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Best Weather Apps & Widgets for Android Smartphones

The best part where Android stays ahead of its competition is the widgets. There are tons of widgets available in the Play Store, which makes the accessibility of information from apps even more simpler. Now, we are looking at the best weather apps and widgets listed on the Google’s Play Store for free. The weather apps have changed the way we get the information about the weather forecast. With a smartphone in hand, we can have the complete forecast at a particular location on that day and predictions for the next 7-10 days.

Weather & Clock Widget Android

Weather & Clock Widget Android

As the name suggests, the weather and clock widget app comes with different sizes of widgets suitable for all types of screen sizes. The app provides the complete information on a single screen along with the next five days of forecast. The map section shows the temperatures of different cities on the map. You can set the internet source as Wi-Fi only so that it doesn’t use the mobile data.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

AccuWeather

AccuWeather

Accuweather has some watchful features like RealFeel index, MinuteCast and many others, but it is not one of the easy-to-use interface. The RealFeel index offers what the outside temperature feels like rather than the just the actual temperature. The app comes loaded with graphs, maps, radar and video weather updates (only in some regions). It shows hourly forecasts along with a graphical representation. The widgets are scalable and provide the basic information through the widgets itself.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel is a reputed name when comes to the weather forecasting. Android app of the same gives weather predictions on an hourly basis, it also forecasts for the next 36 hours and 10-day period. It gives live information regarding humidity, dew point, visibility, pressure, UV index and wind direction with speed. The app has a lot of ads embedded which can be frustrating for some users. The weather news and videos from all over the globe are featured in the app. There are widgets along with the app in different sizes that provide you the basic weather forecast even without digging into the app.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

Yahoo Weather

Yahoo Weather

The Yahoo weather app has an easy-to-use interface with every good animations. By swiping vertically the app gives you the detailed information with hour-to-hour and 10-day forecasts. Swiping horizontally gives the information about favorite locations. The map shows with different types of layers like interactive radar, satellite, heat, and the wind. You can also get notifications for severe weather conditions. The home screen widgets show latest weather updates with a beautiful background from Flickr and available in all kinds of sizes.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

Weather

Weather

The Weather app has some live animations related to the temperature of a location. The app shows the temperature, humidity, wind speed along with some awesome animations. Swiping the screen gives you the predicted forecasts for the next 24 hours and also for the next five days. You can place the widgets on your home screen with weather information for different locations. The latest update of the app brings the Android TV support.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

1Weather: Widget Forecast Radar

1Weather Widget Forecast Radar

This is one of the best apps that provide a lot of information along with good graphics and design. All the basic information is shown on the home page only. Enabling ‘follow my location’ gives you the local weather updates where ever you travel. Like any other weather app, it shows 24hours and 7-day interactive charts along with the 10-day extended forecast information. The app comes with Dashclock integration and Android Wear support. The widget also features the live background wallpaper and also has three clock widgets.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

GO Weather Forecast & Widgets

GO Weather Forecast & Widgets (2)

AccuWeather provides the data source for the GO Weather Forecast app, but this app has better user interface when compared to the AccuWeather. By swiping vertically, you get the information laid out clearly with some good animations. It also has a live wallpaper showing various weather conditions related to the temperature outside. It has paid version that will get you rid off the ads and unlocks some locked content like precipitation and others. The widgets can be customized with the themes that are available for download.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

By Teja Chedalla on Wednesday 16th of Dec 2015


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