Wherever you are, and whatever your plans, you’re always prepared with the latest weather forecast from BBC Weather.
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 strength
- 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
Weather app and your privacy
To display weather in your current location, just activate 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 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 at your current location just go to Settings>Privacy>Locations Services>BBC Weather. Then where it says "Allow location access" select "Never".
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.
- A flurry of improvements and small fixes for users of iOS 14 and 15.
- A number of users reported that certain hourly temperatures were unexpectedly truncated. This should now be fixed.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
App review, not weather!
We are asked to review the app - not the weather. As previous reviewers have remarked the weather here is nearly impossible to accurately forecast living on an island, but actually these guys do get it very very close most of the time. Don't blame the app or the weather forecasters, its the weather that changes!
The App - I like it. It's very clear, you can swipe across to the see the whole day broken down, the symbols are clear and easy to read. One point I have only just found is that when you search other areas, other than your own, it saves them so if you swipe up and down the screen you can easily go to and from previous area searches - a very useful idea! Great app, thanks.
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- BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
- 218 MB
- Requires iOS 13.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.1 or later.
- Age Rating
- © BBC 2013-2021
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