With sudden weather changes becoming more and more constant and strong cold waves arriving, it’s worth having a weather app installed on your mobile so you don’t get caught by surprise by the temperature. The good news is that your smartphone probably comes with a pre-installed weather app that can provide basic information such as the local temperature as well as the weather forecast for the rest of the day.
In addition, there are other more complete weather apps, with live radar updates, connected to a network of stations and with a friendlier presentation.
Discover 9 free apps to see the weather on your cell phone and choose the best option to stay on top of the weather forecast in a practical way.
1. Google Assistant
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Google’s smart virtual assistance service is present on all Android devices and can even be downloaded on iPhones with iOS 11 or newer versions. To know the weather forecast on Android, just say “Ok, Google” and ask a question like “How is the weather in my city?”. On iOS it works similarly, but first you need to open Google Assistant.
If you don’t want to use voice command, just open the Google app and search for the weather path.
2. Bixby/Samsung Weather
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Galaxy phones come pre-installed with the Bixby Virtual Assistant and Samsung Weather app. To check the weather on your cell phone, simply hold the Bixby button or say “Hi, Bixby” after activating the voice command, and ask how the weather is in any way you like.
Over time, the virtual assistant will understand which are the most used phrases and will adapt to your preferences. The weather app also has a widget that lets you place a temperature indicator on your phone’s home screen.
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Similar to other virtual assistants, time can be queried in the iPhone’s native app using Siri. To do this, just press the home button on your smartphone and ask a question about weather conditions.
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The National Institute of Meteorology of Brazil (Inmet) is the federal government agency responsible for climate forecasting. The application, available on both iOS and Android, was launched in 2020 to celebrate the institution’s 111 years and has as a great differential the regional weather alerts.
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The great merit of WeatherBug is that it concentrates multiple functions on a few screens, avoiding unnecessary navigation through several menus. In countries like the United States, the app even offers real-time weather images, but the functionality is not available in Brazil. It can be downloaded on iPhones and Android phones.
The Climatempo app, in addition to general information about the weather, provides detailed information that can be useful, such as mosquito proliferation rates, incidence of UV rays and the risk of flu or cold. The weather app, available on the App Store and Play Store, even informs you of the possibility of a rainbow appearing in the day.
7. The Weather Channel
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The application, which bears the same name as the TV channel specializing in weather, shows basic information such as wind speed, humidity and more specific information, such as an allergy alert on the iPhone and Android smartphones. Depending on the city, The Weather Channel offers features such as videos, traffic information and maps.
With a sharper design, AccuWeather features visuals, such as realistic graphics and images, to present weather conditions. Navigation is simple and intuitive, and one of the differences is the weather forecast by maps. The app has widget for Android integration, but the function doesn’t exist on iOS.
9. Weather Doge
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For those who want a more fun option to see how the weather is on their mobile, Weather Doge is the ideal solution. Based on the meme that gave rise to the cryptocurrency, the app uses the OpenWeatherMap database and brings humorous phrases to inform the weather conditions. The app can be used on both iPhones and Android phones.