Weather app for iPhone

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 weather app for iPhone.

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Downloaded by more than 4 million people so far, our iPhone 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.

It has also been nominated for a number of industry awards.

The app, developed for the Met Office by Mubaloo, has recently won best app of 2012 at the Sparkies Awards.

Sparkies Award

Key features of the Met Office iPhone weather app

  • Free to download
  • Up to date weather forecasts from the UK's National Weather Service
  • Push notifications for the UK National Severe Weather Warnings for your chosen regions
  • Text and maps detailing the UK National Severe Weather Warnings 
  • Regularly updated with the latest information
  • Hourly UK location forecasts for the first two days with three-hourly location forecasts for days three to five
  • Around 7,000 UK locations to choose from
  • Three-hourly daily forecasts for numerous international locations
  • Save up to 10 favourite UK or international locations
  • Social media sharing so you can share forecasts with friends and family via Facebook, Twitter and email
  • UV forecast maps

i-phone showing weather image and symbolsAvailable free of charge

The Met Office iPhone weather app is available free of charge from the Apple app store.

The app gives you hourly forecasts for today and tomorrow and three-hourly forecastst for days three to five. 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).

5 day symbols on iPhone screen

Stay safe

The iPhone 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.

Around 7,000 UK locations and 6,000 international locations

There are around 7,000 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.

International locations are shown in local time, meaning the times zones automatically adjust to reflect the time zone of each location. This includes any changes in daylight saving.

Rainfall radar on i-phone app

Up to 30-day written forecasts

Get a five day view of the weather or for more detail, tap a day and view the hourly forecast for the first two days with three-hourly location forecasts for days three to five. 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.

Terms and conditions

The use of this service is subject to Met Office terms and conditions.

Last updated: 1 April 2014

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