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Best weather apps for iOS and Android to keep you update

In these wacky weather conditions, you need a reliable weather app to keep you one step ahead of the 28C heat surge.

And, it just so happens, that we’ve rounded up the best digital forecasters for your blower – read on to discover the handiest iOS and Android weather apps to get you through this shocker of a week, and every other day for that matter.

Met Office Weather

If you want peace of mind, you’re better off heading straight to the source, which for us Brits is the Met Office.

As the country’s national weather service, the Met Office (“met” here being short for meteorological) knows a thing or two about our crazy climate.

You can check the 7-day forecast for thousands of UK locations.

And, if you want extras, you can peruse a daily forecast, hourly forecasts for the next two days, three-hourly forecasts for seven days, weather warnings, a rainfall map, and a “feels like” temperature to help you pick what to wear.


A popular, well-reviewed, app that provides a 15-day forecast and helpful at-a-glance temperature graphs.

Along with a clear summary, you can scroll down to find info for the rest of the day, including humidity levels, wind speed, cloud cover, and so forth.

An hourly forecast is also available for those that like to be prepared morning, afternoon, and night.

Plus, you can procrastinate by gazing at sun and moon phases, and a weather map for the entire country.

A paid version of the app, which packs a torrent of stats and a MinuteCast that offers minute-by-minute weather data based on your location, will set you back £3.99.


WeatherBug both looks and works great. The app promises a wealth of real-time stats from the “largest network of sensors in the world.”

There are also live weather and traffic cams, plus info on how much it should cost to heat your home in the current climate.

Dark Sky

Yes, iPhone users have to fork out for this app, but it may be worth it if you’re obsessed with if its going to rain.

The app is always visible on a transparent layer beneath your smartphone screen, and lets you follow weather patterns (including storms) across the globe.

It’s great for weather buffs that want to venture out beyond their geographical confines, but may not be as useful for those after a quick update.

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