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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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    by Jayne , Appszoom

    Nov 25, 2015

    Description

    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.

    Main features
    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)
    - "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 install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at http://www.bbc.co.uk/terms. To read BBC’s Privacy Policy go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy.

    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".

    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.

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