New BBC Weather app for iPhone and Android puts your umbrella on standby

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bbc-weather-app-2013.jpgEverywhere you go, always take the new BBC Weather app with you. Available for free to Android and iPhone users, it puts the Beeb’s reliable forecast information in a simple to browser interface on your smartphone.

Offering at-a-glance information on the weather in your locality through GPS positioning, along with pollen counts and wind speed, a quick tap expands forecasts to hourly run downs of the temperature, rain chance and more.

There’s also five day forecast information and global reports, all taken from the Met Office, while the Android version gets a nifty widget too to place on your homescreens.

“We’re making BBC Weather truly mobile with the launch of our new app,” said James Metcalfe, Senior Product Manager for Weather, BBC Future Media.

“As so many of our audiences access BBC Weather from iOS and Android devices, we can now offer them an even better way to keep ahead of the weather on-the-go. This represents a significant milestone in our commitment to provide a world-class weather service to audiences across four screens – desktop, mobile, tablet and connected TV.”

The free iPhone app can be grabbed by clicking here. Pick up the Android version here.

Gerald Lynch