Thanks to smartphones, we now have access to worlds of information right at our fingertips. Not only can you use it as a GPS instead of having a separate device, but you can even skip watching the evening news to find out the weather forecast! There are so many weather apps available to download, but it can be tricky finding the best one. Here are the top 4 weather apps for your phone. 

1. AccuWeather

AccuWeather is one of the best weather apps on the app store. With real-time weather alerts, radar weather views, and extra information like wind speed and UV levels, this app truly has it all. Additionally, you’re able to set your app up to receive notifications when the weather is about to change. AccuWeather is available for free for iPhone and Android!

2. Weather Underground

Weather Underground is another amazing free app for your iPhone or Android. In addition to the standard forecasts, radar maps, and severe weather alerts, this app has a feature called a smart forecast. If you’re an outdoorsman, this is definitely the app for you. Within the smart forecast feature, you’re able to specify your ideal weather conditions. For example, if you want to go to the beach on a sunny afternoon, you can specify the sunny weather and the ideal temperature in the app. Then, Weather Underground will let you know when those conditions are anticipated next. That way, you can plan your excursions around the weather.

3. The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel is one of the most well-known weather apps, and for good reason. It offers a comprehensive view of the weather, with radar views, forecasts, and severe weather alerts. Additionally, if you miss the evening news, you can watch short forecast clips in the app. This app is very easy to use, and gives you a ton of information about the weather you can expect, wind speeds, and severe weather. 

4. Dark Sky

We’ve highlighted a few free weather apps, but Dark Sky is an exception we had to make room for. It’s a little on the pricier side ($3/year for Android, $4/year for iPhone), but it’s totally worth it. Though it has longer-term weather forecasts and predictions, it really shines with local weather. One of the coolest features about this app is that it will tell you how long it is before you can expect a storm. That way, you’ll always know when the dark skies are coming!

Weather is a big factor in travel, so we highly recommend that you have at least one of these weather apps on your phone. If there’s another weather app you love, we’d love to know about it! Here at Horizon Transport, the safety of our drivers is our first priority. We wish you safe travels!