Local weather sometimes not accurate?
How come sometimes when you pull up the local weather on your phone sometimes it says your in a different location/town then you really are? It usually is pretty accurate but sometimes it's wrong. Anyone know or have seen this?
- 01-31-2012, 11:35 AM #2
- 01-31-2012, 11:37 AM #3
It could be the GPS accuracy and where the nearest weather station is. Mine is like that. It shows the city next to where I'm at. I just assume that the app is pulling the weather information from the closest/nearest weather station which is probably in the city it's showing.
- 01-31-2012, 12:03 PM #4
Last edited by sting7k; 01-31-2012 at 12:06 PM.
- 01-31-2012, 12:29 PM #5
- 01-31-2012, 12:36 PM #6
As to why this happens... we've discussed that in another thread you started - and the reasons are the same.
- 01-31-2012, 04:01 PM #8
- 01-31-2012, 04:12 PM #9
- 01-31-2012, 04:58 PM #11
- 01-31-2012, 06:02 PM #12
I have noticed the following:
On my native weather app, it shows one temp.
I had Weather Icon set to show up in my status bar, and it would never match the native weather temp. even when I selected the "override" for my location.
I've installed several custom lockscreens, which have the weather integrated and it also seem to show a different temp than my native weather temp.
On the custom LS, I've even gone into the theme and changed the yahoo/weather location to match my home zip code, which is the same as what I have for my native weather (I dont use the "use current location" for weather setting).
I've disabled the Weather Icon altogether since that one never seemed to be correct, even though it was cool having the temp and icon in the status bar.
- 01-31-2012, 09:52 PM #13
In my experience using various weather app, Weather Underground is the most accurate since it gives you the current conditions in your neighborhood.
You select the neighborhood weather station close to your location. At lot more accurate than get the current conditions at the airport, which may be miles away. Of course this also depends on how attentive the operator of the weather station is.
My experience is that Yahoo, as it's source of weather info is not accurate.
Give the Weather Underground app a go. It's free.