One more way to watch the weather

by Steve Galea | February 15, 2019

A new weather app called WeatherCAN was introduced by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) on Feb. 14.

The app, which is free to download from the App and Google Play stores, provides detailed and up to the minute weather information for Apple and Android mobile devices.

WeatherCAN provides current conditions, hourly, and seven-day forecasts for more than 10,000 locations in Canada. It also provides notifications for all weather alerts issued by ECCC.

Other features include a state-of-the-art high-resolution radar animation on a zoomable map background, weather information for the user’s current and saved locations across Canada, French and English options, and a message centre providing weather facts and climate information on current weather.

“The WeatherCAN app delivers the expertise of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s meteorologists directly to Canadians. Whether Canadians are skiing, skating, commuting, or planning a day trip, WeatherCAN ensures they’re getting the real-time and reliable weather information they need.

As climate change brings more life-threatening extreme weather to Canada, this app will provide users with potentially life-saving updates, ” said Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna.

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