Wunderground.com is a popular Weather forecast website on the Internet where you can also get weekly forecasts to plan your travelling wisely.From wind speed, Sunrise, Sunset to Travel planning, Wunderground has it all.
Just a few years ago, if you were planning a trip, making sure the weather was on board with your plans, was a crucial thing to check out before actually leaving. So you would just sit in front of the TV waiting for the weather forecast to come on, even though you might not really hold an interest for what else was going on in the TV set. But this is how people used to do it. In the era of the Internet, a simple Google search will display the weather forecast in a matter of seconds.
But is every site all that reliable? Of course not! And what if you are planning a hiking trip and you need more details? Most sites don’t really offer that. But weather geeks should not despair, there’s a place where they could get all the information they ever dreamed about. Welcome to Weather Underground. Just log into the site and it will automatically detect your current location without requiring your input. The information presented on the website is mostly collected from the National Weather Service (NWS) so it is of course, very reliable. Also, the domain offers the possibility of display in many languages and users can opt for an ad-free version of the site in exchange for a moderate annual fee.
If you want a quick preview of the site check out this Wunderground Boston page and get an idea about this weather site: http://www.wunderground.com/weather-forecast/US/MA/Boston.html
Once you log into the site you are greeted by the main screen which offers basic information for your current location. It displays temperatures for the nearby airports and nearby weather stations. Clicking on the right top corner Full Conditions & Forecast will transport the users onto a page that offers detail insight into the workings of Mother Nature. Users can discover the exact temperature, how fast the wind is going to blow, at what hour sunrise and sunset actually happen. On the same page we find information about pressure, visibility, humidity and rainfall chances. A detailed 7 day forecast is also presented. Information about the current night weather is also presented at the bottom of the page.
If you want the Classic Wunderground interface then just click on this link: http://classic.wunderground.com/
Check out http://m.wund.com/ from your mobile phone and stay updated with the latest weather forecast for your location.
Wunderground provides weather enthusiasts with tons of other interesting stuff, like a Map and Radar section. Choose from an impressive selection of maps like Satellite Maps, Aviation Maps, Tropical Maps or Health Maps. The Severe Weather section presents an outline of current tropical weather and hurricane activity. Also U.S and European Severe Alerts are posted within the sections.
Wunderground.com also has extra features such as Travel Planner, Road Tripe planner, Beach weather, Flight Tracking and a whole lot of other useful stuffs.
For those who are really passionate about the weather or are weather students, you will definitely enjoy the Photos & Video section that features a Webcam service which allows site surfers to take a sneak peak of different locations around the world. The site comes with an academic twist as well – found in the Climate section. There, interested parties can read about Climate change and the evidence that support the claims.
You can also check out the Wunderground Lite version of the site if your broadband is slow: http://www.wund.com/
Wunderground.com offers a complete and satisfying experience for the average user who is only looking to check the basic weather but also for the more experienced weather researcher looking for more advanced weather information.