UK Weather Application

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by danwms, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. danwms macrumors member

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    Hi there, can anyone recommend a good weather application for use in the UK?

    It does not need to be push enabled, I just want it to use an accurate data source for the UK. I have used the weather channel and accu weather and can't help think that they have been developed for the US and so their UK weather feed does not seem to be that accurate.

    The met office and the BBC weather tend to be the most accurate for the UK but i can not seem to find an application that use these as sources.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Pennine macrumors 6502

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  3. danwms thread starter macrumors member

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    I think i downloaded that but can't remember what it is slight.

    in an ideal world it would have a nice interface and accurate reporting but for the time being im willing to settle for the accurate reporting.
     
  4. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    I find the built-in weather app is incredibly pessimistic. Usually showing rain for the next days and then changing its mind on the actual day.

    It's pretty good at telling me what the weather's like now, but not great apart from that!

    If someone could write a front-end for the Flash-heavy BBC/Met Office weather, I'd be very happy...
     
  5. danwms thread starter macrumors member

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    Totally agree regarding the BBC front end.

    Telling you what the weather is like now is a bit pointless, thats one of the things i use a window for :D
     
  6. PeteB macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using Weather Pro for a few weeks now.

    It gives you a good breakdown of weather throughout the day (7 intervals per day) and supports auto location.

    It also has animated satellite/weather radar displays so you can make your own mind up.

    You can also dig deeper into recent trends in temperature/humidity etc.

    It's worth the small expense in my opinion. The standard weather app is ludicrously low featured in comparison.
     
  7. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    Another WeatherPro user. I like the fact that it uses the iPhones GPS to locate you, has moving radar and sat images and gives a good forecast.
     
  8. allonym macrumors regular

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    WeatherPro is a quality app IMO. Packed with info including nice satellite and radar animated maps. Way better than anything else I've tried. Highly recommended.
     
  9. Marky macrumors regular

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    Yeah another vote here for WeatherPro.
    Gone through a couple of different weather apps and this has a well designed graphical interface and it seems to get the forecast right - at least very accurate where I am in and around South Wales and the South West.:)
     
  10. m3coolpix macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried using i.wund.com? It's been reliable for me (and it's free!), and formatted for the iPhone Safari interface.

    Or, if you need more detail, use wunderground.com, and choose the subscription option to get rid of ads. I've been using it for several years and it's very nice IMHO.

    The one thing that is also useful here across the pond (and it seems to be very similar for the UK forecasts) on wunderground.com, is that the radar is hardly ever more than 10 minutes behind (most of the time it's 5 min or less for our area). Add in that you can see many independent weather stations that people hook up to the net....and I can almost predict to the minute when it will rain at our house...

    HTH.
     
  11. sneeks macrumors 6502a

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    I like Fizz Weather, it also supports satellite imagery and auto location.

    The level of detail in WeatherPro does look good.
     
  12. Marky macrumors regular

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  13. tungstentim macrumors regular

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    weather pro +1

    very, very accurate. been using it since it came out. The apple one needs to be thrown away.

    Tim
     

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