Weather apps have improved quite a bit since the good old days of the first-gen iPad, and most of them also come with weather widgets for super fast reference. Everyone wants to know the weather, either for the present day or for a couple days ahead of time, so let’s have a look at the best weather apps for iPad.
The best iPad apps for weather
20 Apr 2020, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
CARROT weather is the Winner of Apple’s Editor’s Choice award on the Mac and featured by The New York Times, Good Morning America, CNN, Wired, & more. Beautifully minimalist weather app with Dark Sky’s super accurate weather data gives you quick access to your current, hourly, and daily forecasts. From spooky fog to torrential downpours, CARROT’s dialogue, characters, and scenery change in… “unexpected” ways.
- Precipitation, weather alert, lightning strike, storm cell, daily summary, and astronomy notifications
- Apple Watch app with complications
- Global radar to track oncoming storms from anywhere in the world
- 6,500+ lines of hilarious spoken dialogue
WeatherBug is a powerful weather app that offers a lifestyle forecast and weather news. Get the latest in snow and ski info, forecasts for popular locations and resorts all over the world, and watch breaking weather videos. You can track weather conditions and get current, hourly, and 10-day forecasts; receive Spark lightning alerts; and use the enhanced interactive map to visualize weather conditions with more than 17 map layers. You get forecasts for more than 2.6 million locations worldwide using information from over 10,000 professional-grade weather stations. You’ll also get all National Weather Service watches and warnings.
- Powerful weather app
- Get lifestyle forecasts
- Weather news
- Track weather conditions
- Watches and warnings
As the name suggests, this app is known for its accurate and reliable weather forecasts. It is also packaged in a uniquely beautiful interface which has intuitive controls that make it a pleasure to use. Severe weather warnings worldwide can be checked out. It also has an interactive globe. All of this is available for free, but as a monthly or yearly subscription, users can avail premium services including additional features, push-services, and the removal of ads.
- Accurate and reliable forecasts
- Intuitive controls
- Stereoscopic panorama view
- Severe weather warnings
- Interactive globe
Living Weather HD free is a beautiful weather app that takes advantage of the iPad’s screen real estate to show you the temperature, weather conditions, and forecast with gorgeous animated scenes. You can choose different weather conditions to match how you feel, or show random scenes. This is the iPad version of the super popular app for Mac. Features include current national and world weather conditions, temperature and forecast, detailed forecasts available, sleep timer option, customizable weather widget display, and more. You can choose to have temperatures displayed in Celsius or Fahrenheit, and wind speed units as Fº/mph or Cº/kmh.
- Beautiful videos
- Accurate forecasts
- Choose the scene to match your mood
- Amazing animated scenes
- Free with in-app purchase to remove ads
Weather Underground gives you hyper-local forecasts so you can rest assured that the forecast you see is for your immediate area. You’ll have access to current conditions, customizable alerts, interactive radar, and more, to make sure you’re prepared for whatever weather gets thrown your way. You can see all the weather data like temperature, the “feels like” temperature, wind direction and speed, rain accumulation for today, dew point, humidity, pressure, and visibility. You can compare today’s weather with local historical data, monitor air quality and UV risk, track global storms, and get severe weather alerts. Your notification center will keep you updated with forecast and radar widgets, you can use the WunderPhotos tile to see amazing weather photos taken by users, and much more.
- Widgets, alerts, and more
- Hyper-local data
- Current conditions
- Interactive map
- Free with in-app purchase to remove ads
Storm Shield will keep you up to date on everything from flash flooding to lightning to hurricanes. You’ll get severe weather alerts for your exact location, with storm-based alerts. Learn about flood, hurricane, thunderstorms, and other threatening weather events via push alerts and voice notifications. You can share alerts with family and friends, see tropical storm and hurricane forecast tracks, and view school closings for several different cities. You can also see current conditions as well as daily and hourly forecasts, and you can watch live video streams when available.
- Severe weather alerts for your exact location
- Share alerts with those you love
- See alerts for life-threatening weather
- Customize your weather alerts
- One-time purchase
Weather Mate gives both basic and advanced users the most accurate climate information possible. You get current live weather conditions, hourly forecasts for each hour of the next day days, severe weather alerts, 10-day weather forecasts, and astronomical info for any location in the world. You can choose from more than 3.2 million locations or retrieve local forecasts using your device’s GPS. You get a weather widget for the Notification Center, custom brightness control, sound-based UI events, and you can choose the weather station closest to you for the most localized weather possible. Some of the weather info you will see includes wind speed and direction, visibility, high and low temperatures, current temp, weather description, chance of precipitation, and more.
- Hourly forecasts
- Local weather info
- For both basic and advanced users
- Weather widget
- Free weather app for iPad
Weather Live is a beautiful weather app that shows you the weather on your screen. You can check the current temperature and get an accurate forecast for the upcoming hours right from your Notification Center, you’ll get bad weather warnings and alerts, and the daily report contains the latest weather data so you can stay updated on the recent weather. Current temperature is displayed as an icon badge on your Home screen, you will get an alert when temperature passes zero, and you can get an extended forecast for any coming day of the week or hour.
- Your screen will come alive with images reflecting the current conditions
- Forecast temps in easy-to-read graphs
- Animated weather radar
- Adjustable weather layout
- One-time purchase
Local Weather brings you breaking weather news and traffic updates. You will get an hourly temperature timeline so you can plan out your day, weather news notifications, live traffic and transit alerts so you can get to work on time, and the local forecast and weather conditions with satellite and Doppler radar trackers. This app is quick and easy to navigate with boxes marked specifically for forecast, radar, Where’s the Sun, Moon, and more. This is a greatly informative weather app, and so if you’re looking for a good hourly weather forecast, this one will do just fine.
- Hourly temperature timeline
- Live transit and traffic information
- Weather news notifications
- Local forecast and conditions
- Free iPad app for weather