The BBC Weather App is available on three platforms, with the Android version available from the Google Play store, the iOS version available from the iTunes store, and the Amazon version available from the Amazon Store.
Some common questions have emerged and are answered here.Location Detection
The accuracy of location detection on phones is varied by the settings and options you have enabled on the device.
By enabling location on your device the BBC Weather app will be able use the location information provided by your phone based on mobile (cellular) network towers, Wi-Fi, and Global Positioning System (GPS) networks to determine your approximate location and then find the closest forecast location we have.
If you have Wi-Fi and GPS disabled, the accuracy of Mobile networks will be used but can be at a far greater distance. This can result in a forecast from the next town or village appearing. If you live on the edge of a town
iPhoneEdit and remove locations
Android - From the day forecast view
- Tap on the BBC Weather Logo Navigation button.
- Tap on the Bin at the top right
- Tap the x next to the location you wish to remove.
- To re-order, use the drag handle at the left of the location name
There have been reports of the Android location becoming stuck if you do not use GPS and Wi-Fi regularly, and are looking to update this in the future.
iOS - From the day forecast view
- Tap on the Navigation list button.
- Tap on the Edit at the top right
- Tap the delete button next to the location you wish to remove.
- To re-order, use the drag handle at the right of the location name
We have recently launched localised weather warnings functionality on all three versions of the app. This means that any warnings of rain, wind, snow, ice and fog are displayed when issued at your selected forecast locations.Report a technical problem with the app?
We try to make sure there are as few technical problems with the app as possible. However, if you do happen to find a problem with the way the app works, please contact us.
A lot of technical issues are quite specific. Please provide as much detail as possible about the problem, such as the forecast you are viewing, what part of the app you are looking at (day tabs, hourly forecasts, weather warnings), type of device and operating system you are using (also screen shots if you can). This will help us to identify and fix problems as soon as possible.