The number of apps available in the Windows Store is growing at a very fast pace now that Windows 8 is generally available to all consumers.
In case you’re not quite satisfied with the built-in weather app, you may want to have a look at AccuWeather, a program that has already registered millions of downloads on platforms such as iOS and Android.
AccuWeather was already available in the Windows Store
, but it seems like the parent company rolled out the final version today, introducing several improvements for a smoother performance.
"The AccuWeather app is a great example of the new Windows experience," said John Richards, senior director, Windows Apps Marketing for Microsoft Corp.
"The AccuWeather app was designed to engage users with features such as tiles for your favorite locations and beautiful weather animations. The tiles automatically refresh with current forecasts, weather maps, and the My AccuWeather custom lifestyle forecasts."
Besides the obvious forecast and weather conditions, AccuWeather for Windows 8 automatically updates all data every 15 minutes with the latest humidity percentages, visibility, UV index, wind direction, wind and wind gust speed.
It works with Bing Maps to show weather data, but it can also display a user-friendly comparison of weather information for your configured locations.
AccuWeather works not only on Windows 8 computers, but also on Windows RT devices
, so Surface buyers can install it too as soon as they get their tablets.
The Windows 8 AccuWeather is available for free for all Windows 8 users, but keep in mind that in-app advertisements are also displayed in the top right corner of the screen.