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New map on app

A new interactive rainfall map is among the latest improvements to the Met Office Weather app.

Since we launched our app last year we have listened carefully to what people want, regularly conducting research and reviewing analytics to understand how the app is being used.

The new interactive forecast map shows rainfall radar for the next 24 hours, and an observations map for the last six hours. Forecast intervals are hourly for the next six hours and then every three hours after that.

Observations for the past six hours are expressed in five minute intervals. You can swipe through the thumbwheel, pan and zoom at any point on the map, and view rainfall amounts for your chosen location.

Dee Cotgrove, Executive Head of Media and Communications says, “Although our app is already classed as one of the best apps of 2016 in the Google Play list, we intend to enhance it even further. Other improvements include optional notifications on days when pollen in the region is expected to be moderate, high or very high. So we can continue to develop new features, please let us know what you think of the app by contacting us at enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk.”

  • For iPhone the app is available from the App store.
  • For Android the app is available from the Google Play store.