Checking Met Office marine forecasts on your smartphone just got a lot easier, thanks to a new mobile website

The Met Office has updated its mobile website, making it much easier to check marine forecasts on your smartphone.

Boat owners can now get marine observations, shipping forecasts, and storm and gale awnings more quickly and in a more user-friendly format.

Other features of new site include high seas forecasts, UK five-day forecasts and the option to report severe weather.

The graphics-light mobile website is quicker to load and easier to access when you’re low on signal.

Derek Ryall, Head of the Public Weather Service, explained that the changes were brought about by extensive mariner feedback.

“Accurate, consistent and localised forecasts available from all devices – these were the priorities highlighted by mariners.

“With the new range of improvements, 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.”

To access Met Office forecasts on the go, head to: metoffice.gov.uk/mobile/