FAQs for Windows Phone 8 app

Got a question about our weather app for Windows Phone 8? 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. The weather for each location can be viewed in the overview, 5 day forecast and 3 hourly forecast by swiping. 

What if I don't want my location services on?

You have the option to turn this off in settings (expand the app bar on the summary screen). If you turn GPS off you will need to manually add locations to be able to see forecasts. If you keep GPS on you will be able to see the forecast for your current location, as long as you are in a strong GPS area. You can see the forecasts for your favourite locations in the overview, 5 day forecast and 3 hourly forecast by swiping.

What is the weather on the first screen showing me?

The summary 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. The homepage tiles are also reflecting the daily weather value.

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 day 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?

Located in the top right of the summary screen you will see the 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. Tap the warnings indicator, to navigate to the warnings view. Tapping a warning will take you to the map view showing the areas affected. Tap the icon in the application bar to view the details of the warning.

How do I change my settings?

While on the summary screen, expand the application bar and select 'settings' to change the units used to display the temperature and wind speed.

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?

On the map view you can pan and zoom on the map to view more detailed regional information.

How much does the app cost?

The Windows Phone 8 app is free to download from the Windows Phone 8 App 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.

Last updated: 2 April 2013