The aim of the app is to enable the residents of Peterborough to obtain incredibly accurate short-term rainfall predictions specific to an individual’s journey or location, which can be planned, viewed, and saved within the app, enabling people to be more confident to walk and cycle more by taking the weather into account and hence improve their health and well-being.
This new app has been funded by Innovate UK and is being delivered by the charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University, Loughborough University and Meniscus.
The feedback from testers has been overwhelmingly positive, with many reporting that the app has been incredibly accurate in its predictions, making it very useful for planning journeys. One tester said: “I am bowled over by it, it is so much better than anything else out there for telling what is going on.”
On the day of its launch at the PECT Green Festival, simply visit the Hyperlocal Rainfall stand on Cathedral Square and download the app for free on your android phone.
Want to find out more about how it works? Join a Guided Walk with Hyperlocal Rainfall on Tuesday 16th August, 12.30pm-2.30pm. Meet at the Guildhall in Cathedral Square and join a free, leisurely walk from the city centre using the Hyperlocal Rainfall app. There’s no need to book, and the route is wheelchair accessible.
More information on the app can be found at www.pect.org.uk/HyperlocalRainfall.