New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….
The original story (published March 24, 2021) follows:
We understand that service interruptions or breakages are quite common. But when an outage hits a massive user base, it’s worth highlighting.
Something similar is happening with the BBC Weather app as of this writing. Over the past few hours there have been a proliferation of reports that the BBC Weather app is down and not working.
Take a look at what some of the complainants have to say:
My bbc weather app still not working. Other updates? (Source)
#BBCWeather Your app is down on my Android. (Source)
I never realized how regularly I checked the BBC Weather app until now because it wasn’t working lool (Source)
As you can see from the reports above, many users are unable to check the weather on the BBC app because the app sends a message that the forecast is not available.
Luckily, there’s nothing to worry about as the BBC Weather team officially acknowledged the issue on Twitter.
Now that BBC Weather has officially confirmed that they are working on fixing the app, it shouldn’t take long for you to be able to view weather forecasts on the BBC Weather app as usual.
It is worth pointing out that the app was last updated in October 2020 as per Google Play Store details.
That said, we are closely monitoring the service provider’s social media channels for more information on the issue.
We will share relevant developments with you as we come across them. So keep an eye on this space for the latest information on the subject.
Update 1 (March 24)
6:23 p.m. (IST): A few users took to Twitter to confirm that the app has started working as usual on their devices. The fix was made on the server side, so you won’t have to update the app.
The BBC weather app is back (Source)
Thank God. The BBC weather app is working again. I felt lost without it! Thanks (Source)
Thanks @bbcweather Your app seems to be working again. (Source)
Works again thanks! Oh beautiful day better get out (Source)
BBC Weather has yet to share any official updates on the matter except to confirm the issue as we mentioned above.
Update 2 (March 25)
11:23 a.m. (IST): It turns out that the BBC Weather app is still not working for some users, even after updating the WebView and Chrome apps, which has been causing the app to crash for the past few days.
My BBC weather app worked briefly today, but it died again. @bbcweather how can i get it? Or should I give up and get another app? (Source)
Although some say that the app started working normally after updating Google Chrome and Android System WebView apps, so we suggest installing the latest updates for both apps.
Sorted! Go to the Google play store. Click on the three lines at the top left. Go to my apps and games and update android system web view. The BBC weather app then works as before. (Source)
Still, if you’re looking for alternatives to the BBC Weather app, we’ve got you covered. Here are some free weather apps for Android:
1. Today’s weather
3. Apply weather
Update 3 (March 26)
11:25 a.m. (IST): BBC Weather has once again confirmed that the app and website are still not working properly. The team is working hard to fix it though.
Update 4 (October 11)
4:00 p.m. (IST): Some users (1,2,3,4) recently faced an issue where forecast data is missing for some locations on the BBC Weather app and website. Fortunately, the team has already recognized the problem.
We are sorry that forecast data is currently missing for a small number of locations on the BBC Weather website and app. We are working with our data provider to resolve this issue.
Update 5 (October 12)
09:20 (IST): It looks like the issue of missing forecast data on the BBC weather app is now fixed.
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