Met Office Weather
By Met Office
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Make sure you stay one step ahead of the weather with the new Met Office Weather app.
Plan your day, wherever you are in the world, with the latest daily weather forecasts and UK severe weather warnings – direct from the Met Office, the UK’s national weather service.
- Get the most up-to-date and accurate weather forecast information available for the next seven days.
- Easily plan and prepare for all weather eventualities.
- Stay safe with advance warnings of severe weather conditions in the UK, as soon as warnings are issued.
- See the weather across your favourite locations in one simple view.
- Access a seven-day weather forecast, available for many locations across the globe.
- Choose between a daily or hourly forecast snapshot for your current and saved locations, providing an at-a-glance view of the weather.
- Personalise your forecasts and see how the weather could affect your day by saving multiple locations.
- Stay up-to-date with hourly forecasts for the next two days and with three-hourly forecasts available for the next three to seven days.
- Subscribe to push notifications and receive important alerts for the latest UK severe weather warnings – including snow, strong winds, ice, fog and rain forecasts.
- UK national weather forecast video
- UK rainfall map video including both forecast and radar observations
- Probability of rain, sleet, snow, hail, and drizzle
- Actual temperature and ‘feels like’ temperature
- UK National Severe Weather Warnings
- Wind speed, direction and gusts
- Sunrise and sunset times
- Pollen and air pollution forecasts
- Pollen push notifications
- Regional forecasts
- The ability to change your unit settings for temperature and wind speed
- UV Index
We will continue to regularly update and improve the app. To do that, we need your help, so please share your feedback directly with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The app is designed to work on iOS 8, iOS 9 and iOS 10.
This app is ad-supported.
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About the Met Office
The Met Office is the UK’s national weather service and a world leader in providing weather and climate services. Recognised as one of the world’s most accurate forecasters, we use more than 10 million weather observations, an advanced atmospheric model and a high performance supercomputer to create 3,000 tailored forecasts and briefings every single day. We are also responsible for the UK National Severe Weather Warning Service, mandated by Government, which aims to give advance warning of extreme weather to the public. See www.metoffice.gov.uk for more information.
What's New in Version 1.7
What’s New in Version 1.7
Having listened to feedback for this app, this release includes the option to choose between a daily or hourly forecast snapshot setting for your current and saved locations.
Ugly, bordering on confusing.
The previous Met Office app was one of my favourites, I used it daily. One of the best things was that it was easy to read and build a picture of the weather over the course of a day. This new design makes it very difficult to read the weather for your area.
The main problem is that the app now lets you see all of your saved areas on one screen. This is painted as an improvement, but it's really not. I find it hard to believe that anything other than a very slim minority have much use for seeing more than one location at a time. It's not as though it was hard to swipe between locations on the old app.
I'm sorry, but this is just awful design. It's a shame, but I won't be paying for the ad-free version. I doubt I'll continue using this.
Accurate but Weirdly Designed
When I load a weather app, I expect a home screen which shows me what the weather will be doing in the next 24 hours or next week, but instead this app favours the next few hours at multiple locations. Also, knowing when sunrise and sunset are is incredibly important for photography, and a common, easily accessible feature on other weather apps. It's great that you can customise the home screen, but in reality most people don't need a national forecast, just a local one. The forecasts themselves are much more accurate than Dark Sky, which has become unreliable recently, but their user interface is SO much better!
I have used the previous Met Office app on my phone for a few years. I always found it accurate and it had a good amount of useful additional info such as sunrise and sunset. The UI felt a little dated - but that was all that needed tweaking. Instead the Met Office have gone for a completely new app. If you're a completely new user that may be OK, but I'm still struggling a bit to get used to where everything is. But the biggest flaw, and the reason I am going to be removing the app until a fix, is that it is a battery killer if you leave it running in the background. In less than 3 hours, and not using the phone for much else, my battery has dropped to 75%. (iPhone 6)