Tap into marine forecasts on the Met Office mobile website
Sailors will be delighted to hear that marine forecasts are now available for the first time on the Met Office’s recently updated and improved mobile website.
The services features marine observations, shipping forecasts and high seas forecasts, as well as storm and gale warnings. Due to a recent investment in the latest technology, the new Met Office mobile website has the core information needed for mariners all over the UK.
Derek Ryall, Head of the Public Weather Service said that key priorities had been highlighted by mariners. “They wanted accurate, consistent and localised forecasts available from all devices. As a result of the feedback we have taken steps to make accessing warnings and forecasts from the Met Office easier than ever before.
“With the new range of improvements to our mobile app, mobile website and main website during the year, mariners will be able to access up to the minute information that will help to keep them safe and prepared whether on or off-shore.”
What’s on offer?
The mobile website is a graphics-light version of the main Met Office web site and includes the following content:
• Marine forecasts and observations
• NSWWS warnings
• UK 5-day forecasts
• UK observations
• Latest Met Office news
• Latest video forecast
• ‘Report severe weather’ – a link to the mobile WOW site for people to input weather impact information
• Links with social media
The Met Office is the UK’s National Weather Service, providing 24x7 world-renowned scientific excellence in weather, climate and environmental forecasts and severe weather warnings for the protection of life and property.
For more information visit www.metoffice.gov.uk