Met Office iPhone app tops one million downloads

More than a million people have downloaded our iPhone app, making it one of the most downloaded non-social media or gaming mobile phone applications in the country.

It is believed that its popularity now ranks it within the top five most downloaded apps for the popular handset in the UK.

Charles Ewen, head of web business at the Met Office said: “The iPhone application was one of a number of projects undertaken to help make weather information available to the public for free and the costs for many activities, including data services and design, were shared among them.

“We have just received the latest figures regarding downloads of the Met Office weather app and they now top one million. Due to its success, we are currently planning more work to make weather information available across other mobile devices, as well as upgrading the iPhone version.”

The application allows users to access the latest weather forecast for the next 5 days for their chosen location, gives severe weather warning and access to the latest UK rainfall radar imagery.

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