The Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are relatively new to the industry. However, if you’re in the market for the best Android smartphone, you will be hard pressed to not choose between either of the two handsets. While the app can do a lot out of the box, apps that you install can make a lot of difference. Weather apps are one of them. While the Pixel 3 lineup comes with a stock weather app on board, it might not do the job if you’re looking for a comprehensive weather app.
Keeping this in mind, we’re going to talk about some of the best weather apps available for the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL in the market. Keep in mind that some of these apps are widely popular and it’s likely that you’ve come across them at least once in your lifetime. We’ve also made sure to include some hidden gems here so as to give you a good idea of all the best weather apps currently available in the Play Store. So let’s have a look at 5 best weather apps for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
5 Best Weather Apps For Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in 2018
When we talk about best weather apps, you will find AccuWeather on that list 9 times out of 10. This app has been around for quite some time, and I’ve been using it personally on my Android device every day. While other apps have somewhat better features, AccuWeather is as good as it gets with regards to accuracy and the amount of data available. Something known as RealFeel temperature gives you a better understanding of what the weather actually feels like compared to how it is outside.
The app also gives you access to local weather news, updates, radar maps and local weather reports, keeping you up to date with the changing conditions around you. AccuWeather can provide weather information for up to two weeks, giving you enough time to plan your trips. It’s a free download on the Play Store, but comes with ads and in-app purchases. Downloading this app also enables the Gear OS version of the app if you own one of the several Google-branded smartwatches.
Chosen as one of Google Play’s ‘Best Apps of 2017’, Today Weather is a comprehensive weather app that can keep you updated on the changing conditions around you in real time. What makes the app stand out is the collection of beautiful pictures of your city which changes depending on the weather and seasons around you. Given that most weather apps somewhat confuse the customers with a bunch of data that they cannot comprehend, Today Weather stands out for its simplicity. Data is easy to read, and all the information is available at your fingertips with minimal effort.
Important features like alerts and notifications for serious weather (hurricanes, thunderstorms etc) are available with Today Weather, helping you get to safety well in advance. The app acquires data from numerous sources like Weather Company Data, Accuweather.com, Aerisweather.com, Dark Sky, Yr.no etc, so you can be assured of getting an extremely accurate representation of the weather around you. Further, the app can also alert you of air quality, UV index and pollen count, which might not be useful for everyone, but it’s good to have these features on board. Today Weather is a free app on the Play Store and is ad-supported with in-app purchases. The app works with devices running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Weather by WeatherBug
This app is known for its quick weather alerts and is powered by the world’s largest network of professional weather stations, making sure you get the most accurate and relevant weather information. There are a bunch of other metrics you can track here including but not limited to Doppler radar, satellite, lightning alerts, precipitation, local temperature, local pressure, local radar, wind chill, heat index, humid, wind, pollen, and UV information. The app is truly international with weather information from 2.6 million locations around the world. You can further change the data that is displayed to you by rearranging the weather tiles as you see fit.
The app also supports lifestyle forecasts which can be handy to check for weather in golf courses, beaches and other places of interest. The app can also display severe weather alerts just like any other weather app, helping you plan your day well in advance. This app by WeatherBug is a free download on the Play Store and is ad-supported. There are no in-app purchases.
This is a severely underrated weather app for Android that takes input from a number of sources before displaying it to the public. It also supports crowd reporting, which is basically taking input from users who are on the ground bearing the brunt of the weather no matter how serious. This can significantly help other users brace themselves for dangerous weather. The app also supports National Weather Service Radio, keeping you updated at all times.
There’s a dedicated health tile within the app which can provide information on air quality, UV risk as well as local flu outbreaks. The app is free to download, but comes with ads. An in-app purchase for $1.99 can remove ads for good.
Yahoo Weather is one of those apps that has been around since the early days of Android, and is still around with some key updates made over the course of the years. Users have access to all the data like wind, pressure, and chance of precipitation, including the ability to view animated sunrises/sunsets within the app as well as data like wind and pressure modules. You can add up to 20 locations on this app, and switching between locations is as easy as swiping through them. You can join the weather revolution by submitting your weather photos to Yahoo via Flickr (a photo sharing platform). The app also comes with interactive maps detailing radar, satellite, heat, and snow. Yahoo Weather is an ad-supported free app on the Play Store.