People will soon be able to check out the weather forecast for their street.

A new £1.2billion Met Office supercomputer can pinpoint conditions to within 100 metres.

Chief executive Prof Penny Endersby said the accurate ­forecasts would initially be used to help predict flooding and monitor storms.

Prof Endersby revealed: “It will enable us to give ever-more accurate forecasts. Some of that will be around the ability to run models at a really fine level.

“We will start with big cities and the intention is to be able to relocate it anywhere in the world.”

The technology will be used by city planners to help guide building design. It will also give airports and renewable energy companies detailed predictions of fog and “wind droughts”.

It will ­allow airlines to take ­advantage of favourable conditions, improving fuel efficiency.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said: “The new supercomputer will act as a catalyst for unlocking new skills, technologies and jobs.

“And all as part of our efforts to create a cleaner future.”

The UK’s national weather service will launch the project next year with technology ­provided by Microsoft.

Clare Barclay, of the tech firm, said: “Supercomputing means we can improve forecasting and help tackle climate change.”

In UK Weather news, the recent warm weather is set to continue as the second weekend of pubs being open approaches.

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Temperatures should reach 15C with highs of 16C on Thursday giving Brits even more time to relax and soak up the sun.

So far this month it has been particularly dry with the Met Office reporting that up to April 20, the UK as a whole had only recorded 18% of its average April rainfall – so much for those April Falls.

However, what was lost in rain was gained in cold with many places seeing at least twice as many frosty nights this April than seen on average.

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