Weather and forecasts
Questions and answers
Yes, you can see the guide by clicking on the blue '?' symbol (next to the blue 'Key' symbol) on the map section of the forecast pages. Alternatively click the link below to visit our weather information page
Yes, you can see the guide by clicking on the blue '?' symbol (next to the blue 'Key' symbol) on the map section of the weather warnings pages. Alternatively click the link below to visit our weather warnings information page.
Firstly, ensure you are looking at the latest picture by pressing Ctrl and Reload/refresh. The weather symbols are valid for the time shown above the map. The associated text should always be read as this will expand and amplify the graphic. The regional text forecasts are updated twice a day at approximately 04:00 and 16:00, unless there is a significant change in the forecast when it will be updated to reflect the change. The 6 to 15 and 16 to 30 day Outlooks are updated once a day at approximately 12:00.
Get the latest forecast or observations for the UK or around the world from the Met Office weather pages, under the Weather tab. The past weather pages also give a brief overview of the climate of various regions round the world.
The Met Office weather pages can be found at www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/
However, if you want detailed climate values for a specific place try World Climate. You can enter a location when prompted and this then provides long-term average values for daily maximum and overnight minimum temperatures, also rainfall, on a monthly basis. Remember that these are averages and that there can be significant variations from these figures.