Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has launched a new smartphone weather app in a bid to make it easier than ever for Australians to access authoritative and updated weather-related updates right on their smartphones.
The app, which is available to download through both the iOS and Android platforms, is free of charge and lets users check out weather alerts personalized to their location. The app makes use of the Bureau of Meteorology's comprehensive three-hour forecasts to help users plan for their day. The service also lets users receive alerts about serious weather conditions and patterns.
Considering that more and more people these days use their smartphones to access weather alerts, it only makes good sense for national meteorological authorities and organizations to provide their forecasts in app form.