Met Office mountain forecasts are now available in simplified mobile versions

Met Office mountain forecasts are now available in simplified mobile versions

A simplified mountain weather forecast website is now available for mobile users from the national weather forecasting agency.

The Met Office main mountain forecast is heavily reliant on graphics which can be slow to load in areas with poor mobile phone coverage.

But the new version is a graphics-light version more suited to outdoor fans accessing the vital information via their mobile phones and other mobile devices.

Weather forecasts are available on the mobile site for the Brecon Beacons, Lake District, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, western Highlands, eastern Highlands and Snowdonia.

The mobile site also has surface pressure charts, severe weather warnings and UK five-day forecasts.

Derek Ryall, head of the public weather service, said: “Accurate, consistent and localised forecasts available from all devices – these were the priorities highlighted by ramblers.

“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, hikers will be able to access up-to-the-minute information that will help to keep them safe and prepared whether on or off the mountains.”

The mountain forecasts can be seen on the Met Office mobile website.

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