A rundown of the five best weather apps available for iPhones, iPads, and other mobile iOS devices.
With the wet and cold winter season pounding the East Coast it’s as important as ever to have current and reliable weather forecast information. Depending on where you live and what you do for a living, the weather can have a big impact on your daily routine, and so being able to find out what the weather’s like on-the-go is vital.
I’ve already covered the Top 5 Free Weather Apps for Android, and taking a look at the top 5 free weather apps for mobile iOS devices is long overdue.
Now there are tons of weather apps available, but which are the best to use, and in particular, which are the best free weather apps? I’ve gone through dozens of them and sorted the good from the bad.
Accuweather is my personal favorite. It’s clean looking, user friendly and offers quick and easy access to weather forecasts ranging from hourly to 15 days. It offers severe weather notices, including optional, real-time pushed severe weather alerts for your home location in the United States. Want to see what the weather’s like at a friend or family members house? Pin some or all of your contacts to the radar map to see the current weather conditions in their location.
You can view hourly, 36 hour, and 10 day weather forecasts. It offers quick access to Weather Channel local and regional video forecasts, severe weather alerts, and a dynamic map, which you can use to see everything from rainfall to “feels like” temperatures and the UV index.
Weatherbug is probably one of the more widely used weather apps out there and for good reason: It has a ton of features and functions that the others simply don’t have.
Weatherbug offers everything from weather cams and live Doppler radar to video forecasts and weather alerts.
Want to share current weather information, forecast, alerts and weather cam views with friends and family? Well, you can do that too.
Weathermob is a social weather reporting app that lets you share, discover, and discuss the weather with people from around the world.
With a few taps of the finger, Weathermob lets you report on the weather, your mood, and what you’re up to.
Sun is a minimalist web app that is for those whom want the weather displayed in a very simple, easy-to-read, no frills kind of way.
To use, simply visit the site from your iOS device and install it on your home screen as shown below.
So there you have it, what I think are the top 5 free weather apps for iOS devices out there. What’s your favorite Let me know in the comments section below.
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