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BBC Weather

Posted by Media Applications Technologies for the BBC in Weather | June 7, 2016 | 232 Comments

Apk file size: 7.9 MB

Wherever you are, and whatever your plans, you’re always prepared with the latest weather forecast from BBC Weather.

• Simple and clear design for easy access to our most detailed and up-to-date information
• Search for locations (automatically added to your favourites), or use your current location
• See any Met Office severe weather warnings issued at your location
• Hourly forecasts with detailed information for the next 48 hrs (UK)
• Look further ahead with 3 hourly forecasts (UK and International)
• See most likely high and low temperatures, and temperature ranges, for days 6-10
• Tap each hour for extra detail including Pressure, Visibility and Humidity
• A day overview including Sunrise/Sunset times, UV, with Pollen and Pollution information for the UK
• Swipe vertically to view all your favourite locations
• Portrait and landscape modes
• Support for 7" and 10" tablets, including hourly temperature curve in landscape mode
• A variety of differently sized interactive home screen widgets, and in Android 4.2 a lock screen widget (widgets unavailable if app is moved to SD card)
• Share the weather forecast on Facebook, Twitter, email and more
• Share favourite locations with a friend via NFC
• Override the detected location, and select a nearby location instead
• Accessibility for users of TalkBack text to speech
• Designed and optimised for Android, and conforms to current Android design guidelines

• Ability to store the app on the SD card. Widgets will not be available if you choose to use this function. This is a feature of the Android system. If you cannot see any widgets in your list of available widgets, in settings - manage applications, move BBC Weather from SD card to phone/tablet, and then restart your device.
• This app is currently not available for users in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. The BBC and Google are working to resolve this issue.

If you choose to enable the display of weather at your current location [menu/show current location], the app will provide you with weather information based upon your current location. Your precise location is kept on your device, and once the app has determined the location of the closest populated location for which weather information is available, your precise location is not accessed by the BBC. No other personal data relating to you (such as a username, email address or unique device identifier) is sent to the BBC - you can be assured of this, since the app does not request the "read phone status and identity" or "use accounts on the device" permissions. Your information is anonymous, nevertheless the BBC will keep your information secure and not share it with anyone in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy, available at You can choose to disable the display of weather at your current location [menu/show current location], and then the app will no longer automatically detect your current location.

Whats new

    Some useful tweaks to the widget, including backwards and forwards arrows to scroll through locations, as well as some minor performance improvements.

Media Applications Technologies for the BBC part of our Weather and have average installs from 5000000 to 10000000. Last Update June 7, 2016. Google play rating is 88.6505. Current verison is Varies with device. Actual size 7.9 MB.

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Maureen Butterfly

Pretty close Not 100% all the time but 90% is better than I would have expected. Not a bad app at least you have a good idea of what the local weather will be.

Aaron Mckee

Not the best weather app Its not always right just like them on the tv. Its ok.

Simon Ennor

Has become very unreliable Now often wildly inaccurate. Often refuses to update despite perfect signal. Suffers regular scrolling issues between days or within the day data. Have mostly stopped using it now.

Ian Simpson

For the BBC this is not good enough With the clout that the Beeb has in terms of design and development , this is mediocre. It's accurate (ish) and nice to look at. But I want more from the developer

Zoe Haynes

Display It's become very slow updating and seems over the past 3 weeks it's totally inaccurate. Other weather apps saying frost and bbc says nothing... yet in the morning its thick frost!.... I now use other apps as need a curate weather temps at night for the animals. Shame as it used to be great... acuweather app is spot on and gives real feel temp... harder to use but worth it

Aaron Chaim David

Easy Easy to use and understand. The most accurate weather app I've come across

Chris Andrews

Flakey Detailed hourly foecasts freeze after first day selection. The hourly forecasts change every few hours! " The afternoon was going to be wet, by lunch time they've changed their mind ". So the hourly forecasts are fairly pointless, not to mention the amount of unnecessary scrolling involved. On par with the MET office app - BAD.


Stopped working! After update just got dashes and no weather information! Was great, now pointless! Reply from developer wow! Well done on the fix. Works fine now, well done on quick fix!

Steven Lewis

Weather to or not Good app fairly reliable quite often longer range predicts worse than is.

Vishnu Ramalingam

Great weather app This app definitely goes into my top 3 for how easy to use and seamless it is. Location feature works great. Would be great if "real feel" is added. One worrying thing though - sending usage statistics is turned on by default and there was no prompt first time to ask if I am happy to allow that or not. But definitely another useful stuff from beebs worthy to ask for our tax money and license fee :-D

Lloyd Spence

Latest Version. It's become more liable to hang and refuse to move to a different day. Never 100percent reliable even on the day and the longer term forecast is a lottery.

Gareth Jones

Ok....ish Relatively accurate for up to 12 hours or so, 5 day forecast changes drastically every couple of hours, I try to plan fishing trips using this app and have cancelled a few, only to find the forecast changes from 5 days of heavy rain to a chance of a shower in 1 of the 5 days?? If you can't forecast 5 days accurately, then it's better to not put a 'guess' out there.

Shital Wadkar

What is the point? Website is better at showing things. E. G. Sunrise and sunset along with rain, sunny forecast. You don't need app for app sake or because everyone has it or because apple said there is app for it. Stop wasting tax players money.

Neil Bland

Cool and Hot Its a very easy app to use, the location feature is usually accurate and it gives local suburbs too. BBC Weather, one of the most accurate forecasts in the world, so I usually trust this forecast the most. Would love to have access to real time rainfall radar though, that would be great. Highly recommended app. Thanks.

Azhar Arain

Last update Used this all the time, but since the update it has become amazing inaccurate and will hang no matter how many times you refresh. Have uninstalled until it is put right. A great pity.

Alex Atkin

Best weather app on Android but still flawed Tonights weather is rain until 11pm in detailed view, but the widget shows a white cloud and moon. Looking at detailed view again that is the weather for tomorrow morning, despite the widget saying "tonight". Wouldn't it make more sense for the widget to show the WORST of what is going to happen today? Also if its going to mostly rain between now and midnight, surely it should show rain?

Rachel Hardstaff

Good app Easy to use, it gives plenty of information. I'm not able to find the current temperature only the temperature it is expected to be so I haven't given the full 5 stars

Christopher Robin

Good weather app for UK. Quality information, simply & intuitively presented. It's good to see an app utilise the potential of landscape when used on a tablet. Great that it gives indication of weather out to 10 days. In my opinion, just beaten as top general weather app by 'Weather Forecast UK'. I don't use Current Location or widgets. UPDATE: In recent versions it keeps loading itself, even Greenify is not stopping it, so now 4✴. It needs a Settings option to turn off 'Run at Startup'. Phone/Tablet, Android 4.2.3/2

Fiona Venus

Great It tells me if it's safe to hang out the washing and weather to wear a hat. Perfect. Thanks BBC.

Nin Randhawa

Warm front Fairly decent app, when there is a loss of signal I would prefer that it cached and displayed the data already on the phone rather than wiping it and displaying nothing, along with the last updated time in the corner.

Emma-Louise Cross

I used to use this app all the time because it was always mostly accurate. These days however the weather forecasts are more often wrong. Accuweather seems more accurate by far.

Laura Murphy

Good app Easy to use and pretty accurate but a bit slow at times

Lionel Hopkins

Informative I like the informative display and ease of use. Best weather app so far

Mikkellaa Parsons

Very good & helpful Incredibly helpful & seems to be accurate. Not witnessed any problems with this app :)

Peter Moorcroft

Easy to use Superb graphics, easy to read and yet very informative with UV and Pollen etc.

Nigel Punt

Hebnig A beautiful and practical app almost a piece of art in its simple yet concise graphics

Lauren Grundy

Fab app shows pollen.. wind speed etc etc. It's fab for small details that other apps don't have!

Sean Walker

Stop predicting 10 days ahead. .. it's never correct

F.P. Enterprises

Excellent A reliable and invaluable reference for the weather forecast.The only thing missing is Carol Kirkwood!!! Tee Hee

John Evatt

Great app Solid weather app from the BBC, not always 100% accurate but generally quite good better than the rest

Sylvia D

Widget not there The app itself is good by I downloaded it mainly because I wanted the widget on my home screen but it doesn't seem to have one...

Melly Burgos

Really good! Excellent, detailed and accurate information. The widget is great too. Thanks BBC ?

Vanessa Woods

Great app Easy to understand, accurate and handy on both my phone and tablet

Ruth Challoner

Great app, use it all the time to know what clothing to wear when I take the dogs out for their 1-2 hour walks each day.

Adam Corns

Best weather app Great app, surprisingly accurate and nice layout. Well done!

Robert Hanley

Recently not responding The app was perfect for ages, recent update results in daily and sporadic app crashes.

Paul Michael Hurst

Spot on I live in a bit of a remote high up area. The forcast is usually spot on and tailored for my location taking into account height above sea level etc.


Useful Information Provides a range of useful detailed weather information which is fairly accurate most of the time, and covers specific locations. My favourite weather app.

Brenda Bailey

BBC Weather Its straight forward easy to read and quite accurate. I use this app for a quick forecast without the frills.

Elaine Finney

Weather or not!! This is one of my favourite apps. I have used it for a number of years. Even watch the forecast before hols.

Arnoldino A

Good Realy good app for s3.easy to use and working well.thanks

Staz Charlesworth

Good program! Wish weather was better :)

alex jar

Poor Show wrong

Dmitry Pisklov

Good Very good, but with one small defect - is impossible to change widget style and even if I choose "Lots of transparency" is still blue and it looks weird on my dark black'n'white desktop. Please add the option to choose background, or simply to make it absolutely transparent! Thanks

Genadijs Goncarenko

Really fine Realy good,i'm like!

Vladimir Zukov

Very good. Very good.

Andreas Arampidis

Samsung GT-I8320 Very good app.

Alex Ushakov

Cool Very good app!

Peter Jameson

Even though a rare response (six months ago) said this would be looked into -STILL no rain probability percentage in the latest update. The one thing that most of us want to know is: "What is the likelyhood of rain today?". This is not included in the display. Other weather apps show a percentage of the likelyhood of precipitation, so why not the BBC's app?

Joe Shipcott

Efficient My only criticism of this app is that it difficult to make it quickly display air pressure readings. It would also be nice to have a national map option with isobars etc.

Janine Wharton

I've always relied on Accuweather, since a friend advised me to look at BBC Weather I haven't looked back, it's accurate, it's easy to use and read. And most importantly for me it's Right!! Deserves 5 stars

Dave M

Only the best This BBC app is the most intuitive and comprehensive weather app I've tried. Sometimes I give others a go but they soon disappoint and I end up back with the BBC.

Dave Williams

Not too hot! The apps good - but the forecasting is not. The ad on the TV says you can plan outings using the app. Recently after forecasting heavy rain and high winds all week it was great weather at the weekend. Not sure percentages would help much.


Alan, Ayr, Scotland Great app. My most used app and generally speaking, it is very accurate albeit slightly pessimistic at times!

Quentin Parsons

Good but staid and dull Quick accurate but I feel dated graphics and always veers towards a pessimistic forecast. Slightly cloudy portrayed as grey. Not good for tourism!

Doug Dawson

Hmmm So much for rain 'all day' in Gateshead! It's the best day of the year so far! This app losses me another day trading ......Gales forcast all week for this Sunday at Gateshead. Now they've gone! What happened there? got the weather wrong once again. And I can see your hedging your bets for next weekend too! Rain, cloud and sun.....16mph winds...are you havin a laugh? It's more like 50mph

Matt Pye

Fair with a chance of showers It's accurate enough on the day, perhaps a day or two ahead at times. Further ahead is often a cop-out with 'sunny & cloudy spells and showers' used as a cover all. Still one of the best weather apps though as in Britain the weather is so changeable.

Bruce Messer

good but could do so much more why not add weather maps, up to date climate stats, hi res satellite images, real time lightning maps, weather news - the list is endless. Split the app now and make the tablet version richer

Loui Xiourouppa

Weather Forecast Wrong Been using this app for years. Today it said clear sky in my area & it's done nothing but hammer it down with rain! The apps functions work fine. I just wish it would give accurate forecasts.

Svatopluk Tomšů

Pleasant app Presents weather in a clear, well readable form, only thing I am missing are maps, especially weather radar map. Otherwise, does what expected in neatly clear infographics.

peter duncan

better than accuweather works well and as per the title, it's better than Accuweather. My only criticism of it (and the same for accuweather) is that it gets my location wrong frequently otherwise I'd give it 5 stars.

Robby N

Rain alarm works better for immediate forcasr BBC app Forecast can give an indication but if followed can lead go cancelling due to rain that doesn't appear. Rain alarm app tells you what actually is likely to happen. Eg. Heavy rain forecast for Burham/Aylesford would have put me off the walk to the Lower Bell (229) on Friday. Rain Alarm app showed in real time that it was highly unlikely to rain. Hence I could, in good confidence see friends and good music that I would have missed had I relied on the BBC App

Bob Maxwell

Reliable Every time I think I have found something better. I dump it and reinstall BBC.

lavinia orourke

Brilliant Best app i have. Easily navigate through page. More or less accurate down to the hour. Great for planning days away. Recommended app to everyone. ?

Ñerrad Ñotsnhoj

Never wrong!! Always right for any given day. Changes to different areas as you travel around. UV and pollen too. Never causes my tablet any trouble. Free and no ads. Don't need to trust anything else

Natalie Cullen

Accurate fabulous app Had an inital problem with app since christmas update, uninstalled, unable to find anything like it so re-installed amd all works fine. Pretty accurate and great app design.

Becky Garrett

Does exactly what it is asked to do ? I have been using this app for a while it does work pretty well. I have not had many issues where it has been totally inaccurate or difficulties with finding my location etc.

Phil Ward

Good enough! Good app as accurate as UK weather can be. I like the fact it's pessimistic rather the other way.

Katherine Bates

Not particularly accurate Despite being based on data from the MET office this is a lot less accurate than the MET office's own app. The %chance of rain being missing is a big downside for me, there a lot of difference between the percentage you should warn of the possibility of rain and the percentage where it becomes a safe bet. Disappointing

Andrew Jones

Weather App Good if unspectacular preddy-wise. Me still stucks a wet finger in the air to see which way wind doth blow. Good app. 5 stars me it gave.

Richard Rowe

Not accurate I looked at the app in the morning at home and then again an hour later at work two miles away, it showed totally different weather for every day in the two locations ! Am deleting it and getting one that hopefully works.

kristen chivers

BBC weather Of course they don't always get it right but it's more accurate than ALOT of others out there ?

Elaine Vinter

Accurate This app is the most accurate one for weather. Well laid out and easy to find a new location. Has never crashed on me or been unstable. Always my first run for checking weather.

Alexis Nelson

Super Huzzah, good to finally have a dedicated BBC weather app. Definitely better than the stock one. Shame there's no way to get daily notifications or replace the Google Now card but otherwise, top drawer.

Peter de Courcy

Functionally Superior Having tried most of the major free apps I keep returning to the BBC version. All forecasters have challenges with total accuracy but this at least delivers it clearly with regular updates and easy navigation.


Very good app I like this app it's very smooth to navigate round. Plus the hourly breakdown of the weather.

Ben Ghallis

No improvement in the weather Well now, what a disappointment from the BBC. Channel 5 got the steal on them by issuing weather forecasts on average 1 degree warmer. Why didnt they use this app to blow the opposition out of the water? There's no button to make the sun come out, or for it to rain on your garden. The BBC are so renowned for interfering with news and current affairs! Looks like they've opted to to allow Kirkwood to say "in the overnight period" instead of plain and simple "overnight" and throw caution to the wind.

Lucas Redding

Good and great Sometimes does not show due to lack of connection. Would be better if it showed last update? Sometimes the widget disappears and can only be regained when I reinstall it. Otherwise good.

Steve Gill

BBC Weather This site really comes in handy. I work in a different town than my home and I can check the weather to ensure I have the correct clothing for my job. The site is usually right with the odd days when it is expecting to be raining here and it's beaming sunshine.

Setul Halai

bbc weather Its very nifty & very handy app when on the go. Sometimes its not very accurate when it comes to weather warning for example when weather shows warning on Thursday when it shows sunny and warmth. And one other thing is that the bbc weather app when I search for other parts of location in the UK it keeps deleting it, what gives huh what's up with that.

Roy Barnes

Stops updating Every time I use the app it say last updated 2 days ago. When I press update nothing happens. Do not use this as l have trouble with this app on other phones.

Sydney Wilkinson

Brilliant app This app is so much better than the met office one. It's very well designed, clear and easy to use. Very accurate and informative.

Fred Quimby

More reliable than any TV forecaster ! Works well and is more focused and accurate than the national and regional forecasts. Don't have to listen to the banal drivel of forecasters being used as time fillers on breakfast tv !!!

Brian Hesketh

Reliable and clear It doesn't crash, the overview is clear and the detailed level is easily accessible. To retain a 5 star rating, which in most respects it deserves, the locations problem ought by now to have been rectified, it is a known issue after all, so I have now reduced my rating to 4 stars.

Matt Brooks

Matt B Used to be good, worked without a problem. Now it does not allow me to select the configured locations. This is repeatable on both my LG G3 (Android L 5.0) and Samsung Galaxy S6 (Android L 5.1.1). Clearing the app data and cache then reinstalling works for a few days, then the problem returns. Please advise next steps Update 16-12-2015: Back to normal with the latest update. Thanks.

Chris Sharp

Widget no longer fit for purpose 31 Dec 2015 - STILL not working. Used to be near perfect, but a recent update seems to have screwed it. WHY doesn't the location on the widget change (yes it's selected in settings) automatically according to where I am any more? WHY, about once a week does the widget go into a tizzy and go completely blank and have to be reinstalled? The Beeb need to fix this before I go over to AccuWeather, which does what it's supposed to...

Aaron Pashley

Doesn't remember stored location Every so often it will forget what locations I have set and I'll have to type them all back in, other than that it's all good

James Farnhill

Useful App if a Little Cautious I generally find the weather app useful but it tends to be very cautious and doesn't always tie up with radar results. Having said that, it works well and gives a good indicator of the weather.

James Weaver

bbc weather app Much better now. Thank you for your positive response to previous problems. One thing which would be very useful is to know the wind direction, maybe add a compass indicator on the site?? Thanks.

Robin Wix

Slick, good-looking app. Overall, an impressive app, looks good and is flexible with locations and settings. Only downside is that there seems to be little or no help information - a user guide would be good for some of the advanced features, although the app is generally pretty intuitive.

Martin Allen

It's works first class I took itof and put it back on what got me it never worked sometimes it still dosnt what I do turn of then on and it's works it now works with no problems at all thank you

Dann DK

App error Disappointed after last update.I can see that you have changed something on the graphics and I can barely distinguish the wind figures (now are grey) from white dots and contrast is not so good.Please make it more visible.Also when I open the application it doesn't updated to current day.Please make possible that automatically.

Flynn R

Great app, lovely widget! Great, slickly presented weather app with an excelent choice of widgets. Too bad the weather always sucks.

Arthur Sixpence

Perfect! I use the widget for this app and not only does it look good with the background changing with the current weather, it also allows you to set up different locations. If I could add one thing it would be to add the UV, pollen warning and sunrise/set to be visible from the widget without having to open it up. Keep up the good work!

Steven Dolman

Works for a bit then crashes Used to love this app but it has twice froze and will not update to current time and day. When it happens I have to reinstall it which is a pain, have gave this 5 stars in the past, if it fails on me again I'll be installing a different weather app.

Mike Pictor

Usability eventually restored 04/01/2016 Well the latest update has seen the app working as it should. I have several favourites all being correctly updated and maintained. 03/12/2015 Back to the same old same old! Add favourites and they allow refresh as long as it's within hours if its days forget it. Uninstall and reinstall again. 15/11/ 2015 appears to allow update of your favourites though not always automatically. Sometimes you have to re-add favourites to get them updated. But hay that's a step in the right direction.

Des Towers

Clear and accurate There are several online/app weather forecasters. The BBC's is the most accurate, for my area at least, clear and easy to use. Highly recommended.

M Sibs

Not updating anymore!! Was working like a dream but after updating the app today it won't update the weather by itself or even refresh manually. Another update which breaks things up, why? Samsung note3 lollipop 5.0. Edit: working fine again, maybe the server was down.

Mike Higlett

Good Simple Weather Summary Sometimes forgets most recent update when off line, but other than that great.

Mal B

Still the first place I check the weather. Easy to use and good to be able to store several locations. Display is clear and considering amount of information given is clutter free. A bit irritating that it always opens showing the next days weather . Shame the actual forecast is less reliable.

Neil R

Neil R Good & accurate. To gain 5 stars needs to provide maximum wind GUST speed not just the mean wind speed. Maximum expected gust speed is often far more critical than mean speed. Updating this the comment is same. Mean speed AND gust speed should be given whenever gusts are expected and not just when expected gusts are severe. Redesign to show both always and if no gusts expected use a dash '-'. This request ignored so far and detracts from value of app.

Paul Bennett

great app, at last it has been fixed. Happy again. Easy to use and usually accurate. It's back to the best weather app again. Fingers crossed the update problem doesn't come back.

Michael Kolanis

Looks good but flawed performance Unreliable and lacks accuracy. It forecasts dry weather then it rains and only when it begins raining does the app update and say "Rain". Hence, pretty useless.

Mark Flatters

So's laughable!! No wonder the BBC is dropping the Met office.... the forecasts are SO wrong,my dog sniffing his nose in the air could do a better and more accurate job!! At 6pm it will tell you tomorrow will be light cloud with sunny spells and no rain all day,you wake up the next morning and the app will have changed to heavy rain and black clouds all day...this happens A LOT!! Don't waste your time....!!!

Nick Reilly

Working well now. Did have problems with updating each time the app was opened but that seems to have been resolved now. Easy to understand at a glance and useful to be able to quickly scroll through multiple locations. Much better than all the superfluous information that you get on TV weather reports.

Neil Hunter

Superb interface Great app. Love the easy to use interface. Looks good and has loads of info hidden behind each day! Use it all the time. I asked for wind gust speeds the last time I reviewed this app, and that has been implemented. Great, when the gusts are strong or damaging.

Billy Wood

Best weather app The BBC Weather app is the best by far.The app icon used to keep disappearing but that was due to having the app assigned to my SD. Ever since setting app to mobile it has been perfect.

Mike Townsend

Not great. I find it has trouble updating. Predictions can be days old and when I press update it tries to for a while then states this app is not responding. I don't know what's been done to this app, but it's certainly not an improvement.

Nick Anderson

Galaxy G5. Brilliant app.. Sometimes it does not start but this is is not the app it is the op system in my opinion. Began not starting after update to sytem. Stop/start fixes issue.

Lee Mason

Location based bugs seem to be fixed. [Android 6.0.1, Nexus 5x] Latest update appears to have fixed the various location bugs. No other complaints; does everything I want a weather app to do.

Uncle Rob

Very good, not quite perfect I like it a lot - and no ads either. It shows today and the next day by hours then up to 8 days out. It gives humidity but not pct chance of rain if you touch any hour. Also sunrise/sunset times and you can look at weather in different towns and cities worldwide. Negatives are that it is always a bit pessimistic on rain especially and it does not show current temp in the location on main screen. You touch the 3 lines top left for that.


Update Now update bug fixes have been implemented the app has returned to it's position as my favourite weather app. Still problems however with an intermittent failure to update. Frustrating that a lot of the functionality available with location services switced on is not available over wifi like it used to be. One of the few apps that gets worse over time not better. Latest update finally appears to fully address the updating issues.

Simon Ennor

Has become very unreliable Now often wildly inaccurate. Often refuses to update despite perfect signal. Suffers regular scrolling issues between days or within the day data. Have mostly stopped using it now. Edit: gave it another go on newer device (Sony M4 Aqua) and it is still just as bad. Forecasts are completely wrong over 60% of the time. Can't rely on it at all. Delete for good this time.


Less accurate than looking out the window It's a handy app to have, but it's not reliably accurate. My other half has a Samsung weather app which generally shows the opposite weather (both which apparently use the met office), and around 50% of the time the BBC one is wrong and the Samsung one is right. I suppose if you need to see accurate weather, you should look out the window. Usability is pretty good, and it keeps your recent searches to make it easier to look at in the future.

Erica Wardell

Weather I am happy with this app though sometimes I think it is slow to react but on balance it is fine

James Jackson

Great app but why limit favourites? This is my go to weather app, clean and concise and I have had no issues with crashing. I am completely perplexed as to why I cannot have more than 10 favourites? I have a modern phone with plenty of space yet the beeb has decided that I cannot handle more than 10.

Dave Page

Simple, accurate, well designed I've tried numerous weather apps, and although others offer more functionality, this one gets you what you need quickly and accurately, and has a good looking widget too.

Alan Crowley

Raining cats & dogs Works well. Tells u the weather. Pretty accurate. It's all I use

Derek Macphail

BBC Weather Fantastic to be able to see the local weather for the next 10 days or so. Usually pretty accurate for at least 48 hours, but gives a good longer term idea. Haven't had any issues at all.

glyn diamond

The application couldn't find my location so I installed iw with no problem, but I prefer BBC.

Bruce Messer

good but could do so much more why not add weather maps, up to date climate stats, hi res satellite images, real time lightning maps, weather news - the list is endless. Split the app now and make the tablet version richer

Will Brown-Bolton

Falling behind As a weather app this OK, but overly simplified. Simple summaries of expected conditions in the coming days. None of the detail seen on websites or even other weather apps such as Weather Underground. Radar and maps are an obvious service that is completely ignored by this app. Come on BBC!

Andrew Morty

Widget doesn't update (spins indefinitely) Occasionally it gets stuck switching between wifi and 4G, the fix is (still, after all these updates) to delete the widget and add again, which is frustrating. The weather data is accurate, just a shame the BBC developers can't fix this basic bug

B Dwyer

Useful and mostly accurate Have used this app for over a year now. I find it to be useful and mostly accurate (it is weather after all and it changes lol). There has been a few glitches on updates but they have been sorted out with further updates.

James Phillips

Getting better Update problems seem to have been fixed - although the widget does have a habit of getting stuck in a different location if you visit somewhere once (only way to fix it is to open app and delete rogue location from list of favourites, where it will have surreptitiously added itself).

paul gutmann

K Today shows light rain showers in rothwell Ls26 0nw. Yet we've got snow! Hail. Rain. It's shows light winds yet it's gusty here! For a bbc app it's pretty poor!!!!. Samsung note 4.

Tao de B

Weather in the UK! This a neat and adaptable App, easily configured for the all who grew up in the UK will feel very much at home with. it's accurate and localised to the postcode,town or village you're in . you can also add extra locations you may move between. With sunrise & sunset times as well as pollen counts & hourly forecasting. Only down point is inaccuracy of 'Cloud logo's' that are becoming a tad dated?

mellz christian

Rain ☔ and Sun ☀ Good app, gives pretty much accurate weather information. If any inaccuracies that would be due to incorrect forecast by Met Office

Paul Wills

Updates keep breaking it... Was great now annoying because each update is so hit and miss. Sometimes it works, now it can't scroll to other locations and doesn't auto update. Grrr

Charles Hertz

1 more to-do The bug of clearing Cache = Breaking selected default location is finally fixed, thanks. Many of us don't use GPS saving battery nor like allowing location access, so all good now. To-do: 1) Landscape mode: Next 5 days has enough room (more than portrait which has it) for weather SUMMARY icon+Max+Min temp, Geez Louise! Don't subcontract it to Alan Yentob's close friends making a £8 million website either.

Malcolm Downie

Still good Remains one of the best UK weather apps and recent updates have cured anumber of annoying problems. The new Met Office has probably overtaken this now.

Konrad Wikarski

Not always accurate Considering it's a BBC app, it doesn't always get it right!

Jennifer Willis

Jennifer Willis The app was Ok, recently, it's been showing the wrong day, ie it should show Mondays weather but it says Wednesday instead, un installed app, but it's still the same, slightly disappointing.

Nadine Gillespie

Stops working after updating app. The app is handy to use but everytime it says to update on play it breaks and wont update day and weather. Have to uninstall and reinstill it for s4 mini.

Ed Povall

Widget Not Updating This used to be my favourite weather widget but a few months ago it stopped automatically updating. I thought it might be fixed by now but it hasn't been so I'm going to try alternatives.

Hugo Wilson

Does exactly what it should. UK Met office data clearly shown and with useful, instinctive interface, using BBC's meteorological symbols. Still using it.

Beata Butkiewicz

Not reliable Rained all afternoon while app showed sun with light cloud. Frost to minus 2 app forecast plus 3. Will not use app. Removed from my phone. Sorry BBC.

Anthony Daniels

Slow to update Strong wifi signal but the weather is no longer there when you open the app... annoying wait while it updates. The warnings are annoying and overkill... you see yellow warning and you think better check it and... its a bit of rain. Just keep the warnings for stuff that matters ... i can understand heavy rain from the normal forecast !

Matthew Argent

You've broken it again Since this update it now doesn't refresh, like before. Android 6.0.1

Robert Todd

The wind is going thataway! ^ > <¿》《 ^>< Its upside down n back to front. North is South. East is West etc. Anyway, I accidentally weed myself the other day and had to hide in bushes. So i thought i know, i'll check my handy BBC weather app to see if they were going to make it rain. And low and behold i found that they were going to make it chuck down within the hour! So all i had to do was wait till i got drenched and then walked home with a smile of confidence. Thanks BBC. Saved me from so much embarrassment. Truly, what a relief!!

Neil Stone

Accurate weather Great app which I've used for some time. Very accurate and good updates.

Alien gamester

Useful easy to use and accurate It be nice if it showed monthly outlook as well as weekly forecast.

Hugh Howlett

The best Nicest looking and most accurate weather app. Only problem is that it doesn't show current temperature on the widget, only the minimum.

Depth Deep

Refresh rate is terrible. Doesn't 'refresh' in the background often even when widget is used, need to cache the info to app, for instant temp. viewing

David Parry

BBC Weather app So far has been accurate and contains all the info I need to plan my fishing trips.

Jock Fazed

As a weather app this is OK and cleverly simplified. Simplified summaries used where detail could be doubtful for more distant forecasts. An excellent and readable app of course not matched by partly inevitable inaccurate predictions.

Rhys Bates

Great weather app. Just like a lot of the content the BBC provides, this app is very well put together and provides accurate and detailed weather forecasts.


Rubbish Very says sunshine and it's raining are better off looking out of your window.

Ian Gosling

New updated version poor So the new update now leaves me with a weather warning from 4 days ago that won't clear and the forecast last updated 11 hours ago. Click on refresh and have the joys of the spinning timer trying to update. Also as it won't update it won't let me change the location either. Just about to delete it and install Metcheck

Frank Johnson

Not enough on the screen Feel like it doesn't really display a whole picture of the day and you have to annoyingly scroll too much

Veronica Buxton

Good and accurate weather. All updates very good. Great to have this for horses out at grass at this time if year.

Tony Baxter

Used to work but doesn't now! Not a lot more to say. It used to be very reliable but now it is very unreliable. Doesn't update, doesn't seem to be able to find where I am, loses favourite locations. Now been fixed.

Dean Weekes

Good app This is a good app but it could be better, if BBC weather watchers was incorporated. It would make reporting local weather easier.

Tony Walsh

One of my favourite apps! Nice clean design. Better than the met office app. Rain probabilities would be a good thing to have.

Ken R

BBC Weather App Always my first weather app., use before playing golf or going fishing - very reliable.

Adrian Grieves

Find that predictions for rain are subject to change at short notice. Not much point looking too far forward. Temperature, and wind predictions generally good.

Tracy Barral

Useful Not always 100% accurate (no weather forecast is) but a useful guide for choosing what to wear, what day to go on an outing and when to hang out the washing.

Claire Brooks

Used several times daily Much better now I've found widget again as I've set it to update every 2 hours.

Nicki Lutman

Great weather app I recently upgraded my tablet, new one came with very bogstandard weather app - easy choice, BBC weather app. Occasional blips, sometimes takes a "open, close, open" for it to fully update the weather, but I genuinely don't mind - it's 99% consistent, 99% accurate, & very easy to use.


A go to site everytime I love this app, and have it on desk top on main computer and every smart phone I have had. Uncannily accurate these days to within the hour. Lots of updates. Easy to navigate. Get up to 10-day forecast as well as hour-by-hour.

David Hembury

Does everything I expect from a weather app. Like all forecasting it is only as good as the Met office supply!

Ayaz Anwari

Always changing.... I feel this weather app was reliable but lately quite the opposite unfortunately.. I'm a builder and highly require an app that sticks with forecast. I know weather changes continuously but need more accuracy...... come on BBC please sort it. We're relying on you.

Andy Tuppenney

Needs to update ? Just lately , the inbuilt weather app is more accurate than this. Was accurate for ages, But now it doesn't seem to be as accurate as it used to be. Come on guys , the inbuilt weather app (galaxy s4) is more accurate than this. Please sort it BBC.

Nick Randall-Smith

Essential. What is more British than the BBC? What is more important to the British than the weather? Living on some wind blown, rain spattered, wave battered rocks on the edge of the world's second largest ocean makes this the essential app! It would nice if there was a % chance of rain prognostication.

Charlie Adams

Rate weather forecast I find the BBC weather is very accurate which is what people want when planning to go somewhere or just to work.A very useful app.i use it every day. Every body should have it. I don't think there is anything more accurate

natalie tate

Rubbish Not only do I find the forecasts pretty inaccurate (it's actually raining cats as I type this despite forecasting sunny spells) but sometimes the forecasts differ to what the BBC TV weather forecasts say. Don't bother. There are plenty better

Steve Wilks

Mr Almost invariably innacurrate, even when forecasting the very day I am looking at. Not useful.

Chris Puzey

Loses favourites Ever since last update it no longer saves my favourites, also the widget no longer works, used to be a really good app real shame

Ben Simpson

Widget looks rubbish now... Still a good app but who's idea was the widget design? It was fine before. If it ain't broke....

Alan James Bell

Great way to know what the weather isn't doing. The so called scientists at the met office couldn't predict an orgy in a brothel during a 4 for the price of 1 sale! Totally useless. Even the current weather is wrong!

Lenore Greensides

Indispensible Even on those very rare occasions when it proves inaccurate, it simply reflects the volatility of the British weather. For the rest, it determines my gardening, laundry, clothing and catering decisions in a way seaweed never has.

Tanya Gibbs

Working ok Previously had an issue with it not updating but recent versions seen to be working well. Does what I need, but not allowing you to search a location because your list is full is silly.

Raymond Knight

crap STILL THE SAME uninstalled doesnt work if have location disabled, even though i set Oxford as my default location BBC weather still wants to locate me... doesnt always auto refresh and in the time it takes to refresh after clicking the refresh button i could have asked google AND now the widget just WILL NOT WORK!!

Tim Shaw

Best one I've used Of all the weather apps, this one is the most accurate. Up to 5 days is good, beyond that, it's a bit hit and miss. Generally very good

Sarah Beadles

Easy App love it Good details .easy to use . Fairly accurate .I love it ⛅☁?⚡

Renee Gillan

Fairly accurate Quite a good app but pointless to use the weather warnings as seem to be for UK wide events and so far (5 years) haven't been relevant to local area

Nikki Fairley

Dodgy widget I didn't have a problem with this app,used the widget every day and it's very reliable,unfortunately the widget now keeps disappearing from my phone and it's no where to be found,have uninstalled and reinstalled it 4 times now.......very frustrating?

Colette Bidwell

It's just so simple and clear! And it doesn't have ad's ?well done BBC!

Graham Dearn

No widget anymore? More accurate than android's standard app. But the widget disappeared on last update, never to be seen again?

Phil White

What have you done? Today's update has added left/right scroll controls and border lines to the app at the top of my homescreen. It looks AWFUL!

Kenneth Wong

New widget design terrible. Font for town name too small to accommodate the back/forward buttons. It was fine before. It looks odd now. And it doesn't scale at all well on a tablet! Oh dear......luckily I backed-up the previous version and reinstalled it. The main app is fine.

Bailey Price

Annoying I do like the app but every time it's updated my home screen widget disappears and I have to uninstall the app and download it a fresh. Not convenient

Paul Mitchell

Very nice app People don't seem to understand weather forecasting and try to blame an app for incorrect forecasts. Ignore them. This is a very easy to use app. Well done BBC.

Andy Tunstall

Motorcycle ride-outs enabler This app is very accurate and rarely gets the weather wrong, even in our most unpredictable regions, of north Lancashire and south Cumbria. Enables me to forward plan my precious motorcycle ride-outs.

David Ferrabee

Good. Solid. Dependable. But lacks flexibility. It's still just a bit clunky. Really important information and presented as well as anyone, but it should still be better.

Ritchie Wright

Make Your Mind Up! Coming from the BBC I expected a good App. Unfortunately, what I have is something that tells me it's going to be sunny all day without a cloud in sight, but then an hour later I'm caught out on the bike in the rain. Very unreliable I'm afraid.

Ronald Gargett

Unreliable You check it on a morning and whatever it tells you by lunchtime it's changed and if you want to know a forecast for the week then it's a waste of time it cannot give you a trustworthy one

Jennifer Willis

Jennifer Willis The app was Ok, recently, it's been showing the wrong day, ie it should show Mondays weather but it says Wednesday instead, un installed app, but it's still the same, slightly disappointing.

Dominic Bill

It's so often wrong I'm not sure whether it's this year's weather, although it's more often wrong than right. The forecast shows sun, outside its raining cats & dogs and vice versa. Have no faith in its forecast accuracy, now using morecast as my default weather app, which is proving to be far better.

Andrew Lusher

It's the BBC what more do you expect? Staunch supporter of this service with accuracy close to 100%. I have used alternative weather reporting in the past, however, nothing can come close. Long may it continue!

Jonny Norris

Bad update Terrible widget change. What was slick and attractive is now an eye sore on my home screen. Will have to switch apps if it's not improved.

Cecile Alfred

Useful and nice design ! I use this app pretty much every day to know how to dress. (Why do I never choose a country with only 2 seasons?) Mostly accurate depending on the country. Obviously very reliable when in the UK! I wish the app offered the same map as the website so that I could still evaluate the intensity of typhoons when in East Asia during summer time! Green or yellow on the map makes a difference!


Accuracy and reliability really poor Disgrace of a weather forecast for tomorrow...showed no rain all day about 2 hours ago and now rain all day is shown....just terrible and amateurish.Poor weather forecasts the last few weeks.You seem to change the forecast by the hour as the long predictions are not trustworthy.It is easy to predict weather like this with no skill involved.WAY OFF THE MARK !!!!!!And again today.

jane scoular

Great application. Good accuracy. Nice to be able to rely on forecast so as to put out the washing. Have been reading the reviews. Can't understand why some people criticise the app so much. Maybe their phones aren't up to much, also I think people expect too much, after all we are dealing with nature.

Polly Whyte

I use it a lot, but ... ... there's one really annoying niggle. The summary bar at the bottom often bears little resemblance to the day's forecast. For example, today's shows light cloud and sunny intervals, yet the hourly forecast is for rain or heavy cloud until 9pm. So a quick overview of the next few days tends to be inaccurate. What a shame, as otherwise it's easy to use and normally spot on.

Daniel Ross

Superbly clear! The clearest, easiest, and most-sensibly laid-out weather app I've yet used; excellent! Keep up the fantastic efforts, BBC! The one minor negative when searching for and finding 'Minster' that did exist with two listed in Kent unclearly has now been fixed with more location detail when such location uncertainty is present. Great! ?

Jonty Soper

Was good, then okay, now it's awful! Having first adopted BBC's weather app it was found to be great. Then later on the forecasts were somewhat hit and miss. Of late the accuracy is just awful and pointless. Too many times it's easier to look outside to see what's going on. Recently the weather for an afternoon and evening was supposed to be heavy cloud and rain yet was light, patchy cloud with glorious sunshine. Hourly detail isn't necessary but at least get an idea of the weather for segments of the day!

Greg Carroll

The best I've used I worked at sea for a while and had to pay a fair bit of money for each forecast. This is the best I've come across by far and I'm surprised it's free! It is regularly accurate within a few hours of the app's predicted forecast. If anything, it tends towards a more cautious or pessimistic prediction but as I ride a motorbike daily this is useful and particularly so in icy, windy, or heavy rain conditions. I check it daily and I love it.

Gary Bennett

Useful Very easy to set up and so easy to use. Seems to be accurate as well used it In various area's and always up to date

P Hurkett

Its the... best out there for its ease of use and its simple design.Accuracy has now been improved greatly. But I must say its accuracy in the past was way out. 13th august 2015 was forecast rain all day/24hrs in Bristol and it bearly rained a drop. It wasnt adjusted accordingly either as the day went on. Thousands of £s license money are spent on equipment and wages. Just as well use a barometer and your own judgement. Thats poor when your job/work/earnings relies on an accurate forecast...

Andy Garden

Sunny, oh no it's not!! App works well enough, however, the forecasts are usually well off the mark so not very useful.

Richard Ansell

The actual app works well but the addition if a percentage probability of rain figure would make it much more useful. So called local forecasts are quite often completely wrong. At this moment I am sitting in doors watching a thunderstorm but the latest updated forecast indicates bright sunshine!

Paul Underscore

Seems to work The information given seems accurate most of the time. You can't demand ALL of the time, this is Britain's weather we're talking about, but it gives a good hint. Oddly they don't feature the area I grew up in - it's vibrant, exciting and dubiously famous for riot, which seems to outweigh the Lunar Society's historical influence, but you can guess the weather based on the area next door, so yeah - 's not s' bad.

Ieuan Reed

Material design please My favourite weather app and the interface itself is beautiful but can we get a nice new icon please? I have major OCD and I hate that none of BBC's icons match. Some are lovely and flat, others round and gradient. Fix this and I'll be one happy boy

john clark

John Clark Aberdeen I really like this app. Especially since I live in Aberdeen and support the sons whose home stadiums down by the beach, so if it's going to be windy and cold i can rap up warm if it's sunny I can wear my T start & shorts. I can plan my washing days on this and get predictions when it's going to rain. I love the hourly forecasts too. It's just great!

Chris Clark

It's the most accurate local forecaster with the closest temperature predictions. Update: However, you've really ruined the widget in the latest update. You've reduced the information on it so I now have to open the app to see when it was last updated - so please return the clock! Nor do we need the big chevrons each side for scrolling, these have reduced the current weather picture size, the discrete ones that were there before were fine. As another reviewer put it... "If it ain't broke - don't fix it!" Hence, I'm removing a star from the grading.

Leon Jones

Easy to use This app hasn't improved in its accuracy of weather prediction. It can forecast rain all day, and its not raining at anytime in this period. The app has well designed screen area to show weather information where you are. The app breaks down the weather into one hour slots. This implies accuracy. But it would be more realistic if it was in two or three hour slots. Such as the weather forecast on teletext service currently on bbc tv.

Steven Albertson

Reliable app with only a few unfortunate quirks I like this app: it's easy to navigate and understand and its wiggets mean it slots into my phone menu quite well. Unfortunately, if I have a number of saved weather locations I haven't found a way of reverting it back to current location without deleting all app data in settings.

Kashif Sheikh

Very good Very good. The widget is slick and well presented unlike many widgets on Android. It also allows you to pan through multiple locations without going into the app which is useful. It's not flexible enough to allow widgets for multiple locations but that maybe an Android restriction rather than a development / UI limitation.

Dan Ellerton

Good but slow Brilliant app, always handy to know what the weather will do, and I like how you can be so accurate with location. Lately though it has been very slow to update & there is no option to manually refresh. It got so slow I had to uninstall & reinstall again to get it to work

Samantha Clark

Gone downhill This app used to be good and I had no issues with it. Recently it has been poor, won't update to today's weather and shows the wrong day. Clearing the cache and forcing the app to stop makes no difference. I have to uninstall and install it again, every time I want to check the weather!

Mark Connor

Accurate and pretty. Best weather app by far. I'd been using a shortcut to their web page with my post code pre-selected before, but this is really well designed and faster. Not perfect predictions, but often uncannily close, even with the times of rain. By far the most accurate of any other web weather services I'd tried. Also includes a really nice looking widget. Nice one, BBC. Thanks!

Michael Hayward

I love the BBC Weather app. I find it as accurate as any forecasting is likely to be - even to the hour. I rely on it when arranging a game of golf and only rarely has it not been quite accurate. The rain may arrive an hour later than expected or an hour later. I can live with this. Also, I love the fact that it is easy to find out the weather in other parts of the country, or even in Tasmania or Canada. I would be lost without it on my phone and tablet.


Great Application It's a great application with smooth animations, high quality images and the perfect amount of opacity between different layers blending them perfectly. The application has all the information you may need, and can be refreshed at any time. Personally, I prefer the Google weather web application, but that's just personal preference due to it's simplistic layout in comparison the the BBC weather application.

Daniel Smith

Terrible Not so much forecasting as sticking a head out of the window and reporting it. Look at it one minute and tomorrow is sunshine, look again in an hour and it will be floods. Do not make plans based on the information from this app, they cannot forecast long term or short term. Easy to use but pointless.

David Willis

Rating heavily influenced by poor forecasting The weather summary for the day often does not reflect the reality of what type of weather actually arrives. I know UK weather is variable but forecasts of just 1-3 days ahead are constantly being changed, far more often than on some other weather apps.

Tristan Gale

Accurate and detailed Shows stats that other apps don't e.g hourly wind speed. Generally it's pretty accurate too. Only problem with it is that it is missing large popular areas in nearby countries yet has places I've never even heard of in Canada.

Neil Guest

Changes by the minute App works well but who the hell is providing bbc weather?? Could only be the met office seeing as they can't see no further than the next half hour. Sack the bloody lot of em i would and employ a weather cone instead.

Stella Jamieson

Great but could be better... The app doesn't seem to get updated too often in respect of changing weather so can often be inaccurate for predicting even the next day and wouldn't trust it to predict a few hours ahead necessarily . Yes I know it can't be 100% accurate but still. 7 times out of 10 it's reasonably accurate.

Stuart Mcneil

Often inaccurate I'm finding this app to be very inaccurate lately and now use the weather channel app instead which appears to be spot on most of the time, I do appreciate the British weather is very twitchy but the app is all to often totally wrong, why do they bother with the five day forecast? it always shows cloud after 3 day's! Needs to be sharper!

Graham Rule

Unrelable Frequently this has forecast sun all day with some rain in the evening only for there to be heavy rain well before that. Met Office radar gives much more relable view. Also, it can't show any forecast, not even one downloaded a few minutes earlier, if not online. And it doesn't believe a device bluetooth tethered to a phone is online.

j hokodo

When's it going to rain? Really useful, responsive and fairly reliable. Can take a while on start up, but otherwise very good. Only issue is on showery days- it can change it's mind about what might happen later in the day. So check in again if you can.

Claire Greene

Inaccurate I've used this app for many years now and over time it is becoming more and more inaccurate with its forecast. A prime example was yesterday (26/06/16) the app said light cloud and sunny spells but it was heavy rain outside. The more long range the forecast the more generic it becomes.

Mark Angell

Very Good (and free of course!) Always difficult to predict the weather for an Island unless a blob of high pressure stagnating above. As good as any other app I have used. Not a saddo but stops this fair weather golfer from getting wet! (Well most of the time!)

Gra Piken

Where's the humidity percentage? Most other weather apps display humidity data. Humidity plays a huge part in how the weather 'feels' and I have never understood why the BBC ignores this. When opening it often opens on a different day other than 'today' which is niggling. Not bad though.

Chris W

Nice looking but... Really inaccurate! Supposed to be snowing all day in my area according to the BBC but nothing in reality. All other weather forecast apps do not forecast snow for me. And the forecast keeps changing every hour or so. Make your mind up. Useless!

Craig Smith

Get the Met Office back It is sad, it is a lovely easy app to use but since you stopped using the Met Office it has become hugely inaccurate! You no longer seem to be able to get the nowcast right! I, not very long ago I remember Carol on Breakfast stating that you were now as accurate on a 4 day forecast as you used to be on the following day, most certainly not the case now!

Lee Sanderson

Look out the window for better accuracy. All the info comes from the same MET office equipment but no matter who packages the end result, it's rarely ever right especially for the west of Scotland. A year on from this original review and it's worse than before.

Warren Drake

It's OK. I prefer the older version with the radar map.. A real shame it's not on this new version, radar extremely helpful to me especially chasing/photographing thunder storms. Had to unfortunately install another app that shows radar.

John Anderson

App OK, forecasting hopeless. Finally, the problems are fixed and the app is now back to the reliability level of v1. Unfortunately the forecasting seems to be worse than ever. Not even trustworthy for one hour ahead, and that's for all the areas I check. Might be better to drop the computers and go back to the seaweed method. ?

Dave Sowden

BBC Weather A weather app that is good, not perfect, but does what it's supposed to do. Accuracy is pretty good but if it turns out to be slightly wide of the mark then it's the weather itself , not the app. These days the forecasts are 90% reliable, though I do wonder sometimes how the Apple app can sometimes be different to the BBC app!

Tom Howes

Nice interface, lousy forecasts I'm really sorry BBC, the accuracy of your forecasts has dropped appallingly recently. If there's a chance of extreme weather, you forecast a worst case scenario; if it's hitt and miss, you miss and it hits. I now rely on the Met Office app and Rain Today - both of which actually do the job!

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