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Check the Weather Forecast with Your Android Phone

written by: Sumiko•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 9/20/2010

Before you consider going out for the day, it’s important to check the weather as this makes all the difference to your clothing choice. There are a few weather apps that you can download to your Droid to gain access to weather reports and to stay dry this hurricane season. Here are the top 5!

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    5. Weather

    Weather The number 5 spot goes to the “Weather” app. It gives you just that. The weather. This simple and easy to use application pulls data from the weather API from Google and provides current forecasts for multiple locations. You can also adjust the temperature to view in Fahrenheit or Celsius. Although it's basic, it gets straight to the point and provides you with the weather. To download this app, you can visit “News and Weather” in the Android Market and search for “Weather".

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    4. iMap

    iMap "iMap" comes in 4th place in the best Droid weather apps countdown as it provides radar loops while you’re on the go to avoid storms that may be headed your way. You can also view lightning strike information and current weather conditions for your area. This simple application is great for its radar abilities. To download this app, you can click here or visit "News and Weather" in the Android Market and search for "iMap".

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    3. AccuWeather.com

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    [inlineImage|left|5e5a86fc4938426e259d4598d03aa97f33100a6f|AccuWeather|]The number 3 spot for weather apps goes to "AccuWeather.com." The "AccuWeather" app allows you to keep track of the weather for over 3 millions locations around the world. Regardless of where you’d like to travel, you can enter the city, zip code, or address and the weather forecast will be displayed on the screen in moments. To download this app, you can visit "News and Weather" in the Android Market and search for "AccuWeather.com".

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    2. WeatherBug

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    [inlineImage|right|a969d1a275edd5844cd970f2d7af0fae477fc2df|WeatherBug|]The runner up is the "WeatherBug" app for Android. Have a friend coming to visit for the weekend? You can share your weather updates with them so they know what the weather is like in your area. With this app, you will also get notifications of your current conditions and can quickly view hourly and daily forecasts with a tap of your finger. Live weather cams are also a feature that WeatherBug offers so you can view the present weather conditions for a city of your choice. To download this app, you can click here or visit "News and Weather" in the Android Market and search for "WeatherBug".

    And the winner of the best Droid weather app goes to...

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    1. The Weather Channel

    Weather Channel "The Weather Channel" app is the winner and continues to offer excellent performance, which is a plus for you, the user. With this app, you can view current weather conditions for the cities you visit the most and click on each city to view more details. A 10-day forecast is also available so you can plan your vacation accordingly. Videos and maps are additional features that you can view. To download this app, you can click here or visit "News and Weather" in the Android Market and search for "The Weather Channel".