One minute it's brilliantly sunny, the next the heavens open and you're caught without an umbrella. We've all suffered at the hands of unpredictable weather.
But help is out there. Keep track of changes on the go with one of these mobile forecasters and make sure you have a fighting chance of catching the sun, whenever he may have his hat on.
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8 best weather apps
8 best weather apps
1/5 Horizon Calendar
This is a simple app, no bells and whistles here, and yet is very effective. It combines a calendar app with the weather allowing you to plan ahead the right day for the BBQ at the weekend. £2.99, itunes.apple.com
2/5 Yahoo Weather
This one won the Apple Design award last year. It combines location-based photography, pulled from Yahoo’s Flickr service, along with easy-to-follow forecasts. Extra details include heat and wind maps and sunrise and sunset times. Free, itunes.apple.com Free, play.google.com
3/5 Met Office Weather App
Useful for anyone in the UK, the app provides push notifications for the Met Office’s severe weather warnings, so you always have time to get the waders on. Plus, it provides 5-day forecasts with everything from visibility, UV levels, humidity to sunset and sunrise times. If you just want to look one or two days ahead, there are hourly forecasts.Free, itunes.apple.com Free, play.google.com
The nattily-design app isn’t stingy on features. It shows hours of sunshine per day, UV levels, cloud coverage as well as sunrise and sunset times. The best thing is the animated backgrounds which match up with the weather, changing from storms to hot, balmy yellows. £1.99, itunes.apple.com
5/5 Dark Sky
The beautifully-designed Dark Sky app claims to know when it is going to rain down to the nearest half an hour and, on the basis of our tests, it seems reasonably accurate. Set up notifications to tell you when rain, or snow, is about to hit, so you never need get your hair wet. £2.49, itunes.apple.com
In terms of an app that not only shows you relevant details on how the weather will change, but also shows you it in clever new ways, Dark Sky is a winner.
2. Horizon Calendar, £2.99 on iPhone and iPad
6. Haze, £1.99 on iPhone and iPad
8. Dark Sky, £2.49 on iPhone and iPad
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