BBC Weather

4.4
Category Weather
Developer BBC Media App Technologies
Platform Android

Wherever you are, and whatever your plans, you're always prepared with the latest weather forecast from BBC Weather.

Reviews (229)
Ian C.
Jun 7, 2022
Just open on my first favourite/saved location please (like it used to before this latest update) and not the blank current location screen. I don't want GPS on all the time and don't want to give your app access.
Claire Barr
Jun 7, 2022
Total rubbish. My cats are better at telling the weather than this ap. Forecast says dry with light cloud. And yet its pouring down. They never get it right. Go back to the met office. At least they didn't just guess.
J P S
Jun 6, 2022
The widget doesn't update/refresh anymore. In the settings I tell it to update every hour but it never does, I just realised it hasn't refreshed since Thursday, it's now Monday, you have to manually tap it to work, it's been like that for ages now. This has just reminded me to mention it.
Dave Shepherd
Jun 6, 2022
It's a great pity we no longer get the weather forecast from the british metrology department, I have heard our weather is from a French metrology source and doesn't display our main towns and cities .
S Georgiou
Jun 6, 2022
I always check the weather forecast as soon as I switch my mobile on. Very useful and accurate forecasts. Thank you.
Deedge
Jun 5, 2022
Still rubbish. If you can't predict the weather, don't pretend that you can. Oh....and now, when you open the app it asks for your location instead of showing you your favourite areas. So if you have a go-to town for a weather report, this won't be shown on opening anymore. So....still rubbish.
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James Segrove
Jun 5, 2022
The app looks great but OMG, it is woefully wrong on weather predictions almost every day. Right now it is telling 100% chance of rain...is it raining...NO! Conversely, the Met Office app and Google both tell me 10% and 20%, which appears to be reasonable as it is grey, but it is not 100% coz it isn't raining! If I can get a more accurate forecast by looking out the window, why would I bother? This isn't a one off either...it is ALWAYS WRONG!
Neil Hallett
Jun 5, 2022
Use to use website but this is quicker - uses location so if somewhere else it gives you weather for that area. Keeps previous area in memory for quick reference - so far so impressed
Peter Moss
Jun 5, 2022
Not very accurate, it rains often when they have not forecast it, as an example, or it comes in hours sooner then they predicted and it happens often.
Stephanie Reynolds
Jun 5, 2022
I used to love this app, but lately it doesn't show the wind speed. I've tried uninstalling it and it came back briefly, then went again. Is anyone else having this problem?
alberto raviotta
Jun 5, 2022
new app icon is awful. can barely find the app on the screen when I need it. app works well as usual
Graham Purkiss
Jun 5, 2022
Location didn't work very well, I was in Dorset the app had me in ullswater!! Lake District and it wasn't even raining.
Vic Marks
Jun 5, 2022
Useful when it works but keep having to delete and reload is now becoming tedious. Others have said the same. Can that be fixed please?
Chris Edwards
Jun 4, 2022
Not as good as before the update. My favourites are NOT my recent searches, they are my favourites!! The app used to open on the last "favourite" that I'd viewed. Now it asks for postcode or location each time and I have to scroll to my FAVOURITE. This is really irritating and so not necessary. It seems too many people these days haven't heard of the saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". 🙄 Just to add, the short-term forecasts were and still are pretty accurate.
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Julian Bradford
Jun 4, 2022
New locations should be added to the end of the list they are my favourites. In addition the app no longer opens on my number one location. I find it incredible how an update has created such a vastly inferior user experience.
CLIVE CHAPMAN
Jun 4, 2022
Need access to UK forecast. Local forecast often wrong - often easier to get better Idea from general movement across UK. "Locating"usually goes on forever... but if I "add" my town, it's always there before "locating" finishes (if it ever does) - a bit weird.
Paula Misset
Jun 4, 2022
Since the last update it spins on the location for ages before it loads, and sometimes it just won't load at all!! Please can you sort this?
Jan Kidman
Jun 3, 2022
I'm not sure what is going on with the BBC Weather app at the moment but it's not very accurate. I like to know when it's going to rain due to always hanging washing outside, trips out and gardening but it doesn't seem to be able to predict when it will! Of course, I understand it's difficult with showers but the weather app that came with my mobile and Google seem to know plus my neighbour asks Alexa(?) and she tells her when it will rain!
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Nick Tait
Jun 3, 2022
Rarely accurate. Whilst the app is reasonably easy to use the accuracy of the forecast is very poor. Also it often depicts fine weather when the actual details suggest differently, this is misleading
Martin McCauley
Jun 3, 2022
The app is a little bit busy for me in terms of appearance. I use it mainly for short term planning preferring to use the TV forecast for longer term needs.
Chris Goodall
Jun 3, 2022
Does not work anymore, since last update all I get is a blue screen with bbc logo at top. There is no where to search a forecast or anything. I keep checking if there is an update to get it working again and nothing.
Jim Hill
Jun 3, 2022
Getting less user friendly, it no longer remembers your "home" locations & now need to select from "previous searches" drop down menu every time. Very poor!
John Smailes
Jun 3, 2022
The app stops working and I have to keep uninstalling it every few days. I will give it another week then it will be time to try another app.
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Craig Collins
Jun 3, 2022
Really unreliable , I think someone sticks their arm out their window and makes it up as they go along.
Wil
Jun 3, 2022
Good app easy to use,but there are no maps or radar images, so I still have to go to the online site to look at those.
helena gunter
Jun 2, 2022
The widget never works. It either says the forecast isn't available, and also refuses to open the app or it displays completely the wrong city/area. It seems to randomly pick out of various places I've been rather than choosing my current location, which is does have access to.
Gary Roper
Jun 2, 2022
This bbc weather app is all that I need. It's clear and quick with an up to date picture of the weather around the world. Love it , it's demands five star from me
Tamsyn Mott
Jun 1, 2022
Usually reliable. Just not at all today. Apparently it is not possible to predict hail. So my washing that I put out, including having flattened it nicely to avoid ironing it, is not only not dry, but wet and screwed up into the bargain, which means that most of my effort was a complete waste. I guess the only upside is that there isn't a thunder storm, or at least not yet anyway.
Patrick Culleton
Jun 1, 2022
A rather plain weather app which is tiresome to decipher, too many graphic symbols and numbers and I can't find any infomative satellite imagery. In a word, it needs graphs. Graphs easily inform at a glance and they make weather trending clear and simple. Some time has passed. I am now on the Camino Portuguese on 1st. June 2022. It it 7am. I am in Ponte de Lima in Portugal. It is raining cats and dogs outside with thunder and lightning. This app is saying, overcast with light breeze. ????
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Alexander Broxton
Jun 1, 2022
Wrong predictions, updates when the change in weather occurs. So no predictions. No point having App anyway for England. Summer = rain, with a bit of sun average temperature of 18. Winter = rain, with a bit of sun average temperature 10. Predictions:- weather changes from 1 minute to the next within these two constants.
Matt Cottam
Jun 1, 2022
The app is okay. But the accuracy is awful, so I am just going to rely on native Android weather updates
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Charles Harding
Jun 1, 2022
Struggling to find my location been whirring around for about an hour. Can only manually locate by search. Total rubbish
Andy Clarke
Jun 1, 2022
Excellent app, and much better for local UK weather than the more generic weather apps offered on Android.
Ronald Barnes
May 31, 2022
This ap used to be exactly what I wanted from my weather ap. However since the last update it keeps putting me in the wrong location and won't let me change it. The previous version did. Rectifier this irritating problem and you can go back to 5 stars
Flick Lawes
May 30, 2022
Since the latest update this app insists on placing me in the wrong location. I have checked Google settings as far as I can including the improve accuracy button. Some time ago there was the same problem, but after a while it seemed to resolve itself. Perhaps it's a glitch which will now be ironed out.
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Raymond Goodliffe
May 30, 2022
For some reason the app show the weather forecast for a location that is over 20 miles away from where I live and it doesn't matter how mean times I reinstall the app it still keeps coming up with the same place that is about 20 miles away so every time I use the app I have to reset my location
Sue and Graham Entwistle
May 30, 2022
It is a good app but not sure if the forecast is always correct. However that is not the fault of the app it is because there is not enough equipment situated in enough places to give an accurate forecast.
ken hill
May 30, 2022
Very poor and out of date. Forecast is way off the mark. Cannot even get the current weather correct,let alone forecast.
John Smith
May 30, 2022
I've carefully compared the bbc app with others and it's consistently wrong over the last 2 weeks. The forecast for the NW coast of the UK is useless, raining when it's says it's not.. whats the point
Will Fullman
May 30, 2022
Since the icon was changed this app will not work on my tablet. Works ok on my phone though. I am very disappointed.
Sue Wallace
May 30, 2022
I've in the past have rated good..but just recently I can't always get my Local forecast. It says local forecast not available..or the circle just keeps Going around..not happy
Tina Duckling
May 30, 2022
95% accurate. I use it everyday to find out if its raining come school pick up. If my child needs a raincoat and if I need boots or sandals for the day!
Bryan Pols
May 29, 2022
Pointless application, where it's one and only job is to tell forecast the weather but it doesn't even do that reliably. Might as well read it's forecast and assume the weather will be the opposite as you have more chance of then having a correct indication of the weather.
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James Critchley
May 29, 2022
I don't use the widget and I don't want location on. So stop asking me to allow location EVERY SINGLE TIME. And why search EVERY time? It's usually the same town. Seriously. Stop it. Bloody nuisance. Maybe it's time to find a different weather app. Nag nag nag.
Danny Walker
May 29, 2022
Since latest update need to enter location every time the app is opened if your location services are turned off. This despite having locations saved as favourites
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Margaret Townsend
May 29, 2022
Wherever I am in the country I use this app to plan my day, particularly from the point of view of what to wear. I find the forecasts most reliable.
Roger Oldfield
May 29, 2022
The forecast is very detailed, but sometimes lacking accuracy compared with other BBC forecast s, ie local radio
Oliver Russell
May 29, 2022
I use it frequently in preference to the phone app. Not too accurate these days on future predictions.
Ed Jackson
May 28, 2022
Update has removed your home location, so each time you load the app you have to go to your favorites and select your home location unless you have location service turned on. I keep location off so it's a rubbish update and inconvenient.
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Roger Rees
May 28, 2022
All was well until the latest update. Since then the App takes ages to find my location if at all. It was far better with the boring old graphics.... At least it worked
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Stephen Field
May 27, 2022
Very poor. The App crashes regularly and is blank when you try to find details. Doesn't even work after App updates. Also the summary on the widget regularly Doesn't match the detail behind it. Don't bother. Use Met Office or AcuWeather
Anonymous User
May 26, 2022
I live in North East Fife, and I have never read an accurate weather forecast from this app, to date. It is often said that my locality has a 'microclimate' but the local forecast from 'The BBC is always wrong. The two stars awarded are purely for the accuracy of sunrise and sunset, for that I remain eternally grateful 🤪, but I'm sure that could be accurately forecast till this planet eventually reaches it's ultimate demise. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Lynda Pemberton-Murray
May 26, 2022
Good app, easy to use and understand. Good localised weather forecast which is usually quite accurate.
John doyouneedtoknow
May 26, 2022
If only the forecast was right. Please put the icon pic back to what it used to be, far easier to use
Nope
May 25, 2022
I was disappointed that this app doesn't show temperature change through out the day like the website features. It only gives an average or current temperature. I guess I'll just stick with the site for now
Malcolm Jarrett
May 25, 2022
Erratic. This app is generally good but occasionally fails to get beyond the start screen. It just hangs.
Foodbank Webb
May 25, 2022
Up until yesterday and today this app has been very accurate. I am now disappointed totally incorrect for 2 days!
Hans-Christian Lassen
May 25, 2022
Technical one star - content 5. have to uninstall / install to get it working several times a month.
Mr B
May 24, 2022
Poor update, needs tweaking and bugs removing. Location still wrong, accuracy diminished. Saved location no longer automatically appears. Using Met Office app til sorted
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Amit Dosani
May 24, 2022
Any chance you'll ever properly fix the blue screen of death? It's been unreliable for over a year now. Used to be a great app 1 year on and still the blue screen of nothing and no response from developers from countless other reviews stating the same. Very poor. Not a good use of my license fee
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Alan
May 23, 2022
Very accurate. Better and clearer than the app that came with the phone. Update 23.05.22 They've changed it. Now I have to remind it of my postcode area if my location is switched off. Very inconvenient and a backward move. But it is as accurate as a weather app can be I suppose
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Robin Parsons
May 23, 2022
Used to be a great app but latest update has stopped it working. Just a blank screen. No I don't want to allow location, which used to be ok. I have various locations saved I could look at. Now I can't even see them. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO A GOOD APP?!
Stefan Daler
May 23, 2022
Wow! Still can't find room to display tabbed daily weather summaries in portrait modes, despite the massive screen size of the latest phones. All show, no info. And get yourself DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser to stop the BBC weather app tracking you - you'll be amazed at the tracking logs (100s of attempts per hour!) Disgraceful, from Auntie of all people!
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Anonymousse
May 23, 2022
Every update to a BBC app provokes the same response: WHY???!!??? Almost never does change for change's sake result in an improvement, and the same is true here. Better to pay developers for doing nothing. It remains the best weather app despite, not because of, tinkering.
Shaun
May 22, 2022
Used to be great but after a recent update it doesn't show you the weather at startup any more, irritatingly you have to search for a location every time you open the app. Peculiar decision from developers to remove this feature.
Feather 48
May 22, 2022
3.5.22 Almost a year since last review and still see blue sky when using app. Please fix this issue as you must be aware of it, with so many users telling you about this issue. 22.5.22 App seems to have had an update but am still experiencing blue sky and so yet again will have to uninstall and reinstall. Please get this error fixed.
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John Thain
May 22, 2022
Was okay then update removed default location. Probably as accurate as Alexa..when it is gale force winds and torrential rain.. one says light showers and sunshine the other cloudy with occasional sun and showers.
Declan McGuinness
May 22, 2022
I've been using this app for some years but now it's irritatingly asking for location permission every time I open it. It has also begun to open at a generic screen where it used to open at my postcode.
Luke Nyunt
May 22, 2022
To be able to get more than 10 places on the favourites and maps with the temperatures and radar and pressure and pollen and pollution and weather warnings for different countries and to be able to have weather notifications
Jacky
May 22, 2022
Annoyingly after this update, now doesn't show my saved location - have to select it every time. Pointless & unnecessary.
Donald Campbell
May 21, 2022
Now does not keep my favourite location as default and I have to go through extra steps to get it from my favourites whereas before it defaulted to my favourite. Enabling Location would solve this but I do not want to do that. No option to downgrade to the previous version either.
Karen Packham
May 21, 2022
With the new version of the app, my saved locations no longer appear automatically each time i open the app. Instead I have to do two extra clicks to open the list of recent searches and add them again. Pointless and annoying change. And why a pop-up every time about my location not being turned on (I know it isn't - I work from home so want to just set that as the default)? Finally, why the insistence that a day starts at 6am? Just end it at midnight but let me scroll on to the next day.
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Ian
May 20, 2022
THE best weather app. Updates used to be difficult to install but working fine now. Only problem is latest is disappointing. The app now asks on every start up for a location search instead of going to that most recently used (unless location is turned on). This is inconvenient for me as I prefer to normally keep location turned off.
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A Google User
May 20, 2022
Last update opens app on Location access screen instead of the last (saved) place I was looking at when closing the app. Location access never needed to be on before and app worked fine since 2013. Will use the Website version until it's fixed.
Paul R
May 20, 2022
Always the first app I go to for the weather...although the weather can change day by day usually... like my socks. What's happened to the app icon recently? It's terrible and black..change the whole thing back to bright blue again so people can see it please.
Kannivelu Badrinath
May 20, 2022
I travel a lot and depend on BBC weather for all my activities. The predictions are pretty accurate for any part of the world and now I cannot plan anything without the app.
Thomas Morris
May 20, 2022
Would like a more detailed weather forecast with a summary. Thanks for updating this app, it now locates me on start up.
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Lynne MacNicol
May 19, 2022
Used it for several years now and it's consistently more accurate than any other weather app. Found it the easiest to read too. New logo needs binned though, it looks miserable. Old one was just fine, don't know why they needed to change it.
Thomas Banks
May 19, 2022
New app icon is terrible and really hard to spot quickly. Same minimalist nonsense the other BBC apps have moved to which makes it hard to spot on a busy home screen. Hell, all the BBC apps are now mostly black with a hint of colour which is hard to see.
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Amanda Brow
May 19, 2022
May 2022 the bug has been fixed mainly by replacing the favourites list to recent searches! It's great for where you are but when I type in another location it goes to my favourites list. It did this in the past, got fixed and now fix is unfixed after last update. Jan 2020 Android
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Belinda Wild
May 19, 2022
Since the recent update, instead of my local forecast automatically popping up on opening the app, I have to go into favourites and select it instead (I don't allow access to my location).
Katie Hewitson
May 19, 2022
App is consistently unreliable in the last couple of months. Three times now my app says sun with temperatures of 19 or higher and its cold and raining right before I step out of the door.
R S
May 19, 2022
As of the date of this posting, the app no longer functions; just a picture of a bit of sky with 'BBC' at the top.
Anthony o'Sullivan
May 19, 2022
Incredible, Fantastic information to know about, very interesting and helpful to us on weather conditions in Britain, Europe and rest of the world.
Archos Tab
May 19, 2022
What a lame new logo! Gives no clue as to its identity or function. Corporate bollox. Maybe the excellent super clear layout and usability - with minimal tapping and scrolling required - will soon be botched too. Accuracy slumped about a third, especially in precipitation, when the Met Office lost this gig and it hasn't recovered.
MATT CASTLE
May 18, 2022
Good app, but since the latest (5th May) update, the widget rarely refreshes automatically. I also think the rebranding exercise wasted a lot of space in the widget, the weather itself now occupies a smaller portion of that space.
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Nick Sticks
May 18, 2022
The May 2022 update does not remember the last location "searched" for when GPS location is disabled, the previous version did, so a step backwards. Still we got a new icon......
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Darren Hebden
May 18, 2022
It's bad enough that the widget doesn't use your last viewed location but now the app forgets what you were looking at every time you boot it. Avoid
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Matthew Robbins
May 17, 2022
The biggest let downs of this app are: •forecast for a day next week may show 'rain' at the bottom, yet when you click on said day there might just be an hour of rain forecast. It's quite annoying. •my biggest bugbear is that when I add some other cities to keep an eye on the weather, they always launch that place when I open the app. It should default to my location and give me the option to view Dubai, New York etc for example
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Michael Stephenson
May 17, 2022
Used to be a solid if unspectacular weather app but no longer works most of the time. Widget doesn't update or just shows nothing then when I go to open the app it's just a blue screen of nothing. Not sure how the BBC have managed to screw up such a basic app (seems dozens if not hundreds of app designers have managed to build a weather app that works) but yeah, basically useless now. Plenty of alternatives like UK Weather and Met Office so I guess I'll be switching to one of those.
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Ms P
May 16, 2022
Not keen on the new logo but that's not a major thing. It's only 50/50 on accuracy though and since the app refresh last week it now doesn't bring up my weather like it used to. I have to look up previous searches to get my weather (I want to say forecast but it's actually more of a rough guess).
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Jgogl
May 16, 2022
Following its recent update it repeatedly opens on 'search location' page instead of my saved area, which is annoying and is unnecessary to have built in -I don't keep location on, nor will I - ever.
rah touchpad
May 16, 2022
After update, the last used place disappears. Pathetic usability. Sadly all BBC apps get updated and ALWAYS loose function.
dolly tyler
May 16, 2022
Weather app not as good as the old version. Part of the writing is missing and am unable to get the old version back
Harry Claire
May 15, 2022
I find this App reasonably clear and precise. There are occasions when the forecast is not 100 percent accurate. Overall very satisfied with the App.
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May 15, 2022
Been using a few years and shows what it says on the tin. Wind speed and direction too and a ' feels like '
Keith Wilcock
May 15, 2022
I see that the latest update means that the first forecast I get is for my current location rather than the last place I was looking at before closing the app. This is a backward step. I am never impressed when an "update* removes a feature that I liked and apparently adds nothing new. Yet another example of verschlimmbesserung.
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Ian Love
May 14, 2022
Hate the new app icons (across all the beeb apps). What's wrong with actually telling us what the app is for? Absolutely pointless,and makes it harder to find what you are after. Style over substance wins out yet again. Must be MUCH better things for Aunty to spend OUR license fee money on, especially now it's been frozen..... Dont complain about your budgets if you can afford to waste it on this rubbish.
Keith Elson
May 14, 2022
Just updated to the new version and it wants my location to be on! When I choose 'No thanks' it displays the search screen instead of my first favourite as it did before.The previous version did not have any of my permissions, please change it back to how it was before. Thanks
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Neil B
May 14, 2022
Not a bad app however reliability of the actual forecast seems a bit hit and miss. The new app icon design is awful. How do those blue lines let me know its a weather app?
Kay Hambrook
Apr 25, 2022
Not as good as it used to be This version regularly has a blank blue sky and the only solution is to uninstall and reinstall it. More annoying is that it's less accurate than it used to be and frequently doesn't update the forecast and completely contradicts the BBC main website and radio forecasts.
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Blackie Rinaldi
Apr 22, 2022
I've relied on this app for my weather information for ages. Gives all the information I want, for local and international locations. The recent problem was the first time I've had trouble, and it seems fixed now, so hopefully everyone else can update their review. (It's a shame the message gave no clue to the real problem.) Apr 21/2022: something has gone wrong, I'm not getting any information... uninstall and reinstall fixed the problem
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Beverly Dakin
Apr 17, 2022
This app used to be pretty accurate and something I could reasonably rely on when making plans. Since the change from the Met Office it is more often than not predicting the weather wrongly and I have no trust in it's forcasts. I use a different app to compare it's accuracy I am not just basing this on just my own observations. I am deleting it as it has been rendered useless and will use an alternative.
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Richard Holland
Apr 10, 2022
I do like this app and find it reasonably accurate. What I find annoying is that every so often I get (as others have said) a " blue sky" screen.The first time a put up with it for days thinking it would fix itself, then finally uninstalled and reinstalled. I've had to do this twice in the past few weeks and comes back with my saved locations.If it didn't do that I would give it a 5 star rating.
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Old White Hair
Apr 1, 2022
It seems all the focus went into making this app look great and slick to use but less attention was paid to obtaining accurate weather data upon which to hang all those lovely graphics. Inaccurate "forecasts" and tardy, incorrect updates to try and fudge over the fact that the app got it wrong in the first place are unworthy of the Beeb. No ads, which is good, but the ongoing poor performance means jury's STILL out on this app. I just wonder if the Beeb can be bothered to Improve it.
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Peter and Ross Turing
Mar 24, 2022
A great looking interface, but sadly let down by very poor reliability and inaccurate (and often self-inconsistent) forecasts. Far too often it hangs on the "blue sky" and needs to be reinstalled, or the widget says "local forecast not available" and won't start the app, or the day's forecast says rain but the hourly forecast doesn't or vv, and shows a different max temperature. If these were all fixed it would be great, but until then it's frustratingly poor and makes me look for alternatives.
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Félim Doyle
Mar 13, 2022
The widget frequently hangs while updating (continuous rotating arrow or 'Loading...' message) and, when I load the app, I get the blue sky with clouds background but nothing else is displayed. The problem mostly arises on my Samsung Galaxy S8+ with Android 9.0 whereas it appears more stable on my S7s with Android 8.0. This issue had improved since last year but is recurring frequently again now. Also, the forecasts differ significantly from my other weather apps and are generally less reliable.
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Hollie Kate
Feb 10, 2022
Simple to use, easy to see the forecast, says constantly updated. Only issue I have is its frequency incorrect. Understood weather days ahead can change. But when it's dark clouds, heavy rain and wind heavy enough to knock over rubbish bins. But the forecast that's just been updated says "gentle breeze, light showers" not sure how you get it so wrong for the weather right now. Other than that it's an easy to use the app. But would recommend getting 2nd opinion if leaving the house
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Yero DaJ
Jan 5, 2022
This is one app which shows the wind speed and arrow direction on an hourly chart, besides the usual temperature and cloud/sky conditions. These are the 3 basic data considered when deciding what to put on or bring along before going out. You can just scroll along the chart displayed to see easily without pressing additional 'buttons' how these basic data change through the day/night.
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Su Evans-Turner
Nov 6, 2021
My 'go to' every day. Obviously the app can only be as accurate as the forecast but the app itself works well, recognises even very rural areas so that you get your local forecast, and gives you simple, easy to understand forecasting. There are no whistles and bells but you do get the most up to date forecast and weather warnings. That's what I want from a weather app.
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David McCormick
Oct 30, 2021
Clear display. Accurate local forecasts. Concise information easily accessible. However, this app persistently fails to load or open, usually once or twice a week. The only way to rectify this is to clear all cache and data and begin anew - not ideal for an app you want ticking over in the background and available at a glance
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Steven Lee
Oct 9, 2021
Most weather information is presented in one view without having to scroll down to see stuff like wind speed, which good, and the app also gives the forecast for almost two weeks ahead. The only irritation for me is that it automatically brinks up the weather for the location at the top of the saved list rather than my current location and I can't see how to correct that.
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Chris Shaw
Aug 31, 2021
Every few weeks I have issues with the app. Widget shows weather summary, open it up and it just shows the app blue sky background but the forecast doesn't show. Only way I can seem to fix is to uninstall and reinstall. Really frustrating. UPDATE AUG 21: This is now happening once ever 1-2 weeks. Have emailed the developer but have had an auto-reply saying they don't personally respond to emails so I have no solution or idea whether this will ever be fixed!
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Emily Hawthorn-Wood
Jul 31, 2021
I love this app - when it works. Easy to use and I like the layout, but it frequently crashes (sometimes takes a week or two, sometimes multiple times in a day) and I'm left with just the blue sky background and no information. Uninstalling/reinstalling generally sorts it for a while, but gets very frustrating.
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Lucy Powe
Jul 22, 2021
I used to love this app. It has a really easy user interface. But now, even with the update, all I get is the cloud/sky picture when I open the app. I have deleted and reinstalled the app several times over the last year or so, but always (after the initial excitement of it working again) it returns to the sky screen.
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Allan Black
Jul 21, 2021
Very good app. Tried a few and this is the one I like best. Sometimes the widget is a little sluggish to react to a change of location, but it can be coxed by opening the app. A couple of pitfalls WRT config, though , needs to be a Never Sleeping App, and also an unoptimisd app, or it will keep losing track of your location.
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John
Jul 1, 2021
Pretty good, although I have a simple suggestion that would solve an annoying design flaw very easily! When you press the magnifying glass to search for a location, the keyboard should pop up straight away rather than having to press on "Enter a town, city or UK postcode" first. It would save a press and would be much more intuitive. 5 stars if you implement it. There's probably only one line of code to change. You're welcome ;-)
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Diana Aldam
Apr 1, 2021
Weather is not an absolute science and can change quite quickly, but this website is easy to use and usually pretty accurate. You can either use the simple forecast pages or access more detailed hour by hour information if you wish. I like the fact I can save other cities around the world where I have friends or that are my favourites places. It makes me feel more contacted to them somehow and that makes me happy.
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Richard Lyle
Mar 24, 2021
Constantly crashes. I've used this app for years and have always liked it, but it's been getting more and more unstable. To be able to see the weather on the widget you have to uninstall and reinstall regularly, otherwise you're left with a blue widget saying "your forecast is not available, please try again later". Really disappointing as it used to be a great app.
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Patricia Cruikshanks
Mar 24, 2021
I have had the BBC weather app for almost as long as I've had a mobile phone. Its always worked very well, but in the last couple of days it has stopped working. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy A10. I have uninstalled the app, looked through all possible settings, installed the app again, turned the phone off and on, I have good data, wifi and Broadband connections and still the app is not working. Have you any answers please.
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Christine Baxter
Mar 23, 2021
Has worked well for me for a few years but today all I get is "forecast is not available - please try again", no matter what location I try and enter, bar two places, neither of which are where I live. Have tried all the fixes they suggest plus a few more, but still not working. Bizarre and annoying. Obviously something that they need to fix.
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Lyrical Wordstar
Mar 13, 2021
Changing my 5 star review as the weather forecast often comes up as unavailable. When it does work it's as accurate as TV weather forecasts and I love that I was able to put the widget on my home screen. It's great that I can have more than one location and that I can see likelihood of rain etc. I use it all the time.
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Keith Murch
Mar 3, 2021
No issues. A good app. Nice touch being able to check forecast anywhere in the UK. Been using this app for quite some time now. [edit] Upon opening the app always goes to the location at the top of my favourite locations and not my home location. The only way I can get it to open at my home location is to delete all favourite locations. A little frustrating hence, for me, the loss of a star.
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Helen X
Feb 12, 2021
Ruined a perfectly good app with the latest update. Every time I open it now it nags me to put my location on. I click 'no thanks', get an error message, and only then can I go to my stored locations and check the weather. No option to turn it off or prioritise stored location over live location. Looking for another app now. Attempt #2: much better until it suddenly stopped working after two weeks. Open the app and only get a logo and a blue screen.
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daniel howick
Jan 23, 2021
This used to be a great app, but I've now had to delete it as constantly on my Samsung A71 phone when I open it up its either a blank screen or says can't get the weather for your location. I've tried deleting it and reinstalling it many times and each time it works for a bit then does the same again.come on BBC,your app is so much better than the met offices weather app but not if we can't use it! Please sort it so I can amend my review thankyou! Edit- It has started working again for now 🤞
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Barry Baker
Dec 19, 2020
The app is great when it works, but often fails to load the detailed forecast when I press on it. When this happens, I have tried everything to get it to work again - restarting, reinstalling - but nothing I do makes any difference. Usually it starts working again after a few days, or weeks... Very frustrating.
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Norise Mitchell
Dec 2, 2020
Probably the app I use most of all because I can see the forecast for where I live . I use it for planning all outings especially walks and it has been very educational in teaching me how rapidly things can change. A forecast of rain or snow for a week ahead can have changed as regards local weather quite substantially. I also look at it when planning to put washing outside.
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Mick Watts
Nov 30, 2020
The app has been freezing recently with blank blue sky screens on my 2 modern Samsung device. The widget too more often than not says it cannot find my location. It irritates me when you see a rain symbol and low percentage probability, then a cloud symbol with a higher probability. Finally, you email for support and no one bothers to respond in my experience. Having said all that, the app is good and, having compared its accuracy to other UK weather services, it's the best one.
A. Kay
Nov 15, 2020
Since the beginnining of November, the app just hangs on opening. Just as strange is that a new update has now appeared in the app store, dated 28th September, but it wasn't available when I last checked for updates a few days ago, at the end of October. Unfortunately, installing the "old" update & performing a restart didn't fix anything. Update: if you clear the cache in the phone's app settings, it usually fixes it for a few days, but then the problem reappears. Sort it out, developers!
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Anthony Docherty
Nov 13, 2020
Every so often it freezes: you open the program and just get a blue sky screen. You need to continually clean the cache manually to fix it. Apart from that it's a pretty standard weather app. Forecasts have become less accurate. Maybe due to them severing the contract with the Met Office, I don't know.
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Bob
Nov 12, 2020
ARGHHH! You need to include a setting to stop it asking for location EVERY time I click onto it. I don't have GPS turned on by default and I've been into app permissions to deny the app location information. I have 3 or 4 saved locations in the app, but every single time I go into it I have to clear a no location access dialogue, or swipe away from a location not available warning.
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Catriona Clark
Oct 17, 2020
It's mostly great. However, it frequently pops up asking if I want to turn on location. I never allow this and always turn it on myself because what it actually does if I accept, is alter a setting in my WiFi to always allow scanning. This runs down my battery very quickly. I think this is wrong that it can do this, never mind the fact that it is really annoying. It would be great if it just turned on my location button.
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Lotte Shlomowitz
Oct 11, 2020
Its clear and easy to understand. It is mostly accurate-the most accurate I have found. It can show you the weather 2 weeks ahead, good for if you are planning something big. It shows and overall idea of the days weather, and hourly temperatures in Fahrenheit and degrees celcius. The weather and temperatures are shown in words and clear pictures. I love it.
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nomad
Oct 5, 2020
I'm turning data on and off often. When back on, many times app not updating itself, sometimes even "force" update not bring results. Another thing, when I click on it (and it actually responds), EVERY TIME asks me to allow to turn GPS on. What's the point of pre-chosing locations then? On top, I wanted to add 30k town in other country, closest i could get was a city 70 miles away and we not talking about some remote country(some other apps have that town BTW) 2 years of it, time for change...
Chris Heaton
Sep 17, 2020
Sadly, this app has now been very unreliable for quite a while. Not in terms of weather prediction, but in functionality. It periodically loses all record of where I am or anything else, presents me with a blank screen, and no options, and every time this happens I need to un- and reinstall it, upon which it recognises me again. Unfortunately this happens quite often. Sometimes it's little more than one week between reinstalls, sometimes a bit more.
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Barry Simpson
Aug 7, 2020
While the app gives a decent broad indication of the type of day to expect the hourly rainfall predictions are totally unreliable . They can change dramatically at very short notice. TV forecasts are much more useful. The app needs a reliability score for each day so we know how much confidence we can have in the detail and/or it should switch to longer time periods.
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Rob Anderson
Jul 23, 2020
Utterly pointless/useless! The widget constantly crashes/freezes, meaning that you have to delete/re-install regularly. Forecasts are often completely wrong and are seemingly updated every few minutes by somebody looking out of the window! Just 'refresh' the widget (if it's actually working) to see what I mean! Oh - and I don't want to be reminded to turn my location on every time I look at the thing! I know where I am, so don't need reminding thank you very much!
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C Murphy
Jun 7, 2020
I've used this for some years on Sony Xperias. No ads is good, and widget. It's ok but the headline weather often seems different to the hourly forecast so is misleading. Also everyone months it stops working for several days, just giving a blue sky background and no data or controls at all (have to kill app to continue to use phone ), reboot has no effect, then it will suddenly start working again - very frustrating.
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Rowan Neville
May 25, 2020
Fantastic source to find accurate weather information from the BBC for your area, but the app is let down by technical details. App opens to top favourite location, not current location?! For some reason the app will sometimes freeze and not allow you to scroll through the hours of the day. Whenever you search a location's weather, it saves it in your sidebar, why is it not optional to save? Swiping to delete multiple locations (3+) one after another causes the app to crash every time.
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Charles Bennett
May 8, 2020
Was a great app, then it was upgraded. Maybe the problems have been sorted out; constantly asking for your location, not working except if it could access your location via gps, very sensitive up/down swipe, very unsensitive right/left swipe there are plenty of other problems which didn't previously exist. Download an old version and use that, but don't update it, or use the latest version until the problems are sorted. Best by far weather app to worst by far in one upgrade.
Mairetheresa harding
May 3, 2020
Agree with others that it is a good app but not functionally reliable of late. Location is coming up as one of my saved locations instead of default and I literally have to change it every single time. Also loads with a blank screen regularly. Some other apps make distinction between drizzle/rain and partly cloudy/overcast which sounds picky but very useful when planning for the week. Love the layout, simplicity and no ads which is why I'm persevering in the hope that issues are temporary
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Anonymous User
Apr 9, 2020
Used to be really good but after a while the app doesn't work. When I click on the app to see the forecast I get nothing, just a blank screen with the BBC logo and the background screen of clouds. Tried everything to get the app working, only thing that does work is uninstalling and installing it again, but that's not great when you're doing it every week or so.
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Anonymous User
Mar 10, 2020
I've found that the widget only works if the app is installed to internal memory, fair enough. A bigger problem is that switching to another day doesn't automatically update the description of the forecast. On the plus side the interface is very clear. On the down side, the actual forecast is often inaccurate and I prefer the forecast from the Met Office.
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Anonymous User
Feb 10, 2020
For me, there is no other Weather App to touch this, but with one nagging reservation. I have several places, both in the UK and abroad "saved" in order to check the weather in those places. Recently, I've noticed that the App refuses to open in My Location, but opens in the first one on my lists of saved locations. I can find no way of sorting this out so that it opens automatically at My Location, other than deleting all of the others. What I have to do is tap an icon, in the top right hand side of the screen, or swipe up to get to My Location. It's a minor inconvenience, but it is a pain and I've conducted a search in order to see if there's an answer to this issue and also contacted the "Help" option, but going by past attempts to contact the BBC, for help/advice, my expectations of getting any sort of cogent response are lower than low! 😉 That said, I'd still prefer to have this App than some alternative plagued with Ads! If anyone has an answer to this issue, I'd be more than grateful for any advice. Other than that...BBC, or whoever is responsible for the App..PLEASE sort it out! 😉
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Anonymous User
Feb 1, 2020
It used to work better but every so often it does not show any weather - "Your forecast is not available, please try again." It stays for days and then it is ok. Sadly now that seems to be a default state, the app has got all the permissions for location etc yet doesn't show data until I manually open it and refresh each location (even several times a day). I've been using it for years and this problem has been the same on different mobile phones but what used to happen rarely is now permanent.
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Anonymous User
Jan 27, 2020
Love this app! I've tried several different weather apps over the years - they were generally clunky, messy re layout, and often riddled with annoying ads. They were also frequently inaccurate re forecasts. This app has a simple, clean design making it very easy to use. No annoying ads, and pretty spot-on re forecast accuracy. Very happy with it.
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Anonymous User
Dec 4, 2019
For years I have used and enjoyed the BBC Weather app. But for months now I look at the unresponsive widget on my homescreen, or tap and fail to open/activate the app. I have now reached the point where I dont expect the app to be working. That's the point when it's time to check out. The developers must have really worked hard to totally wreck this app. For me, it's time to say goodbye and use the Met Office app instead.
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Anonymous User
Dec 1, 2019
I used the BBC Weather app for years. For the past few months I've only kept it installed because I had faith that the developers would listen to the feedback about the issues around location settings and push out a fix. Unfortunately, I realised the other day that a weather widget that shows an error message most of the time isn't that useful. I installed the Met Office app, which seems to have no problems finding my location or providing a reasonable fallback if location info is unavailable.
Anonymous User
Oct 24, 2019
Often inaccurate. Changes all the time. Never set as my location either, I have to refresh it every time I use it to see the weather where I am. Even though it's the BBC weather app, I have compared it to BBC weather online and it has said different forecasts. Don't see how, even though they are the same, they can both say different things.
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Anonymous User
Oct 20, 2019
This was my go-to weather app on my old phone - as a BBC 'weather watcher' I used it throughout the day. But the new widget - version 4.0.3 on my new phone - is just a blue box with the words 'cannot retrieve information' almost constantly displayed. It takes ages to open and refresh. Ive had to remove it. I don't always have mobile data or location enabled but didn't on my old phone either. That version 3.2.0 still displays last information and refreshes quickly. What have you done??
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Anonymous User
Oct 17, 2019
The app attempts to refresh the weather every time I open it which means there is always a long delay to see the weather. It defaults to the cureent location which takes even longer to load. This is a change from a couple of months ago where BBC Weather always showed a saved copy of the weather. The weather should be updated in the background every few hours instead of every time I open the app.
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Anonymous User
Oct 15, 2019
An improvement on previous recent releases but still glitchy with multiple crashes and/or freezes. As for functionality, the 'headline' weather displayed for each day continues to be very misleading. That headline may show rain but when going in to the hourly forecast for that day, it may show mainly fair and rain for just one hour. In summary, still not as good as earlier versions of the app.
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Anonymous User
Oct 14, 2019
For years, this was my staple weather app. On the home screen on almost every phone I owned. Now, I'm looking for alternatives. I don't understand how development decided to make this app worse - much worse. When it works, it's fine - but that's now rare. Widget won't load, you click on the widget to get in the app and the weather won't load. I don't know what you guys have done but I've waited for months on end for improvement and it just doesn't come. Such a shame
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Anonymous User
Oct 13, 2019
There used to be a feature which allowed you to change the displayed name of a given location when it was detected as the current location. At my home, the detected location has the wrong name, so I had this set up. Now this feature has been removed. It's a minor thing given that the actual forecast is fine, and probably affects only a small number of people, but it's an annoyance every single time I look at the app to have the wrong location displayed. Please restore this feature.
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Anonymous User
Oct 13, 2019
We all know that predicting weather involves a certain degree of randomness, but like the UK weather of late, the BBC weather app has niw become horribly unpredictable. I can't delete locations any more, and when I try to access a different location it pops up details of a different one from my list for no apparent reason. From being the go-to weather app for the UK, it has deteriorated quite significantly of late. I'll remove it for now, please make it better again...
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Anonymous User
Oct 9, 2019
Used to be great As others have reported, the last update has totally broken the app sadly. The widget no longer works (just says 'forecast unavailable) and asks for location access every single time which is a pain if you habitually keep it off and are happy (or just want) to see a stored location. Please revert back to previous version that worked so well.
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Anonymous User
Oct 7, 2019
I'm not sure what has happened but the app is now terrible. For some reason it has to reload all of the weather forecasts when I open it (before it would show cached reports until they were updated). It now seems to take forever to find the local forecast. The locations list does some sort of wierd dynamic update thing where all of the locations are added to the list sequentially. I have also struggled to remove locations from the list, it seems pressing and holding/sliding often fails.
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Anonymous User
Oct 4, 2019
This app used to be quick and easy but recent update is so incredibly frustrating. It asks to switch on location every time you load up the app. There's no way to switch this off (why level of accuracy with location? if im in a town, the weather isn't going to be that diff. the other side of town!). It's slow to load and doesn't load onto the last location you used so have to keep scrolling to it each time. Bad UX design, please change.
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Anonymous User
Sep 25, 2019
Due to some recent inept tinkering, this app has gone from one of the best to become one of the worst. The weather info is still fairly reliable but the widget is virtually unusable. Instead of updating in the background while displaying the previously downloaded data, it now requires a constant connection and mostly shows nothing or 'Your forecast isn't available' or 'Loading'. Absolute disaster. Had to uninstall it.
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Anonymous User
Sep 21, 2019
What have you done? Prior to the early August update (which was forced on me as I only update when I need to - if its not broken etc). Now, the app cannot find my local forecast, is buggy, jumping between my saved locations is now on a carousel so loads the weather for each saved location that is touched on the way, which causes brief pauses, only downloads the weather for each saved location on demand resulting in more frustrating pauses. Please fix these problems.
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Anonymous User
Sep 20, 2019
The forecast is as accurate as I could expect but the widget has recent stopped showing the forecast for the area I've saved and instead always says 'Your forecast is not available, please try again' and I have to tap it and wait for it to pull down the latest data every time and even then sometimes it doesn't work. Not very handy when you're trying to use it quickly. It never used to do this, so I'll probably look at a more reliable app of it isn't fixed soon.
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Anonymous User
Sep 17, 2019
Constantly crashes since the last update. Might be because I refuse to keep my battery draining tracking system on, otherwise known as "Location". But MY phone settings should be under my control NOT an Apps control! A weather app should be able to work without having to track my location all of the time. I'm perfectly able to input a different location myself if I happen to be in a different area. Tracking should not be a necessity ! Either that, or this version of app just doesn't work.
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Anonymous User
Sep 8, 2019
As reliable as a weather forecasting service can be, so decent. What I'm missing the most is the barometric pressure information. It might be hidden somewhere in the PC desktop version of the app, but the phone app just doesn't have that. Raised that some time ago already, the reply was very defensive but lacked substance. Something in the style of 'we take your concerns very seriously' blah blah, the stock reply of all organisations to cover up inaction, contempt or ineptitude.
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Anonymous User
Sep 4, 2019
update - it's now gone from being a bit unreliable to not showing anything at all, despite a recent "update" that has seemingly made no difference at all. down from 2 to 1 star. Good one! it crashes repeatedly, takes a long time to find the location, and continually forgets where it is so the widget is often blank and it can take a long time to load, if it overload, which it usually doesn't....
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Anonymous User
Sep 4, 2019
Until recently this was a great app. Now it is as unreliable as hell. It frequently fails to load any of my saved locations without long waits which often end in a total drop out to a blank, blue, screen or for the app to close down. This happens even when I am sitting next to the wi-fi hub. When it works it is good, the stress has to be put on the word WHEN. I am not alone in this, my wife and both my daughters have the same issues.
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Anonymous User
Sep 3, 2019
This app was good until the last release now it nearly always shows a blue screen on start-up then, when it does start properly, the places you've set for weather need adding again. My wife has the same issue with the app. This is so frustrating and no one seems to be fixing it. When it does work the forcasts are good hence the 2 star rating. Accuweather is looking like a good alternative!
Anonymous User
Aug 31, 2019
Since it was recently updated, it's slow and clunky. It takes 30 secs to load. Far slower than before. It keeps trying to get my location. That's not it's business. And the "last used" time has gone. That was useful for monitoring elapsed time. When an app is updated, it's supposed to improve. This is worse. Considering using another app after 10 years with this one...
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Anonymous User
Aug 31, 2019
This has always been my go to app for the weather, no longer I'm afraid! Since the last release it has been pretty much unusable, continually gives a blue screen with no weather information available. I note many other reviewers have said the same and there has been no response nor any attempt to correct the problem. Very, very poor!!
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Anonymous User
Aug 30, 2019
App is still not fixed!! 2 updates on from the first one that broke this and we're still no closer to getting back to the stability of version 3.2.0 (which I've gone back to again). It seems we still we have the issue with the app constantly 'locating'. Also it will now randomly crash, and also the widget just goes blank for no reason. It seems like we're making changes for changes sake. All these have succeeded in doing is introducing more problems. How are these being tested?
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Anonymous User
Aug 28, 2019
What is going on ? Used to just work, but since some recent update/improvement a couple of months ago it continually nags for location and constantly crashes. Same on all my devices so you can't blame it on a single device! I have hoped a fix would emerge with all the other comments, but it looks like no one is listening, guess I'll have to uninstall and try a different app. Please don't try and 'improve' iplayer.
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Anonymous User
Aug 27, 2019
Used to be the best. Since a recent update (July 2019) the widget is useless as it fails to find location unless you open app. Just blue screen with a 'not working' massage. Can't delete favourite locations any more. Forecasts less accurate now. August release notes say they've been listening and fixed issues, but clearly both statements are untrue.
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Anonymous User
Aug 26, 2019
Last update sucks. Blue screen on the widget all the time if you are not connected, sometimes even if you are and can't update properly. Guys, you know we are interested to see the forecast even if it is slightly outdated when you are not connected. It's certainly better to view an older forecast than none! Also, now very slow to update different cities, when previously every city forecast was updated instantly.Finally, can you stop asking every single time about using Google's location service?
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Anonymous User
Aug 20, 2019
Shame, used to be great but it no longer works for me at all. I've re-installed it many times and it seems to work for a moment then break again leaving me looking at no locations in favourites and a blank blue sky and clouds background with BBC weather written at the top. I've got Android 8, Samsung Experience 9. If you can fix it that would be great!
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Anonymous User
Aug 19, 2019
I have had this app for years on different phones, but after a recent update it stopped letting me put in post codes for places. It always used to and I found it more accurate than just putting in a general place. It is a shame because it was a reliable, useful and very helpful app. Now it gives the general weather forecast for an area, but as you know it can be completely different a mile down the road
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Anonymous User
Aug 18, 2019
this app has been invaluable. I use it every day and check the reports carefully. It is mostly entirely accurate. However, in the last month I have experienced many problems with it. It takes a great deal of time Loading... It has problems locating where I am. Sometimes it cannot find me. I have checked that my location is switched on etc. I resorted to uninstalling and reinstalling it. It's not quite the same and not so responsive.
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Anonymous User
Aug 15, 2019
I don't know what you've done with this latest update, but every time I open it the app it keeps asking me to turn on my phones location and resets to the first location in alphabetical order in my list of towns. Highly frustrating as I've no wish to keep repeating that I don't want to turn on my phone location and I'm only interested in seeing the weather where I live. Change it back to normal please!!!!
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Anonymous User
Aug 15, 2019
As per other reviews constantly nags to turn on GPS, totally ignoring the fact that we tap on 'no thanks'. Also takes a while to load, and lost the ability to delete saved locations. Obviously they aren't listening to all these comments. Update; despite your recent update where you state that you've listened to recent comments and made improvements, you haven't! The app still (mis)behaves in the same manner as it did pre update! What a shambles.
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Anonymous User
Aug 12, 2019
Stopped working! I have had no real problems with this app until the latest release and now it rarely finds my location or any other that I input and I end up with no local forecast. Initially I only had my problems with my tablet so I uninstalled then installed it again and it worked once! For the last week or so my new phone is the same. Useless and pointless at the moment. Reverting to met office app but it isn't as user friendly - but at least it works!
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Anonymous User
Aug 11, 2019
this is a great app. when it is working. a few days after loading, during which time it works perfectly, it suddenly comes on with just a blank blue screen and will not load further. you then have to completely unistall the app, and re install to get it working again. So, excellent when working, but not worth the trouble.
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Anonymous User
Aug 10, 2019
What on earth has happened to this app? It used to be great, now it crashes, and takes ages to locate and update. The swipe action is horrible aswell; swipe quickly and it stops at the second time slot for the day. if that's not enough, when you load the app it doesn't default to your current location, or even the last location you looked at. How can you go so many steps backwards when releasing an update?!
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Anonymous User
Aug 10, 2019
Used to work well. Now insists on access to your location. Widget no longer shows selected location and appears blank if location services are turned off. I DON'T WANT TO SHARE MY LOCATION WITH YOU BBC. Really bad update, poor development. Please sort it out. Update: Switch to Met Office app which allows location to be searched for and set in app and widgets and doesn't continually insist on location access.
Anonymous User
Aug 8, 2019
The most recent update has tendered the app unusable. UPDATE The app has been updated again, apparently. However, it still shows a blank blue screen most of the time. When I look for saved locations, they've all gone. How is it possible to completely ruin an excellent app? 8.8.19 I've now uninstalled the app. I tried emailing and Twitter but got no response from BBC weather. Highly recommend Met Office - much more accurate and it actually works!
Anonymous User
Aug 5, 2019
i have used this app for years but in the last few months it has been changed for the worse. it no longer finds my location easily, the interface when drilling down into a day has become glidey rather than snappy and now feels disconnected. no charge in the accuracy of forcasts though. They still get it wrong more than they get it right but thats a problem with forecasting in general rather than this app specifically.
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Anonymous User
Aug 3, 2019
This used to be an OK app until the most recent update to fix a few bugs and "performance improvements" (apparently). Now the widget doesn't work automatically (can't find location), whole app is sluggish and swiping left and right is not sensitive. How do i go back to the previous version? UPDATE 3 August: recent update seems to have fixed some things but still nowhere near perfect. Can't delete any favourite locations that I no longer want.
Anonymous User
Aug 2, 2019
Edit 02/08/19: Problems fixed! This was a 5-star app. As others have mentioned, the latest update buggered it - it defaults to asking for my location; it's very difficult to swipe horizontally as it keeps switching locations vertically instead; and the app force-opens itself if left open in the background, overriding whatever else was open (so I can be watching Netflix or typing this review and then, suddenly, have BBC weather open on its own).
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Anonymous User
Aug 1, 2019
Like others, I'd been happy with the BBC weather app until the June update - then it became almost unusable. The July update (my phone identifies it as 4.0.1) seemed to work a bit better for a couple of days, then it's started to have similar problems - taking ages or completely failing to locate or update, crashing, etc. Tried to de-install and re-install - first time I ran it, it crashed twice! Only way to get it work work if it gets stuck is to force a stop and re-start. Please fix!!
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Anonymous User
Jul 31, 2019
A mixed bag of a weather App. very much like the way the information is presented and for a short list of locations, which could do with about 5 more pls. The accuracy of the information regards rain have found a bit out of sync with reality so always check with the Metoffice app to trust more. Over may years use, have found the App still buggy here and there, where won't load, or even get data at start up to just won't scroll or go to next screen. But for so e reason I still use it.
Anonymous User
Jul 31, 2019
Was excellent and reliable. weather usually fairly accurate. The app was quick and slick. Since the latest upgrade the app is slow. Needs to load my location every time. The touch screen freezes. It is totally frustrating that an app that was so good and easy to use has been ruined. Gone from 5 stars to 1star in easy move. I know it's easy to get software wrong but surely someone should be testing upgrades before they're released? Can anyone recommend an accurate forecasting app that works?
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Anonymous User
Jul 29, 2019
Really disappointed that the latest update has effectively ruined the user experience of the app in two very simple (and hopefully fixable) ways. 1. Don't keep asking for location services everytime I open the app. I have it turned off to conserve battery. 2. Fix the now DREADFUL horizontal scroll when looking at the hourly changes in a location. It's now frustratingly easy to accidentally swipe up rather than right to left, changing the location you're viewing mid-view. 😤
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Anonymous User
Jul 29, 2019
The app has now become really buggy. It takes ages too load, it never knows where i am to give me local weather and when trying to delete locations from my location list i keep swiping and the app just doesn't want to know. It's annoying to use now and have switched to another weather app for the moment. On the positive side it has a clear and uncluttered layout and presentation compared with other weather apps.
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Anonymous User
Jul 29, 2019
Was good, now broken. The app used to automatically update, but now the weather data is several hours old and when it does update it is very slow (used to be very quick) and when it does update it then crashes and forces the app to close. Also, moving around the user interface is often unresponsive. I have put up with this for a few days (including doing things like restarting phone etc) but now I have uninstalled and found an alternative app.
Anonymous User
Jul 28, 2019
Used to be good, but now you can't change your default location if it's not accurate enough. I agree with all the issues experienced by other users since the last update, including over sensitive vertical scrolling. Review update. An improvement since the latest update, but still can't change location accuracy. There's more work to be done...
Anonymous User
Jul 28, 2019
After the new update the app keeps opening up on its own. While I am using my phone the app will pop up randomly. Another thing is it keeps asking for my location. I NEVER had these issues before. Since the update these problems have started and it has happened many times. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall but this has not helped.
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Anonymous User
Jul 27, 2019
It used to work great, but recently, it's been very slow to load my location. Also, if I have no connection, it used to show me the forecast from when I had last checked it with a connection, but now it just shows me "loading" then an error message, for all my favourite locations. It's like the app has lost its ability to work offline, so annoying!
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Anonymous User
Jul 27, 2019
I like this app but the latest update has meant that I can't remove any favourites so can no longer search for any other locations. I don't like that when searching for locations they automatically become favourites. Often I might want to look at the weather elsewhere as part of a discussion with friends or when considering travelling there. I don't necessarily want them as a favourite! Also the swipes are so sensitive I often accidentally change the day or location when viewing.
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Anonymous User
Jul 26, 2019
This app used to be really good. however as others have said, since the latest update it is almost unusable. checking the weather now takes several minutes each time and often it dusplays nothing and i have to force close and try again. When the app does display weather it doesn't respond how it used to. for example when swiping left for more detail on the weather it swipes down to another location. I always use BBC weather for the accuracy but will be changing to another app if not rectified.
Anonymous User
Jul 25, 2019
3 stars is being generous actually but it does seem to be reasonably accurate and well layed out. My biggest complaint is with the constant lag for it to update. The app seems to lock, with no response to any finger swipes, then suddenly starts working again (every time you try and change screens). This was not happening a few weeks ago. Please get it sorted
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Anonymous User
Jul 25, 2019
Really disappointed since the update. It says it can't load & yet loads the same area underneath without problem. Terribly misleading too. A day with 27% rain can either show a sun icon or a rain one. I've decided a piece of string outside the door will be more reliable. If it's wet, it's raining, if it's dry, it's not! If it's rigid it's freezing!
Anonymous User
Jul 24, 2019
Like many others, I find the app frustrating to use after the latest updates. Constantly locating is a huge nuisance. Most times I just want to look at the weather forecast quickly. I don't want to wait while it decides where I am, especially if I haven't moved since the last time I used it. OK I have now found that "location" needs to be turned off for this app on my phone. Still no good. Widget freezes waiting for location. Tried reinstalling, but still freezing (app, not weather)
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Anonymous User
Jul 24, 2019
Found this app very useful till the recent update. Since then it is so annoying that I'm considering uninstalling. I don't want it to waste time finding my current location. It was much quicker using a default location and choosing from my list of other locations or searching as appropriate. Most irritating of all is that it now difficult to scroll sideways, this tends to result in vertical rolling.
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Anonymous User
Jul 23, 2019
The last update (early July 2019) has introduced bugs and reduced functionality. A side swipe for details of the chosen location results in vertical movement to a different location. The only way I can get a side swipe to work is to press my finger on the screen extremely firmly. Opening the app gives repeated requests for my location, which didn't happen before. Amendment to review in late July: I've downgraded my rating to 1 star as the app keeps interrupting other activities.
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Anonymous User
Jul 22, 2019
After the last update it became very hard manoeuvre in the app. When trying to skip few hours usually I end up in my different saved location. Also, constantly asking for my location. YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW. I know where I am and what location I need. Will be more effective to just create a shortcut to the webpage. Before the update it was an unquestionable 5*
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Anonymous User
Jul 22, 2019
Annoying- new update does not automatically have default location and has to load each time. We have very slow internet speeds here, only 1.2 if we're lucky, so often gives up trying to find out where we are even with location services enabled. The swiping thing as others have said is also very annoying. This morning tbe app kust failed to load at all...all locations were blank and it wouldn't even try to search. I am attempting to reinstall to see if it helps.The last version was more usable...
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Anonymous User
Jul 21, 2019
since the update the controls have become v sensitive and it is therefore switching between locations very easily. Also the app is starting up with gps determined location and there is no option to set your preferred location as the primary screen. This is poor and if it is not corrected, I will be using a different service. Please Help.
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Anonymous User
Jul 20, 2019
I completely agree that the last update has damaged this app. I normally access it several timed a day and have always found it quick and accurate. But now it works for a couple of days and then crashes completely, causing me to have to uninstall and then reinstall it. The previous version worked just fine.
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Anonymous User
Jul 19, 2019
Used to be one of the better weather apps for the UK but it has become very slow to load the forecast, especially for saved locations, taking long periods of time to "identify" the current location. The MET Office app, on the other hand, from where the BBC get their data, is much slicker and much quicker.
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Anonymous User
Jul 19, 2019
The forecasts are generally correct but sometimes not precise... But hey, this is the weather so any forecast is never 100%. My main gripe is that recently the app seems to have changed (I'm guessing an update installed itself?). When opening the app, it now displays "locating" for a few seconds before giving me the forecast. This never happened in the past and its definitely a backwards step.
Anonymous User
Jul 19, 2019
I totally agree with all recent reviews of the newest update. A previously great and easy to use app has been ruined by the changes. Pointlessly, it always now wants to find my current location instead of defaulting to my previously used favourite. AND, even worse, it is ridiculously and infruriatingly (as others have reported) hyper sensitive to touch and as a result jumps from one location to another when trying to scroll through the hours ahead. PLEASE REVERT IT BACK TO HOW IT WAS.
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Anonymous User
Jul 19, 2019
Rubbish startup experience since recent updates. Always asks for location which is really annoying. No need to always ask, never used to and was much better before. Please let me turn this really annoying feature OFF! Also, previously loaded locations seem to be stored in the cloud now as they're slow to load and sometimes don't load at all if it's stuck trying to get a fix on my location.
Anonymous User
Jul 19, 2019
Used to like this app, but had to uninstall/reinstall 3 times this year. Each time it stopped updating unless I do it manually. After reinstall it seems to work again, for a while. Also doesn't seem as accurate as it once was. It's now stopped displaying the location the forecast is for, unless I hit the the manual update after I've opened the app. There's simply no location shown at all, so can't tell if the forecast's for where I've been or where I am. Looking for a better app.
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Anonymous User
Jul 19, 2019
Latest version of the app is terrible. Sits there for ages saying 'Locating' before showing the weather. Also seems to be no way to check the weather elsewhere without adding it to the favourites. Once you have ten favourites, you cannot check the weather elsewhere without removing one. Searching and saving to favourites should be separate operations.
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Anonymous User
Jul 19, 2019
I've come to this page to find out whether other users are experiencing the same issues I am since the latest - lo and behold, they are. No longer finding my location (continuous circle of doom) and has become extremely sensitive to different swipe patterns - frustrating as this was previously a great little app. Come on BBC, fix it before I download a rival app and bin yours!
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Anonymous User
Jul 18, 2019
It is a weather forecast app and is as good as the meteorological data it uses. it also sits quite happily on my desktop and is easy to access to provide information on your current location and a few chosen additional locations you may be travelling to. I am sure there are more specialised apps you can use for outdoor activities but for most people the information is adequate if you are planning to cut the grass or to risk going out without a and a coat. It has been on my desktop and home screen for a few years now and have found no good reason to replace it.
Anonymous User
Jul 18, 2019
As other users have described - update has nearly made the app unusable. Always have to open the app twice for it to load and won't let me scroll across without freezing. Really hope this doesn't happen to the BBC news app. I always check the headlines throughout the day and catch up with sports updates. Please fix! I trust the weather and news from the BBC and would hate to lose the resource.
Anonymous User
Jul 18, 2019
This used to be a great app. The newest update seems to have let it take over your phone. When your phone gets unlocked the app opens itself for unknown reasons then seems to have a tantrum if you dont have location services turned on. The slightest movement even sidways leads to the list of locations shooting off either up or down. Time to go back tothe previous version?
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Anonymous User
Jul 18, 2019
Was great. However, since a recent update performance and usability is terrible, to the extent of being unusable. Frequently locks up / takes ages to show anything. Spends forever locating or loading. User interaction hangs and stops responding to left right swipes so that when swiping l&r any pixel Delta up & down is interpreted as a pure up/down swipe. Additionally, the widget almost never shows anything, totally undermining the purpose of it being a widget that is meant to be "always on".
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Anonymous User
Jul 17, 2019
This was the only weather app I needed until the June 2019 update. Now it's nearly impossible to scroll horizontally to look ahead at the forecast in hours to come. Unless your swipe is millimetrically perfect, it starts to scroll up or down instead, showing you different cities! It's infuriating! Please fix this awful usability issue as the app used to be perfect.
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Anonymous User
Jul 14, 2019
Had this app for years and have found it great but the recent update and requirement to have location on is a real pain. Could we not have a feature to switch this off so it doesn't pop up annoyingly every time the app is opened? Also, it won't swipe smoothly through the detail any more...either won't move or keeps jumping between saved locations. Please fix or roll back. Many thanks
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Anonymous User
Jul 14, 2019
As noted by others, the latest update has screwed up this previously useful app. Now you MUST allow it to use your location or you get a blank screen when you open it (the widget is currently displaying the correct view and is no longer blank). However, you cannot set a specific location as the default weather, the default must now be your actual location regardless of whether the app has detected it correctly or whether you prefer to choose what you wish.
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Anonymous User
Jul 13, 2019
It was much better before recent updates. In the past, you could easily swipe to the left and see forecast for various times during the day, but now swiping is intermittent and if you've got more than one location listed, the app seems to jump from one location to the another. instead of updating to make better, you've made it less effective, which is turning me off using it.
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Anonymous User
Jul 13, 2019
This app has always been really good, but just recently since the latest update it has been awful. Mine just stays blank alot of the time. If it does finally load the location I'm in, it appears twice at top. Scrolling down or alongside the locations is terrible as it's super sensitive, making it difficult to see as it speeds across. Definitely a bad update, the worse I have ever known it.
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Anonymous User
Jul 11, 2019
Since the latest update I now have lots of problems. It takes an age to locate my position, if at all. Scrolling right to see the hour by hour forecast now forces a verticle scroll to a different location nearly every time. It can be next to impossible to scroll right. Deleting a favourite is almost impossible as it won't register the side swipe movement to do so. I didn't have any of these problems before. It's called testing BBC.
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Anonymous User
Jul 9, 2019
The latest version of this app is terrible! It gets stuck and crashes regularly. It doesn't scroll properly when you want to look at the hourly forecast and when you swipe left to see the hourly forecast it takes you to the next town below! It's so frustrating. Please roll this back to the previous version which didn't have no issues or bugs. Looking at other reviews, everyone is having the same issues!
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Anonymous User
Jul 9, 2019
This app has been totally ruined by the recent upgrade. ive had it for years and it worked perfectly until a few days ago. It has to search for the location when opening instead of just opening to the last one viewed, it regularly crashes, and the page is unstable and jumps all over the place... usually it scrolls down to another saved location. it is really difficult to swipe left on the page to look at the weather for later in the day. This needs an immediate fix or I'll be uninstalling it.
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Anonymous User
Jul 9, 2019
This used to be a helpful app but now I'm having to find and use a different weather app as this BBC one just gives a blank page with a blue sky and a wisp of cloud. After uninstalling and re installing and entering my most used locations as per instructions, the blank blue sky page is all that is shown. Time consuming irritation galore. This used to be a great and reliable weather app. What happened?!
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Anonymous User
Jul 8, 2019
since the update last week the app has been very poor. It now demands GPS location on opening and shows a blank page if you don't, after several click throughs. why add this? The app was absolutely fine before when it opened using the last selected location. Also it's become far harder to delete your 10 saved locations. It is near impossible to swipe right to delete locations now, very frustrating when you're trying to find the weather for a place you search for and it won't let you.
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Anonymous User
Jul 7, 2019
26 Jun 2019 Update changes app to start every time by trying to get a GPS location, and if GPS is disabled, it nags for location services to be enabled. This is a real pain. It should just default to the last selected location! It also periodically jumps into the foreground with the same nagging message, interrupting other apps in the process. Basically not written (or tested) for people who normally have location switched off. Totally ruined as a result.
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Anonymous User
Oct 13, 2018
The app is easy to use but there are better sources at forecasting the weather. Often doesn't even accurately reflect what the weather is doing at the moment and is hopeless and consistently wrong when looking 3 to 5 days ahead. The medium term forecast changes so often that it looks like the BBC have lost confidence in their abilities and it's impossible to plan anything based on the information provided. The Met Office app isn't as user friendly but the forecast is more accurate.
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Anonymous User
Sep 20, 2018
Could be better. App itself is ok but forecasts are not always accurate enough for my home town. We live in a bit of a dip and oftentimes, rainy/windy weather bypasses us. There should also be an option whereby the app shows the weather in your current location and currently this isn't available, so I have to use the Met Office app if I'm abroad as the BBC app only shows weather reports for larger cities.
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