The Weather Channel app for Android has received another major makeover in the latest update, bringing a clean and more material design look to the popular weather app. The updated version is build 6.0.0 for those keeping score at home and it has rolled out to the Google Play Store. In the new user experience, information is far easier to get to as it is now a simple swipe up and down in the app to get information about current conditions, what you can expect for the day and forecasts. Radar images have seemingly improved dramatically as well in this update as they are far less jittery than in previous builds. If there is a weather advisory in your area and you have signed up with the service, the Weather Channel app can send you a notification and it will be highlighted in the app itself when you first open it. Tap that banner and you can get more information about that weather event.
Weather Channel App Brings 15-Day Forecasts
Along with the new look, there are several other improvements and feature changes in this update to the Weather Channel app. The biggest of these is likely the 15-day forecasts that are now
available. Previously you had a 10 day outlook so now when you are planning that journey you can look out a bit further which is certainly a nice-to-have.
I mentioned earlier the notifications that you can get if you have signed up (which is free) with the Weather Channel. They have added a new one which is for winter storm alerts. This will give you an alert if a winter storm is in your area or is coming in soon. Ironically this has been quite handy for me personally as Denver is under a Winter Storm Warning – and the app alerted me as expected.
If you have already installed the Weather Channel app on your Android phone or tablet, the OTA update should be coming to you soon. If you haven’t tried the app yet, give it a go by clicking the link below. It’s a free app and remains the #1 downloaded weather app in the Play Store.