Weather - The Weather Channel

Weather - The Weather Channel

Hourly/weekly local forecasts, doppler radar maps, news, storm alerts & warnings


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: September 12, 2017
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 50,000,000 - 100,000,000

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Descriptions


Plan and prepare with confidence with the world’s most downloaded Weather App.

GET ACCURATE FORECASTS FOR ANY LOCATION
• Cognitive Home Screen: Changes based on your current location, weather, and time of day, so you get your current conditions plus the weather info you need most.
• Hurricane Central: Monitor tropical storms and hurricanes and get safety and preparedness tips. When a tropical storm or hurricane forms, track it and stay safe with Hurricane Central.
• Local & National Forecasts: Hourly, 15-day and weekend forecasts available in Celsius or Fahrenheit for the US, Canada, and locations around the world.
• Current Weather Conditions: Beyond accurate temperatures you’ll get “feels like” weather, humidity, dew point, sunrise, sunset, wind speed, UV index, visibility and barometric pressure.
• Weather Maps: Fast-loading doppler radar maps show past and future radar. Map layers show road or satellite views, water temperature, wind speeds, snow cover, and more.
• Plan for Trips: Get access to seasonal weather trends, road conditions, the tides, and 15-day forecasts for your favorite destinations like Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver.

PERSONALIZED REAL-TIME WEATHER ALERTS
• Severe Weather Alerts: Stay safe with National Weather Service government issued notifications of extreme weather. Know the moment tornado, hurricane or severe storm watches and warnings are issued.
• Breaking News Alerts: Stay informed with national and local weather news updates. Track tropical storms and hurricanes as they develop while receiving storm safety and preparedness tips.
• Lightning Alerts: Get real-time alerts for your GPS location, and know where lightning is striking near you.
• Daily Rain Alerts: Never get caught in the rain again with real-time alerts for your GPS location and morning precipitation reports for your favorite locations.
• Pollen Alerts: Know the pollen counts near you.

It’s easy and free! Activate these alerts by going to your in-app settings.


DIVE DEEP INTO YOUR WEATHER
• GoRun Forecast: Like to run? Now you can create a personalized GoRun Forecast to help you answer questions like “When should I run?” “What should I wear?” “How far should I go?” Scroll to the Outdoors module in our app to try it out, and let us know what you think at feedback.weather.com.
• 24/7 Remote Temps: Populate your notification bar with the current temperatures of your favorite locations worldwide.
• Weather Widgets: We have widgets available in 1x1, 2x2, 1x4 and 4x4.
• Seasonal Tools: Use our pollen counts to help plan your outdoor activities. (SMARTPHONES ONLY)
• Weather News: From severe storms and tornadoes to straight-up bizarre weather occurrences, we’ll keep you up to date.
• Weather Videos: Local forecasts, climate change news, and everything in between, all streamed in HD.
• Sleek Interface: Easy to use and beautiful in its simplicity.
• Stunning Imagery: Amazing background photos match your current weather conditions.
• Love For Android Tablets: The best weather app and widgets are optimized for Android Tablets.

THE WEATHER CHANNEL ON THE WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA:
Find us at weather.com, like us on facebook.com/theweatherchannel, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @weatherchannel.

FEEDBACK:
We’re always looking to improve our app and appreciate your feedback. So please rate, review, and +1 us in the Google Play Store. If you have suggestions, submit them to feedback.weather.com.

PRIVACY:
You may be interested in our Privacy Policy, which can be found here: http://www.weather.com/common/home/privacy.html and our Terms of Use, which can be found here: http://www.weather.com/common/home/legal.html

Reviews


4.4
1,441,582 total
5 901,849 
4 335,276 
3 92,672 
2 40,620 
1 71,165 

  • Weather - The Weather Channel
    Martin Bradbury Published date: September 14, 2017

    You have ruined a perfect good app! This new infinity scroll version is a step back and requires more user imput (scrolling) where previously the same information was on the start screen, the new colours and fonts are also harder on the eye. This is chane for changes sake, with no real consideration for the user journey. Contains a lot more adverts aswell. Its only your reputation that is stopping me uninstaling Full Review

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    Mark Jenkins Published date: September 15, 2017

    At first I was very dissatisfied with release 8.1.1 on my tablet. However after spending some time using it I am much happier. They took away the tabs but you now have better access to all of the content, though it does take longer to get there because you have to scroll down to it. I still prefer landscape mode on my tablet and the new release only has portrait but I can live with it. Full Review

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    A Google User Published date: September 20, 2017

    Pixel XL... After last update all it's good for is ongoing temp notification... App doesn't load. All I have been able to see is the background to the app and I'm not even sure that's actually changed since the update. You've rendered it basically useless for me 😞 Still not working after any updates. Full Review

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    Terri Robinson Published date: September 21, 2017

    The actual weather parts of this app are pretty good. The problem is that you have to scroll through numerous ads to find the weather info. I wish they offered a version with no ads like some other apps do. It would also be nice if you could choose your layout order of the different sections. Full Review

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    Briain Andrews Published date: September 21, 2017

    The new update is horrible! My tablet must be vertical to use it, who uses a tablet in the vertical position? The quick access tabs are gone so the user must scroll through everything, including ads, to get to the desired information. I could go on and on, it is just a terrible update! It's the same now as on my phone which is usually verticle. I believe the developers are taking a shortcut by forcing a phone app on tablet users. How pathetic! Full Review

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    Ken Hale Published date: September 9, 2017

    I don't know what they did with their recent update but it changed how the app orients itself on my tablet. It automatically rotates the screen so that I have to turn my tablet to view the screen in long form instead of wide form. I also don't like the look of the new app screens. Change it back Weather Channel. Full Review

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    Bradley Plum Published date: September 14, 2017

    Alerts don't work anymore and terrible customer service. When i download the app the notification sounds "my weather" and "my severe weather" don't download with the app making the alerts silent. I have contacted their support Center and a day later got a reply asking for my app version, I sent them everything they requested. Three new help requests later, and a week and counting, ZERO replies, not even a "thank you for your information" or a "we are working on the issue." Full Review

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    Donna Cnossen Published date: September 17, 2017

    Great app! I live in Florida and this app is used quite often and helped me to get through Hurricane Irma. It kept me in the loop with all the latest updates on the hurricane when I had a problem streaming my local weather channels. The hurricane coverage provided by The Weather Channel and it's app was always available at anytime and always updated with the latest stats. Thank you for a great app! Full Review

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    robert p Published date: September 12, 2017

    Was great now terrible. No longer oriented to my tablet plus lousy UI. Before the headings listed important catagories including the long range forcast for easy access but now it doesn't. Lots of irrelavant info now included in place of useful info. Will uninstall if not returned to previous format. If it's not broken then don't fix it ! Full Review

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    Christina Bilskis Published date: September 14, 2017

    I appreciate the forecast., but that's about it. Can we get explanations on the forecast? Something like "high pressure systems sitting up here in the PNW are causing the high Temps and smoke to stick around". I have been using the NOAA website because I get more information from them on WHY the weather is doing what it's doing. Full Review

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    Ron Rosedale Published date: September 20, 2017

    An absolutely horrible update. I found it to be the best app prior to the last update. I can never understand how developers cannot see the difference between updating and down dating.. It is now far less convenient to use and less elegant. Why restrict now to only portrait on my tablet? After this being my go to weather app for the last several years, I've been forced to use another. Full Review

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    Robert Reeves Published date: September 21, 2017

    Update on new version: it is not better but worse. Very inaccurate. Same app on three devices but never the same information. How can that be? 12/31/15 the current temp on all three apps was different with a 10 degree difference between highest and lowest. and that was after making sure all three apps were refreshed. Often radar shows snow where I live but it isn't snowing and often shows nothing when it is snowing! Full Review

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    Nick Gotshall Published date: September 19, 2017

    There's more information now, but the app has become a mess. Instead of picking the tab with what you want, you have to scroll down (which nothing tells you) through clusters of autoplay videos and ads to get to what you want. Just not very user friendly. I'm going to have to get a different weather app now. Full Review

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    Vinicius Thedim Published date: September 13, 2017

    Support is unresponsive, fake, just automatic responses. App consumes to much data on background, must be restricted .Suggestions: It could use a compass icon pointing for wind directions instead of mnemonic reference. Regular users sometimes doesn't remember this college information. At least it could be a preference to be chosen by user. Wind alerts could be configured by user. I miss this information since wind alert is triggered only on hi speed wind. Needs more condensed information on screen. Two less star for not responding emails. I sent 4 emails and only received automatic responses. Listen your users, make a payed no ads version Full Review

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    Jim S Published date: September 14, 2017

    After this latest update it won't do landscape view on our tablets. The layout totally changed. Why would you all do this if it wasn't broken. It was a good dependable app that we used every day. Probably look for another. Really hate updates that change the whole layout like this. We have to learn and set up every thing again. At least give us a button to fall back to the last version. Full Review

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    Mary Morris Published date: September 17, 2017

    They ruined it with the new format. The old format had simple tabs across the top - radar, current, forecast, and news. Now, nothing is simple! Can't find anything, or if I do, it's after going thru multiple steps, mostly by guess & by luck. Hate it! Full Review

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    mo hicks Published date: September 19, 2017

    Saved our lives once on an rv trip...got an alert telling us to get off the road quickly and to take a truck route at 5pm! We did. Checked the news and 13 people died in a flash flood on that road. Listen, use, and obey this life-saving app! Full Review

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    Red Spark Fox Published date: September 15, 2017

    I am pleased with this app. It's gotten me all over this country, and always keeps me updated on any advisories, warnings, storms, even when rain or a storm is predicted to start. The 14 day forecast helps to extend future plans, and I love the use of the Future Radar tracking Full Review

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    Aaron Bumbarger Published date: September 12, 2017

    Opens up then crashes out because of display size on the s8+ even if I change the display settings. -EDIT Developers fixed the issue changed to 5 stars because i do enjoy this app! Thanks for letting me know to try again! Full Review

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    James Wiesemann Published date: September 13, 2017

    I hate this new format! It would be fine for a cell phone but you lose the landscape format for tablets and laptops! Now I have to turn my tablet to the portrait get weather updates! Very inconvenient. Thinking about going back to another app! Full Review

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    Malcolm Prout Published date: September 14, 2017

    Was great - used it for years on my tablet. But the latest update has changed it to the phone version which is a) wrongly oriented for a tablet and b) nowhere near as easy and informative in use. I cannot wait a month for the horizontal version so I will have to seek an alternative. Full Review

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    Sam Thrasher Published date: September 23, 2017

    The widget keeps crashing, have to manually update to keep info on the widget. An opaque setting would be nice. This solid blue bar on my home screen is unflattering. Seems the new update is horrible all around after reading recent this. Full Review

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    Richard Bross Published date: September 12, 2017

    Now only portrait mode on tablets? Fail! After using this for years suddenly the tablet version acts like the phone version. 10" screen and I have to use portrait mode? Uninstall pending unless there next update reverts. Full Review

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    A Google User Published date: September 14, 2017

    Since the update it won't open, no response from developer. Its using 33% of my battery (had to charge twice today with minimal usage when checking power usage TWC is the culprit and not even working! and its causing phone to heat up).I depend on the app since I walk every where. Uninstalled until fixed! Full Review

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    Published date: September 12, 2017

    Terrible update ☹️ why did you change everything☹️ now it reminds me of the windows phone version. The mobileOS I JUST got away from. going to go back weatherbug for everything. They still have landscape mode🙂 Full Review

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    Bert Delavergne Published date: September 14, 2017

    I use this app eveyday on my android tablet, when I opened the app today it auto opened in portrait mode. This app has always opened in landscape mode. Now after an auto update it will only open in portrait. Very frustrating. Why do app developers do this?? If it isn't broke... don't fix it! Full Review

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    Diane Carver Published date: September 16, 2017

    My family always knows I keep up with all things weather, so when bad weather starts they call me to get me to check it out on the weather channel app! Thanks for making it accessible to all of us who keep our eye on the sky! Full Review

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    A Google User Published date: September 15, 2017

    They killed usability on phones and tablets. It is now one long page that you have to try to scroll through. The videos are on the main page which means that it loads them whenever you use the app using up large quantities of data. I can't find how to pick alternate locations for viewing weather info. Full Review

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    Cal Pierce Published date: September 17, 2017

    The (varying) links at the top sometimes help, but the app remains cluttered. A key feature, future radar, is usually buried under too many ads and click bait. (For predictive map loops, I use Storm by Weather Underground. Sadly, Weather Channel acquired WU, then pulled Storm and launched clunky Storm Radar.) This app, like others, has no humidity forecast data, a big minus for planning outdoor exercise. Speaking of which, as a daily runner I find the GoRun feature laughably goofy, with alerts like "Bad running weather right now. Better tomorrow." Or "Tough run conditions now" with light drizzle and 65F. Pure silliness. Full Review

  • Weather - The Weather Channel
    Published date: September 19, 2017

    Ruined it Took what used to an adequate app and made it bad. Took away landscape mode. Have to scroll and scroll to get more info. It's all pretty ugly. I usually just want a quick look at the forecast, but that's harder to get now. Update: Got a response that landscape mode will be returned. But that still doesn't really make up for the poor format of the data. And why put out a release that's only partly done? Full Review

  • Weather - The Weather Channel
    Robert Gerriets Published date: September 11, 2017

    Your app is much better than the review I did about 3 years ago. The radar is awesome a lot better than the other weather apps out there I love your multi-use colors on radar it kind of makes it easier to know where the worst of the weather really is especially on the stronger storms where it turns white when there's hail Full Review

  • Weather - The Weather Channel
    Yvonne Beretta Published date: September 18, 2017

    So far it's very truthful informative not like "CNN" and their manipulative ways of gaining viewers with "Fake News". I hopefully this will never happen to the Weather Channel nor negative "Fake News" postings on this application. I truly hope that this never start happening. I'm so sadden to that those with their so call aire of professionalism stoop so low as to lie to keep money in their pockets. These are totally shameful individuals and all who follow them are living in role models infamy. Full Review

  • Weather - The Weather Channel
    Ernest Butler Published date: September 13, 2017

    Just like the idiots that film disasters vertically, you released an update that only works vertically. Nice going. I sure do miss intellicast, that WAS the best weather app ever until it was bought out and deleted. While the weather channel app was never near as good, especially the radar, at least I could still use it on my desktop tablet, not anymore. Full Review

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    Monty Ziebell Published date: September 13, 2017

    Is this a joke? You took a good app and went 10 years backward with latest "update". Complete garbage now. Have to use in portrait orientation and look and features are horrible. Uninstalling right now! Full Review

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    Paula Thomason Published date: September 21, 2017

    Awesome app. It gives severe weather updates and areas affected straight to my phone as they come in, along with daily and extended forecast info, plus the doppler so I can see and track the weather coming to my area. Full Review

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    Madame Lee Published date: September 15, 2017

    So now I'm having an issue where I'll open the app and it'll just have my location in the bar at the top and a background picture. That's it. No weather. And I have to close and reopen the app another one or two times before the actual weather displays upon opening. Very annoying. Otherwise the app is great Full Review

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    Dan Bagshaw Published date: September 11, 2017

    This was great until update today now it's terrible, no longer can be used in Landscape mode. Why cant apps leave thing along without always changing. Will now unintelligible. Full Review

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    Ann Allard Published date: September 14, 2017

    I loved the old tablet version. I could navigate to what I wanted quickly. Now my Android tablet has the same UI as the phone version. Time for a new weather app, and this gets uninstalled. If I could give the rating of zero stars I would. The new release is terrible! Full Review

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    Michael Carreiro Published date: September 9, 2017

    The latest update has apparently kiled a decent app. Portrait only, no radar maps, no direct "contact" link. Sad, but just maybe, they're working on the issues. Don't fix what's not broken! Full Review

  • Weather - The Weather Channel
    Published date: September 12, 2017

    Really poor for a tablet. No longer is info there in front of you, you have to scroll down the page, through the advertising and past all the rarely used items to find things. Also, it only orients one way. One star was the lowest the site would accept. Full Review