The BBC today announced the launch of a brand new weather application for iPhone and Android. The application will allow users access to a five-day forecast as well as hourly UK forecasts, and three hourly forecasts for international locations, for the next 48 hours. Users can save a list of favourite locations for quick access to forecasts for those areas and Android users can add a widget to their device's home screen and share favourite locations over NFC (Near-Field Communications) by touching compatible devices together.
"The new BBC Weather app is the perfect companion for this summer’s great British sport and music events," said Liz Howell, Head of BBC Weather. "We know that our audiences really want that at-a-glance forecast when they’re out and about, with the option of digging for further detail when they need or want to. That’s exactly what we’ve delivered, squeezing in all of our trusted data into an app that’s simple to use and looks fantastic."
The BBC says the app is a response to the huge increase in people checking BBC Weather’s services from mobile devices over the last year. The app will provide weather forecasts as well as UV, pollen count, wind speed and humidity. The BBC Weather app is free and available for download for iOS from the Apple iTunes App Store and for Android via Google Play.