Know in advance when you have to take the umbrella thanks to these apps and widgets that alarm you when the rain is coming.
The rain can hold your plans on many occasions, so in this guide we are going to explain how to activate an alarm on your mobile to know in advance when it will rain.
With the help of apps and widgets, you can receive alerts on your phone that they warn you that the clouds are approaching and, therefore, it is time to take out the umbrella and reserve the outdoor plans for another weekend.
Many of us often use apps to know the weather forecast for the next few days. However, the rain can surprise you if you do not consult these applications with certain frequency.
The solution that we propose in this article is activate an alarm that notifies you about the arrival of rain, something you can do with apps and widgets dedicated to this function. Here’s how to do it step by step.
Apps to put a rain alarm on your mobile
In Google Play you can find several applications that are responsible for sending you alarms when it is going to rain. Thus, you can plan better and avoid the rain when you go out to the street.
The most prominent of them all is Rain Alarm, also known as the Rain Alarm. As you can read in its description, this app uses information from government weather services to do its job.
Rain Alarm detects any type of precipitation (rain, hail or snow) and warns you through a notification, vibration or sound, as you configure it.
To do this, click on the three-dot button in the upper right corner and access Settings> Alarms to configure notifications. With the free version of Rain Alarm, you can only configure the sending of notifications when the rain is nearby.
For example, with the help of this application you can go for a run and receive an alarm when it’s time to go home because the rain is coming. In addition to configuring these alarms, in Rain Alarm you can also check the weather forecast.
Another application to activate a rain alarm on your mobile is Rain Radar, free to download in the Google Play Store.
As in the previous application, Rain Radar notifies you about the arrival of rain so that you can successfully plan your outdoor plans.
Access the left side menu, click on Settings or Settings and activate the notification box to receive alerts on your mobile when the rain is near.
Of course, this free application does not lack the map in which you can see how the clouds will move in the next few hours.
Activate a rain alarm on your mobile with widgets
If you prefer another method to know the imminent arrival of the rain to the town where you reside, you can rely on the installation of Weather widgets on the mobile home screen.
The first widget that we recommend is the one of the well-known AccuWeather app, with more than 50 million downloads on the Play Store.
This widget will allow you to monitor the weather forecast and receive weather alerts on your mobile without having to open the app, something we often forget to do.
Once you have installed the app, go to the Widgets menu on your phone and add the AccuWeather menu to its home screen. Then, configure notifications to receive the rain alarms to your liking.
Another useful widget that you can add to your home screen is the Rain Alarm app, protagonist in previous paragraphs.
This app also has a well-developed widget that gives you all the weather information without having to access the app and that It also alerts you to the arrival of rain.
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