Mar 192012

I’ve written a number of posts about backgrounds for student-presented forecasts ranging from my initial experiments with clunky HTML several years ago, Ian Ford’s much improved example to the ill fated Google Earth interactive background. Maybe Weather Pro for iPad, projected onto a screen, offers the best background of all?

The app costs £2.99 and an annual premium of £3.99 to access premium content. All the data students could possibly want is now at their finger tips.

At a simple level, students can locate named places on the Weather Pro map and describe current weather conditions from an exhaustive selection of data:

More able students will be able to make predictive forecasts that relate air pressure maps to other data, for example wind speed animations and rainfall radar.

I am unaware of a better web-based weather application.

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