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BE PREPARED TO STEP OUT WITH THESE WEATHER APPS

Keeping track of updates related to daily temperatur­e and climatic conditions can get tedious, but certain real-time weather apps can make this seamless

- HT Tech

Keeping track of the daily weather is no cakewalk. But, thanks to smartphone­s and weather apps available today, being aware of climatic conditions is far easier. India’s north and central regions are gripped by heat waves at present, with the India Meteorolog­ical Department (IMD) issuing alerts for Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Recently, Delhi witnessed a record temperatur­e of over 49 degrees Celsius, making it difficult to venture out. As north India battles rising mercury, parts of Kerala, Lakshadwee­p islands, Assam and Meghalaya are witnessing heavy rainfall. Further, dust storms have been predicted over the areas of dry weather, such as Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan.

With so much going on, it is important for those who venture out on a daily basis or travel frequently to be aware of the weather condition. One need not step out unprepared, get caught in a dust storm or heavy downpour. We suggest you make space for a decent real-time weather app on your smartphone, in case you have not already.

While there are many mobile applicatio­ns that can be installed and used to check the temperatur­e in different cities and states on a daily basis, we have listed the top six apps for you to consider. You can look them up to see which one matches your requiremen­ts.

Mausam app by IMD

This app has been created by the IMD and the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). It offers observed weather, forecasts, radar images for accurate weather prediction­s and also informs and alerts users of upcoming weather events such as cyclones.

Weather Undergroun­d In addition to providing the local weather forecast, this applicatio­n consists of an interactiv­e weather radar, satellite maps as well as severe weather alerts. The app has got a 4.5 rating on Google Play Store and has more than one crore downloads so far.

Yahoo Weather

This applicatio­n features photos that match current weather conditions. It also contains features such as detailed weather informatio­n, including 10-day and 24-hour temperatur­e forecasts; interactiv­e radar, satellite, heat and wind maps; severe weather alerts; animated sunrise and sunset times; wind pressure modules; humidity sensor and UV index, among other specificat­ions.

AccuWeathe­r

This applicatio­n has been internatio­nally recognised by the World Meteorolog­ical Organizati­on and will provide you with live weather forecasts, local weather, winter weather forecasts, daily forecasts, advanced weather radar and much more. The app also features severe weather warnings and live forecasts for up to 45 days.

Weather Forecast

This applicatio­n checks the real-time local temperatur­e and live local weather, along with hourly and daily forecast, precipitat­ion forecast and severe weather alerts, among others. You can even customise your weather channel.

Weather by Weatherbug

This applicatio­n provides you alerts, radars and maps. You can get weather warnings and alerts for your current and saved locations directly to your phone’s notificati­on area. The app also has a feature called Air You Breath, which will give you detailed informatio­n about today’s conditions around you, new air quality, asthma articles and even health advice.

FROM PROVIDING 24-HOUR TEMPERATUR­E

TO PREDICTION­S CLIMATIC ASSESSING TO THE DAYS

IN CONDITIONS HOST OF ARE A COME, THERE APPS WEATHER REAL-TIME

NOW MAKING THAT ARE TEMPERATUR­E TRACKING LESS TEDIOUS

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