FAQs for Kindle Tablet App

Got a question about our weather app for the Kindle Fire? Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How do I save my favourite locations?

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.

What is the weather on the first screen showing me?

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.

How do I view a more detailed breakdown of the weather for a particular day?

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.

How do I view the text forecast?

To view the UK or regional text based forecast tap on the bar at the top of the map screen.

How do I view warnings?

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.

How do I change my settings?

You can change the units used to display the temperature and wind speed. Tap the 'info' icon and then 'settings' to make your preferences.

What is 'feels like temperature'?

Feels like temperature takes into account wind speed to give a more representative indication of how the temperature will feel.

What is probability of precipitation?

This provides you with the percentage chance of precipitation (rain, snow, drizzle, etc.) during the given period.

How can I view more detail on the map view?

You can zoom in and scroll across the map to view more detailed regional information.

Why does the Met Office app have advertising?

The Met Office is a UK Government Trading Fund and in addition to providing a range of free at the point of use warning and forecast services, is tasked with developing commercial revenue. To support this we use advertising on our mobile app and we try to make this advertising as relevant as possible.

Last updated: 9 July 2013