The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel

Local forecasts, doppler radar maps, news, winter snow storm alerts & warnings


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: February 17, 2018
  • 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.
• Winter Storm Central: Monitor winter storms and get safety and preparedness tips. When a snowstorm approaches, track it and stay safe with Winter Storm 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
1,505,341 total
5 949,572 
4 348,173 
3 94,204 
2 41,126 
1 72,266 

  • The Weather Channel
    Elisha Nestor Published date: February 18, 2018

    So disappointed I did not read the reviews before updating. Everything I liked about the app is gone, and the temperature reading at the top of my screen isn't even matching up to the local temp anymore. I usually don't fight change, but I fail to see any usability or user friendly features in this latest update. Giving it a day, and will probably delete. If I have to relearn an app, I might as well get a new one. Even if it doesn't offer mpoints. Full Review

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    Chris Eleveld Published date: February 19, 2018

    Honestly people when you say feedback is wanted you should not take people to a faq page that does not accept feedback. Second if I have to block all notifications from your app to prevent non relevant weather and non weather notifications. Then I have to block the temperature notification I do want your app for and might as well uninstall Full Review

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    Duncan McPherson Published date: February 18, 2018

    Does what it says on the tin. The app stays up to date on weather advisories and conditions, and the widget displays helpful information in a condensed space. The only thing I think they could do a bit better is caching more forecast data on the phone, just so checking it would be faster, even when you're not using your data connection. Full Review

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    Mary Wilson Published date: February 18, 2018

    I use this app daily. Its forecasts are accurate. I can save locations so I can look at the weather where some of my friends & relatives are. Radar is useful when the weather is gonna get sketchy. Videos are interesting, but contain ads -therefore it's getting 4 stars instead of 5. Full Review

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    A Google User Published date: February 18, 2018

    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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    Michelle Sweet Published date: February 18, 2018

    It was good for a little while and last night 11-19-16 I had everything now this morning 11-20-16 everything is/was gone. Put all my info back in and I checked it out this afternoon and all my info is gone again WTH is going on? Now I have to put all my info in yet again. I use this app all the time please fix so I don't keep loosing all my info. Full Review

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    Debra Langel Published date: February 18, 2018

    ****2/25/17: I love this app except that it is no longer updating the current temperature on my sleep screen and on my drag down list since I had to reinstall the app. Hopefully you guys can fix this problem soon! ****Update 2/18/18: Looking for a new app. Too many problems-keeps shutting down, won't update current readings unless I open it, no weather sounds anymore, no alert sounds even when checked, really disappointed-used to love this app. It does give accurate weather and Temp info. Also too many ads when watching the videos. Some are ok, but not all the time. Full Review

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    Desi Vigil Published date: February 19, 2018

    I love this app. It keeps me on my toes with the radar when rain is coming! It's pretty simple to use. Since I got rid of cable, the videos keep me updated with climate changes, severe weather not only in my area but other parts of the US and the world. Full Review

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    Ashley Flores Published date: February 19, 2018

    The weather channel app is my go to for weather. I use it everyday. I can get local weather as well as know the weather to any destination I travel to. The only downfall is when they are updating the information and the app is down for a short period of time. Otherwise great app. Super reliable. Full Review

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    Jeff W Published date: February 19, 2018

    If they put as much time into actually relaying the right weather as they do in warning us about global warming this app might actually be worthwhile. I think The Weather Channel should change their name to The Global Warming Channel or The Global Alarmist Network. Every other article is how the world is coming to an end. Funny they were saying the same thing in the 1970s and nothing has changed since then. We were supposed to be dead by 1990. It is amazing what complacency does. Say the same thing each decade and the people will forget what you said the dacade before. Funny the world hasn't ended and the weather patterns haven't changed since I was a kid. We are getting the same weather we did back then. Say it enough and people will eventually follow. Remember people just because these idiots say it is true doesn't mean it is. Full Review

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    Tom Scully Published date: February 19, 2018

    I like this app on my phone easy to use seems to be really accurate one thing I don't like the news stories have too long of commercials and you have to watch one commercial for every little new story Full Review

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    A Google User Published date: February 18, 2018

    Updating my previous review from 2011. Looks like they turned things around. Much beter than in the past. My 2011 review was as follows: "Use to be good. Force closes all day long. The last update ruined this." Full Review

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    Dustin Sharp Published date: February 18, 2018

    I've used this app on Apple and Android products. I've enjoyed the app on both platforms. I'm able to keep a "scoreboard like" widget with current local temp on my home screen. It's very convenient and useful, esp when I wanna get the most out of nice, dry times outdoors. Give it a try! Full Review

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    Tim Mollohan Published date: February 19, 2018

    Best free weather app I've found. It has ads but not too annoying, like most others. Full Review

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    Brittnee Jenkins Published date: February 18, 2018

    Accurate weather information and alerts. Improvements can be made to the pollen count forecast. Sometimes it lags behind and is only good for looking up the count for "Today" and the next couple of days. Full Review

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    Brooke Adams Published date: February 19, 2018

    The last couple of updates have made the app much less stable it crashes often. But my biggest complaint at this point is trying to understand why an app that's less than a hundred megabytes in size 4 generate nearly 2 GB of cache? My only guess is perhaps the videos and ads are being downloaded to your phone so that they can run locally as opposed to tying up server bandwidth I'm not sure but I do know that two gigabytes of cache memory is a ridiculous figure. I began to get phone out of space errors and couldn't quite understand why so then after examining the different apps and the amounts of memory they used I consistently noticed that this app will continue to grow its cache I'm not sure if there's even a limit. I don't know about you but I do know my phone does not have unlimited storage space and I fail to see any legitimate reason to use an incredible amount of cache such as that. Full Review

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    Courtney Mortenson Published date: February 19, 2018

    Very easy and useful. I haven't noticed any issues with it. I can't seem to get notifications on my lock screen but I think that's on my end in the settings. Not used to Android. :) Full Review

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    sandra johnson Published date: February 19, 2018

    It use to be at lest a 4 star I'm only going to give it 1 star till they fix it. It says the temp is only 31° right now and I know that it's 53° Full Review

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    Erick Regalado Published date: February 18, 2018

    It really describes the weather in my area. Very accurate. Best weather app yet!!!.. I had tried other apps and I am cer satisfy with this one...... Full Review

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    Cynthia Smith Published date: February 19, 2018

    The weather app is the the first thing I check out on my phone each day. The temperature for each day of the week plus the flu and pollen activities. It is the best! Full Review

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    Ann Gunderson Published date: February 18, 2018

    I love this app. Use it all the time. I find it more accurate than other weather that pops up on my phone, the local news and the newspaper. Full Review

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    Barb Sandell Published date: February 18, 2018

    For the last several months it is hit or miss if the app will even load. It's worthless. Why not work on an app that works for everyone instead of changing the app overall so frequently.....(Previous comment) I am tired of the site format constantly changing. I don't want to keep scrolling thru everything trying to get to what I need. Also, make the font larger for Android, not everyone using this site is 20 years old with 20/20 eyesight! Full Review

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    Daniel C. Published date: February 19, 2018

    It's good & all, for weather updates, but when I wanna see the "Videos", it buffers a lot! & I know it is not my - " WIFI", cuz I have 2 - Routers, a base unit in one room & "EXTENDED - ROUTER “ in the middle of the house up high, & is capable of covering 12,000 sq. feet, also, " "YOUTUBE" comes in perfect, loud & clear..... Full Review

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    A Google User Published date: February 19, 2018

    I love the functionalities of the app! All the reliable weather information I need! However, I wish the widgets were on a clear background so they did not obscure my home screen. Full Review

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    Krystal Ivicic Published date: February 19, 2018

    I use this app multiple times a day! It has lots of information regarding weather, but also about air quality & allergies! This is one app I NEED!! Full Review

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    kristy webster Published date: February 18, 2018

    Only weather app I USED! But has gone down hill on running issues that can't seem to be fixed. Uninstaling Full Review

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    Jason Hallock Published date: February 17, 2018

    Thank you for fixing the problem. It gets hot or cold. Be able to check the weather. Full Review

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    William Rod Published date: February 18, 2018

    Great app to keep you inform of the weather changes, acurate and very dependable on daily basic . I check the weather and dress properly acording to temperatures changes . Full Review

  • The Weather Channel
    Published date: February 18, 2018

    As a professional driver I depend on the weather channel app for planning clothing and equipment needs for those city's I'll visit days in advance. I'm satisfied with the service and recommend it to you. Full Review

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    Karen Walag Published date: February 18, 2018

    Lots of great information, pretty accurate. Only issue is it freezes and crashes more than other apps. But best weather one for sure. Full Review

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    Greg Hatwig Published date: February 19, 2018

    Im ok with the app. Just need to figure out how to report the weather better. 90% of the time they are completely wrong for the rain forecast in Kansas City. Hard to plan a day around rain that never shows up. Full Review

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    gag gag Published date: February 19, 2018

    I didn't ask for this app it was installed on my phone with the last software update and i dont like it. I prefer the one that was originally on my phone it was accuweather and it was perfect and more easy in all the ways. Full Review

  • The Weather Channel
    Published date: February 19, 2018

    The application is off on some stuff. For example, it was pouring rain here I live yet the minute by minute showed clear skies.... Even after I refreshed Full Review

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    Brennon Viele Published date: February 18, 2018

    Great app. I use it everyday. I get up check it, leave house check it, have crappy weather to deal with for work... I know it's coming. Full Review

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    Christopher Conetta Published date: February 18, 2018

    My on going temp on my status bar keeps disappearing. I have to reactivate it every few weeks. Bleh Full Review

  • The Weather Channel
    Scott Bowers Published date: February 19, 2018

    Great app for seeing weather for today add the days ahead. You can't ever fully predict weather, but this is as good as can be expected. Full Review

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    Mona Steelsmith Published date: February 19, 2018

    Love this app it always works no matter when I look at it. Very easy to use .The weather is always right when I compared it to noaa . Love that I can have more than one area that I can see weather for. Full Review

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    Anne Jalbert Published date: February 18, 2018

    I find this weather app to be very useful. I'll use the hourly forecasts to see how close the weather is and I'll even use the radar to predict thunderstorms coming through on my lake for boating. Full Review

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    byron ray Published date: February 18, 2018

    Just give me the weather without all the subliminal global warning issues on lyft. Too political Full Review

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    Dawn Marie Published date: February 18, 2018

    Use this app everyday to check what's happening in my local area and the rest of the world. Love satellite imagery and ability to add different layers to the maps. Full Review