Be weather aware with our Windows Phone 8 app

WindowsPhone 8

11 December 2012 - The Met Office has launched its latest addition to mobile forecasts with a specially designed app for Windows Phone 8.

The new Met Office Windows Phone 8 weather app is the latest addition to our range of products for smart phone users and provides easy access to the latest weather forecasts and warnings wherever you are, 24 hours a day.

The App gives 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 10 °C but will actually feel like 3 °C accounting for the wind chill factor.

Derrick Ryall, Head of the Public Weather Service at the Met Office said: "Since Summer 2009 we've been putting Met Office weather forecasts directly into the hands of the UK public via our award winning iPhone and Android apps. The launch of Windows Phone 8 provides the opportunity to reach even more people so they can keep up to date with the latest weather forecast and allow them to make informed weather dependent decisions".

As well as users having access to local, up to date forecasts from the Met Office, the new weather app includes a number of features unique to Windows Phone 8. These include 'live tiles' reflecting the current weather at your saved location and the use of 'augmented reality' to overlay forecast data on the camera image of where you are facing.

The Windows 8 Toast (notification) feature also means that you will never miss a weather warning for your area, helping you to stay weather aware so that you can prepare, plan and protect yourself from the impacts of severe weather.

The Met Office Windows Phone 8 weather app is available free of charge from the Windows Phone 8 app store.

The Met Office also provides Apps for Android and iPhone, available from the  Apple app store and the Android Market.

Contact information

Met Office Press Office: +44 (0)1392 886655

E-mail: Press Office

Met Office Customer Centre: 01392 885680

If you're outside the UK: +44 1392 885680

Last updated: 11 December 2012