An external view of the Met Office building at night.

Improving our weather forecasts

New data is now live

We are always working to improve our forecasts. We recently trialled a new set of weather data to support the forecasts on our website and mobile apps. This was successful and so the new data is now part of all our forecasts.


What is different?

The way the data is calculated has changed. We are not changing the visual appearance of our forecasts on our website and app.

The main benefits of the new data are:

  • improvements to our temperature forecasts
  • more accurate weather symbols
  • greater accuracy in the likelihood of rain, hail and snow