Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Aerodrome Weather Warnings Service?
As part of the arrangements for Met services in the UK provided on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority, aerodrome weather warnings have been provided for a number of years.
As inclement weather can have impacts at all sizes of aerodromes, this service is provided for a wide range of UK aerodromes.
Following extensive consultation undertaken by the CAA with the aviation industry, it has been decided to make changes to the service to create a new, cost effective, holistic, and network orientated Aerodrome Weather Warnings Service (AWWS), that can be easily available to the widest range of aviation users, including general aviation pilots.
What aerodrome warnings are provided?
All warnings will continue to be provided in the standardised text format.
When are warnings issued?
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How can I view the Aerodrome warnings?
The new AWWS remains free at the point of use for all users and can be accessed using the Met Office's existing products, including OpenRunway, MetText and OHWeb. Additionally, warnings will be displayed via the new General Aviation web briefing service. Access to this service is straightforward and allows subscribers to view warnings on a map based view, (indicated by a red triangle) or when looking at the detail of an individual aerodrome location.
You can access our GA services webpage here.
How can I be alerted about Aerodrome warnings for selected aerodromes?
In addition to viewing Aerodrome Warnings, from 27 October 2015 it will also be possible to set your own preference to receive aerodrome warnings for up to 2 aerodromes by email. This will be achieved using the Aerodrome warning alerts menu option available under Settings menu under the General Aviation briefing service.
This will also allows users to change their delivery e-mail address at any time.
NB. It is the registered users responsibility to ensure their ability to receive email alerts. The Met Office does not guarantee delivery to individual end points.
Which aerodromes/airports will get the enhanced service?
Enhanced service AWWS will be provided for the following aerodromes/airports: See the full list here. (PDF, 7 kB)
Which aerodromes/airports will get the basic service?
Basic service AWWS will be provided for the following aerodromes/airports: See the full list here. (PDF, 11 kB)
Last updated: 16 October 2015