Do you ever leave the house for a walk, only to get drenched by the rain? Or go out wearing a heavy coat, and swelter in the sunshine?
Every Friday I share one of my favourite finds of the week — a website, tool or an app that has impressed me.
My Friday Favourite this week is Arcus Weather – The Most Accurate Android Weather App.
What is it?
Arcus Weather is an Android Weather App that uses Hyper-Local weather data to give you accurate weather forecasts.
How much does it cost?
Arcus Weather is free to use, with a Premium version costing £2.59
Arcus Weather – An Accurate Android Weather App
UPDATE: May 9th 2020. The Arcus Weather app author got in touch with me on Twitter to let me know that sadly, the Arcus Weather app will be shutting down. 🙁 Thanks to Dan Benton for leaving a comment to confirm this news via the Google Play Store too (see below). I’ll be updating this blog post with a link to a new weather app once I’ve tracked a suitable replacement down. If you know of a weather app I should take a look at, feel free to leave a comment below!
Wow thanks for the shout out…. You should probably let your readers know that Arcus will be shutting down in the next few months. With apple shutting down the API next year, I’ve decided to hang it up
— Arcus Weather (@ArcusWeather) May 8, 2020
Arcus Weather is an app for Android Smartphones that can use hyper-local data to give you very accurate weather forecasts for where you live.
I recently wrote about Dark Sky – Hyper Local Weather Information. Since I wrote that article, Dark Sky has been acquired by Apple who are sadly retiring the Android app.
Arcus Weather is a very strong replacement to Dark Sky for Android users!
Arcus uses the new Forecast.io (the makers of Dark Sky for iOS) API to get the most accurate, and most current weather information.
I’ve used Arcus Weather for a while now, and the weather forecasts it gives are very accurate.
You can set the application to notify you if rain is due, and alert you to severe weather forecasts.
Arcus can be configured to sit in your Android notification bar and let you know the latest weather forecast at a glance.
It’s accurate, down to your street level, and it saves you getting soaked in the rain. What more could you want?
How can I get it?
You can download Arcus Weather from the Google Play store.
Thanks to Arcus Weather creator Kushan Jayatilleke for creating such a great app!