Electronic archive of current publications including:
The climate guide encompasses a range of areas, from statistical records to computer model projections and climate change.
Activities and material based around the national curriculum to help teachers and students understand weather and climate.
The Met Office provides a wide range of forecasts and warnings to help the public make informed decisions about day to day activities. These include forecasts for more than 10000 locations worldwide (UK and world) and regional text forecasts within the UK as well as more specialist forecasts for leisure activities such as walking in the mountains and beach safety. In addition we provide severe weather warnings to help safeguard life and property. We make our forecasts and warnings available through a wide range of platforms including the web, mobile phones, social media and desktop widgets.
National Meteorological Library and Archive (charges for reproduction may apply please see the pricing schedule for more information). Both the Library and Archive are open to everyone and offer a range of services (please note visits to the Archive must be arranged by appointment). Met Office Library and Archive staff can conduct enquiries for historical weather information, subject to a 30 minute research limit. Please see the online catalogue for further information about the collections and information available, some of which may only be available to view on site.
The 'Weather Observations Website' (WOW) reflects recent advances in technology and how weather observations can be made. At the same time, the growing world of social networking online makes it relatively easy for anyone to get involved and share their weather observations. The Met Office is helping to co-ordinate the growth of the weather observing community in the UK, by asking anyone to submit the observations they are taking. This can be done using all levels of equipment, so there are no cost restrictions. There are no charges for using WOW. All you need to do is complete a short sign-up form.
The Met Office holds the nation's weather and climate records. We make available summaries, climate figures and some historic station data which is updated on a rolling monthly basis, around 10 days after the end of the month.
Historical data and statistics in more detail or for stations not listed may be available at a charge, please see chargeable products and services.
Re-useable data: Data Point
Data Point is a way of accessing Met Office data feeds in a format that is suitable for application developers. It is aimed at professionals, the scientific community and student or amateur developers (in fact anyone looking to re-use Met Office data within their own innovative applications).
Chargeable products and services
If the information you require is not available from the free of charge resources mentioned above, or these do not meet your bespoke requirements, additional information may be available at a charge via the Consulting and Sales Team. The team provides weather and climate consultancy, historical data and ad hoc services to various commercial sectors and the general public. They offer a large range of bespoke services tailored to individual requirements. For more information about our services, please contact our 24-hour Customer Centre.
For more information on how we calculate our charges, please see the pricing schedule.
ECOMET and its Members (including the Met Office) envisage the widest availability of basic meteorological data for re-use applications. The ECOMET web site provides full information about available data and products as well as license conditions.
Commercial Products and Services (subject to commercial charges)
The Met Office combines the latest science with ground breaking advances in technology and local understanding to deliver operational advantage to our commercial customers. Please see the links below for more detail on the products and services we offer;
Last updated: 7 August 2014