Met Office Weather application
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This Met Office Weather application is no longer supported and will be retired from the App Store in the next few months. To continue to access accurate forecasts from the Met Office please download our new app 'Met Office Weather’. You can access the new app through the 'More iPhone apps by Met Office' section on this page.
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What's New in Version 2.8
Its an okay app but needs a lot of improvement. Firstly, it needs an update to take advantage of the larger screen sizes on the newer iPhone models like the 6 and 6 plus. Also the app needs an overhaul to make it look more exciting. In addition, it is a bit complicated with many arrows and options; I think when you firstly download the app , it should give a quick and informative guide on how to use it and what the different symbols mean instead of having it hidden away slightly, under the 'Contact' and 'FAQs'. Furthermore, the app looks very outdated as said before it needs an overhaul/new look. The app also needs an exciting and unique feature that will stand out from the rest like a feature which suggests what kind of activities that can be done in that type of weather condition (I don't really know! Its just a suggestion). But on the other hand, the app is accurate but still could be improved on as the sun set/rise times aren't that accurate for me.
Most accurate I've seen
Used this app for over 2 years now and found it to be consistently accurate for UK weather.
Checked the forecast on it just yesterday for today and it said sunny intervals whilst friends using accuweather and other apps assured me it would rain.
Guess what it's not raining at all and there are sunny intervals.
I've had people say this app Isn't as nice looking as the apps they use but so what. I would have cancelled my BBQ if I had followed the other nicer looking apps.
Poor design, inaccurate forecasts
Considering the Met Office is supposed to be a leading forecasting organisation, this app is terribly inaccurate. The design is also old fashioned and updating appears to take a long time.
The 'severe weather warning' concept is flawed as the weather predicted is virtually never severe. Also, my local area will sometimes be shown on the map as being in the centre of a severe rain forecast, for example, but then the actual local forecast will show the entire day as dry.
I find the forecast generally is only worth looking at for the forecast an hour ahead - beyond that it is often worthless.
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- Category: Weather
- Updated: 15 December 2014
- Version: 2.8
- Size: 9.6 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Met Office
- © Copyright HMSO and Queen's Printer
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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