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    Published: 2015-11-25, by .

    The official BBC app offers accurate, visual weather info, worldwide

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    • Quick and easy to use
    • Visual forecast
    • Official Met Office app
    • UK flood warnings
    • Not all locations can be found

    "Trusted forecasts from the Beeb"

    THE VERDICT

    The BBC Weather app provides official forecast information from the Beeb, in association with the UK Met Office, to give you a quick, visual picture of the weather where you are (and in the rest of the world).

    The app is really quick and easy to use (as it should be) and gives you an uncluttered, yet detailed glance at the weather for now, throughout the day, and the week ahead.

    THE PROS

    The BBC app is brought in association with the UK Met Office, which assures you that the forecasts will be accurate. It's quick and intuitive to navigate, and gives you a very visual glance at the weather. You can also check for floods and severe weather warnings in the UK.

    Adding favorite locations is as easy as searching for them, and can be quickly deleted by swiping left. You can also easily share the weather outlook via WhatsApp, email, social media, and you edit the Celsius and Fahrenheit, and mph and km/h for wind speeds.

    THE CONS

    Not all locations can be found via the search. For example, while testing the app in Barcelona, I searched for the name of the town where the Appszoom office is based (Cerdanyola), and it didn't come up. But most 'main' locations are served.

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    Nov 25, 2015

    Description

    Wherever you are, and whatever your plans, you’re always prepared with the latest weather forecast from BBC Weather.

    FEATURES:
    • 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
    • See any Met Office severe weather warnings issued at your location
    • Hourly forecasts with detailed information for the next 48 hrs (UK)
    • Look further ahead with 3 hourly forecasts (UK and International)
    • See most likely high and low temperatures, and temperature ranges, for days 6-10
    • Tap each hour for extra detail including Pressure, Visibility and Humidity
    • A day overview including Sunrise/Sunset times, UV, with Pollen and Pollution information for the UK
    • Swipe vertically to view all your favourite locations
    • Portrait and landscape modes
    • Support for 7" and 10" tablets, including hourly temperature curve in landscape mode
    • A variety of differently sized interactive home screen widgets, and in Android 4.2 a lock screen widget (widgets unavailable if app is moved to SD card)
    • Share the weather forecast on Facebook, Twitter, email and more
    • Share favourite locations with a friend via NFC
    • Override the detected location, and select a nearby location instead
    • Accessibility for users of TalkBack text to speech
    • Designed and optimised for Android, and conforms to current Android design guidelines

    Note:
    • Ability to store the app on the SD card. Widgets will not be available if you choose to use this function. This is a feature of the Android system. If you cannot see any widgets in your list of available widgets, in settings - manage applications, move BBC Weather from SD card to phone/tablet, and then restart your device.
    • This app is currently not available for users in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. The BBC and Google are working to resolve this issue.

    If you choose to enable the display of weather at your current location [menu/show current 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 - you can be assured of this, since the app does not request the "read phone status and identity" or "use accounts on the device" permissions. 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 [menu/show current location], and then the app will no longer automatically detect your current location.

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    Users comments for BBC Weather

    Mick C

    by Mick C

    Nov 16, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Keep up the good work, its a great app and I use it everyday as I'm a roofing contractor

    Ernest okoh

    by Ernest okoh

    Nov 16, 2017  |  "Great"

    Helpful and relatively accurate

    Earl Hutchinson

    by Earl Hutchinson

    Nov 16, 2017  |  "Great"

    Works accurately and reliability

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Nov 16, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great

    Sunny Al

    by Sunny Al

    Nov 16, 2017  |  "OK"

    The app and layout is good, however the widget constantly sys looking for Internet connection when a strong one is present. I keep having to delete and reinsert the widget. Makes it kind of pointless!

    Mary Rutherford

    by Mary Rutherford

    Nov 16, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    So easy to use.