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The best weather apps for Android


With these apps, you never have to wonder how the weather will be: We put the best Android weather frogs through their paces in the Play Store. The weather experts know the current weather situation, make precise forecasts and sometimes even have real-time radar maps on board.

These Android apps turn your smartphone into a weather oracle. All of the apps presented are available free of charge, but some can be expanded with paid upgrades or freed from advertising. If you attach particular importance to the optics, you will quickly be happy with Yahoo weather. This brings captivatingly beautiful HD photos to the Android device, which present current weather conditions based on location-dependent photos such as urban landmarks or monuments – each enriched with a currently applicable weather effect.

With Precise Weather for Germany you can look particularly far into the future: Here a forecast of up to 15 days is possible. The app also describes the weather in whole sentences, current road conditions can be found for drivers, for example, and those who bring a little more time can also have the weather explained here in professional video clips.

WetterOnline can also convince on Android devices, it is the offshoot of the website of the same name. The app scores with current radar maps, which make it particularly easy to realistically assess the risk of rain at your own location. The app also has a live ticker and a daily preview every hour. You can find a creative weather forecast in the somewhat weird weather frog: The app uses images from Google Street View and enriches them with weather effects that correspond exactly to the local weather. This gives users a small but authentic preview of the situation on site via the app.

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Weather from WeatherBug

This Android weather frog wants to provide particularly accurate information with severe weather warnings, hourly forecasts and a Germany-wide rain radar.

Weather from WeatherBug

If you want to know what the weather is like, look at forecasts. If you want to know exactly how the weather will be, use a rain radar: Cloud movements as well as storm and rain zones are only calculated for a short time, but very precisely and up-to-date. Unfortunately, not all weather apps offer this function, weather from

WeatherBug
but has it on board and can reliably tell you when reaching for the umbrella really makes sense. WeatherBug can do a lot more: The app reports severe weather warnings from the German Weather Service, reports the current weather situation on request in the notification bar and supports any number of own locations around the world. Also strong: The app’s own “Storm Tracker” tracks thunderstorm zones and reliably warns of inhospitable natural events. There is even a snow depth forecast on board, so winter sports enthusiasts can plan ski tours up to ten days in advance.

Great design and plenty of content

The developers have packed the extensive weather information into an attractive and tidy surface. The app obtains data from at least 10,000 weather stations, which users can also choose and weather notifications work in around 90 countries. The app even knows the current traffic situation. Another nice feature: the display shows you the distance between your location and the nearest active fire and the last lightning strike. Widgets are included.

Conclusion on the test of the Android app Adobe Wetter from WeatherBug

A strong structure, extensive content and a precise rain radar make WeatherBug one of the best and most popular weather apps for Android.

German speaking, free of charge

Weather radar

This weather oracle focuses primarily on current radar maps, but also offers longer-term forecasts and extensive reporting parameters.

Weather radar

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Weather radar
is a very nice weather app with a neat layout, comprehensive information and meaningful radar maps. Predictions are possible here weekly, daily and – very precisely – hourly. A real-time widget also offers very current messages on the home screen and the weather app offers almost all relevant report parameters: These include visibility, UV index, dew points, local times, wind speeds and more. Nice: The app can also display weather information on the lock screen, the tool relies on a kind of live lockscreen, which in addition to interactive forecasts also offers app shortcuts and a second, expanded view – top! In some cases, however, the content of the Windy.com website is shown via web view. A generous selection of widgets is also on board, these make a particularly chic impression on the homescreen with transparent elements.

No version currently available without ads

Foolproof operation, sensible quick access to all functions and settings as well as the minimalist-modern design of the surface invite you to download free of charge from the weather radar. The app is financed by advertising, unfortunately a premium version is not yet available.

Conclusion on the test of the Android weather radar app

Stylish design, an interactive and particularly informative lock screen as well as meaningful radar maps make this app the leader. We still miss an ad-free version.

German speaking, free of charge

This official app on the website of the same name aims to score with rain radar, live webcams and a particularly tidy layout.

wetter.com - Weather and rain radar

The free app

wetter.com – Weather and rain radar
brings information and forecasts of the website of the same name to the Android device in a compact and clear manner. But web content is not simply clapped onto the Android display, the app comes with its own layout and design – and does everything right: Statistics, radar maps and diagrams provide a wealth of information at a glance, weather videos with announcers are on board and a pretty widget reliably presents forecasts on the homescreen. The app warns of storms promptly with push notifications and webcams reveal the actual weather conditions at different locations in the country in real time. When it comes to the display, the weather service goes into detail: felt temperatures, times of the sun, air pressure and forecast rainfall show a comprehensive picture of the weather.

Premium version without advertising is only available as a subscription

An advertising-free pro version of the weather app is unfortunately only available as a subscription, the cheapest option costs 5.99 € per year (test time). This will remove advertising on all devices that use the same Google account, but there are no new features. The upgrade is somewhat more expensive than comparable apps.

Conclusion on the test of the Android app wetter.com – weather and rain radar

This weather app offers live webcams, a reliable rain radar and reports news about weather, climate and health. Unfortunately, the ad-free version is only available as a subscription.

German speaking, free of charge

Storm radar: weather map

This app offers extensive weather data and wants to convince with radar maps and “storm tracking”. Unfortunately, the virtual weather frog warns of lightning only in the USA.

Storm radar: weather map

When it comes to accuracy, Storm Radar: Wetterkarte has the edge in the Play Store. The virtual weather service for Android scores with precise forecasts and conveys the cloud situation at its own location as well as anywhere in the world using radar maps. For the next six hours, the app promises a particularly reliable preview, which means that storm fronts that are approaching are precisely recorded. Before it becomes unsightly at your own location, the app also warns of hail or lightning and names the speed of movement of storms and their intensity. There is even a storm cell tracker on board. Notifications let us know in good time about impending thunderstorms, various map styles promise a better overview, variety in design and legends for rain, snow or sleet can finally be called up easily with this app. Strong too: To call up detailed information on individual map points, simply press and hold the corresponding position.

Look into the future by timeline

With a practical timeline, you can look up to two hours into the past and a maximum of six hours into the future with the “Storm Radar” – purely meteorologically, of course. The movements of rain clouds or storms can be read precisely and, if necessary, also estimated for the distant future. Graphics, times of the sun and extras such as UV index and humidity are also part of the display.

Conclusion on the test of the Android app Storm Radar: weather map

Excellent weather service for free: Precise information, radar maps and severe weather warnings quickly grow to your heart with this clear app.

German speaking, free of charge

Weather

Rich functions, no advertising and some very nice images from professional photographers await you with this free weather app.

Weather

Free class leader: Weather competes with even the best weather apps and can score straight away with a chic design and a well-designed user interface. You can also find maximum and minimum temperatures, risk of precipitation, cloud cover or the current visibility for several locations. The UV index, wind strengths with all directions and the perceived temperature can also be found here. The Android weather frog has nine widgets ready and offers a lot more information: A graphically illustrated 24-hour forecast for the local temperature and for the probability of rain are on board and the sun and moon times are also known to the app. Even a radar map for rain zones, cloud fields, wind directions and temperature fields is available – preview included. Small drawback: The weather forecast here extends only one week into the future.

With photo marketplace

The weather at the selected location is accompanied by the app with scenic photos, some of which come from app users themselves, because the Android weather service is also a picture marketplace. Photographers can upload their own works here and hope for the sale of their pictures. If you are interested, there is more information on the website of the provider.

Conclusion on the test of the Android app weather

A beautiful and ad-free weather app with lots of useful information and a clear structure. Top!

German speaking, free of charge

Weather & Clock widget for Android offers compact information in the form of a chic widget and has a lot of weather data in the main window.

Weather & clock widget for Android (weather forecast)

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Weather & clock widget for Android (weather forecast)

For locations around the world, you can use the Weather & Clock Widget for Android to find local weather data and forecasts. In the main window, you can switch between several locations (maximum ten) and call up weather data such as maximum and minimum temperatures, wind directions as well as the wind strength and degrees of cloudiness. The app also knows the current duration of the day and the local humidity. With a 10-day preview as well as a moon phase calendar and an hourly forecast, the program is well positioned. We particularly like the widgets, which are available in several sizes and provide chic information, clear graphics and the most important weather data for brisk information at a glance. Thanks to the modern look, simple handling and plenty of information, the virtual weather frog can quickly convince, which is also due to the appealingly tidy interface. Practical: Updates can only be loaded in the WLAN and the content and structure of the widget can be adjusted.

Conclusion on the test of the Android app Weather & clock widget for Android (weather forecast)

With detailed weather information, a beautiful design and simple operation, this weather app sets itself apart from the competition. The widget is particularly impressive.

German speaking, free of charge

Yahoo weather

Appealing design in HD, pictures of local attractions and detailed weather data are intended to convince users of Yahoo weather.

Yahoo weather

This official weather app from the Internet giant Yahoo offers all relevant information about the current weather, has forecasts on board and impresses with its beautiful design. Information is presented here in a particularly appealing way, because the weather check with the app is almost fun: the background captivates with beautiful HD photos of the weather and central information is subtly emphasized, so we check the location here at a glance. The chic background photos of the app are selected depending on the location (source: Flickr) and show central locations or sights in larger cities. The free app can remember multiple locations, offers flexible notifications and allows data limitation when roaming: Top! Yahoo Weather is visually particularly successful and offers weather information and forecasts at flexible intervals without appearing overloaded. Widgets, precipitation probabilities and a UV index are also on board.

Conclusion on the test of the Android app Yahoo Weather

This functional weather app scores with a first-class look and smooth operation in the brisk interface.

German speaking, free of charge

Forecasts, widgets, wallpapers: GO Weather Forecast & Widgets is well stocked for a free app. The weather forecasts are reliable here.

GO weather forecast & widgets

The GO Weather Forecast & Widgets app is one of the most beautiful in the Play Store: chic HD photos indicate weather conditions, the color selection is pleasantly coherent and transparency effects give graphs, symbols and labels a modern look. The developers not only have a knack for design, the Android weather frog also has a lot to offer in terms of functionality. With a live weather display, pollen counter, UV index and perceived temperatures, all important information is on board. Also included are widgets with clocks and varied designs, warning messages for dangerous weather and reliable rain forecast. The app reports wind strengths together with their direction, allows the weather status to be forwarded to friends with pretty pictures and offers health information on weather conditions for everyone who wants to do sports outdoors or like to spend their time outdoors. The weather data for the app comes from Accuweather and can be called up for more than 200,000 locations worldwide.

Conclusion on the test of the Android app GO Weather Forecast & Widgets

With chic presentation, great design and last but not least a lot of useful weather information for places all over the world, there is nothing left to be desired.

German speaking, free of charge

Exact weather for Germany

For up to 15 days you can look into the future with Exact Weather for Germany – at least as far as the weather is concerned. The app offers plenty of additional information about the weather.

Exact weather for Germany

With a chic and informative dashboard, the Exact weather for Germany app makes a good impression right from the start. For your location or a selected location in the country, you will find a compact preview with brief information for the next five days, with a swipe gesture the app changes to a detailed view for at least 15 days in advance. For day and night you will find temperatures, humidity values, wind directions with speeds and a short summary in whole sentences. Sun times, hourly forecasts and a rain radar are also at home in the dashboard. Here you will also find weather videos with camera shots and clear animations. However, they start automatically with the app, which is not always smart on the mobile data network. Great: Road conditions are also reported, allergy warnings are on board and the app makes suggestions for activities that are currently suitable for the weather.

Conclusion on the test of the Android app Exact weather for Germany

An extensive weather app with long-term forecasts that knows the road conditions and scores with a rain radar and video presentations.

German speaking, free of charge

1Weather: weather app

The first thing that strikes us about the 1Weather: Weather app is the chic design – but the app’s weather service doesn’t have to hide.

1Weather: weather app

This weather app shows current weather data and forecasts for up to 10 days in a modern interface and is particularly appealing with weather-dependent HD backgrounds. The program allows the monitoring of several locations, offers hourly forecasts with perceived temperature and rain risk as well as an expanded view with formulated values ​​and wind strengths. With simple but clear graphics and animations, 1Weather: Weather app describes the daily temperature profile and the risk of precipitation for the next seven days. Weather maps, animated sun and moon phases are also on board and flexible widgets round off the app. Practical: Two extra widgets with additional time information are available. The total of six windows in the app can be reached quickly by scrolling, but also via quick navigation at the bottom of the screen – the comparatively extensive app always remains clear. The advertising disappears at a price of € 1.99.

Conclusion on the test of the Android app 1Weather: weather app

Strong design and an impressive range of functions can quickly convince you. The app has a number of different widgets on board.

German speaking, free of charge

WetterOnline Wetter App

WetterOnline offers the forecasts and live reports on the website of the same name. Rich information and a neat layout determine the appearance.

WetterOnline Wetter App

With the extensive app on the WetterOnline web portal, you can monitor as many locations as you like, and it works worldwide. The interface offers an intuitive structure, with lots of information to be found: A day preview with hourly intervals with temperatures and rain risk is on board and a preview for the following days can be found directly in the dashboard – this can be scrolled vertically and conveys weather News also in 60-second videos and short photo galleries. A pull-down menu provides rain and weather radar and live tickers, weather trends and a news area complete the offer. Sun times are shown here together with the current weather and a thematically matching photo at the top of the screen, so the current situation can be checked at any time. A premium version is available as a subscription for 99 cents per month, which allows zooming in on the rain radar, switches off advertising and can be run on five devices simultaneously.

Conclusion on the test of the Android app WetterOnline Wetter App

This app contains all the important information in a large but clear main window. Videos, radar maps and a 14-day forecast included.

German speaking, free of charge

Exact weather YoWindow

That is something else: In Exact Weather YoWindow, a lovingly designed landscape reflects your local weather situation.

Exact weather YoWindow

In front of graphically appealing backgrounds, this app not only presents the weather at your location with dry facts and figures. The Exact Weather YoWindow app is haunted by the same weather conditions that prevail in your immediate surroundings with atmospheric sceneries of tranquil landscapes, airports, large cities or Far Eastern panoramas. Rain, snow, sun or a romantic moonlight reflect the current weather reports. If you don’t find anything suitable among the eight landscapes on offer, you can also use your own pictures – for example of the home garden. The app presents temperatures, wind directions or the current humidity in a separate window: This is just like a multi-day preview at the top of the screen. Great: The app can also be switched as a live background. An ad-free full version is available, which currently costs € 3.29.

Conclusion on the test of the Android app Exact Weather YoWindow

The weather at a glance: This app projects the actual weather at the user’s location onto graphically appealing panoramas that you can exchange at any time.

German speaking, free of charge

Weather forecast

This app takes it very precisely: weather forecasts want to provide as precise a forecast as possible and look up to two weeks into the future.

Weather forecast

No matter where you are in the world, the weather forecast app knows the local weather and offers hourly forecasts for the next 24 hours. In the long term, this works for a period of up to two weeks, but as expected the reliability of the predictions decreases significantly. In a refreshingly modern interface, the virtual weather frog presents information on semi-transparent surfaces with plenty of details. Here you can find clear temperature diagrams, times of the sun, the perceived temperature and the probability of precipitation. A rain radar with detailed air currents is also integrated and anyone who scrolls the dashboard right down to the bottom will find a “ntv” news window with stock exchange prices as well as news from politics, sports and business. The weather app offers data in metric format, but has not yet been completely translated into German without errors. Although this spoils the appearance a little, it does not limit the functionality.

Conclusion on the test of the Android app weather forecast

Precise information, first-class design and firmly anchored message windows combine with this weather app a convincing overall package with smooth handling.

German speaking, free of charge

Weather frog

A bit silly but funny: The weather frog makes weather forecasts and loosens up the presentation with cartoon elements.

Weather frog

With hourly forecasts, a warning system for dangerous weather and a six-day preview, the weather frog is well positioned in terms of functionality. The app uses at least eight different data sources and offers a particularly charming extra: Weather simulations are available for a whole range of major German cities, which are linked to Google Streetview. The location recordings are enriched with the weather effects of the current weather and thus offer a realistic view of the local conditions. In addition to dry data and facts, the Android weather service visualizes various events and phenomena with funny figures: a total of 20 fabulous beings announce clear nights, violent storms or bright sunshine. Nice: The figures can be collected, but are only unlocked as soon as a corresponding betting event occurs.

Conclusion on the test of the Android app Weather Frog

Android weather app with weather frog: This app convinces with a charming coat of paint and shows local weather conditions with the help of Streetview.

German speaking, free of charge

Weather forecast & radar

The free Weather Forecast & Radar app is a real powerhouse, but wants to offer easy access with simple operation and a tidy interface.

Weather forecast & radar

With rich functions, modern design and a clear user interface, the Weather Forecast & Radar app quickly gains sympathy. The app provides weather data in real time, severe weather warnings are intended to protect against storms and snow chaos, and the developers have also taken great care with the details: in addition to wind directions, fluctuations in air pressure and current visibility, the Android weather service also reveals perceived temperatures, humidity and current wind speeds. The app has a widget with variable size on board, shows the current cloud cover on a radar map and offers its service throughout Europe, the continental USA as well as Canada and Australia. A paid version is available that does without advertising, provides notifications for your own locations and offers a hurricane tracker.

Conclusion on the test of the Android app weather forecast & radar

Weather warnings, strong design and clear map functions invite you to download this weather app.

German speaking, free of charge

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