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Weather apps are one of the most popular choices to add to your Apple Watch. Since the wearable device is designed for quick glances of information, it’s a great way to check the weather and see what’s happening with Mother Nature right now and in the future.

Here are the best Apple Watch weather apps available.

1. Forecast Bar

Forecast Bar is a great place to start if you’re looking for a high-quality and customizable weather app on your Apple Watch. In the app, you can customize exactly what you see on the screen. There are three custom data points you can add along with a customizable hourly data point on the screen. It’s also possible to hide severe weather alerts.

Using the companion iPhone app, you can also arrange the different sections of the app to see what’s most important to you first.

And complication fans will definitely be happy. The app features more than 100 complications supporting every watch face and size. If you don’t know where to get started, there is a dedicated section on the iPhone app that offers a number of different watch faces you can try out. While it's free to download, you’ll need at least a silver subscription to use the app on your Apple Watch.

Download: Forecast Bar (Free, subscription available)

2. CARROT Weather

Another great choice with tons of customizable options is CARROT Weather. If you’ve never heard of it, the app blends great weather information with a big dose of twisted humor. The watch app can be fine-tuned how you’d like. There are a wide variety of customizable data points and more that you can view at a glance in the app.


The app also features a host of complications that can show you the most important weather information that you want to see.

Another big plus is that the app is completely standalone and doesn’t need an iPhone nearby to work like many other apps. You just need a cellular or Wi-Fi signal.

Related: 9 Apple Watch Apps That Don't Need an iPhone Nearby

While you can access the Apple Watch app with the free version of CARROT Weather, you’ll need at least the basic subscription tier to use any of the complications on your watch face.

Download: CARROT Weather (Free, subscription available)

3. The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel is a huge name in forecasting, so it’s no surprise that you can also access information from the provider on your Apple Watch. And the completely free app is perfect for the minimalist who wants to quickly check today’s forecast.

After opening the app, you can see the current temperature outside. Just turn the Digital Crown to see a forecast for the next 24 hours. Just swipe left to see a forecast for the weekend. The final screen shows the sunrise and sunset time for your location.

There’s just a single complication that shows the precipitation chance for your location.

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Download: The Weather Channel (Free, subscription available)

4. Weathergraph

For a unique and beautiful way to watch the weather, Weathergeraph is a great choice. Only for the Apple Watch, the highly customizable app shows the weather in a graph format that you can scroll and zoom into by tapping the screen or using the Digital Crown. You can select exactly how long the graph shows a forecast—anywhere from 1 to 5 days.

Related: The Best Apple Watch Complications Worth Using

As far as complications, the app supports every watch face complication type so you’ll always be able to see the weather conditions.

While the app is free, you can subscribe to unlock additional weather data sources and a Nowcast complication that will show the real-time rain and snow forecast that’s updated every 15 minutes. Subscribers can also take advantage of additional data points on their complications.

Download: Weathergraph (Free, subscription available)

5. Hello Weather

There’s no need to be a weather nerd to use Hello Weather. On the Apple Watch, you can see exactly the weather information you need. And even with the small screen of the wearable device, the app features easy-to-read graphs and other icons that show both a short-term forecast and a look at the next 7 days of weather. There is also a nice number of complications to select from.

While the iOS app is free to download, you’ll need a subscription to unlock the Apple Watch app and complications.

Download: Hello Weather (Free, subscription available)

6. WeatherBug

You won’t need to spend a dime to use WeatherBug on an Apple Watch. An extension of the great iPhone app, you can see a short-term for your locations and others you select. Along with the current temperature, you can see the forecast for the next 4 hours along with any current weather alert information. The app will also show the current wind information, pollen count, and UV score.

A simple complication will show the current tempeature at your location.

Download: WeatherBug (Free, in app-purchases available)

7. RadarScope

Especially if you live in an area with severe weather, RadarScope should be on your Apple Watch. The app is all about showing the radar from different locations in the United States, Canada, and more.

On the iPhone app, you can save your favorite radars, or your current location, to view on the Apple Watch. Just long press the screen to zoom in or out. You can also select to view more advanced data like precipitation detection. While the app is designed for meteorologists and weather enthusiasts, it’s a great tool to keep an eye on severe storms.

Download: RadarScope ($9.99, in-app purchase available)

8. Windy.com

Another specialized weather app for your Apple Watch is Windy.com. As you could probably tell by the name, the app is all about the wind. That information is vital in a number of ways, for work and play, everything from fishermen to airline pilots rely on the wind speed.

On the Apple Watch, you can see the current wind speed and direction. Just turn the Digital Crown to see a forecast for the next 24 hours. If you have the Apple Watch Series 5 and later or the Apple Watch SE—thanks to a built-in compass—arrows will show you what direction the wind is from in relation to where your wearable device is pointing.

You can also see METARs, weather reports for pilots, for favorite locations or around where you are.

Download: Windy.com (Free, subscription available)

Keep an Eye on the Sky With the Best Apple Watch Weather Apps

With just a quick glance at any one of these Apple Watch apps, you can check the weather conditions at your location or pretty much anywhere in the world.

And just like the iPhone or iPad, apps can help you accomplish a wide variety of tasks on your Apple Watch.

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Born and raised in sunny west Texas, Brent graduated from Texas Tech University with a BA in journalism. He's been writing about technology for more than 5 years and enjoys all things Apple, accessories, and security.

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