BBC Launches New Weather App For Android & iOS


The BBC has today unveiled a new weather app for smartphones running Android and iOS. Available to those in the U.K. and Ireland, it’s powered by Met Office data and provides all kinds of information that’ll help you plan for the day ahead, including hourly forecasts, and data on UV, pollen count, humidity, and more.

Like all good weather apps, the BBC’s will automatically find your current location when you launch it, then present you with the day’s weather forecast. You can swipe left or right to see an hourly forecast, which includes information on temperature and wind speed.

Along the bottom of the app, there’s a daily forecast, which gives you an icon indicating the forecast for that day, plus high and low temperatures. You can also slide out a panel on the left-side of the display which allows you to switch between locations you’ve set up.

The app supports up to ten locations, and it doesn’t just offer a forecast for towns and cities inside the U.K. and Ireland, but those internationally, too. However, forecasts for international locations are in three-hourly intervals only.

If you have an Android smartphone, the BBC Weather app also comes with a home screen widget, and allows you to share your locations with friends using NFC.

You can download BBC Weather from the App Store and Google Play now, and it’s completely free.