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BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
Top 54%367 points
Top 54%
Top 4%770 points
Top 4%
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
Key features and highlights

BBC Weather vs The Weather Channel: 41 facts in comparison

1. longer forecast

With a longer forecast, you can better plan your future activities.
2days
Palmary Weather Premium: 15days
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
The Weather Channel
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
The Weather Channel
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
The Weather Channel
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
The Weather Channel
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
The Weather Channel
8% have it

7. 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
3.5

8. 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
24MB

9. 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
The Weather Channel
26% have it

10. 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
4.2

11. 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
6

12. Shows infographic information

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.
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
38% have it

13. Has cloud coverage information

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.
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
52% have it

14. 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
The Weather Channel
48% have it

15. Has an animated background

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

16. Has favourite weather alerts

You can set up alerts for your favourite or most desired weather conditions (like your perfect sailing day) and the application will inform you.
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
4% have it

17. Saves your favourite travel routes

The application allows you to save your favourite travel routes and will show you how they will be affected by the weather.
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
2% have it

18. Provides past weather forecasts

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.
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
22% have it

19. Provides a description about the forecast

As well as the raw data, it offers descriptive text which provides the weather forecast information in a more natural, easier to read format.
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
22% have it

20. Free application

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

21. Is compatible with Windows Phone

It is compatible with a range of Windows Phone devices.
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
14% have it

22. 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
The Weather Channel
72% have it

23. 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
The Weather Channel
92% have it

24. 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
The Weather Channel
40% have it

25. Provides the humidity rate

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.
BBC Weather
The Weather Channel
78% have it

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