Finding out when it is going to rain using the internet or your smartphone is a pretty seamless process. Over the years, numerous websites and apps that provide quality forecasting information have emerged.

In this tutorial, we are going to be taking a look at how to find out when it is going to rain in your area, when it is going to stop, and the rest of the weather information that you’d probably want to see.


Method #1: AccuWeather

The AccuWeather weather forecasting platform has been around for ages, constantly developing its forecasting technology infrastructure and algorithms in order to enhance the accuracy of its projections.

  1. Visit
  2. Type in your location in the search box
  3. Select the day of the forecast that you wish to check out
  4. The website will provide you with a comprehensive forecast about the respective day

Check out if it is going to rain using your smartphone

You can also use AccuWeather by downloading its Android or iOS app on your smartphone, where you can set up the app to send you weather notification and alerts.


Method #2:

DarkSky is another sophisticated weather forecasting platform, that emphasizes more on the visualization of the forecast’s data. The website’s design is exceptionally sleek and easy to navigate.

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the location button located on the search bar’s left end
  3. Click Allow
  4. The website will find your precise location and provide you with real-time rain info

DarkSky provides hour-by-hour rain projection, as well as the type of rain (light, medium, heavy). Scroll down a little and a weather map of your area will be available.

The info displayed on the map is tweakable, as the user can select from a wide range of options, including wind speed, cloud cover, UV index and emoji. Give the last one a try.

If you are an iPhone or Android user, you can also make use of DarkSky’s smartphone apps.


Method #3:

If you don’t care for the fancy design nor the data visualization, and you just want to see if it is going to rain or not, you could use a website called, which is based on DarkSky’s API.

  1. Visit
  2. Type in your location
  3. A short list of today’s, tomorrow’s and the next two day’s rain projections will show up

If you encounter any problems while trying out the above or have a recommendation to make, feel free to shoot a comment down below.

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