5 Best Weather Apps for Android
We assembled a panel of four android enthusiasts to help with a list of 11 apps down to the top 5.
From there, we came to a unanimous decision about which of these apps to crown king, but that’s getting too far ahead. So the five contestants here are:
But if you’re having trouble finding any of them, I’ve got a direct link for each app
first up; let’s check out
One Weather offers just about every piece of data you could ask for in a weather app.
The interface is very similar to standard weather apps like Accu weather or weather book, so you’ve got a tabbed interface where you can swipe left or right to view more info. But this one starts to shine when you make it over to the Max tab. If you hit the layer button near the bottom, you’ll find 18 different overlays to help you visualize the current weather, so it’s a kind of familiar interface. Still, it’s more feature-rich than almost any comparable app.
Nimbus should be a great option if you’re a fan of Android’s new material design.
On the main screen here, you got your current weather conditions in a mini-map that shows you where the weather station is, but if you scroll down a little bit further, you can see the forecast. Just tap any entry to expand it, which gives you more information and a little slider that shows you the hourly weather.
To top it all off, there’s an animated weather radar. So, then it has some excellent features to go with these good looks.
The Weather Timeline uses a bit of material design as well. On the main screen, you’ve got overview carts for the weather in all of your cities. When you tap one, you’ll see the weather timeline. Just scroll vertically to view future forecasts and tap any card to expand it.
The weather timeline also has a nice animated map with several overlays, and there’s a graphs feature to help you visualize weather patterns. But when you scroll down to the bottom of the timeline, you’ll find another great feature, the time machine. This uses almanac data to show you rejected whether for any date in the future, which means weather timeline is deserving of its name.
Yahoo Weather might be the prettiest weather app ever made. Since Yahoo-owned Flickr, they’re able to pull beautiful photographs of your city under current weather conditions to use as a background image.
You can swipe left or right to flip between cities, or you can scroll vertically to view lots more weather data. There’s even a weather map with three different overlays, but this one is static instead of animated. Even still, Yahoo has many good features, and it’s aesthetically pleasing, so that’s a hard combination to beat.
Finally, we have Yo Window, which is quite different from the other apps in this list.
It’s not as packed with features as other entries, but it gives you the basics, and it does it with flair. You slide your finger across the screen to view the hourly forecast then this animated scene will depict the estimates in their integrity. There’s 6 different scenes to choose from, and they even include the sounds of birds chirping or raindrops falling, but it gets even better. The same scene is included for free as a live wallpaper which means your home screen can now be your weather app. How cool is that? Like I said, one of these apps got a unanimous vote is the best weather app for Android.