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Yahoo brings big updates to Android weather app

Yahoo this week released a new version of its Weather app for Android, complete with a revamped design that puts more information about upcoming forecasts at your fingertips.

The revamped app includes Flickr photos of locations, based on the current weather and time of day, and boasts more data than ever before. There's also a new widget for your lock screen, letting you quickly check the day's conditions without having to unlock your device.

The old version of Yahoo Weather for Android displayed a four-day forecast along with the current temperature, and the day's high and lows. The updated app displays a five- or 10-day forecast in addition to 24-hour weather predictions.

It also now includes the chance of precipitation, wind and pressure, moon phases, UV patterns, sunrise and sunset times, and an interactive map.

"Checking the weather should be beautiful, intuitive and personalized, no matter where you are or what device you're using," Yahoo's director of mobile products, Marco Wirasinghe, wrote in a Tumblr post. "We're hopeful you'll love the seeing the weather with a new design and lots of data enhancements."

The app is free and available internationally for Android devices in the Google Play Store.

The update comes after Yahoo overhauled its iOS Weather app back in April. Apple in June recognised Yahoo Weather, along with 10 other apps, as the winners of its 2013 Design Awards, which highlight iOS and Mac Apps that "raise the bar in design, technology, and innovation."

Meanwhile, Yahoo has also announced it is revamping its logo, which will be unveiled on 4 September.