It seems that Brits are quite obsessed with checking out the weather conditions as the BBC has revealed that its weather application is being downloaded as much as 19,000 times a day.
With over eight million downloads since its June launch last year, the free weather app has become BBC‘s fastest growing mobile app ever.
As per the figures, the app is downloaded 133,000 times a week on computers, tablets and smartphones which is equivalent to downloading 789 times per hour.
Temperatures up to 30 degrees celsius in some of the UK areas last month led to a record number of BBC weather website and app users, with around 13.8 million Brits checking out the app at least once a week in July. The number of visitors are said to have increased to around 36 percent this July as compared to same period last year.
Carol Kirkwood, BBC Weather presenter, said that how much Britain is obsessed with weather is now official. Brits neither can stop talking about it and nor can stop checking it especially when unseasonal weather is expected.
Twenty years ago people had to wait for Michael Fish after the news to check the weather, but now with the BBC Weather app, they can easily get local forecast for the next hour, or next 10 days, just when they need it, Kirkwood added.
While 7am is the most popular time for checking the weather during the weekdays, the time gradually slips to 8am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday on average during the weekends.
Friday remains to be the favourite day of the week with highest number of visits as people make plans for the weekend.