It’s always better to know if it will be raining in the next one or two hours or the rising sun will keep on doing so. First, I would take an umbrella with me if it would rain. Second, I would take a leave from the office for the day and enjoy a sunbath on the beach. But as long as I’m not sure about the very next step, planning for the whole day becomes a very big doubt with an even bigger question mark. There are many picnics and holidays that go wasted just because I wasn’t aware that it’ll rain today and equal is the number of days when I had to sit in office on a sunny day for the same reasons. So I searched for the solution here and there and finally I got something fitting exactly the requirements structure I had created.
Blue Skies is the name of the Windows Phone app that I’m talking about and it has been developed by Rohit Rajendran. The app is compatible with all the devices running Windows Phone 8.1 or any later version of the OS.
Blue Skies gets you the very first thing you want: weather summary for the next 1 hour (in specific locations only). So it will tell you whether it’s going to rain or snow or it would be a sunny morning throughout. There is a 24 hour summary as well for the whole day with hourly readings. Then there are weather forecasts for the next 24 hours and the next 5 days. The detailed chart shows precipitation, wind speed, humidity, sunrise and sunset so that you can get a proper idea of everything. There’s also a provision for warnings against any upcoming storm or other calamity. It will show you the distance of the calamity and you can even locate it on the radar.
Apart from all the features we’ve discussed above, Blue Skies is most famous for its Live Tiles. You can change the layout these live tiles as you wish and you can even customize their size. These will show you the latest weather forecast after every hour (or the time period you choose). There are two themes available in this app: light and dark and they both are very beautiful. In fact, the beautiful and appealing interface of this app takes it one step ahead of any other similar app. Even if it’s a storm, it feels as if the app’s greeting you something to cheer about. So that makes a huge difference when you need that tile on your home screen 24×7.
So overall, Blue Skies is a weather app of everyone’s interest. It gets you accurate hourly, daily as well as weekly forecasts and boasts a very beautiful and elegant interface. On the top of it, it’s available for free in the Windows Marketplace. You can just aspire to be like it!