Firstly, welcome to the new world of Metcheck.
The purpose of this website is to provide you with everything you need weather-wise in order to find out what happened, what's happening right now and what will happen in the future weather-wise for your location.
The most important feature is the location toolbar located at the top of every page. Once Metcheck can recognise your location, all data on the site will relate to where you live.
You can enter your location in a variety of ways, either your postal code, your town or perhaps your county. If you're not sure, then simply click on the Postcode graphic and you can select your location from a drop down list.
How to Use Metcheck
If you are new to the site then take a look at How To Use Metcheck which provides an easy interface to show you how to get the best location and forecast information.
Metcheck originally started life in 1998 as TheMonthAhead. A simple one page site with 30 days rolling weather. This became so popular we knew we needed a catchier name and Metcheck was born. Metcheck continued to grow relentlessly and after a few turbulent years we were bought out and taken over by a new management team in 2012 with the promise of taking Metcheck into the future and beyond as a global weather site which has that personal touch.
Our servers run behind the scenes 24 hours a day to provide the latest weather information from around the world.
Our data comes from a variety of sources ranging from our own weather stations, to global weather models which are then processed in order to display them in a unique and user friendly way.
So Who Owns It?
Metcheck is owned by Ben Veal (you can find his profile on linkedin). The set up of Metcheck is small teams of qualified meteorologists around the world in each of our 7 bases who then look after the site 24/7 and keep each country fully updated with any developing weather.
How do I contact Metcheck?
You can contact us from our Feedback page at the bottom of each page on the site. We don't do telephones for the simple reason that we end up with 1000 calls a day asking if it will snow. Also, by being web only we can make sure that your query is sent to an online office at any time of the day or night.
Sure, the bulk of Metcheck is computer driven, however, we also have in-house professional meteorologists who follow the latest developing weather and ensure that weather warnings, watches and front page articles can describe the developing or current weather in a way everyone can understand
Metcheck has over 1Gb of weather data flowing through its servers every day. We store over 100Mb of weather information each hour and have data stretching back to 1850!
If you can't find the information on the site, then chances are we have it lurking somewhere around the HQ, so feel free to contact us if you can't find what you see.
Metcheck is here for you to interact with. Why not send in your weather report from your area to discuss the latest weather or developing weather situations?
Metcheck has only grown and continues to grow because we do the weather the way you like it. Take a while to browse around the site and if you have any suggestions or comments then we'd love to hear them from the OTHER section of the website.