Decision-support apps

Mobile (phone) or tablet apps can help you make decisions and see weather and climate information on the go.

Here are some suitable for Australian producers, listed alphabetically.

 

Tool

Features included

Description

Cost

Link to stores

AccuWeather

- Temperature

- Humidity

- Rainfall

- Dew point

- Visibility

- UV index

- Wind speed gusts and direction

- Sunrise, sunset

- Feels like

• Accurate and local forecasts for every latitude/longitude on Earth. Forecasts update every 15 minutes with information for the next 15 days – all in 33 languages and dialects.
• Current weather conditions update every 15 minutes with the very latest temperature, humidity and precipitation percentages, dew point, visibility, UV index, wind speed gusts and direction, times for sunrise and sunset, and RealFeel® – AccuWeather’s exclusive weather forecasting system that analyzes multiple weather factors to determine how the local temperature actually feels. 
• Local weather forecast summaries that provide an overview of the next five days’ weather forecast along with a description of the most dramatic weather event expected during the five days.
• Status bar on the homescreen displaying the current temperature for your current or home location. 
• Ability to store an unlimited amount of locations. 
• Now get more from the weather radar with added future radar in the latest version.
• Analyzing weather trends is now easier with graphs on daily and hourly screens.

Please note: Sunrise and sunset times are found in Daily Details which can be viewed by tapping on daily forecast. 

Free

iOS, Android

Australia Weather Information

- Temperature

- Humidity

- Rainfall

- Dew point

- UV index

- Wind speed and direction

- Fire index

- Sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset

- Feels like

Sourced from Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).

- Current weather reading from max, min, apparent temperature, dew point, humidity, wind, uv index, pressure and more.
- Probability and range of rainfall for the following 7 days.
- Wind direction and speed for the following 7 days.
- Forest and grass fire index for next 7 days. 
- Forecast for the next 7 days with detail description.
- Nearby locations to compare current weather details.
- Exclusive Location finder which uses your current GPS location to get nearest weather information automatically.
- Exclusive information on Fire Index and UV Index.
- Exclusive celestial information from sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset to major and minor periods information used by fishermen and hunters.

We provide the most accurate weather information from Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) sources so be assure the information is always correct.

Free

iOS, Android

BOM weather

- Rainfall, chance of rain

- Radars

- Temperature

- Feels like

- Humidity

- Wind speed and direction

- Tides

- Sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset

- Warnings

Current conditions
- Temperature
- What it actually feels like outside
- Wind and humidity and rainfall

Forecasts
- For the day (in 3-hourly blocks)
- Temperature, humidity, wind, chance of rain
- Details for the week ahead

Radar
- Our popular rain radar
- Pause the radar loop at any time
- Zoom in and out easily

Warnings
- Summaries listed by State
- Detailed warnings
- Live updates

Free

iOS, Android

DAFWA weather stations

- Temperature

- Humidity

- Wind speed and direction

- Solar radiation

- Soil temperatures

The DAFWA Weather stations application draws on live data from more than 130 weather stations between the Kimberley and the South Coast of Western Australia. Also included are five stations within the metropolitan area of Perth.

The app uses your phones geolocation to show you stations nearby or you can browse any of the 130 stations and save them as your favourites.

Please note that on the initial load of the application you will need to login using your Department of Agriculture & Food WA account. If you don't have an account you can register through the app or via our website.

Free

iOS, Android

Elders Weather

- Delta-T
- Dew point
- Sunrise/Sunset
- Tides
- Minimum and maximum temperature
- Chance of rain and amount
- Wind (gusts)
- National Satellite
- 7 Day synoptic
- GFS 0-7 and 7-14 day
- Rain forecast maps
- Radar maps with pause & play function

- Current weather conditions
- 7 Day forecasts
- 48 hour forecasts (with hourly breakdown)
- Local and National Radar
- Observation history
- Tides and Moon
- Warnings

Locations:
- Postcode / town name search for over 2000 Australian Locations
- Key International locations
- Browser by state / district
- Save up to 10 favourite locations

You can also add a rainfall forecast for money:
- 28 days and 12 month forecast for district
- Detailed commentary on rainfall conditions

Maps:
- National, state & local radars with play/pause, forward/backwards and zoom function
- National Satellite
- 7 Day Synoptic
- GFS 0-7 and 8-14 day Rain forecast maps
- Nino 3.4 index

You can also personalise the app by buying a yearly subscription.

Free

iOS, Android

Oz Forecast

- Rainfall

- Temperature

- Humidity

- Wind speed and direction

- Tides

- Sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset

- Extremes

Incorporating data from our own network of weather stations and webcams, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, and numerous third-party sources. Overlays your current location on the BOM weather RADAR data, together with lightning strike map and wind observations. Also Includes other information such as graphical tide explorer and sunrise/sunset information.

Free

Android, browser

Oz Radar

- Temperature

- Rainfall

- Dew point

- UV index

- Wind speed gusts and direction

- Sunrise, sunset

Oz Radar Weather pulls data directly from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology web site. The app displays the local weather radars. It reduces the data used by your device by caching the latest radar images and background for the fastest possible load time.

Free

iOS, Android

Pocket Weather Australia

- Rain

- Temperature

- Tides

- Warnings

- ‘Feels like’

- Wind speed and gusts

- Radar

- UV index

Australia's original and best weather app sources its data from the only place that matters: the Bureau of Meteorology.

- Detailed weather information for every suburb in Australia
- Hourly temperature predictions 7 days into the future
- All the Bureau of Meteorology rain radars
- Dark theme (by default this comes on at night, or you can permanently toggle it in the app settings)
- National synoptic chart
- Tide times (with offline support)
- Detailed observation information, which you can edit to show only the bits that interest you
- All the Bureau of Meteorology warnings for around the country
- Notification support if you want to be notified of warnings as they occur
- 72 hours of historical information for each location

$2.99 for iOS; $1.99 for Android

iOS, Android

Rain Alarm

- Rainfall

This handy weather app alerts you when rain is approaching. It is a reliable short-term forecast, using practically real-time radar data. The difference to a traditional forecast is that this app proves to be more precise and dependable.

Features:
• Detects any type of precipitation, may it be rain, snow or hail
• Warning as notification, vibration and/or sound
• Simple and easy map overview
• Handy widgets in different sizes and themes

Free

iOS, Android

Rain Alerts

- Rainfall

Rain Alert is a free application that will notify you about upcoming rain or snow chances. Just set the time and Rain Alert will warn you everytime when there are chances of precipitation. Whether it is heavy rain, drizzle or flurries – you will always be notified!

Rain Alert features:
• Database of over 3 million cities around the world
• Geolocation mode available
• Non-resource-intensive
• Manually set notification time

$1.49 for iOS; free for Android

iOS, Android

Rain Radar Plus Australia

- Rain radar data

- Wind radar data

- Wind speed

- Wind direction

- Rain since 9am

Rain Radar Plus Australia displays up to the minute from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Full screen mode, landscape support, pinch and pan zooming, favourites list, GPS location, nearest radars list, national radar, observation layers (wind speed, wind direction, rain since 9am), plus more.

Displays an optional map pin at your current location if you have location services enabled. Displays all available radar ranges; 64km, 128km, 256km, 512km, and doppler wind. All available overlays can be turned on/off independently; current observations (), locations, range, districts, railways, roads, catchments, lakes & rivers, topography. Displays the national consolidated radar & satellite images. Caches static images for fast & efficient display.

$1.99

iOS

The Weather Channel

- Accurate temperatures

- “Feels like” weather

- Humidity

- Dew point

- Sunrise, sunset

- Wind speed

- UV index

- Visibility

- Barometric pressure

• Dynamic Home Screen: Changes based on your current location, weather, and time of day, so you get your current conditions plus the weather info you need most.
• Local & National Forecasts: Hourly, 15-day and weekend forecasts available.
• Current Weather Conditions: Beyond accurate temperatures, you’ll get “feels like” weather, humidity, dew point, sunrise, sunset, wind speed, UV index, visibility and barometric pressure.
• Weather Maps: Fast-loading doppler radar maps show past and 6-hour future radar. Map layers show road or satellite views, water temperature, wind speeds, snow cover, and more.
• Plan for Trips: Get access to seasonal weather trends, road conditions, the tides. 

Personalized real-time weather alerts
• Severe Weather Alerts: Stay safe with National Weather Service government issued notifications of extreme weather.
• Breaking News Alerts: Stay informed with national and local weather news updates. Track cyclones as they develop while receiving storm safety and preparedness tips.
• Lightning Alerts: Get real-time alerts for your GPS location, and know where lightning is striking near you.
• Daily Rain & Snow Alerts: Never get caught in the rain or snow again with real-time alerts for your GPS location and morning precipitation reports for your favorite locations.
• Winter Weather Alerts: Whether you’re trying to stay warm in a blizzard or sleet storm, planning travel around a nor’easter, or are tracking fresh powder for your ski day, our winter alerts will keep you in the know with the snow.
• Pollen Alerts: Know the pollen counts near you.

Free

iOS, Android

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