Smarter Weather

Smarter Weather

As the UK's national meteorological service, the Met Office provides accurate and reliable weather forecasts on TV and radio, in print, and online. You can get our forecasts wherever you go with our mobile enabled web pages and applications.

Smarter Weather is the latest addition to our offering for mobile users, complementing our existing Mobile Weather for feature phone users and the iPhone app for iPhone users. Smarter Weather provides a more graphics rich alternative for smartphone users.

Key features

  • Up-to-date weather forecasts and warnings
  • More graphics rich than Mobile Weather, but still quick and simple to use
  • Available on the move

What information is available?

  • Five day forecasts for 5000 locations
  • Regional text forecasts out to five days
  • UK text forecast out to fifteen days
  • Mountain Area Forecasts
  • Weather Warnings
  • Observations for the last 24 hours
  • Rainfall, temperature and pressure maps

How can this service be accessed?

Which phones is it compatible with?

Smarter Weather will work on any smartphone which uses a Webkit based browser.  At present the following browsers are supported:

  • Google Android
  • Web OS (e.g. newer HP phones such as Palm Pre 2)
  • Blackberry OS 6.0

Smarter Weather will also work on tablets such as the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab.

The iPhone is also supported but we would recommend you use our dedicated iPhone app.


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.


What does BETA mean?

Beta is sometimes used on new products to indicate that they are subject to more change than other products. While a product is in Beta we are especially keen to gather your comments and feedback about ways in which the product could be improved. We aim to support Beta products to the same level as non-Beta products, but there may be times when the application or data is unavailable for a little longer than normal. Products with a Beta badge are subject to development as we incorporate feedback from users.

When will Smarter Weather be compatible with more phones?

The technology used to build Smarter Weather is new and doesn't yet support all smartphones. It is hoped that more phones will be supported in the future. If your phone isn't compatible you can still use Mobile Weather, our iPhone app, our Android app, or visit the main Met Office website.

How much does it cost to use Smarter Weather

The Met Office does not charge you to access Smarter Weather 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.

Why aren't all the elements available?

Smarter Weather 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.

Should I use Smarter Weather or the iPhone app?

If you are an iPhone user we would recommend you continue to use our iPhone app.

Last updated: 27 July 2012