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BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
Top 54%367 points
Top 54%
Top 42%468 points
Top 42%
Top 20%646 points
Top 20%
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
Key features and highlights

BBC Weather vs Swackett vs Yahoo Weather: 37 facts in comparison

1. longer forecast

With a longer forecast, you can better plan your future activities.
2days
Palmary Weather Premium: 15days
5days
10days

2. Covers the entire world

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.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
48% have it

3. Ad-free

Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
68% have it

4. Has severe weather alerts

The application will send you a notification when there is a severe weather warning issued, such as for hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme temperatures etc.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
43% have it

5. Informs about the dew point

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.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
34% have it

6. Has a pollen forecast

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.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
8% have it

7. Includes maps

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.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
48% have it

8. Higher rating on the App Store

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.
4.5
Home and Dry: 5
4
4.5

9. more languages supported

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.
1
eWeather HD: 37
1
33

10. Has UV forecast

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.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
26% have it

11. smaller app size (iOS app)

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.
13.3MB
Blue: 0.4MB
19.3MB
16.2MB

12. Higher rating on Google Play

The app has a higher rating on Google Play, showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.
4.6
MyRadar Weather Radar: 5.5
3.9
4.5

13. Provides satellite images

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.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
32% have it

14. Has an animated background

The application changes its background to match the weather. This makes the design more attractive.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
46% have it

15. It provides the “RealFeel”

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.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
40% have it

16. Free application

You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
54% have it

17. Informs about the risk of ice

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.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
14% have it

18. Provides data about the chance of rain

It updates you on the chance of rain. You will know the possibility of it raining and can decide if you need to take waterproof clothing or an umbrella when you go out.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
72% have it

19. Integrates with social networks

It allows you to share information to popular social networks.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
48% have it

20. Includes picture galleries

The application provides a collection of pictures, usually taken by users. This creates a more engaging experience and allows you to be part of the community.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
24% have it

21. Doesn’t require account

The app doesn't require you to make an account in order to log in and use the app.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
92% have it

22. smaller application size (Android app)

The application requires less storage space on your device. A smaller size means there is more space on your device for other applications, as well as other data such as photos and music.
5.6MB
Local Weather: 1MB
2.4MB
10MB

23. Informs about the wind speed

The application shows the wind speed. It is especially useful for paragliders, kite-fliers, sailors and other sports related to wind.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
84% have it

24. Supports widgets

You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
50% have it

25. Provides visibility information

Meteorological visibility refers to transparency of air and the greatest distance one can see prominent objects with normal eyesight, normally measured in kilometers. When it’s less than 1 km, it is considered as low visibility. This value is especially useful for people who are planning to drive.
BBC Weather
Swackett
Yahoo Weather
40% have it

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