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The Best Free Weather Apps for Your Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Other Android Phones

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September 15
7:07 AM 2014

In our fast-paced world, knowing the weather conditions does not require watching local news anymore. With the use of smartphones, we can instantly get weather updates with the help of weather applications that are available. You don't need to spend lots of money to have the best weather application for your Android. Here are some free apps that you can use: 

Yahoo Weather

According to The Verge, Yahoo Weather is one of the best free options that you can use for Android. This beautifully designed app uses crowd-source images from Flickr that convey current weather conditions. This weather app lets you receive notifications to keep you updated with the weather changes throughout the day. Yahoo Weather is a free weather app for Android, but it does not have annoying ads and banners. The only things that are lacking in this app are the minute-by-minute weather forecast and radar map options. 

Weather Underground 

According to PC Mag, Weather Underground uses their professional and amateur weather stations to give an accurate weather information that you need to know in your location. It also offers crowd-sourced reports or weather observations that users submit. Weather Underground has radar maps and air quality conditions. It has a beautiful design, but not that easy to navigate compared to other apps. Also, be prepared with its banner ads since it is a free app. 

1Weather 

Having the best hourly and weekly weather forecast, 1Weather can be the best option to use according to Tom's Guide. It can also provide other information such as precipitation predictions and radar maps. 1Weather gives notification for current weather and forecast that you can see in the widget on your home screen. 

The Weather Channel 

Tom's Guide also noted that one of the best apps that you can use is The Weather Channel. This app is unsurprisingly popular despite the fact that its interface is not easy to navigate. The reason is because they give reliable weather information to the users and have the power to report weather conditions in a specific area. This free weather app has the live radar maps that the Yahoo Weather is missing. But it also has annoying ads that can't be removed. 

Eye In Sky 

If you want to have a weather app for your Android that you can customize, Eye In Sky is the best choice according to The Verge. It is also popular because of its clean design. Eye In Sky allows its users to choose from a variety of weather icons that will represent their current conditions. This weather app gives short and long-term forecast. Radar maps and pinpointing exact locations are some of the troubles of this app. 

Weather forecasts can help us decide on what to wear and where to go. Thanks to these free apps, we can always prepare an umbrella for a rainy day.

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