Snowed in? Here are 12 great weather apps for your smartphone


  • Falzo

    Have you tried the Weather Network app on a 7in Android tablet?

    That’s not what I call proper support for tablets. It’s just the phone app blown up. Lots of empty space.

  • Tad Morose

    I’ve tried a ton of different weather apps for Android over the years and recently settled on Weather Bug.

    • Netguru

      I agree. I first used it on my computer desktop and then put it on my Android devices.

    • monsterduc1000

      I agree with you Tad. Weather Bug is my fave!

  • Roreh

    I’m currently using HD Widgets for my android phone which connects to accuweather. The widget itself is beautiful. Loved TWN, just wish they would visually clean it up. Weather apps for me are all about the visuals.

    • john

      Yeah, i use HD widgets too, i think it looks the best out off all the widgets, and it actually updates unlike a few other ones.

  • Kid.Canada

    Lol be thankful you guys didn’t get -40º+ weather as well like we had it here in Winnipeg for a whole week. I wouldn’t mind the snow since its a good excuse to stay home that day, its the freezing cold weather that makes it worse. If you live in Manitoba, you know what I’m talking about.

    • some guy

      Yes, but there is a reason why Canadians call it “Winterpeg” after all.

      But in all seriousness, bundle up. Don’t want your nose falling off in that weather.

  • Jenn Livingston

    No skymotion??? none of these tell you when to expect precipitation… meh

  • Bill Murray

    Wow, BlackBerry made it to an article with the word “smartphone” in the title. Times-a-changin… For the good!

  • shaggyskunk

    1 Weather and Beautiful Widgets!

  • Dave

    Tried many and always come back to Weather Bug.

  • Superfly

    That time of year again. …..3 months too late don’t you think

  • Arber

    Beautiful Widgets is the best (though it costs $2.60)

  • Mischa Price

    are people really snowed in? we probably wont have snow again in Vancouver

  • Superfly

    Vancouver licks balls. The warm weather keeps drug addicts and homeless around.

  • someguy

    I prefer the weather channel app, as its large 2×2 widget shows weather, wind, and feels like temperature on widget itself and its preety accurate to weather network app .

  • sky

    I like smartphones

  • ConstT

    WeatherBug: “so far today Precipitation: 0.0 mm”. Ha-Ha, extremely accurate. Plus its navigation – s**t.
    TWN – kind of OK, I would probably improve UI and widgets.

  • Burl

    1Weather is a slick weather app.

  • Jimmy

    Bahaha 6 inches of snow & Toronto Shuts down. It’s Canada, its February & its called winter.

    Signed – The Rest of the Universe.

    • some guy

      No self respecting Canadian is freaked out by 20cm of snow, even in Toronto. However, the people driving in it who can’t comprehend the change in traction properties due to the funny, cold, white stuff, deserve to be stuck in the ditch. Just do it when I’m not trying to get somewhere, please and thank you.

      It should be mandatory for anyone to get their license, to pass a winter driving test.
      But I digress.
      I use BW, so it’s Accuweather.
      Haven’t really looked at any other widgets, I just want to know what the general forecast is.

    • thorty

      toronto cries when they have a windchill of minus 20

      back to topic: i use TWN and Weaterbug for android

    • Torontoisretarded

      Here here! Toronto is retarded, people there are a bunch of deluded pussies.

  • keyur

    i am not snowed in i am waiting for FedEx to arrive so i can get my nexus 4

  • glonq

    For android uses, I highly recommend the AIX Weather widget. Lots of useful info crammed into one little chart.

  • Bruce Gavin Ward

    you missed my favourite; skyMotion [free]; which tells you exactly what to expect NOW, in 5 min to hourly intervals. It usually saves looking out the window. and as a full time cyclist, it’s nice to know exactly when the snow or rain will (or preferably won’t) start.
    [simple, but to the point, and fairly accurate, so far].

  • Jason

    The Weather Network is a real love hate for me. It has great detailed information but the app itself is a dog. On several occasions the widget or the app itself has stayed on accessing data for hours at a time and killed my battery (confirmed it was TWN with BetterBatteryStats). I finally gave up on it and switched to Eye in the Sky.

  • Canucks4Life

    GO Weather EX FTW!!! I love the widget =)

  • Lalit

    Degrees on android is by far the best weather app for us canucks

  • Les Blumhagen

    Personally, I prefer Em_Weather. It gets the forecast straight from Environment Canada, and is a simple, readable format on my Motorola Atrix.

  • Koala MeatPie

    I swear by WeatherBug on Android.
    I’m a Pilot, has all the info I need. 9in conjuction to my other Nav Canada websites)