Fed-up with the scorching heat, are you waiting for the monsoon to bring down mercury levels? Well, you can find out when the monsoon is going to enter India, using IMD's (Indian Meteorological Department) online portal. However, the website is so cluttered that the rains will probably hit your area by the time you find the desired section on www.imd.gov.in. Thankfully, we live in a world, where there's an app for almost everything. So here are five handpicked apps to access weather information in India.
Yahoo! Weather Developer: Yahoo! Once a leader in IM (Instant Messenger) and web services, Yahoo! is now trying its luck in the app business. Its apps are known for impressive interface design, and Yahoo! Weather is no exception. The app provides hourly, 5-day, and 10-day forecasts. It also integrates Flickr photos relevant to your location, and current conditions. Moreover, you get to view details such as wind, pressure, and solar details. There are interactive radar and satellite maps too.
AccuWeather Developer: AccuWeather Inc. AccuWeather is the trusted name when it comes to climate forecast. It offers push notifications for severe weather. The app alerts you about probable rain, snowfall, and thunderstorms. Users get access to current news and weather videos right inside the app. The application lists forecasts for nearly 3 million locations worldwide. The data is updated every 15 minutes with information for the next 15 days. The Android version of the app supports homescreen widgets.
The Weather Channel Developer: The Weather Channel. The Weather Channel gathers data from 200 meteorologists. Thanks to its TruPoint(sm) forecasting technology the climate data is mostly accurate. Using the maps, you can save your favourite travel routes and commutes to see how they will be impacted by the weather change. The app offers detailed weather conditions that covers temperature, sunrise, sunset, wind speed, humidity, UV index, visibility, and air pressure.
WeatherBug Developer: Earth Networks. This unique app connects to the world’s largest network of real-time weather and lightning sensors. It offers real-time lightning monitoring map. Although not very useful, it's somewhat fun to track lightning. The app brings to you up to 10 days of weather forecast. It keeps you informed of severe weather conditions at your current and saved locations. With the latest update, the app now supports Metric Unit System, which is widely used in India.
Bing Weather Developer: Microsoft This is one of the best looking weather apps in the market. Bing Weather helps you track the weather conditions with hourly, daily, and 10-day forecasts. It has a modern swipey interface for easy navigation. It's easy to customise and get details for the places you care about. There are other features such as radar maps, images, historical details, and live tiles support. Overall, it's a polished app from Microsoft. The annoying part is that it's only available for Windows Phone platform.