16 April 2021 · Tips N' Tricks

Mount Gravatt Mazda's Top Weather Apps

From summer hail storms to recent flash flooding, our recent Brisbane weather patterns have been a far cry from our Sunshine State slogan, 'beautiful one day, perfect the next. In recent times, mother nature has been more unpredictable than ever. 

One thing we can't control is the Brisbane weather, but our list of top weather apps will help you better plan your Mazda road trips, weekends away and holidays.

For what it's worth, there are hundreds of apps available to download. This is our teams' top 5 weather apps for smartphones. 


Weatherzone App

Weatherzone gives you access to detailed observations, 10-day forecasts, rain radar, BOM warnings and much more. They use the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts, Weatherzone's high-resolution Opticast model and their meteorologists to produce accurate forecasts for Australia and the world.

Key features include:

  • It's free
  • BOM¬†Warnings
  • Interactive hourly forecasts
  • Daily news and videos
  • Sunrise And¬†Sunset Times
  • UV¬†Ratings
  • Fire Danger¬†Ratings
  • Long-range¬†Rainfall Forecasts
  • Marine¬†Forecasts
  • Snow Cams And¬†Forecasts
  • Extreme And¬†Records

Download on the Apple Store or get it on Google Play.



WillyWeather is free a local app for Australians featuring BOM radar and satellite, detailed wind, rain, tide, swell and UV forecasts, as well as moon phases, and sunrise and sunset times.

Going beyond the average weather service, they process and fine-tune forecast data to the specific coordinates of over 30,000 Australian locations including all suburbs, towns, beaches, rivers, parks, lakes and islands.

Available free on mobile and tablet devices. Download on the Apple Store or get it on Google Play.



Windy.com App

Windy.com is an extraordinary tool for weather forecast visualisation. This fast, intuitive, detailed, and accurate weather app is trusted by professional pilots, paragliders, skydivers, kiters, surfers, boaters, fishermen, storm chasers, and weather geeks, as well as by governments, army staff and rescue teams.

  • Free to use and ad-free as well
  • 40 different weather maps
  • Detailed weather forecast for any location (temperature, rain and snow accumulation, wind speed, wind gusts and wind direction)
  • ¬†Available at windy.com, on App Store and on Google Play.

BOM Weather

BOM Weather

BOM Weather is the Bureau of Meteorology's weather free app, giving you access to localised hourly and 7-day forecasts, radar and warnings ‚Äď wherever you are.¬†

  • Free and ad free
  • Current and today‚Äôs conditions
  • Temperature
  • Weather icon
  • 'Feels like‚Äô temperature
  • Min/Max
  • Possible rainfall range
  • Current weather description
  • Wind (in km/h OR knots ‚Äď tap to change) and wind gust
  • Humidity
  • Rain since 9am

Download on the Apple Store or get it on Google Play.


Rain Parrot

Rain Parrot

Know exactly when it's going to rain with the Rain Parrot app. This app will send a notification to you before it rains at your location, telling you when it is going to rain down to the minute. You'll never be caught out in the rain again!

Playing or watching sport, doing the washing, hosting a party, building or doing repairs - or even just commuting to work or school - you won't get caught out again.

Features include:

  • Get notified about 30 minutes before rainfall is expected from their¬†push notification service.
  • Get predictions and weather wherever you go in Australia
  • Get sent tomorrow's forecast if rain is expected, including temperature and rainfall probability.
  • Maps of current rainfall conditions
  • Cost- $5.99
  • Download it from the AppStore