If you’re the kind of person that likes to keep an eye on the weather forecast without having to load the Weather app or look out of a window, then you are going to love this!

Unfortunately, Apple does not allow the Notification Center weather widget to show up in the iOS lock screen, but there are plenty of jailbreak tweaks and apps that will do just that. What if you don’t want to jailbreak, though? Now there is a solution, and it’s made its way through Apple’s App Store, too.

Unimaginatively named “Lock Screen Weather App,” this app will do just what many have been crying out for – display weather information on an iPhone’s lock screen without the need to jailbreak anything…

So, how does it manage that?

The app actually works by playing a silent song via the built-in iPod app. The album art is then displayed in the lock screen, which is in turn updated depending on your location. It might sound like a hack – and let’s be fair, it really is – but it gets around Apple’s guidelines and actually seems to work.

The downside, obviously, is that if you have this activated then nothing else can output audio.

If you really must see what is going on outside just by checking out your iPhone’s lock screen, then the Lock Screen Weather App will set you back $0.99 and is available in the App Store now.

[Thanks, Ron!]