Nothing ruins a great vacation faster than an unreliable weather forecast. Before heading out the door this summer, double check the conditions so you don’t let mother nature pull a fast one on you. There are lots of options out there to figure out what’s coming down the pike in terms of weather. Here are a few sites that are featured at MakeUseOf.WeatherSpark has literally every feature you could want if a very comprehensive weather forecasting service is needed before your next outing. Not only does it have a great mapping feature that includes precipitation probabilities, humidity, and wind speeds, but you can plot the information coming from different forecasting authorities against each other. Check it out if you aren’t satisfied with run-of-the-mill weather websites.
Weather Underground also provides a vast amount of meteorological data to mull over when the standard fare just won’t do. It gives you anything you could want including air quality and flu activity. The Webcam mapping is also very useful when you get tired of seeing graphical representations.
Their WunderMap feature is probably the most comprehensive forecasting tool that is freely available to web users. You can layer so much data that it becomes an interesting activity all by itself; they have everything from severe weather and active fires to ground fissures.
There are some other great forecasting websites worth checking out as well.
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