BOM Weather 4+

Australia's weather app

Bureau of Meteorology

Designed for iPad

    • Free

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Description

BOM Weather is the Bureau of Meteorology's weather app, giving you the most accurate weather information at your fingertips.

The BOM Weather app includes:

Current and today’s conditions
- Temperature
- Weather icon
- 'Feels like’ temperature
- Min/Max
- Possible rainfall range
- Current weather description
- Wind (in km/h OR knots – tap to change) and wind gust
- Humidity
- Rain since 9am

Forecasts
- 1-hourly forecast for 72 hours including temperature, rain, wind direction and gust, and speed (in km/h OR knots)
- 7-day forecast including temperature, text weather summary, fire danger rating, UV Index and sun protection 4 days ahead, sunrise/sunset and moon phases
- Waters forecast including wind, seas, swell, and tides. Plus the summary for the days ahead

Warnings
- Weather warnings for your current location
- Push Notifications for one location for these warnings - tropical cyclone, fire weather, flood, tsunami, severe weather, severe thunderstorm

Radar
- Pan and zoom rain radar map
- Your location marked on radar map
- Radar coverage layer

Location
- Search for any location in Australia
- Save your favourite locations
- ‘Move with me’ (current location)

Other features
- Weather mood background and night-time mode
- Quick access to rain radar
- Enhanced metadata to give you the location of the observations and the forecast last updated times
- Accessible design that allows you to resize the font in your device settings
- View in landscape or portrait mode (device rotation)
- Dark mode

What’s New

Version 5.1.0

This release includes:
- dark mode option allowing user to set display appearance or use device's system settings
- rainfall presentation update in the today, hourly and daily forecast sections
- new bottom navigation with quick links to weather, radar and warnings screens
- various bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
31.2K Ratings

31.2K Ratings

error 37184281"/5'v ,

Totally recommend it

I started using this app in 2019. I got this app from a recommendation by my friends because the other apps aren’t always trustworthy. This app comes straight from the government and you can totally trust it. The only thing I would add is to make an app without internet. For example I went camping lately with no wifi. There was no service and I couldn’t see the weather. This really annoyed me because I needed to know if it was gonna rain or not. To see the weather I had to get in the car and drive like a long time which I obviously didn’t do. If it is possible please fix this. Even if it is just the temperature it would be great. 👍🏽 anyway this app is awesome and it is probably the app for weather no cap. So if you are looking for an app that tells you the true weather look no further, you’ve found it. 👏🏿

TheDonsta007 ,

Orientation issue - v5.1.0

EDIT:
I did email info to Devs with screenshots showing orientation issue 20 July but have had no response.

EDIT: 3rd request! Please fix your orientation problem. Your app still has only 3 orientations, where every device (including my iPad) has 4. I’m sick of having to adjust my (device) position to suit your unfixed display issue. Down graded your rating by 2 stars as this issue has lasted 2 app upgrades now. Thank you for the night mode. ~~~~~~ Hi to all at BOM! Firstly, I love your work and love your app so thanks for providing a necessary, useful and in-depth weather app. Two issues about the latest update: We seem to have lost one of the portrait positions. Please fix so that the app can be viewed from any position. It is difficult to view in portrait mode if you happen to be charging your iPad… Secondly, thank you for making the wind speeds all the same! I never could understand why half the forecast was given in km’s p/hr and the other in knots, for the same information. Highly recommend this app to all weather watchers.

Developer Response ,

Hey, please let us know more detail on what you are seeing with orientation on your device to digital@bom.gov.au. There has been no change to portrait or landscape views and we have not seen an issue in our testing. Also you can toggle between knots and km/h by tapping on the wind label. The app will remember your preference between sessions. Thanks for the feedback.

TM@Sally's ,

Accessibility with VoiceOver

As a blind voice-over user, I found the old app reasonably accessible and really only want to check temperatures, humidity, wind, rain and basic forecast information. The new app seems to be as accessible as previously and I do like having hourly forecasts. However, the initial screens for setting up are totally inaccessible and I had to turn VoiceOver off and get my wife to click continue and access the choose location dialogue before I could gain any sort of access. Also, there must be some sort of Alt-tag or something that voiceOver detects when checking the hourly forecasts(Which is not visible on the screen). For instance, from 7 pm this evening, every hour is mostly sunny all through the night and tomorrow. 6 pm and earlier had a 20% or greater chance of rain whereas it is 5% or less from 7pm.
In this day and age, I think all blind technology users would hope and expect developers to be on top of accessibility issues and test new releases with screen readers etc. I hope these matters can soon be addressed.
With thanks - Tom

Developer Response ,

Thank you for letting us know of this experience. Ensuring our digital products and services are accessible and inclusive is of the utmost importance. We appreciate your feedback to help us learn and we are actively working to improve the accessibility of our app in a future release.

App Privacy

The developer, Bureau of Meteorology, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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