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The Weather Channel: Fall Forecast & Live Alerts for Android

By The Weather Channel Interactive Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Oct 6, 2017

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.


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

Release November 15, 2018
Date Added November 15, 2018
Version 8.14.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 9,671
Downloads Last Week 13
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Developer's Description

Live forecast updates are at your fingertips with The Weather Channel. Get the latest local weather forecast news delivered directly to your phone or tablet with and prepare with real time severe weather reports and live radar maps.

Extreme weather alerts and forecast information is available wherever you are! Get daily local weather news as well as extreme weather alerts to ensure you're able to plan life with confidence. The Weather Channel provides accurate real time reports that can help you plan up to 15 days in advance.

Hurricane season means you need to stay safe! Live maps and forecast radar updates will prepare you for any severe storms or local extreme weather alerts.

Weather the storm with real time updates! The top 5 features from The Weather Channel:

1. Weather news & live alerts - Get your current conditions at a glance with weather data that's relevant wherever you are.

2. Real time alerts - Plan your day up to two weeks in advance!

3. Hurricane alerts - Stay prepared and alert for hurricane season with detailed severe weather updates to help you weather any storm.

4. Severe weather alerts from thunder, to severe storms - Hurricane season is here - ensure you stay safe no matter the extreme weather!

5. Wind speed reports, live maps & forecast radar updates give you the most detailed weather information you need wherever you are!

Stay alert and plan outdoor activities with confidence.

- Don't get caught in the storm! Check the daily forecast and come rain, shine or even thunder, you will be prepared for whatever the day throws at you!

- Daily temperature, wind speed and storm reports let you know if you need to bring a big jacket or your umbrella!

- Want to catch that sunset or a enjoy a crisp walk in the park? Get detailed information on sunset times, cold and flu reports and the latest forecast radar updates.

- Run smart with Running Index! Find the best possible running conditions by analyzing the temperature and examining detailed wind speed updates to help you plan your perfect route!

- Concerned about allergies? Get high-risk allergy alerts and medical advice to help you beat them!

Keep informed on the latest weather news.

- Stay safe during extreme weather events. Fom flash floods to thunder to severe storms, we'll send you live radar alerts and expert safety advice, so you'll always be prepared.

Easily access all of the local weather & temperature information you need.

- Quickly find all the weather data you care about in one place: your smart home screen!

- Get precise daily weather updates, severe weather alerts and more of your favorite features right from your Apple Watch.

- Remove all ads from your weather app for a year with a $0.99 single payment in-app purchase.

Be alert and get all of the forecast radar updates you need to plan and stay safe. Real time news about wind speed, thunder and live maps mean that you can make the most out of your day!

Download The Weather Channel today to get any weather alert, big or small delivered directly to your smartphone or iPad. Brave severe storms or enjoy a beautiful day - with The Weather Channel it couldn't be easier!

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