Plan your schedule ahead of time while avoiding accidents and mishaps by being updated on the weather. Imagine the possibilities of having real-time and even future weather forecasts right in the palm of your hand. This way, you will never be caught under the rain without an umbrella or get stranded on a flooded road.
Among the weather applications on iPhone, these five stood out.
It is one of the most downloaded weather applications for iPhone and iPod Touch and is popular due to simplicity and functionality. It gives current weather conditions and a 5-day forecast globally. You can also check time details through Flip Clock and World Clock. It also offers full screen video loop of the current weather in selected areas.
The weather information included daily would be the:
- general description, temperature, wind direction, speed details, humidity, pressure, precipitation and visibility details.
The application can be downloaded free of charge and requires an iOS 4.2 or later.
It is a popular choice and was chosen by Apple as a Staff Favorite and is also recognized as the weather application with the most features.
The weather details available in Celsius Free include:
- temperature (maximum and minimum per day)
- humidity, pressure, 3-hourly clouds radar
- wind direction, precipitation
- sunset/sunrise and UV index
The full version, at $0.99, includes all radar maps and a 10-day forecast to unlimited locations. The free version only includes 4-day forecast. It works best with iOS 4.1 or later.
It delivers 24-hour weather report and a 7-day broadcast. You can even check for the weather conditions in specific places by simply typing in the area codes, latitude/longitude or city/town name of your chosen location. A freeze alert will also notify you automatically whenever the temperature reaches the freezing point.
Other features include:
- Daily maximum and minimum temperature, dew point temperature, “Feels like” temperature
- Wind Chill, wind direction and speed
- Humidity, rainfall, and visibility details
- Time for Sunrise/Sunset and Moonrise/Moonset
Weather Live is available for $0.99 and requires iOS 3.0 or later.
For a low price of $0.99, you can download Weather HD which is recommended by The New York Times saying that it “elevates the user” with its superior technology of delivering real time weather updates. You don’t have to imagine what the weather looks like because Weather HD provides high definition video representations of the weather forecasts.
Other Features include:
- Very accurate (world class data provided by The Weather Underground)
- Humidity, precipitation, heat index, pressure, dew point, wind chill, visibility, sunrise/sunset.
Weather HD works very well with iOS 3.2 or higher.
Outside delivers unique experience through its custom push notifications. The custom push notifications simply means that you can personalize by setting up your own notifications like if you want to be reminded to bring an umbrella today or if you need to carry a coat.
Another interesting Outside feature is its full retina support display. Outside also provides visual representations of the weather for you to easily identify it in a single glance. Details can also be accessed by a simple “swipe down” control. It is more expensive than the first four at $2.99 and is compatible with iOS 3.0 or higher.
So grab one of these nifty weather iPhone applications to guide you on planning events and trips without bumping into unpleasant weather.
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