How about this weather, amirite?
Okay, yeah, weather isn’t the most fascinating subject of conversation, but it’s one of those things we all check every day. If you’d like more entertainment from your morning weather ritual, today’s Cool Websites and Apps is for you.
We’re on a mission to prove weather doesn’t have to be boring. Here are apps with jokes and GIFs; with pixels and profanity. Your morning will never be the same.
Funny Or Die Weather (iOS and Android): The Weather, With Jokes
Funny or Die is one of the biggest video sites on the web, known for its steady stream of viral hits and more than a few great web series. So it’s odd that they put out a weather app. Even weirder is that, outside of a few jokes, it’s pretty straight-forward.
Great if you want something that’s clean, gives you a complete forecast, but is also amusing. Give it a shot!
WeatherGIF (Web, iOS, Android coming soon): Aptly Named Site Includes Weather, GIFs
GIFs are the language of the web, communicating all sorts of emotions and ideas in just a few seconds. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to combine this obsolete, yet- surprisingly relevant, technology with weather forecasts?
Of course you haven’t. It exists anyway.
There’s not a lot else to say about that one: it’s the weather, with GIFs. If your native Internet language isn’t GIFs, you could check out emojiweather instead.
Authentic Weather (Android, iOS): Blunt, Profane Forecasts
Remember TheF#$&ingWeather? That infamous one-use site never got around to making a mobile app, which is where Authentic Weather steps in. Combining that site’s blunt one-sentence forecasts with a variety of pictures, this app is never boring.
8BitWeather (Web, Mobile coming soon): Simple Weather With a Pixelated Weatherman
If you want a bit of gaming nostalgia with your morning coffee, check the weather on this site. It lets you know what to expect by showing you an appropriately dressed 8-bit character.
The site doesn’t include advanced things like forecasts or radar, instead focusing on the most practical implication of the weather: what you should be wearing. It’s simple, sure, but that’s part of the point.
Can I Wear Shorts? (Web): For People Who Hate Pants
For many, the weather is about one question: whether or not shorts are a good idea. If that’s you, check out the aptly named Can I Wear Shorts. This is probably the simplest weather site in the world, because it only answers one question.
That’s really it. Not a lot else to say here.
What Other Quirky Weather Sites Are Out There?
I could go on: Doge Weather is worth checking out if you want to relive the heady days of late 2013. But I want to know what you think: what are the best weather apps that are also amusing in some way? Share your favorites in the comments below, or let me know what sort of app roundup you’d like to see me do next.
We focused on the web and mobile today; if you want desktop weather apps I recommend our list of weather apps for Windows or our list of weather apps for Mac. And when you want to check the weather in a particular location, just use one of these zip code finder tools.