World forecast guide

We now provide forecasts for around 5000 locations around the world as well as forecasts for the UK, helping you to plan and enjoy your travels.

All world forecast information is gathered together on the world forecast page. For each location we provide three-hourly forecasts of weather, temperature, wind speed and direction, UV and feels like temperature.

Selecting your forecast location

World location search

To change the forecast location, enter a location name or postcode/zip code into the blue search box on the Met Office home page or above the five day forecast table. Select your chosen forecast from the five nearest sites to your search to view the forecast. To save a location as one of your favourites click on the star next to the location name. You can save up to five locations as favourites. Favourite locations can be found in the drop down list next to the search box.

You can move between the weather forecast and nearest observation site for the location by clicking on the arrow next to the forecast location name and selecting either world-forecasts or world-observations.

Five day table view

World table Five day table view

The five day forecast table provides a detailed view of the weather for the days ahead at your chosen location. Forecasts are available in three hourly time steps and include weather, temperature, wind speed and direction, UV and feels like temperature.

Use the tabs above the table to display the forecast for that day. The tabs also give an overview summary of the weather for that day.

You can use the customise button to choose which units are used on your forecast display e.g. Celsius or Fahrenheit for temperature. Additionally, you can select 'Options' to drag and drop columns or close them completely to modify the layout of the table and ensure you only see the information in which you are interested.

Key to the information and symbols included in the five day forecast.

Please note that all times displayed are the local time for your chosen location.

Last updated: 1 April 2014