- Last update: 11 Jun 2020
- Version: Varies with device
- Size: 8.68M
- Compatibility: Varies with device
- Author: Media Applications Technologies for the BBC
- Content rating: Rated for 3+
- Package name: bbc.mobile.weather
BBC Weather Review
BBC Weather is a weather application, developed by the BBC, that is available both on iOS and Android. It provides an accurate and "deep" forecast. You can download BBC Weather on Google Play.
Functionality – 4/5
In general, BBC Weather doesn't differ much from other similar applications. So, when you first start, your location will be determined automatically. There will be access to the hourly weather review, as well as a five-day forecast. In addition, BBC Weather provides information on UV radiation, wind speed, and humidity. So, functions in the app are similar to functions in other programs. Anyway, developers claim that it provides more accurate data.
Design – 5/5
Design of the program is rather pleasant. On the background, you can see pictures, showing what weather is in the location. There may be shown clouds, sun, and drops of rain. In addition, you can identify whether it's day or night by a special sign.
Also, BBC Weather android interface provides only the most important information. If you are not interested in numerous details, then this application will be the most appropriate solution.
Usability – 5/5
BBC Weather’s main screen is fairly interactive: forecast for the current day and forecast for the next 4 days are presented by mobile bars that provide access to viewing of a detailed weather forecast for each of the following days.
In the settings of BBC Weather latest version, you can change the units of measurement of temperature and wind speed, as well as select frequency of weather forecast's updating.
In case you often need to find out the weather in other regions, a search for a place will not take much time. You can add some cities to the Favorites to get access to forecast there quicker.
Do not worry, your exact location is not transmitted to the BBC. The application simply selects the nearest location where weather information is available.
In addition to it, the app provides information about possible precipitation. You can prepare to rain, snow and even to the hailstorm. This information can be shared on social media, so other people can know about the forecast.
Cross-platform use – 4/5
Android users will be able to install the widget on the desktop screen, iOS users don't have such an opportunity. In addition, BBC Weather can use NFC technology. So, the owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be able to transmit weather forecast just by touching another Galaxy S4. In this BBC Weather review, we'd like to notice that it is not known whether it will appear on other platforms.
The application is available for download for free. There are no additional in-app purchases. So, if you've been looking for a free weather program, this one is the best choice.
The Bottom Line
BBC Weather app is a good program that shows weather forecast from a well-known media company BBC. The application has a desktop widget for Android devices, a simple and intuitive design with easy access to most detailed and relevant information, hourly forecast with data for the next 48 hours and much more.Collapse
Download BBC Weather and get actual and most accurate information about the weather all over the world.
Pros : Laconic design;
Only necessary information;
Possibility to add places to the Favorites.
Cons : Absence of widgets on Apple gadgets.
Cross-platform use 4