AccuWeatherThe Weather Channel
Top 6%33 points
Top 6%
Top 9%32 points
Top 9%
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longer forecast
Number of weather apps
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Top 45%
7 weather apps
13.83days - 15days
NaN% of all weather appsYes
No
longer forecast
It provides the “RealFeel”
Has severe weather alerts
Covers the entire world
Includes maps

AccuWeather vs The Weather Channel: 47 facts in comparison

1. longer forecast

With a longer forecast, you can better plan your future activities.
15days
Palmary Weather Premium: 15days
10days
33
0

2. Covers the entire world

An application that can show you the forecast for the whole world is especially useful for people who do activities such as trekking or mountain climbing in remote places.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
48% have it
30
0

3. Informs about the dew point

The application shows information about the dew point. This is the temperature at which the water vapor in the air begins to condense. It will affects how you feel when you get out of a pool, lake or the ocean. If it is very low you will feel cooler.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
34% have it
29
0

4. Has severe weather alerts

The application will send you a notification when there is a severe weather warning issued, such as for hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme temperatures etc.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
42% have it
29
0

5. Has a pollen forecast

The application shows the measurement of potential pollen levels in the atmosphere. This feature is very important for people who suffer allergic reactions to pollen. It is usually measured as extreme, very high, high, moderate and low.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
8% have it
28
0

6. Allows customization

You can customise the app, allowing you to display the metrics that are most important to you - for example wind speed, humidity, pressure - whilst hiding the ones you do not need.
AccuWeather
34% have it
27
0

7. smaller app size (iOS app)

A smaller size means that the app will take up less space on your Apple device. This leaves more space for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.
29.30MB
Blue: 0.40MB
24MB
27
0

8. Provides satellite images

The application will offer you full satellite images of the location selected, using data from meteorological satellites. They are very useful in science, meteorological science or sailing.
AccuWeather
32% have it
27
0

9. Shows infographic information

Features of the application include infographic information, such as graphs and charts. These help you get precisely the data you want, in an easy to digest format.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
38% have it
27
0

10. Includes maps

It includes localized maps to help you see the information easily at a glance. Usually, you can zoom in on the maps and see the desired location with more detail.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
48% have it
27
0

11. Informs about the risk of thunderstorms

It can provide you with information about the likelihood of a thunderstorm. This could be very useful to plan your day.
AccuWeather
28% have it
27
0

12. Higher rating on Google Play

The app has a higher rating on Google Play, showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.
4.30
MyRadar Weather Radar: 5.50
4.20
27
0

13. Higher rating on the App Store

The app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store (rating from all versions), showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.
3.50
Home and Dry: 5
3.50
27
0

14. Has cloud coverage information

The application provides information about the cloudiness, ie. what proportion of the sky will be covered by clouds. This will allow you to know how grey or sunny the day will be in your location.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
52% have it
27
0

15. Provides a description about the forecast

As well as the raw data, it offers descriptive text which provides the weather forecast information in a more natural, easier to read format.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
22% have it
27
0

16. Has UV forecast

It gives UV Index Forecast. Also called ultraviolet index, it detects how much radiation the sun is emitting in your location in real-time. An index of “1” indicates weak ultraviolet rays, while an index of “11” means extremely powerful ultraviolet rays. This information is very important for health reasons if you are planning to sunbathe.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
26% have it
27
0

17. Has in-app purchases

You can unlock additional content and features by making small purchases within the app.
AccuWeather
44% have it
27
0

18. Shows the moon phases

It provides information about moon including culmination, moonphase, the amount of days until full moon on the calendar, etc. This could be especially useful for people interested in astrology.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
22% have it
26
0

19. Is compatible with Windows Phone

It is compatible with a range of Windows Phone devices.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
14% have it
26
0

20. more languages supported

You can use a wider range of languages in the application. This allows you to use it in the language you choose and makes it suitable for more users around the world.
24
eWeather HD: 37
6
26
0

21. Provides past weather forecasts

The application can show you the weather forecast also from the past few days.This can help you to spot trends in the weather. It is particularly useful for planning, for example, in the case your profession is dependent on weather conditions.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
22% have it
26
0

22. Informs about the risk of ice

It provides information about the ice levels. This might be especially useful if you plan to drive, so that you can plan accordingly in order to stay safe.
AccuWeather
14% have it
26
0

23. Provides the sunrise/sunset time

It can provide you with the exact time when the sunset or sunrise will take place. This feature will help you to plan your day by knowing when daylight starts and finishes.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
60% have it
26
0

24. Has an animated background

The application changes its background to match the weather. This makes the design more attractive.
AccuWeather
46% have it
26
0

25. Can be personalised

You can personalise the appearance of the app, for example choosing a different theme or colours.
AccuWeather
28% have it
26
0

26. Provides data about the chance of rain

It updates you on the chance of rain. You will know the possibility of it raining and can decide if you need to take waterproof clothing or an umbrella when you go out.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
72% have it
26
0

27. Has favourite weather alerts

You can set up alerts for your favourite or most desired weather conditions (like your perfect sailing day) and the application will inform you.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
4% have it
26
0

28. Saves your favourite travel routes

The application allows you to save your favourite travel routes and will show you how they will be affected by the weather.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
2% have it
26
0

29. It provides the “RealFeel”

Apart from the actual temperature, it also provides the “RealFeel”. This concept was created by AccuWeather.com in 1990 and takes several factors into account to determine how the weather actually feels. It considers things like humidity, sun intensity and cloud cover. This gives you a more accurate idea of what it will really be like when you get outside.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
40% have it
26
0

30. Integrates with social networks

It allows you to share information to popular social networks.
AccuWeather
48% have it
25
0

31. Provides hourly forecast

The application offers a detailed hour-by-hour forecast. You can plan your day easily and check things like expected wind and precipitation for the hours you plan to be outside - for example when you are travelling to work.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
62% have it
25
0

32. Free application

You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
54% have it
25
0

33. Provides visibility information

Meteorological visibility refers to transparency of air and the greatest distance one can see prominent objects with normal eyesight, normally measured in kilometers. When it’s less than 1 km, it is considered as low visibility. This value is especially useful for people who are planning to drive.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
40% have it
25
0

34. Is compatible with Android

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
68% have it
25
0

35. Includes videos or news

The features of the application include videos or news about weather and forecasts.
AccuWeather
The Weather Channel
14% have it
25
0

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