NOAA Weather Radar & Alerts

NOAA Weather Radar & Alerts 1.0

An overview of the weather

NOAA Weather Radar & Alerts is an Android app designed by Apalon Apps, makers of many other pieces of free- or free-to-try productivity software. From its Google Play page on, it is clearly marketed towards the UK market, itself potentially an advantage, but it provides radar and alerts for virtually any location you tell it to; multiple locations, if you're travelling or simply interested. View full description

PROS

  • Easy access to 10 day forecast
  • Details like humidity are front and centre
  • Real-time weather radar

CONS

  • Free version supported by ads (with in-app purchases available)

NOAA Weather Radar & Alerts is an Android app designed by Apalon Apps, makers of many other pieces of free- or free-to-try productivity software. From its Google Play page on, it is clearly marketed towards the UK market, itself potentially an advantage, but it provides radar and alerts for virtually any location you tell it to; multiple locations, if you're travelling or simply interested.

A storm's coming... and now you know

The app provides access to many locations, and it makes looking through them easy. By bookmarking locations, NOAA Weather Radar & Alerts allows you to check the weather and alerts in frequent travel destinations, back home, or just wherever friends and family happen to be. This includes alerts: storms, tornadoes, floods: whatever it is, the app will give you an easy way to know that it's happening. You also have a lot of options for how to view the weather information you're presented. Although the app provides forecasts daily, weekly and long-term, with many useful details like humidity, its main draw is radar in SD (overlaid on a map) and HD (as a 3D view, like in an official weather report). Both features are a pleasure to use. Finally, accuracy is generally not a problem outside of rural areas. If the weather at a glance doesn't seem accurate, then the real-time radar features may prove more useful.

Information at one's fingertips

The app's no slouch interface-wise, either, which is a good thing: an app like this one lives and dies by its interface. The app first provides you with weather information in the area you specify, with alerts visible at the top where relevant. From there, it's only a tap or two to get to your radar of choice. The only difficulties in using the app are unfortunately a necessary part of it: the app is supported by advertisements, which appear intermittently as you go from screen to screen and view the information it provides. Although not overwhelming, the ads are noticeable, and if you like everything else about the app, it is worth considering the small payment it takes to remove the ads.

Easy enough for anyone, powerful enough for weather watchers

In summary, NOAA Weather Radar & Alerts is an industrial-strength weather application. It's perfect for replacing the built-in Android weather overview, and then some. Whether it's because you live in an area where storms and floods cause more than a bit of headache, or simply because you want accurate, reliably-sourced weather information, NOAA Weather Radar & Alerts is a useful app to have installed.

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NOAA Weather Radar & Alerts

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NOAA Weather Radar & Alerts 1.0