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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

Having had the time to sit down and go through a few app stores over the break, I thought I'd post a few that I've downloaded and found to be quite good here. If you could recommend any that other members might find useful please add them below.

 

All my apps are Android based and were installed on either a Samsung Galaxy Tab or Samsung Galaxy S3 and are free (with some upgrades available at extra cost)

 

My first one is from the Met Office and I guess many of you will have this:

 

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2012/android-app

 

Good layout, plenty of basic information and with GPS on, it goes straight to your particular area

 

The second is the Netweather Snow radar app/ It's covered more in detail elsewhere on the forum but is basically a great version of the free NW weather radar so useful for any kind of precip:

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netweather.snowradar&hl=en_GB

 

My third one is Meteoscout and this one is for chart and model junkies!

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.edalcat.meteoscout&hl=en

 

You can have all the main charts from several sources (including the latest ESTOFEX storm forecast) all on the go. Charts area  bit small and not scalable, but it gives a good selection and some can be specified just for the UK.

 

Then there's the Blitzortung Lightning Monitor:

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.blitzortung.android.app&hl=en_GB

 

A simple little overview with map of the latest lightning strikes right throughout Europe. I have tracked a few storms with it in the last few days, but didn't check it against other sources or sites for accuracy yet.

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.accuweather.android&hl=en

 

The fifth one came installed on the phone and tablet and is the AccuWeather forecast. Great graphics and uses GPS to locate your position, but limited forecast for real weather enthusiasts.

 

http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/service/text/

 

Lastly for now, the Weather Online app. This one combines a free radar (delayed by 1 hour) and o the forecasts and whilst not up to the Met Office app, it's a handy little system if you have the space.

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  • Location: Dorset
  • Weather Preferences: warehamwx.co.uk
  • Location: Dorset

Weatherpro has been the bad boy for me! It notified me about the chance of thunderstorm twice yesterday, within 10 minutes, boom! :D

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  • Location: Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire
  • Weather Preferences: Extremes
  • Location: Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire

I found the Accuweather one to be atrocious for us locally. One of my collegues has it and it's almost as bad as the daily express!

 

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