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

Using the 'Find a weather forecast' widget

Find a weather forecast widget

To select a new location, enter a location (this could be a village, town or city) or a postcode into the search box and click on your chosen location. You can also search for world forecast locations by entering a location or world post/zip code. Select the appropriate location and your choice of forecast location from the list provided.

Using the search box to select a new location

World search location

To select a new location, enter a location (this could be a village, town or city) or a postcode into the search box and click on your chosen location. You can also search for world forecast locations by entering a location or world post/zip code. Select the appropriate location and your choice of forecast location from the list provided.

At the top of the forecast page you will see that the page has remembered your 'Recent locations'. The Met Office website will automatically remember the five forecast sites you have most recently visited both here and on the home page. Once you have visited more than five locations the first you have visited will drop off the list. You can chose to remove any of these locations by using the blue cross next to the forecast location name.

Five day table view

World five day 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.

If you want to look at yesterday's weather for any forecast site you simply click the blue link for the 'last 24 hours' and you are taken straight to the latest observations.

You can choose which units are used on your forecast display e.g. Celsius or Fahrenheit for temperature by clicking on 'Settings' tab at the top of the page. Additionally, you can see more information by clicking on the 'More Detail' box which will open all forecast element rows at once. However each element can be opened and closed independently by using the blue arrows on the right.

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: 10 June 2014