An external view of the Met Office building at night.

Improving our weather forecasts

What are we doing?

As we continually improve our forecasting, we are trialling a new set of weather data to underpin the forecasts on our website and mobile apps. For a limited time, you can choose to receive the new data and provide feedback to us. The trial will help to inform the data fed onto the website and app in the future.

Why are we making changes?   

We want to provide the most accurate and useful forecasts to help you understand the impact of the weather, so you can make informed decisions.

What are the benefits?

The trial data is intended to provide the following benefits:  

  • improvements to our temperature forecasts

  • more accurate weather symbols

  • greater accuracy in the likelihood of rain, hail and snow

Will the forecasts look different?

The way data is calculated has changed. We are not chaning the visual apperance of our forecasts on the website and app.