Android is still going strong and widgets on Android are among the major differences between Android and iOS. There are tons of widgets available, from clocks to mini apps but one of the most popular use of widgets on Android phones and tablets is to get quick weather info, and most weather apps on the Play Store come with dedicated and often very detailed widgets.
So, given our love for widgets and reliable weather updates, today we’re going to look at 11 of the Best Android Weather Widgets Apps you can download for free from the Play Store in 2017.
#1. 1Weather:Widget Forecast Radar
We love 1Weather widget because not only is it a beautiful looking app, it is also one of the more accurate weather widgets for Android out there. You can get real-time weather forecasts along with up to 10 days of future forecasts and also set the app to track your location so that you always see relevant weather info depending on where you are. For users in the US 1Weather also gives additional layers of weather info like hurricanes, snow, tornadoes etc.
The home screen widgets look great but you can only set one widget to show weather info for one location. Nevertheless, you can also sync the app with your DashClock widget or have it display weather info on your Android Wear device. There is plenty more on offer here at the amazing price of free, so download it now and give it a go.
#2. GO Weather Forecast & Widgets
The folks behind Go Launcher have developed almost every related app for Android they could, and their weather app offering is up there with the best. Apart from weather forecasts and alerts, the Go Weather app has several widget sizes for your home screen and you can even download themes for the app and the widgets. Needless to say, customization is this weather app’s forte and we highly recommend that you try it out.
#3. WeatherBug – Forecast & Radar
WeatherBug is another excellent weather radar and forecasting app that has a ton of unique features including access to the North American Doppler Radar, lightning alerts for any dangerous thunderstorms, animated maps and even the forecasting data can be connected to more meaningful tasks like outdoor planning and your home’s heating and cooling management.
Reliability is also top-notch with WeatherBug having one of the largest forecasting networks around the globe. The app is completely free to download and is one of the most accurate ones we’ve tested.
#4. Weather Live with Widgets Free
Weather Live has improved with updates and actually has some of the most beautiful Android weather widgets ever. Not only do you get live weather animations with the app’s wallpaper, you can also set the widgets on your home screen for detailed forecasts including temperature, humidity, precipitation chances and visibility. The widgets also couple the weather info with a clock for your convenience.
#5. Amber Weather (EZ Weather HD)
Amber Weather for Android is one weather app which focuses mainly on widgets (but isn’t completely reliable or bug-free as yet). If you have ever fantasized about weather widgets, you have to try this app because it is updated with new widget skins every week. While weather forecasts for your location are a given, the app can also push weather alert notifications to your Android Wear device. The widgets selection here is awesome and the weather widgets also have hotspots or areas where you can tap to open up related apps like the calender.
#6. Weather & Clock Widget Android
Weather & Clock Widget Android, as the name suggests, is a weather app with a good variety of widget sizes including 2x,4x and 5x widgets for different screen sizes. The app gives accurate weather forecasts for real-time and days ahead and you can also customize the widgets to either have colored or transparent backgrounds. The app also supports devices running Android 2.3 and higher, so compatibility with older devices shouldn’t be an issue either.
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#7. Weather XL Pro
Weather XL Pro is a solid Android weather app with beautiful animations and accurate weather forecasts, including hourly and daily weather info. The app is lightweight and fluid and works well on both phones and tablets. While the Weather XL Pro home screen widget is very minimalistic in terms of style, it gives out all the essential information and can be customized to choose between two different sets of icons.
Weather is as small and simple an app as its name. The animations are beautiful and the app is extremely lightweight and fluid. You can get both hourly and weekly forecasts and the app supports almost any Android phone or tablet, all the way from Android 1.5 to Android 5.0. While the widgets are very simple in terms of appearance, they get the job done and if you like your weather forecasts delivered as simply and as quickly as possible, you should give this a try.
#9. Transparent clock & weather
While the name is self explanatory, Transparent clock & weather app gives you multiple home screen widgets in different sizes and you can customize elements like the widgets’ skins, fonts, show alarms and set up hotspots to start apps from the widgets. While the app tells you the local time and weather forecast for your selected location, you can also get world weather and moon phase calender.
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AccuWeather is a familiar name for people who’ve been using weather apps on smartphones even prior to Android, but their Android app leaves much to be desired. To begin with, it doesn’t play well with all Android phones and tablets, but if you can get it to work, the AccuWeather MinuteCast® feature is quite interested. Most people do complain about accuracy issues with AccuWeather but they have a fairly detailed widget which focuses more on information than style.
#11. Weather & Widgets
Weather & Widgets is not a bad weather app, but is down in the list because it’s relatively not as good as the others here. While the app has a couple of weather widgets for your home screen and the weather forecasts are also fairly accurate, there are a lot of ads here which can get annoying fast. Nevertheless, if you want a fast, fairly accurate and free Android weather widget app, you can give it a try as well.
Hope you guys liked our Android weather widget apps selection for 2017 and will be trying some of the widget apps listed here. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, please comment below and let us know. Meanwhile, we’re looking forward to our readers on our Google+ page, where you can interact with us, get updates and share posts you like.