98points

AccuWeather

50points

BBC Weather

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AccuWeather vs BBC Weather

AccuWeather
BBC Weather
AccuWeather
BBC Weather
98
points
50
points

Why is AccuWeather better than BBC Weather?

  • Has severe weather alerts
  • Includes maps
  • Has cloud coverage information
  • Informs about the dew point
  • Shows infographic information
  • Informs about the risk of thunderstorms
  • Allows customization
  • It provides the “RealFeel”

Why is BBC Weather better than AccuWeather?

  • Covers the entire world
  • Ad-free
  • Has a pollen forecast
  • 16MB smaller app size (iOS app)
    13.3MBvs29.3MB
  • 1 Higher rating on the App Store
    4.5vs3.5
  • 0.3 Higher rating on Google Play
    4.6vs4.3

Key features and highlights

General info

1.Ad-free
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.

2. more languages supported

24

1

You can use a wider range of languages in the application. This allows you to use it in the language you choose and makes it suitable for more users around the world.

Best

eWeather HD

37

3.Higher rating on the App Store

3.5

4.5

The app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store (rating from all versions), showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.

Best

Home and Dry

5

4. smaller app size (iOS app)

29.3MB

13.3MB

A smaller size means that the app will take up less space on your Apple device. This leaves more space for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.

Best

Blue

0.4MB

5.Free application
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

6.Is compatible with Android
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Weather forecast

1. longer forecast

15days

2days

With a longer forecast, you can better plan your future activities.

Best

Palmary Weather Premium

15days

2.Covers the entire world
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

An application that can show you the forecast for the whole world is especially useful for people who do activities such as trekking or mountain climbing in remote places.

3.Has severe weather alerts
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

The application will send you a notification when there is a severe weather warning issued, such as for hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme temperatures etc.

4.Has cloud coverage information
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

The application provides information about the cloudiness, ie. what proportion of the sky will be covered by clouds. This will allow you to know how grey or sunny the day will be in your location.

5.Informs about the risk of thunderstorms
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

It can provide you with information about the likelihood of a thunderstorm. This could be very useful to plan your day.

6.It provides the “RealFeel”
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

Apart from the actual temperature, it also provides the “RealFeel”. This concept was created by AccuWeather.com in 1990 and takes several factors into account to determine how the weather actually feels. It considers things like humidity, sun intensity and cloud cover. This gives you a more accurate idea of what it will really be like when you get outside.

Meteorological data

1.Has UV forecast
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

It gives UV Index Forecast. Also called ultraviolet index, it detects how much radiation the sun is emitting in your location in real-time. An index of “1” indicates weak ultraviolet rays, while an index of “11” means extremely powerful ultraviolet rays. This information is very important for health reasons if you are planning to sunbathe.

2.Informs about the dew point
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

The application shows information about the dew point. This is the temperature at which the water vapor in the air begins to condense. It will affects how you feel when you get out of a pool, lake or the ocean. If it is very low you will feel cooler.

3.Informs about the wind speed
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

The application shows the wind speed. It is especially useful for paragliders, kite-fliers, sailors and other sports related to wind.

4.Provides satellite images
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

The application will offer you full satellite images of the location selected, using data from meteorological satellites. They are very useful in science, meteorological science or sailing.

5.Informs about the risk of ice
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

It provides information about the ice levels. This might be especially useful if you plan to drive, so that you can plan accordingly in order to stay safe.

6.Shows the moon phases
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

It provides information about moon including culmination, moonphase, the amount of days until full moon on the calendar, etc. This could be especially useful for people interested in astrology.

Features

1.Has a pollen forecast
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

The application shows the measurement of potential pollen levels in the atmosphere. This feature is very important for people who suffer allergic reactions to pollen. It is usually measured as extreme, very high, high, moderate and low.

2.Includes maps
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

It includes localized maps to help you see the information easily at a glance. Usually, you can zoom in on the maps and see the desired location with more detail.

3.Shows infographic information
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

Features of the application include infographic information, such as graphs and charts. These help you get precisely the data you want, in an easy to digest format.

4.Provides past weather forecasts
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

The application can show you the weather forecast also from the past few days.This can help you to spot trends in the weather. It is particularly useful for planning, for example, in the case your profession is dependent on weather conditions.

5.Allows customization
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

You can customize the app, which allows you to display the metrics that are most important to you (such as wind speed, humidity, pressure) while hiding the ones you don't need.

6.Has an animated background
AccuWeather
BBC Weather

The application changes its background to match the weather. This makes the design more attractive.

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