Wherever you are, and whatever your plans, you’re always prepared with the latest weather forecast from BBC Weather. Now even easier to understand, with more locations and more hourly information.
Get the information you need - fast. Including...
- At-a-glance forecasts, so you can make decisions quickly
- Hourly data up to 14 days ahead (in UK locations and major international cities)
- Sign in to, or register, your BBC account to save locations across different devices
- "Chance of precipitation", giving you a heads up about rain, hail or snow
- "Feels like" temperature, which takes into account wind strength
- Met Office weather warnings, personalised to locations that matter to you
- Social-friendly forecasts, sharable on Facebook, Twitter and email
- Text-to-speech accessibility (optimised for iOS "VoiceOver")
- Easy-to-read, intuitive layout
Weather app and your privacy
To display weather in your current location just activate the location services on your device. You'll find them in Settings>Privacy>Location Services.
Don't worry, your precise location is not shared with the BBC. The app just chooses the closest location where weather information is available.
This info is kept anonymous, secure and we won't share it with anyone. No other personal data relating to you will be sent to the BBC either (for instance, a username, email address or unique device identifier).
If you don't want the BBC Weather app to display the weather at your current location just go to Settings>Privacy>Locations Services>BBC Weather. Then where it says "Allow location access" select "Never".
Having a BBC account offers a safe and secure way to add up to 10 locations which you can access on other devices when you sign in. To find out more about getting your own BBC account and what it lets you do, then go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/account.
About BBC Weather
BBC Weather is responsible for preparing and broadcasting weather forecasts across the BBC, in association with MeteoGroup. The BBC broadcast its first weather forecast in 1922 and by 1936 was pioneering the use of weather maps during TV forecasts. The BBC Weather App was launched in 2013 and is now one of the most popular weather apps in the UK.
We release regular updates to the BBC Weather app to fix issues and improve performance. This release includes some under the hood improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Does the impossible - predicts British weather
I loaded this after giving up on the Apple weather app, which is as reliable as a piece of seaweed. The information is from the met office, so it's the best forecast available, and is accurate over the next few days. I use it every day, and I get caught by unexpected rain less than once a month.
It's detailed, with hourly summaries (temp., wind, rain probability) for 7 days in a neat display. It's also very localised, cities are broken into districts about 1 mile across. It will automatically give the forecast for your current position, but you can look up other UK locations, and store them if you want.
The Met Office app uses the same data, but the interface is poor. Weather Radar can be useful to see predicted rain storm paths if you're going to be travelling.
Good app with easy to read format 👍🏻
A good app. Easy to work and understand. Great how it tells you warnings issued by MET Office in that specific location, uv levels ☀️and pollution levels and what the temperature 🌡may feel like due to the winds 💨 etc. You can find temperatures from all around the world 🌍. I generally find this to be the most accurate out of all other weather apps. Very specific in how the weather will be. My only issue is that when you have more than one place in your locations I can’t seem to keep the same location to show when opened. I mean if I look up the temp where my friends are in USA I don’t want that to be the default one! Every time I open it shows a different location from my selected locations. You need to add something that enables you to select a default location.
Good but not perfect
I have found this app good, and mostly clear and accurate within 24 hours and sometimes longer but on the whole weather patterns can equally change quite a bit in 24 hours too. I've often cancelled work on the basis of a forecast which is then not as wet as they'd predicted. Even now forecasting can be quite inaccurate and I find myself cross checking with the Met office app which doesn't always show the same forecast. As my job is weather dependent it's important for planning to know what the weather is likely to do. I also find the percentage chance of rain very confusing indeed. Sometimes, for example, 20% might be shown with a white cloud or a dark cloud, or even a dark cloud with one drop of rain. What sense am I supposed to make of that?
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.