All AccuWeather products honor device location settings and only processes precise location data to provide functionality that users ask for, such as severe weather alerts, or location-specific forecasts. Whenever possible, we have reduced the precision of location data to protect our user’s privacy. We have taken steps to ensure that location data is only stored or used to support the features our users use, such as saved locations.
In order to keep AccuWeather a free service, we need to use advertisers to cover the cost of operating the best weather app and website. We do offer an ad-free service called Platinum – which you can download for a small cost through an in-app purchase.
We are aware that there can sometimes be differences between MinuteCast, the current condition, and the hourly forecast. This is due to small differences in how each dataset is created and when it’s updated. We are continuously working to enhance the accuracy and consistency of this information.