Weather – you like it or not?

Some people (informally polled) couldn’t care less about their weather apps. But I love them. How would I know how to dress for the day?

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Some people (informally polled) couldn’t care less about their weather apps. But I love them. How would I know how to dress for the day?

Some people (informally polled) couldn’t care less about their weather apps. But I love them. How would I know how to dress for the day?

As a traveler, I am always curious about what’s doing around the world, and I when I’m home-bound, the weather apps serve as virtual travel. Is it stormy in London? How hot is it in Cairo? Is it snowing in Paro?

My favorite, and I think the best freebie, is the Yahoo Weather app. Elegant, clean design and iconography combined with location-specific Flickr photos, a 10-day forecast, wind speeds and sunrise/sunset times make this a great, user-friendly package.

The more streamlined app, iPhone’s native weather, was redesigned for iOS 7 with animated graphics that illustrate the current conditions (the last two screens). It’s fun too. Whether it snows, it rains and lightning strikes, or it’s a sunny day – it’s all there at quick glance.

Both apps are sourced from Yahoo Weather for now. Rumor has it that Apple is sourcing directly from The Weather Channel when iOS 8 launches. We shall see how the apps adapt.

Here’s a roundup of the 10 best weather apps for iPhone and Android. I’ve tried a few, and Yahoo Weather always wins.

My favorite weather condition according to Yahoo Weather, so far, was “dust” in Cairo. That was a new one.

Anyone prefer another weather app? Let me know what and why.

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