The 10 Best weather apps
Avoid spending the night in a service station by getting the finest meteorology services in your pocket.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
A beautifully designed and thorough app that gives you forecasts for multiple locations around the world, as well as animations and live-weather scenes reflecting real-time conditions.
iOS, £1.49, Android, £0.99
Europe's leading weather-forecast app, which features reports from more than two million locations worldwide in up to three-hourly intervals. It also includes high-res weather maps and radar images, for the amateur meteorologists who want to judge for themselves.
iOS, £2.49, Android, £2.49, Windows, £2.59
A graphically stunning weather app, which features sharp colours and clearly displayed information. It is definitely the best of its kind for Windows Phones. Some of the many features on offer include hourly data, weather warnings, satellite images and beautiful dynamic- lock screens that you can customise to suit your needs.
A fun, alternative take on the more traditional weather app, Swackett shows you what the weather is through the use of "peeps" – cartoon characters who are always dressed appropriately for the elements. If the peeps have an umbrella, then it's pretty clear that you should probably have one, too. Of course, all the conventional weather data is also included.
iOS, Free, Android, Free
A stargazing app that helps you to locate nearby dark skies, directing you to hundreds of locations around the world where you can find a spot with no light pollution or cloudy weather. You can also help your fellow astronomers by adding more locations.
Surf's up! Or is it…? Save yourself a wasted trip to the beach with this surf report app, which gives you detailed short- and long-range swell forecasts collected from local buoy and wind-station data.
An ingenious app that analyses the sound of the wind through your phone's microphone to estimate wind speed and direction. Might not be accurate enough for sailors, but definitely worth having if you're a windsurfer or enjoy kite sports.
Designed with adverse weather conditions in mind, this app is a one-stop advice centre for stranded drivers. It helps you find your location, calculates how long you can run your car engine to keep warm and advises you on how to stay safe from carbon-monoxide poisoning.
Don't fall foul of the sun's rays (although chance would be a fine thing right now) with this very sensible app. It calculates the safe time to stay in the sun according to all skin types, gets the UV index for your location and is full of tips and advice.
Unlike some lovely looking apps such as Beautiful Day, this iPad weather app covers the UK. Steven Mesko's app looks good, works well and is easy to use. It even offers advice on how the weather my affect you: "An excellent time for respiratory health."
Android, iOS, Windows, free
Life & Style blogs
Office plants computer chips under workers’ skin instead of ID cards
Snapchat removed the Best Friends list feature and 'stalkers' are upset
Baldness could soon be treated using stem cells, scientists hope
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
Eight-year-old girl Camilla Lisant suggests possible cancer treatment to her scientist father over the dinner table
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 1 Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff
- 3 Dad attempts revenge on teenage daughter, plan backfires spectacularly
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£6240 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company is a well established websit...
£40000 - £60000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...
£25000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A skilled .NET developer with e...
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This IT support company are cur...