Mar 26, 2013 4:18 PM
The Met Office has updated its range of mobile weather apps, introducing the ability to share the latest weather forecast with friends and followers direct from both the iPhone and Android apps.
The Met Office Weather services give easy access to the most up to date and accurate, local weather forecasts and warnings, 24 hours a day wherever you are in the UK. The latest update allows you to share the latest forecast directly on Twitter, Facebook and email.
In addition the apps give you three hourly forecasts and five day weather predictions. In addition to the likelihood of rain or snow, sunshine, cloud coverage and temperature, it gives the "feels-like" temperature - ideal if it's 6 °C but will actually feel like minus 5 °C accounting for the wind chill factor.
There are approximately 5,000 UK locations available, so you can check out the local weather near you, get a forecast for where you are using GPS, and save multiple favourite locations - perhaps family and friends or weekend haunts.
You can even choose places of interest, such as National Trust venues, youth hostels, national parks, beaches, sports and outdoor recreation, including football grounds, racecourses, golf clubs, show grounds and theme parks.
Key features of the Met Office Weather App
- Free to download
- Up to date weather forecasts and warnings
- At a glance five day forecast
- Three-hourly location forecasts
- 5,000 locations to choose from with multiple favourites
- UV forecast maps
The Met Office apps have recently won best app of 2012 at the Sparkies Awards.
The Met Office Android and iPhone apps are available free of charge from the Apple App store and the Android Market. In addition the Windows Phone 8 weather app is available free of charge from the Windows Phone 8 app store.