30 July 2012 - More than 3 million people have downloaded the Met Office mobile apps this year, spending the equivalent of 376 years using them to check the weather.
Throughout the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games spectators and athletes alike will be able to access Met Office forecasts for all the sporting venues, in addition to the 5000 plus sites it already provides forecasts for.
The Met Office offers three-hourly forecasts out to five days ahead providing information on expected weather, temperature, wind and the percentage chance of rain along with information on UV, levels.
The Met Office iPhone and Android apps have been hugely popular since their launch earlier this year, with users continuing to grow by around 12% per month on iPhone, while Android app users are growing by around 25% per month.
Venue forecasts are also accessible on the Met Office's website through its dedicated Olympic and Paralympic events section, as well as on its iPhone and Android apps, and on its dedicated mobile web platform.
The Met Office has also produced a dedicated Olympics section on its website where you can explore how the weather affects different sports including dressage, archery and windsurfing, as well as finding out more about the technology the Met Office is using to support LOCOG with weather forecasts throughout the Games period.
Facts about the Met Office apps:
Met Office Press Office: +44 (0)1392 886655
E-mail: Press Office
Met Office Customer Centre: 0870 900 0100
If you're outside the UK: +44 1392 885680