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Seven day forecasts

The Met Office aims to provide UK citizens at home and abroad with readily accessible weather forecasts, warnings and weather information to minimise the risk of weather related impacts to life and property. Building on improvements in accuracy, and responding to public demand, a major planned development for this year is the extension of routine forecasts from five to seven days.

The first phase of this developement is for the website, mobile website and webmaster widget to take the seven day forecasts.

Please take a look at this video which will guide you through the changes and why we've made them.

New seven day forecasts


The seven day forecast table provides a detailed view of the weather for the days ahead at your chosen location. There are around 7000 sites across the UK to choose from and forecasts are provided in hourly time steps for the first two days and then in three hourly time steps for days three to seven. Forecasts include weather, temperature, wind speed and direction, UV and feels like temperature.

Mobile website

Mobile weather - 7 days

The mobile website is a graphics light version of the main Met Office web site and includes the following content:

  • UK 7-day forecasts
  • UK observations
  • Severe weather warnings out to five days ahead
  • Mountain area forecasts
  • Marine forecasts and observations
  • Latest Met Office news
  • Latest video forecast
  • 'Report severe weather' - see further information below
  • Links with social media

Webmaster Widget

Weather Widget - 7 days

The weather widget allows you to display the Met Office's weather and warnings information on your website

Key features:

  • Up to date weather forecasts from the Met Office
  • Customise the content which is displayed
  • Quick and simple to insert into websites
  • Free to use for both webmasters and visitors

The information that can be displayed on the Weather (Location) Widget is:

  • Daily forecasts with a choice to display the weather for up to seven days
  • Display up to five different weather types
  • Optional map display including choice of up to five different map layers
  • Includes weather warnings Welsh or English language options
  • Display options including various sizes and choice of background and border colours
  • Option to set the forecast location or allow your web visitors to change location

Last updated: 28 July 2016

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