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The best weather forecast apps – iOS

There are a lot of weather apps in the Apple app store, some more complete and full of extra features. Others with simpler interfaces, ideal for those who want to get to the point. Here are four of them to help you choose which one best suits your needs.

Time 14 days

Indicated for:

Who wants to know in the smallest detail the weather forecast for no less than 14 days, which gives plenty of time to program

Weather 14 Days is an application that provides a flood of weather information, without leaving behind ease of use and without appealing to many confusing menus and buttons. The hourly forecast for each day is the most detailed among applications of its kind.

The app has so many functions that unfortunately some simply do not work outside of Europe. The application, developed there, brings map animations about cloudiness, precipitation, temperature and other weather features. A very interesting but totally useless resource for Brazilians.

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Indicated for:

Who wants super detailed information about the weather, including graphics showing the variations, without getting lost in a very large number of menus.

Accuweather stands out for its beautifully crafted, out-of-cliché look, and the sheer amount of settings that help the user customize the application experience. Graphs that display the temperature change over a single day or over several days help you see quickly and intuitively how the weather will behave over a period of time.

With so many options and visuals, Accuweather is a bit heavier and slower than other style apps. In addition, it brings news and videos, but only about the United States.

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Weather Channel

Indicated for:

Tailor-made for those who understand the subject, as well as checking if the time is right for various lifestyle activities

WeatherBug is very detailed, but it does put some things aside, such as more animation options, to offer them in the paid version of the app. Even so, the free app works satisfactorily with detailed weather data. One difference is the "lifestyle" part, which shows how the weather variations of the week can positively or negatively affect aspects such as family outings, sports and body care.

On the downside, the app features confusing menus with unintuitive icons, and some features that work only in the United States, such as camera images and real-time warnings about dangerous conditions.

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Indicated for:

People who are not very keen on very technical or detailed weather information and who seek little complication in navigation and settings

Weather Channel is a very beautiful and simple to use application, but less complete in the variety of information. It brings the current forecast and for nine more days and illustrates the current conditions with a beautifully produced background photograph. Moreover, its video section is not entirely useless for those outside the United States, as it shows phenomena of general interest, such as particularly strong rays and solar storms.

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All weather apps inform the user about the basics: temperature, sky conditions, cloudiness, possible rain and an extended forecast for a few more days.
Some apps go further, such as Accuweather and WeatherBug, packed with more technical and detailed information, including to help sports enthusiasts plan their activities. Others, like the Weather Channel, include videos on weather issues.