TECH TALK: Met Office Weather is App of the Week

App of the Week: Met Office Weather
App of the Week: Met Office Weather
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Want to know whether today will be wet, dry, really windy, or what the chance of snow is tomorrow? Get the Met Office Weather app.

The latest weather forecasts from the Met Office are available in the palm of your hand with this amazing weather app for iPhone and Android smartphones.

Downloaded by more than 4 million people so far, the app gives easy access to the most up to date and accurate, local weather forecasts and warnings, 24 hours a day, wherever you are in the UK.

The app, developed for the Met Office by Mubaloo, has recently won best app of 2012 at the Sparkies Awards.

It gives hourly forecasts for today and tomorrow and three-hourly forecastst for days three to five.

In addition to the likelihood of rain or snow, sunshine, cloud coverage and temperature, it gives the ‘feels-like’ temperature - ideal if it’s 10C but will actually feel like 3C when you account for the wind chill factor!

There are around 7,000 UK locations available, so you can check out the local weather near you, get a forecast for where you are using geolocation, and save multiple favourite locations - perhaps family and friends or weekend haunts.

Simply swipe the screen to change or add a location. You can even choose places of interest, such as the National Trust, youth hostels, national parks, beaches, sports and outdoor recreation, including football grounds, racecourses, golf clubs, show grounds and theme parks.

International locations are shown in local time, meaning the times zones automatically adjust to reflect the time zone of each location. This includes any changes in daylight saving.

Accurate, easy to read and simple to use, the app also updates automatically so it’s always displaying the latest forecast information, reflecting our hourly updates behind the scenes.

Key features include

Up to date weather forecasts from the UK’s National Weather Service

Push notifications for the UK National Severe Weather Warnings for your chosen regions

Text and maps detailing the UK National Severe Weather Warnings

Regularly updated with the latest information

Hourly UK location forecasts for the first two days with three-hourly location forecasts for days three to five

Around 7,000 UK locations to choose from

Three-hourly daily forecasts for numerous international locations

Save up to 10 favourite UK or international locations

Social media sharing so you can share forecasts with friends and family via Facebook, Twitter and email

UV forecast maps

The Met Office iPhone weather app is available free of charge.

For iPhones get it from the Apple store - CLICK HERE.

And for Android smartphones get it from Google Play - CLICK HERE.