We have a range of methods which people can use to access our forecasts, including our website, mobile applications and widgets. See how these methods are being used.
The Public Weather Service Customer Group (PWSCG) expects us to increase the reach of our forecasts and warnings using these methods. We monitor usage of all our different delivery platforms to understand our reach and to ensure that we are using methods which people are finding useful.
Usage of a variety of our platforms
Our website is our main delivery channel. We monitor the number of page impressions on our site each month, this tells us how many pages are viewed on the Met Office website.
- The number of page impressions can vary considerably. We get peaks during severe weather and other environmental incidents such as volcanoes.
The iPhone app is a dedicated application for iPhone users allowing them to keep up to date with the latest weather wherever they are.
The Android app is a dedicated application for Android users allowing them to keep up to date with the latest weather wherever they are.
Mobile Weather is designed to be accessible on all web-enabled mobile phones and provides basic weather forecasts, observations and warnings to people on the move.
- Visits are the number of separate times that the application is used.
- Page views are the number of separate pages viewed by users.