Must have weather app for drone pilots!
UAV Forecast for DJI Quadcopter & UAV Drone Pilots (Android)
If you’ve got a drone, this app by Matthew Lloyd is a must-have.
Pricing: Free and Subscription Plans
Download (Android): UAV Forecast for DJI Quadcopter & UAV Drone Pilots
Download (iOS): UAV Forecast 4+
Official Website: https://www.uavforecast.com
PhotoPills is a photography planning app that helps you plan your photos ahead of time. The app will help you plan locations and times, and it has a map that shows you the exact path to take to get the best photo.
Pricing: $9.99 One-Time Purchase (Android) (iOS)
Download (Android): PhotoPills
Download (iOS): PhotoPills
Official Website: https://www.photopills.com
Astrospheric is the perfect app for those who want more than just the basic weather forecast. It includes a radar that shows the clouds moving over your location and you can watch the radar or click on a particular hour to see the cloud cover prediction.
Pricing: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)
Download (Android): Astrospheric
Download (iOS): Astrospheric
Official Website: https://www.astrospheric.com
Cloud cover is a great resource for predicting clear nights for astrophotography and the chance of a cloudy day for enhancing the sunrise and sunset.
Download (Android): Clear Outside
Download (Amazon): Clear Outside
Download (iOS): Clear Outside
Official Website: https://clearoutside.com
My Aurora Forecast Pro
The app uses your location to show you the KP index and the forecast for the next few days. It also has a map that shows you where to see the Northern Lights, and when you’ll be likely to see them. The app also alerts you of high aurora activity.
Pricing: $1.99 One-Time Purchase & Offers In-App Purchases (Android) (iOS)
Download (Android): My Aurora Forecast Pro – Aurora Borealis Alerts
Download (iOS): My Aurora Forecast Pro
Official Website: https://www.jrustonapps.com/apps/my-aurora-forecast
So, you’re thinking about downloading Dark Sky to your smart phone. Great idea! With Dark Sky, you can know the exact minute the rain will start or stop, right down to the second. It’s like magic.
Pricing: $3.99 One-Time Purchase (iOS)
Download (iOS): Dark Sky Weather
Official Website: https://darksky.net/app
Drone Buddy-Fly UAV Safe Wind
Drone Buddy is an app designed for drone flyers to help you fly your drone in the right weather. You can find out the wind speed and other flight data before you fly. Dark Sky is available in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland.
Pricing: Free (Ad-Supported & Offers In-App Purchases)
Download (Android): Drone Buddy – UAV Safe Wind, Weather, No Fly Zone
Download (iOS): Drone Buddy-Fly UAV Safe Wind
Official Website: https://www.dronebuddy.io
Dronecast: Weather & No Fly Zones for Drone Pilots
This app will give you real-time weather updates for your location and also forecast the hourly weather for up to two days, so you can plan your drones accordingly.
Dronecast is a free app for now, but it needs to be funded somehow and may be priced in the future.
Download (Android): Dronecast: Weather & No Fly Zones for Drone Pilots
Download (iOS): An app for IOS devices is on the roadmap from the developer.
Official Website: https://dronecast.app
The app is designed to give you quick, easy access to local weather data with an easy-to-navigate interface. You can save your favorite locations and quickly access them at any time. This app is listed as bring ad-supported but promises no fluff to get in the way of your experience.
Pricing: Free (Ad-Supported)
Download (Android): Darker Sky
There are many great apps to use in order to get a better understanding of the weather, but these are some of the best apps to use while on the go, like on a hike.