iOS: There are plenty of apps you can use to check the weather in the morning, including whatever tools are already baked into your smartphone by default. If you’re on an iPhone, I recommend looking at A Weather Way, a cute little app that lets you see the effects of the weather on your typical daily routines.
(More importantly, A Weather Way helps you create routines, which can be the extra bit of motivation your lazy self might need to go to the gym, get groceries, or perform whatever other annoying tasks you don’t like to do each week.)
To see your current weather conditions, including a handy little prompt that tells you when you’ll hit your day’s highs and lows, all you have to do is tap on the app. You’ll get the temperature, a brief forecast, and the ever-useful “how does it really feel outside” indicator, since the humidity can make a hot day feel even worse.
Right below that, you’ll see a lovely little graphical timeline that tells you the conditions and temperature across your day—colour-coded, too. As you scroll right, you’ll get a lovely, visual indicator of how weather conditions might affect whatever it is you usually do on that day. (Having to deal with a sudden burst of rain while you’re waiting for the bus or train is never fun.) You can even have different daily routines for different locations, if you really want to customise your life.
You can edit your daily routines as much as you want on the app’s free version, and each day can have its own set of icons and times — useful if you always sneak out a little early on Fridays, or need to see what the weather might be like for your weekend soccer practice, for example. You only get a basic set of icons to drag and drop onto your timelines (via Settings) in the app’s free version, but coughing up a one-time fee of $3 to unlock its premium features gets rid of ads and gives you more graphics you can use to identify the various parts of your day.
The app also condenses this visual timeline into a widget, for those who would rather swipe right to see their day than fire up an app. You’ll get 10 hours of information, starting with the current time: