[Update: Yet to be fixed] BBC Weather app not working on Android, company aware & working on a fix

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on March 24, 2021) follows:

We understand service outages or breakage are pretty common. But when an outage ends up concerning a massive user base, it becomes worth highlighting.

Something similar is happening with the BBC Weather app at the time of writing this. In the past few hours, there has been a proliferation of reports saying that the BBC Weather app is down and not working.

Take a look at what some of the complainants have to say:

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My bbc weather app still not working. Any further updates? (Source)

#BBCWeather Your app is down on my Android. (Source)

Never realised how routinely I check the BBC Weather app till just now, cos it’s not working lool (Source)

As you can see from the reports above, many users aren’t able to check the weather on the BBC app as the app throws a message that the forecast is not available.

Fortunately, there’s nothing to worry about since the BBC Weather team has officially acknowledged the issue on Twitter.

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Now that BBC Weather has officially confirmed that they are working on fixing the app, it shouldn’t be long before you are able to view the weather forecast on the BBC Weather app as usual.

It’s worth pointing out that the app was last updated in October 2020 according to details on the Google Play Store.

That said, we’re keeping a close watch on the service provider’s social media channels for more information regarding the problem.

We’ll share with you the relevant developments as and when we bump into any. So keep tabs on this space for the latest info on the matter.

Update 1 (March 24)

06:23 pm (IST): A few users have taken to Twitter to confirm that the application has started working as usual on their devices. The fix has been made on the server-end hence you won’t have to update the app.

BBC weather app is back folks (Source)

Thank goodness. BBC weather app working again. I felt lost without it! Thank you (Source)

Thank you @bbcweather Your app appears to be up and running again. (Source)

Working again thanks! Oh nice day better go out (Source)

BBC Weather has not yet shared any official updates on the matter except for confirming the issue as we mentioned above.

Update 2 (March 25)

11:23 am (IST): As it turns out, the BBC Weather app still isn’t working for some users even after updating the WebView and Chrome apps which has been the cause for app crashes these past couple of days.

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My BBC weather app worked briefly today but it’s dead again. @bbcweather how do I get it back? Or should I give up and get another app? (Source)

Although, some say that the app began working as usual after updating the Google Chrome and Android System WebView apps, and thus we’d suggest installing the latest updates for the two apps regardless.

Sorted ! Go to Google play store. Click on the three lines top left. Go to my apps & games & update android system webview. The BBC weather app then works as before. (Source)

Nevertheless, if you are looking out for alternatives to the BBC Weather app, then we’ve got you covered. Here are some free Weather apps for Android:

1. Today Weather
2. AccuWeather
3. Appy Weather
4. 1Weather
5. Overdrop

Update 3 (March 26)

11:25 am (IST): BBC Weather has once again confirmed that the app and the website are still not working properly. The team is, however, working hard to fix it.

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