Got a question about our weather app for Android? Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Tap the + icon to add a location. You can have a maximum of 10 locations saved on your app. To reorder your locations tap the + icon then tap on the location, hold them on their right edge and drag them into a new position in the list. The weather for each location can be viewed in the overview, 5 day forecast and 3 hourly forecast by swiping.
The location services are driven by cellular, Wi-Fi, or GPS hardware to triangulate a location fix for the device. You have the option to turn this off in your device settings. If you turn location services off you will need to manually add locations to be able to see forecasts. If you keep location services on you will be able to see the forecast for your current location, as long as your device can find your location. You can see the forecasts for your favourite locations in the overview, 5 day forecast and 3 hourly forecast by swiping.
'The 'landing' screen provides the forecast summary for the day (sunrise to sunset) or night (sunset to sunrise). This screen does not show the 'current' weather. During the day the highest temperature expected for your location is displayed. During the night the lowest temperature expected is displayed.
On the five day view, tap a day to view the three hourly forecast. You can also tap on the arrow to view more details for the day or three hour period you are interested in.
To view the UK or regional text based forecast tap on the bar at the top of the map screen.
At the top of the screen you will see the green Met Office warning icons. If warnings are in force in your selected region, the relevant icon will change colour to alert you. The colour will reflect the severity of the warning - green reflects no warnings are in place. Clicking on the banner will take you to the map view showing the areas affected. Click on the text icon to view the details of the warning. If the warning icons are grey warnings data could not be loaded and is not accurate.
You can change the units used to display the temperature and wind speed. Tap the 'info' icon and then 'settings' to make your preferences.
Feels like temperature takes into account wind speed to give a more representative indication of how the temperature will feel.
This provides you with the percentage chance of precipitation (rain/snow/drizzle etc.) during the given period.
You can zoom in and scroll across the map to view more detailed regional information.
The app is designed to contain the content you might need while you are out and about, in a quick and easy to view format. If you require more detailed information you can still visit the main Met Office website for full details.
The app was designed to be as simple and easy to use as possible, but we have included some FAQs in the app to help. To view the FAQs, tap the menu icon or button on your phone and then tap on the info icon. This will give you some quick guides to navigation e.g. how to view more detailed information such as three hourly forecasts, and content.
Including advertising on the app, allows us to provide the app to you free of charge and helps to fund future developments. We have designed the app so that the advertising is as low profile as possible, putting the weather content first. The app now provides users with the ability to remove the advertisements using in-app purchasing.
The Android app is free to download from Google Play Store. The Met Office does not charge you to use the app but you may be charged by your operator for the amount of data you use. You need to check the tariff you are on with your mobile operator. If you would like to remove the advertising from our app, this is now possible by making a one off payment of £1.99, this can be done by using the in-app purchasing option.
We hope that you will be happy with your in-app purchase to remove advertising, however if you for some reason it isn't working we are happy to offer a refund. We do not provide refunds under any other circumstances. All refunds are restricted to the operator's standard terms and conditions.
Last updated: 5 August 2013