On 7th December we made some improvements to the Weather landing page (the page you come to when first visiting the site) and the location pages.
We made the 'Find a Forecast' box more prominent on the landing page, and provided a new map giving a snapshot of the weather across the UK alongside a written overview of the day's weather.
On the location pages, the 5-day forecast is now the default option and time is displayed vertically to make it easier to view the weather trend over the coming hours or days.
Why have you made these changes?
The weather website was relaunched in February 2009 when we changed the site structure as well as the design to focus on presenting the forecast as clearly as possible and to increase the speed and frequency with which we could update it.
The new layout of the five day forecast.
Since February we continued to make improvements behind the scenes to make the site quicker to load and more reliable. We also continued to move content to the new site, such as the Monthly Outlook. The latest improvements are visibly more noticeable than others we've made since February.
These are part of our continuing effort to make the site clearer and easier to use, whether you want a quick snapshot of the current forecast or want more detailed information about the weather conditions.
As we said then, we are always looking at ways to improve the site and since February we have been listening to your feedback. Based on what we heard we are now making these improvements to the site.
Where have the Summary/UV Pollen and Pollution/Sunrise and Sunset times gone?