Weather Premium takes on the weather in a common sense approach but does not stray from the traditional forecasts too far.
Weather Premium offers the weather forecast in three styles, Classic, Clother and Awesome. While the Windows Phone weather app lacks radar and severe weather alerts, Weather Premium does a nice job presenting the basic weather information to get you through the day.
The main layout for Weather Premium has three pages that are side swipable. These three pages represent the three approaches Weather Premium offers for your forecast. They include:
- Classic: This is your traditional view of the weather with current conditions displayed above a five day, extended forecast. Tap on a particular day and the forecast is broken down in three-hour increments.
- Clother: If you aren’t sure how to dress for the day, the Clother approach makes it simple. A cartoon stick figure appears wearing appropriate attire based on the forecasted weather.
- Awesome: Want a simplified forecast? It doesn’t get much simpler than the Awesome approach. It is a humorous, brief and often accurate description of the current weather conditions.
Across the main pages you will see a three-dot menu that will give you access to Weather Premium’s settings and an option to refresh the forecast.
Weather Premium’s Settings
Settings for Weather Premium cover your forecast cities, unit of measurement choices, Live Tile settings and a tutorial to walk you through the app’s operations.
Weather Premium does offer support for multiple city forecasts. As you add locations to the city page of the settings, you can swipe between the cities at the top of the Classic forecast page.
Live Tile options include choosing which forecast approach you would like displayed on your Live Tile (Classic, Awesome or Mix). The Clother option is not available.
I liked Weather Premium’s simple approach to the weather forecast and for a basic weather app, it does a nice job of things. It may not have many bells and whistles but if you need a quick and straightforward approach for checking the forecast, Weather Premium is a good option to consider.
The downside to Weather Premium is the lack of weather alerts, radar, or location based forecasts. I don’t think the lack of these features is a deal breaker for Weather Premium but may hold it back from being your “go to” weather app.
As is, Weather Premium is a well-designed option to consider as a supplemental weather app for your Windows Phone. I can see Weather Premium being a good choice when all you need it the basic weather information or maybe to use as your weather Live Tile for a glance view of the basics.
Weather Premium is a free, ad-supported app that is available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x device. You can find your copy of Weather Premium here in the Windows Phone Store.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.