Checking the weather was one of the first truly useful functions that people could do with their smart devices. Sure, it’s easy enough to just look or walk outside but with online weather, you can see the temperature and weather all day and for many days afterward. The act of checking the weather remains a popular task on smart devices and the weather apps are only getting better. Here are the best iPad weather apps! If you’re rocking an Android device and want some awesome weather apps for that as well, check out our list of the best Android weather apps!
[Price: Free / $3.99]
AccuWeather is one of the more popular weather applications out there. It doesn’t have the most interesting design but it does bring a lot of information and it’s very easy to use. It includes the basic stuff like severe weather alerts, forecasts, and radar. Some of the advanced features include Apple Watch support and widgets. You can even set it to view multiple locations at once. You can also customize the interface to hide and show the things you really want.
Clear Day is a beautifully done weather application that shows you the weather in a straightforward way. It comes with the basic features like current weather, weather radar, severe weather alerts, and 7-day and 24-hour forecasts. It also comes with some extra stuff such as 3D weather maps, temperature maps, and the ability to check the weather at multiple locations at once. The NOAA radar covers the US, Canada, and Australia only but most of the rest of the features should be available for everyone.
[Price: Free / $2.99]
Intellicast HD uses a bit more of a typical app design when it comes to weather but wraps up that design with a ton of useful and fun features. Our favorite is SkyTime which animates the weather right on your iPad and it looks really cool. Aside from that, you’ll get the usual stuff such as forecasts, temperatures, weather alerts, and a lot more. There is also support for the Spanish language if needed.
[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
MyRadar is a unique application that focuses mostly on, well, weather radars. It’s for those buffs out there who like seeing the weather instead of simply viewing some numbers that describe what the weather is going to be like. The app uses custom made maps that are derived from NOAA data which makes this one of the more involved weather apps on the list. The in-app purchases include the removal of ads, Apple Watch support, and hurricane tracking.
The Weather Channel is a fairly ubiquitous name in the world of weather so you know what you’re getting out of an application like this. The design is clean and minimal with bright colors but it isn’t too flashy. You’ll find weather forecasts, severe weather alerts, and radar along with some more unusual things like weather news, pollen forecasts, and even a flu map to see if everyone’s getting sick. It’s a mainstay in the weather space and will continue to be for a long time.
[Price: Free / $0.99]
Weather+ is another popular weather application with decent user reviews. It provides most of the usual features including forecasts, current weather, and various weather stats like humidity, wind speed, and air pressure. This one also includes widgets which shows a clock, the weather, or both simultaneously. It’s a bit simple as far as weather apps go on this list but it is highly functional and works well.
[Price: Free / $1.99 per year]
Weather Underground is another well-known and reputable source of weather. In fact, many weather apps use Weather Underground as their source when pulling weather for their own applications. The official Weather Underground app comes with Apple Watch support, severe weather alerts, forecasts, weather radar maps, and a fairly well designed interface that is easy to use. The $1.99 per year charge is simply to remove ads which means both the free and paid version comes with the same set of features.
Wunderstation is a wholly different weather application that was developed by Weather Underground. We guess that two weather apps are better than one. This one comes with a lot of the same features as Weather Underground, including forecasts, current weather conditions, and weather maps. It also comes with some unique features like sunset and sunrise times, sky conditions, moon phases, and customizable graphics. It’s a surprisingly powerful weather app.
Yahoo Weather is a very popular weather application that underwent a total design overhaul about a year or so ago. The user interface is very well done with a sleek design that’s pleasing to the eye. The app itself features a single, vertical scroll interface where you keep scrolling to find out more weather info. It tells you the current weather, future forecasts, various weather maps and radar, and more. The more recent versions seem to be a bit rough around the edges but the app has a positive history so we assume those issues will be cleaned up sooner or later.
[Price: Free / $2.99]
Last and certainly not least is YoWindow Weather. This app doesn’t have a whole lot of features but the design is among the best you’ll find anywhere. It includes a unique slider feature that lets you visually view the weather changes throughout the day which is just plain fun to use. It’ll also show you the current weather, future forecasts, and a few other basic features. It looks fantastic and that does help make up for not being so powerful.