of us check our smartphones for an accurate estimate of the day's temperature and precipitation.

Weather apps may not be the most exciting apps on the market, but they are among the most popular and useful. Most are free of charge and provide all the weather data you need: temperature and precipitation, and hourly and weekly forecasts.

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Most smartphones come with a built-in weather app, but chances are, you've perused your app store for a more advanced or accurate tool. Like many apps, weather-prediction tools have improved with the advancement of new technology.

Some modern weather apps provide basic forecast data on an aesthetically pleasing background, or alongside a character appropriately dressed for the outdoors. Others provide radar and satellite images with detailed information on air pressure, humidity, and wind speed -- sometimes for a small price.

If the default weather app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone isn't cutting it, you may be due for an upgrade. Check out our picks for handy weather apps that will help you prepare to take on the day.

Do you already use one of these apps? Did we miss any? Feel free to share your thoughts and recommendations in the comments.

Kelly Sheridan is the Staff Editor at Dark Reading, where she focuses on cybersecurity news and analysis. She is a business technology journalist who previously reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft, and Insurance & Technology, where she covered financial ... View Full Bio

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11/24/2015 | 6:45:29 PM
Re: Never thought of it
I use wunderground app and I really like it.  Once in a while, it takes a while to refresh but other than that. It is a great app.  With all these excellent apps, there shouldn't be a reason why a person shouldn't be prepare before going outside.
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nomii,
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11/14/2015 | 11:31:43 AM
Never thought of it

A very valid article and a good one. Before reading it I have never taken these weather apps very seriously and thought that these apps are there to provide weather. I generally used those apps which are embedded in the smartphones. But I mostly use accuweather as an app which I think if not the best must be rated among the top apps.

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