Hyperlocal Rainfall

The independent charity PECT has teamed up with Meniscus, Anglia Ruskin University, and Loughborough University to launch a brand new app called Hyperlocal Rainfall, funded by Innovate UK.

The project has launched a brand new phone app that will help people to make informed decisions about travel and outdoor activity, by providing 5-minute predictions and hyper-localised weather forecasts, enabling users to walk and cycle more by taking the weather into account and hence improve their health and wellbeing.

“By delivering very accurate rainfall forecasts specific to a location or planned journey, this project looks to help residents when they are walking and cycling or getting outdoors,” explains Project Officer Jennie Orrell. 

The project uses a combination of real time radar-based rainfall data with real time wind speed and direction data, in addition to historic rainfall information to deliver these predictions, which will be made available to residents via a free mobile phone app.

To find out more, call Jennie Orrell on 01733 866437 or email jennie.orrell@pect.org.uk.

The app is now available to download for free from Google Play. Simply search for 'Hyperlocal Rainfall'.

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