Check out this excellent new service from the Met Office. Sign up at their

website for 'mobile services'. Once that's done, you can send a text message

on your mobile phone, and they bounce back a text message with the weather forecast!

You can set up 'favourites' like your fave windsurf beaches and get a 6-hour

forecast for that exact spot (50 pence cost). Or you can get the shipping forecast

for a certain area for just 10p.