It’s a Beautiful Day…to Try These Weather Apps

One of the few remaining things a smartphone can’t do is control the weather. But by downloading a few select weather apps, you can at least have a good idea what to expect. They’ll help you accurately plan your day, making sure that if rain does falls on your parade, you’ll at least be prepared with an umbrella—or, on the flip side, the right sunscreen.

Managing your exposure to sunlight’s ultraviolet radiation (UV) is the best way to avoid sunburn and keep your skin healthy. You can rely on UV Lens- UV Index Forecast for iPhone & Android to learn when you need to be extra careful, and when you can safely enjoy the sun. It shows which hours have the highest UV exposure, and even lets you set a reminder to reapply sunscreen based on UV levels.

For an up-to-the-minute overview of your local weather, you can’t beat AccuWeather, for iPhone & Android. It’s simple to use, contains all the key information you’re looking for, and is also remarkably accurate. You can customize it to get minute-by-minute forecasts based on your address or GPS location, sign up for push notifications for severe weather alerts, and find convenient information like sunset and sunrise times, allergy forecasts and more.

If you love to frolic near the ocean, you should get to know Tides Near Me, for Android. It collects and displays information about current tidal conditions in your selected area. You can even check the conditions at beaches nearby to see if you can find something a little gentler (or more adventurous). Quickly learn the time of the last and next tide and even strength of the current, as well as when the sun and moon will rise or set. It includes fully automated tide tables, charts, and predictions.

These apps are free to download and use from either the App Store or Google Play Store. Don’t let weather conditions take you by surprise! With just a few swipes on your cellphone, you can fully monitor sea, sky, and land—and be ready for anything Mother Nature has to offer.

11 Thoughts on "It’s a Beautiful Day…to Try These Weather Apps"

  1. Stuart Smith says

    I suggest a widget/app like Chronus or Transparent Clock & Weather. These apps allow use of one of multiple weather service (like Weather Underground). The added benefit of these is that they include an option to update only on WiFi, avoiding using the data plan for weather updates. You can also refresh the weather manually on them.

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    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Great suggestion, Stuart! We always love to hear app recommendations from our customers. Thank you for commenting!

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      • Stuart Smith says

        Thanks, Ashley. Along these same lines, I use Aqua Mail as my email app. It’s the only one I’ve found that has a setting to sync or push only on WiFi. Aqua has a free version that allow, I believe, two email accounts and automatically documents their app in the signature. The paid version has more flexibility. I’ve used it for many year, even when I had an unlimited data plan.

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  2. Cynthia V Fuller says

    I love having the ability to check the weather, the problem I’m having, is when I leave WiFi, I cannot load any data once on the road. I live in Houston, Tx, where coverage should be great. I have the Samsung S8, is there something that needs to be set-up to get data when away from WiFi? I have the 5 gig data plan with unlimited talk and text. Any suggestions?

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    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for reaching out to us, Cynthia. We may need to adjust some of the settings on your phone or send an update. Please give us a call at 888-345-5509 so we can troubleshoot this data issue with you. That way, you can check the weather no matter where you go. We appreciate you posting!

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  3. joyce whitfill says

    Would love to be able to look into Consumer Cellular, how I can obtain it and the cost thank you.

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    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      We would love to have you as a customer, Joyce! You can learn more about us here on our website, and you can take a look at our flexible plans here. If you need a new phone, we have a variety to choose from or you may be able to use our SIM card with a phone you already have! You can view the full lineup here. When you’re ready to get started, you can sign up online, over the phone at 888-345-5509 or at your local Target or Sears store. Just pick the option that will be most convenient! If you like, we can speak with you over the phone and recommend a plan or phone that will be the perfect fit. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us, and we hope to see you as a customer soon!

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  4. Greg Godbout says

    So I just bought a new phone I think that the support help just gave up in the help on the help needed.I think after many times trying I just need to get another phone.

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    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for posting, Greg. I was able to take a look at your account, and I see that we were able to assist you with ordering a new device. If we can help you with anything else at this time, please don’t hesitate to call us at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you reaching out to us, and we hope you have a wonderful day!

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  5. judi ward says

    i don’t have wifi, how can i get weather app on my motogotoplay5

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    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for posting, Judi! If you don’t have Wi-Fi, you can use your cellular data connection to download the app. Just make sure you’ve enabled that on your account, and that you’re using one of our Connect plans. If you have any questions, we’re happy to help you at 888-345-5509. We hope you have a great day!

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