Have you ever noticed that different weather apps will give you different forecasts for the same location?
I don’t know about you, but that makes me question if these apps are correct. And if one app is correct, which ones aren’t?
To be completely honest, the short answer is that none of them are correct, at least not 100 percent of the time.
People have been trying to predict the weather for thousands of years–pretty much since recorded history, and likely much longer than that. You think that after that long, we’ve have it figured out by now, but really, we don’t.
That’s why you can open multiple weather apps and find multiple different forecasts.
Even weather experts will tell you that meteorology is just as much an art as it is a science. And although our instruments have come a very long way, especially with computer modeling, forecast really comes down to the forecaster’s judgement.
This is why you have to leave a little room for error, no matter which sites you check, which apps your download, or which news channels you watch.
So, is your weather app actually accurate? Well, as much as it probably can be.
If your job, vacation planning, traveling, or other activities rely heavily on the weather, do yourself a favor and pick up a few different weather apps to check regularly. Just make sure you also pick up a password manager to keep track of all those extra accounts!