BeWeather 2 is a very customizable app with a widget

BeWeather 2 (US$1.99) is an attractive collection of weather information that can be customized both in the data presented and the look of the app. It as features similar to many other weather apps, but BeWeather's overall presentation still makes it compelling.

You get detailed current conditions, a seven-day and 24-hour forecast with sun and moon times, animated radar (US, Canada and Europe), severe weather notifications (US and Europe), very localized rain forecasts, and storm and hurricane tracking. With a swipe down, the weather map with animations goes full screen, and left and right swipes lets you change to your pre-set locations.

The app also supports widgets, with customizations for current conditions and forecasts. You can also switch locations from the widget.

Setting up additional cities is easy, just hit the + button from the settings menu. There are a variety of colored themes for the app. I liked the darker themes which seem to make everything more legible.

The data provider is Weather Underground, so you also get access to several local weather stations, which might make your local forecast even more reliable.

While there are plenty of free, and paid apps for weather, I like BeWeather for its depth and easy to use presentation.

It requires iOS 8 and it's optimized for the iPhone 5 and 6 series iDevices. BeWeather 2 is going to be handy with the upcoming winter weather, and will be valuable all year too.