Always Take the Weather With You

Online weather service Weather Underground has launched a free app for iOS and Android. The app publishes data from the company’s network of over 22,000 personal weather stations, providing localized weather conditions and forecasts for locations across the world. Weather observations from the stations are recorded as often as every 2.5 seconds and ingested into Weather Underground’s proprietary forecasting model, in order to provide the most granular forecasts possible.

The app also incorporates Weather Underground’s interactive weather map, ‘WunderMap’, that allows users to select from different weather overlays, including current conditions from the company’s neighborhood stations, animated radar, satellite, webcams and severe weather updates.

“We have built our reputation upon providing the most reliable and in-depth weather data on the traditional web, but recognize that weather is now the most consumed data among smartphone users,” says Weather Underground president, Alan Steremberg. “Our new iPhone and Android application delivers our unrivalled weather content within a slick interface, optimized for the touchscreen experience.”

The app also displays an overview of local conditions, including temperature; ‘feels-like’ temperature; wind speed and direction; humidity; dew point; visibility;  pressure; gusts; and moon phase. Other features include 7-day forecasts, including a text summary; hourly forecasts including sunrise and sunset; saved favourite locations and recent searches; and Twitter. The iPhone version of the app also offers snow and winter sports, and tropical weather and hurricane coverage.