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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

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.

Vulnerable and Special Interest Groups consultation - 2008

PWS for the Vulnerable - 2012

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

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

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

Mountain Weather Forecast Service Consultation - 2008

Weather Forecasts for National Park Authorities

Mountain Weather Forecast for the Yorkshire Dales

Mountain Weather Forecast Hazards Request from Snowdonia National Park

Mountain Weather Service Review Report

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

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 Service needs of Tourists and the Tourist Industry: Results of Consultation - 2010

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.

PWS Tornado Information Public Consultation

Report on the Met Office Tornado Watch Trial

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 the future.

Probabilities (likelihood & confidence)

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

Likelihood and Confidence Consultation

Risk and Uncertainty Consultation

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

The new Weather warnings guide was launched in March 2011.

Community Resilience

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

PWSCG Community Resiliance Demeritt Report

PWSCG response to the Demeritt Report

Met Office to take forward the agreed recommendations, as directed in the response to the Demeritt report.
Public understanding of Weather WarningsUnderstanding of Warnings

The PWSCG agreed the recommendations made at the January 2014 meeting.

Recommendations to be taken forward.

Category 2 RespondersCategory 2 Responder Community

The PWSCG agreed the recommendation made at the January 2014 meeting.

No further action required.

Avalanche Weather ServicePWS support to Avalanche Information Service

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

Consultation to be reviewed periodically.

Risk and probabilityRisk and Probability

The PWSCG agreed the recommendations made at the July 2013 meeting.

Recommendations to be taken forward.

Extreme temperatures

Extreme Temperatures

Extreme Temperatures Consultation Update Nov 2014

The PWSCG agreed that the topic would be taken forward during the 2015 Responder Workshops.
PWS Value for Money ReviewPWS Value for Money ReviewThe headline figure of £1.5billion economic benefits per annum to the UK economy will be used as evidence base for future PWS price discussions.

PWS International Products Consultation

PWS International Products ConsultationRecommendations accepted by the PWSCG.

Seasonal Forecasting Consultation

Seasonal Forecasting ConsultationRecommendations accepted by the PWSCG.

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.

Annual Public Perception Survey 2007-2011 Comparison

Annual Public Perception Survey 2012

Annual Public Perception Survey 2013

November 2014

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

February 2015

2008 onwards

NSWWS Ad-hoc Telephone Surveys

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

NSWWS Ad-Hoc Surveys - Wave 1-32 Results Comparison

NSWWS Surveys - July 2008 to Feb 2014

NSWWS Surveys - Oct 2012 to Feb 2014

When required

Last updated: May 26, 2016 3:05 PM