There’s a terribly xenophobic national stereotype amongst foreign types that says us Brits are obsessed with talking about the weather; and while there might be a slight basis for it, there’s just so ruddy much weather here, what else is there to talk about while we queue in suppressed indignation at the bowler hat shop? Precisely. Anyway, I’m Stuart, I’m British, and I’m here to talk about the weather…
The nights have drawn in, the wind is cutting and it is, in every way, bitter out there. With the two days that comprised summer now but a distant memory of sunburn and drought, the UK stands shivering as we face the very start of winter, knowing full well that, following the first flurry of snowflakes, the entire country’s transport infrastructure will grind to a genuinely surprised absolute halt.
The reason for this (and all the subsequent misery that follows) is simply that, despite our obsession with the weather, we’re utterly useless at predicting it, preferring instead to stand around drinking tea and relying on the belief that everything will be fine – the exact same attitude that lost us the colonies. Well beware, world, for now we have Eye In Sky Weather – an app that does the forecasting for us and may see Britain Rule the Waves once more!
Or not. But despite that, what we have here is a beautiful bit of app ingenuity – clean, clever and capable of explaining the elements in a single glance. There are four customisable widgets available, all of which show sun/moon phase, cloud coverage, temperature, humidity, wind speed, pressure and even the dew point for the day, the next 48 hours and even the next 15 days, letting you search for cities anywhere in the world or pinpoint your location via GPS automatically. Simple yet brilliant.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Whether stuck at home or heading away, everywhere you go always take the weather with you via this meteorological marvel. Bring it on, winter, this year Britain will be ready!