If you’re in the UK, needless to say it’s hot, and take refuge in the shade and drink as much water as possible.
I’ve had my own experience with past hot flashes, like my iPhone almost melting, and now that we’re in one of higher temperatures (opens in new tab) that the UK has ever known (July 18th) I am trying to use my devices as little as possible.
However, there will be times when I will need it – for shopping, gaming sessions with friends and appointments. All these examples are when I’ll have to check the weather, make sure I have enough water, and more.
With that in mind, here are some apps you can use on Windows, iOS, and Android.
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you need to do in a heat wave, and it’s something I’ve made sure to do for the current heat wave and others to come.
restock (opens in new tab) has been a great help for this as it is a service that can help anyone around the world to places that have charging stations. Just go upstairs, have your bottle ready and refill your bottle.
Available on Microsoft Store (opens in new tab)MSN Weather is a great app for Windows that lets you see the nearest forecast as well as check what the next days will be while you play Fortnite, Halo or whatever.
While you can check the weather from the widgets menu in Windows 11, I’ve found that having a dedicated app, similar to the one I have on my iPhone, helps a lot more as I can get the details that Windows widgets can’t provide.
However, be sure to keep your PC in a cool space, as the room it’s in may fire at room temperature while the graphics card fans spin to render Sonic at its best resolution.
It’s true that Apple’s fantastic free weather app is available on iOS and soon for everyone running macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16, but Carrot (opens in new tab) is available in both iOS (opens in new tab) and android (opens in new tab)then you have the best app for both worlds here.
Depending on the subscription you subscribed to, you may have hourly weather alerts or alerts about storms and heat waves that could be a danger to you.
On watchOS I found Carrot useful when I lift my wrist and I can find the latest UV (Ultra Violet) rating to see if I need to wear a hat. The image above is a screen of my current watch where I can quickly see the current weather and UV rating.
But Carrot can go further – widgets play an important role in the app, so I can have an extra large widget taking over an iPad screen with all the detailed information I need, for example.
Overall it’s a solid weather app that will help you when you need to go out in a heat wave and for the UK there’s no better time to look at Carrot.