The Met Office has launched its latest addition to mobile forecasts with a specially designed app for Windows Phone 8.
Since it’s launch in the last two weeks it has garnered some very positive reviews with Windows Phone Central saying:
“We’re always pleased to see official apps hit the platform but even more so when those apps are truly useful. … this [app] stands out for a few reasons. The Met Office is the UK’s National Weather Service and is therefore the trusted supplier of weather information to everyone from the military or the man on the street”.
In addition All About Windows Phone said:
“The standout feature of the Met Office app is the quality of the data on offer…. it’s hard to think of another weather app, for Windows Phone, that provides this amount of detail for those in the UK. …Given that the Met Office app is a free download, we would strongly recommend that anyone living in the UK download it… There’s a good chance that you’ll make your friends living outside the UK rather jealous!”
The new Met Office Windows Phone 8 weather app is the latest addition to our range of products for smart phone users and provides easy access to the latest weather forecasts and warnings wherever you are, 24 hours a day.
The App gives you three hourly forecasts and five day weather predictions. In addition to the likelihood of rain or snow, sunshine, cloud coverage and temperature, it gives the “feels-like” temperature – ideal if it’s 10 °C but will actually feel like 3 °C accounting for the wind chill factor.
As well as users having access to local, up to date forecasts from the Met Office, the new weather app includes a number of features unique to Windows Phone 8. These include ‘live tiles’ reflecting the current weather at your saved location and the use of ‘augmented reality’ to overlay forecast data on the camera image of where you are facing.
The Windows 8 Toast (notification) feature also means that you will never miss a weather warning for your area, helping you to stay weather aware so that you can prepare, plan and protect yourself from the impacts of severe weather.
The Met Office Windows Phone 8 weather app is available free of charge from the Windows Phone 8 app store. We also provides Apps for Android and iPhone, available from the Apple app store and the Android Market.
- Review: Met Office (UK weather) (allaboutwindowsphone.com)
- Official Met Office App released for Windows Phone 8 (wpcentral.com)