AccuWeather update brings a new look, customizable forecasts

AccuWeather for iPhone has received a major update to version 6.0, bringing with it several improvements, including new, user-defined forecasts, as well as a new interface. The new look takes cues from AccuWeather for iPad and presents the user with a cleaner, more efficient interface than previous versions.

Users can now create customized forecasts with My AccuWeather, tailored to different activities. You can set your ideal conditions for temperature, wind speed, wind gusts, if it should be sunny, should there be rain or not, etc., and give that list a name like “Fishing” or “Running”. Going to MyAccuWeather in the app and going to that forecast will show you how the actual weather measures up to your ideal conditions, saying things like “It’s colder than you’d like” and “It’s just the right amount of wind”, and forecasting how conditions look for that activity for the rest of the day.

Other changes include forecasts that now refresh every five minutes, improved stability, and bug fixes. Forecasts now also contain percipitation probability, along with options for more or less weather detail in the forecast. To change the amount of detail you see, simply drag the conditions panel up to reveal details like humidity, cloud cover, visibility, and the UV index.

AccuWeather is free, with a $1.99 option if you want to remove the ads.