The Great British Summer: Be prepared and enjoy whatever the weather

2 June 2014 - With yesterday marking the start of meteorological summer the Met Office, working with key partners, is launching its 'Get Ready for the Great British Summer' web pages.

Here everyone can discover useful tips and information to make the most of the summer months, whatever the weather.

Developed with a range of partners such as the RNLI, Cancer ResearchVisitEngland and VisitScotland, the pages allow people to use our weather forecasts and warnings to help them plan their day and make the most of all the UK has to offer this summer.

Derrick Ryall, Head of Public Weather Service, said: "As Britain's National Weather Service we are committed to ensuring the public can make the most of the weather this summer.

"These pages are designed to provide useful information that helps the UK public to be prepared and safe during the summer months, whatever the weather. We can't change the weather but we can help everyone make the most of it through our accurate forecasts and advice from our partners around the country."

James Berresford, VisitEngland Chief Executive said: "England is an all-weather destination with a fantastic amount on offer across the country. Planning ahead will help ensure you get the most out of your break and there is already plenty lined up to enjoy over the summer months, both indoors and outdoors. From a host of festivals, events and exhibitions, to the arrival of the Tour de France for Yorkshire's Grand Départ 2014, England is the perfect destination for unforgettable holidays this summer."

Mike Cantlay, Chairman of VisitScotland, said: "Scotland is gearing up for an unforgettable summer of events, including the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Bannockburn Live in Stirling and The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, not to mention hundreds of other events taking place the length and breadth of the country as part of Homecoming Scotland 2014. These new web pages serve as a very useful tool, helping visitors to make the most of their time in Scotland come rain or shine!"

The pages allow you to select the weather that matches the day's forecast, from a sizzler to a drizzly day, and then choose the activity that suits your mood; whether you want to relax, be active, explore or entertain. You can choose from a wide range of unique information such as places to visit, fun articles through to top beach safety tips.

The site is also interactive so visitors can share their Great British Summer stories and photos via blogs, our FacebookTwitter and other social media channels.

We are an island nation with island weather and the Met Office forecasts as accurately as possible without bias. We can't change the weather but we can help the Great British public make the most of it by providing forecasts across a variety of apps and media.

Last updated: 2 June 2014