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Wherever you are, and whatever your plans, you’re always prepared with the latest weather forecast from BBC Weather.
- Simple and clear design for easy access to our most detailed and up-to-date information
- Search for locations (automatically added to your favourites), or use your current location
- Hourly forecasts with detailed information for the next 48 hrs (UK)
- Look further ahead with 3 hourly detail (UK and International)
- Tap each hour for full detail including Pressure, Visibility and Humidity
- A day overview including Sunrise/Sunset times and UV, with Pollen and Pollution information for the UK
- See any Met Office severe weather warnings issued at your location
- Swipe vertically to view all your favourite locations
- Accessibility for users of text to speech and VoiceOver
If you choose to enable the display of weather at your current location [Settings>Privacy>Location], the app will provide you with weather information based upon your current location. Your precise location is kept on your device, and once the app has determined the location of the closest populated location for which weather information is available, your precise location is not accessed by the BBC. No other personal data relating to you (such as a username, email address or unique device identifier) is sent to the BBC. Your information is anonymous, nevertheless the BBC will keep your information secure and not share it with anyone in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy. You can choose to disable the display of weather at your current location [Settings/Privacy/Location/BBC Weather], and then the app will no longer automatically detect your current location.
What's New in Version 1.3.0
- Layout fixes for iOS 9
- Networking improvements
- Other minor bug fixes
Note: We are aware that some users are experiencing difficulties updating to the latest version of the BBC Weather app. We are working closely with Apple to understand and resolve this issue. In the meantime, please update your device to the latest version of iOS (9.2.1) and read our FAQs at http://bbc.in/1PCFMpD.
Handy Weather App
Find what the weather is going to be for the next few days, for several locations, including outside the UK. Shows a summary of the day's weather in your local area with hourly changes for the current day and night displayed when you swipe - simple weather icons, temperature and wind speed and direction, and further information available when you tap the screen.
The next few days are shown as tabs with a weather icon at the bottom of the screen - tap to show the weather for that day.
You can change the view to another location from the menu to check weather elsewhere - useful when planning to travel for work or pleasure.
I don't keep track of the accuracy of the forecasts but I have no complaints. I check it daily.
Best for ease of use and info
Let's be clear, it's hard to predict the future, especially regarding the weather, with conditions on our islands of the U.K. very variable; but this app at least is quick and easy to use, and I've tried a few. It's clear, concise, simple to use, and as long as you've got your location setting allowed, it comes up with where you are. It's simple to change the location either from your list or by swiping, and the sunrise and sunset times are handy, along with the details for each hour. The traffic-light UV, Pollen and Pollution icons may be of help for sufferers, - my wife appreciates the UV one particularly. I don't know what's going to happen when the Beeb move from the Met Office to the new provider, just hope they don't mess with the app; if it works, don't fix it, - we might even get more accuracy!
No one does it better
I've been using this app for about three years and it's the easiest and best to use, I have stopped using anything else. The weather reports have a high degree of accuracy on the day they are reporting. The week ahead reports are great as well giving a very guide as to what the weather will be doing and I use to plan ahead where the weather has an impact. It's really easy to to add places to your favourites list and access them and it's great when on holiday as the gps tells it where you are and provides the right location.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: 02 February 2016
- Version: 1.3.0
- Size: 22.2 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
- © BBC 2016
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.