Past PWSCG Consultations

Consultation is required to determine current and future weather information requirements for the public and the responder communities.

Consultation SubjectConsultation ReportWhat happened next

Languages

The translation of weather forecasts into various languages.

Languages Consultation Report 2010 Languages consultation report 2010 (PDF, 61 kB)

Forecasts on the Met Office website are now available in English, Welsh and Scottish Gaelic.

There are currently no plans to extend this service.

Vulnerable and Special Interest Groups

Looking at the weather forecasting needs for more vulnerable groups such as children, seniors and the less able.

The Met Office are to take forward any appropriate recommendations from the 2012 report.

Revisit consultation periodically to review services.

Gardening

The provision of weather information for gardeners.

Results of Gardening Consultation 2010 Results of Gardening consultation 2010 (PDF, 116 kB)

Although recommendations were made and presented to the PWSCG it was decided that any new service would be of little benefit to the public.

No further action required.

Driving & Travelling

The provision of weather information for people driving and travelling in the UK.

Results of Driving and Travelling Consultation 2010 Results of Driving and travelling Consultation 2010 (PDF, 138 kB)

Although recommendations were made and presented to the PWSCG it was decided that any new service would be of little benefit to the public.

No further action required.

Mountain Weather Service

Review to ensure the current Mountain Weather Service is meeting the needs of the public & future developments required

The Met Office are to take forward the recommendations as detailed in the Mountain Weather Service review report.

Leisure Marine

A review of the services provided for leisure marine users.

Leisure Marine Consultation Report Leisure Marine Consultation Report (PDF, 215 kB)

Implementation of any new service by 30 November 2011.

Further consultation may be conducted as required.

Tourism

Review of the provision of weather information for tourists and the tourist industry in the UK.

Current and future Public Weather Services needs of Tourists and the Tourist Industry Current and Future Public Weather Service needs of Tourists and the Tourist Industry: Results of Consultation - 2010 (PDF, 264 kB)

Implementation of any new service by 31 March 2012.

Engagement with the tourist industry as required.

Tornado

The inclusion of tornado risk information in weather forecasts.

Discontinued Tornado Watch. Public will be warned of Tornadoes, if the risk is high enough, by means of media broadcasts and the Met Office web site.

Further consultation maybe conducted in FY1415.

Probabilities (likelihood & confidence)

Options for displaying likelihood and confidence information and the usefulness and understanding of the information.

Temperature Bars are now available on the Met Office web site.

The Met Office are to take forward the recommendation made in the Risk and Uncertainty Consultation Report.

Periodically review this consultation.

National Severe Weather Warning Service

Review to consider whether the NSWWS is meeting the needs of the public and responder communities in the UK.

Public weather warning service review Public Weather Warning Service Review (PDF, 121 kB)

The new National Severe Weather Warning Service was launched in March 2011.

Community Resilience

Use of the PWS by emergency & resilience professionals (including within communities).

PWSCG Community Resiliance Demeritt Report PWSCG Community Resiliance Demeritt Report (PDF, 1 MB)

PWSCG response to the Demeritt Report PWSCG response to the Demeritt Report (PDF, 18 kB)

Met Office to take forward the agreed recommendations, as directed in the response to the Demeritt report.
Air QualityN/A

Research to understand an appropriate service for the public.

Report by the end of 2013.

Public understanding of Weather WarningsN/A

To understand how the public use weather warnings.

Report by the end March 2014.

Category 2 RespondersN/A

Development of a reach strategy.

Consultation to continue throughout FY2013/14

Avalanche Weather Service PWS support to Avalanche Information Service PWS support to Avalanche Information Service (PDF, 41 kB)

The proposals in the PWS support to AIS report are to be taken forward.

Consultation to be reviewed periodically.

Consultation is also used to ensure the on-going usefulness of current services. This is achieved by carrying out ad-hoc and annual surveys.

DateSurvey TypeSurvey ResultsDate of next survey

2007 onwards

Public Perception Face-to-Face Survey

An annual survey carried out to gauge public perception of the Public Weather Service.

Public Perception Survey 2007 - 2011 comparison Annual Public Perception Survey 2007-2011 Comparison (PDF, 39 kB)

Annual Public Perception Survey 2012 Annual Public Perception Survey 2012 (PDF, 656 kB)

November 2013

2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 & 2013

Responder Satisfaction Telephone Survey

This survey is carried out at least every other year to gauge the responder community satisfaction with the Public Weather Service.

Responder Satisfaction Survey Comparison Responder Satisfaction Survey Comparison (PDF, 76 kB)

February 2015

2008 onwards

NSWWS Ad-hoc Telephone Surveys

Surveys are carried out after a weather warning has been issued.

NSWWS survey waves 1-32 comparison NSWWS Ad-Hoc Surveys - Wave 1-32 Results Comparison (PDF, 45 kB)

When required

Last updated: 11 November 2013