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.
The app offers a detailed hour-by-hour forecast. You can plan your day easily and check things like expected wind and precipitation for hours you plan to be outside – for example, when you are traveling to work.
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.
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.
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.
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The app allows you to set more locations of your choosing (such as your city, home city, etc.). This enables you to quickly and easily see the weather of your favorite locations upon opening the app, rather than having to manually enter them each time.
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.