Here are the best Windows 10 weather apps to use
It is very annoying when you go out in the park, expecting to enjoy a lovely, sunny day but you return home soaking wet because the weather caught you by surprise.
You did not check the weather forecast because the sun was shining on the sky in the morning and you thought it was impossible to rain that day. If you want to always be prepared and never let the weather take you by surprise, do install one of the following apps and check the forecast before you go outside.
Check the weather with these useful Windows 10 weather apps
This incredible weather app has recently received huge updates such as popular weather news, hot viral videos, and expert analysis. If you like storms, you can watch the latest videos recorded by fearless storm chasers who capture unbelievable weather events in action.
Forecasts update every 15 minutes with information for the next 15 days available in 33 languages. If you live in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, or Germany you can also receive severe weather alerts straight to your Windows Phone.
Download AccuWeather from the Microsoft Store.
This is one of the most popular weather apps available and for a good reason. The Weather Channel app offers in-depth weather information such as:
- Hourly and 15-day forecasts in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
- Fast-loading radar maps showing past and future radar with information about rainfall, snowfall, road or satellite views, traffic, wind speeds.
- Severe Weather alerts so that you stay safe.
- Breaking News alerts provided by the National Weather Service.
- Health information: track pollen levels and get flu reports.
- Weather videos: local forecasts, climate change news and others streamed in HD.
- Airport weather: see how weather will impact your flights.
3. Weather Radar Pro ($2.49)
This weather app covers the United States, Europe, and Eastern Caribbean and offers animated weather radar with watch/warning boxes, global hurricane tracking, and cloud overlays. This app has recently been update and you can now select your default location manually and use the Live Tiles. In-depth data about weather phenomena is offered: storm hail size, probability of hail, cloud top height or vertically integrated liquid.
You can download Weather Radar Pro from the Microsoft Store for a price tag of $2.49.
4. The Weather Network – free
This interactive app brings current, short term and long term weather information, with alerts when active weather hits. You can also track storms and read news articles so that you are always up-to-date. For drivers, there is a map called “Beat The Traffic” that displays current traffic conditions for major roads. The “Follow-me” feature automatically detects the forecast within 1 km/0.6 miles of your location.
5. MeteoEarth – with a $3.09 or $5.99 subscription
MeteoEarth is one of the most revolutionary and stunning weather apps. The tool comes with impressive graphs and an eye catching user interface. In that matter we can compare MeteoEarth with Google Earth as both apps are quite similar in looks and features. With MeteoEarth you will be able to obtain 3D images related to weather and get real time, accurate weather data, whether you are interested in getting information for one day only or for a longer period of time.
Purchase a 3 month subscription with full 5 day forecast, plus all the benefits of WeatherPro Premium for $3.09. Or get the 12 month subscription for only $5.99. Don’t worry about the price tag, 3D weather forecast images are worth it.
6. Forecast – $1.79
This is one of the richest apps in terms of locations available, offering weather information for millions of places around the world. It includes a live tile with multi-day forecast, in-app weather graphs, and location based weather. You can configure the app appearance with both color and image themes available, including Bing’s image of the day.
Download Forecast from the Microsoft Store for a price tag of $1.79.
7. Perfect Weather Universal – free
This weather app shows the current weather, the forecast for today and for 9 days ahead. Details such as wind speed, pressure, day length and moon phase are available. Another strong point is the number of languages available: 26 languages. Multiple live tiles automatically update the forecasts on the Start screen so that you don’t have to.
Download the Perfect Weather Universal app from the Microsoft Store.
8. MSN Weather – free
This app brings you the latest information on weather conditions,with accurate 10-day and hourly forecasts. Severe weather alerts are offered so that you may be one step ahead of the weather, as well as previous days weather maps so that you can see what the weather is like, month by month. Interactive pan and zoom maps are available, alongside Live Tile support.
If you want to test Microsoft’s weather app, download it from the Store.
9. 8-bit Weather – free
If you’re a pixel fan, you will love this app because it combines the nostalgic pixelated graphics with the latest weather information. You can check the current weather conditions – with hourly updates to a 7 day forecast – on videogame canvas. This is definitely the most fun way to check the weather.
Download 8-bit Weather from the Microsoft Store.
10. Storm Weather – free
Storm offers fresh forecasts for over 8 million locations. The forecasts are 15 days ahead, with hour by hour details. Weather maps with radar show where precipitation has fallen in the last six hours. You can also see temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit. Storm is created by StormGeo, the world’s largest private meteorological institute.
Download Storm Weather from the Microsoft Store.
11. Rain Gauge – free
This app gives you the current weather, and the forecasts for the upcoming days, and has a dedicated rain-radar. The best part is that you don’t have to check the app to see if it rains. You can setup rain alerts to get a message when it’s going to rain, and check the live tile for the rain graph. Rain Gauge proudly offers rainfall information per 5 minutes in the upcoming 3 hours.
Download Rain Gauge from the Microsoft Store.
12. The Weather 14 days – free
As its name suggests, this weather app show you the weather forecast for the next 14 days. You can use it to get the latest weather forecasts in over 450,000 locations all around the world.
The app is compatible with Windows 10 PCs, Surface devices, as well as Windows 10 phones. If you install it on your phone, you can customize it with weather widgets, display temperature in your notification bar, and more.
You can also select a specific day to view detailed hourly weather information such as temperature, rainfall, humidity, pressure, wind speed and much more. Weather warnings are also available so that you’ll never be caught off guard by unusually weather phenomena.
Download The Weather 14 days app from the Microsoft Store.
13. Blue Skies – free/ in-app purchases
We all love it when the sky is blue and the sun is shining. The Blue Skies weather app brings the weather forecast available on the popular iPhone app, Dark Sky, to your Windows 10 laptop, tablet or phone.
The app uses precise information and can you if it will rain or snow in the next hour.
This weather app shows you a summary of next 24 hours, including detailed information such as precipitation, humidity, wind speed, sunrise, and sunset, as well as severe weather warnings.
Blue Skies features a very nice user interface which changes color according to the weather. The UI is very easy to use and works on any screen thanks to its responsive design.
Download the Blue Skies weather app from the Microsoft Store.
You can also check out these phenomena specific apps:
- Moon Calendar with specific sunrise, sunset and twilight times for a price tag of $2.39.
- Hurrican Tracker – get the latest information about tropical cyclones in the Atlantic, East Pacific, West Pacific, Indian Ocean, and southern hemisphere for only $3.09.
- Rain Alarm – this free app warns you about rain or snow approaching your location using push notifications.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2016 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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