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31 August 2017 The UK Met Office began to provide RP5 website and application with weather forecasts based on the new weather prediction model (PS39).
The above-mentioned forecasts are prepared by the Met Office on the Cray XC40 supercomputer the capability of which is the most powerful in the world dedicated to weather. The final phase of the supercomputer was successfully installed in December 2016. See “Cray XC40” and “Installation of the final phase of the Met Office Supercomputer”.
The Office expects that the improved physical model, more detailed observational data (primarily from space satellites), better representation of shorelines and topography and improved forecasts of tropical cyclone trajectories will increase the accuracy of weather forecasts.

24 August 2017 We have released a new version of the application “rp5 (Reliable Prognosis)” for Android.
What's New
Fault-tolerance of the application is enhanced.
1. Scrolling is improved in the latest versions of Android.
2. Hanging of the app interface during a slow or unstable Internet connection is fixed.
You can install the app from
1) the website (rp5) : the heading of the webpage -> Apps(i) -> *.apk-file
(in most cases it is convenient for those users who have been blocked from downloading files from Google Play)
or
2) Google Play

19 April 2017 Sea surface temperature observations from 103 coastal weather stations located in 20 countries of Europe, South-West Asia, North Africa and the Middle East are available now. These countries are Algeria, Bulgaria, the UK, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Egypt, Jordan, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Tunisia, Turkey, France, Croatia, Montenegro. For example, Varna (Bulgaria), Rhodes (Greece), Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Venice (Italy), Casablanca (Morocco), Cannes and Nice (France) , Split (Croatia), Bar (Montenegro).

4 April 2017 We have released a new version of the application “rp5 (Reliable Prognosis)” for Android.
What's New
- The value of the current temperature is now available in the status bar and in the notification area.
- Internet traffic is minimized.
- Updating has become much quicker.
- There are improvements in the work with the location list.
- 6 new widgets with photos of spring nature are available.
- The app allows to change languages.
You can install the app either from
1) the website (rp5) : the heading of the webpage -> Apps(i) -> *.apk-file
or
2) Google Play


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