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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 locations

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

What’s New

Version 4.1.0

This major release includes marine data for those locations close to water to help you plan your coastal and local waters activities, plus moon phases and some bug fixes and performance improvements.

In this release:
- Moon phase
- Hourly wind gust (in km and knots – tap to change)
- Three-hourly total wave height
- Daily waters forecast, including tides times
- Enhanced last update data, including observation time and location

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
14.7K Ratings

14.7K Ratings

Shuna the pruner ,

Best weather app for outdoor workers

I’ve been using the BOM app for a while but the improvements over the past few months have made a huge difference. It used to be really awkward to use and I ended up trying another app (not very good either). I have teams of gardeners going out to various locations and I have come to depend on this app to help prepare for inclement weather. The hour by hour information is updated regularly and I love how you can click on the radar to view it, check where the rain is and quickly minimise it. Easy to scroll across to see how the day is predicted to pan out for your area and the ’feels like’ temperature is also helpful. Of course as accurate as they can be - mostly right. It’s intuitive, informative and quick and easy to use.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. It is great to read and share with the digital team.

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.

not one to complain.. ,

Somewhat disappointed

There seem to be either enthusiasm or great disappointment here and I am in the latter category. Is it being on an iPad? Or being older? I liked the contrast in colours in the old app and didn’t mind having to scroll to get more than a few days forecast because that was enough. I really liked rainfall being on the opening screen.
Thank you for explaining about enlarging the font- that has helped, but I still find it cluttered with the information I was less interested in and even the forecasts seem harder to read without the boxes around each one.
The radar could do with greater contrast but the time bar is much clearer. Is the radar supposed to move without being pushed? Because mine is static and only moves as I tap the play button once, twice,three, four, five, six times. This lacks the drama of watching the rain approach on the screen and is fairly tedious.
So if you are making improvements, consider putting more contrast in the font, background and radar.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for letting us know of this experience. We are looking to improve our app all the time. We are working to deliver an improved radar in a future release and have also added your requests to our customer request list.

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

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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