Easily our favourite weather app for iOS (sadly no Android version exists yet), Dark Sky is simple looking yet it has a deep feature set, including an absolute gem of a standout addition. You’ll get full access to detailed wind speeds, handy radar maps and the regular seven day forecast, yet Dark Sky is really made great thanks to accurate weather tracking. It’ll alert you, down the minute, when it is about to start raining and for the most part it is pretty darn accurate.
Price: £2.99 | iPhone and iPad
If you just want an app that tells you the weather in an easy to read, no frills manner, BBC Weather is the app for you. Along the bottom you’ll the find the upcoming forecast, while tapping on a date will give you a slightly more detailed view. You can input your location manually, but it’ll find your exact position through GPS to make things easier.
Clearly the inspiration for Apple’s redesign of the Weather app in iOS7, Yahoo Weather is fully featured and well designed, a package improved by the fact that it’s both free and available on iOS and Android. As you move through the forecasts, snaps from Flickr populate the background, each made to match the destination you’re in, it’s a nice touch. Radars are present, as are heat and wind maps, plus notifications can alert you to any sudden weather changes.
While this app won’t win any awards for design, it’s still a great choice for Windows Phone fans. The forecast is presented in a hour by hour or daily view, with big bright icons showing the weather and handy visual cues for wind speed and rainfall. Our favourite bit though is the Live Tile, which brings the forecast to your homescreen.
Free | Windows Phone
If you’re looking for something a little more customisable from your weather app of choice, we’d say go with this one. For your £1.75 purchase you’ll get access to real life news and weather broadcasts, a load of radars and a load of settings you play around with. On Android you’ll also get some nice extras, like a little icon in your notification bar that’ll tell you the current weather and a handy homescreen widget.