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There’s a stack of weather apps available on the Play Store, some are more accurate than others and where else (in Australia at least) would you go to get the latest and most accurate information on the weather situation than the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) who have released their own weather app “BOM Weather”.

The app allows gives you real-time weather forecasting, which of course requires the app to have access to your device location and perhaps, more importantly, the ability to view weather warnings inside the app as well.

BOM Weather
BOM Weather

What is your weapon of choice when it comes to tracking the weather?

Source: Google Play.
Thanks: +Jamie.
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    Mick
    Mick
    3 years ago

    I’ve used AuWeather by tomfusion for years. I love that the widget keeps track of where I am, and updates the widget with the BOM weather for that area.

    antzpantz
    3 years ago

    Pocket Weather all the way!

    Steven
    Steven
    Reply to  antzpantz
    3 years ago

    Just paid for it! They deserve it for such a great app!

    TT
    TT
    3 years ago

    Weather zone plus is the best Australian weather app. Have the best Android design and user experience.

    Square eyed
    Square eyed
    Reply to  TT
    3 years ago

    The problem with Weather zone is they make there own forecast and I’ve found them more often than not to be incorrect. Pocket weather just packages BOM data in a nice UI.

    TT
    TT
    Reply to  Square eyed
    3 years ago

    Oh, really? Didn’t notice this. Then just hope bom can have more Android design app.

    Michael Manning
    Michael Manning
    3 years ago

    My goto “app” is a website bookmark shortcut on the home screen straight to the BOM mobile website, still faster than the app which I tried a little while ago.

    Square eyed
    Square eyed
    3 years ago

    They released it in early September. I’ve installed it and uninstalled it. It has no widget, the back button doesn’t work in it and it doesn’t use material design. I’m still on pocket weather which uses BOM data and has all the above issues sorted.

    Chris
    Reply to  Square eyed
    3 years ago

    Have to say I prefer Pocket Weather too, if I’m looking for details. Otherwise, Google Weather works just fine.

    Daniel Narbett
    Daniel Narbett
    Reply to  Chris
    3 years ago

    The BOM app design seems to me very similar to Pocket Weather (also my fav) – do we know whether BOM outsourced the design to the PW crew?

    Sean White
    Sean White
    Reply to  Square eyed
    3 years ago

    Pretty much had the same experience, except I use AusWeather instead of Pocket Weather

    Max Luong
    Max Luong
    Reply to  Square eyed
    3 years ago

    Another Pocket Weather fan here.

    Brett
    Brett
    Reply to  Square eyed
    3 years ago

    Loved Pocket Weather until I found WillyWeather. Uses BOM data and a bit less cluttered than Pocket Weather.

    Elders weather app is pretty good too

    Fred
    Fred
    Reply to  Square eyed
    3 years ago

    Could care less about material design, but it doesn’t work in landscape either. in short, it’s an iphone translation.

    I tend to expect a decent widget from a weather app, I don’t want to muck about. Therefore I favour eWeather HD, BOM Radar, WeatherBomb and AIX