UK & Worldwide Weather
Reviews and ratings of quality, hand-picked, UK websites
The Met Office
Headers: Past weather, Latest weather, Forecast weather, Satellite, Tropical cyclones, Seasonal forecasts
The Met Office gives 5 day local forecasts for the UK and worldwide. Lots of weather related information as you would expect, including educational resoures, climate statistics worldwide, information on tropical cyclones, satellite imagery, climate prediction and seasonal forecasts.
Headers: UK Weather, World Weather, Climate Change, Sports Weather, Marine, Weatherwise, Features, Message Board, Calculators, Webcam
The BBC gives UK and worldwidewide forecasts for the next 5 days, plus the shipping forecast (of course!). There is also a lot of weather information from climate change to how the weather works to how to build your own weather station. There is also a fairly detailed sports weather section, covering events worldwide.
Headers: UK weather, World weather, Satellite, Weather Chart, F1 weather, Football weather
Itv provide 5 day local forcasts for the whole of the UK plus 5 day forecasts for selected cities worldwide. As you can gather from the headers, they are particularly strong on football weather where they give a detailed hour by hour forecast for each stadium area on match days. They also give detailed forecasts for F1 events.
Headers: UK Weather
Nicely laid out 7 day forecasts for the UK plus a long range (8-14 days) forecast. Lots of features including a weather forum, gallery, PDA and WAP facilities. You can also access paid for premium services.
Headers: Forecasts, Charts & Data, Winter, Forums
This is a UK based weather website with 10 day local forecasts for your nearest city plus monthly outlook for the whole country. Excellent satellite images plus a host of useful information. There is even a very active forum. Excellent site.
Headers: Local Forecast, Current Weather, Satellite, Severe Weather, National Overview, Hour-by-Hour, Tides, Maps, World, Bloggers, 15 Day Forecast, Interest Areas
Accuweather gives 5 and 15 days local forecasts for the UK and Ireland plus 5 days forecasts worldwide. They also have a lot of weather related information such as tide times, satellite images, pollen forecasts plus weather information for health, sailing, mountain and astronomy.
The Weather Channel
Headers: Local, Climate, Maps, Health, Travel, Sports, Work, Rest & Play, Business Services
The Weather Channel (associated with the Travel Channel) gives 10 day local forecasts for the whole of the UK as well as climate statistics, pollen maps, skin protection and weather related aches and pains. They also have a worldwide ski guide plus a boating and beach guide for the whole of the UK and selected European locations.
The Weather Outlook
Headers: UK Forecasts, Data, Community, Other
Regional, national forecasts and major city forecasts available up to 28 days! (Not sure how accurate these are!) Not a huge amount of detail given but all the basics are there.
UK Hydrographic Office - Easytide
Headers: Tidal predictions
Easytide, run by the Admiralty, provides a free, 7 day, online tidal prediction service for over 6000 ports worldwide, including all UK seaside locations. The predictions include high/low water heights and times displayed in table form and graphically. There is a printer friendly version of each search available for download.
Headers: Forecasts, Current Weather, History, Climate, Water Temp, Ligthning, Webcam, Football, Radar, Travel, Maps, Satellite, Sailing, Expert Maps, Tropical Storms, Snow Reports, UV Index, WeatherMail
6 day weather forecasts for the weather worldwide, but you cannot specify your town, only regions and major cities are displayed. In addition to weather forecasts, there is a whole host of other information on the site from satellite images to football weather forecasts.
Headers: Wind direction, Wind strength, Temperature, Temp - Dew, Pressure, Weather, Visibility
Excellent, fast loading, specialist weather web site. XCWeather give detailed wind maps of the UK.
Headers: Find Weather, Ski, Snow Watch, Flight Status, Garden, Pollen Season, Desktop Weather
Choose your country and then navigate to your town for a 5 day weather forecast plus an extended 6-10 weather forecast. You can get your weather forecast via email, or, if you a real weather junkie, you can download a free desktop weather indicator wich you can set for your local area.
Headers: Forums, Weather Warnings, Weather News, UKwwReference
If you like to talk about the weather (and don't we all?) then this is perfect. Very active forums plus lots of weather related articles and news.