BBC launches free weather app

The BBC has launched a free weather app in the UK, rolling it today out on iOS and Android devices.

The app can detect a users’ location and give an overview of weather conditions, as well as 5-day forecasts or detailed hourly reports. Users can also save various destinations – in the UK and abroad – to a customisable list of favourite places.

The app gives information about UV, pollen count, wind speed and humidity and follows a “huge increase in users accessing BBC Weather’s services from mobile devices over the last year,” said the BBC.

“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,” said James Metcalfe, senior product manager for weather, BBC Future Media.

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