AccuWeather MinuteCast: Free for More Countries and for More Minutes than Any Other Minute-by-Minute
AccuWeather MinuteCast is now available across 15 countries with plans to provide the hyper-local forecast in additional countries worldwide, continuing with its rapid growth in popularity in more locations across Asia and Europe, and the Caribbean. The patented forecast includes precipitation type and intensity, as well as start and end times for precipitation by the minute for the next two hours, localized to a person’s exact street address or GPS location. The AccuWeather MinuteCast user is more engaged than the average weather checker. People whose AccuWeather.com mobile site sessions include MinuteCast have 2x the number of pages per session and people who use MinuteCast use the AccuWeather app 50% more frequently than those who don’t.
AccuWeather’s award-winning apps and AccuWeather.com website provide MinuteCast free of charge to users and is available in the contiguous United States, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Japan, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, parts of the Czech Republic, and Spain.
“AccuWeather MinuteCast continues to revolutionize the way people consume weather,” said Steve Smith, AccuWeather President – Digital Media. “By providing pinpointed, minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for their exact locations, we help people make more informed decisions throughout the day. Our minute-by-minute forecast is free to users everywhere and easily accessible through our mobile apps, as well as on the AccuWeather.com web and mobile sites. Available in a greater number of countries and with 120 forecasted minutes, at no cost to our users, AccuWeather MinuteCast simply gives you more.”