Choose out of the 5 Noteworthy Weather Apps in 2021. The weather is important to us as travellers, and this is where we ought to begin.
1. Weather Live
I think the only bragging point of the Weather Live app is that it is a beautiful app.
Weather Live° has support for almost every kind of weather tracking—from temperature and rainfall to humidity and wind chill. Daily and weekly weather forecasts are available, and each is enhanced by dynamic weather photography in the background.
Weather Live° supports alert notifications, a special weather widget for the iPhone Notification Center, and an app icon on the Home Screen that changes appearance based on the current weather conditions; you don’t need to open the app to check if it’s raining.
It is compatible with Apple Watch. It is a free download with in-app purchase packages ranging from $9.99 per month to $39.99 per year. It is also available on Android.
On Android, the app is called Weather by WeatherBug.
WeatherBug comes with forecasts that range from pollen levels to storm warnings. It delivers real-time forecasts lightning fast. Since it pulls data from weather services, satellites and tracking stations, WeatherBug can provide hyperlocal real-time conditions with current, hourly and 10-day forecasts.
WeatherBug requires iOS 10 or later on iPhones or iPadOS 10 or later on iPads. It is compatible with Apple Watch.
3. Carrot Weather
The app pulls data from Dark Sky to provide current, hourly, and 7-day forecasts leavened with sarcastic humor to cushion even the gloomiest outlook. Infographics put useful information in quick reach, with more detailed meteorological data available as you tap and swipe. You can even configure Carrot’s sense of humor to be friendly, snarky, or murderous, with the ability to set how political the AI’s jokes can get. – Tom’s Guide
Carrot Weather offers different subscription tiers. iOS users who opt for the Tier 3 subscription (the priciest option, with a $24.99 annual cost) can receive notifications for rain, snow, lightning strikes and storms. Tier 2 subscribers ($9.99) can create custom reminders triggered by weather conditions, while the $3.99-a-year Tier 1 level brings alerts about critical weather conditions. The Android version has a Premium Club with time travel and widget features.
Weathertron is an iPhone only weather app that attempts to reinvent how people consume forecast data, and it succeeds. The app features almost zero text and instead communicates weather conditions and the temperature through the creative use of colored bars and graphs. According to their website:
Weathertron is a new kind of weather report: an instant, accurate data visualization of your entire day. Now you can see exactly what the day has in store — hour by hour.
It is compatible with iPhone and iPad devices with iOS 6 or later, but not the Apple Watch.
5. Fresh Air Weather App
Fresh Air sets itself apart from the numerous other iOS weather apps by pulling event data from your iPhone’s calendar and displaying it alongside the weather report for that same time period. T
Fresh Air is fast and intuitive. A simple, one-page display shows you temperature, chance of precipitation, and a graph of the next seven days that you can scroll for forecasts. If you want more advanced information, it’s there, just hidden and out of your way. Tap the temperature to change the display (and the graph) to wind speed. Tap the precipitation indicator to switch between precipitation, humidity, and cloud cover. Fresh Air also features an iOS 8 Notification Center widget.
Fresh Air is a free download with a $2.99 Premium package as an in-app purchase. It requires iOS 9 or later for iPhone and iPad. It is Apple Watch compatible.
That’s the end of my 5 Noteworthy Weather Apps in 2021. Having access to great weather apps as a traveller helps you plan your trip without any unfortunate incidents and being prepared for the journey.
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