News > Weather app backed by WMO
New weather apps appear in the app store on a weekly basis but none have the auspicious backing of the World Meteorological Organization. The app known as MyWorldWeather is the mobile version of the World Weather Information Service website, a global web site presents official weather observations and forecasts for cities right around the world. It is the world's first ever location-specific weather service providing official city weather forecasts for people on the move.
MyWorldWeather was developed by the Hong Kong Observatory on behalf of the World Meteorological Organization. Equipped with location-based technology, the application detects the location where the user is located and to provide users with official city weather forecast automatically. It provides a quick search function at the same time which allows users obtaining latest official weather information of over 1,400 cities around the world.
The World Weather Information Service website is the only global website presenting official weather observations, weather forecasts and climatological information for selected cities provided by National Meteorological and Hydrological Services worldwide. It provides authoritative and reliable weather information from around the world to all internet users and media. By mid-2011, around 130 member countries supply official weather forecasts for over 1,400 cities around the world.