Canada's Weather Network app hits the Windows Phone Store

The Weather Network

The Weather Network app is a new weather app for your Windows Phone that is powered by Canada's national weather service that shares the same name. The user interface is simple and straight forward and has a decent feature set.

The Weather Network has a "Follow Me" setting that will automatically adjust to your current location as you travel and has notifications for severe weather alerts.

The Weather Network

The layout for The Weather Network puts your current conditions and forecast data front and center. Main pages include your current conditions, an hourly forecast, a short term forecast (24 hours) and a long term forecast (five days). There is a "more" page that provides you access to weather maps, settings, and your locations.

Weather maps are animated and include layers for precipitation and cloud cover. Locations can be entered manually or by using the Follow Me feature and let your Windows Phone locations services set things.

The Weather Network's settings cover your measurement display (Fahrenheit, Celsius, Metric, Imperial) as well as turning on/off your location services and the Follow Me feature. Speaking of locations, The Weather Network does support global locations.

All in all, The Weather Network app is a nice looking weather app with some nice features. The animated map loads nicely and there's plenty of weather information to help you plan your day

The Weather Network is a free, ad support app the you can find here at the Windows Phone Store.

Thanks, Barry, for the tip!

QR: The Weather Network


Reader comments

Canada's Weather Network app hits the Windows Phone Store


Follow me sounds great! I would love a live tile for a location and a live tile for follow me, a two sided one would be best....
It works worldly...gonna try.

After using it for a minute, it is the same as current location in MS' Weather app. Nothing special here...
My hopes turned into what I thought I read, sad...

i was actually excited to see this app since i find that it provides one of the best weather services in canada, but no live tile is a deal breaker for me

This app is what we Canadians have wanted for awhile for accurate weather predicitions... However, I dont seem to see any live tiles :(

No Live Tile. 
This is THE weather app I've been waiting for. I don't mind that I've shelled out for Weather Flow as it's a much prettier UI overall, but I still love me some Weather Network. Hopefully v2 will have better Live Tile support, and be WP7 compatible. 

I've been using Now since I got my Focus as I was waiting for an official app like this being Canadian and all.
The lack of live tile is disappointing but Now didn't have a working live tile either, so I'll get over it and enjoy the most accurate weather reports.

Amazing and useless app. No live tile, WTF? what would be even the point of releasing a weather app without live tile?
uninstalled already, too bad looked good and worked ok.

The Weather Network is no more "Canada's national weather service" than is the Weather Channel in the US "America's national weather service." Canada's national weather office is at Environment Canada and unlike The Weather Network it provides dewpoint with its updates, which makes weather geeks like me happy. http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/canada_e.html
Anyway, I think this is a fine app and the lack of live tile doesn't make it useless. 

I emailed about the lack of a live tile and received the following reply, I just hope the live radar from Weather Channel gets implemented:

"The live tile was postponed due to a backend technical issue that we are close to resolving. The original designs for the Win7 app included the live tile and our plan is to resubmit it with the first update. No timelines have been set at this time"

Nice app -  smooth and fast on my wife's Lumia 800 (doesn't work on my 610 as it requires more RAM than the 610 possesses).  The lack of a live tile is disappointing and a bit strange considering that the app has a live tile on the Windows 8 preview edition.