Want to know whether today will be wet, dry, really windy, or what the chance of snow is tomorrow? The latest weather forecasts from the Met Office are available in the palm of your hand with our new weather app for Android.
Downloaded by over 1.5 million people since its launch in January 2012, our Android weather app gives 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 Met Office Android weather app featured in The Guardians top 50 Android phone apps in March and is consistently the number 1 UK weather app in Google Play.
It has been nominated for a number of industry awards and has also achieved AQuA (App Quality Alliance) standard.
The app, developed for the Met Office by Mubaloo, has recently won best app of 2012 at the Sparkies Awards
In a recent review The Independent said "The Met Office is the best. Its app has three hourly forecasts and also five-day predictions. It also gives the "feels-like" temperature and even has a UV forecast map."
The Met Office Android weather app is available free of charge from Google Play.
The app gives you three hourly forecasts for today and up to five days ahead. 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 when you account for the wind chill factor!
Accurate, easy to read and simple to use, the app also updates automatically so it's always displaying the latest forecast information (reflecting our hourly updates behind the scenes).
The Android app also gives you access to Met Office severe weather warnings for your neighbourhood, enabling you to see the area affected and view details of the warning including whether it is a yellow, amber or red warning and advice on the steps you should take.
A mix of text and icons advise you of the percentage chance of rain, whether it's light drizzle, heavy rain or thundery showers; if it's partly cloudy, or if there'll be sunny intervals, sleet, fog, hail, or heavy snow; and even lets you know the sunrise and sunset times and if it will be a clear sky at night. For summer the UV forecast map is really useful and the index even advises on what sort of sun protection you need.
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 geolocation, and save multiple favourite locations - perhaps family and friends or weekend haunts. Simply swipe the screen to change or add a location. You can even choose places of interest, such as the National Trust, youth hostels, national parks, beaches, sports and outdoor recreation, including football grounds, racecourses, golf clubs, show grounds and theme parks.
Get a five day view of the weather or for more detail, tap a day and view the three-hourly forecast. You can use the map view to pan and zoom for more detailed regional information. There's also the option for 6 to 30-day written forecasts which give a more general overview of what the weather will be doing over a longer timescale.
If you have any questions or comments about the service, or you are experiencing any problems, please contact us.
The use of this service is subject to Met Office terms and conditions.
Last updated: 3 April 2013
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