- The Weather Channel
- Weather Underground
- World Weather Online
When it comes to weather forecasting, AccuWeather is one of the most popular weather sites we know. Searching for the weather report on this site is an easy task: you have to head to the website, and it will provide you with the live local atmospheric conditions as per your local location. In case you want to look for another place’s weather, you just have to type in the location or postal code for the place in the search bar.
Coming down a bit gives you the satellite maps of your place; in my case, it is India. The home page of the website ends with these two major sections that have loads of ads sandwiched between them. The ads are a major downside, but considering the few numbers of adverts present on sites these days, I won’t make a big issue.
Additional sections are the Maps, News, Video, Severe Weather, and More. While the video section has loads of videos (even space-related), the news section didn’t have much at the time of writing.
- Pros: Uncluttered website
- Cons: Advertisements
The Weather Channel, as its name suggests, is a platform for all climate-related information. It provides you with live weather, local weather news, and a lot more options.
When you visit the website, the current temperature of your location will be displayed under the site logo (at the top left corner). You can change the country and temperature scale (Celcius or Fahrenheit) from the option in the top right corner.
Furthermore, you can search for the outside conditions in different locations by searching for the location or the postal code. You can also get weather updates on an hour, 5-day, 10-day, weekend, or monthly basis as well.
Apart from this, this top weather website has a news section (weather, monsoon, and science) and the maps throughout its other folds along with videos.
Furthermore, the menu section has additional ‘Pollution’ and ‘Health and Activities’ options to keep track of pollution and health-related topics. There’s also the Top Cities section to know the live weather forecast in those cities.
- Pros: Added sections for more information
- Cons: Ads
Weather Underground or Wunderground is another site that provides local news and weather updates. When you ask the obvious question: “What is the local weather around me?” the website helps you answer it with precision.
The website has a current weather report for your area, which can be extended for a full report. The site uses real-time weather radar as well for its maps and radar section. If you wish to look for the forecast for other places, you just have to search for the place from the search bar.
The site also displays the top weather news that is spread on the rest of the home page. There are more sections to explore, such as Sensor Network, Maps and Radar, Severe Weather, News and Blogs, Mobile Apps, and More.
Additionally, you can sign up to the website to get real-time alerts and ease access to the website.
- Pros: Detailed weather report
- Cons: Not so eye-pleasing interface
Weatherbug is another site that provides us with an online weather forecast and live weather news.
When I used the website, it displayed the current weather near me, along with the update on an hourly and 10-day basis. There’s also a Live Radar section for you to look for all the places, trying to give the most accurate weather forecast.
The first fold of the website has a detailed weather report, and the second fold has top news. Furthermore, there are more sections such as the Hurricane Center, Today’s National Outlook, Allergies and Pollens, Videos, and more for added information apart from just weather.
The added section makes Weatherbug one of the best weather websites and a reason to be on my list.
- Pros: Lifestyle section
- Cons: Ads
Sat24.cc is a website that has all the relevant features needed for the best online weather forecast. The website provides weather updates from a number of other weather websites, and you can choose the one you wish to view.
It comes with animated maps with free weather radar, making it an obvious option on my list of best weather websites. As the site displays the climate report for the entire world, you can just type in your location in the search bar to know the temperature and more details of your location.
Moving down a bit displays the temperature for your place, which includes a seven-day forecast.
Additionally, there are options such as RainViewer (for rain forecasts taken from dedicated RainViewer service), Waves Height, Videos, Flight Radar, and Speed Test (for your internet speed), among many other options.
- Pros: Speed test section
- Cons: Cluttered website
The site suggests that it is the most accurate weather website, and its temperature report for my location proved it to be pretty accurate. With the animated map and temperature report of your location, the site gives you the weather forecast for other places, most likely to be the neighboring cities.
Following the main sections of the website, there are sections such as Sports Weather, Holiday Weather, and Latest Blog Posts, acting as additional information that you might need.
The site has other menu options such as API for developers, Activities, Map, World, Videos, and Holidays.
Furthermore, much like other weather websites, you can search for other locations to get their complete weather report.
- Pros: A number of added options
- Cons: Can be slow
Windy is a popular site that lists down live atmospheric conditions and real-time radar data for more weather-related details and weather news. The website features a map to look for weather reports around the world. The map has the temperature of your location in the foreground so that you can look for both options together.
The menu section has weather news, hurricane trackers, settings, and more options to choose from for ease of usage.
Apart from this, the site tells you about other factors such as rain and thunder, air quality, clouds, waves, and more, with all these options resting on the right-hand side of the website.
Additionally, you can log into the site for more convenience and can share the weather report on social media sites.
- Pros: Hurricane tracker option
- Cons: Stutters at times