The Movement

Appsolutely Essential

by
Gill Chedgey
Gill Chedgey | Jan 22, 2016 | in App Snap!

The BBC weather app. Enter your location and get an hour by hour guide to the weather wherever you might be. Can I stress the word guide? I won't be held responsible for anyone having to shovel six inches of 'rather cloudy' off your driveway!

edited on Jan 22, 2016 by Gill Chedgey

Mary O'Connor Jan 22, 2016

I like that they can't get the present weather correct, let alone the rest of the day!

Katie100 Jan 22, 2016

I know it's not perfect, but weather prediction is much better than it used to be. You more or less can rely on the general 'is it going to rain' overview these days?

Katie100 Jan 22, 2016

PS are you in Honfleur then? How nice!

Gill Chedgey Jan 23, 2016

Sadly, no. I was there in October and certainly want to return, it was so pretty. Which is why I retained the search on my device. I thought it better illustrated the potential of the app to select a location other than a UK one.

kate thacker Jan 23, 2016

I always look up the weather before I go. and my parents have this as there internet homepage so whenever they go online the weather page comes up

mark burns Jan 23, 2016

haha tickled me this did

Janet Bradley Jan 23, 2016

Yes, hubby uses this one... so I don't bother downloading it - can only save 10 locations at a time.

Fiona Boubert Jan 23, 2016

I love this app too although I agree that it does not always get it right but sometimes it is incredibly accurate. I use this in combination with the Traffic Cameras app where I can get a birds eye view of conditions.

Neil Kennedy Jan 26, 2016

I am sure the the BBC Weather app has changed recently - it seems you can now only have 1 place saved (I am using the Andriod version) but I am sure when I had the iPhone version I have half a dozen towns and cities stored in it.

Gill Chedgey Jan 26, 2016

I use it on my iPad and you can certainly save more than one location. I have just three saved currently so I'm not using it to capacity as I think you can save ten. But saving just one place sounds very restricting. I doubt I would have recommended the app on that basis. Maybe it is different on an Android device? Seems a bit silly if it is.

susan Humphries Jan 27, 2016

I agree this is on my phone too!