Checking the weather forecast with a glance at your wrist is definitely convenient. Even though the Apple Watch comes with a built-in weather app, there are also plenty of other apps that provide even more data.

Here are some of the best Apple Watch weather applications.

1. Weather – The Weather Channel

Price: Free (In-app Purchases from $0.99)

The Weather Channel’s accurate information is available in-app form optimized for the Apple Watch. It has hourly/daily predictions and real-time rain alerts. You can also see your local radar, weather alerts, and a 3-hour forecast. The app also provides you alerts for earthquakes and other natural disasters to keep you and your family safe.

Weather – The Weather Channel

What we like

  • Sleek design
  • Easy to see the forecast at a glance
  • Loads of features

What we don’t like

  • The app tends to freeze from time to time

Review summary

Score: 9.8/10

Most of the reviews for Weather – The Weather Channel are positive, with users loving the sleek design and extra information about storms. Negative reviews typically mention some bugs in the app that may cause freezing.

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2. CARROT Weather

Price: $4.99

CARROT Weather is a winner of Apple’s Editor’s Choice award for Mac and has been featured in The New York Times, Good Morning America, Wired, CNN, and other publications.

From a creepy fog to heavy downpours, the app is meant to keep you informed and updated at all times. Users have a high level of faith in its radar and also love the sense of humor of the app’s AI.

We’ve rated CARROT the best Apple Watch weather app on our best Apple Watch list.

CARROT Weather

What we like

  • Accurate weather data
  • Snarky texts can brighten your day
  • Loads of extra features

What we don’t like

  • You need the premium version to really make the most of the app

Review summary

Score: 9.5/10

Reviewers praise the lovely interface of CARROT Weather and also like the comments that come with the forecast. Downsides include the price and the lack of a graphical representation of the weather for the day.

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3. AccuWeather: Weather Alerts

Price: Free (In-app Purchases from $8.99)

This app has an easy-to-use layout that provides detailed forecast news, the most recent updates, weather alerts, and more. Not only does it track your location, but it also keeps you up to current on global weather forecasts in real-time. You can also customise your experience based on your area and receive a 45-day forecast.

You also have access to a tropical storm radar, hyper-localized mapping layers, and a temperature contour map with UV index, precipitation, allergies, air quality index, dew point, and other features.

What we like

  • Accurate forecast
  • You can see past and future weather
  • Easy to use

What we don’t like

  • Future radar is not that accurate

Review summary

Score: 9.2/10

Reviews typically mention that AccuWeather does a great job at displaying past and future weather information. However, some users mention that the layout can be slightly confusing.

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4. MyRadar Weather Radar

Price: Free (In-app Purchases from $0.99)

The app is one of the most powerful and user-friendly weather apps for the Apple Watch, with over 50 million downloads. Advanced rain alerts are available through the app. This is actually one of the most accurate rain forecasting applications available for the Apple Watch.

It can also deliver environmental and weather notifications from the National Weather Service, such as tornado and severe weather alerts. With the enhanced version, you can track hurricanes in real-time and get more information about other meteorological events.

MyRadar Weather Radar

What we like

  • Reliable and accurate forecast
  • Great app for tracking storms
  • Simple interface

What we don’t like

  • The app tends to crash quite often

Review summary

Score: 8.9/10

Reviewers typically praise the simplicity of the app and the accuracy of the information. Negative reviews generally mention some bugs and crashes.

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5. Weather Live

Price: Free, in-app purchases start from $3

Weather Live is a well-designed app that features real-time weather background graphics. It provides reasonably detailed statistics for daily, hourly, and seven-day forecasts, but what sets it apart is the amount of data it displays on your Apple Watch.

The iPhone app is also very configurable. You can choose which data is displayed in which order, so if you reside somewhere that gets a lot of rain, the precipitation parameter might be displayed first. You’ll also get a daily report notification every morning with the current weather and how it compares to yesterday’s weather.

Weather Live

What we like

  • Accurate weather predictions
  • Beautiful design
  • Easy to use

What we don’t like

  • The app tends to crash a lot
  • Wind speed is way off

Review summary

Score: 8.7/10

Reviews mention that Weather App is an easy-to-use app with loads of features but some of them mention bugs and the fact that you can only view the temperature in two-hour increments instead of hourly, which is not always convenient.

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