BBC Weather 4+

BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited

    • Free

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Description

Wherever you are, and whatever your plans, you’re always prepared with the latest weather forecast from BBC Weather. Easy to understand, with hourly forecasts for tens of thousands of locations around the globe.

Main features
Get all the weather information you need, 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)
- Sign in to your BBC account to save locations across your different devices
- "Chance of precipitation", giving you a heads-up about rain, hail or snow
- "Feels like" temperature, which takes into account wind speed and humidity
- Met Office weather warnings, personalised to locations that matter to you
- BBC Weather widget, which offers a forecast for your current location directly on your device's home screen
- Social-friendly forecasts, sharable on Facebook, Twitter and email
- Text-to-speech accessibility (optimised for iOS "VoiceOver")
- Easy-to-read, intuitive layout

BBC Weather app and your privacy
To display weather in your current location, you can activate location services on your device. You'll find them in Settings>Privacy>Location Services.

Don't worry, your precise location is not stored by the BBC; the app 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 don't want the BBC Weather app to display the weather for your current location just go to Settings>Privacy>Locations Services>BBC Weather. Then where it says "Allow location access" select "Never".

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.

Having a BBC account offers a safe and secure way to add up to 10 locations which you can access on other devices when you sign in. To find out more about getting your own BBC account and what it lets you do, then go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/account.

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.

What’s New

Version 2.17.0

We've invested in a thorough spring clean, ensuring the app is lightning fast and as smooth as silk.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2M Ratings

1.2M Ratings

PaulinTheLion ,

Does the impossible - predicts British weather

I loaded this after giving up on the Apple weather app, which is as reliable as a piece of seaweed. The information is from the met office, so it's the best forecast available, and is accurate over the next few days. I use it every day, and I get caught by unexpected rain less than once a month.

It's detailed, with hourly summaries (temp., wind, rain probability) for 7 days in a neat display. It's also very localised, cities are broken into districts about 1 mile across. It will automatically give the forecast for your current position, but you can look up other UK locations, and store them if you want.

The Met Office app uses the same data, but the interface is poor. Weather Radar can be useful to see predicted rain storm paths if you're going to be travelling.

Gunny1962 ,

Frustratingly inaccurate

I’m surprised that this app scores so highly. Perhaps it’s simply that the user interface is so good (can’t knock it there), but from an accurate forecasting perspective, it is consistently inaccurate in my area.
As a keen motorcyclist of a custom bike that is a nightmare to clean after a completely unexpected downpour, i have lost count of the amount of times I have set off from home on a day when the chance of rain is a single figures percentage, and got caught in a downpour just a few miles from home.
And on the flip side, the number of outdoor social events/BBQ’s that have been cancelled due to forecasted rain in the high percentage ratios, that never arrived and was replaced by beautiful weather!
And I’m not alone. I have several friends who have observed similarly inaccurate forecasts that have disrupted their plans entirely, usually within just 12-24 hours, which is probably the most frustrating aspect of the app. It’s pointless if you can’t rely on it to be accurate so close to the time that it suddenly alters entirely.

4 seasons fan ,

Essential service - well delivered.

The site is excellent with the ability to look at specific locations, and all the detail, all of which we use daily - wherever we are. The ‘feels like’ facility is especially useful. But it would also be really helpful to have a click button which gives you the National forecast over the next say 24 hours. Many of of us travel from one part of the country to another, either for business or leisure, and seeing the overall picture is immensely useful. We could of course go into the whole national forecast via other routes online but a one click button to take us there instantly would be marvellous.
A great service nonetheless. Thanks a million.

App Privacy

The developer, BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Diagnostics

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

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