Platform: Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, webOS, Windows Mobile
Sure, a quick glance at a bare-bones widget or mobile website will provide the five-day forecast, but WeatherBug Elite gives you live local weather and hourly forecasts. So not only will you know whether or not to bring an umbrella when you leave the hotel for the day, you’ll know the time of day to keep it handy. We recommend the ad-free Elite version, which provides radar animations and unique benefits for various smart phone platforms. For example, the iPhone app lets you touch anywhere on a map to get the forecast for that location, while the Android version gives you home screen widgets for multiple locations. BlackBerry owners will love the deep integration with the OS, including forecasts for events in your calendar and weather alerts pushed to your inbox.
Free (Basic), $1.99 (Elite; Android, webOS, Windows Mobile), $4.99 (Elite; BlackBerry), 99 cents (Elite; iPhone); weather.weatherbug.com