Gadgets or widgets are a category of mini-application designed to provide information, useful lookup, or enhance an application or service on your PC. The Met Office has developed weather gadgets for Windows Vista, Mozilla Firefox and iGoogle.
Weather gadget for Windows Vista
The Windows Vista gadget is accessed via the Vista sidebar. The latest weather report is shown at first, more information can be scrolled through on flyouts.
Weather gadget for Mozilla Firefox
On Mozilla Firefox, the information is presented in a sidebar and you can choose which elements to show and hide.
Weather gadget for iGoogle
Get the latest weather information on your iGoogle home page with the Met Office iGoogle gadget.
- Keep up to date with weather information whilst working on other tasks
- Updated hourly or when warnings are issued
- Link to the Met Office website for more detail
- Free to download
What information is available?
Latest observation for your preferred location
Forecast for today and tomorrow for your preferred region
Latest radar image for the UK
Latest infrared satellite
Latest infrared satellite image for the UK
Areas are coloured in your preferred region when severe or extreme weather is expected today
In addition, a warning symbol on the header when severe or extreme weather is expected in any region in the next 5 days
Sea areas gale warnings
Sea areas coloured red when gale warnings in force
Inshore waters strong wind warnings
Coastal waters coloured red when strong wind warnings in force
Use of Met Office weather gadgets
Met Office weather gadgets is a free service offered by Met Office for personal and non-commercial use only.