Weather impacts people on a daily basis and is the number one topic of conversation among Canadians.
"It isn't something we can leave home without, we need it," says David Phillips, Senior Climatologist with Environment Canada. "There are only three networks in the world dedicated to weather and two of them are in Canada, so it seems to touch a nerve for Canadians."
The Weather Network understands the needs of Canadians and offers mobile apps, which help people stay in touch with the weather conditions in their area. Whenever severe weather strikes, instant alerts and warnings are pushed to mobile devices.
The top rankings in Apple Canada's all-time free apps' list proves that the passion for weather information is definitely there.
"WeatherEye HD for iPad holds the #1 spot and The Weather Network app for iPhone, released this winter, takes the #3 spot," says Gita Ashar, Director of Mobile and Emerging Technologies at The Weather Network.
Ashar says that the reliable and relevant content available makes the app one of the most useful for everyday lifestyle decisions.
"Add to that mix, an intuitive design for a satisfying user experience and it becomes a must-download app."
Being able to connect to weather information on a 24/7 basis also helps people connect to one another.
"We can celebrate the beautiful weather together and commiserate when it spells trouble," says Bryn Jones, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
Find out more about The Weather Network's Apps and Services.