Indian weather, like its political situation, is very, very diverse and unpredictable. That’s what makes India, well, India. However, it helps if you have an edge over the weather in case you’re planning any events that involve the outdoors; The best Indian weather apps for Android can give you this edge.
There are a lot of great weather apps in the Google Play Store. However, today we’re looking for the ones that are specialized in handling weather for Indian users. India being the huge country it is, and with its equally huge population, this is no mean feat.
Nonetheless, there are some apps that manage to perform that task quite well. So, let’s get straight to it! Here is JOA’s pick for the 5 best Android apps for Indian weather.
1. Skymet Weather
This app is a champion when it comes to the problem at hand. Skymet is a proud “made in India” application and because of this, only focuses greatly on the weather patterns in the Indian subcontinent.
It provides weather forecast for more than 7500 locations in India alone, and if you’re planning to go abroad, adds another 200,000 locations around the world as well. Because of the former reason, it incorporates 9 regional languages:
- And, Gujarati
It provides accurate weather and timely updates along with satellite images, stories, videos, and a special monsoon forecast. It also has specialized and detailed weather content including weather news, analysis, climate change, earth and nature, FAQs, agriculture and economics which all come in handy when educating someone (or you).
Skymet is not only a weather app (if you didn’t notice already). It also gives interesting article content related to lifestyle, culture, food, and sports. It also helps in holiday planning and shows monthly weather trends and over 300 Indian locations using historical data.
In short, Skymet is a behemoth of a weather app, and much, much more.
AccuWeather is the most well-detailed app on this list. It effectively renders all the other apps on this list pale in comparison. However, it has only one caveat. It cannot guarantee effective usage for all the regions spanning India.
It displays a minute-by-minute forecast for the next 2 hours while being hyper localized to your exact street or GPS location. It also displays quite accurate forecasts for all latitudes and longitudes which auto-updates every 15 minutes and shows forecasts for the next 13 hours.
It also incorporates a handy little feature that shows a summary of rain, snow, wind and thunderstorm probability in an orange card with a self-explanatory exclamation mark on it.
Also, current news and videos are available for it as well along with precipitation type and intensity with the start and end time. And, finally, along with all of this, it also has support for 33 languages and dialects. All in all, a very capable app.
WeatherBug is another app on this list that has made it through sheer functionality alone. They claim to have the largest professional grade on the face of the planet, and it shows.
WeatherBug provides the most weather maps than any other app on this list, and provides weather forecasts for 2.6 million locations around the globe. Clearly, that’s a lot. The total lightning network in the app can receive thunderstorm alerts 50% faster.
What does that mean for you, the average consumer?
Well, you can customize your weather data to fit your needs and have custom weather forecasts to fit your lifestyle activities such as sports, lawncare, etc.
Another very convenient feature is the ability to view traffic conditions if you’re living in the crowded cities, and proactively plan your day. Finally, you can track hurricanes using satellite and radar.
That feature comes in handy along with all the other functionality this app provides. It has a reliable hourly forecast and for 10 days. It also incorporates a Doppler radar for measuring precipitation.
4. Yahoo Weather
The weather app developed by one of your favorite email-services, the Yahoo weather app takes the lead when it comes to aesthetics. You get your regular weather updates, but to spice things up, you also get stunning photos that matches the current weather conditions.
It has a well-acclaimed design and includes weather information for 10 days alongside 24 hour temperature forecast. It has a lot of visuals to choose from which include- interactive, radar, satellite, heat and wind maps.
It includes a severe weather alert into its ecosystem as well which is quite useful. Aesthetic-wise, it has an animated sunset, sunrise, wind, and pressure modules which is a nice touch. Like most of the other apps on this list, it also features a humidity, UV, and precipitation sensor.
Weather is a very delicate thing and as I mentioned before, also very unpredictable. These apps can only give you reports based on certain patterns and none are guaranteed to be always right, so remember that before you start using any of these apps.
Also, the apps listed above are kind of arbitrary in the sense that we had to sift through loads of apps to find the best ones the work in the Indian region. However, if you find that there are other choices that work equally well, don’t forget to let us know by commenting down below!