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Editors' Review

The Weather Channel packs a ton of weather-related information into its weather app, putting conditions, forecasts, maps, and videos only a few taps or swipes away.

Pros

Location-specific weather reporting: On the app's home page, see your current weather conditions, including temperature, percent of rain, and wind speed and direction. Hourly, daily, and fifteen-day forecasts are a swipe away. The app does a nice job of presenting information, and forecasts and conditions are easy to grasp.

Loads of weather-related data: Much like you'd see on a Weather Channel broadcast, the app is packed with visually appealing radar maps, road and traffic conditions, health and activity reports, and lots of weather and news video.

Set alerts: The app can display real-time alerts for weather-related events. Set alerts for significant weather forecasts, rain and snow in your area, lightning strikes, government-issued warnings, pollen reports, and more. You can also set alert times, so the app won't disturb you while you sleep.

SEE: The 5 Best Weather Apps with the Most Accurate Forecast for Your Location

Cons

Pervasive ads: Weather.com supports the free version of its app with ads. The ads, however, feel intrusive and can take up nearly half of some screens. The ad-free version is $3.99.

Not customizable: You don't have a lot of control over what you see on the app's screens. Instead of being able to organize information for how'd you like to see it, you need to scroll and tap to find what you're looking for.

For community-sourced weather, the app points you to Weather Underground: If you want to see personal weather stations, webcams, and crowd-sourced reports, the app directs you to its Weather Underground app, which handles community-generated weather news.

Bottom Line

The Weather Channel's Weather app for Android does a nice job of bringing much of what you'd find on the broadcast channel to your phone. If you enjoy the channel's approach to weather, you should feel right at home with the app. For those just looking for current conditions at a glance, other apps -- including those from Weather Underground and Dark Skies -- are up to the task.


 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.14.0

We regularly update our app to fix bugs and enhance performance to help you plan your day with confidence. We're also bringing the following new features:

- Ad Free subscription: Check your forecast without the inconvenience of ads.

- See the forecast and plan your day without the inconvenience of ads with a subscription.

General

Publisher The Weather Channel Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.weather.com
Release Date November 15, 2018
Date Added November 15, 2018
Version 8.14.0

Category

Category Home Software
Subcategory Weather Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

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File Name External File

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Total Downloads 6,748
Downloads Last Week 21

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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