Car Road Trip

10 Best Driving Weather Apps To Check Road Conditions On Your Trip

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

Last Updated on August 31, 2022 by Rose Morah

If you are wondering whether there’s a good app to check the weather along a driving route, the answer is yes.

There are some very good driving weather apps that will give you close to accurate weather forecasts. 

It is extremely important to have a reliable weather app that gives you an idea of what the weather will be like during the trip.

This is because the weather can play a huge role in your day’s plans when going on a road trip and also determine the kind of vehicle you will drive.

The best driving weather apps

1. Windy app

The windy app is a great weather app. I particularly like using it during the winter season because of the following reasons:

  • I use it to see new snow estimates.
  • It is one of the most accurate apps to use, especially when you are traveling through the mountains. For instance, I used it when I was in Italy and it was quite accurate.
  • It is also one of the best apps for sailors and wind sports because it gives you wave heights, wave direction, wind forecasts and so on. 

Other things to expect from the Windy app are:

  • Wind direction and speed.
  • Temperature.
  • Precipitation.
  • Live map.

2. BeWeather (For iPad and iPhone)

I love the BeWeather app because it does not have those annoying ads found on most weather apps. It has great widgets and it’s a free weather app.

However, I mostly use it for weather alerts.

For instance, when going on long road trips, it alerts me when the weather is severe and gives me real-time notification of the weather condition.

For more detailed information about this weather app, visit their official website.

See also:

Emergency Kit For Your Car In Winter.

Tips For Driving Long Distances At Night.

3. Driver weather

Driver weather app is a great app to use when you are mapping your route before your road trip.

It will show you the weather, temperature, wind direction, wind speed, and radar, based on your route and departure time.

But, one thing that makes this app stand out from the other weather apps is the fact that you can compare the weather forecasts of different routes on your road trip to help you avoid bad weather.

4. Waze

Other than the great features that Waze offers people going on road trips, it is also a good app that you can use for weather alerts by checking what other people along your route in the Waze community are reporting.  

You will find Waze users reporting about a flood, fog, hail, ice, and snow

It is also a great app for checking closed roads due to construction or other reasons, and whether there are police along your route.

5. Weather.gov 

Weather.gov is a great weather website that you can use to alert you in case of any weather warnings and advisories when you are traveling or driving in bad weather.

You can use it to check:

  • Flood warnings and advisory.
  • Red flag warnings.
  • Dense fog advisory.
  • Wind advisory.
  • Special weather statements and so on.

You can also use NOAA.gov or the state’s department of transport app to show you the weather condition of your state.

NOTE: For information about the road conditions, use each state’s 511 sites. Most states have their own 511 apps.

6. Accuweather

Accuweather is a good, close-to-accurate weather forecast website. What I love about Accuweather is its:

  • Hurricane tracker.
  • Severe weather map.

It is also a great weather website for a multi-day forecast. Accuweather gives hourly, daily and monthly forecasts plus the air quality scale.

The air quality scale can help you avoid highly polluted areas in your travel itinerary, which is a great feature for those people who have pre-existing respiratory conditions.

7. Ventuski app

Ventuski app is a great alternative to other apps that we have already discussed.

Most travelers love it because of the information it offers compared to most other apps. This include:

  • Precipitation.
  • Thunderstorms.
  • Humidity.
  • Air quality.
  • Snow cover.
  • Air pressure.
  • Wind speeds.
  • Temperature.
  • Clouds and so much more.

8. Hello Weather (iOS app and Android).

The Hello weather app is very user-friendly. It is a clean app and has colors that shift with the temperature.

9. Weather Channel

Immediately you are on the Weather Channel website, you automatically get a display of the weather condition of your current location. Quite simply, like the name suggests.

This forecast will give you the estimated humidity levels, wind speed, degrees of temperature, visibility, and the UV index.

10. Weather underground

If you are probably looking for a more detailed weather forecast report for your trip,  weather underground has your back.

Apart from the normal weather conditions breakdown, the site gives a detailed report of weather factors around your location or destination.

All the information is well presented in different user-friendly formats for easier understanding.

Summary of the best driving weather apps

Best driving weather appMain Reason Why it is recommended
1.Windy appGreat for weather forecasts during the winter season.
2.BeWeather (For iPad and iPhone)Gives you weather alerts.
3.Driver weather appThe app allows you to compare the weather forecasts of different routes on your road trip.
4. WazeIt has more road trip features other than weather apps.
5.Weather.gov It is good for checking weather warnings and advisories.
6.AccuweatherIt is a great international app that also has a severe weather map and hurricane tracker.
7.Ventuski appGreat weather app alternative.
8.Hello WeatherThe app is very user-friendly.

Hey, I’m Rose. I’m passionate about electric cars and clean energy. My adventurous spirit and journalistic pursuits make each day fascinating and far greater. I consider traveling not just about the grandeur moments, but the little elements that transform the whole experience.