Website improvements

Since the launch of our new website we've been continuing to improve and develop the information available and the way in which you use it. We've done this in response to feedback, through analysing how you use our website and we've also added new information which we think you will find valuable or which will contribute to safety.

Website improvements

There have been many improvements, some small, some fundamental and many behind the scenes that incrementally improve your overall experience of our website and access to our weather warnings and forecasts.

Some of these improvements and new developments include:

Flood warning widget

We have introduced Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) flood warnings on our website so you can access weather and flood warnings all in one place. The flood widget is updated every 15 minutes, providing an overview of Flood Alerts and Warnings that are in force for your chosen location. More detailed information including a map and details of areas affected are also available.

Weather warnings

We have changed the way that you view the warnings with a new layout. The overview tab explains the weather warnings that are in force across the country, by clicking on a warning it will take you to a more detailed view of where the warning is in force down to which local authorities will be affected. This detailed view will also give you the likely impact of the warning and the Chief Forecasters assessment.

Marine forecasts

The Met Office provides a wide range of marine forecasts and warnings for dissemination on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). You are now able to see marine observations, shipping forecasts and gale warnings all in one location.

General improvements

We have also been removing some of the minor niggles and irritations reported about the website, making it much easier to use. This includes the ability to customise the homepage to your specification, being able to search for any forecast location across the world and print the forecast pages.

For more information about these changes please see our video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JGGXHsOigs

If you have any difficulty in using the website or accessing our online forecasts and services please contact our weather desk via enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk or on 01392 885680.

Last updated: 20 March 2013