STATE COLLEGE, Pa., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Global Weather Center – AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced it is now offering AccuWeather MinuteCast® in 13 countries with plans to provide its unique hyper-local forecast in additional countries worldwide, continuing its rapid expansion. 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. Award-winning AccuWeather apps and AccuWeather.com website provide the MinuteCast feature free of charge to users.
"AccuWeather MinuteCast continues to revolutionize the way people consume weather," said Steven 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 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."
AccuWeather MinuteCast is available for free to people living and traveling in the contiguous United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, parts of the Czech Republic, and Spain.
"Clouds are continually moving, so when there is precipitation in one neighborhood there may not be in another part of the town," added Smith. "That's why it's essential that MinuteCast is localized for each user's exact location, right down to their exact street address, not just their town or zip code. It is a tech must-have for holidays, weekends, and every day in between, to help people's lives."
AccuWeather MinuteCast is available for free from AccuWeather's suite of award-winning and highly rated mobile apps and on www.AccuWeather.com.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites via AccuWeather.com, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, newspapers and the new AccuWeather Network cable channel. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers – a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs – AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.
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