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Weather Watch: Top Free Apps for iPhone

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by Mama To Two (subscribe)
Mama of two. Finding fun, new and thrifty ways to entertain my little girls.
Published November 8th 2012
With the mercury rising, the temperature is a hot topic. These weather apps (for iPhones) are a great way to keep track of the celsius, know the UV and get you beach ready. And best of all, they're free.

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The sunsmart app for iPhone

Sun Smart - This clever app by the Cancer Council Victoria is full of need-to-know information. It reveals the day's weather (high and low), plus UV and at which times you need sun protection. It also let's you set a sunscreen reminder (when to apply/reapply) and UV alerts, plus you can calculate how much vitamin D you need.

Good for: Those concerned about the UV and sun protection.
Special features: Sunscreen reminder, UV alerts, vitamin D calculator, share to Facebook/Twitter.

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The swachett weather app for iPhone

Swackett - A funky illustrated weather app, it shows the current temp (and what it will feel like), day's high and the expected night-time temp too, plus the next day. All with cool illustrations of clothing for the day. It also includes weather maps/imagery and satellite pictures for those wanting a more in-depth report.

Good for: Those wanting the basic weather details delivered in a different and funky kind of way.
Special features: Tells you what temperature the weather will feel like, weather imagery/maps and satellite pictures, shows next day's forecast.

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The Weatherzone app for iPhone

Weatherzone - A weather app that gives you all the details in an easy to read format, including wind gusts, humidity, rainfall, UV, gusts, pollen level, sunrise, sunset.

Good for: Those wanting added weather details and the forecast for later in the week.
Special features: Graph showing forecast of next 24hours, in-depth weather details, sunrise/sunset times, radar image and ability to set your location.

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Surf Life Saving Australia's Beachsafe app for iphone

Beachsafe - A perfect summer weather app, select your beach of choice and receive a six day forecast, UV report plus the water temperature and surf conditions including swell, tide and any hazards. By Surf Life Saving Australia.

Good for: Beach/surf lovers wanting a weather and water round up.
Special features: High tide/low tide times, beach rescue stats, map and general beach information.

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