Following the success of other online comparison sites, the Met Office has launched WeighUpTheWeather.com to help travellers find the best forecast for their holiday destination. ‘Often people will find that while one website predicts it will be overcast and 20 degrees, a bit of shopping around online can quickly turn that into 26 degrees with clear blue skies,’ said John Kettley today. ‘WeighUpTheWeather.com brings all these results together, giving the customer the best choice of the weather.’
One couple using the site today were said to be delighted with the service after changing a forecast of heavy showers in southern Spain next week into one for glorious sunshine. However they were less impressed with the site’s shopping comparison facility when their search for sun umbrellas only returned offers on wellingtons and waterproofs.