Most anyone that has cable television has heard of the Weather Channel. It’s the go-to place to find out what’s going on up in the sky. Luckily, this app is no different, providing all the weather information you need to plan your week.
The app determines your location using the iPhone’s GPS and gives you the current weather, including the temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity, UV index and visibility – well updated within the hour. Once you’ve got your forecast, you can email it to anyone in your contacts list using the share button. No more having to answer that “how’s the weather” question over and over.
In addition to the current forecast, you can get an extended one, either in hourly format or as 36 hour or 10-day. You can also view a weather map of your area or anywhere else and get live weather radar using Google Maps. Just scroll with your finger or use the pinch and spread functions to change the scale of the area.
Traveling? Check out the severe weather alerts for your home or destination by touching the severe button. If you like to get your weather TV-style, you can check out video feed of forecasts – for the U.S., U.K., France and Canada. (Be aware that the France video is in French but it is pretty easy to figure out.)
I liked how quickly it loaded and how easily it found out where I was. Though it wasn’t able to give me the forecast for my town, it did pick one up for a locale less than five minutes away, which is considerably better than for some of the other weather apps I’ve tried.