46points

BBC Weather

92points

The Weather Channel

BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
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BBC Weather vs The Weather Channel

BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
46
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BBC Weather
92
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The Weather Channel

Why is BBC Weather better than The Weather Channel?

  • 1 higher rating on the App Store
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    4.5vs3.5
  • Ad-free
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  • 0.4 higher rating on Google Play
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    4.6vs4.2
  • 10.7MB smaller app size (iOS app)
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    13.3MBvs24MB
  • Has an animated background
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  • 1.8MB smaller app size (Android app)
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    5.6MBvs7.4MB
  • Doesn’t require account
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Why is The Weather Channel better than BBC Weather?

  • 8days longer forecast
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    10daysvs2days
  • Has severe weather alerts
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  • Includes maps
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  • Has favorite weather alerts
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  • Shows infographic information
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  • Has cloud coverage information
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  • Informs about the dew point
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  • Provides data about the chance of rain
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General info

1.Is compatible with Android
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2.rating on Apple's App Store

4.5

3.5

The app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store. The rating measures the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The score ranges from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).
3.Free app
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
4.Ad-free
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
5.rating on Google Play

4.6

4.2

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.
6.iOS app size

13.3MB

24MB

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.

Weather forecast

1. longer forecast

2days

10days

With a longer forecast, you can better plan your future activities.
2.Has severe weather alerts
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
The app will send you a notification when there is a severe weather warning issued, such as for hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme temperatures, etc.
3.Has favorite weather alerts
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
You can set up alerts for your favorite or most desired weather conditions (like your perfect sailing day), and the app will inform you.
4.Covers the entire world
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
An app 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.
5.Has cloud coverage information
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
The app provides information about the cloudiness (that is, 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.
6.Provides data about the chance of rain
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
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.

Meteorological data

1.Informs about the dew point
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
The app shows information about the dew point. This is the temperature at which the water vapor in the air begins to condense. It will affect how you feel when you get out of a pool, lake or ocean. If it is very low you will feel cooler.
2.Has UV forecast
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
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.
3.Informs about the wind speed
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
The app shows the wind speed. It is especially useful for paragliders, kite-fliers, sailors and other sports-related to the wind.
4.Provides the sunrise/sunset time
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
It can provide you with the exact time when the sunset or sunrise will take place. This feature will help you to plan your day by knowing when daylight starts and finishes.
5.Provides visibility information
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
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.
6.Provides the humidity rate
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
The app estimates the humidity rate in percentage. The humidity rate shows the amount of moisture in the air, which has an affect on the temperature.

Features

1.Has a pollen forecast
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
The app 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
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
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
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
App features include infographic information, such as graphs and charts. These help you get precisely the data you want, in an easy to digest format.
4.Saves your favorite travel routes
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
The app allows you to save your favorite travel routes and will show you how they will be affected by the weather.
5.Has an animated background
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
The app changes its background to match the weather. This makes the design more attractive.
6.Provides past weather forecasts
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
The app 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 case your profession is dependent on weather conditions.

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